BALDWYN – Aaron R. Weatherford, 80, passed away May 13, 2017, at the Meadows Nursing Facility. He was a retired painter and enjoyed fishing.
He Was a veteran of the United States Army and he was a Baptist.
He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Garrett (Cye) of Houston, Texas; 2 sisters, Brenda Cole (Jackie) and Linda Windham (Kenneth), all of Baldwyn; 2 brothers, Charles Weatherford of Baldwyn and William “Billy” Weatherford of Guntown; grandchild, Christopher Corn; 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death his parents, William and Opal Hill Weatherford; and a brother, Wyatt Wyatt.
Visitation will be Thursday, 6 until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.
Jane Elizabeth Holland
HOUSTON, TEXAS – Jane Stallings Holland passed away peacefully in her home in Houston, Texas, May 9. She was born February 15, 1934, in Jackson, to the late James Preston Stallings and Bonnie McElroy Stallings. She graduated from Tupelo High School and attended Millsaps College, after which she began a long life of hard work that did not end until she moved to Houston in 2013.
Other than her family and friends, tennis was Jane’s great love. After her children were out of the house, she rekindled her love for the game she played as a teenager, and advanced rapidly to great success. She captained several teams that won Mississippi and Southern Sectional championships. In 2003 she captained and played on a senior team that reached the National Finals. In 2012, Jane’s success and dedication to the game she loved was recognized by her induction into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame.
Jane is preceded in death by her husband of forty-seven years, Jackson David “Pete” Holland. She is survived by her children, David Preston Holland of Atlanta, Georgia, and Peter Clay Holland of Houston, Texas; her sister, Jo Anne Stallings Harris of Tupelo; Clay’s wife, Shannon Silman Holland; her grandchildren, Jackson David Holland II, Emma Campbell Holland, and Andrew Silman Holland, all of Houston; as well as her beloved nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park, 6000 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, Mississippi 39209, Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ the King Presbyterian Church, 1201 Silber Road, Houston, Texas 77055 or to the charity of your choice.
Please visit www.lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.
Pamela O. Ray
VERONA – Pamela O. Ray, 52, passed away May 13, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Martha Eades Smith
TUPELO – Martha Eades Smith, 75, passed away May 16, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona.
Donald “Don” L. Worrell
ACKERMAN – Donald “Don” L. Worrell, 67, passed away May 16, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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OXFORD – Dr. Charles D. Hufford, 72, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at his home in Oxford. The funeral service will be Friday, May 19, 2 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will begin at 12 noon prior to the service in West Hall at the funeral home.
Dr. Hufford was born in Sycamore, Ohio in 1944, to Charles and Magdalena Hufford. He graduated from Mohawk High School in 1962, and received his pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University in 1967. While pursuing his graduate studies, he served as a pharmacist in the Air Force Reserve. He obtained his doctor of philosophy degree in Pharmacognosy in 1972 from The Ohio State University. He joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor in the summer of 1972. Throughout his career he served the school in several roles, including two terms of service as department chair before becoming the school’s first associate dean for research and graduate studies in 1995. For forty-two years he was a tireless advocate for the School of Pharmacy graduate students, faculty, and staff. He originated important research programs that continue today, was one of the principal investigators for the long-running NIH-funded antifungal research program, and was the singular driving force behind building the school’s capacity in NMR spectroscopy. He retired from the University in January, 2015 to devote his time to his two highest priorities, grandsons and bowling!
He received many honors and awards for both his professional and personal accomplishments, including the 1994 School of Pharmacy Outstanding Researcher of the Year and the 1995 Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Alumni Award. He was an elected Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), a distinction afforded only the top pharmaceutical scientists in the nation, and served in every leadership position of the American Society of Pharmacognosy.
He was a member of the Senior All Star Bowling Association (SASBA), holding ten championship tournament titles. He was a member of both the SASBA Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He bowled more than thirty perfect 300 games over his bowling career, the latest on Dec 14, 2016. He was widely known and admired as a mentor, coach, teammate, and friend to all.
Of all the recognitions he received throughout his life, none were more meaningful to him than the “T-Shirt Awards” his grandsons regularly bestowed upon him, declaring him “Best Grandpa Ever” and “Professional Grandpa”. He was devoted to his grandsons and was fully involved in their lives from the moment they were born. He attended almost every game they played in any sport (even soccer, which was the truest testament of his devotion and love).
He leaves behind his wife of thirty-two years, Alice Clark; his children, Gary and his wife Lori Hufford of Huntsville, Alabama, and Jennifer Hufford of Nashville, Tennessee; his former wife and lifelong friend, Marcia Hufford of Nashville, Tennessee; and his beloved grandsons, Ryan and Andy, both of Huntsville, Alabama.
Memorial contributions in Dr. Hufford’s memory may be made to the Charles D. Hufford Graduate Student Fellowship Endowment, The University of Mississippi Foundation, 401 University Avenue, Oxford, MS 38655.
For additional information or to sign an online guestbook, please visit our website at www.wallerfuneralhome.com or call 662-234-7971.
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EVERGREEN – Larry Dale McTune, 73, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at Countrywood Manor-Lakeview Place Assisted Living where he had lived after his health declined. Larry was born October 9, 1943, in Tupelo to Louie Paul McTune and Eva Lurine Sheffield McTune. He married Betty Jean Bryant on August 3, 1963. He lived most of his married life in the Evergreen community and enjoyed fishing, growing vegetables, and visiting with family and friends. He loved sports, especially basketball and the MSU Bulldogs. Larry was an active member of Evergreen Baptist Church where he was a deacon, Sunday School Director, and treasurer for many years. He was also the treasurer of the Itawamba Baptist Association and a Gideon for many years. Larry was educated at Dorsey Elementary, Mooreville High, Itwamba Community College (Itawamba Junior College), and Mississippi State University. He worked at Pennsylvania Tire and Rubber Co., Marietta Manufacturing, Ferguson Enterprises, and owned McTune Farm Supply in Fulton until retiring in June 2010.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Mike Yielding officiating. Burial will be in the Dorsey Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of almost fifty-four years; one son, Mark McTune (Marsha) of Helena, Alabama; one daughter, Paula M. Jones (Wesley) of Tupelo; and four grandsons, Ryan McTune, Jason McTune, Lincoln Jones, and Ryder Jones.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Dale Cox, Phillip White, Randy Snipes, Burney Petty, Cleave Hall, Will Snipes, and Matt Snipes.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ryan, Jason, Lincoln, and Ryder.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared with the McTune family at www.mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
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AMORY – Jeffrey Lynn Cherry, 66, died suddenly Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his residence. He was born on May 30, 1950, in Butler, Pennsylvania to Samuel Regis and Antoinette Marie Ferrari Cherry. He was a native of Butler, Pennsylvania, but had resided for the past twenty-three years in the Nettleton and Amory area. He was a Biblical History teacher at Nettleton High School for the past twenty-three years, and was a member of Faith Fellowship Alliance Church in Butler, Pennsylania. He received a bachelor’s degree from Toccoa Falls Bible College in Toccoa, Georgia. He enjoyed reading his Bible, World History, and being with his family and his animals.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Meadowood Baptist Church with the Dr. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton will be in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Aaron Cherry of Amory; one daughter, Tiffany Cherry Dean (Leon) of Butler, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Debbie Cherry and Susie Holden (Jerry), all of of Butler, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Timothy Cherry and Robert Mortimer (Beverly), all of Butler, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Hannah, Gabriela, & Micah Cherry, Joslyn Toth, Phoenix Dean.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Opal “Peggy” Cherry; his parents; his step mother, Gertrude Cherry; two brothers.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Williams, Jay Pollan, Jessie Cornelius, Mike Tubb, Kevin Threadgill, Barrett Morgan.
Visitation will be Thursday 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Friday 12 noon until time for services at the church.
An online guest registry and condolences may be accessed at www.tisdalelannmemorial.com.