Beatrice Williams

VARDAMAN - Beatrice Edna Ashby Williams, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born May 16, 1921, in Vardaman to James Ira Ashby and Frances "Fannie" Parker Ashby. She was a retired practical nurse and a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Calhoun City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Smith officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Williams Manning and her husband, Wade, of San Bernardino, Calif.; two sons, Terry Williams and his wife, Jeanne, of Salem, Ore., and Stanley Williams of San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Williams, and four sisters, Ruth Alexander, Jean Shissler, Dora Harrelson and Mable "Dixie" Carpenter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Williams, Steve Williams, Harold Merchant, Roger Merchant, Gene Carpenter, Roger Carpenter, Troy Manning, Scott Manning, Henry Lee Taylor, Bill Davis and James T. Blue.

Guy Baker

BANNER - Guy Baker, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was born Jan. 26, 1920, to John Scud Baker and Stella Clyde Vanwinkle Baker. He was a retired farmer, a member of Banner Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Rex Ard and the Rev. John Gray officiating. Burial will be in Banner Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lila Faye Edwards Baker of Banner; a daughter, Lola Catherine Jones of Red Oak, Texas; two sons, Thomas Edwin Baker of Bruce and James Ellis Baker of Banner; a sister, Thelma Dacus of Tyler, Texas; a brother, Clyde Ray Baker of Bruce; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Donald Camp, Thomas Camp, Carl Baker, Dennis Baker, Paul Baker and Dan Baker.

Charlene Portera

WEST POINT - Charlene Mills Portera, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1930, in West Point to the late Charles Mills and the late Ada Russell Mills Nash. She was the retired co-owner of Portera Brothers Turkey Farms and an Episcopalian.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in West Point with Father John Vollor officiating. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Carmen Peter Portera of West Point; a daughter, Salvatrice Blake of Long Beach; a sister, Mary Vaughan of Biloxi; three grandchildren.

Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

Archie

Weatherspoon

DORSEY - Archie Lee Weatherspoon, 74, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee of Super Sagless.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Perry Carrol officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Jean Weatherspoon; a stepson, John Ford of Tupelo; two daughters, Evelyn Weatherspoon, and Linda Foote and her husband, Willie, of Verona; three sisters, Mildred Palmer of Chicago, and Catherine Lyles and Christine Bolden, both of Detroit, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emanuel and Tennessee Weatherspoon; three brothers two sisters; and a daughter-in-law.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home.

Lillie Terry Foster

AMORY - Lillie Terry Foster, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a long illness. She was born March 25, 1914, in Houston to Jim and Pearl Stagg Terry. She lived in Amory for the past 30 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Apostolic Church of Amory. She married Jessie Franklin Foster in August 1930; he died in 1994. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren very much.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Bethel Apostolic Church in Amory with Bro. Coy Hill, Bro. Charles James, Bro. Steve Blaylock and Bro. Stanley Blaylock officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include five sons, Ervin Foster, Grady Foster and his wife, Merdie, the Rev. William Foster and his wife, Levana, and John Foster and his wife, Offie, all of Amory, and Roy Foster and his wife, Joyce, of Nettleton; a daughter, Louise Foster Mills and her husband, Donald, of Nettleton; four brothers, Ervin Terry and Early Terry, both of Nettleton, Winfrey Terry of Aberdeen, and Jack Cannon of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Alruth Blachett of Bruce and Leeone Blachett of Hamilton, Ala.; 26 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Lonnie Foster; and a daughter-in-law, Helen Foster.

Pallbearers will be Tony Head, Dewayne Foster, Bobby Lee Foster, Michael Shane Foster, Timothy Parish, Jason Foster, Eric Wiggington, Charles Foster, Steve Hunt, B.J. Phillips and David Randall Jr.

Her great-grandsons will be honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be this morning at the funeral home. Visitation will move to the Bethel Apostolic Church in Amory at 1 p.m. until service time.

Ora Mae Johnson

IUKA - Ora Mae Johnson, 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jerry Copley officiating.

Survivors include a brother, Cecil Johnson of Iuka; two sisters, Ruthie Arnell Lambert and Ruby Letchworth, both of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Clyde Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Talmidge Powers, Raymond White, Kermit Letchworth, James White, Billy Wilson and Bryan Powers.

Mable Clayton

HOLLY SPRINGS - Mable Hestella Brent Clayton, 87, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Alliance Health Care Systems in Holly Springs. She was born April 17, 1914, in Hickory Flat to the late Chester P. and Hattie Bell Wilson Brent. She was a homemaker and a member of Glenfield Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. William Irwin and the Rev. John Bedford officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, James O. Clayton of Holly Springs; three daughters, Louise Whisenant of Holly Springs, Hester Bedford of Travellers Rest, S.C., and Dorothy Thomas of New Albany; three sisters, Christine Eaton of Okolona, Clara Holey of Atlanta and Edna Smith of Chickasaw, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Hattie Eaton; three brothers, Thomas, W.C. and James Brent; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Whisenant.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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

Edna Bumgardner

AMORY - Edna Jones Bumgardner, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at her home in Amory. She was born July 22, 1921, in New Hope, Ala., to Charles and Mamie Pennington Jones. She was a former resident of Guntersville, Ala., and a resident of Amory since 1983. She was a retired health care worker and a member of Amory Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel in New Hope, Ala., with Bro. Bernard Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Whitaker Cemetery in New Hope, Ala. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of local arrangements. New Hope Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Everett Stapler Jr. of Donaldson, La.; two daughters, Bobbie Tibbett of Amory and Carolyn Butler of Grant, Ala.; three brothers, Alford Jones, Telford Jones and Melvin Jones, all of New Hope, Ala.; three sisters, Retha Atchley of Grant, Ala., Pauline Kerbo of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Veda Hughes of Fairhope, Ala.; her grandchildren, Cameron Stapler and Chad Stapler, both of Gonzales, La., LaWayne Butler and Cindy Butler, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Kristy Butler of Grant, Ala., Manda Burnett of Starkville and Deanna Tibbett of Amory; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Bumgardner; her parents; and a brother, Norman Jones.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at New Hope Funeral Home in Hew Hope, Ala.

James Jones

OKOLONA - James Earl Jones, 36, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, as the result of an automobile accident in Monroe County. He was born Feb. 28, 1965, in Aberdeen to Willis Ray and Sara Elizabeth Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen and a Baptist.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at New Hope Cemetery in the Parham community with the Rev. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lorie Ann Harlow Jones of Okolona; two sons, James Earl Jones II and Dustin Ray-August Jones of Okolona; his parents; three sisters, Bonnie Davis of Aberdeen, Cynthia Cruse of Wren and Barbara Evans of Becker; three brothers, Donald Jones of Columbus, and Ronnie Jones and Billy Crawley, both of Aberdeen.

Pallbearers will be John Cruse, Mark Pace, David Harrington, Chuck Smith, Jerry Evans, Gregory Ruffin and Ray Reeves.

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Cedars Health Center after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 9, 1923, to the late Burton Compton and Vicie West Snipes. She was the widow of Lamar Kelly, who died Sept. 1, 2000. She was the owner of Mary's Beauty Shop in Verona. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Verona, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was a member of the Verona Lioness Club.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Jim Futral and the Rev. Wayne Frederick officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Beasley of Verona and Shelby Williams and her husband, Dick, of Palmetto; two sisters, Lula Grubbs of Harrisburg, Ark., and Effie Frederick of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; four sisters, Sarah Barnes, Willie Pannell, Lillian Frederick and Ruby Frederick; a brother, B.C. Snipes; a son-in-law, Don Beasley; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan Roberts and Donald Charles Beasley.

Connie C. Cowart

PONTOTOC - Connie "Mr. C." Cowart, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was born May 29, 1924, in Monroe County to W.C. and Ilar Lee Sandlin Cowart. He grew up in the Bethlehem community. He graduated from Smithville School, where he played basketball. He was a police officer in Memphis for many years. He also was a farmer and a member of the Naval Reserve. He had lived in Pontotoc for 20 years and attended the Algoma Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Don Smith and the Rev. Owen Hitchcock officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Monroe County.

Survivors include his brother, Kenneth Coward of Greenwood Springs; two sisters, Wilma Cowart of Greenwood Springs and Marie Johnson of Starkville; special friends, Jesse and Yvonne French of Pontotoc; two daughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family members, church members and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Virginia M. Helms

COURTLAND - Virginia M. Helms, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home in Courtland. She was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Panola County to H.V. and Martha Styers Mothershed. She was a retired teacher's assistant for South Panola Schools in Batesville and a member of Eureka United Methodist Church at Courtland.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Eureka United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Buell and the Rev. G.W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Eureka Private Cemetery at Courtland. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Carson L. Helms of Courtland; a daughter Janice Helms Wardlaw of Grenada; five sons, Clay Gaines, Danny Gaines and Ron Helms, all of Courtland, Earl Helms of LaVonia, Ga., and Falcon Helms of Pope; three sisters, Mary Helms Wright of Decatur, Ala., Robbie Helms Gooch of Hernando and Louise Helms Harmon of Tumbling Shoals, Ark.; a brother, William "Bill" Mothershed of Sardis; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

Talese Whiteside

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Lanona Talese Whiteside, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home in Clarksville, Tenn. She was born July 16, 1924, in Mooreville to John L. and Elvie Weaver Whiteside. She graduated from East Tupelo High School and Murray State University in Murray, Ky. She was a Civil Service employee for 40 years. She worked at the Veterans Administration Regional Office in Lexington, Ky., and the Veterans Administration Guidance Center in Murray, Ky. She transferred to the Department of the Army, Ordnance Division, at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 1953. She transferred to the Engineer Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., and retired from there as a Support Services supervisor in 1984. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in Tupelo; the College of Business and Public Affairs Alumni Society of Murray State University; and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees of Clarksville, Tenn.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at Priceville Cemetery with the Rev. Tim McMillan officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a niece, Mary Ann Marcy Ford, and her husband, Edward "Ed" Ford of Tupelo; three great-nieces, Cynthia "Cindy" Gail Carroll and her husband, Greg, of Tupelo, and Anita Kay Ford Cummings and Talisa Ann Ford Newman, both of Greenville, S.C.; four great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Larue Whiteside Marcy.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today at W.E. Pegues-Jefferson Street Chapel.

Lia Isom

HOLLY SPRINGS - Elizabeth "Lia" Jones Isom, 80, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at her home in Holly Springs. She was a homemaker and a member of Isom Chapel CME Church of Holly Springs, where she was a member of the Mothers Board and the Usher Board. She was the widow of Floyce Isom Sr.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Isom Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Joe T. Lester 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 four daughters, Bernice Snow and Myra E. Isom, both of Holly Springs, Lorise Myatt of Memphis and Florine Isom of Huntington, N.Y.; 12 sons, Floyce Isom Jr., Elmer Isom, Eugene Isom and James E. Isom, all of Holly Springs, Henry L. Isom and Joe D. Isom, both of Red Banks, Winston Isom of Ashland, Wilfred Isom of Atlanta, and Adell Isom, Marvell Isom, Cassie Bell Isom and Edward L. Isom, all of Memphis; a sister, Fannie Briggs of Memphis; four brothers, Walter Jones, Sammie L. Turner and W.C. Turner, all of Memphis, and John Edward Turner of Chicago; her father, Levi Jones of Holly Springs; 40 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday at the church. Thee will be no viewing after the eulogy.

Javonn Tucker

BLUE MOUNTAIN - Javonn Jerrell Tucker, newborn, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John M.B. Church Cemetery of Ripley. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his father, the Rev. Jonathan Tucker, and his mother, Scherrita L. Tucker, of Blue Mountain; a brother, Jonathan Tucker II of Blue Mountain; a sister, Joshanae Tucker of Blue Mountain; his grandparents, Larry Tucker of Tiplersville, Albert and Mary Lockett of Blue Mountain, and Micheal and Alberta Rutherford of Blue Mountain; his great-grandmother, Bessie Spears of Milwaukee, Wis.

Raborn Flanagan Jr.

BELVILLE, Mich. - Raborn Flanagan Jr., 52, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001. He was a member of Ypsilanti Baptist Church. He was a veteran and the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medla and the Purple Heart.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with Dan Young and Warren Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Tishomingo.

Survivors include his father, Raborn Tulon Flanagan of Dennis; a son, Raborn Flanagan III of Portland, Tenn.; a brother, Robert Wade Flanagan of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Deborah McKnight and husband, Larry, of Clintwood, Va., and Patricia Helton and husband, Rodney, of Belville, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delphia Flanagan, and a brother, Ralph Flanagan.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

J.H. Ballentine

SARDIS - J.H. Ballentine, 71, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired Panola County employee for Beat 2 and 5. He was a member of Mt. Gillion M.B. Church at Sardis.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery at Sardis. Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Earnestine Winston and Debbie Ballentine, both of Chicago, and Deborah Bean and Jackie Lee, both of Batesville; three sons, Fred Fondren of Mt. Vernon, Ga., Calvin McGhee of Freeport, Ill., and Roosevelt Lee of Batesville; two sisters, Josephine Fondren of Sardis and Annie Ruth Hands of Batesville; six brothers, James Ballentine of Sardis, Alex Ballentine of Chicago, Archie Ballentine of Des Moines, Iowa, Mack Arthur Ballentine of Detroit, Mich., Cecil Ford of Batesville and Joe Ballentine of Chicago; his mother, Josephine Ballentine of Batesville; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Jessie Mills

FULTON - Jessie "Did" Martin Mills, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Woodrow Mills and the daughter of the late W.F. and Maggie Sheffield Martin.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Grover Laird and Bro. Mack Todd officiating. Burial will be in Keyes Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Wyatt Mills and wife, Sue, of Columbus, and Jimmie Dale Mills of Tupelo; one nephew, M.B. Gurley of Fulton; one niece, Sue Mayes of Whiteville, N.C.; two special nieces, Brooke and Debbie Reeves of Fulton; a special friend, Jewel Page; five grandsons, Sonny, Matt, Tim, Mark and Scott Mills; a granddaughter, Michele Jones; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Magdalene Gurley.

Pallbearers will be Steve Chesnutt, Bill Bates, Curtis Reeves, Joe Gurley, William Vinson and Robert Gilmore.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Josh A. Peeples

EUPORA - Josh A. Peeples, 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at Webster Health Services in Eupora. He was born June 4, 1919, in Webster County. He was a rural mail carrier for the Eupora Post Office for more than 35 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eupora.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William S. Stewart and the Rev. Riley Brown officiating. Burial will be in Eupora City Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Sara Cloy of Meadville and Ruth Wilson of Alamagordo, N.M.; a special friend and caregiver, Jessie Faye Hunter.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam, and a son, Andy.

Amanda Lansdell

PONTOTOC - Amanda Lansdell, 13, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was a native of New Albany and a resident of Pontotoc most of her life. She was a seventh grade student at the Pontotoc Junior High School and a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church in Pontotoc. She enjoyed music.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Eddie Wren officiating. Burial will be in the Pontotoc City Cemetery.

Survivors include her father and stepmother, Bob and Denise Lansdell of Pontotoc; her mother and stepfather, Carla and Jeffrey Jones of Pontotoc; two sisters, Leslie Ann Lansdell of Michigan and Ashely Nikole Johnson of Pontotoc; two brothers, John Michael Foreman of Blue Springs and Walker Cordell Jones of Pontotoc; her grandparents, Gene and Barbara Ann Lansdell of Indian Hills community, James Dean of Amory, Doris Dean of Pontotoc, and Faye Hamblin and her husband, Danny, of Blue Springs; her great-grandmother, Dora Ruple of Amory.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Johnny McNutt, and her great-grandmother, Lorene McNutt.

Pallbearers will be Josh Lansdell, Earl Jackson, Keith Smith, Henry Bryant, Houston Dill and Dan Shaklin.

Honorary pallbearers will be the staff and her friends at Pontotoc Junior High School.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today.

Glenda Maxey

SHERMAN - Glenda Annette Killough Maxey, 39, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1962, in Alcorn County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Church in Sherman.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Merl Dixon and the Rev. Dewayne Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Bobby Maxey of Sherman; a daughter, Angie Russell and her husband, Joseph, of Sherman; a son, Jervis Maxey of Sherman; her father, the Rev. J.C. Killough of Rienzi; two brothers, Dewayne Killough and his wife, Beth, of Rienzi, and David Killough and his wife, Missy, of Biggersville; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev. Robert and Florence Maxey of the Evergreen community; her grandmother, Maggy Killough of Corinth; a grandchild, Wesley Russell.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Susie Killough; and her grandparents, Clarence B. Killough, and Minnie Robbins and Hulett Robbins.

Pallbearers will be Dale Rutland, Norman Mattox, Mike Foradori, Jason Killough, Corey Burcham and Keith Burcham.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

Harold Stalnaker

Harold L. Stalnaker, 78, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at W.E. Pegues-Jefferson Street.

Frances Jaudon

ABERDEEN - Frances Rye Jaudon, 80, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born Sept. 16, 1921, in the Quincy community to James Clifford and Annie Holt Rye. She was a graduate of Greenwood Springs High School and a member of the Greenwood Springs Baptist Church. She and her late husband, Harold Clay Jaudon, operated the Shell Oil Station in Aberdeen for 35 years. She enjoyed flowers and gardening, and loved wildlife.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Burial will be in the Durrett Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Nelda Mize and Florence Roberts, both of Tupelo; a niece, Sandra Spurlock of Shreveport, La.; a nephew, David Mize of Okolona; two great-nieces; four great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Crump, Bill Crump, J.D. Mize, Kevin Jaudon, Brad Mize and Scott Mize.

Honorary pallbearers will be Herbert Holt.

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

Memorials may be made to the Durrett Cemetery Fund.

Elihu Williams

OKOLONA - Elihu "Brother" Williams, 77, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 15, 1924, in Shannon to Charlie Williams and Edna Maggie Hester Williams. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired farmer and a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Okolona Funeral Home with the Rev. Marion Holley and the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in East Chickasaw Memorial Gardens. Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Ann Williams of Okolona; two daughters, Joyce Vaughan and her husband, Bill, of Shannon, and Beth Ogg of Okolona; two sons, Larry Williams and his wife, Pat, of Okolona, and William H. Ogg and his wife, Kay, of Shannon; thee brothers, Albert Williams and his wife, Irene, of Tupelo, Harold Williams and his wife, Lottie Faye, of Verona, and James Williams and his wife, Betty, of Corinth; three sisters, Maggie Dotson of Kansas City, Mo., Mary Odis Smith of Nettleton and Thelma Robbins of Tupelo; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Dalton Christian, and his wife, Brenda, of Okolona.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Vaughan, Will Vaughan, David Williams, David Ogg, Scott Byrd and James Franks.

Billy Barnett

BARTLETT, Tenn. - William "Billy" Barnett, 58, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at Methodist Hospital North. He was a retired electrical dispatcher with Memphis Light, Gas and Water. He was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home-Germantown Parkway. Burial will be in Memory Hills Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Pat Barnett; one daughter, Stephanie Byrum of Bartlett, Tenn.; one son, Eric Barnett of Bartlett, Tenn.; his mother, Louise Barnett of Tishomingo; three sisters, Nancy Dexter of Iuka, Darlene Watkins of Tishomingo and Laurel Leigh Gray of Leighton,Ala.; a granddaughter, Sierra Byrum.

Memorials may be made to Bellevue Baptist Church.

Mary Brown-Lipsey

CHICAGO - Mary Ann Brown-Lipsey, 55, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at her home in Chicago. She was a member of St. Mark's M.B. Church in Harvey, Ill.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in Winfield, Ala., with the Rev. James Latham officiating. Burial will be in Heritage Memorial Gardens in Guin, Ala. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Annie Mae Brown of Guin, Ala.; three children, Carl Lipsey and his wife, Lasonja, Hal Lipsey and his wife, Michelle, and Thereasa Lipsey; nine brothers, James Brown, Sammy Brown and his wife, Irene, Cecil Brown and his wife, Linda, John Brown, Jerry Brown and his wife, Deborah, Prince Brown and his wife, Juanita, Daniel Brown, Claude Brown and George Jr. Brown; seven sisters, Jimminelle Bass and her husband, Perry, Marie Swanigan and her husband, David, Jewel Porter and her husband, Henry, Georgia Mae Swanigan and her husband, Joe, Regina Brown, Noddie Fears and Ann Burroughs; six grandchildren, Darius Jackson, Alishia Lipsey, Kayla Lipsey, Ceona Wallace, Tyler Lipsey and Alexis Hatchett; a special friend and caregiver, Mary Jones.

The body will lie in state at the church two hours before services.

James Hicks

DUMAS - James Lee Hicks, 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1926, to Robert and Ada Lee Shockley Hicks. He retired from Johns Manville in 1991 after 36 years. He returned to Mississippi in 1997. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Dumas Baptist Church. He enjoyed car racing, fishing, camping, gardening and golf.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Kenneth Harrison and Bro. Earl Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Fran Pedigo Hicks of Dumas; a son, Ricky Hicks, and his wife, Jackie, of Kenosha, Wis.; two grandchildren, Christopher Hicks and Matthew Hicks; two sisters, Bernice Estes of Marietta, and Fay Beck and her husband, Clyde, of Fulton; four brothers, Ruble Hicks of Marietta, Robert Hicks and his wife, Jill, of Savannah, Tenn., Milburn Hicks and his wife, Ophelia, of Ecru, and Delbert Hicks and his wife, Peggy, of Baldwyn.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bailey, Steve Raines, Allen Raines, Cecil Hicks, Stev Wilburn, Burl Hicks, Christopher Hicks and Matthew Hicks.

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

William Turner

AMORY - William Lester "Red" Turner, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Virginia Pennington

TISHOMINGO - Virginia Pennington, 14 days, infant daughter of Brent and Michelle Pennington, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, in Cleveland, Ohio. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

Bettye Ensey

BELMONT - Bettye L. Ensey, 54, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont.

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