Donnie Aron, Pontotoc

Melvin Bell, Sr., Fulton/Dorsey

Cathy Moore Berryhill, Lake Cormorant

Patricia Diann Cornelius Bishop, Myrtle

Veronica Broadaway, French Camp

James Cappleman, Tippah County

Yvonne Colyer, Ripley

Tina Jo Crouch, Thaxton

Lenell "Bubba" Daniel, Tupelo

Fibi Haddad Drefs, Tupelo

Dewdrop "Dot" Emison, Tupelo

Shane Fields, Baldwyn

Mary Alice Gilbert, New Albany

Otha Lee Miller, Shannon

Murphy Troy "Buddy" Minga, Jr., Amory

Corey O. Porter, Selmer, Tennessee

Micheal Rakestraw, Tupelo

Carolyn Ann Ramsey, Nettleton

Nancy Kaye Haughton Richey, Amory

J.D. Sartin, Tremont

James Simmons, Mooreville

Roger Starlin, Fulton

Betty Garner Wages, Pontotoc

Mandy J. Washington, Pontotoc

Timothy Wasinger, Pontotoc





October 13, 2021



Arrangements Incomplete



Services have been held


Holland – Directory for

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Mrs. Clemmie Hill


1:00 PM Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Graveside Only

Pontotoc Memorial Gardens

Hwy 9-No Public Visitation

Mrs. Dewdrop “Dot” Emison


1:00 PM Friday, October 15, 2021

Graveside Only

Lee Memorial Park

No Public Visitation

Mrs. Charlotte Sablovic


Private Services

Jerry Neblett


Private Services

Virginia “Ginny” Millican


No Local Services

William Patrick Brannigan III

Arrangements Pending



James Simmons

MOOREVILLE - James Simmons, 80, passed away on October 11, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.


Tina Jo Crouch

THAXTON - Tina Jo Crouch, 59, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, MS. Services will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:00 PM as a Celebration of Life at the family's home at 1540 Coleman Rd. in Thaxton.


Timothy Wasinger

PONTOTOC - Timothy Wasinger, 61, passed away on October 10, 2021, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home.


Roger Starlin

FULTON - Roger Starlin, 68, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at his home. He was born October 16, 1952 to the late Cleveland D. Starling and the late Mavalene Bradford Starling in Alabama. He retired from after of service. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. Roger enjoyed studying the Bible, trading on guns, and spending time with his family and friends. He was Vietnam Veteran where he served on the USS Hancock with the United States Navy and was a Master Mason.

Services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Humphres, and Tony Starlin officiating. Burial will be in Andrew's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 am to 11:00 am Thursday at Senter Funeral Home.

Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

He is survived by 2 daughter; Patricia Starlin of Fulton, and Desire (Glen) Brooks of Boise, ID, 2 sons; William Starlin of Fulton, and Charles (Sheila) Starlin of Dorsey, grandchildren; Andrew Starlin, Ashley Starlin, and Olivia Brooks, brother; Tony (Michelle) Starlin of Tupelo, and a sister; Barbara Starlin of Tupelo.

He was preceded in death by his wife; Shirley Starlin, and his parents; Cleveland and Mavalene Starling.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Starlin, Donnie Cates, David Cates, T.C. Ozburn, J.B. Thompson, and Josh Jones.

Online condolences can be shared with the family at


Shane Fields

BALDWYN - Timothy Shane Fields, age 54, of Baldwyn, MS passed away October 10, 2021 at his residence. Memorial services will be 11:00 am Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel in Reform, AL with Rev. Ryan James and Bro. Hunter Fields officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Harry Fields, Sr. and Margie Elmore Fields and his brother, James H. Fields, Jr.

Survivors include his best friend of 21 years, Robert "Bobby"; two sisters, Dawn Fields (Keith) of Columbus, MS and Tiffany Fields of Baldwyn, MS; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins; extended family, Mama Tammy, Daddy Bob and Chris H.(Angie), all of Baldwyn, MS; caregiver, Lisa Holman and his good friends, Terry and Linda Murphy of Baldwyn, MS, Julia Brinker of Egypt, MS, Linda Young of Baldwyn, MS and Angela Barr of Birmingham, AL.

Shane was born February 13, 1967 in Columbus, MS. He was employed in food service management. Shane enjoyed traveling, cooking, watching Golden Girls, spending time with his family and friends and loved his dog, Sassy.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019,


James Cappleman

TIPPAH COUNTY - James Cappleman, 83, passed away on October 11, 2021, at Jackson University Hospital in Jackson, MS. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home.


Fibi Haddad Drefs

TUPELO - Fibi N. Haddad Drefs (Noha), born November 28, 1932, died at North Mississippi Medical Center at the hospice unit October 6, 2021.

She is survived by her son Badi H. Baltagi and his wife Phyllis M. Kisor; close nieces Vicky Jackson and Donna Oden (Mona's daughters) for whom she was a second mother; and a very close nephew Adnan and Nabil Haddad who cared for her while she lived in Maryland; their sister Fadia and brother Ghassan Haddad (Tanious's children); also, Inat and Manal (Joseph's children) and their mother Neifeh Haddad.

She was preceded in death by her parents, N. Haddad (Deebeh), her brothers George, Tanious, Joseph and Phillip and two sisters Nabiha and Mona.

The family gathered at W.E. Pegues, Tupelo on Saturday October 9, 2021, at 2 p.m. to say their final goodbyes.

Special thanks to Pontotoc Health and Rehab Center and North Mississippi Medical Center, especially their hospice unit for their care of Fibi, making sure she was comfortable and pain free.

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Veronica Broadaway

FRENCH CAMP - Veronica Broadaway, 64, passed away on October 11, 2021, at North MS Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Associated Family Funeral & Cremation Center.


Mary Alice Gilbert

NEW ALBANY - Mary Alice Gilbert, 76, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:00 a.m. at New Birth Community Church Clark Street, New Albany. Visitation will be on Friday, October 15, 2021 4:00 - 7:00 at Serenity Simmons Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Mosley Chapel Cemetery, Blue Mountain. Serenity Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of services.


Cathy Moore Berryhill

LAKE CORMORANT - Cathy Moore Berryhill, 64, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto in Southaven, MS. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Gaston Church Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Melvin Bell, Sr.

FULTON/DORSEY - Melvin Bell, Sr., 67, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday, Oct 16th at 12 Noon at ASSOCIATED FAMILY FUNERAL HOME - TUPELO. Visitation will be on Saturday at 12:00 until 1pm at Magnolia Room/Associated. Our family at Associated are very grateful and pleased to have been chosen to serve the Bell family.


J.D. Sartin

TREMONT - J.D. Sartin, 79, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at his home. He was born September 21, 1942 to the late Albert Sartin and the late Maebell Flanigin Sartin. He worked at Big Bee Manufacturing in Tremont for many years. He enjoyed coon hunting, collecting honey from his bees. He enjoyed being around his family and grandchildren.

Services will be 2:00 pm on Thursday October 14, 2021 at Senter Funeral Home with Minister Haston Handley officiating. Visitation will begin at 12:00 on Thursday. Burial will be at New Bethel Cemetery in Hamilton, AL. Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Survivors include his daughters: Frances (Ron) Loyd of Hernando, Judy (John) Hughes of Plantersville, Marilyn Guin of Tremont; son, Stevie Sartin of Tremont; numerous grand and great grandchildren; brother, Roger Sartin of Tremont; sisters: Ressie Moore of Tremont, Margaret Johnson of Tremont.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruthie Gaynell Sartin; brothers: Orvil Sartin, Junior Sartin, Lowell Sartin, Rex Sartin, Charles Sartin, Troy Sartin, Arrie Sartin, Roy Sartin, Frank Sartin.

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Carolyn Ann Ramsey

NETTLETON - Ms. Carolyn Ann Jones Ramsey, 66, was born on September 22, 1955 in Chicago, IL to Isaiah Jones and Daisy Jones Luckett.

She professed her faith in Christ and joined Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Nettleton, MS.

She enjoyed sewing and taking care of her house plants.

Visitation will be today from 4 pm - 6 pm at Community Funeral Directors in Nettleton. Graveside services will be on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2 pm in Mullens Cemetery in Nettleton with Pastor Johnny Jointer, officiating.

Carolyn leaves to cherish her memories to her husband Keith Ramsey of Amory, MS, her mother Daisy Luckett of Nettleton, MS, a son Tharon Jones of San Diego, CA, and a daughter Keena Ramsey of Nettleton, MS, two sisters Valcon Lowe of Nettleton, MS, and Dareen Cox of Okolona, MS, five grandsons Lorenzo Cedarien CamRon Josiah and Cobe, a nephew Marcus and a niece Tamara. She was preceded in death by her father Isaiah Jones, her step father Joey Luckett and a grandson Alonzo.


Lenell "Bubba" Daniel

TUPELO - Lenell "Bubba" Daniel, 69, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, transitioned Friday, October 1, 2021. He was born March 12, 1952, in Tupelo, MS, to John Franklin and Angie Bell Daniel. He graduated from Belden High School in 1971. After graduation, he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany.

During his time living in Tupelo, he attended Itawamba Junior College, where he earned an Associate Certificate in Upholstery and an A.A.S. degree in Welding and Cutting Technology. He opened his own upholstery shop in Blue Springs, MS, where he would often upholster and build furniture. He later took a full-time position at Pennsylvania Tires in Tupelo, while continuing to work in his upholstery shop part-time. He then went on to work at Columbian Rope as a supervisor, and then Krueger International (KI) also as a supervisor.

In his later years, when an opportunity presented itself, he decided to move to Racine, Wisconsin, where 3 of his older siblings resided. While in Racine, with the help of Veterans' Affairs, he began taking classes to pursue his new dream of earning a CDL license. Before completing the program, he moved to Milwaukee, WI, to branch out on a new journey. Using some of the training he had received during his time in the military, he used one of his many gifts (cooking) and was the head chef at Garden House at the time of his death.

Lenell had many interests throughout his life. Early in life, he was an active member of Red Hill MB Church where he sang in the choir and often graced others with his angelic voice while leading songs. He was an ordained minister, chef, and a former member of Sunlight Masonic Lodge # 296 in Blue Springs, MS. He was a leader, often sacrificing his career to advocate for equality for all. He helped lead the fight for equality (while serving as a supervisor at Columbian Rope and later at KI) by advocating for the companies to be Unionized. He was a very gifted man, who loved working on cars, hanging out with family and friends, cooking as well as eating, talking, engaging with strangers, and making people laugh. His comedic, kind, gifted spirit will [definitely] be missed.

Visitation will be today from 4 pm - 6 pm at Community Funeral Directors in Nettleton, Funeral services will on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11am at Restoration Worship Center in Tupelo with Burial in the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 3pm with full military honors.

He is survived by his daughters; Sharla (Rodney) Davis of Southfield, MI and Charity Daniel of Olive Branch, MS; son, Ellington Hastings of Baldwyn, MS; 2 granddaughters, Cierra Hoskins of Olive Branch, MS and LaShina Davis of Southfield, MI; sisters, Avern (Leon) Fondren of Racine, WI, Annie Dykes and Gloria Collins of Tupelo, MS, and Cornell Gillespie of Federal Way, WA; brother, James (Joyce) Daniel of Racine, WI.

He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Angie Daniel; brothers, Hue Thomas Daniel and Robert Daniel; sisters, Otha Elizabeth Daniel and Shelia Cobb.


Mandy J. Washington

PONTOTOC - Mandy Janette Washington, 77, passed away October 10, 2021 at Sanctuary Hospice House, Tupelo, MS. She was born into a large family in Drew, MS on October 4, 1944, including 6 brothers and 5 sisters, all of whom attended school in Ruleville, MS. Mandy was always surrounded in laughter and fun. It was her passion in life to put a smile on your face. She met and married James "Franklin" Lindsey and had her only son, Danny Lindsey. Franklin passed away early in life. Years later she met James "Jimmy" Washington and together they shared 38 blissful years of marriage. Jim and Mandy moved for several years finally settling in Pontotoc, MS. There she began working at Piggly Wiggly and continued loving every moment of it for just shy of 23 years.

Mandy is survived by her husband, James O. "Jim" Washington; daughters, Belinda Hobbs and Sherry Pilkington (Mark); grandchildren, Amber Lee (Jamison), Whitney Bowen (Eddie), Nicole Day (Ryan), Conner Hobbs, T.J. Miller (Danielle), and Brett, Brian, and Austin Pilkington; great grandchildren, Draven and Jocelyn Bowen, Conner, Harper, and Reagen Day, Evalin and Camille Pilkington; sisters, Iziebelle Hudson and Sue Tiller (Travis); and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her son, Danny Lindsey; brothers, Alvin, Marvin, J.C., James "Buster", and Sunny Hampton; sisters, Pearl Morgan, Peggy Brooks, and LulaBelle Hampton; parents, Clarence and Lulabelle Worley Hampton; and her in laws, Ottis and Edith Washington.

Services will be Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11 AM at Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers: Glenn Gillen, Rick McGregor, Mitchell Mason, Tim Murphree, and Benny Brooks.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 12th 5-8 PM at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home and Wednesday, October 13th 10 AM until service time at Zion Baptist Church.


Donnie Aron

PONTOTOC - Donnie Joe Aron, 70, passed away on October 10, 2021 at Baptist Hospital - Memphis. He was born December 31, 1950 in Pontotoc, MS. Donnie was a man of faith who loved his family unconditionally. He loved music and was a master of many instruments. He used his music as an instrument for the LORD. He was a friend to all who could converse on any subject. He loved learning and acquired several degrees in various fields of study. He will be sorely missed.

He leaves behind his "best friend and love of my life" Reba Bland of Oxford; his children: Julie, Joey, Josh, Jake (Ashley), and Jackie of Lake Charles LA ; grandchildren: Austin, Landon, Elias, Phillip, Jillian, Elisha, Lucas, Violet, Noah, Camden, John-Luke, Elizabeth and Kenny; brother: Lee Aron Jr., M.D. (Joyce) and sister Pam Edwards (David).

Preceded in death by his parents Lelon and Lavenia Aron, and nephew Marcus Aron Spears.

He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Honorary Pallbearers are Brad Bridgman, Lee Weeks, Lance Aron, Logan Aron, Weston Aron, Zachary Draine, Drew Bridgman, Cameron Weeks, Donald Phillips, Laramie Minga.

Services will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Rev. Dr. Billy Ray Stonestreet officiating. 2:00 PM service with visitation beginning 2 hours prior. Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. The family is requesting masks be worn and will be provided. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Lions Sight Foundation of Mississippi, 431 Katherine Drive, Flowood, MS 39232; Bethel Baptist Church, Abbeville UMC, Cambridge UMC, Christ UMC of Oxford or the charity of your choice.


Yvonne Colyer

RIPLEY - Miss Yvonne Elizabeth Colyer, age 69, was born on December 26, 1951 to the late Willie and Mayree Colyer. God called her home on October 10, 2021. At a young age she joined Union Grove Methodist Church in Ripley, MS. She graduated from Line Street Consolidated High School in Tippah County, MS. She joined the Job Corp and served as a seamstress during her training. After leaving the Job Corp she settled in Atlanta, GA, where she continued to work as a seamstress for some of the most prestigious clothing companies. After retirement she moved back to Ripley, MS., in August of 2001. She leaves to cherish her memories two sisters; Ada F. Ruckes of Ripley, MS and Georgia M. Rogers of Blue Mountain, MS. One brother; James W. (Marilyn) Colyer of Ripley, MS. Sister-in-laws, Hadie Colyer and Bernice Colyer of Chicago, IL and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 12p-6p with the family present from 5p-6p at Foster and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley, MS. A graveside service will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:00 am at White Oak Cemetery in Ripley, MS. To view and sign the guest registry, please visit www.


Patricia Diann Cornelius Bishop

MYRTLE - Patricia Diann Cornelius Bishop, 69, of Myrtle, MS, passed away October 11, 2021 at North MS Medical Center, Tupelo, MS.

She was born November 6, 1951 to Elmer Ray Cornelius and Jeanette Boykin Cornelius in Sheffield, AL. She was the wife of Thomas D. Bishop. Patricia was an avid Alabama Crimson Tide football fan and she loved spending time at all family gatherings and enjoying good times of laughter and fun with her family members.

She is survived by her husband Thomas D. Bishop, one step-daughter, Amanda Bishop, brother, Tim Cornelius (Jan), sisters: Pam Newton (Doug) and Roxane Grimes (Phil), nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation/Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 14, at Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home beginning at 12:30 p.m. with Funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Burial at Wells Chapel Cemetery, 1216 CR 143, New Albany, MS. Reverend's Don and Nancy Bishop, Officiating.

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Otha Lee Miller

SHANNON - Otha Lee Miller, 76, passed away on October 8, 2021, at his home in Shannon. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona.


Corey O. Porter

SELMER, TENNESSEE - Corey O. Porter, 47, passed away on October 10, 2021, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn.


Betty Garner Wages

PONTOTOC - Betty Elnaro Young Garner Wages, 83, passed away October 12, 2021 at NMMC-Tupelo. She worked at Ecru Shirt Factory then later at Ms Eaton. She was very passionate about ministry and the time she spent preaching. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who loved her family wholeheartedly. She enjoyed cooking Sunday lunch for her family to have everyone together.

She is survived by her son, David Wages (Wanda); grandsons, Michael Wages and Brandon Wages; six great grandchildren, Destiny, Austin, Parker, Dalton, Jayden, and Gavin Wages; brothers, Jay Roberts, Jimmy Roberts, Frankie Roberts, and Luther Roberts; sisters, Sally Lantrip, Louise Price, Betty Braddock;, and Sheryl Maxey; and 15 nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Roy Henry and Johnny Roberts; husbands, Ervin Wages and Every Garner; and her mother, Ollie Honnell.

Services will be Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2 PM at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Barber and Bro. Jackie Pate officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers: Michael Wages, Brandon Wages, Austin Wages, Tony Pate, Robbie Pate, and Justin Pate.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 14, 11 AM until service time at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home.


Micheal Rakestraw

TUPELO - Micheal Lynn Rakestraw passed away Sunday, Oct 10th at North Mississippi Medical Center. Micheal was born Feb 12, 1954 to Floyd & Lorene Bramlett Rakestraw in Harrisburg, AK. He was a Baptist, a retired swimming pool installer and musician. He loved to do yard work, gardening & spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Linda Taylor Rakestraw of Tupelo. 2 sons, Chris Rakestraw of Tupelo and Jesse Rakestraw (Wendy) of Guntown. His Grandchildren, Morgan & Colton Rakestraw, Justice Floyd & Noah Tedford. He also leaves his sisters Pat Wilbanks of TN, Sandy Elliot of Tupelo, Brenda Moorman (Jerry) of Pontotoc & Karen Mask of Blue Springs. He is also survived by his wife's brothers & sisters, Everett Taylor of Sherman, Paul Taylor of Blue Springs and Mary Bell (Ronnie) of Tupelo. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Buddy Rakestraw (Faye), in-laws Morgan & Joan Taylor. Services are today at 2 pm in the Tupelo Chapel of Memories. Family Hour will begin at 12 noon in the Magnolia Room of ASSOCIATED FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, TUPELO. Burial will follow at the Macedonia Cemetery near Sherman. ASSOCIATED FAMILY FUNERAL HOME has charge of the service & are very grateful for the friendship of the Rakestraw and Taylor families. Please refer to to leave condolences & memories.


Dewdrop "Dot" Emison

TUPELO - Dewdrop Lee Emison, 89, after a long and fruitful life, met her Savior face to face on Monday, October 11, 2021 shortly after suffering a stroke. Known for her sweet countenance and her deep love of children and family, Dot was born in Mooreville on January 19, 1932 to the late Noonan W. Lee and Inez Duvall Lee. She graduated from Saltillo High School and entered the workforce as an employee of Blue Bell Manufacturing. She and her late husband, George owned a grocery in Mooreville. She found contentment and great satisfaction as a nursing assistant in the newborn nursery at NMMC in Tupelo where she spent over 25 years rocking and codling newborn babies to the delight of so many young parents and their families. A longtime member of the South Green St. Baptist Church, Dot enjoyed going to Church and loved her Church family. She was a great Mother, grandmother and great grandmother always showing a heart of love. Dot loved gardening and flowers.

A graveside only service celebrating her life will be held at 11 AM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Lee Memorial Park in Verona with her pastor, Bro. Guyton Hinds, officiating. Her grandson, Scott, will deliver the eulogy. The family will receive friends after the service at the graveside. Holland Funeral Directors is honored to be serving their friends.

Dot is survived by her 4 children; James Coker , George Wayne Emison (Filomena), Barry Emison (Treny) and Pam Russell (Freddie), all of Tupelo; her step children, Glenda Fuller (Jesse) of Nashville, Charlotte Weaver (Jerry) of Dyersburg and Sammy Emison (Diane) of Corinth; 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mary Sinema (Gerald) of Richland Hills, Tx. and Sue Farmer of Tupelo and a brother, Douglas Lee (Beth) of Nettleton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Noonan Lee and Inez Lee Ford, a son, Eddie Coker, a sister, Wilma Wesson and her brothers, Wayne, Byron and James Lee.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Memorials may be made to South Green St. Baptist Church, 3185 South Green St., Tupelo, MS. 38801.


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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Nancy Kaye Haughton Richey

AMORY - Nancy Kaye Haughton Richey, 61, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021, at her son's residence in Pontotoc. Services will be on Monday, October 18, 2021 at graveside at 2:00 PM at Haughton Memorial Park, Amory, MS. Visitation will be on on Monday, October 18, 2021 at graveside from 1:30 pm until the service hour at Haughton Memorial Park, Amory, MS. Burial will follow at Haughton Memorial Park.

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