Douglas Bell, Saltillo
Latisha Cantu, Plantersville
Lucille Cates, Mantachie
Phil Coleman, Baldwyn
Bernice Hill, Tupelo
Harvey Holloway, Holly Springs
Charles Ray Irvin, Corinth
Robin Joyce Follin, Corinth
Dot Latch, Corinth
Wilbur Mobley, Aberdeen
Ed O'Callaghan Sr., Tupelo
Jerry Reed, Corinth
Mae Waddle, Fulton
James T. Wilson, Golden
Ed O'Callaghan Sr.
TUPELO - Edward Eugene "Ed" O'Callaghan Sr. 92, died Friday, March 16, 2007 , at the Golden Living Nursing Center in Tupelo where he has resided for six weeks. He was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Lee County to the late James P. and Lucy Elizabeth O'Callaghan. At the time of his death he was the oldest living O'Callaghan descendant of the original Irish family which settled the Lee/Union County and Fairfield communities in the early 1800's. He graduated from Tupelo High School and became a civil engineer. He worked much of his adult life for AT&T and for P.I. Turner of West Point. He was a charter member of the Gum Tree Bottle Club and an avid bottle collector and golfer. He was an Ole Miss Rebel fan and a colorful southern character.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with the Rev. Mike Hicks officiating. His son, Gene, will deliver the eulogy. Private burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his four children, Beth O'Callaghan Pate (Richard), Gene O'Callaghan and special friend, Sarah Timms, and Pat O'Callaghan (Patsy "Pat"), all of Tupelo, and Frank O'Callaghan (Jane) of Booneville and Tula; his brother, Joe O'Callaghan Sr. (Donna) of Tupelo; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his special friends and caregivers, Linda Riley and Debra Browning; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Critz O'Callaghan, who died May 30, 1999; and four siblings, George, Jimmy and Elizabeth O'Callaghan and Emma O'Callaghan Rials.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Pate, Thomas Whitenton, Bob O'Callaghan, Joe O'Callaghan Jr., Randy Huckaby and Brad Murphy. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present members of the Natchez Trace Golf Club and Gerald Anderson.
Visitation will be from noon until service time today.
Memorials may be made to the Bibles for Troops Fund at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1400 Clayton Avenue, Tupelo, MS 38804.
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Mr. Edward E. O'Callaghan Sr.
2 p.m. Today
Lee Memorial Park
Visit: Noon until service time
Robin Joyce Follin
CORINTH - Robin Joyce Follin, 50, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Baptist East Memorial Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Lone Oak Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Magnolia Funeral Home with Bro. Smiley Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Oak Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Randy Follin of Kossuth; three daughters, Brandi Switcher and husband, Kevin, Melanie Brooks and husband, Brandon, and Chelsea Follin, all of Kossuth; her grandchildren, Blake Butler, Hunter Switcher, Addie Switcher and Darbie Brooks; one brother, Eddie Newcomb; one sister, Tricia Herron; and her mother, Ella Mae Newcomb.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Newcomb.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Brooks, Kevin Switcher, Monte Smith, Harold Wilbanks, Michael Brooks and Greg Seago.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home.
BALDWYN - Marvoline "Phil" Coleman died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.
Charles Ray Irvin
CORINTH - Charles Ray Irvin, 59, died Friday, March 16, 2007, in Birmingham, Alabama. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hight Funeral Home.
ABERDEEN - Wilbur Fred Mobley, 73, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. He was born Jan. 27, 1934, in Monroe County to the late Charles Coleman and Gertrude Denley Mobley. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He was a heavy equipment operator and a logger.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen with Bro. Larry Jeffries officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Barbara McLemore Mobley of Aberdeen; two daughters, Debra Lowery and husband, David, of Russellville, Ala., and Shelia Dodd and husband, Bill, of Fort Smith, Ark.; five sons, Doug Mobley, Herman Mobley and Greg Mobley and wife, Christy, all of Greenville, Fred Mobley and Danny Mobley and wife, Jan, all of Aberdeen; two sisters, Mildred Roberts of Aberdeen and Viola Moon of Clark Lake, Mich.; one brother, Edward Mobley of Aberdeen; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Coleman and Denley Mobley; and his sisters, Louise Gilreath and Martha Lenoir.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Mobley, Donald K. Mobley, Kenneth "Buddy" Mobley, Ricky Mobley, Ronnie Gilreath and Donnie Mobley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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W. E. PEGUES
Mr. James Hugh Ray
2 p.m. Today
First Presbyterian Church
Tupelo Memorial Park
Visit: 1 to 2 p.m. today
at the church
Mrs. Martha Anderson Williams
2 p.m. Today
Mrs. Janice M. Swain
3:30 p.m. today
Jefferson Street Chapel
Tupelo Memorial Park
Mrs. Bernice Tidwell Hill
10 a.m. Monday
Jefferson Street Chapel
Visit: 5 to 7 p.m. today
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CORINTH - Dorothy "Dot" Latch, 73, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at the Mississippi Care Center. She was a Baptist. She loved her family and enjoyed fishing.
Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with Bro. Tony Morrow officiating. Burial was in Holly Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Lanny M. "Buddy" Latch of Corinth; two sons, Terry Hinds and Rickey Hinds (Chris) of Corinth; two daughters, Gail Bowden (Bert) of Mooreville and Karen Patrick (Brad) of Corinth; grandchildren, Kim Priest and David Melton of Mooreville, Cody and Braden Hinds of Corinth, Eryn Coleman and Jes Patrick of Corinth; two great-grandchilden, Shana Priest and Ethan Priest of Mooreville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Roy McDaniel and Ola Mae McDaniel; and her first husband, Leonard Hollis Hinds.
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PLANTERSVILLE - Latisha Lashea Cantu, 20, died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at her home in Plantersville. She was born Dec. 26, 1986, in Tupelo to Danil Cantu and Marguerite Stout Cantu. She attended Plantersville School. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. She was active in area Special Olympics, winning several gold medals. She enjoyed watching movies and T.V., spending time with friends, bowling, and playing softball, soccer and basketball.
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with the Rev. Gregory Bolden officiating. Burial was in Plantersville Cemetery.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Marguerite Cantu and Shelby Bolden of Plantersville; one sister, Analisa Pool (Michael) of Killeen, Texas; one brother, Daniel Stout of Saltillo; her father, Danil Cantu (Diane) of Ocala, Fla.; three uncles, Leonard Stout (Theresa) of Saltillo, Lynn Stout (Lisa) of Plantersville and Leslie Stout Jr. (Ronnie) of East Moline, Ill.; one aunt, Loretta Strauder (Tracy) of Minnesota; two great-aunts, Julie Ann VanBunnen of Silvis, Ill., and Peggy Sue Britian of Davenport, Iowa; her grandfather, Leslie Stout Sr. (Edwina) of Silvis, Ill.; her grandmothers, Karen Stout of Moline, Ill., Marie Cantu of Homestead, Fla.; her great-grandparents, Arthur Hoeck (Ruth) of Davenport, Iowa, and Paul Anderson (Norma) of Moline, Ill.; two cousins, Desiree Keeper and Amber Stout.
Pallbearers will be Michael VanBunnen, Lynn and Leonard Stout, Les Stout Jr., Les Stout Sr. and Shelby D. Bolden.
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SALTILLO - Douglas Leon Bell, 50, died Thursday, March 15, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 20, 1957, in Mississippi. He was a carpenter. He enjoyed gardening.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Parkway Baptist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Paul Brashier officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery. Lee Memorial Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Wiggington (Steve) of Mooreville; two sons, Greg Bell (Jennifer) and Doug Bell (Jeana) of Tupelo; two sisters; four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the preschool department at Parkway Baptist Church.
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Mr. Douglas Leon Bell
2 p.m. Today
Parkway Baptist Church/Tupelo
Family will receive friends
From 1:30 to 2 p.m. today
At the church
CORINTH - Jerry Reed died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Corinthian Funeral Home.
James T. Wilson
GOLDEN - James T. Wilson, 70, died Friday, March 16, 2007 , at the North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Jan. 5, 1937, in Itawamba County to the late John T. and Audrey Spradling Wilson. He was retired from Mueller Brass Co. in Fulton after 35 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and attended Providence Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Annie Quay Wilson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Bobby Massey and Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jimmie Jerldeen Wilson of Golden; one son, James Richard Wilson of Tremont; three daughters, Teresa R. Sides and husband, Jimmy, and Jamie Wilson and husband, Sidney Ivey, all of Golden, and Rhonda L. Wilson of Tremont; two granddaughters, Christy Wilson of Golden and Chassidy Brose and husband, Eric, of Iuka; three grandsons, Michael Morrison Jr. and fiancŽe, Misty Bonds, and Jared Sides, all of Golden, and Johnathan Wilson of Tremont; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Laveryn Nanney and husband, Boyce, of Saltillo; three brothers, Gerl Wilson and wife, Kay, Riley "Slim" Wilson and wife, Sandy, and William "Bull" Wilson and wife, Vikki, all of Guntown; and many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Eric Brose, Jared Sides, Michael Morrison Jr., Sidney Ivey, Billy Stanphill and Jimmy Sides. Honorary pallbearers will be Danny Mitchell and Stevie Wilson.
Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.
TUPELO - Bernice Tidwell Hill, 87, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. A Union County native, she was born Jan. 20, 1920, to the late James T. and Paralee Bishop Tidwell. A graduate of New Albany High School, she later attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College and Mississippi State University where she received a B.S. degree in Education. She taught school at Mooreville Elementary and then in the Washington, Missouri School System retiring after 20 years. She was married to Clarence L. Hill who preceded her in death August 9, 1989. She was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church and prior to declining health, was active in the Young At Heart Club. She enjoyed life and teaching, having touched many lives through her work in education.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Mike Hicks officiating. A private family burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Reba Brown and Janice Lomenick and husband, Eddie, all of Tupelo; one sister, Carolyn Griffin and husband, Wayne, of Baldwyn; five grandchildren, Lisa Brown Moore and husband, Sid, of Macon Ga., Bart Brown and wife, Gina, of Carlisle, Penn., Russ Brown, Suzye Lomenick Sheffield and Merrie Lomenick Hughes and husband, Andy, all of Tupelo; and five great-grand children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, C.L. Hill; a brother, Bobby Tidwell; a son-in-law, James Russell Brown; and a grandson, C.E. Lomenick III.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HOLLY SPRINGS - Harvey Holloway died Friday, March 16, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Ashland.
MANTACHIE - Lucille Cates, 82, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Daniel Health Care Inc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Mantachie. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Mantachie.
FULTON - Mae Nell Waddle died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.