Gale Keeton Barksdale, Red Bay, Alabama

James Hoke Cappleman, Tippah County

Virginia S. Chambers, Tupelo

James A. Floyd, New Albany

Cheryl Galabiz, Tupelo

Sandra Gaskin, Verona

Larry Herman, Greensboro, North Carolina

Sarah Holland, Oxford

Alvie Isaac, Sr., New Albany

Gerald Kent, Mooreville

Nancy Elaine Marie Kizer, Union/Pontotoc Counties

June Lantrip, Longview

Virginia "Ginny" Millican, Tupelo

Murphy Troy "Buddy" Minga, Jr., Amory

Jerry Patterson, Saltillo

Jim Randle, Sr., Prairie

James E. Simmons, Tupelo

Kittie R Smith, Holly Springs

Billy Ray Zinn, Bruce



Mrs. Sandra Gaskin


Arrangements Incomplete





October 14, 2021



11 a.m. Friday

Lakeview Baptist Church

Lee Memorial Park

Visitation: 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday,

at the Church



1 p.m. Friday

Saltillo Chapel

Graveside Services

3 p.m. Friday

Bethel Cemetery, Etta

Visitation: 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Thursday, W. E. Pegues, Saltillo



11 a.m. Saturday

All Saints Episcopal Church



12 p.m. Saturday

East Main Church of Christ

Eggville Cemetery

Visitation: 10 a.m. until service time

Saturday, at the Church


Holland – Directory for

Thursday, October 14,2021

Mrs. Dewdrop “Dot” Emison


1:00 PM Friday, October 15, 2021

Graveside Only

Lee Memorial Park

No Public Visitation

Mrs. Charlotte Sablovic


Private Services

Mr. William “Billy” Brannigan III


Visit: 10AM-12PM Saturday, October 16,2021

Service Private to Family

Lee Memorial Park

Ms. Mary “Millie” Barnes

Shannon/Clark Co., MS

Arrangements Pending

Mr. Billy Nunnelee


Arrangements Pending



James E. Simmons

TUPELO - James E. Simmons, 80, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 12 p.m. at East Main Church of Christ. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10 a.m. until service time at East Main Church of Christ. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. Full obituary will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be left at Burial will follow at Eggville Cemetery.


Billy Ray Zinn

BRUCE - Billy Ray Zinn, 77, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Baptist Calhoun Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Services will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Midway Church Cemetery in Vardaman, MS. Visitation will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. at Belle Memorial of Bruce, MS.


James Hoke Cappleman

TIPPAH COUNTY - James Hoke Cappleman, 83, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Jackson University Hospital in Jackson, MS. Services will be on Friday, October 15 at 11 AM at the Heritage Chapel of Ripley Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Thursday, October 14 from 5 PM to 8 PM at The Ripley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery. The Ripley Funeral Home invites you to share memories with the Cappleman family at


Jim Randle, Sr.

PRAIRIE - Jim Randle, Sr., 90, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Services will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Lake Grove M. B. Church. Visitation will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. at Belle Memorial F.H. - Aberdeen.


Kittie R Smith

HOLLY SPRINGS - Kittie R Smith, 24, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. Graveside services will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 12 Noon at Bell Grove M.B. Church 849-1799 Tyro Road Holly Springs. Walk through visitation will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 4:00-6:00 at Serenity Autry Chapel. Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.


June Lantrip

LONGVIEW - Evelyn June Lantrip, 68, passed away October 10, 2021 at Church Street Manor. She was born March 26, 1953 to Quay and Buneva McGreger of Randolph, MS. She was in the last graduating class of Randolph High School in 1971. She loved the outdoors, working in her yard, gardening, tending to the wildlife, taking pictures, and traveling, especially with her friends, Annie and Marge and her niece, Crystal. She was married to Larry Lantrip for 27 years and he was her true love. They retired and opened up the Clock-Shop in the Longview community where they serviced clocks in many of our surrounding states. After, the retirement of her brother Barry, he joined them at the Clock-Shop where they spent many hours together working, building, and delivering clocks. Our precious brother-in-law passed away four years ago, and the Clock-Shop was closed. June was a resident for the past two months of her life at Church Street Manor in Ecru. The staff, aids, and nurses took excellent care of her and she made many, many friends her short stay there. She will be missed dearly by all her family and friends.

Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of her memorial service. Bro. Drew Richardson and Bro. Jody Riddle will officiate the memorial service which will be held, Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Visitation will begin at 4:00PM and continue to service time of 6:00PM.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, make all donations to Longview Baptist Church.

June is survived by her special sisters-in-law, Margaret Nix (Mike) of DeRidder, LA, Jean Lantrip of Cairo, and Mary Berry of Springville; special brother-in-law, Charles Cowsert (Bonnie); two sons, Wesley Kisor (Heather) of Pontotoc and Johnny Crouch (Jessie) of Okolona; brother, Barry McGreger (Regina); four sisters, Brenda Mize, Teresa Baldwin (Danny), Tammy Bass (Mike), and Robyn Riddle (Jody); three grandchildren, Kayla, Kimberly, and Kristin; nine great grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Lantrip; her parents, Quay and Buneva McGreger; one sister, Sylvia Cowsert; one brother, Paul McGreger; and one special brother-in-law, Harrel Lantrip.


Murphy Troy "Buddy" Minga, Jr.

AMORY - Murphy Troy "Buddy" Minga, Jr., 62, finished his work here on earth and began his new life in Heaven on Monday, October 11, 2021. Born on August 13, 1959, in Amory, MS, he was a son of the late Murphy Troy Minga, Sr., and Lillian Fears Minga.

Buddy grew up in a large family in Monroe County and graduated from Amory High School in 1977. Upon graduation, Buddy began working and eventually took over Minga Plumbing and Heating Company. He was a Master Plumber and worked many years serving his community. Over the years, he was proud to carry on the family business and he had built many additional great professional relationships. Buddy was kind gentle giant who was funny and an all around good guy.

He was a Christian, believed in the Lord, and he recently attended Forward Church in Amory. Buddy loved others and always had no problem serving others. He married the love of his life, Tammy Tittle Minga, on July 13, 2012, and he was blessed through marriage with three daughters and many grandchildren. He was all things "Poppa" to his grandchildren and he was the perfect father figure for the whole family. They are eternally grateful for all the selfless love he has shown them through the years.

In his free time, Buddy liked to be with his family, siblings, and spoil his grandkids. He loved taking trips with his wife to various places, seeing new things and while traveling, he often collected hats that could start a conversation with a complete stranger. Buddy's smile was contagious, always dressed with a mustache, and his deep hearty laugh could make anyone's day brighter. A true character, things were never dull with Buddy, he raised chickens on the side and liked to listen to Willie Nelson sing life lessons. He believed in the Alabama Teen Challenge program and was thankful for all the lives the program had saved through the years.

His family and friends are deeply saddened with his early departure from this world yet they know that he is healed and with God. There will never be another Buddy, he touched so many lives with his kind spirit and smile. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of his loved ones.

Left behind to treasure the memories are his loving wife, Tammy Tittle Minga, Amory; daughters, Kristen McDaniel (Nick), Amory, Kelly Cockrell (Jacob), Amory, and Amber Cantrell (Zach); grandchildren, Makenzi and Anna Brooke Rogers; Emillie Patterson; Whitney McDaniel; Wyatt and Logan Cockrell; and Harper and River Cantrell; brother, Phillip Minga (Konie), Amory; sisters, Peggy West, Montgomery, TX, Betty Sue Lippincott, West Pointe, MS, and Nancy Windes (Tom), Mobile, AL; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Daniel Carwile and Ronnie Foster.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-laws, Duke Lippincott and Wayne West.

A Celebration of Life Service will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Huguley officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Amory, MS with Pallbearers being Daniel Carwile, Wyatt Cockrell, Nick McDaniel, Zach Cantrell, Jacob Cockrell, Johnny Fears, Ronnie Foster, Tom Windes, Rick Sanderson, and Wesley Minga. Honorary pallbearers will be Alabama Team Challenge Staff members.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory, MS.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Alabama Teen Challenge, PO BOX 270 Lincoln, AL 3596 or St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.

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Larry Herman

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - Larry Wayne Herman, 77, of Greensboro, NC passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Mary Jo Herman.

Larry was born on May 21, 1944 in Lenoir, NC and was the son of the late Ellis Herman, Jr, better known as Junior, and to the late Ruby Church Herman. Larry served our country in the United States Army and retired from the furniture business. He was an avid fly fisherman, golfer, and a licensed private pilot. Larry was a devoted and loving husband, father to two wonderful children, and Pops to five cherished grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Larry is preceded in death by his brother, Mickey Herman.

Larry is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Herman of Greensboro, NC; son, Michael Herman and wife Lee of Tupelo, MS; daughter, Jennifer Altmann and husband Jason of Jamestown, NC; grandchildren, John Michael and Lewis Herman, Tommy Lacey, and Thomas and Nathan Altmann.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Brunswick Family Assistants, where Larry volunteered with the food bank, PO Box 1551, Shallotte, NC 28459 or to First Presbyterian Church Youth Group, PO Box 1725, Tupelo, MS 38802.


Sarah Holland

OXFORD - Sarah Holland, 74, passed away on October 12, 2021, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.


Nancy Elaine Marie Kizer

UNION/PONTOTOC COUNTIES - Nancy Elaine Marie Kizer, 64, passed away on October 13, 2021, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care.


Alvie Isaac, Sr.

NEW ALBANY - Alvie Arlin Isaac, Sr., 81, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born January 24, 1940 to Fred Isaac and Alice Mitchell Isaac White. He was a graduate from Center High School and Liberty University. Bro. Isaac was a pastor and a minister for many years. He loved gardening and to hunt and fish. He was a member of Mount Gilead Baptist Church.

Services for Bro. Isaac will be Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:00pm at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Bain and Bro. Larry Harrison officiating. A visitation will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 5:00pm till 8:00pm also at Pleasant Ridge.

He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Wilbanks (Bobby); two sons, Alvie Isaac Jr. (Teresa) and Brian Isaac (Bonnie); one half-sister Brenda Parks; a half-brother Teddy White; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Earle Hill Isaac; one brother, Freddie Isaac and one step-brother, Eugene White.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Tynes, Walt Barnes, Josh Isaac, Michael Wilbanks, Weston Thorne, Chris Hill, and Brad Williams.

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Sandra Gaskin

VERONA - Sandra Gaskin, 74, passed away on October 13, 2021, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Lee Memorial Funeral Home.


James A. Floyd

NEW ALBANY - James A. Floyd, 78, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. Services will be on October 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh C.M.E. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 until 6:00 at Beasley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.


Virginia S. Chambers

TUPELO - Virginia S. Chambers, child of God, devoted follower of Christ, loving wife, mother, friend, and trusted quiet counselor, died in her home surrounded by family on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Born in Columbia, South Carolina two days before Christmas in 1946 to Carl and Helen Shelton, she was raised in the Baptist church and attended Columbia High School. Never to take the easy path, she transferred from Winthrop College to the University of South Carolina so that she could pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Following graduation, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina and worked as a research assistant in Biochemistry at the Medical University of South Carolina, an opportunity that led to her meeting her future husband, Art, who was attending medical school there. This transition period also led Virginia to the Episcopal church which became a major facet of her life.

After marriage in 1976, she went on to conduct research in Diet and Nutrition to support her Master's Degree. Those studies were curtailed in 1979, when she and Art welcomed their first child, Jennifer, before relocating to Lansing, Michigan for Art's residency in Emergency Medicine. While in Michigan, their second daughter, Ashley, was born before they moved to Virginia Beach, where they welcomed the arrival of their third daughter, Maggie. In 1984, they moved again to Rocky Mount, North Carolina with their three girls. There Virginia became an active member of the Medical Auxiliary, serving as Vice President, and the PTA for her children's schools. Five years later, they relocated to Chuckatuck, Virginia and bought a beautiful, Victorian farmhouse on the water which she and Art lovingly renovated and called home for over 20 years.

While there, Virginia found joy supporting her children's passions including dance, music, and theater, and eventually founded the Fine Arts Center in Suffolk, Virginia offering both training and performance opportunities to children. In addition to her leadership of the center, she also supported the numerous productions her three children performed in, often working backstage. This interest in and dedication to the performing arts led Virginia to become a board member of Young Audiences of Virginia, eventually becoming president of the board.

Christ remained central to Virginia's life no matter how busy she was. As a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Chuckatuck, she sang in the choir and was involved in the coordination of numerous church activities including Sunday School and the Episcopal Youth Community. After the girls graduated from high school, she found a new interest in antiques, focusing on linens, and began buying and selling in a local antique mall. She and Art also began attending St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Virginia, where she also sang in the choir.

In 2007, she and Art relocated part-time to Edenton, North Carolina, where she opened HisHers Antiques, her second brick-and-mortar business. She also leaned into her biochemistry background and developed her own linen wash, which she used to care for the linens she bought and sold. 2008 brought another new opportunity, and she and Art moved even further south relocating to Tupelo, Mississippi. On the same day she signed the lease for the new location of HisHers, Virginia also received her ovarian cancer diagnosis, but was determined to open the shop. This time, she expanded the business in a different direction, adding Tea for T'arts, a traditional English tearoom with the lunch service gratuities going to area arts organizations. In the tearoom, she and her staff hosted numerous birthday parties, bridal showers, and several "Downton Abbey Dinners" for guests, and became a destination for area visitors and locals alike. In Tupelo, she also rekindled her passion for the arts joining the board of the Gum Tree Museum, and supporting the Tupelo Community Theater, Tupelo Ballet, and the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. She also found a new spiritual home at All Saints Episcopal Church, singing in the choir, and obtained the Education for Ministry certificate, a four-year program offered by the School of Theology at the University of the South. In most recent years, Virginia put her research experience from college back to work, but this time she explored her own heritage, tracing her roots back to the 16th Century, and was inducted into the Daughters of the American Revolution with her then 103-year-old mother, Helen, and her three daughters.

Rather than give into the disease, she adopted a "living with cancer" attitude and she and Art continued to travel between treatments, often bringing along their family or visiting friends across the country. Though her energy failed her more as time progressed, she remained as present as possible for those she loved, often sitting in a chair in the kitchen so she could she laugh and reminisce during the holidays or saving all her energy to play a family game of Scrabble in the evening.

For Virginia, life was about others - making others feel welcome and valued. She was the epitome of Southern charm and grace, and treated all with kindness and compassion. She loved to entertain and fostered the creation of numerous traditions from cast party cakes that had every member of the company represented on it to the annual Christmas Cookie Baking Day which will continue in her absence. She was a passionate lifelong learner and an engaged member of her community no matter where she lived. From Garden Clubs to Ski Clubs, Virginia found enjoyment in an array of activities throughout her life, and fostered a love of learning, exploring, and entertaining in each of her three girls.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Art, her daughters, Jennifer, Ashley and Maggie, and her brother, Mike. Her mother, Helen, predeceased her this past March at the age of 107.

The service celebrating the life of this remarkable woman will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in All Saints Episcopal Church in Tupelo at 11 a.m., and will be streamed on the church's Facebook page for those unable to attend in person. Reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Masks and vaccination are recommended. Ladies are encouraged to wear their favorite Sunday service hat or fascinator. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors has been entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to All Saints Episcopal Church of Tupelo or the Audubon Society.

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Jerry Patterson

SALTILLO - Jerry Wayne Patterson, at the age of 72, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 21, 1949 to Jim Patterson and Edna Chism Patterson. Jerry began his career as a truck driver before joining the United States Army. During his time in service he served in the Vietnam Conflict. After his two years in the military, he rejoined the work force as a truck driver. He enjoyed listening to country music, camping, hunting, and fishing. He loved his family; was a doting husband and father, and adored his pet dog "Lady."

He is survived by his wife, Linda Carol Patterson of Saltillo; daughters, Tina Patterson of Saltillo; Angie Wildman of Tupelo; Michelle Patterson, Marilyn Paterson, all Marsha Patterson all of Mount Vernon, Texas; one son, Jerry Patterson of Mount Vernon, Texas; sixteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Danny Patterson of Saltillo.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Lee Patterson; and brother, Larry Patterson.

Visitation will be 3:30 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at W. E. Pegues, Saltillo.

Services celebrating Jerry's life will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Saltillo Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Scooter Nolan officiating and Jerry's grandson, Joshua Patterson providing the eulogy. Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery at Etta, Mississippi.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Patterson, Austin Lindsey, Zane Eldridge, Terry Lowrance, and Justin Patterson.

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Virginia "Ginny" Millican

TUPELO - Virginia Nell "Ginny" Millican, 65, passed away peacefully at her home in Tupelo, MS, on October 11, 2021.Born on August 25, 1956 in Scottsboro, AL to the late Pete Millican and Mary Wilson Wood Millican, she grew up in Muscle Shoals and graduated from Muscle Shoals High School where she enjoyed friends, art and music. She was a member of Muscle Shoals First United Methodist Church. She attended the University of North Alabama and Auburn University. Later, she graduated from the University of Alabama.

Ginny lived in California for 35 years where she had a successful marriage and family counseling practice and mentored many interns in other counseling clinics in Sherman Oaks, CA. After early retirement she moved to Tupelo Mississippi to be closer to family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her maternal grandparents, Wayne and Lyda Selby Wood of Scottsboro, AL; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Verna McKenzie Millican of Section, AL; aunts Virginia Wood Blount of Huntsville, Sarah Jane Wood Mullins of Huntsville; Maxine Vandiver of Paint Rock, AL; cousin Thomas Vandiver of Paint Rock, AL; and nephew, Joshua Morgan Hancock of Tupelo.

She is survived by her sisters, Betty Millican Hancock (Dean) and Pat Millican Jackson (Jack) both of Birmingham; nieces, Katie Hancock (Rebecca); nephew, Jonathan Hancock (Katlin) and great nephews Joshua Nolan Hancock and Jackson York all of Tuscaloosa; cousins Don Wood of Knoxville, TN, Bill Blount (Patti) of Grant, AL, Carrol Ann Mullins Russell of Huntsville, AL, Jamie Mullins Bostick (Brian) of Memphis, TN, George Cudabac (Shirley) of Ashland City, TN, Jimmy Vandiver of Scottsboro, AL; and Sandra Robinson of Princeton, AL.

A private family memorial service will be held in the near future in Birmingham, Al. Holland Funeral Director's is honored to be serving their friends.


Gale Keeton Barksdale

RED BAY, ALABAMA - Gale Keeton Barksdale, 72, passed away on October 13, 2021, at her residence in Red Bay, AL. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.


Cheryl Galabiz

TUPELO - Cheryl Allen Galabiz, 78, affectionately nicknamed by her husband, My Baby, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Born May 17, 1943, Cheryl was one of two daughters of the late Brookes Allen Peach and the late Imogene Kellum Peach. After receiving her Associate's Degree she pursued her rewarding career as a Registered Nurse for 33 years at North Mississippi Medical Center. In May of 1995, she married Richard Lee Galabiz at Lakeview Baptist Church, after which she moved her membership to the church. Cheryl always finished what she started by giving her all. She always enjoyed being outdoors and in her younger years, she enjoyed hiking and camping with her family. Cheryl took great pride in her family and especially adored her two grandsons, Braden and Bryce Carnathan. She lived a very satisfying and fulfilling life.

She leaves behind her beloved family including her husband of 26 years, Richard Galabiz of Tupelo; four children, Allison Carnathan of Tupelo; Lena Beard of Pontotoc, Gina Mills and her husband, Karl of Guntown, and Brent Galabiz and his significant other, Lequita of Pontotoc; fourteen grandchildren, Braden Carnathan, Bryce Carnathan, Joseph Beard and his wife, Melanie, Beth Howard and her husband, Ronald, Laura Hellums and her husband, Jeremy, Jonathan Mills, Jared Mills and his wife, Amanda, Kari Verrell and her husband, Cole, Kaleb Mills and his wife, Heidi, Kevin Mills and his wife, Courtney, Deven Galabiz and his wife, Clara, Savannah Galabiz, Brianna Galabiz, and Christopher Galabiz; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Cynthia Stout and her husband, David of New Albany and Cheryl's special friend, Sue Creely of Tupelo.

Visitation will be 4 until 7 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Lakeview Baptist Church.

Services honoring Cheryl's life will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2021, at Lakeview Baptist Church with Pastor Robert Garland officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Memorial Park. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

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Gerald Kent

MOOREVILLE - Gerald Ralph Kent, 74, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at his home. He was born November 24, 1946, in Itawamba County, to Elmo and Luoma Pearson Kent. He was a Veteran, serving in the United States Army. He was self-employed in the construction business for many years. He enjoyed bush hogging. He was an avid conversationalist, and especially enjoyed arguing about politics. He enjoyed cooking fish for his family.

Services will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2021, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include two step-sons, Phillip Mark Buse and Jeff Buse (Marcia); three grandchildren, Tara Ashton Buse, Phillip Tyler Buse, and Kayla Buse Rodgers (Braden) ; two great grandchildren, Alex Buse and Ava Grey Buse, all of Mantachie; five sisters, Edna Hadaway of Cartersville, GA, Virginia Falls of Tremont, MS, Ena Gann of Fort Mitchell, AL, Barbara Mayhall of Golden, MS, and Rhonda Wiygul (Jerry) of Fulton; one brother, Keith Kent of Tremont, MS; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews; and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Jones Kent, who died in 2019; two brothers, James Kent and Jimmy Kent; and his parents.

Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.

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