AUTHOR: JUDYC

Tab Newsum

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. T.H. "Tab" Newsum, 79, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at his home. He was a retired employee of D.X. Oil Refinery in Tulsa, Okla., and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a Mason and a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Sam Holcomb and Bro. Charles Stubblefield officiating. Burial will be in Ecru City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Louise R. Newsum of Oklahoma City; one stepson, Byron Moffett of Oklahoma City; his mother, Resa Newsum of Pontotoc; three brothers, Bob Newsum and Cody Newsum, both of New Albany, and Mayor Sam Newsum of Ecru; four sisters, Hermie Lewis of Hickory, Dola Rorie of Tupelo, Eva Bailey of Ecru and Vaneta Swords of Horn Lake; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Reid Dawe, Frank Swords, Donald Sloan, Marc Alshargatti, Albert Gordon and Ray Bailey.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time today.

Toy B. Stewart

OXFORD Toy B. Stewart, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the Graceland Convalescent Center. He was a member of Old Union Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Oxford.

Survivors include two sisters, Genera Hinton of Oxford and Lorene Sparks of Memphis.

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

Memorials may be made to the Old Union Cemetery fund.

Malvin E. Champion

OLD HICKORY, Tenn. Malvin E. Champion, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 1997, at his home. He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army. He served during World War II and received the Silver Star. He was a Mason and a member of Christian's Rest United Methodist Church. He was a former resident of Lafayette Springs.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Christian's Rest United Methodist Church with the Rev. Billy Hill officiating. Burial will be in Christian's Rest Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Young Champion; one daughter, Judi Champion; one son, Dennis A. Champion; two sisters, Rudell Hudson of Thaxton and Ruth Hill of Bruce; one brother, Hollis Champion of Bryceville, Fla.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. today at Christian's Rest United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Christian's Rest United Methodist Church.

James Karr

MT. PLEASANT James Philip Karr, 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at his home. He was born July 24, 1905, in Mt. Pleasant to Joseph Henry Karr and Helen Jones Karr. He was a farmer and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Services were Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Milton Winter officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lesley Karr of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, James Philip Karr Jr. of Mt. Pleasant and Joseph E. Karr of Oxford; one daughter, Lesley Karr Loftin of Mt. Pleasant; one sister, Olivia Karr Burns of Memphis; two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Granville Cothern, Henry Boswell, Larry Anderson, Campbell Teel, Alfred Loftin, Larry Carpenter, Paul Burch and Morris Jowers.

Louise Turner

BATESVILLE Louise Turner, 86, died Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at the South Panola Community Hospital in Batesville. She was a native of Panola County and a retired school teacher. She was a member of New Hope M.B. Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, secretary of the Mission Society and secretary of the Bible class. She was the widow of the Rev. William H. Turner.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Hope M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Vashti Richmond of Batesville and Willie E. Brown of Detroit, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.

Gola Harper

MEMPHIS Gola Bland Harper, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. She was born in Clay County, but lived in Memphis most of her life. She was a retired secretary at Baptist Hospital. She was the widow of Fred W. Harper.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home in West Point with the Rev. Terry Partin officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Ruby Bland of Memphis; one sister-in-law, Ventrice Reid of West Point; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Williams, Early Foster, Waymon Reid, Neil Blansett and Bobby Champion.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.

Lucy Turner

MYRTLE Lucy Ann Turner, 88, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Roselawn Retirement Home in New Albany. She was born Jan. 13, 1909, to Willis and Ollie Mae Fooshee McGregor. She was a longtime resident of Myrtle. She was a homemaker and a member of Marina Cathedral Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Calif.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Gwin T. Turner and the Rev. Jim Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, J. Doyle Turner of Myrtle; one daughter, Jessie Lou Hayes of Jacksonville, Ark.; one son, the Rev. Gwin T. Turner of Los Angeles; one sister, Lora Jane Turner of New Albany; one brother, Samuel McGregor of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

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

Mary Orr

CORINTH Mary Orr, 75, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth.

Lacy Miller

JACKSON, Tenn. Lacy Miller, 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Calvin McDonald

Calvin McDonald, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was a self-employed electrician, a member of the Assembly of God Church and an Air Force veteran of World War II.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Clifford Sutterfield, the Rev. Wayne Thorn and the Rev. Phil Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Lee Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel McDonald of Tupelo; two daughters, Janice Gann and her husband, Leon, of Mantachie, and Judy Justice and her husband, Harold, of Tupelo; two sons, Phillip Mc Donald and his wife, Shirley, of the Union community, and Scott McDonald and his wife, Lori, of Tupelo; one foster son, John Coleman of Tupelo; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David McDonald, Danny McDonald, Dennis McDonald, Mike Gann, Matt Gann, Chris Gann, Curtis Finney and Rickey Lee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NMMC Hospice, 600 W. Main St., Tupelo, Miss. 38801.

John Rowland II

John Ezra Rowland II, 33, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He was born in Hazlehurst, Ga. He moved to Hamilton, Ala., where he attended Hamilton High School. He moved to Tupelo in 1981. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard, serving with the HHC 155th Armored Brigade in Tupelo and Co. B-1198 Armor in Booneville as an M1 Abrams tank crewman. He was a member of the Lakeview Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Merle Bradley officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Rowland of Hamilton, Ala., and Tiffany Rowland of Guntown; two sons, Jonathan Rowland and Brandon Rowland, both of Guntown; two sisters, Tina Bishop and Teresa Palmer, both of Tupelo; one brother, Richard Rowland of Tupelo; his parents, Ann and John Rowland Sr. of Tupelo; his grandmothers, Vera Lewis of Verona and Bessie Rowland of Hazlehurst, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Woodrow Lewis and Sam Rowland.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Lewis, Johnny Rowland, Joey Beam, Danny Gilmore, B.J. McClendon and Jerry Palmer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Will Gilmore, Glen Rowland, James Tafoya, Buddy Dingman and Bob Rowland.

Visitation will be after noon today at the funeral home.

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Henry Ellis

SHANNON Henry Ellis, 89, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at Daniel Nursing Home in Fulton after a long illness. He was born in Pontotoc County, but lived in Shannon most of his life. He was a retired employee of Shannon Steel Service and a member of the Pontocola Baptist Church. He also was self-employed as a saw filer. He was an avid fisherman.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Fred Hartley and the Rev. Terrell McGreger officiating. Burial will be in the Shannon Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Hood, and her husband, James, of Brewer; one son, Jack Ellis, and his wife, Kathryn, of Tupelo; one sister, Katie Kimbrough of Houston; one brother, James Ellis of Pontocola; four grandchildren, Jackie Hanna of Saltillo, Lee Menard and her husband, David, of Houston, Texas, Jan Shackelford of Mobile, Ala., and Lisa Pennington and her husband, Ricky, of Tupelo; two great-grandchildren, Lee Kelly and Amanda Hanna, both of Saltillo; one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mayme Ellis; three brothers, William Ellis, Emmitt Ellis and C.L. "Buddy" Ellis; and one sister, Beryl Kimbrough.

Pallbearers will be John Ellis, Buddy Ellis, Andy Ellis, Harold "Skeet" Ellis, Sonny Kimbrough and Jamie Kimbrough.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Shannon Steel Service.

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Lillian Wallace

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Mattie Lillian Wallace, 96, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at Columbia Southwest Hospital. She was born Nov. 12, 1900, in Itawamba County to James Samuel Williams and Rachel Dulaney Williams. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Pontotoc County.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. John Loden and Bro. Tim Loden officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Pauline Hennessee, and Lois Hennessee and her husband, Boyd, all of Louisville, Ky., and Dean Loden of West Point; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Farris G. Wallace; a son, Caston Wallace; an infant daughter; and three sisters, Jo Ann Wallace, Annie Mae Morton and Mazie Lavell Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Danny Loden, Jerry Loden, Jeff Thomas, Stephen Thomas, Herschel Morton and Michael Horton.

Joseph R. Sandlin Jr.

JACKSON Joseph R. Sandlin Jr., 49, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at his home. He was a war time veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Army Intelligence from 1971 to 1984 when he received an honorable discharge.

Services will be private. Senter Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Joley Lynn Carter and Patricia Ann Mills, both of Fulton; one son, Joseph Michael Sandlin of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Martha Jean Wood of Orlando, Fla.

Abriana Parker

MANTACHIE Abriana Noelle Smith Parker, infant, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Keys Cemetery with the Rev. Wesley Kingsley officiating.

Survivors include her parents, April D. Smith and Bobby G. Parker of Mantachie; her grandparents, David and Renee Clouse, and William and Gail Parker, all of Mantachie; her great-grandparents, Hazel E. Smith of Mantachie, Lizzie Mae Clouse of the Peaceful Valley community, Jim and Ann Bobo of Pontotoc, and Allen and Mary Decanter of New Albany; her great-great-grandmother, Tera Mae Clouse of Peaceful Valley; several aunts and uncles.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Parker Sr., William Parker Jr., Glenn Clayton, David E. Clouse, Bill Smith, Charlie Howard, Claudia Glesic, and the owners and employees of Trulove's Super Stop.

Blanche Sewell

PONTOTOC Blanche Hodges Sewell, 88, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at the Pontotoc Hospital. She was a retired teacher, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Pontotoc and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Dr. Bill Sims officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Sewell Eubanks, and her husband, Johnny, of Carthage.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Sewell, and a brother, Buck Hodges.

Pallbearers will be Jim Grisham, Gary Leach, Hank Waycaster, Floyd McCullough, Alvin Ashmore and Ray Stark.

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

Bill Brooks

LEVELLAND, Texas William Grissom "Bill" Brooks Sr., 63, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Mantachie to Kirby and Pauline Grissom Brooks. He had lived in Hockley County, Texas, since 1980. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, and served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a mechanic and heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Cactuc Street Church of Christ.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Gardens in Levelland, Texas, with Bro. William Eudy officiating. Burns-Smith Funeral Home of Levelland is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Parker Brooks of the home, whom he married Sept. 4, 1968; four sons, Bill White of Jacksonville, Fla., William Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., Timothy of St. Louis, Mo., and Kevin of Levelland; one daughter, Brenda Revelle of Lubbock, Texas; three sisters, Sue McKissack of Columbus, Francis Lyle of Tupelo and Faye Burgio of Levelland; six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Booker T. McRae

OKOLONA Booker T. McRae, 71, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a native of Quitman and a member of Clarks Chapel M.B. Church in Okolona. He was the husband of the late Ethel Ree McRae, who died Jan. 1, 1997.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Clarks Chapel M.B. Church with the Rev. L.C. Cook officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn King, and her husband, the Rev. J.D. King, of Okolona; one son, Gregory McRae of Okolona; three sisters, Mattie Carter of Meridian, Catherine McGee of Quitman and Eartha L. Evans of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Kenneth McRae, and a sister, Essie Mae Johnson.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. A wake will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.

Marvin Swindol

WEST POINT Marvin Swindol, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Cherub Personal Care Home in Caledonia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Calvert Funeral Home in West Point.

Lillian Winter

PONTOTOC Lillian Winter, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the Pontotoc Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Stella Kizziah

AMORY Stella Myrtle Watson Kizziah, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 30, 1902, in Monroe County. She lived in the Bigbee community until moving to Amory. She married Murrel Feemster Kizziah in 1920; he died in 1973. She was a retired employee of the Amory Garment Co. She was a member of the East Amory Baptist Church, where she was a longtime Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with the Rev. R.D. Cline officiating. Burial will be in the Union Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. Watson and Mattie E. Hester Watson; a brother, Jesse Watson; and two sisters, Pauline Hester and Maudine Hawkins.

Pallbearers will be Steve Johnson, Mike Johnson, Buddy Hester, Don Winders, John Maxey, Scott Stephens, Alvie Conwill and Tim Watson.

Memorials may be made to the East Amory Baptist Church, 905 Hatley Road, Amory, Miss. 38821.

Minnie Suggs

SMITHVILLE Minnie Suggs, 92, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Smithville.

Buddy Carter

AMORY Leroy "Buddy" Carter, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1997, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Pickle Funeral Home of Amory.

Willie Williams Jr.

ABERDEEN Willie Williams Jr., 58, died Monday, Jan. 13, 1997, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Shafer and Collins Funeral Home of Yazoo City.

Ida Word

ABERDEEN Ida Bell Word, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1997, at the Aberdeen-Monroe County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary in Aberdeen.

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