Floy Manning

NESBIT - Floy Kopf Manning died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was a school teacher for Desoto County Schools for more than 38 years. She was a member of Southaven Church of Christ and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Services were Monday, Oct. 8, 2001, at the Hernando Funeral Home. Burial was in the Nesbit Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Reid of Nesbit and Wanda Coleman of New Albany; a sister, Eunice Mabry of New Albany; a brother, Paul Kopf of Crockett; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl William Manning, and a brother, Carl Kopf.

Eupal Danner

AMORY - Eupal Mae "Pete" Danner, 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Monroe County to Homer W. and Betty Etoil Harlow Williams. She lived in Pine Bluff, Ark., before moving to Amory, where she had lived for many years. She earned a degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College. She was employed at Amory Garment Company and at Gilmore Memorial Hospital, where she worked as a licensed practical nurse until retiring. She was a member of Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory and the Breakfast Club at Country Boy's in Amory. She enjoyed Bible study, crafts, including oil painting, and spending fun times with her family and friends. She married Wayne Conn in July 1951; he died in 1975. She married Russell Danner in October 1980; he died in 2001.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Meadowood Baptist Church in Amory with Bro. Lloyd Sweatt and Bro. Tom Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Itawamba County. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Belinda Conn Best, and her husband, David, of Becker; two stepdaughters, Linda Reich and her husband, Ronal, of Amory, and Judy McGehee and husband, Paul, of Meadville; a brother, Robert Clayton Williams of Amory; two sisters, Lois Fay Thompson of Hatley, and Patsy Ruth Wylie and husband, Jackie, of Smithville; her grandchildren, Emily Farrar, Steve Reich, Scott Reich, Dave Best, Amy Knott, Holly McGehee, Justin McGehee and Carrie McGehee; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; brothers, Richard Franklin Williams and Wallace Madison Williams; a sister, Bobbie Nell Payne; and an infant sister, Vera Nell Williams.

Pallbearers will be Al Wylie, Dean Thompson, David Williams, Kelly Williams, Jerry Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Adam Payne and Ben Harlow.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home today until service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to Meadowood Baptist Church Building Fund, 1512 Hatley Road, Amory MS 38821 or Baptist Children's Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton MS 39060.

Mary Tabbert

AMORY - Mary Edna Tabbert, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1915, in Century, Fla., to Allen Dulaney Givhan and Edna Patricia Jernigan Givhan. She married Frederick V. Tabbert on Oct. 4, 1947, in Mobile, Ala. She earned a registered nurse degree from the Mobile Infirmary. She was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy Nursing Corps. She lived in Mobile, Ala., Potstown, Pa., Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Benning, Ga., Munich, Germany, and the Panama Canal Zone before moving to Amory 37 years ago. She was a homemaker, a Boy Scout leader and a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Administrative Board, the Heritage Committee and the United Methodist Women. She loved her church and her family.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church of Amory with the Rev. Pat Ludlam and the Rev. Ed Woodall officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Frederick D. Tabbert of Memphis; three daughters, Marcia B. Archer and her husband, James, and Karen Marie Cox and her husband, John, all of Amory, and Nedra E. Chauvin and her husband, Andy, of Trussville, Ala.; a sister, Evelyn G. Tennant of Pensacola, Fla.; her grandchildren, Heather M. Goza of Amory, Leigh Anne Erikson of Clarksville, Tenn., Joshua D. Tabbert of Phil Campbell, Ala., John Issac Cox of Amory, and Chandler Chauvin and Kelsey Chauvin, both of Trussville, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick V. Tabbert; her parents; two brothers, Allen D. Givhan and Edgar Givhan; a sister, Mattie G. Edwards.

Pallbearers will be John Issac Cox, Robert Goza, Chris Erikson, Rubel Adams, Mike Hathcock and Andy Love.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church in Amory.

Visitation will continue at the funeral home until time for services at the church.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 147, Amory MS 38821.

Lorene Huffman

HOUSTON - Lorene Florence Huffman, 101, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was a member of a Chickasaw County pioneer family. A retired employee of the Gulf Ordnance Munitions Plant in Prairie, she spent the last years of her working life assisting her brother with a dairy. She was a member of Enon Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Enon Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Charles Porter officiating. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include a sister, Annie Lou Smith of Houston; nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, George and Mabelene Easley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie Jane Cox Huffman and Yance Hillard Huffman; four sisters, Lizzie Brown, Susie Sisk, Sally Boyce and Eunice Duncan; and two brothers, Alfred Huffman and George Huffman.

Pallbearers will be George Easley, Bill Sisk, Gary Huffman, Brand Huffman, Johnny Huffman and Earl Brown.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church.

Sallis Finley

BOONEVILLE - Sallis Finley, 101, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel.

Peggy Hollaway

ABERDEEN - Peggy Joan Harmon Hollaway, 57, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, she was born Dec. 23, 1943, to William Aubrey and Annie Earl Roberts Hunter. She was a seamstress at T.I.L., a beautician and a member of the North Mississippi Worship Center.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the New Prospect Cemetery at Lackey with Bro. Dudley Nash officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Hollaway of Aberdeen; a son, Jeff Harmon of Aberdeen; her mother, Annie Earl Hunter of Wren; a sister, Beatrice Tubb of Wren; a brother, Doyle Hunter, and his wife, Glenda, of Aberdeen.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Lillian Steele

Lillian Ewing Steele, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was a native of Lee County. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor's degree in social work. She taught school and worked with the Rehabilitation Division for the Blind for more than 20 years. She was a member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Elder Max Ewing officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Collins and her husband, Gregg, and Trish Roberts and her husband, Bill, all of Tupelo; two sons, Milton San Steele and his wife, Kim, and Raymond L. Steele, all of Tupelo; two sisters, Rebecca Ewing Baggett of West Memphis, Ark., and Lola Sheets of Tupelo; three brothers, Claude Ewing and his wife, Darlene, of Ripley, Elder Max Ewing of Oxford, and Bryant Ewing and his wife, Terry, of Tupelo; a sister-in-law, Dell Ewing of Tupelo; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton D. Steele; three brothers, and two sisters-in-law, Tillman and Dessie Ewing, Willard and Mary Lee Ewing, and Ed Ewing; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Marvin Wood.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Michael Collins, John Steele, Max Satterfield, Matthew Steele, Zack Steele, David Foster and Mark Gunner.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ola Bishop

WINONA - Ola Bishop, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Winona Manor after a long illness. She was a native of Lee County. She was a former employee in the garment industry and a member of Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bishop, in 1993.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Friendship Cemetery with the Rev. Harry Rayburn officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Duck Hill Baptist Church.

Roy Davis

HEIDELBERG - Roy Davis, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home. He was born Jan. 28, 1910, near Dennis to the late Hubert and Jessie Tate Davis. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau and the Church of Christ.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Russ Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in Cotton Springs Cemetery near Dennis.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Davis of Heidelberg; two sons, George Davis and his wife, Anna, of Heidelberg, and Jimmy Davis and his wife, Grace, of Diamondhead; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Willard Mock and her husband, Arlis, of Fulton; five brothers, Bud Davis of Memphis, Buster Davis and his wife, Billie, of Fulton, Travis Davis of Bossier City, La., Hollis Davis of Fulton, and Floyd Davis and his wife, Velma, of St. Joseph, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bertie Brown.

Pallbearers will be G.R. Davis, Colt Davis, Bob Barnett and Douglas Warren.

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

Owen Davis

PONTOTOC - Owen Cook Davis, 67, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at his home. He was a retired employee of Sherwin-Williams Paints in Memphis and a member of the West Heights Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. David Hamilton, Bro. Jackie Whitley and Bro. Ron Westmoreland officiating. Burial will be in West Heights Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Davis of Pontotoc; three sisters, Betty Donahoe of Jackson, Rachel Keys of McKinney, Texas, and Jean Scott of Bogalusa, La.; a brother, William Davis of Batesville, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Scotty Kyle, Tom Pope, Gary Cole, Sam Cain, Ray Bailey and David Caldwell.

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

Pauline Kitchens

COLUMBUS - Pauline Kitchens, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was a retired nurse's aide and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn with the Rev. Edward Knox officiating. Burial will be in the New Harmony Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, John B. Kitchens of Columbus; two sons, Gary Kitchens of Columbus and John T. Kitchens of Brandon; a sister, Mauveline Estes of Baldwyn; a brother, George W. Bell of Guntown; three grandchildren, Macarley Kitchens, Sebrena Moore and Kimberly Clark.

She was preceded in death by her parents, W.M. and Zelma McCarley Bell, and a son, Paul Kitchens.

Visitation will be from noon to service time today at the funeral home.

Doris McGill

IUKA - Doris Dean McGill, 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at her home. She was a member of the Iuka Baptist Church, where she was the nursery department director for many years and a Sunday school teacher. She was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority in Muscle Shoals, Ala., as a human resources assistant.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Iuka Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Manley, the Rev. Ron Plymel and the Rev. Jerry Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cutshall Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Harmon McGill of Iuka; three sons, Matthew Marlar and wife, Alecia, of Memphis, Wesley McGill of Iuka and Jason McGill of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Renee Walker and her husband, Steven, of Bracey, Va.; four brothers, Travis Dean and his wife, Cleta, Malone Dean and his wife, Opal, and Allen Dean, all of Iuka, and Bill Dean and his wife, Anita, of Zion, Ill.; two sisters, Edith Williams and her husband, Hershel, and Donna Archer, all of Iuka; a sister-in-law, Gerry Thomas and her husband, Herbert, of Iuka; five grandchildren, Nichole and Nathan Walker, and Jerrica, Mason and Josey McGill.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Vance Gullett

BLUE SPRINGS - Vance Roberts Gullett, 93, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at the Beverly Healthcare Center (Lee Manor) in Tupelo after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of the Alpine community. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and all types of needle work.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with the Rev. Terry Faulkner, the Rev. Eugene Gullett and the Rev. Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Keylon Gullett and his wife, Mary Jane, of Bartlett, Tenn., Wallace Gullett and his wife, O'Nell, of the Jugfork community, the Rev. Eugene Gullett and his wife, Betty, of Sorento, La., and the Rev. Wayne Gullett and his wife, Tillie, of Calhoun City; two daughters, Agnes Smith of Tupelo, and Carolyn Griggs and her husband, Dexter, of the Alpine community; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Cliff Gullett; her parents, E.C. "Son" and Delia Roberts; five brothers, Earnest, McWhorter, Walden, Grady and Troy Roberts; two sisters, Lillian Pannell and Ruby Swann; and a son-in-law, Billy Smith.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Gullett, Greg Gullett, Tony Henry, Roger Reeder, Dennis Alred and Dale Thurston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Alred, Cory Gullett, Eric Henry and Chris Smith.

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

Liz Honeycutt

IUKA - Mary "Liz" Honeycutt, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Southern Magnolia Estates in Iuka. She was a member of Rock Hill Christian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wray Graham officiating. Burial will be in Corinth National Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Honeycutt of Iuka; two sons, David Stevens and James Stevens, both of Charlottesville, Va.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Tate.

Walter Lucas

RED BAY, Ala. - Walter Lee Lucas, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at the Red Bay Hospital. He was a native of Mississippi. He was a retired farmer after 50 years and a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Lucas, in 1999.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with the Rev. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Thelma Wood Howell of Golden.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Fred Harris

CORINTH - Fred Harris, 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Patterson Memorial Chapel in Corinth.

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