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Willie Humphres Sr.

RED BAY, Ala. Willie Hudson Humphres Sr., 63, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

Nannie Shelley

GUNTOWN Nannie Shelley, 92, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Grayson-Porter's Mortuary.

Jack Gillespie

HOUSTON Jack Gillespie, 55, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. He was born May 17, 1942, in Pontotoc to W.L. and Mogretta Tudor Gillespie. He was a carpenter and an employee of the City of Houston. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Parkway Baptist Church with the Rev. T.K. Brann and Dr. Tommy Tudor officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Lancaster Gillespie of Houston; one daughter, Merry Carson, and her husband, Chad, of Starkville; his mother, Mogretta Gillespie of Pontotoc; one brother, Jerry Gillespie of Pontotoc; his father- and mother-in-law, Owen and Ruth Lancaster of Houston; a brother-in-law, Russell Lancaster, and his wife, Jo, of Houston; three nieces.

Pallbearers will be Langston Kilgore, Bob Hancock, Marlon Lancaster, Edwin Hancock, Tommy Kilgore and Bobby Ray Toland.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the City of Houston Maintenance Department.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Maria Guerrero

CORINTH Maria Longoria Guerrero, 32, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, in Kossuth. She was a member of the Catholic church.

Services will be held in Matamoros, Mexico, at a later date. McPeters Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Pedro Guerrero; three sons, Ernesto Guerrero, Pedro Guerrero Jr. and Ivan Guerrero; her parents, Bravlio and Maria Perez Longoria; four brothers, Juan Longoria, Gerardo Longoria, Bravlio Longoria Jr. and J. Mario Longoria; two sisters, Ana Longoria and Martha Longoria.

Dowell Davault

VICTORIA Dowell "Burger" Davault, 69, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at his home. He was a truck driver for Harrison Manufacturing in Memphis and a member of the Victoria Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery near Ripley.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Shelton Davault of Victoria; two daughters, Charlotte Davault of Victoria and Peggy Curtis of Olive Branch; five sisters, Jackie Good, Charlene McMinn, Jean Burns, Monteray Williams and Aubrey Heathcott, all of Ripley, Tenn.; one brother, Felix Davault of Chandler, Ariz.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Fronie Hardwick Davault; and one brother, Edward Davault.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rev. C.E. Tutor

CARRIERE The Rev. C.E. Tutor, 83, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 1997, in Carriere. He was formerly of Pontotoc. He was a retired Baptist minister and a member of Central Baptist Church in McNeil.

Services will be at 5 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Tommy Tutor and the Rev. Buck Martin officiating. Burial will be in Randolph Cemetery. Picayune Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and Baldwin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Madge C. McGreger Tutor of Carriere; two daughters, Annette Morton of Harris, Tenn., and Myra Susan Eubanks of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sons, Joe Phil Tutor of Carriere, Jimmy Dean Tutor of Spring City, Texas, and Walter Tutor of New Orleans; four sisters, Mogrette Gillespie and Janice Rogers, both of Pontotoc, Rachel Stewart of Conway, Ark., and Patricia Huey of Gadsden, Ala.; two brothers, Dr. Thomas Reed Tutor and Winfield Tutor, both of Pontotoc; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Baldwin Funeral Home.

Dovie Prestage

FULTON Dovie Jones Prestage died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. The daughter of Ed and Ada Jones, she was born and raised in Muldon. She worked in Texas and Alabama in the fashion business before moving to Fulton. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Price Prestage, in 1980.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Itawamba Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Don Bishop officiating. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivor sinclude one brother, C.E. "Skeet" Jones of Bruce; two sisters, Dorothy Cain of Fulton and Missey Johnson of Houston, Texas.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Edith Allen

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. Edith Halterman Allen, 85, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at St. Benard's Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. She was born in Excello, Mo., and lived in Illinois and West Point before moving to Walnut Ridge, Ark., three years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at House-Gregg Funeral Home Chapel in Walnut Ridge with the Rev. Bob Smith and the Rev. Jim Young officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park in Walnut Ridge. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Frank A. Allen of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; one daughter, Barbara Daniel of Walnut Ridge; two brothers, Floyd Halterman of Spring Valley, Calif., and Paul Halterman of Mobley, Mo.; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at House-Gregg Funeral Home in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Myrtle W. Blackburn

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. Myrtle W. Blackburn, 83, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997. She was a native of Allsboro and a member of Allsboro United Methodist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Allsboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kirk Minor and the Rev. Clyde Vinson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Morrison Funeral Home in Cherokee, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one brother, Thaddeus L. Blackburn of Tishomingo; two sisters, Drucilla Lopp of Merced, Calif., and Eloise Clark of Birmingham, Ala.; nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Her nephews will be pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the Allsboro United Methodist Church.

Edward Simmons

FLYNN, Texas Edward Eugene Simmons, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at his home. He was born in Tomball, Texas, and had lived in Flynn, Texas, for six years. He was a retired U.S.D.A. meat inspector at Bryan Foods in West Point. He was a former deacon at West End Baptist Church in West Point, and he attended the Assembly of God in Flynn, Texas. He was a member of Gideons International.

Services were Friday, Aug. 8, 1997, at the Assembly of God in Flynn, Texas, with the Rev. Carl Lenz officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery in Tomball, Texas. Davis Cozart Funeral Home of Normangee, Texas, was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Merle Simmons of Flynn, Texas; one son, Edward E. Simmons Jr. of Hamilton; two daughters, Sissy Simmons Smitherman of Starkville and Janice Simmons Lucas of Aberdeen; three brothers, John Jacob Simmons of Mount Vernon, Texas, Roy Dean Simmons of North Zulch, Texas, and Alfred Simmons of Channelview, Texas; two sisters, Minnie Anderson of Houston, Texas, and Lydia Cathey of League City, Texas; nine grandchildren.

Teena L. Shryock

MILFORD, Ohio Teena L. Shryock, 45, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was an occupational therapist for the Hamilton County Schools in Ohio. She attended Faith Evangelical Free Church in Milford, Ohio.

Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Faith Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Steve Lovellette officiating. Burial will be Tuesday. Evans Funeral Home in Milford, Ohio, is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Shryock; two daughters, Jennifer and Erin; a son, Matthew; a sister and brother in -law, Tami and Fred Williams of Blue Springs.

Merle Thweatt

OXFORD Merle Shepard Thweatt, 93, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was a homemaker and a member of South Oxford Congregational Methodist Church. She was the widow of Robert Thweatt.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim McCullough officiating. Burial will be in South Oxford Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Georgia Wallace of Senatobia; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Bob Newton

AMORY Robert Evans "Bob" Newton, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was born March 22, 1911, in Itawamba County to James Elonzo and Willie Maude Bourland Newton. He attended school in the Cardsville community of Itawamba County. He married Jessie Palmer on May 4, 1941. He was an Army veteran of World War II, discharged April 13, 1945, as a staff sergeant. He lived in the Carolina community until moving to Amory in 1945. He retired in August 1967 from the Frisco Railroad as an engineer/fireman. He was a member of Harmony Primitive Baptist Church. He enjoyed working on his tractor, raising cattle and sports.

Services will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Elder Bobby Willis, Elder Marshall Boyd and Elder Billy Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Hatley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Newton of Amory; one son, Richard Evans Newton of Kosciusko; one daughter, Margaret Lynn Watkins of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Nell Harney of Amory and Troy Sloan of Columbus; four grandchildren, Matthew A. and Julie Newton, Jessica and Hilary Watkins.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, William Forrest Newton, Verell Newton, Kelly Newton and Jimmy Newton; and a sister, Travis Hilliard.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the DAV, Frisco Railroad employees and a special friend, Jackie Davis.

Memorials may be made to Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, 668 Hillsdale Drive, Tupelo, Miss. 38801 or DAV Chapter 61, 60053 Hadaway Bottom Road, Smithville, Miss.

J.W. McCord

PONTOTOC Johnny Wesley "J.W." McCord, 71, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at his home after a long illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1925, in Pontotoc County. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for Penn Tire Co. and a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Digby and the Rev. Ted Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Baldwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Moss McCord of Pontotoc; one stepdaughter, Christy Williams, and her husband, Michael, of Jackson; one stepson, Jimmy Brasfield of Pontotoc; one sister, Hazel Holcomb of Pontotoc; three grandchildren, Margarette Williams, Jessica Brasfield and Wesley Williams; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Pitts, Lynice McCord, Junior McCord, Benny McCord, Earnest Wilder and Marlin Inmon.

Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1:20 to 2 p.m. today at the church.

Blanche Rampley

BOONEVILLE Blanche Neal Gumm Rampley, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Sept. 9, 1908. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth White officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include seven daughters, Dorothy Woodruff of Booneville, Betty Frederick of Tupelo, Linda Moore of Guntown, Barbara Callender of Henderson, Nev., Nancy Combs of Odessa, Texas, Alice Brockman of Daly City, Calif., and Molly Watson of Bagdad, Fla.; one son, Neal Rampley of LaPorte, Ind.; one sister, Margaret Curtis of Round Lake, Ill.; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Carl Rampley, and a son, Richard Rampley.

Pallbearers will be Terry Frederick, Kevin Moore, Marty Woodruff, Bubba Watson, Ronald Moore, Russell Moore and Andy Skelton.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. to service time Sunday.

Ronnie Walls

PONTOTOC Ronnie Walls, 40, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, in Tupelo as the result of an auto accident. He was an active member of Friendship Baptist Church, the Civitan Club and the Promise Keepers.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. John Stewart, Bro. Jimmy Russell and Bro. Don McCutcheon officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Kaye Walls of Pontotoc; five daughters, Trenny Kelly of Thaxton, April Kitchens of Baldwyn, and Stephanie Stegall, Jessie Tutor and Angie Treadaway, all of Pontotoc; his stepfather and mother, Richard and Jean W. Hunter of Baldwyn; six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kent Littlejohn, Bilbo Russell, Danny Ray Smith, Dan Treadaway, Stephen McBrayer, Rusty Cummings and Kurt Thompson.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to service time.

Ernia B. Jones

Ernia B. Jones died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.

Allie Berryman

BOONEVILLE Allie Mae Barnes Berryman, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis after a brief illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was the widow of Eugene Berryman Sr.

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R.J. Wilemon officiating. Burial will be in East Prentiss Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Lawrence Grant of Chicago; one sister, Lillie Parks of Trenton, N.J.; three grandchildren, Scotty Grant, Michael Grant and Deverlin Grant; three great-grandchildren, Matthew Grant, Adam Grant and Cody Grant; two stepdaughters, Barbara Brannon of Booneville and Imogene Poindexter of Michie, Tenn.; one stepson, Eugene Berryman Jr. of Booneville; six stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. to service time today.

Shirley South

CORINTH Shirley Holloway South, 58, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at her home. She was a homemaker.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Baswell of Corinth; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Brenda South of Iuka, and Ricky and Joannie South, and Kenneth and Brenda South, all of Corinth; three sisters, Minnie Adams and Margaret Markle, both of Corinth, and Elizabeth Rorie of Rienzi; seven grandchildren.

Herschel Thomason

BOONEVILLE Herschel Thomason, 84, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at Booneville Baptist Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McMillan Funeral Home.

Mae Holliday

BOONEVILLE Mae Huddleston Holliday, 94, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at Heritage House Retirement Center in Vicksburg after a long illness. She was a retired telephone operator for South Central Bell with 42 years of service. She and her husband, Will, also owned and operated a grocery store in Booneville for many years. She was a member of Liberty Methodist Church and the Telephone Pioneers of America. She sang in gospel quartets in her young years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jack Williams officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery in Booneville.

Survivors include two nieces, Patricia H. Sullender of Vicksburg and Evelyn H. Clay of Eupora; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Clyde Huddleston of West Point; many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Holliday; and a brother, Clyde Huddleston.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today.

Howard Jeanes

RIPLEY Howard Jeanes, 85, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Louise Vaughan Hood

Shannon

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Jefferson Street Chapel

Shannon Cemetery

Mr. James W. Martin Sr.

Springhill community

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James W. Martin Sr.

James W. Martin Sr., 77, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at his home in the Springhill community after a sudden illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

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Louise Hood

SHANNON Louise Vaughan Hood, 94, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 1997, at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. She was born Dec. 23, 1902, in Shannon to Oscar Flemon and Mattie Lou Seale Vaughan. She was a graduate of Shannon High School and a 1924 graduate of Mississippi State College for Women. For a while after graduation she taught school in the Delta and at Scooba, but most of her teaching career was in the Shannon Schools, where she remained until retiring in 1964. After World War II and the Korean War, she taught veterans at night school in addition to her daytime work. She continued to substitute teach after retirement and privately taught math. She and her husband served as adult 4-H leaders for several years. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Shannon, where she served as clerk, secretary and historian of the church for more than 50 years. She served six years on the Mississippi Baptist Historical Commission. She also was a member of the Northeast Mississippi Historical and Genealogical Society, the Mary Stuart Chapter of the D.A.R. and the Lee County Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Shannon Woman's Club and the Woman's Missionary Union. She enjoyed working, selling World Book Encyclopedias and attending football, basketball and summer softball games. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Citizen Award at the Shannon Town Day in 1984 and received the Outstanding Lee County Educator Award in 1990 from the Young Senior Citizen Men's Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Lee Gardner and the Rev. Mark Cayson officiating. Burial will be in Shannon Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Leon L. Hood Jr. and his wife, Rachel, of Ozark, Ala., and Charles Vaughan Hood and his wife, Joan, of Shannon; six grandchildren, Stephanie German and Trey Hood, both of Ozark, Ala., Julie Armstrong of Dime Box, Texas, Sandy Renslow of Lutz, Fla., Susie Hood of Houston and Martha Hood of Columbus; nine great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Lawrence Hood, in 1969; two sisters, Grace V. Rice and Lillian V. Cook; and a brother, Jessie Seale "Jack" Vaughan.

Pallbearers will be Will Vaughan, John Vaughan, Brooks Corder, Bert Lauderdale, Stewart Lauderdale, Jim Rutherford Jr., Chip Vaughan and Brandon German.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist Church in Shannon.

Memorials may be made to the building fund or the youth fund at the First Baptist Church in Shannon.

Namabell Parker

NEW ALBANY Namabell Parker, 61, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1997, at her home in Ellistown. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by United Funeral Service.

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

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