Ruth Allison, Sulligent, Ala.
Elzada Bailey, Bruce
Sandra Carwyle, New Albany
Lucille Cates, Mantachie
Johnny H. Grimes, Burnsville
Roy Powers, Burnsville
Jerry Don Reed, Walnut
Liza Reed, Tupelo
Valeria Sherard, Corinth
Lillie Swindle, Blue Mountain
Mae Waddle, Fulton
MANTACHIE - Mary Lucille Cates, 82, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Daniel Healthcare Inc. She was born June 25, 1924, to the late Delmus and Susie Trible Nunn. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church. She was a factory worker most all of her life. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed going to yard sales and collecting glass.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with the Rev. Danny Wilburn officiating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Calvin "Tiny" Cates of Mantachie; one daughter, Jane Holt (Mark) of Mantachie; two sisters, Annie Chance of Aberdeen and Janie Philly of Pensacola, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earlis Cates; two sons, Robert Earl Whitaker and Travis "Shorty" Cates; two brothers, Buford Nunn and Billy Nunn; one sister, Lilly Belle Jackson; and a special friend, Oklin Avery.
Her grandsons will serve as her pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home in Mantachie.
BURNSVILLE - James Love "Roy" Powers, 94, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the Iuka Hospital. He was a member of Mt. Zion Jesus Name Church. He was formerly employed as a logger and sawyer, but truly loved his later job as a school bus driver and especially loved the children. He also enjoyed witnessing and singing gospel music on Unity Broadcasting Television. He was a friend to all and never met a stranger.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Antioch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Gerald Grissom, Bro. Jessie Lanier and Billy Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five sons, Billy Powers and wife, Faye, and Wayne Powers, all of Corinth; Leon Powers and wife, Racine, and Jimmy Powers and wife, Laurie, all of Burnsville, and Charles Powers and wife, Meredith, of Destin, Fla.; three daughters, Glenda Belue and husband, Scotty, of Iuka, Bonnie Sue Ross of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Ruby Hardin and husband, Benny, of Corinth; 30 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two wives, Letha Grissom Powers and Maggie McCoy Powers; one son, Melvin Powers; two grandchildren, James Powers and Peggy Hardin; one son-in-law, James Ross; his parents, Jim and Nanny Smith Powers; three brothers, Lonnie, Olen and Melvin Powers; and two sisters, Myrtle Walker and Bertha Brumley.
His grandsons will serve as his pallbearers.
Visitation will continue until service time at the residence of Glenda and Scotty Belue.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Jesus Name Church or the Antioch Cemetery Fund.
TUPELO - Liza Reed died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Greenhouses. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.
SULLIGENT, Ala. - Ruth Loggains Allison, 86, of Sulligent, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at her residence. She was born in Lamar County to the late Demp and Edna Earl Ray Loggains. She was a graduate of Sulligent High School and Baylor University where she received a degree as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She retired from the Lamar County Hospital after 25 years of service. She was a member of the Sulligent United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star and Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She was the widow of Wayne Allison.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. Mitch Nethery officiating. Burial will be in the Pope Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Jo Loggains of Tupelo; one niece, Cindy Sparks and her sons, Sam and Taylor Sparks, all of Tupelo; and of host of other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Robbie Ray Fowler and Ruby Loggains; and one brother, Samuel Noah Loggains.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
NEW ALBANY - Sandra Lee Carwyle, 46, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.
BLUE MOUNTAIN - Lillie Pearl Swindle, 97, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born July 30, 1909, in Union County to the late Cal Lee and Martha Ann Mooneyhan. She was a lifelong resident of the Ellistown community where she cared for area children in her home. She moved to Blue Mountain upon the death of her husband of 65 years, Nelson Swindle. She was a member of Lowery Memorial Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her family, her grandchildren and especially her great-grandsons.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Cox and Dr. Clay Anthony officiating. Burial will be in the Ellistown Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include one special daughter-in-law, Dimple Swindle of Blue Mountain; one grandson, Roger Swindle (Carolyn) of Memphis; one granddaughter, LaNell Anthony (Clay) of Tupelo; four great-grandsons, Kevin and Alan Swindle of Memphis and Aslan and Haddon Anthony of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Robert Mooneyhan; and one son, Lanier Swindle.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Johnny H. Grimes
BURNSVILLE - Johnny H. Grimes, 54, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the North Miss. Medical Center. He was a carpenter by trade for the past 25 years and was a member of the carpenter's union in Sheffield, Ala. He enjoyed fishing and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Coleman Family Chapel in Corinth. Burial will be in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Burnsville.
Survivors include his mother, Juanita Grimes of Burnsville; one son, John Kevin Grimes of Bartow, Fla.; two brothers, Howard Grimes of Glen and Jimmy Grimes of Burnsville; one sister, Mary Roberson of Grand Junction, Tenn.; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stacy Grimes; and two brothers, Darren and Tommy Grimes.
Visitation will continue today until service time at the funeral home.
CORINTH - Valeria Sherard, 83, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Dogwood Plantation. She was a school teacher for four years before accepting the Lord's call to be a missionary in 1952. She devoted her life to God's work on the mission field of Alaska where she helped start many Baptist churches for the native people. She loved the Eskimo people and shared Christ with them until her health began to fail in 1999. She moved back to Corinth where she attended Tishomingo Chapel Baptist Church. The state mission offering was named after her in Alaska.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Carol Talley and the Rev. John Gifford officiating. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Shiloh Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother-in-law, Amos Nelms and his wife, Verda Lee; her nephews, Stanley Nelms and Steve Nelms and his wife, Trina, all of Corinth; one niece, Margaret Nelms of Meridian; and her great-nieces and great-nephews, Tiffany Nelms Mitchell, Danny Andrew Nelms, Creighton Nelms and Tyler Nelms.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Vadie Sherard, one sister, Adlene Nelms; and one nephew, Danny Nelms.
Memorials may be made to the Alaska Baptist Convention, 1750 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507.
Jerry Don Reed
WALNUT - Jerry Don Reed, 60, died Saturday, March 17, 2007, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas to Albert and Mary A. Nelson Reed. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a self-employed mechanic and also worked at Dunn Auto Shop. His hobbies included dirt racing and collecting NASCAR items.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with Ralph Lambert officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Church of Christ Cemetery in Michie, Tenn.
Survivors include his wife, Pebble Hunt Reed of Walnut; two sons, Jerry Red Jr. and Danny Blackburn, both of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Linda Gray (Daniel) of Burnsville; one brother, Howard Reed of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Bean of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandchildren, Thomas and Justin Mauney; special nieces and nephews; and his special friends, James Lee and Margaret Dunn of Corinth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Terry Dean Reed; and one brother, Clinton Reed.
Pallbearers will be Robert Lee Swinford, Lee Swinford, James Lee Dunn, Phillip Mathis, Dale Dixion and Marshall Ligon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
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FULTON - Mae Nell Waddle, 80, died Saturday, March 17, 2007 , at the North Miss. Medical Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Fulton to the late Dew Boyd and Delphia Moore Davis. She was a lifelong resident of Itawamba County and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Dorsey. She was employed by Itawamba Manufacturing Co. for over 50 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Sidney Davis and Bro. Danny Pitts officiating. Burial will be in the Keys Cemetery.
Survivors include one brother, Ralph Davis of Moss Point; two sisters, Sue Walton of Tupelo and Dorothy Cagle of Mooreville; and 19 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R.M. "Jed" Waddle; one sister, Faye Wallace; three brothers, J.B. Davis, Bill Davis and Charles Davis; and her parents.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
BRUCE - Elzada Bailey, 96, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the Bruce Nursing and Personal Care Center. She was born Aug. 14, 1910, in Yalobusha County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with the Rev. Danny Spratlin officiating. Burial will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Janie Trusty of Foley, Ala., and Ethelene Tedder of Vardaman; one sister, Lena F. McAnally of Mobile, Ala.; six grandchildren, Randy Bailey, Michael Bailey and Hubert Tedder, all of Calhoun City, Carol Baker of Bruce, Joni Euler of Spanish Fort, Ala., and Rebecca Wells of Vardaman; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Dewey Bailey; one son, Carl Bailey; her parents, Floyd Bryant and Levy Chism Bryant; one sister, Clemie Williams; and two brothers, Ernest Bryant and Roy Bryant.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.