Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HOULKA, MS -- Sue Carolyn Gunn, 64, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Houlka Storm Shelter in Houlka. Services will be on Friday April 19, 2019 1:00 p m at Second Baptist Church Houlka. Visitation will be on Friday April 19, 2019 12:00 Noon until 12:50 at the church. Burial will follo…

NEW ALBANY, MS -- Viola Harris, 93, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday April 20, 2019 11:00 a.m. at Union Prospect M.B. Church . Visitation will be on Friday April 19, 2019 4:00 - 7:00 at Serenity Simmons Funeral Chapel . Burial…

BOONEVILLE -- Curtis C Miller, 79, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at his home in Booneville. Services will be on Friday, April l9, 2019 at 1:00P.M. at Mt. Zion Community Church Guntown, MS. Visitation will be on two hour prior to service on Friday at Mt. Zion Community Church Agnew &a…

TUPELO, MS -- Martha Shumpert Anderson, 72, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Services will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Noon at Good Hope M.B. Church , Shannon, MS. Visitation will be on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 4:00 with family a…

Marvis Aulton Harris, 84, passed away at the NMMC Hospice Unit on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. He owned and operated H & H Garage Body Shop in Saltillo, MS and ran a wrecker service in Saltillo, MS for many years. He was a member of the Church of God. Funeral services will be at Waters Funer…

NEW ALBANY -- Zachary Charles Judon, 27, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at home in Oxford. Services will be on Friday April 19,2019 at 12 Noon at St Paul M B Church-Ecru, MS. Visitation will be on 10 - 12 Noon at St Paul M B Church-Ecru, MS Register book-bellememorialfuneralhomes.com.

OKOLONA -- Joe Donald Page, 83, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Grambling, LA. Services will be on 04/20/2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Red Bud Baptist Church in Okolona,MS. Visitation will be on 04/19/2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Fields Funeral Home. Buri…

BYHALIA, MS -- Randy Vaught, Jr., 33, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2019, at his home in Byhalia. Services will be on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:00PM at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with a visitation at the funeral home Friday 12 noon until service.

Mary Frances Miller , 90, passed away on April 17, 2019, at DUgan Memorial Home in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home .

GUNTOWN -- Carr Sams, 55, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at his home in Guntown. Services will be on Saturday, April 20, at 1:00 p. m. at First Christian Church in Baldwyn. Visitation will be on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 a. m. until service time at First Christian Church in Baldwy…

PONTOTOC -- Alford Johnson, 93, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Saturday April 20, 2019 1:00 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church 2905 Hwy 342 Black Zion Road Pontotoc, MS . Visitation will be on Friday April 19, 2019 4:00- 7:00 at Seren…

Randell Todd Cheatwood , 56, passed away on April 17, 2019, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Ripley Funeral Home .

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rickey D. Newell, 55, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born August 18, 1963 to the late Johnny Newell and the late Betty Wilemon Thrasher in Itawamba County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Rickey enjoyed watching TV, fishing, garde…

Shawanda Holliday , 31, passed away on April 16, 2019, at Home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

PONTOTOC -- Violet Lessel, 80, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019, at Pontotoc Health and Rehab in Pontotoc. Services will be on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2PM at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 18, 5-8PM and Friday, APril 19, 1PM until service t…

Zachary Judon , 31, passed away on April 13, 2019, at Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Funeral Home of Ecru.

Omrie Hayes, 66 passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. He was born in Brewton, AL on December 23, 1952 to Raymon V. Hayes SR. and Edith Carrier Hayes. He was formerly of Indianola, MS where he operated the Sonic for several years. He moved to Pontotoc in 1977 and owned and operated the So…

Jennifer Neely Munoz, of Biloxi, MS, made her journey to heaven on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Mrs. Munoz was the beloved wife of Vicente "Papa V" Munoz of Biloxi, MS the loving mother of Amanda Cumberland (Nick) of Diamondhead, MS and RJ Gonzales III (Amanda) of Mobile, AL, the nurturing sister…

Marvis Harris , 83, passed away on April 16, 2019, at NMMC Hospice Unit in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home .

Dorothy "Dot" Harrison Langford, 87, passed away peacefully at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Born February 13, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Dallas Lloyd and the late Lula Mae Wiggins Lloyd. She was born in Slate Springs, MS, and lived there d…

Mildred Evans , 69, passed away on April 15, 2019, at NMMC in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Funeral Home -Bruce.

Ruth Garrard 85, passed away on Monday, April 15,2019 at Diversicare Nursing Facility in Ripley, MS. She was a former nurse's aide with NMMC and she was a Pentecostal. Graveside services will be held at New Haven Cemetery in Ridgley, TN at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Waters Funer…

Ava Grace Martin, beloved newborn daughter and covenant child of believers Devin and Autumn Martin was born on April 12, 2019, into the sweet loving arms of Jesus. She was born at 6:17 a.m. at NMMC Women's Hospital, weighing 9 pounds 12 ounces and 19 .75 inches long. As her mother stated, "A…

Randy DeWayne Smith, 70, died Friday April 12, 2019 at his residence. He was born November 24, 1948 in Hamilton, MS to Merle Clayton Smith and Katheryne Pope Estes. He was a life long resident of Hamilton. Mr. Smith was a graduate of Mississippi State University. He was an Mechanical Enginee…

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS -- Peggy Edwards, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at North Delta Hospice House in Southaven, MS. Services will be on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:00am at the Holly Springs Funeral Home with a visitation at the funeral home Wednesday 5-8PM.

Nancy Phyllis Wiltshire Strickland, 65, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Sanctuary Hospice, Tupelo, MS. She was born in Attala County, MS and worked at the Itawamba County School District for thirty-two years. She was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church where she was organist for twelv…

SALINAS, CALIFORNIA -- Richard Eugene Finger, 63, passed away Friday, April 05, 2019, at Stanford Hospital in Stanford, California. Services will be on Thursday, April 18 at 11:00 am at Macedonia MB Church. Visitation will be on Wednesday evening, April 17 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Patte…

Mr. Dale Bradley Massey, age 90, died Monday, April 15, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit. He was born June 10, 1928 in Marietta, MS to the union of Edgar W. Massey and Bessie Z. Holley Massey. He graduated Booneville High School and continued his education with an Associ…

Mrs. Carnell Lovelace Watson, 88, died Monday, April 15, 2019 at Magnolia Manor in Tupelo where she had resided the last 4 years. Carnell was born September 7, 1930 in Calhoun County, Mississippi to James Leonard Lovelace and Gladys C. Burt Lovelace. After graduating high school, she continu…

Mr. Julius Edward Ward, Jr., 88, passed away on April 12, 2019, at West Point Community Living Center. Mr. Julius was born July 17, 1930, in Woodland, the son of the late Julius Edward and Nora Susanna Huffman Ward, Sr. He was a retired Supervisor at CECO Buildings in Columbus. He was a memb…

Garry Murl Raden, 61, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born January 22, 1958 to Dillard Murl Raden and Mary Kuykendall Raden. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was a welder by trade. He enjoyed go-kar…

Monday, April 15, 2019

Celebration of Life Service with Military Honors for Dr. Thomas (Tommy) L. Sweat Sr. was held Sunday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Roger Shock and Rev. Kim Parker officiating. Burial was in the Henry Cemetery. Dr. Sweat died April 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March …

John McTaggart , 86, passed away on April 15, 2019, at his residence in West Point. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Robinson Funeral Home .

WEST POINT -- Mrs. Almarita Barkemeyer Clark, 85, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Merit Health River Oaks Medical Center in Flowood, MS. Services will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be on Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00 at Calver…

Roy Eugene Ratliff, 95, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at his residence where he had lived since 1979. He was born December 18, 1923 in Baldwyn, MS to Benjaman Roy Ratliff and Cleo Carmack Ratliff. He was a retired wood finisher of nineteen years for Warwick Manufacturing. He was a Veteran of…

Georgia Mae Garner Cockerham left this world to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday April 14, 2019. Born June 23, 1925 to Woodie Word and Lora Lee Garner, Georgia was a graduate of Hamilton High School and was a lifelong resident of Hamilton. She met her sweetheart, John Allen Cockerham,…

GLEN -- Allen Osborn, 84, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Services will be on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen, MS. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5pm until 9pm at Cutshall F…

Jarrod Lee Holloway (48) passed away Saturday April 13, 2019 as the result of a plane crash. He was born in Aurora, Illinois, on November 17, 1970, to Nell and Earl Holloway. He grew up in McKinney, Texas. He graduated from Freed-Hardeman University. Jarrod was a deacon at the Booneville Chu…

Stanley Barnett (78) passed away Monday April 15, 2019 at his home in Baldwyn. He served in the U.S. Marines for 4 years. He was a member of Wheeler Baptist Church. He owned and operated Barnett's Restaurant in Baldwyn for several years. He enjoyed reading his Bible, fishing and woodworking.…

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Joe Donald Page , 83, passed away on April 10, 2019, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Grambling, LA. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fields Funeral Home.

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Clara Nell Swords, 79, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 Baptist Memorial Hospital, Oxford, MS. She was born May 25, 1939. She married the love of her life, Sherman Swords on February 10, 1962. He preceded her in death on September 22, 2013. She was a housewife and a faithful member of Coun…

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Willard Mauney Shackelford, 94, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley, MS. She was born October 5, 1924, to Homer and Rue Mauney in Tippah County - Mississippi. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, and granny. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Se…

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Alford Johnson , 93, passed away on April 14, 2019, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

IUKA -- Timothy Irvin Gilley, 60, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Monday, April 15, at 11:00 a.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Visitation will be on Monday, April 15, from 10:00 until service time at the fun…

WEST POINT, MS -- Bertha Melinda Strode-Meaders, 49, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Services will be on Tuesday April 16, 2019 1:00p.m. at St Matthew Baptist Church 510 Martin Luther King Dr Fulton, MS. Visitation will be on Tuesday April 16, …

Edward "Ricky" Black , age 58, passed away on April 13, 2019, at Union County Hospital in New Albany, MS . Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Foster and Son Funeral Home of Ripley, MS.

Ella Mae Cook , 86, passed away on April 14, 2019, at at her home Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Beasley Funeral Home .