Tiny Ruth Wren

BOONEVILLE – Tiny Ruth Wren, 82, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at her home in the Pisgah Community. She was born in Tippah County April 4, 1935, to James Ed and Ruby Hastings Sims. She was a member of Pisgah Methodist Church. Her family brought her much joy and she cherished spending time with them.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 2 p.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Estes officiating. Burial will be in Antioch No. 2 Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughters, Donna Hyde (Jody) of Pisgah, Lisa Lambert (Larry) of Thrasher; one sister, Gladys Hughes of Booneville; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Sims of Pisgah; grandchildren, Amanda Taylor (Brandon), Kari Hamby (Timmie), Jadon Hyde, Landyn Hyde; great-nieces and nephews, Brandi McKinney (Jon), Penni Cooper (Glenn), and Mickey Shouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Ray Wren; infant son, James Ray Wren; her parents; and a brother, Hershel Sims.

Pallbearers will be Sam White, Jackie Perrigo, Mitch Brasfield, Bill Wimberley, Bobby Moore, and Jason White.

Memorials can be made to Pisgah Methodist Church Building Fund.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.boonevillefuneralhome.net.

Jim Thompson

MYRTLE – Jimmy “Jim” Ray Thompson Jr., 45, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at his home. He was born September 29, 1971, to Jimmy Ray Thompson Sr. and Ruby Mae Rines Thompson. He was a Graduate from Ingomar High School and worked at VIP Cinema Seating. He loved being outside and spending time with his family.

Services will be 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at United Funeral Service with Bro. Dustin Pounders and Bro. Daniel Smith officiating. Burial will be at Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his father; two sons, Justin Ray Thompson and Shawn Bradley Thompson; a sister, Kathryn Whittemore (Fenton) of Rienzi; a brother, Johnny Thompson of New Albany; a niece, Katelyn Whittemore; a nephew, Christian Whittemore; his father and mother-in-law, Charles Michael “Buddy” and Edna Hill Beard; his girlfriend, Julia Martin; and his girlfriend’s children, Savannah Sullivan, Cameron Sullivan, Taylor Martin and Kaitlyn Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife of eighteen years, Kristie Rena Beard Thompson; his mother; and a brother, Michael Decker.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home; and again Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

For online condolences, please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Bobbie Lambert

OAKLAND, TENNESSEE – Bobbie Lambert, 81, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday, 12 noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Peggy Stephenson

BOONEVILLE – Funeral services for Peggy Ann Hilburn Stephenson, 80, are set for Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Jacinto Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Stephenson died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born November 3, 1936, and was a retired Nursing Assistant at Magnolia Regional Health Center and a member of Jacinto Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of sixty-two years, Douglas Stephenson of Booneville; son, Eddie Stephenson and wife Marilyn of Booneville; daughters, Gena Lindsey and Carol Johnson and husband Glen of Booneville; 5 grandchildren, Heather Lindsey, Dana Stephenson, Jennifer Lindsey, J.D. Johnson and wife Brittany and Joseph Johnson; 4 great grandchildren, Skyler Lindsey, Paisley Grace Johnson, Payton Viger and Levi Viger; 5 brothers, Billy Ray Hilburn and wife Sharon of Rockford, Illinois, Willie Hilburn and wife Betty of Caruthersville, Missouri, Steve Hilburn and wife Judy of Kansas City, Missouri, Jerry Hilburn and wife Susie of Caruthersville, Missouri and Bennie Hilburn of Steele, Missouri; sisters, Bonnie Hendricks of Donovan, Missouri and Geneva Hilburn of Rockford, Illinois; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Ann Stephenson; father, Isom Hilburn; mother, Gracie Bell Green Hilburn; brothers, Buddy Hilburn, Jim Hilburn, Albert Hilburn and Donald Hilburn; sister, Mary Olinger; and father-in-law, E.O. Stephenson. Bro. Ken White will officiate the service.

Charles Howard Stack

CEDAR BLUFF – Mr. Charles Howard Stack, 67, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 3 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, 1 until 3 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Palestine Cemetery.

Q.P. Phillips

RANDOLPH – Q.P. Phillips, 67, passed away May 7, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center- Tupelo. He was a member and deacon of Carey Springs Baptist Church. He was a retired truck driver for Old Dominion Freight Line and bus driver for Pontotoc County Schools. He also enjoyed spending time with his twin granddaughters.

Services will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 2 p.m. at Carey Springs Baptist Church. Bro. Junior Ritchie and Bro. Pete Gregory will officiate. Burial will follow in Carey Springs Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Gloria Turner Phillips; two sons, Chris Phillips (Jessica) of Tupelo and Chad Phillips (April) of Randolph; twin granddaughters, Haylee and Caylee Phillips; his twin sister, Quple Dunlap (Sam) and sister, Nona Shoemake; brother, Kent Phillips; mother-in-law, Faye Turner; two sisters-in-law, Teresa Conlee (Larry) and Darla Heath (Paul); a host of nephews and nieces that he loved dearly.

Preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ludell Phillips; brothers, Delmer, James, Jimmy, Harold and Wayne Phillips; sisters, Shelby Taylor, Betty Chrestman and Wilma McGreger; and father-in-law, Ray Turner.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Phillips, Shane Phillips, Randy Dunlap, Brad Chrestman, Jeff Phillips and Glen Holloway.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Al Chrestman, Steve Phillips, Larry Phillips, Tim Phillips, Bobby Holloway and Mike Phillips.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5 until 8 p.m. at Carey Springs Baptist Church and Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 12 noon until service time at Carey Springs Baptist Church.

Curtis W. Ward

ABERDEEN – Curtis W. Ward, 57, passed away May 7, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial Funeral Home.

Bill Wilemon

FULTON – Edward M. “Bill” Wilemon, 88, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House. He was born March 3, 1929, to Jessie V. and Opal Dulaney Wilemon. He worked in sales for twenty-nine years for Earnest Hardware and for twenty-six years at Wood Sales. He was the oldest living member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed gardening and yard work.

Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Jackie Gray and Bro. Tim Holsonback officiating. Burial will be in Itawamba Memorial Gardens. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Survivors include his children, Mitzi Wood (Robert), Randy Wilemon (Helen), and Debbie Cooley (Ronney); his grandchildren, Marty Wood (Julie), Misty Hogan (Michael), Matt Wilemon (Bethany), Mike Wilemon (Shea), Corey Moore (Brittany), Annabeth Thomas (Justin), Justin Cooley (Roxanne), and Allison Cooley; and his great-grandchildren, Kaitlin Wood, Morgan Wood, Jordan Wood, Paul Martin Wood, Mackenzie Wood, Jace Cooley, Kimber Cooley, Wyatte Beasley, Wesson Wilemon, Sutten Wilemon, Piper Wilemon, Chaysen Moore, and Porter Moore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Wilemon; a daughter-in-law, Donna Wilemon; a grandson, Chris Cooley; one sister, Susie Mae Wilemon; two brothers, Grady Wilemon and James “Pug” Wilemon; and his parents.

Pallbearers will be Marty Wood, Michael Hogan, Matt Wilemon, Mike Wilemon, Corey Moore, Justin Thomas, Justin Cooley, Donnie Robinson, and Dennis Ruth.

Visitation is 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Condolences may be shared with the Wilemon family at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Sue Ann “Susie” Wilson

PONTOTOC COUNTY – Sue Ann “Susie” Wilson, 38, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2017, at Regional One Health Center in Memphis. Services will be Wednesday, May 10, 2 p.m. at Ecru Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 9, 5 until 9 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Ingomer Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home is honored to serve the Wilson family and invites you to share memories at www.ripleyfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Pannell

NEW ALBANY – Dorothy Ann Coltharp Pannell, 81, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union County. She was born June 2, 1935, in Union County to Charles Washington Coltharp and Evelyn Owen Coltharp. She was a retired supervisor and seamstress for Mohasco. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at United Funeral Service with Bro. Gary Yates officiating. Burial will be at Glenfield Memorial Park. United Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by her son, Rickey Pannell; three sisters, Linda Williams (Billie), Willene Taylor and Dale Gregory; one brother, Alan Coltharp (Dot); two grandsons, Rickey and Robert Pannell and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne Pannell; and two brothers, William Coltharp and Kenneth Coltharp.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5 until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

For online condolences and guest registry, please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Anthony Davis

STURGIS – Mr. Anthony Davis, 46, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at his home in Sturgis. Services will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10 a.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5 until 8 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Cedar Bluff.

Norman Pounds

TUPELO – Mr. Norman Pounds, 57, died May 7, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Pinnie Pounds; his children- eight boys, Nathan Pounds, Nathaniel Pounds, Joseph Pounds, Joshua Pounds, Jasmine Pounds, Timothy Fitzpatrick, Michael Fitzpatrick, Mirese Jones; his five daughters, Sarah Pounds, Sylvia Pounds, Jessica Pounds, Maria Hurt, Jennifer Shumpert; and his grandchildren. He also leaves his sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews, and a host of other families and friends. There will be a private memorial held at his home at 12 noon on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Anthony A. Blankenship

TIPPAH COUNTY – Anthony A. Blankenship, 77, passed away May 7, 2017, in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.

C.D. Hood Jr.

FULTON – Bro. C.D. Hood Jr., 88, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017. He was born March 20, 1929, to the late Charles Dorse Hood Sr. and the late Charlie Bethel Russell Hood in Fulton. He was a retired factory worker and pastor. He served his Lord and Savior many years pastoring churches in Itawamba and Monroe Counties. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. He was a beloved Christian husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday May 10, 2017, at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Henry Jenkins officiating. Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, also at Senter Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his cherished wife, Zelma Hood; daughter, Mitzi (Rodney) Stanford of Old Union; sons, Mel Reed Hood of Beach Park, Illinois and Joel K. (Gina) Hood of Tupelo; granddaughters, Wendy Madsen, Hannah (Neil) Patterson, and Miranda (John) Jamerson; grandsons, Ross Hood, Jonathon (Kylene) Stanford, and Brandon Stanford; great-grandson, Bryce Jamerson and great-granddaughter, Gabby Jamerson, who adored their Pappaw Hood very much; a brother, Billy (Sheliah) Hood; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Polly Powell, Mildred Culver, Jewel Orear, and Hildred Senter.

Pallbearers will be Ross Hood, Jonathon Stanford, Brandon Stanford, Neil Patterson, John Jamerson, Randy Quarttaro, Dick Williams, and Ryan Hood.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SBC International Mission Board at www.imb.org.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.

James Loflin

NEW ALBANY – James Willard Loflin, 53, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after an extended illness. He was the first born son of Willa Anne Hamm Loflin and T.F. Loflin Jr., on November 15, 1963. James was a graduate of IAHS in 1982 and attended Itawamba Community College. A hard worker his whole life, James worked at Leggett & Platt, Kroger, and Schreiber Cheese in Monette, Michigan, and was a volunteer fire fighter in his youth. Through his employment, he received awards for his job performance. He attended basic training at Paris Island for the U.S. Marine Corps and was a patriotic citizen. James always looked out for the needy and the needs of animals. James worked at the Salvation Army helping to feed the homeless and volunteered at disaster relief services in the Joplin, Missouri tornado of of 2011. Through his efforts, a kill shelter was converted to a non-kill shelter due to his arranging the donation of an 18-wheeler load of pet food.

Services will be 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie. Burial will be in the Center Star Cemetery.

James is survived by one brother, Phillip Loflin (Reagan); two sisters, Cheryl Hunke and Sharon Carter (Dave); his special friend, Mylinda; his beloved pet, Cheyenne; two nephews, Ryan and Mitch Loflin; two nieces Mattie and Erin Michael Carter; and two pup nieces, Sissy and Pooh.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents, Pete Hamm and Louise Conrad Hamm.

Visitation is 4 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared with the Loflin family at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.

Jakita Ann Minich Barnes

GUNTERSVILLE, ALABAMA – Jakita Ann Minich Barnes, 72, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville, Alabama. Services will be Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the graveside, at Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. Visitation will be Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12 noon until 1:45 p.m. at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory. Burial will follow at Haughton Memorial Park, Amory. Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at www.EEPickleFuneralHome.com.

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