Vivian J. Bryant
NEW ALBANY Vivian J. Bryant, 82, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997. She was a native and lifelong resident of Union County, and the daughter of the late William and Sarah Nowlin Garrison. She was a member of the West Tallahatchie Baptist Church and a retired employee of Mississippi State University after 23 years of service.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Kenny Adair, the Rev. William "Bill" Garrison and the Rev. Lee Graham officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, James Dewey Bryant; one son, Daniel John Bryant; one sister, Ollie Lovelady Wells.
Pallbearers will be Charles Wells, Gene Wells, Henry Fair, Billy Garrison, William Garrison and Ben G. Coffee.
HOUSTON Rosie Virginia Burns Turman, 78, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 5, 1919, in Burnsville to John Franklin Burns and Hattie Kennedy Burns. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Houston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Walter "Shorty" Turman of Houston; two daughters, Linda Gann of Houston and Johnnie Mabie of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Walter Turman of Verona; three sisters, Ethel Murphy and Alice Wroten, both of Booneville, and Vanah Watts of Gardendale, Ala.; one brother, J.T. Burns of Hernando; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Berta James.
Pallbearers will be Robert James, Larry Weaver, Cleveland McAnally, Dale O'Barr, Troy James and Bobby Williams.
EUPORA Larry Glen Love, 51, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Webster Health Services in Eupora as the result of an motor vehicle accident. He was born Aug. 12, 1946, in Webster County. He was a retired, self-employed building contractor and a member of the First Baptist Church in Eupora.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Eupora First Baptist Church with the Rev. W.S. "Bill" Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Montevista Baptist Church Cemetery. Wise-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Pepper Love of Eupora; his mother, Mable Love of Eupora; two sons, Richard Love of Eupora and David Love of Grenada; one sister, Nelda Gore of McCondy; one grandchild.
BOONEVILLE Vance Caldwell, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Booneville Baptist Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired partner in Caldwell Brothers Plumbing and Electrical, and a former employee of the Big V and Wheeler Water Associations. He was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Minister J.A. Thornton and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Faye Fortner Caldwell; one daughter, Joyce Morgan, and her husband, Larry, of Booneville; two sons, Dean Caldwell and his wife, Nellie, of Vicksburg, and Ricky Caldwell and his wife, Terri, of Memphis; four sisters, Sherline Haynes of Lambert, Earline Barron of Booneville, and Elizabeth Gray and Eloise Floyd, both of Marietta; one brother, Emmitt Caldwell of Booneville; seven grandchildren, Cindy Mathes, Jennifer Cowan, Tim Caldwell, Michelle Morgan, Christy Parker, Brad Caldwell and Bryan Caldwell; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Cara Ann Tolivar Caldwell; and four brothers, Spain Caldwell, H.L. Caldwell, James Caldwell and Carnice Caldwell.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Maddox, Gordon Tyra, Ronald Michael, Charles Bullock, Tommy Baragona, Merrill Cartwright, Jack Arnold and Marshall Dickerson.
Knox W. Ross Sr.
PELAHATCHIE Knox W. Ross Sr., 75, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at Rankin Medical Center in Brandon. He was a native of Pelahatchie. He attended East Central Junior College and Mississippi State University. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 5th Marine Division at the Battle of Iwo Jima and in the Japan occupation forces. He was a retired auditor with the Mississippi State Department of Audit. He and his wife owned Knox's Department Store in Pelahatchie for 32 years. He also was active in timber and cattle farming operations. He was president of the Mississippi Polled Hereford Association and the Mississippi Cattlemen's Association. He was a member of Pelahatchie Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, treasurer and boys' Sunday School teacher.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Pelahatchie Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pelahatchie Cemetery. Ott & Lee Funeral Home of Brandon is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Ross of Pelahatchie; one son, Knox W. Ross Jr. of Pelahatchie; three daughters, Barbara Phillips of Huntsville, Ala., Deborah Stone of Tupelo and Rebecca Rodgers of Madison; one brother, James H. Ross of Pelahatchie; two sisters, Virginia Warner of Jackson and Emma Grace Moyle of Temple Terrace, Fla.; eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Pelahatchie Baptist Church building fund.
RIPLEY Carolyn Orman Graves, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1997, at Baptist Hospital Central in Memphis. She and her husband were the owners of Graves Upholstery and Graves Insulation for 37 years. She was a member of the Beech Hill Church of Christ and Survival Inc.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. King McCarver officiating and Bro. Patrick Chapman assisting. Burial will be in Beech Hill Church of Christ Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Hatley Graves of Ripley; one daughter, Colleen Dunnam, and her husband, Garry, of Ripley; two grandchildren, Robert Wilbanks and Amy Graves; one great-grandchild, James Wilbanks.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Irma Covey Orman, and a son, Jeff Graves.
Pallbearers will be Shan Tidwell, Phil Tidwell, Teddy Dickerson, Elton Dickerson, Pete Crum and Melvin Tidwell.
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Sally A. Northington
BELDEN Sally A. Northington, 76, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 1997, at her daughter's home in Tupelo.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morning Star M.B. Church with the Rev. Lewis McGee officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Chesterville Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Katherine Floyd, Brenda Scott and Cynithia Northington, all of Tupelo, Betty Prichard of Belden and Sady Denson of Albany, Ga.; three sons, Willie Northington of Milwaukee, Wis., Billy Northington of Dallas, Texas, and Harold Northington of Tupelo; one brother, Willie Berry of Detroit, Mich.; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
COUNCE, Tenn. Mary Jewel Hodge Barlow, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. She was the owner and operator of Barlow's Trailer Park, Sporting Goods and Restaurant. She was a member of the Pickwick United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was the widow of Lawrence Howard Barlow.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Shackelford Funeral Home Chapel in Savannah, Tenn. Burial will be in Memory Gardens of Hardin County.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Agee of Memphis; one son, Dr. Joe Barlow of Iuka; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
William D. McMillen
FULTON William D. McMillen, 95, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was the son of Tom and Rosie Shields McMillen. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, a former employee of Dura Crates with 30 years of service and a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Mae McMillen, in 1988.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dan Louman officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Grady McMillen of Fulton; two daughters, Careda Trottier of Fulton and Eva Mae Miller of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Noon McMillen of Mooreville and Frank McMillen of Starkville; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home.
James L. "Mac" McDonald, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at the Dugan Memorial Nursing Home in West Point after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.
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TREMONT Ronnie Hammock, 47, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at the Red Bay Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, Ala.
Mike Fisher, 36, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at his home in the Skyline community. He was a native of Arkansas and a heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Old Union Cemetery, west of Shannon, with the Rev. Tim Lampley officiating. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Fisher of Skyline; two sons, Jonathan Fisher and Michael Fisher, both of Marvell, Ark.; one sister.
Pallbearers will be William Taylor, Larry Sims, John Jolly, Elb Sims, Ellis Sullivan and Adam Burchfield.
Visitation will be 30 minutes before services at the cemetery.
SNOW LAKE SHORES James Bernice "Billy" Roberts, 65, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at his home. He was born April 4, 1932, in New Albany to E.B. Roberts and Lotis Watson Roberts. He was a retired operations manager for Chickasaw Warehouse, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the First Baptist Church in Olive Branch.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Olive Branch with Bro. P.J. Scott officiating. Burial will be in Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Corrine Roberts of Snow Lake Shores; one son, Jimmy Roberts of Bartlett, Tenn.; two daughters, Evelyn Henderson of Olive Branch and Susan Moore of Snow Lake Shores; two sisters, Essie Whitten and Janice Farr, both of New Albany; five brothers, Gerald Roberts, John Roberts, Loyd Roberts and Ray Roberts, all of New Albany, and Ray Roberts of Myrtle; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
STARKVILLE Robert M. "Bob" Hartley, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at his home in Starkville. He was a native of Meridian and a veteran of World War II. He was a longtime sports publicist for Mississippi State University. He was hired as MSU's first full-time sports information director on Aug. 15, 1946, and was named assistant athletic director for media relations in February 1978. He retired April 1, 1985, after serving 39 years. Since his retirement he served as a consultant to MSU Director of Athletics Larry Templeton. He also wrote a weekly column for the sports publication "Dawgs' Bite" and served as the official historian of MSU athletics. He was a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America, the MSU Sports and the Mississippi Sportswriters Association Halls of Fame. He was a charter member and former president of the Starkville Kiwanis Club and the MSU chapter of the National Football Foundation; a charter member of the Starkville Quarterback Club; and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Starkville, the VFW, the American Legion, the Starkville Chamber of Commerce, the Bulldog Club, the MSU Alumni Association, the Football Writers of America, Mended Hearts, Kappa Alpha Alumni.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Starkville. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Buchanan Hartley; three daughters, Pam Strange and Pat Flowers, both of Jackson, and Peggy North of Brandon; five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the MSU Bulldog Club or the Starkville First Presbyterian Church.
OKOLONA Emma Rogers died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona.
Robert B. Prather
COLUMBUS Robert B. Prather, 66, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1997, at University Hospital in Jackson. He was born in Oxford and grew up in Tupelo. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II, including service aboard the Bonhomme Richard as a combat air crewman. He received his B.S. degree from Mississippi State University and his law degree from the University of Mississippi. He practiced law in West Point and Columbus, and represented the Lowndes County School Board in its successful renegotiation of its sixteenth section leases. He also served as a public defender for Lowndes County. He served on numerous committees of the Mississippi Bar, including the Board of Bar Commissioners and its Complaints Committee. He was a Fellow of the Mississippi Bar Foundation, a member of the Columbus Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the Lamar Order of the University of Mississippi Law School, and he was elected president-elect of the Law Alumni Chapter. He was a communicant of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus, where he served as a member of its vestry. He was a former member and warden of the Church of the Incarnation in West Point.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus with the Rev. W. Murray Bullock officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Columbus. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lenore Loving Prather of Columbus; three daughters, Pamela Prather and Malinda Prather, both of Jackson, and Valerie Jo Sundman of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandchildren, Tyler Brooks and Laura Loving Sundman, both of Atlanta; a brother, Jacque Prather of Tupelo.
Pallbearers will be Roger Flynt, John McCullough, Willis Puckett, Fred A. Jones, Henry Weiss, Hunter M. Gholson, Jim Evans, Wiley Hutchins and Larry Jones.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 465, Columbus, Miss. 39703 or to the donor's favorite charity.