Obits for sept 23

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Bobie Boles
Pontotoc
Bobie Jean Boles was born July 8, 1953 to the late Mr. James and Martha Boles at the Lafayette County Hospital. She departed this life on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Ruleville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Bobie professed a hope in Christ at an early age and became a member of the Church of the Living God in Toccopola, MS. Bobie Jean loved her family and church family. She always walked in the church with a smile and she loved giving out cards. When in church, she would sing her favorite songs "How Can I Lose" with her brother Robert Earl playing it for her, "Help Me" and "Power Power Lord". When she sang her song and began to shake, you know then she was about to get her praise on. PRAISE GOD. She loved her purses, shoes, rings and all types of jewelry. She loved to write, paper, paper and more paper. She also loved her fried potatoes, fried chicken and creamed potatoes morning, noon, and night.
Bobie leaves to cherish her memory five sisters: Martha (Robert) Flemons, Ethel (Ham) Flemons, and Shirley Flemons all of Toccopola, MS, Lillie Walker and Annie Walker of Oxford, MS; four brothers: James (Lee Lapthi) Boles of Clarksville, TN, Robert (Jannie) Boles, Jessie (Lois) Boles both of Toccopola, MS and Ramey Jr. Westbrook of Oxford, MS, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, church family and friends. Bobie Jean was preceded in death by her parents Mr. James and Martha Boles and two sisters-in-law: Jannie Boles and Shelly Boles.
Services will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Living God in Toccopola, MS. Social distancing will be enforced. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services entrusted to Payton Mortuary.
 
Danny Walls
Pontotoc
Daniel Thedford "Danny" Walls, 79, passed away September 20, 2020 at Pontotoc North Mississippi Nursing Home. He was born September 25, 1940.  He was a 1958 graduate of Algoma High School, Keegen Radio School in Memphis, and Barber College. He worked at WSEL Radio for 28 years, four years at Northwest Junior College announcing all sports games, and owned and operated the Joy Theater for 18 years. He was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. He wrote country and gospel music songs. Some of his songs were recorded by Patti Page, Hank Thompson, Hank Williams, Jr., Osborne Brothers, David Houston, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Mel McDaniel and Barbara Mandrell.
Danny is survived by his wife, Betty Sue Walls; two sons, Dan Walls (Lindy) and Kevin Walls (Tami); grandchildren, Dan Ray Walls, Spencer Walls (Amanda), Adam Gray (Tiffany), Braden Gray (Rebecca), and Keaton Walls; and 11 great grandchildren; sister-Clara Jean Welch (Glendon); and a half sister-Cecilia Atkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents-Thedford Walls and Ruby Walls Garrison; and one half brother, Joe Garrison.
Services will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Bro. Harvey Sewell officiating. Burial will follow in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Baldwin Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Dan Ray Walls, Spencer Walls, Keaton Walls, Adam Gray, Braden Gray, and Bobby Duke.
Visitation will continue Wednesday, September 23, 10 a.m. until service time.
 
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Summer Bradley
Tupelo
Summer Y. Bradley 34, died unexpectedly of a sudden illness on Saturday, September, 12, 2020 at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. She was born March 19, 1986 in Lee county unto Charles and Beverly (Pansey) Bradley. She graduated from Tupelo High School and Jackson State University. Summer was working on her Master degree through Jackson State University. She was a teacher at Shannon High School.
She was a member of New Providence M. B. Church in Tupelo, MS
She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Mu Mu Zeta Chapter and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Summer is survived by her loving and devoted children, Elijah and Brooklyn Bradley of the home; parents, Charles and Beverly (Pansey) Bradley of Tupelo, MS; sister, Ivory Standifer (Lamar) and nephew/God son, Tatum Standifer; grandmothers, Ruby Bradley of Tupelo, MS and Alice Anderson of Baldwyn, MS; God brother, Courtney Pass (Gabriel) of Al.; Barbara Vihauer as special God- grandmother and a host of aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.
A graveside service remembering the life of Summer, will be Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00P.M. at Porter's Memorial Garden in Tupelo, MS. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home in Verona were in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign the guestbook at www.agnewandsons.com
 
 
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Gerald Gray
Houston
Gerald Dean Gray, 84, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020, at Grace Health & Rehab Center of Grenada. He was born October 28, 1935, in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, to Leslie Marshall Gray and Ruby Huckaby Gray. He was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Houston, where he occasionally preached and led singing.
Gerald served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Medal, Navy Occupation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from Inland Steel in East Chicago, IN, as a steelworker. Later in life, he operated Warnick's Barber Shop in Houston, serving customers until this past year when his health failed. He and his barber shop were featured in the March 4, 2018, edition of The Chickasaw Journal.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 44 years, Elsie Gray of Houston; his daughters, Jamie (Deane) Rapp of Bruce, MS, and Teresa (James) Chester of Valparaiso, IN; his son Ronald (Samantha) Gray of San Antonio, TX; his step-children, Janie Knutilla of Chicago Ridge, IL, Janet (Scott) Garrison of Birmingham, AL, Pamela (Gary) Anzelmo of Hammond, IN, and Steve (Lisa) Staggs of Athens, AL; his siblings, Jimmy (Carolyn) Gray of Randolph, MS, Sue (Hershell) Ferguson of Randolph, MS, Carol (Bobby) Billings of Pontotoc, MS, Judy Stancil of Randolph, MS, and Carlton (Ellie) Moore of Sarepta, MS; fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marshall and Ruby Gray; his brothers, Leslie Gene Gray, Larry Gray, and Gary Gray; and his sister, Brenda Brown.
A family funeral service was held Tuesday, September 15, at Southern Funeral Chapel in Houston with Brother J.F. Dancer officiating.
 
Thurman McCain
Pontotoc
 Thurman Leroy McCain, 84, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at his home in Pontotoc. Services were Tuesday, September 22, at Lighthouse Church. Burial followed at Sand Springs Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Mamie Lee Saxon
Pontotoc
Mamie Lee Saxon , 98, passed away on September 20, 2020, at Pontotoc Extended Care in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by BaLdwin Memorial Funeral Home .
 
Sherry Powell
Pontotoc
Sherry Marie Powell, 65, passed away September 14, 2020 peacefully at her home. She was born October 4, 1954. Sherry was a loving wife to her husband, a loving mother to her two children, and a loving grandmother to her three grandchildren. 
She worked as a CNA specializing in hospice care for NMMC-Pontotoc Home Health for 19 years. She served most of Pontotoc as an aide and received many certificates and awards for her hard work and dedication during her career. She will be greatly missed, loved, and adored by many friends and family. "We love her with all of our hearts" - her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Keith, Sr.; son, Gerald Powell, Jr.; daughter, Linda Sweet; grandchildren, Casey Powell, Layla Sweet, and Malcolm Sweet, Jr.; brother, Danny Joyner (Kim); and sisters, Sharon Welch and Sheila Fry (Larry).
She was preceded in death by father, Martin "Sonny"Joyner; mother, Ruth Joyner; and sister, Shirley Shepard.
Services were Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
 

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