Doreen Guinn

BLUE SPRINGS – Doreen Annette Guinn, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed safely in the arms of her Heavenly Father at Union Baptist Hospital in New Albany on Oct. 6, 2013. A native of Adrian, Mich., she was born Feb. 17, 1956, to Louis Albert and Mary Ann Krutz. She had been a resident of Tupelo since 1998 and worked for Cedars Health Care Center for the past 13 years as their CNA in The Shabaz Program. She truly loved her job and co-workers. She was a kind, sincere and devoted woman whose smiling face brought joy to those she touched. She was a very caring and loving person with a big heart. She was an avid NASCAR fan, Mark Martin being her favorite driver. The most precious moments she enjoyed were those spent with her children and grandchildren.  Doreen’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Through her gentle smile, she gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life. She will be missed by all who loved her.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.W. Owen officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

She is survived by her two daughters, Crissie Annette Cole (Jeff) and Jessica Guinn; her son, Mark Allen Guinn (Sabrina) of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Sarah Annette Cole, Stacy Marie Cole, Jeffrey Vance Cole, Haley Marie Guinn, Isabella Marie Guinn, all of Brandon; two sisters, Darlene Ann Hollister of Amston, Conn., Debbie Lee Flores (Fedel) of Adrian, Mich., seven brothers, Gary Louis Krutz (Gail), of Tupelo, her triplet brothers, Donald Albert Krutz (Sarah) of Riga, Mich., David Allen Krutz of Adrian, Mich., Duane Robert Krutz (Rhonda) of Tupelo, Dennis William Krutz (Jamie Diane) of Tupelo, Dale Richard Krutz of Adrian, Mich., and Dean Edward Krutz (Beth) of Delta, Ohio. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Charlene Annette Krutz and Diana Lynn Krutz; and her husband, Mark Allen Guinn.

Pallbearers will be Gary Krutz, Donald Krutz, David Krutz, Duane Krutz, Dennis Krutz, Dean Krutz and Jeff Cole.

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Curtis Roberson

NEW ALBANY – Curtis Roberson, age 51, went to be with his Savior on October 7, 2013, at NMMC Inpatient Hospice Unit after a short but hard battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1962, and he was a faithful member of Apostolic Revival Center of New Albany. He was employed at VIP Cinema Seating in New Albany. He loved his work family, and their nickname for him was “Preacherman.” He talked about and praised God every chance he got. He is a momma’s boy and proud of it. He enjoyed church, family time, playing basketball and watching football.

The services will be held at the Apostolic Revival Center in New Albany, Miss. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Steve Denton officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc City Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements. The visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 to 2 p.m.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Pearson Roberson of Pontotoc, Miss. whom he married February 16, 2013; his parents, Harold and Jane Ables of New Albany, Miss.; one son, Dustin Roberson (Chelesa) of Tupelo, Miss.; his two daughters, Maegan Croft (Tracy) of Pontotoc, Miss. and Kayla Croft (Eric) of Pontotoc, Miss.; three sisters, Ronda Harper (Steve), Lisa Stevens and Angie Pickens, all of New Albany, Miss.; five grandchildren, Aidan, Haley, Sarah, Riley and Trayson; two nieces, Kayla Stevens and Alisha Bramlett; two nephews, Peyton Pickens and Parker Dillard; and two great-nephews, Elijah and Avery Tutor, all of New Albany, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; and maternal grandparents, Baker and Ruby Dillard.

Pallbearers will be Robert Stevens, Brandon Alexander, Joey Davis, Mark Coker, Jason Bailey and Jason Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Truett Grubbs and Don England.

Pamela  Thomas

BLUE SPRINGS – Pamela Thomas, 47, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at her residence from complications due to a long battle with cancer. An Okolona native, she was born November 23, 1965, to Davis P. and Barbara Louise Howard Henderson. She was a 1983 graduate of Ingmar High School.  Raised in the Tupelo, Verona area, she lived most of her adult life in Sherman and spent the remainder of her married life in Blue Springs.

A celebration of her life will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Rev. Jeff Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband of 21 wonderful years, Patrick Thomas of Blue Springs; one son, Corey Coker (Mellisa) of Saltillo; one brother, David Henderson (Melanie) of Hernando; her parents, Davis P. and Barbara Henderson of Saltillo; two grandchildren,  Ella Grace Coker and Carson Coker; one niece, Ivy Brooke Henderson; one nephew, D.J. Henderson of Hernando; many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at the funeral home.

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Nancy Moncrief

POTTS CAMP – Nancy Jean Moncrief, 67, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Oxford Baptist Hospital. She was born June 23, 1946, in Memphis to Floyd and Jean Berryhill. She was a certified nurse’s assistant.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Smithy officiating. Burial will be in New Garden Cemetery in Coldwater. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin “Marty” Moncrief (Crystal) of Clarinden, Ariz., Floyd “Buddy” Moncrief (Becky) of Byhalia and Troy Moncrief (Michelle) of Potts Camp; one brother, Terry Berryhill (Bonnie) of Potts Camp; one sister, Becky Pitts (Robert) of DeKalb; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, James Berryhill and Bobby Berryhill; one sister, Martha Riley; and her parents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Debra Young

BOONEVILLE – Debra S. Young, 59, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 7, 1954, to Sadie Beene Leach and Clarence Leach in Prentiss County. She was a member of Ruben-Chapel C.M.E. Church and was a member of the Stewardess Board and usher.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Ruben-Chapel C.M.E. Church with the Rev Charles McGaughy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, James Young; and one sister, Brenda Keeton.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Young of Booneville; two sons, Derrick Lee Young and Austin Young, both of Booneville; one daughter, Kimmie Crump of Booneville; her mother, Sadie Leach of Booneville; and four grandchildren, Antonio Crump, Jarius Crump, Isaac Young and Israel Young .

Visitation is from 4 until 6 p.m. and family hour is 6 to 7p.m. today.

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John Q. Lesley

MANTACHIE – John Quincy Lesley, 82, went home to be with his Lord Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He was born July 4, 1931, in Itawamba County to James Henry “Jim” and Ouida Bell Hankins Lesley. He was member of Greenwood Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He worked for Jesco for 46 years. He also worked at H.E. Bates Electric Company, Itawamba County Hospital maintenance, and Itawamba Community College maintenance, from where he retired. He was a Mason. He was a member of the ICC Board of Trustees from 1994 to the present. He was proud of his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Gary Smith, Bro. Gary O'Neal and Bro. Roger Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Walton Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Johnny Lesley (Sharon) of Fulton; two daughters, Patricia Pomeroy (Clint) of Natchez and Sandra Cooley of Mantachie; six grandchildren, Dare Cooley, Matt Lesley (Beth), Will Lesley, Olivia Lesley, Clinton Pomeroy and Lesley Pomeroy Hughes (Tance); one great-grandchild, Jonathan Lesley; and a special friend, Catherine Shumpert and her family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nell Catherine Bates Lesley who died Nov. 6, 2009; infant twin daughters, Linda and Brenda Lesley; one son, Marty Lesley; one sister, Deloie Lytal; and two sons-in-law, Darrell Cooley and Billy Fields.

Pallbearers will be Adam Bates, Kenny Bates, Kevin Hurt, Danny Sample Sr., Danny Sample Jr. and Richie Jones.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.

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Judy Lambert

OKOLONA – Judy Ann Lambert, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 08, 2013, at her residence near Okolona after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors–Okolona Chapel.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brenda’s Concert Hall on Highway 41 East in Okolona.

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Amy Bee Singer

HICKORY FLAT – Amy Bee Singer, 47, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at University Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

Clemmie Morse

MANTACHIE – Clemmie D. Morse, 91, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Sumner County Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn. She was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Alabama to Troy and Rose Porter Todd. She was a farmer and gardener in Itawamba County most of her life. In her later years, she enjoyed doing word find puzzles, watching Western movies, spending time with her family and listening to country music. She will be greatly missed.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Danny L. Osbourne officiating. Burial will be in the Keyes Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle Hardin Clifton (Harvey) of Mantachie; one brother, Kenneth Todd (Peggy) of Merced, Calif.; three sisters, Lura McAnally of Sommerville, Tenn., Laverne Weik of San Antonio, Texas, and Rose Moody of Boise, Idaho.; two grandchildren, Tiffany Michelle Pettigo and Corey Lee Hardin, both of Tupelo; and two great-grandchildren, LeAnna Grace Pettigo and Annalea Tiffany Pettigo, both of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest F. Morse, who died Jan. 16, 1998; two sisters, Leatrice Atkins and Luna Cashen; two brothers, Harold Todd and Harlan Todd; and her parents.

Pallbearers will be Casey Clayton, Jerry Fields, Harvey Clifton Jr. and Artellis Clifton.

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Richard Gaines Stegall

FULTON– Richard Gaines Stegall, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at the Meadows after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 26, 1929, to H.B. Stegall and Demple Green Goddard Stegall. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked as a carpenter many years in Illinois and in Memphis, Tenn. In later years, he built bird houses and furniture as a hobby. He was a member of Lake County Baptist Church in Waukegan, Ill.

Services were 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Doug Wilson officiating. Burial was in New Salem Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Loague (Perry) and Margaret Lyn Stegall, both of Fulton; two sons, Tony Gaines Stegall of Fulton and Gary Lee Stegall (Wanda) of Georgia; four granddaughters, Katherine Harmon (Jimmy), Kristine Ryan (Jake), Kimberly Vickery (Cury), and Tamra Badgett (Ross); two grandsons, Micheal Dale Mason and Jonathon Millard; seven great-granddaughters, Kayla and Ashley Harmon, Carley, Emily and Kayla Ryan, and Kenzi and Addy Mason; five great-grandsons, Gavin Beasty, Justin and Nathan Ryan, and Jude and Kingston Vickery; one sister, Ann Moore of Fulton; one brother, Robert Wayne Stegall (Jean) and one sister-in-law, Betty Stegall, both of Amory; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Ruth Stegall; two brothers, Henry Larry Stegall and Allen Stegall; and one brother-in-law, Gerald Moore.

Pallbearers were Jonathon Millard, Michael Mason, John Stegall, Justin Franks, Lane Posey, Terry Steele and Gavin Beasty.

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Larry Upton

FULTON– Larry Joe Upton, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice. He was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Vina, Ala., to Joseph Lee “Joe” and Annie Lively Upton. He was owner and operator of Upton's Small Engine Repair for many years, a skilled carpenter, and was a born-again Christian. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and he loved the outdoors.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Andy Black officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Upton; two sons, Larry Junior Upton (Sherrie) of Starkville and Matt Upton (Regina) of Fulton; two stepdaughters, Cindy Franks of California and Deedee Akridge of Fulton; one sister, Leola Peterson of Hamilton, Ala.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and countless nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

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Ruby Williams

BLUE SPRINGS – Ruby Williams, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements were incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Donald Barrett

GUNTOWN – Donald Curtis Barrett, 51, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Meridian after a brief illness. He was an employee of Advanced Diabetics Solutions in Georgia. He was a member of the North Star church in Saltillo. He was a U.S. veteran and a Mason.

Services will be 11 a.m. today at Waters Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Ledbetter and Pastor Michael Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Barrett of Guntown; his sister, Pat Eaton (Travis) of Guntown; and special friends Tracey Prnka of Alabama and Eden Hersh of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Barrett; and a special friend, Barney.

Pallbearers will be Roy H. Scott, Eddie Scott, Mike Scott, Chip Davis, Tim Webb and Randy Reeder.

Mary D. Bogan

CORINTH – Mary D. Bogan, 59, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at home.

Services will be at noon Friday, Oct. 11, at Freedom Fellowship. Burial will be in Wades Chapel Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

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