George E. Moss

PONTOTOC - George E. Moss, 78, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 13, 1923, in Pontotoc. He was a retired body and fender man, and a member of West Heights Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising animals. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Melvin Crawley officiating. Burial will be in Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Griffen Moss; a daughter, Silvia Lynn Britt and her husband, Ricky Joe, of Randolph; two sons, Randy Moss and his wife, Dawn, and Matt Moss and his wife, Carla, all of Pontotoc; a sister, Verlon Galloway of Pontotoc; two brothers, Sam Crawson and Earl Crawson, both of Pontotoc; a stepsister, Bernice Washington of Pontotoc; a stepbrother, Lexie Crawson of Alabama; four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Abe Moss; his mother, Elizabeth Wilson Moss Crawson; a son, George Reginold Moss; his stepfather; and three stepsisters.

Pallbearers will be Jason Britt, Jason Montgomery, Larry Joe Robbins, Barry Kennedy, Earnest Galloway and Ricky Hodge.

Justin Moss will be an honorary pallbearer.

Visitation will continue from 8:30 to 10 a.m. today.

Elmer Malone

HOUSTON - Elmer Edwin Malone, 87, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 28, 1914, in Chickasaw County to the late Richard Elmer Malone and the late Mary McNair Malone. He was a retired truck driver and farmer. He was a Mason and a member of Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Doug Reid and Bro. Mike Childs officiating. Burial will be in Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Mae Malone of Houston; two daughters, Jan M. Dawson and her husband, Carl, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nancy M. Pate and her husband, Charles, of Aberdeen; two sons, Larry Malone and his wife, Bobbie, of Houston and Keith Malone and his wife, Debbie, of Arlington, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary I. Dendy of Houston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Larry Richard Malone; and a sister, Oma Dendy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Bro. Mike Childs, P.O. Box 123, Houston MS 38851.

Mary A. Ousley

HOUSTON - Mary A. Ousley died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home of Houston.

Billy E. Lindsey

HATLEY - Billy E. Lindsey, 47, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Johnnie W. Agnew

BALDWYN - Johnnie W. Agnew, 72, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 2, 1929, to Earnest and Lewellen Wade Agnew. He was a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church in Baldwyn, where he served on the Trustee Board and the Steward Board. He graduated from the Baldwyn School System and the Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs. He was a teacher and coach for the Desoto County School System in Olive Branch for 28 years. He was the head football coach for many years. He served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of sergeant. He was the founder and owner of Agnew and Sons Funeral Home in Baldwyn and Verona. He was a licensed funeral director and licensed insurance agent. He was a member of the 1st District North Mississippi Funeral Directors and Mortician Association. He was a member of the Baldwyn Rotary Club and H.B. Masonic Lodge No. 210, and a recipient of the Napoleon Lusk Award in 1986. He was an avid fisherman.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Nebo CME Church in Baldwyn with Dr. Paul A. Freeman and Bro. J.S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the C.G.M.&S. Cemetery in Baldwyn. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Mae Elkins Agnew of Baldwyn; his sons, Johnny A. Agnew and his wife, Paulette, and Sylvester Williams and his wife, Virginia, all of Baldwyn, Harvey Burton and his wife, Doris, of Chicago, Calvin Burton and his wife, Margaret, of Memphis; a special goddaughter, Mary Burton of Corinth; two daughters-in-law, Alice Agnew of Tupelo and Teresa Agnew of Baldwyn; one sister, Dorothy R. Agnew of Baldwyn; a brother, James W. Agnew of Baldwyn; a brother-in-law, Robert J. Bradley and his wife, Jessie, of Flint, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Freddie Ruth Bradley of Milwaukee, Wis., and Doris Agnew of Baldwyn; an aunt, Johnnie Mae Watkins and her husband, Joe, of Silver Spring, Md.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ray J. Agnew and Stefan E. Agnew; and six brothers.

Pallbearers will be Steve Scales, Henry Pippin, Richard Kohlheim, Jasper Marshall, Ronnie Grice, Tyrone Pippin, Japeth Ward, Prentiss Robin, Sammy Bolton and Tommy Tyes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Isaac Watts, T.C. Davis, Clevon Smith, the Rev. Wesley F. Lowe, John McManus, Palmer Foster, Charlie Bibbs, Willie J. George, Jimmie O. Agnew, G.P. Gillespie, the Agnew and Sons staff and funeral directors, and brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Visitation will be from 2 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.

Luther Martin

TISHOMINGO - Luther Hurley Martin, 68, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired truck driver after eight years and a member of Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Rainer, Jeff Martin and the Rev. S.W. Shinault officiating. Burial will be in Carters Branch Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Allean Martin of Tishomingo; three daughters, Carrie Marie Shumpert and her husband, Fairrah, and Virginia Darlean Holiday and her husband, Daryl, all of Tishomingo, and Gloria Ann Southward and her husband, Johnny, of Iuka; two sisters, Mertie Martin of Tishomingo and Adell Powell of Flint, Mich.; six grandchildren, Chris Shumpert of Zion, Ill., Brandon Holiday, Andrea Shumpert and Jasmine Holiday, all of Tishomingo, and Martin Southward and Jonathan Southward, both of Iuka; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Shumpert of Rienzi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wardie and Carrie Martin; two sisters, Dora Burgess and Louise Orrick; and a brother, Odell Martin.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carters Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

Due T. Phillips

OXFORD - Due T. Phillips, 80, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis. He was a retired guard at Emerson Electric Company and a member of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church. He served as a private in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. Bryan Bailey and the Rev. Marty Evans officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery at Oxford.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Bland Phillips of Oxford; a daughter, Joyce P. Welch and her husband, Woody, of Germantown, Tenn.; a son, Donald R. Phillips and his wife, Ann, of Oxford; two brothers, Roy Phillips and Glin Phillips, both of Oxford; four grandchildren, Steve Phillips and his wife, Tabitha, Mark Welch and his wife, Lisa, Julie Johnson and her husband, Brent, and Lance Welch; four great-grandchildren, Collin Phillips, Jon Nic Phillips, Jarrett Welch and Abby Grace Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the Yellow Leaf Baptist Church.

Betty Lou Cook

SULLIGENT, Ala. - Betty Lou Robertson Cook, 56, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001. She was a native of Guin, Ala., and a resident of Sulligent, Ala., since 1980. She had worked for the Sulligent Pharmacy. She was a member of the Sulligent First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Guin First Baptist Church with Bro. Scott Stokes and Michael King officiating. Burial will be in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Claborn and Willie Mae Franks Robertson of Guin, Ala.; a daughter, Lisa Cook Wheat and her husband, Bill, of Montgomery, Ala.; a son, Alan Cook of Montgomery, Ala.; two grandchildren, Danielle and Mandy; three sisters, Judy Guin and her husband, Don, of Carbon Hill, Ala., Bobbie Daniel and her husband, Donnie, of Bessemer, Ala., and Linda Madison of Northport, Ala.

Arthur Doyle Jr.

CORINTH - Arthur Ross Doyle Jr., 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He graduated from Corinth High School and attended the University of Tennessee. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from the Corinth Fire Department as assistant chief in 1979.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPeters Funeral Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Doyle of Corinth; a son, Ross Doyle of Memphis; a daughter, Susan Van of Corinth; a sister, Dorothy Brawner of Covington, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Shelly Davis-Smith of New Orleans, Heather Gilliland of Senatobia and Mitchel Van of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Alta Doyle.

Members of the Corinth Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Jimmy Mosley

BROOKSVILLE - Jimmy Lee Mosley, 77, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, at the West Point Community Living Center. He was a farmer and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member and deacon at Charity Baptist Church at Crawford.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Charity Baptist Church with Bishop McCarter officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Lee Smith Mosley; six sons, Tommie Mosley, Jimmy Mosley Jr., Sammie Mosley and Leo Mosley, all of Chicago, and Joseph Mosley and David Mosley, both of Brooksville; two daughters, Mattie Short of Brooksville and Rella Dobbs of Chicago; seven brothers, Earnest Robinson of Kankakee, Ill., Willie James Mosley of Columbus, T.L. Franklin of New Orleans, and Tommy Mosley, L.C. Mosley, John Mosley and L.A. Mosley, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Willie Mae Ashford of Starkville, Rosie Shields of Columbus and Mary Hill of Indianapolis, Ind.; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Junior Riggan

SMITHVILLE - John Burlie Riggan Jr., 70, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at his home in Smithville. He was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Hamilton to John Burlie Riggan Sr. and Eron Knight Riggan. A lifetime resident of Monroe County, he lived in the Smithville area for many years. He married Dorothy Virginia Roberts Riggan in 1955; she died in 1986. He married Betsy Hurley Riggan in 1991. He was a member of Pearce Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was employed as a millwright and by the Monroe County Road Department for five years before retiring in 1995. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, a Mason and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Smithville with the Rev. Ray Carroll officiating. Burial will be in Young Memorial Gardens in Smithville.

Survivors include his wife, Betsy Hurley Riggan of Smithville; two daughters, Cecilia Miller and her husband, Doug, of Thomasville, Ala., and Cindy Raper and her husband, Floyd, of Saltillo; a son, Randall Weaver and his wife, Cindy, of Amory; two stepdaughters, Doris Weaver of Smithville, and Lois Allred and her husband, Tank, of Hatley; four sisters, Merlie Landon of Flint, Mich., and Thoma Duvall, Dot Petty and Doris Jean Stoker, all of Smithville; his grandchildren, Amanda, John Lee and Jessica Miller, and Zach and Rya Raper; his stepgrandchildren, Mistie and Shawn Franklin, Jason and Michael Szerkins, Brandy Adams, Amy Weaver, Richard Daniel and Terry Michael Allred; his stepgreat-grandchildren, Alex Franklin, Gage and Dustin Szerkins, Austin Adams and Tiffany Mennie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Virginia Riggan; and a sister, Reba Adams.

Pallbearers will be Charles Petty, C.K. Petty, Jimmy Landon, Johnny Landon, Bobby Landon, Richard Allred, Steven Duvall and Keith Langford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Raper, John Lee Miller, Daniel Allred, Terry Allred and Kevin Langford.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home in Smithville.

Ruble Caldwell

AMORY - Joseph Ruble Caldwell, 87, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a long illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1914, in Nettleton to William and Mary Magaline Carson Caldwell. He had lived in Amory for many years. He married Grace Bray on Feb. 3, 1934, in Nettleton. He was a member of Gregory Chapel Baptist Church. He was a farmer and an employee of Scribner Equipment Company. He enjoyed gardening.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Arlis Lee officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Bray Caldwell of Amory; a son, Jim Caldwell and his wife, Betty, of Alexandria, Ind.; two daughters, Louise Ramsay and her husband, Terry, of Cordova, Tenn., and Shirley Pennington and her husband, Harold, of Southaven; his grandchildren, Roger Pennington, Leigh Ann Taylor, Susan Anderson, Melanie Watts, Mark Caldwell and Christian Caldwell; 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Roger Pennington, Randy Taylor, Mark Caldwell, Christian Caldwell, Harold Pennington and Terry Ramsay.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Scott Wiygul, P.O. Box 299, Amory MS 38821.

Waurene G. Clayton

NEW ALBANY - Waurene G. Clayton, 77, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born May 12, 1924, in New Albany to the late W.O. Gholston and the late Inez Caldwell Gholston. She was a retired employee of Baptist Memorial Hospital and a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Services were Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Terry Hall officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery in Union County.

Survivors include a daughter, Bettie Treadaway and her husband, Gerald, of Blue Springs; two sons, Dennis Clayton and his wife, Reba, of Myrtle, and Ronnie Clayton of Tupelo; a sister, Mary Leach of Jackson; nine grandchildren, Keith Treadaway, Jill Robbins, Stacy Hogue, Jason Clayton, Audrey Clayton, Amanda Grant, Brandy Cooper, Jess Clayton and Rance Clayton; six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Treadaway, Corey Treadaway, Michael Hogue, Greg Robbins, Rance Clayton and Jason Clayton.

Honorary pallbearers were Jess Clayton, Zane Treadaway, Logan Treadaway, Clayton Robbins, Read Robbins and Grant Hogue.

Grace Cowley

SALTILLO - Grace Cowley, 90, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at her home in Saltillo after a long illness. She was born April 11, 1911. She was a retired office manager for Central Services and a member of Saltillo Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Dr. Ken Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Fellowship Cemetery. Baldwin Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include several cousins; her caregiver, Frances Segars.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanch Cowley and Lavelle Cowley, both of Saltillo.

Pallbearers will be David Segars, Mike Segars, Roger Potts, Richard Calloway, Micheal Crouch and Kelly Harmon.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to service time today.

Ruby Johnson

PONTOTOC - Ruby Faye Johnson, 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the Pontotoc Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with David Crestman officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Ernest Ray Johnson of Pontotoc; four daughters, Deborah Johnson, Lisa Turpin, Cheryl Tutor and Sharon Johnson, all of Pontotoc; five sons, David Johnson, Steve Johnson, Kendell Johnson, Derek Johnson and Michael Johnson, all of Pontotoc; two sisters, Vara Alexander of Iuka and Laverne Staten of Pontotoc; three brothers, John H. Waldo of Batesville, and J.D. Waldo and Gaither Waldo, both of Pontotoc; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be David Johnson, Steve Johnson, Kendell Johnson, Derek Johnson, Michael Johnson and Richard Aurre.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Mary Windham

IUKA - Mary Elizabeth Windham, 97, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2001, at the Iuka Hospital. She was the former owner of Motor Rest Inn in Huntsville, Ala. She was the widow of Samuel H. Windham.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Florence City Cemetery with Bro. Perry Murphy officiating. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four nieces, her caregiver, Frances Whitehead of Iuka, and Marjorie Jones of Greenville, Mary Sue Jordan of Iuka and Ann Mann of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; four nephews, Clarrice Hargett of Flynt, Mich., Roy Hargett of Justice, Ill., Billy Hargett of Hartselle, Ala., and Reynolds Hargett of Iuka.

Eddie Woodard

DECATUR, Ill. - Eddie Woodard, 36, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at the Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ill. He was a superintendent at Van-Haren Electrical. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and his work.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with Bro. Calvin Barber officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkville Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Jimmy and Hilda Woodard of Saltillo; a daughter, Brittany Woodard of Marietta; a son, Eddie Woodard Jr. of Kenosha, Wis.; his grandmother, Harweda Warren Smith of Marietta; a sister, Karen Nissen of Saltillo; two brothers, Vaughn Woodard of Tupelo and Brad Woodard of Saltillo; three nieces; four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ivy and Emma Woodard, and Les Warren.

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

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