Vennie Mae Weatherly
ASHLAND Vennie Mae Webb Weatherly, 81, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. She was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Benton County to William Franklin Webb and Abigail Poff Webb. She was a homemaker and a member of Ashland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Everett Weatherly; and one grandson, William Lee Weatherly.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. W.G. West officiating and the Rev. Donald Webb assisting. Burial will be in the Country Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, William A. Weatherly of Lake Charles, La., and Charles J. Weatherly of Nesbit; four brothers, Ellis Webb of Tampa, Fla., Curtis Webb and William F. Webb Jr., both of Ashland and Donald Webb of Forrest City, Ark.; two sisters, Lucille Jordan of Ashland and Mary Rucker of Ripley; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.
SMITHVILLE Mary Delois Kittrell Smith, 45, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at her residence in Smithville. She was born July 20, 1952, in Monroe County and was a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with the Rev. George Woods officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Smith Jr. of Smithville; three daughters, Cherie Jean Burrus of Columbus, Kimberly Sue Adams of Wren and Angela Dawn Turner of Smithville; one son, Michael Wayne Gunter of Nettleton; her mother, Margie Woods Griggs of Hamilton; her stepfather, Clifford Eugene Griggs of Booneville; two stepsons, Christopher, J. Smith and James Robert Smith of Caledonia; three sisters, Sharon Barnett of Okolona, Deborah Kay Luker of Aberdeen and Sandra Carol Armstrong of Hamilton; one brother, Eric Eugene Griggs of Hamilton; her grandmother, Minnie Griggs of Prairie; four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Ched Kittrell.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Woods Jr., Frankie Traywick, Craig Barham, Johnny Barnett, Wiley Hallmark and Lowell Delaney.
Honorary pallbearers will be Grafton Woods and Tom Woods.
MANTEE William J. "Billy" Smith, 62, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at the Clay County Medical Center in West Point. He was the son of Bryant Lawson and Girlen Tate Smith. He was a native of Clay County in the Moon Valley Community, and he resided in the Pheba Community. He was a member of the Pentecostal church and attended the Gospel Lighthouse. He was a retired machine worker for A.C. Spark Plug, a division of General Motors Corporation in Flint, Mich. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #2098.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Una with the Rev. Grady Williams and the Rev. Billy Denton officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Smith of Mantee; two sons, William "Bill" Smith Jr. of Mantee and David Lee Smith of Southaven; six grandchildren; his mother, Girlen Tate Smith of West Point; one sister, Martha Jo Williams of Southaven; one brother, Douglas "Bubble gum" Smith of West Point.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bryant Lawson Smith; and two brothers, Bryant Smith and Garland Smith.
Pallbearers will be Lynwood Hill, Bryant Smith Jr., Dewayne Williams, Danny Williams, John Smith and Jasper Turnage.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Gross, David Moore, Wayne Crosswhite, William Swindol, Charles Hill, his friends in the Pheba Community, Buddy Pate and Marion Summers.
Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday.
BOONEVILLE Corine Lytal Goff, 84, died Thursday, July 31, 1997, at the Booneville Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was the widow of Clovis Goff.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Sherrill and the Rev. Greg Smart officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include three sisters, Gladys Wroten, Irene Champion and Pauline Robinson, all of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews.
Her nephews will serve as pallbearers.
HOLLY SPRINGS Charlie Stinson, 66, died Tuesday, July 29, 1997, at the Holly Springs Memorial Hospital. He lived in the Lake Center Community. He was a member of Mt. Teamer CME Church. He was a retired laborer from Newson Saw Mill. He was the widower of Zeria Allen Stinson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Paul CME Church with the Rev. Gifton Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Ayers Cemetery. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include seven daughters, Janice Spight of Holly Springs, Christine Peyton, Deloris Manning and Diane Manning, all of Rockford, Ill., Gracie Jones of Memphis, Mae Della Greene of South Bend, Ind., and Emma Stinson of San Diego, Calif.; seven sons, Robert Manning, William Manning, Edgar Manning and Oscar Manning, all of Holly Springs, Eddie Manning of Rockford, Ill., and Charles Henry Stinson of San Diego. Calif.; one brother, Eldridge "Shug" Stinson of Holly Springs; 37 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. There will be no viewing after the eulogy.
Lee Roy Colston
CORINTH Lee Roy Colston died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Corinthian Funeral Home.
Turquoise McMillian Malone, 78, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after an extended illness. She was born on Aug. 28, 1918, in Itawamba County to the late James Emmett and Edna Farris McMillian. She was a beautician for over 30 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Verona and enjoyed birdwatching and squirrel feeding as hobbies.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Chapel of Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona with Dr. David Hamilton and Bro. Randy Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her son, Alpheus Edwyn Malone and his wife, Yongja, of Taequ, Korea; one sister, Evelyna Senter of Verona; one brother, Guy, D. McMillian of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; four half sisters, Sue Stillion of San Francisco, Calif., Ann Bridges of Blue Springs, Lora Sudduth and Judy Crumpton, both of Tupelo; two half brothers, James Emmett McMillian Jr. of Chicago, Ill., and David McMillian of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Lamoys Duvall; and one brother, John R. McMillian.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Senter, Jimmy Sudduth, Randy Senter, Talmadge Senter, Michael McMillian, James McMillian and Phillip McMillian.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. today and from noon until service time Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 576, Verona, Miss., 38879.
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Johnnie B. Waldon
RIPLEY Johnnie B. Waldon, 89, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital Central in Memphis. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was the son of the late Issac B. and Sarah Ann Nabors Waldon. He was preceded in death by one son, Durrell Waldon.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ripley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Spurgeon Mullikin officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Falkner.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Waldon of Ripley; three daughters, Carol Atkins of Ripley, Cathy Wacascer of San Antonio, Texas, and Sue Settle of Ripley; two sons, Ray Waldon of Brownsville, Tenn., and Robert Waldon of Southaven; three sisters, Lillie Ridge, Evie McGee and Lottie Meeks, all of Ripley; one brother, Homer Waldon of Ripley; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
The obituary for William Sanders in Friday's edition of the Daily Journal included incorrect visitation information. There will be no visitation prior to services at 1 p.m. today.
PONTOTOC Samuel Dwight Lyons, 50, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a chef and country music song writer. He was a member of the Country Music Song Writer's Association of America. He was a member of the Nondenominational Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Raper, Dr. Bill Sims and the Rev. Tommy Galloway officiating. Burial will be Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include two sons, Christopher Dwight Lyons of Monnliton, Ark., and Johnny Paul Lyons of Knoxville, Tenn.; five sisters, Betty Whitten, Laura Franklin and Hazel Walton, all of Pontotoc, Nancy Ward of Tupelo and Barbara McAlpin of Germantown, Tenn.; seven brothers, Delbert Lyons of Hermatiage, Tenn., Elbert Lyons of Pontotoc, Wayne Lyons of Tupelo, Gene Lyons, Clyde Lyons and Clinton Lyons, all of Grenada and James A. Lyons of Warsaw, Ill.; one granddaughter.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Sunday.
Tammie Agnew, 25, died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons of Verona.