Charles Rowe

AMORY – Charles Davis “Nug” Rowe, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Golden Living Care Center in Amory. A lifelong resident of Monroe County, he was the son of the late Richard Rowe Sr. and Narvell Gilleylen. He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses. He attended school in Prairie and West Amory High School. He was a former employee of Amwood Products and Wal-Mart. He enjoyed shooting pool, reading, listening to gospel music and watching TV, especially his favorite program, Word Network. He loved the Lord.

A celebration of life service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. James United Methodist Church in Amory with the Rev. David McCoy officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Darden and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia Rowe Hogan of Amory; two brothers, Elery C. Rowe and Raymond Rowe; six sisters, Rosie Dancy, Lora Dobbins, Sarah Moore, Ever Houston, Allie Beans and Alice Congious of Aberdeen; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Charles Rowe Jr.; one brother, Richard Rowe Jr.; and one sister, Essie Roberts.

Ruth Boggan

ABERDEEN – Georgia Ruth Boggan, 83, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Oak Tree Plantation in Amory. She was born July 5, 1930, to Edgar Woods and Luevada Jones Bowen in Aberdeen. She was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. She had lived in Amory for the past three years. She was a graduate of Aberdeen High School and a member of North Mississippi Worship Center. She was a retired sales clerk at Wal-Mart in Columbus.

A graveside service was at 10 a.m., Oct. 18, at Greenbrier Cemetery with Debbie Boggan officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Kay Whatley (Don) of Hamilton, Connie Tedder (Bobby) of Gastonia, N.C., and Lisa Elam of Aberdeen; three sons, James Kenneth Boggan Jr. of Aberdeen, Stephen W. Boggan (Debbie) of Wren and Walter T. Boggan (Tina) of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Kenneth Boggan Sr.; one daughter, Deborah Lynn Boggan; and one son, Joel David Boggan.

Family members served as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Community Hospice, 3289 McCullough Blvd., Belden, MS 38826.

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Minnie Gates

ABERDEEN – Minnie Mae Gates died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at the Care Center of Aberdeen. She was born Dec. 1, 1917 to George and Friday Crockerham in Monroe County. She was a member of Johnaon Chapel Holiness Church.

Services were at noon Oct. 21 at Johnson Chapel Holiness Church in Aberdeen with Elder Melvin Pinson officiating. Burial was in Beeks Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary of Aberdeen was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one sister, Annie L. Davis of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a special niece, Jessie Smith (Willie) of Aberdeen; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary Creely

AMORY – Mary Creely, 82, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at her home after an extended illness. She was born May 2, 1931, in Monroe County where she spent her childhood. She graduated with a B.S. in education from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned her masters and specialist degrees from Mississippi State. She taught school and served as a guidance counselor at Tupelo High School for more than 20 years. After retirement, she and her husband, Charles, returned to Amory. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Tupelo and was presently a member at First Baptist Church of Amory. She volunteered for the Red Cross and served on numerous mission trips to Ecuador, Alaska and all over the U.S. She enjoyed traveling and following MSU sports.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Lee Memorial Chapel with Dr. Allen Simpson and Rev. Lloyd Sweatt officiating. Entombment was in the Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum. Lee Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Charles Creely of Amory; her sister, Geneva Walton of Tupelo; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Johnnie Mae Robertson; and her father, James Varderman Worthy.

Pallbearers were her caregivers, Marci El-ghadban, Christy Lann, Ellen Ratliff, Leisa Ray, Nikki Wheeler; and a special friend, Lannie Wilkerson.

Memorials may be made to First Friends Respite Center, P.O. Box 117, Amory, MS 38821.

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Boyd Anthony Allen

ABERDEEN – Boyd Anthony Allen, 68, surrounded by his family, went Home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born February 24, 1945, in Monroe County to Boyd Edward Allen and Antoinette Sloan Allen of Aberdeen, Miss. He was a lifelong resident of Aberdeen. He was a disabled Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army where he received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his services. Andy enjoyed watching football with his sons Troy and Clint, hunting and fishing with his son Brock, and spending time with his grandson Peyton. Andy loved his wife Brenda, his family, but Jesus Christ the most.

Graveside services were held on Monday, October 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery with Bro. David Foreman officiating. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Brenda Simmons Allen of Aberdeen; three sons, Troy Allen of Ridgeland, Miss., Clint Allen (Tracy) of Aberdeen, Miss. and Brock Allen (Kirby) of Amory, Miss.; his mother, Antoinette Sloan Allen of Aberdeen; one brother, Donnie Allen (Shelia) of Amory, Miss.; and one grandson, Peyton Allen of Aberdeen.

He was preceded in death by his father, Boyd Edward Allen.

Pallbearers were Troy Allen, Clint Allen, Brock Allen, Donnie Simmons, Donnie Allen and Steve English.

Honorary pallbearers were Peyton Allen, Ronnie Simmons, Willie Malone, Walter Lann III, Bo Stahl and Phil Barker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Sunbelt Christian Youth Ranch or the charity of your choice.

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Johnny W. Miller

SALTILLO – Johnny Miller, 55, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born January 6, 1958 to the late Mose Miller Sr. and Millie Schrock Miller in Aberdeen. He was a member and minister of Hill's Chapel Church of Christ. He enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren where he was known as "Bop Bop." He enjoyed his birds, gardening and most important to him, studying the Bible.

Services were at 11 a.m. Oct. 14, 2013, at Center Funeral Home in Fulton with Bro. Larry Lott officiating. Burial was in Mayfield Church of Christ Cemetery.  Senter Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Beth Miller of Saltillo; two sons, Adam (Suzanne) Miller of Saltillo and Dustin (Candy) Miller of Saltillo; two grandsons, Hunter Miller of Saltillo and Carson Miller of Saltillo; one granddaughter, Liddy Miller of Saltillo; two sisters, Annette (Roy) Miller of Lackey and Martha Youngstrom of Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Mose (Shirley) Miller Jr. of Hamilton and Alvin (Alice) Miller of Nashville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mose and Millie Miller; brother, LeRoy Miller; father and mother-in-law, James and Syble Summers.

Pallbearers were Hunter Miller, Carson Miller, Shane Turner, Ron Turner, Bruce Summers, Craig Waddle, Ryan Enlow and David Summers.

Honorary pallbearers were the men of Hill's Chapel Church of Christ.

Memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872 County Road 700, Corinth, MS 38834.

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