James Gathings

ABERDEEN – James Arthur Gathings, 44, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at his home.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Belle Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Aberdeen. The Rev. Nathaniel Gathings officiated. Belle Memorial Funeral Home was in charge.

He is survived by his parents, Nathaniel and Bessie Gathings of Aberdeen; three sons, Trell Ealy of Plantersville, James Gathings Jr., and Jeremiah Gathings, both of Tupelo; four brothers, Nathaniel (Carolyn) Gathings of Amory, Brandon (Jacqueline) Gathings, Mickey (Carolyn) Poe, and James (Ann) Orr, all of Aberdeen; one sister, Courtney Gathings of Aberdeen; and three grandchildren.

Friends may sign the guest register today at the funeral home.

Linue Jackson “Jack” Gallop

GAUTIER – Linue Jackson “Jack” Gallop was born Oct. 29, 1940, in Aberdeen. He passed away at the age of 72 on  Wednesday, September 25, at his home in Gautier surrounded by his loving wife, children, sister and extended family.

He attended Mississippi State after graduating from Aberdeen High School in 1959. In 1962, he joined the Air Force where he served 4-and-a-half years. After his military career, he worked in South America for NASA Space Center and later for Bendix Engineering. In 1977 he returned back to the states where he developed and supervised the Bio Medical Department at Singing River Hospital until his retirement in 1999. He also was the sole owner of Gallop Electronics for 26 years. Mr Gallop was a member of First Baptist Church of Gautier for 18 Years.

His greatest enjoyment came from fishing with his boys and the fishing stories that followed were always memorable. He and his wife also enjoyed cruising and meeting new people. He never met a stranger.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29, with Rev. David Aultman of First Baptist Church, Gautier, officiating. Interment followed at Serene Memorial Garden in Moss Point.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Gallop of Gautier; three sons, Richard (Kathy) Gallop, his grandchildren, Rivers and Summer of Mobile, Ala., Paul (Sarah) Gallop and grandchildren, Chance, Kylie, and Ridge of Ocean Springs, and David Gallop and grandchild, Grant, of Chattanooga, Tenn. Two devoted sisters, Gwen (Jack) Edwards of Moss Point and Marilyn (James) McCurdy of Escatawpa. Four stepchildren, Tammy Merrill, Karen Fowles, Katie Likens and Mark Hodge. Nine stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. Numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers were Jack Paul Edwards, Johnathan Likens, Michael Likens, Johnny Strickland, Travis Broadus and Chad Broadus.

He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Sarah Grace Gallop; his sister, Sarah Lee Waugh; and father, Lee Gallop.

Clinese Little

SMITHVILLE – Geneva Clinese Little, 72, died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Born on June 17, 1941, in Itawamba County, she was a daughter of the late Anzie Collie and Bessie Lee Randolph Hargett. She attended Pine Grove and Nettleton Schools and graduated from IJC with an LPN degree. On April 27, 1962, she married Huey Little. For 36 years, she was passionate about caring for her patients and working as an LPN with Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. A Godly lady who was strong in her faith, she was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. An overcomer, she met every challenge with strong will and determination. She enjoyed her family, reading, gardening, crossword puzzles and cooking.

Survivors include her husband, Huey Little of Smithville; daughters, Ronda Little Martin of Lebanon, Tenn., and Angie Rhyne (Ricky) of Fulton; son, Eddie Little of Smithville; sisters, Carolyn Vann (J.W.) of Smithville and Patsy Ryan (Gary) of Nettleton; brother, Leroy Hargett of Nettleton; grandchildren, Carley, Connor and Chloe Wall and Samuel Martin; stepgrandchildren, David, Kristen, Lane and Mollie; stepgreat-grandchildren, Emily, Andrew and Makayla; six nieces and five nephews; and special friend, Carolyn Evans.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, A.C. Hargett; and a son-in-law, Eddie Martin.

A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Benton and Bro. Ray Carroll officiating. Burial  followed in New Hope Cemetery.

Pallbearers weree Harold Hathcock, C.J. Hathcock, Timmy Little, Anthony Little, Allen Guthrie and Craig Ford.

Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Virgie Daniels

AMORY – Virgie W. Daniels, 76, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Victory Temple Outreach Ministry, where she served on the mother’s board.

Services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Victory Temple Outreach Ministry in Amory. Pastor Larry E. Crump officiated. Burial was in United Memorial Cemetery in Amory. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Amory was in charge.

She is survived by two sons, Willie and Larry Daniels of Amory; five daughters, Mary Ann and Alice Daniels of Aberdeen, Annie Mae and Virgie Daniels of Amory, and Shirley McIntosh of Plantersville; two sisters, Annette Wright and Louise Young, both of Aberdeen; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visit the online register book at www.bellememorialfuneralhome.com.

Tracy Davidson

PRAIRIE – Tracy Davidson, 45, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 13, 1968, to George Davidson Jr. and Ruenez Marble Davidson.

Services was at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Shady Grove Church at McCondy. The Rev. Darrick Whitfield officiated. Williams Memorial of Okolona was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors are his mother, Ruenez Davidson and his father, George Davidson Jr., of Prairie; a son, Tracy Davidson Jr. of Okolona; and three sisters, Robin Walker (George), Sandra Sykes (Bobby) and Raveen Davidson, all of Prairie.

Vickie Mitchell

BECKER – Vickie Lynn Mitchell, 56, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at her residence. Born on June 11, 1957, in Clarksdale, she was a daughter of William Hollis and Elizabeth Dean Knight Griffin.

Having attended Memphis Schools, Vickie moved to Amory in 1971, and attended Amory High School. She worked as a seamstress and cloth spreader in the local furniture and garment industries. A determined and generous lady who had a big heart, she was passionate about Ronald McDonald House in Memphis. She was Baptist. Loving life and her family, she enjoyed playing card and dice games, teaching her family how to play these games; traveling; taking pictures; and listening to old country music.

A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial followed in Haughton Memorial Park. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her partner, Steve Phillips of Becker; daughter, Hollie Mitchell (Michelle Rubin) of Atlanta; three stepdaughters; a stepson; six stepgrandchildren; sisters, Shirley Carter and Sheila Manning of Southaven, Brenda Lewis of Independence, Sherry Harris of Southaven, Debra “Bozie” Moore of Nesbit, Toni Pearson of Smithville and Sandra Joyce of Mumford, Tenn.; brother, Eddie F. Griffin of Counts, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Paula Kay Hurley and Belinda Hall.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Bradley Ray Mitchell; sister, Linda Coley; and brothers, Billy Earl and Clarence A. “Red” Griffin.

Pallbearers were Matt Pearson, James Lewis, Keith and Shawn Coley, Bo Griffin, Andrew Kennedy, Chris Denton and Keith Rogers.

Memorials may be given to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Inc., 535 Alabama Ave., Memphis, TN 38105.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

Jerry Goforth

SMITHVILLE – Jerry Richard Goforth, 65, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Detailed arrangements will be announced later.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

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