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All obituaries will include the deceased person's name, age, occupation, date and place of death, time and place of services, and names of immediate family survivors. A brief paragraph of information such as church and community activities also will be included.
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Flo I. King
SALTILLO - Flo I. King, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 28, 1929, in Galatia, Ill. Her parents were Elmer Petty and Essie Kendall Petty. She was married to Oscar King for 54 years. She was active in her church and was a member of the Cedar Grove United Pentecostal Church.
Services were held Saturday, Oct. 6, at Lee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Danny Robins, the Rev. Raymond Kloepper, the Rev. Cecil Greenway, and the Rev. Dennis Lewis officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Lee King of Saltillo; one daughter, Janet Snider and her husband, Gary, of Tupelo; one sister, Ruth Cuchman and her husband, Bill, of Pasadena, Texas; four brothers, Lewis T. Petty and his wife, Imogene of Carbondale, Ill., Milford Petty and his wife, Mamie, of Philadelphia, Millard Petty of Wetog, Ill., and Floyd Lynn Petty and his wife, Roberta, of Simpson, Ill.; three grandchildren, Kevin Snider, Rodney Snider and Rebecca Kennedy; three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kevin Snider, Rodney Snider, Jamie Kennedy, Hansel Stanley, Anthony Sanders and Chris Tackett.
CALHOUN CITY - Mildred Boland Magers, 94, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Aug. 23, 1907, in Calhoun County. She was a retired payroll clerk and a homemaker. She was a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church and a charter member of the 20th Century Club. She was active in the Methodist Women's Organization and an artist.
Services will be a 3 p.m. today at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. David Greer officiating. Burial will be in Calhoun City Cemetery. Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Becky Magers Spencer of Calhoun City; a grandson, Thomas Mallory Spencer of Columbus; one brother, W. H. Boland of Calhoun City; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Scott Bratton, Larry Bratton, Bobby Phillips, Shane Childs, Mike Edwards, Matthew Collins, Jonathan Collins, Jim Farned and Bill Farned.
Memorials may be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 14, Calhoun City, MS 38916.
Samuel T. Marks Jr.
HOUSTON - Samuel T. Marks Jr., 71, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the Trace Regional Hospital. He was a native of Chickasaw County and a self-employed mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel T. Marks Sr. and Addie Bea Barnett Marks.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Southern Funeral Chapel with Bro. Grady Williams officiating. Burial will be in Ellzey Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Glen Marks of Houston; two sisters, Mary Lee Eaton of Houston, and Tommie Jean Yeager of Houston; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Otha E. Dill
MEMPHIS - Otha E. Dill, 78, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis. He was born May 12, 1923, in Eupora. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Tomnolen Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, earning the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.B. Rowe officiating. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery at Webster County.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Kellerhall of Collierville, Tenn., and Debra Shelby of Memphis; one sister, Martha McGarrah of Stewart; two grandchildren; one nephew and four nieces.
AMORY - Jerry Daniels, 58, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Darden and Sons Funeral Home of Amory.
CORINTH - Rhonda Booher, 41, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her residence. She was born Sept. 6, 1960, to Kenneth Manning and Betty Hamilton Manning. She was a homemaker.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Corinthain Funeral Home with the Rev. Nelson Hight officiating.
Survivors include her husband, Craig Booher of Corinth; her father, Kenneth Manning and his wife, Violet, of Corinth; one daughter, Monica Starr Booher of Nashville, Tenn.; her grandmother, Virgie Manning of Corinth.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
RIPLEY- Annie Louise Stitts Crum, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Ball Hill M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Pierce Crum; her parents, Dan and Alice Sain Stitts; four brothers, Wilbert, W.C., Lloyd and Wilford Stitts; and two sisters, Lucille and Laura Stitts.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Ball Hill M.B. Church in Tiplersville with the Rev. L.G. Bogard officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Lila Roberson of Evansville, Ind.; three brothers, J.D. Stitts and L.C. Stitts, both of Kokomo, Ind., and Claude Stitts of Norfork, Va.
Pallbearers will be her nephews and neighbors.
Visitation will be from noon until service time at the church.
Corrie Gipson Jr.
OXFORD - Corrie Gipson Jr., 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto in Southaven.He was a native of Lafayette County. He was a retired truck driver for Rebel Motor Freight and a bus driver for the Oxford School District. He was Navy veteran and a member of East St. Peters M.B. Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in the East St. Peters Cemetery in Abbeville. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include six daughters, Murlean Young, Deloris Willingham, Carlene Burt and Carolyn Gipson, all of Oxford, Leona Gatson of Batesville, and Rudell Gipson of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine sons, S.T. Gipson, William Gipson, Michael Gipson and Sammy Gross, all of Oxford, Charlie Gipson and Gatewood Boone, both of Chicago, Ill., Robert Glenn Gipson of Topeka, Kan., Odis Gipson of Clarksville, Tenn., and David Boone of Memphis; two sisters, Lucy Lee Kilgore of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Birdie Mae Byrd of Beloit, Wis.; 48 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren, and a host of great-great-grandchildren.
Bonnie Jewel Bullock
TIPLERSVILLE - Bonnie Jewel Bullock, 83, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at the Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. He was a retired employee of Lasalle Mobile Homes and a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 49th Battalion 7th Infantry Division. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut, where he was chairman of the Ushers for 17 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Wesley and Lola Velma Williams Bullock; one son, Bonnie Dean Bullock; four sisters, Opelia Chunn, Lelia Avent, Etta Mae Brotherton and Francis Bullock; two brothers, James and Jasper Bullock.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut with Bro. Tony Morrow and Bro. Lyndle Davis officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home in Ripley is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Kathryn J. Bullock of Tiplersville; one daughter, Linda Kay Hobson and her husband, James L., of Tiplersville; his daughter-in-law, Betty Bullock Tomlinson of Collierville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Paula Bullock Devore and Denise Bullock of Walnut, Keith Bullock, Brett Hobson and Alex Hobson, all of Tiplersville; three great-grandchildren, Erica Nails and Luke Devore of Walnut, and Dean Bullock of Corinth.
Pallbearers will be John Daniel Chunn, John Edd Brotherton, Raiford Bullock, Jerry Reno, Richard Johnson and Calvin Devore. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Lawson, Larry Gunn, Joe Pulliam, Gene Spencer, John Gaillard, W.C. Jackson, Loyd Roten, Grady Meeks and Ronald Janes.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until noon today at the funeral home, and from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.
SHANNON - Elizabeth H. "Tee" Francis, 81, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born July 3, 1920, in Brooksville to the late Sam C. and Mary Lida Vaughn Hudson. During her younger years she lived in Brooksville but had lived most of her life in Shannon. She was a retired postal clerk working many years at the Shannon Post Office. Along with her husband, she owned and operated Francis' Grocery in Shannon. She was a longtime member of Shannon United Methodist Church, where she was very active in the Julia Wasson Circle of the UMW, serving years as secretary-treasurer. She enjoyed baseball and was an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Phillip Box officiating. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Wallace "Soc" Francis Sr. of Shannon; one daughter, Mary Lee Helms and her husband, Terry, of Shannon; one son, Wallace Francis Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Fulton; one sister, Ann Sexton and her husband, Earl, of West Memphis, Ark.; one brother, Sam C. Hudson Jr. and his wife, Mary Frances, of West Memphis, Ark.; five grandchildren, Kathy Priest, Kenny Collier, Lee Collier, Anna Thames and Tommy Francis; four great-grandchildren, Randy Collier, Reagan Collier, Andrew Collier and Parker Thames; two stepgrandchildren, Dale Helms and Jeff Helms; three step-great-grandchildren, Mary Beth Helms, Corey Helms and Kristen Helms.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Avie Vaughan.
Pallbearers will be Brooks Vaughan Jr., Tucker Vaughan, Bill Vaughan, Clayton Hudson, Stanley Culver and Keith Wiseman.
Memorial may be made to the Shannon United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1, Shannon, MS 38868.
Maylen Bob' Blansett
HOUSTON - Maylene "Bob" S. Blansett, 78, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at her residence. She was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Chickasaw County to Albert Hill and Mary Stafford Hill. She was retired from Kelwood in Calhoun City. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Blansett; her parents; and one grandson, Larry Richard Malone.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles James officiating. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Sue Ray and her husband, Sonny, of Woodland, and Bobbie Frances Malone and her husband, Larry, of Houston; two sons, Billy Dean Blansett and his wife, Shirley, of Houston, and Harvey Wayne Blansett and his wife, Diane of Cleveland; one brother, Charles Stafford; and his wife, Dorothy, of North Port, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Byars, Wayne Gregory, Brian Blansett, Lance Sanford; Kenny Clemons and Shun Blansett.
WEST POINT - Pansy Campbell Wray, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a cashier for Big Star and Wal-Mart. She was the daughter of the late George Thomas Jackson Fulgham and Lillie Virgina Jordan Fulgham and a native of Oktibbeha County. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jasper L. Campbell and Marion L. Wray; and one son, J. Wayne Campbell.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include one son, William E. "Bill" Campbell and his wife, Debbie, of Madison; her daughter-in-law, Linda Taylor Campbell of Hoover, Ala.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Pruett of West Point, and Daisy Burka of Berwick, Pa.; one brother, Herbert Fulgham of West Point; one sister-in-law, Connie Fulgham of Berwick, Pa.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Robinson, Steve Stanley, Larry Moore, Ken Harrelson, Kenny Hudson and Aaron Clark.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 794, West Point, TN 39773.
Clara A. Fooshee
ECRU - Clara A. Fooshee, 91, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a retired employee of Cessena Aircraft. She was a member of Ecru Baptist Church, a member of the TEL Sunday School Class and a charter member of the Goodtimers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaston Fooshee; her parents; one sister and three brothers.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Ronnie Hatfield and Bro. Charles Stubbefield officiating. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Union County.
Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Davis of Ecru; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two nieces.
Pallbearers will be Frank Stubblefield; Paul Stubblefield, Gerald Stubblefield, Sonny Stubblefield, Bruce McCoy and Jimmy Farris.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time.
WALNUT - George "Hugh" Murphy, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He graduated from Arkansas College and was a member of thee Tennessee Bar Association and he worked in Radio Television and Advertising in Memphis for over 30 years. He was an Elder Emeritus of the First Presbyterian Church in Corinth and a member of Memphis Full Gospel Business Mens Fellowship. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon Murphy and Ella McMahen Murphy; and one brother, John Murphy.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Donald A. Elliot officiating. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Ethel Wolstenholme Murphy of Walnut; two sons, Larry H. Murphy and his wife, Mary of Kossuth, and Michael T. Murphy and his wife, Elaine, of Arlington, Tenn.; two sisters, Mabel Kaub of Oceanside, Calif., and Ruth Miller of Fillmore, Calif.; three grandchildren, Mary Ethel Sexton, Carol Emily Jamieson, Scott Hugh Murphy; six great-grandchildren, Natalie Sexton, Matthew Sexton, Emily Jamieson, Jonathan Jamieson, Katie Murphy and Christopher Murphy; other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Larry Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Murphy, Mackie Sexton, Carl Jamieson, Mathew Sexton and Jonathan Jamieson.
Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home today, and from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday.
Olen P. Perry
WEST POINT - Olen P. Perry, 76, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Clay County Medical Center in West Point. He was a native of Augusta, Ga., and the son of the late William Harvey Perry and Viola Frost Perry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a federal U.S.D.A. meat inspector for 30 years. He married Sarah Louise Morris Perry on March 6, 1945, in North Augusta, S.C. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Point.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2001, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.C. Bryan officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in West Point.
Survivors include his wife, Sara Louise Perry of West Point; three sons, Donnie Perry and his wife, Brenda, and Joey Perry and his wife, Lisa, all of West Point, and Michael Perry and his wife, Sue, of Cleveland, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Donnie Anne Huskey of Amory, USAF Sgt. John Perry of Montgomery, Ala., and David Perry of West Point; two great-grandchildren, Paige Perry and Jackson Perry, both of Montgomery, Ala.; a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mac Steadman, Billy Young, Herbert Morris, Keith Christopher, Laddie Huffman and Dr. Timothy Teater.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Christopher, Lynwood Prescott, Sam Wiggs, A. N. Hall, Stanley Shaw, Gene Morris, Dr. Edmund A. Miller, and members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 51, Starkville, MS 39759; Lebonheur Children's Medical Center, 50 Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN. 38103, or Mississippi Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 1428, Columbus, MS 39703.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.