Daily Journal

Obituary Policy

The Daily Journal publishes obituaries, up to seven column inches in length, free as a public service. Obituaries are accepted only from funeral homes.

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.

Additional information may be included, but the charge for length exceeding seven inches will be $9.64 per column inch. Charges will be billed through the funeral home.

Funeral homes may call 678-1574, 842-2612 or 1-800-270-2612 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily to submit obituaries. The Daily Journal's fax number is 842-2233. Any corrections must be called in by the funeral home.

CORRECTION:

The obituary for Nonnie Mae Hisaw, which ran in Monday's Daily Journal, contained incomplete information. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Hisaw, and two granddaughters. Also, the body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. today.

Chrissie Fondren Johnson

JASPER, Ala. Christine Marie "Chrissie" Fondren Johnson, 18, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the UAB Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. She was a student at Bevill State Community College, where she was pursuing a degree in journalism. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kevin Bradley Johnson, and her daughter, Rhettney Marie Johnson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Chapel North in Northport, Ala., with the Rev. Levi Cory officiating. Burial will follow in Bone Camp United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Christine and Eugene Horne of Gadsden, Ala., and Billy Wayne and Debbie Fondren of Duncanville, Ala.; two sisters, Debbie Jo Fondren and Christen Hassell; three brothers, Billy Wayne Fondren Jr., Matthew John Fondren and Shawn Hedwall; aunts and uncles, Marlene, Barbara and Brian Farrar of Philadelphia, Pa., and Frank Hoyt and John Fondren of Eutaw, Ala.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Simpson, Hoyt Fondren, Marcus Smalley, David Wright, Phillip Colborn and Justin House.

Franklin Fondren will be an honorary pallbearer.

L.Q. Anderson

PONTOTOC L.Q. Anderson, 83, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Beverly Health Care in Tupelo. He was retired.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carey Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy Anderson of Pontotoc; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Omie Anderson, and a son.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

Juanita Harmon

VARDAMAN Juanita Harmon, 79, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born April 17, 1921, in Vardaman to the late Robert Evans and Sarah Sprayberry Evans. She was a homemaker and a member of New Liberty Baptist Church. She was the widow of E.G. Harmon, who died May 8, 1986.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at New Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Lowrey officiating. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Vardaman is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Harmon and Jackie Harmon, both of Memphis, and Steve Harmon of Vardaman; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Chad, Lyndley and Jason Harmon.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy, Chad, Joshua, James Vernon and Wayne Harmon, and Jim Blue.

Minnie T. Mason

SALINA, Kan. Minnie T. Stover Mason, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Windsor Estate Nursing Home in Salina, Kan. She was born March 24, 1907, in Salina, Kan. She was a former resident of Oakley, Kan., and Abilene, Kan. She and her husband operated the Mason Furniture Exchange in Salina for many years. Later, she worked at C.R. Anthony's store in Salina. She was a member of Salina Heights Christian Church in Salina.

A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. today at Salina Heights Christian Church in Salina, Kan., with the Rev. Ken Macormic officiating. Private burial will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina. Ryan Mortuary of Salina is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Martha "Marti" Davis of Belmont; a special grandson and caregiver, Larry Coates of Salina, Kan.; three sisters, Myrtle Hueftley and Berniece Breckenridge, both of Oakley, Kan., and Beulah Hood of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.S. "Jim" Mason in 1962, and a son, Bob Greenough.

There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Salina.

Willie Eunice Moore

HATTIESBURG Willie Eunice Johnsey Moore, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, after a long illness. She was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Rienzi. She was a longtime resident of Hattiesburg. She was an employee of Bell Telephone Systems for 33 years, retiring in 1974. She served in numerous supervisory positions in North Mississippi, as assistant chief operator in Columbus and as chief operator in West Point before relocating to Hattiesburg, where she was dial service administrator until her retirement. She was a longtime member of the Kensington Woods Church of Christ in Hattiesburg.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in Rienzi Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Billy P. Moore of Hattiesburg; one stepdaughter, D. Dian Johndro of Petal; one brother, Billy Joe Johnsey of Tupelo; one sister, Peggy Lancaster of Kossuth; three stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Franklin Johnsey; her mother, Lillian Crow Johnsey; a brother, Bobby Burt Johnsey; and a sister, Una Mae Turner.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home.

Warren Lesley

ABBEVILLE Warren Wilkins Lesley, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Christopher's Assisted Living in Holly Springs. He was a retired farmer.

Graveside services were Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the Abbeville Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Dabbs officiating. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one sister, Mattie Virginia Lesley of Abbeville.

Memorials may be made to the Abbeville United Methodist Church.

Allen Bryan

ABERDEEN Samuel Allen Bryan, 41, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was born Oct. 11, 1959, in Aberdeen. He was a graduate of Hamilton high School and Mississippi State University. He was an industrial engineer at ITT Industrial Valves in Amory. He enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening and weight lifting.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with the Rev. Jack Inmon officiating. Burial will be in the New Prospect Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, May Ellen Tucker Bryan of Aberdeen; one daughter, Raimi Allison Bryan of Aberdeen; his parents, Charles and Carol Lynn Allen Bryan of Aberdeen; one sister, Tena Moreland, and her husband, Randy, of Smithville; two brothers, Rod Bryan and his wife, Janice, and Robert Bryan and his wife, Lachelle, all of Aberdeen.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Thornton, Randy Smith, David Flippo, Jimmy Malone, Kenny Boozer, Chris Ausborn, Dick Barrentine and Armon Desollar.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack and Jackie Spencer, Bill McGee and Randel Wiggington.

Lynda Cockerham

HAMILTON Lynda Grace Crenshaw Cockerham, 53, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was born Jan. 26, 1947, in Monroe County to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Crenshaw. She was a resident of Hamilton for the past 20 years. She was a graduate of Amory High School and a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Center Hill Baptist Church with Dr. James Towery officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Church Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Garner Cockerham of Hamilton; two daughters, Jada and Jordan Cockerham of Hamilton; two sons, Chris and Brandon Gilreath of Aberdeen; one brother, Buddy Crenshaw of Mesquite, Texas; two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Cockerham, Tracy Cockerham, Michael Martin, Mitch Mitchell, Rusty McCartney and Kevin Cockerham.

Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Cockerham, Billy Cockerham and John Jr. Cockerham.

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

Memorials may be made to Center Hill Baptist Church.

Noma Holland

GLEN Noma Holland died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka.

Billy Joe Faulkenberry

ASHLAND Billy Joe Faulkenberry, 71, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Laird Hospital. He was born March 14, 1929, in Benton County to Ripley A. Faulkenberry and Lona Childers Faulkenberry. He was a Motor Vehicle comptroller and a member of Canaan Baptist Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Canaan Cemetery at Ashland.

Survivors include one son, Bro. Dwight Faulkenberry of Philadelphia; one daughter, Lisa Reyes of Brandon; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Pauline Danner

MEMPHIS Pauline Wilbanks Danner, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Methodist Hospital Central in Memphis. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Memphis.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Wade Humphreys and Bro. James Erwin officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Ashland.

Survivors include one daughter, Paula Danner of Memphis; one son, Sammy Danner of Memphis; three brothers, Tommy Wilbanks of Osceola, Ark., and Gerald Wilbanks and Junior Wilbanks, both of Byhalia; three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Danner, and her parents, Marshall and Lena Alberson Wilbanks.

Gregory Scott

Gregory Allen Scott, 38, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in Hamilton, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

Ruth W. Hanson

WEST POINT Ruth W. Hanson, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was a native of Thomasville, Ala., and a graduate of Thomasville High School. She attended the University of Alabama, where she majored in business administration. She was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Thomasville. She married Willard W. Hanson on Oct. 17, 1944, in Meridian. She lived in Mobile, Ala., until moving to West Point in December 1945. She and her husband operated Hanson's Service Stations, including DX, Pure Oil and Standard Brands, for more than 14 years while raising cattle on their farm. She returned to the U.S. Postal Service at the age of 50 and served as a carrier and supervisor for 15 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Steadfast Sunday School Class. Known for her loyalty and hard work, she was always admired and respected by the many friends and patrons she served.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will be in West Point Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Willard W. Hanson of West Point; one daughter, Ann Hanson Chamberlain of Atlanta, Ga.; one stepgranddaughter, Sally Hope Chamberlain of Newborn, Ga.; two nieces, Gretchen Mansell of Russellville, Ala., and Heather Foote of Florence, Ala.; one nephew, Hank Williams of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; a sister-in-law, Margaret P. Williams of Russellville, Ala.; a cousin, John R. Badger of Palm Coast, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Pierce Williams and Alma Trawick Williams, and a brother, Roy Williams.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Foster, Carl Bryan, Billy Busby, Frank Portera, Kenny Dill, Frank Griffin III, Roy White and Scotty Allen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gordon Hazard, Jim Swoope, Roger Johnson, Donald Johnson, A.C. McKnight, James Wray, Roger Hudson, Dr. Gerry L. Jeffcoat, Harry McGee, James Tribble, John R. Badger, James Gunn, Roye Green, Lloyd Taylor, Glenn Taylor, Emory Wooten, friends at the First Baptist Church, former patrons of Hanson's Service Stations and former co-workers at West Point Postal Service.

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

Lynn Tarrant

NEW ALBANY Lynn Carnell Tarrant, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at her home. She was born July 2, 1938, in New Albany to George and Sarah Randolph Carnell. She was a graduate of New Albany High School and a 1960 graduate of Blue Mountain College. She was a retired elementary school teacher who taught in the Union County and New Albany City school systems. She was an active member of the New Albany Junior Auxiliary, the First Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Tom Sumrall and the Rev. Roy Bostic officiating. Burial will be in Vista Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Joe A. Tarrant Sr., whom she married in July 1962; one son, Joe A. "Joey" Tarrant Jr. and his wife, Janet, of New Albany; one daughter, Emily Carnell Tarrant of Oxford; one granddaughter, Ellen Ashley Tarrant; her father, George Carnell of New Albany; one sister, Kathryn Cagle, and her husband, Jeff, of New Albany; one niece, Sarah Kathryn Cagle of New Albany; one nephew, Samuel Carnell Cagle of New Albany.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah Randolph Carnell; and a grandson, Daniel Kirk Tarrant.

Pallbearers will be Bill Jernigan, Billy Don Bevill, Mike Chunn, Jimmy Shirley, Dennis Shirley, John David Greenhill, David Carnell, Jimmy Still, Allen Dunnam and Paul Nolen.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Anderson, Bob Cossitt, Hershell Pannell, Billy Carl Irwin, Jerry Long, Roy Carnell, Jack Benny Greenhill and Robert Randolph.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the First Baptist Church of New Albany building fund.

Victor Henry

PONTOTOC Victor Henry, 81, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a retired petroleum distributor, a member of the First Baptist Church and a Mason. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the American Legion and the VFW.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester and Bro. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Henry of Pontotoc; one daughter, Ellen Russell and her husband, Don, of Pontotoc; three sons, Sam Henry and his wife, Ann, of Houston, David Henry and his wife, Teresa, of Amory, and Brad Henry and his wife, Julie, of Pontotoc; three half brothers, Herbert Holley, Dean Holley and Derl Holley, all of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren, Mark Henry, Stephanie Joyce, Mandi Tosh, Carrie Stringer, Valerie Russell, Ben Russell and Meagen Henry; four great-grandchildren, Morgan Henry, Anna Kate Joyce, Sam Stringer and Gabe Henry.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; two brothers; two half brothers; one half sister; two grandchildren, Laurie and Andrew; and one great-grandson, Joseph.

Pallbearers will be Henry D. Terry, Ben Russell, Mark Henry, William Virgil Henry, Howard Stafford, Danny Weatherly.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Ferrell, Bill Rutledge, Loren Carnes, Herbert Holley, Dean Holley, Derl Holley, Bob Poe , Max Griffin, Fred Wicker, Frank Hodge, his nephews, and members of his Sunday school class.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time today.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.

Otto Forrest

FULTON Otto P. Forrest Jr., 65, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. He was born in Franklinton, La., July 16, 1935, to the late Otto P. Forrest Sr. and Vera Miller Forrest. He was employed with the Mississippi State Tax Commission as a special agent. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion. He was on the 1972-76 governor's staff. He was a member of the FHA Board and the Yellow Creek Port Authority. He was a member of Fairview Masonic Lodge No. 457 and the Corinth Consisterory Scottish Rite. He was a 33 degree Mason, Master of the 14 degrees and was an active member in other degrees. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed raising cattle and cooking. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Howard Curbow and Bro. Ray Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery with Masonic rites.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Montgomery Forrest; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Dudley Strickland; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Allison Forrest, all of Fulton; four grandchildren, Anna Maria Strickland, Andrew Strickland, Zachery Tyler Forrest and Madalyn Paige Forrest; two sisters, Evelyn Knight of Franklinton, La., Vicki Lowson of Kentwood, La.; one brother, Larry Forrest of Franklinton, La.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Nathan Bedford Forrest St.

Pallbearers will be Keith Spencer, Steve Wilburn, Ravious Rogers, J.W. Love, Freeman Wilemon and Donnie Sartain.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fairview Lodge members and Corinth Scottish Rite members.

Martha Winters

BOONEVILLE Martha Estelle Winters, 85, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2000, at the Alcorn County Care Inn Nursing Home. She was the widow of Jim Winters and a member of the Baptist church. She was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Montgomery, Ala., to Carl and Georgia Green Oden.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Salts Funeral Home. Burial will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Inez Hall of Rienzi, Alene Walker of Stanley, Ill., and Christine Wilemon of Dry Creek; one brother, Paul Verlon Oden of Cleveland, Tenn.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Katie Lou Logan

AMORY Katie Lou Logan, 86, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home.

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

Mary Jo Pate

SAN PABLO, Calif. Mary Jo Pate died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, in San Pablo, Calif. She was a beloved friend to all who knew her.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Duggan's Funeral Service in San Francisco, Calif.

Survivors include three children, Debi Heilig of Florida, and Richard "Thumper" Pate and Terri Thompson, both of San Francisco, Calif.; one sister, Johnnie Mae Tomason of Nettleton; three brothers, Donald Scribner of Danville, Calif., Pete Scribner of Reno, Nev., and Jerry Scribner of Vacaville, Calif.; nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Pate; and a son, Mark Sadler.

Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Judy Howell

AMORY Judy Kay McCollum Howell, 34, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at her home as the result of a house fire. She was born June 28, 1966, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She moved to Monroe County as a child. She waas a graduate of Hatley High School, where she played basketball. She was a former member of the Junior Olympic basketball team. She attended Itawamba Community College. She married Robert Russell "Bob" Howell Sr. on July 9, 1999, in Memphis. She was employed as a secretary in Human Resources at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, where she had been named "Employee of the Year." She was a member of DePriest Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing basketball, fishing, riding four-wheelers and shopping.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Apostolic Church in Amory with the Rev. Coy Hill, the Rev. Stan Blaylock and Troy McNutt officiating. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery in Okolona. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Eric DeWayne Ling, Justin Wayne Ling and Phillip Colby Ling, all of Amory; her father, John Gilbert McCollum of Greenwood Springs; her mother, Nettie Louise White McCollum of Smithville; two stepsons, Scott Anderson and his wife, Karen, of Pontotoc, and Robert Russell "Russ" Howell Jr. and his wife, Kellie, of Shannon; two stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Micah George, and Lisa and Nic Nichols, all of Tupelo; four brothers, John Lee McCollum of Amory, George Gilbert McCollum of Aberdeen, Billy Joe McCollum of Smithville and Jerry G. McCollum of Tupelo; three sisters, Lois Ann Clements and Linda gail Wilson, both of Greenwood Springs, and Margaret Carol Webb of Priestville; six grandchildren, Kurt, Keely, T y, Paige, Kyle and Kristin; and her former husband, DeWayne Ling of Gattman; 11 nephews; four nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Pallbearers will be the maintenance personnel of Gilmore Memorial Hospital and Joe Daniel McCollum.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian McCollum, Charles Ruffin, Dennis and Doug Clements, and Thomas McCollum.

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

Memorials may be made to Howell Cemetery, c/o Jerry Howell, 30005 Murphree Drive, Okolona MS 38860.

Futcher M. Crum

HOLLY SPRINGS Futcher M. Crum, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at his home. He was a Pentecostal, a farmer and an air conditioner repairman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth with the Rev. Loyd Black officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Shiloh Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, James M. Crum of Corinth, James "Ike" Crum of Holly Springs and Harm Paul Crum of Bolivar, Tenn.; six daughters, Mary S. Crum and Worthia Hodum, both of Corinth, Betty Jean Nichols of Moro, Ark., Judy and Vickey, both of Batesville, and Jean of Florida; three brothers, Dewey Crum, Vaster Crum and Junior Crum, all of Corinth; six sisters, Geneva Milburn of Wren, Elvie Eddins of Blytheville, Ark., Mary Stanfield, Dimple Elam and Maggie Hastings, all of Corinth, and Eva Crum of Ripley; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

Scott Barnes

COLUMBUS Scott Eric Barnes, 34, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, in West Point. He was a resident of Columbus. He was a landscaper and a Baptist.

Private services were held Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona.

Survivors include his parents, Helen and Gerald Fox of Columbus; two sisters, Conna W. Montgomery and her husband, Mac, of Pontotoc, and Linda G. Fox of West Point; two brothers, Cory R. Barnes of Santa Clara, Calif., and Timothy L. Barnes of West Point; one niece; one nephew; two great-nephews; aunts and uncles.

Barbara Armstrong

Barbara McCoy Armstrong, 54, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, where she was an usher and chairman of the Decorating Committee. She was a beautician.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Providence M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert Jamison officiating. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Garden. Beasley Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, William Armstrong of Tupelo; one daughter, Patri Lashunda Armstrong of Houston, Texas; one son, Rance Konrad Armstrong of Tupelo; four sisters, Doris Russell of Trenton, Tenn., Charles Herring of San Diego, Calif., Omega Fears of Blue Springs and Mary Pittman of Killeen, Texas; two brothers, Lee Allen McCoy of San Diego, Calif., and Douglas McCoy of San Antonio, Texas; one grandchild.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.

Ralph Bowen

BELMONT Ralph Hilton Bowen, 74, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Itawamba County to Cortis and Vessie Webb Bowen. He graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton and attended the University of Mississippi for two years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a businessman, an election commissioner for several years and mayor of Belmont for two years. He was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Belmont United Methodist Church with Bro. Ronnie Goodwin and Bro. Steve Devore officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memorial Garden. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Florine Murray Bowen of Belmont; one daughter, Judy Bowen Marz and her husband, Chris, of Los Angeles; two brothers, Charles Bowen of Fulton and Clyde Bowen of Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard Bowen; a sister, Ruth Dulaney; and a brother, Clint Bowen.

Pallbearers will be Joey Moore, Gary Page, David Bowen, Lloyd Moore, Greg Stephens and Byron McCalpin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Doyle Umfress, L.O. Bishop, Lelon Yarber, Phillip Williams and Bob Yarber.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Belmont United Methodist Church.

Lorene Eaton

BOONEVILLE Lorene Pounds Eaton, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility after a long illness. She was a former resident of Booneville. She helped her husband in his job as postmaster at New Site for more than 25 years. She was an active member of the Booneville Church of Christ, where she worked with the toddler class for many years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Doug Greenway and Minister J.A. Thornton officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Rick Eaton and his wife, Sue, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Dr. Jim Eaton and his wife, Pam, of Benton, Ark.; four sisters, Lola Caver of Florence, Ala., her twin, Erlene Thompson, Mary Crabb and her husband, Charles, and Virginia Goddard and her husband, Smith, all of Booneville; a sister-in-law, Launzada Carr of Dennis; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.C. Eaton; her parents, Eldon and Nina Pounds; and a brother, Thurman Pounds.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

Patricia J. Ferrell

OAKLAND, Tenn. Patricia J. Ferrell, 54, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at her home in Oakland, Tenn. She was formerly of Walnut. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McBride Funeral Home of Ripley.

George C. Howe

CORINTH George C. Howe, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He was past president and long time member of the Corinth Lions Club. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II, where he completed 50 bombing missions over Germany-occupied countries of Sicily, Italy, North Africa, France and Romania. He received the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with one silver and two bronze stars.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, David Hilton Howe and his wife, Beverly, of Ocean Springs, and Donald Ray Howe and his wife, Kathy, of Bartlett, Tenn.; four grandchildren, David Anthony "Tony" Howe of Ocean Springs, Alison Nicole Howe of Bartlett, Tenn., Sherri Smith and her husband, Jonathan, of Tampa, Fla., and Richard Whittemore of Rienzi; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Kathryn Smith and John Paul Smith of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Frances Dewar of Mantorville, Minn.; one brother-in-law, Knox Lamberth and his wife, Irene, of Guys, Tenn.; two sisters-in-law, Ottie Carroll of Corinth and Frances Seago and her husband, Lawrence, of Kossuth; special friends, Willis and Eva Nash, J.P. and Julie Faye Atkins, Mary Ruth Tyson and Mary Sue Bennett; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary Beatrice "Bea" Lamberth Howe; his father, Carl Albert Howe; his mother, Murn Ann Patterson Howe; one brother, Lloyd Howe; one sister, Genevieve Knudson; his father-in-law, Grady S. Lamberth; his mother-in-law, Anna Meeks Lambert; and a brother-in-law, W.D. "Boots" Carroll.

Pallbearers will be Billy Wayne Tyson, John W. Sanders Jr., Brad Bennett, Joe Robertson, Arnold Mann, Fred Dalton and Danny Seago.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to general fund of the Christ United Methodist Church in Corinth.

Joe Philips

Joseph A. "Joe" Philips, 76, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Tupelo and a 1941 graduate of Tupelo High School. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 9th Air Force in the 320th Squadron as a radio operator and machine gunner on a B-26 bomber. He fought in the Northern Apennines, Northern France, Rhineland and Central European campaigns. He was awarded the ATO Medal, EAMETO Medal, Air Medal (2) Old, Distinguished Unit Badge and World War II Victory Medal. He grew up working in the family business, J.R. Philip Seed and Hardware. He owned and operated Philips Farm and Garden Center and Philips Outdoor Equipment until his retirement in 1993. An avid reader, he enjoyed studying Tupelo genealogy and spending special time with his grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Len Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Katherine Young Philips of Tupelo; two daughters, Janet Harris and her husband, Dave, of Justin, Texas, and Patty Brock and her husband, David, of Saltillo; one son, Joel Phillips and his wife, Connie, of the Auburn community; one brother, J.R. Philips Jr. and his wife, Evelyn, of Salt Lake City, Utah; seven grandchildren, Shana Wallace and her husband, Donald, of Austin, Texas, Mick Harris of Denver, Colo., Jason Carlock and his wife, Tonya, of Saltillo, John David Brock of Saltillo, Constance Philips, Mary Katherine Philips and Callie Elizabeth Philips, all of Auburn; two great-grandchildren, Brooke Lauren Carlock and Jason Braxton Carlock.

Pallbearers will be Dave Harris, Jason Carlock, David Brock, Mick Harris, Joel Philips, Charles Golding and Don Austin.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Agrippa Kellum, Judson Johnson, Jerry C. Reed and the First Monday Lunch Club.

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

Bobbie Thomas

BRUCE Bobbie Jewel Hendrix Thomas, 84, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was a former factory worker and a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Kevin Purdon and the Rev. Forrest Poindexter officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Comfort Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Tittle and Patsy Poindexter, both of Bruce, and Faye Howell of Oxford; one son, James N. "Buddy" Thomas of Tupelo; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert N. Thomas; and her parents, James Alvis Hendrix and Alice Jane Massey Hendrix.

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

Willie K. Latch

CORINTH Willie K. Latch, 70, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his home in the Strickland community. He was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Alcorn County to the late Willie Mack and Gladys Gammill Latch. For 16 years he was an associate of Borg-Warner in Bellwood, Ill. He retired from Corinth Machinery. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakland Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Bostick, the Rev. Tim Dixon and the Rev. Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Johns Cemetery. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivor sinclude his wife of 47 years, Mary Kathryn White Latch of Corinth; one daughter, Kathy A. Latch Johnson and her husband, Frank, of Corinth; one son, Gregory Keith and his wife, Jimmie Ruth, of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Janet L. Tubbs and Virginia L. Killough, both of Corinth; four brothers, Lory Gene Latch, Dewey Latch and Donnie Wayne Latch, all of Corinth, and Mack Latch of Fairburn, Ga.; one stepgrandson, Casey Smith of Colorado.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Kay Latch; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry Arlie White and Ethyl Woods White.

Pallbearers will be Taft Little, Ray Marecle, Donnie Strachan, Harold Jones, Lloyd Green, Wesley Bradford, the Rev. Harris Counce Jr. and Buddy Jones.

Memorials may be made to the Heritage Hospice Team, 511 N. Franklin St., Corinth MS 38834; or Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund, 2024 Highway 72 East, Corinth MS 38834.

Harvey Sullivan

HERNANDO Harvey William Sullivan, 68, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Water Valley to Herman Ray Sullivan and Leona Sutton Sullivan. He was a retired employee of Coors Brewery, a Baptist and a veteran of the Korean War.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Forrest Poindexter officiating. Burial will be in Turkey Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lavelle Flowers Sullivan of Hernando; three daughters, Linda James of Tulsa, Okla., and Patricia Alexander and Doris Helms, both of Bartlett, Tenn.; one son, James Sullivan of Hernando; his mother, Leona Sutton Sullivan of Bruce; four brothers, Colon Sullivan of Independence, Melvin Sullivan of Walls, and Marvin and David Sullivan, both of Bruce.

Pallbearers will be Billy Shirley, Mike Shirley, Billy Bert Johnson, Bill Glover, Danny Clark and Tony Howard.

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

Willie Essary

CORINTH Willie Maude Melvin Essary, 94, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Middleton, Pa. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McPeters Funeral Directors of Corinth.

Bob Howell Sr.

AMORY Robert Russell "Bob" Howell Sr., 43, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at his home as the result of a house fire. He was born April 15, 1957, in Amory to Paul Russell Howell Jr. and Betty Jean Rieves Howell. He grew up in Wren and graduated from Okolona High School. He married Judy McCollum on July 9, 1999, in Memphis. He was a construction foreman with Eutaw Construction in Aberdeen. He also worked for Action Industries for 20 years. He was a member of East Main Church of Christ in Tupelo. He enjoyed hunting, coaching Little League baseball, his family and his grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Apostolic Church in Amory with the Rev. Coy Hill, the Rev. Stan Blaylock and Troy McNutt officiating. Burial will be in Howell Cemetery in Okolona. E.E. Pickle Funeral home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Anderson and his wife, Karen, of Pontotoc, and Robert Russell "Russ" Howell Jr. and his wife, Kellie, of Shannon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Micah George, and Lisa and Nic Nichols, all of Tupelo; three stepsons, Eric Dewayne Ling, Justin Wayne Ling and Phillip Colby Ling, all of Amory; one brother, William Paul "Bill" Howell Sr. and his wife, Janice, of Amory; a sister, Paula H. Stasch and her husband, Paul, of Okolona; six grandchildren, Kurt, Keely, Ty, Paige, Kyle and Kristin; three nieces and nephews, Paul Howell Jr., Leslie Howell and Taylor Stasch; his former wife, Darnell Howell Carnathan of Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Pallbearers will be Randle Hindman, Tim Laney, Stan Willingham, Bobby Elmore, Ricky Rogers, Carl Henry, Casey Henry and John Scott Kelly.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Eutaw Construction.

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

Memorials may be made go Howell Cemetery, c/o Jerry Howell, 30005 Murphree D rive, Okolona MS 38860

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