Monday, January 27, 2020

- Houston Rakestraw, 93, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born November 24, 1926 in Union County to Leslie H. Rakestraw and Lavelle Pickens Rakestraw. He was a retired truck driver for Futorian, but retirement did not mean to stop …

LaGretta McDonald , 72, passed away on January 27, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Corinth. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home .

UNION COUNTY -- Robert Lee Rorie, 66, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020, at his employer, The Home Depot in Tupelo. Services will be on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6 PM at The Orchard Church on Coley Rd. in Tupelo. Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 4 PM until ser…

Bertha Mae Merriman, 78, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at her son's home in Mason, TN. She was a resident of Houston, MS for many years before moving back to Tennesee about two years ago. She was born on September 6, 1941 in Covington, TN to Robert Ray Jackson, Sr. and Bessie Pru…

Minne R. (Hindman) Scribner, 94, passed away after an extended illness on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Diversicare in Amory, MS. She was born on April 30, 1925 to Elijah (Eli) Hindman and Donia Lee (Morris) Hindman in Chickasaw County. She lived most of her life in Monroe County . She was a m…

TIPPAH COUNTY -- Rodney Braswell, 65, passed away Friday, January 23, 2020, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. Services will be on A private family service is scheduled at leave blank. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 5 PM until 8 PM at Ripley Funeral Home. Bu…

Doug McKinney , 63, passed away on January 26, 2020, at his residence in Fulton, Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E E Pickle Funeral Home .

PONTOTOC, MS -- Bruce V. Knight, SR., 70, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:00 p.m. at Associated Family Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 28 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with viewin…

Ralph Salter, 87, with his family surrounding, departed his earthly home on January 25, 2020. He was born on August 27, 1932, in his home, in Elmore County, Alabama, to the late John Philip and Ila Mae Garner Salter. Ralph grew up in Goodwater, Alabama, played sports in High School, and grad…

TIPPAH COUNTY -- Joy Faye Hopkins, 74, RESIDENT OF RIPLEY, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley. Services will be on Private Srvices are planned. at Arrangements will be provided by The Ripley Funeral Home..

James E. Conley , 74, passed away on January 27, 2020, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn .

BLUE SPRINGS -- Houston Rakestraw, 93, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11 a.m. at New Harmony Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 5-8p.m. at United Funeral…

Gregory Grant Kennedy, 34, departed this life unexpectedly and realized the promises of his faith on Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2020 at his residence. Grant was the son of Gregg and Margaret Ann Frazier Kennedy and the beloved husband of Kacy Raines Kennedy. Born on December 1, 1985, Gr…

Mrs. Fletcher Maye Gray, age 84, died Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Sunshine Nursing Home following an extended illness. One of six children, she was born in Lee County, Mississippi, June 26, 1935 to Claude B. Spuryer and Mary Tanner Spuryer. She was a graduate of Belden High School. Maye work…

Judy Kellum Marks , 73, passed away on January 27, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Holland Funeral Directors-Tupelo.

Shirley Franks , 81, passed away on January 26, 2020 at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was former employee of Reed Mfg., Ritchie Mfg., Playcraft and Rosato.She loved spending time with her family and taking care of her nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at Waters Funer…

Sylvester Kilgore Sr , 71, passed away on January 27, 2020, at Methodist Hospital in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Autry Funeral Home of Holly Springs.

Peggy Hadaway , 81, passed away on January 27, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center-Gilmore in Amory. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E E Pickle Funeral Home .

Jimmy Lee Key , 62, passed away on January 27, 2020, at home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home-Aberdeen.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bettie Ruth Beaty Camp, 80, passed away peacefully to her heavenly home surrounded by family and friends at her residence. She was born September 25,1939 to the late J.T. and Rudell Beaty. Bettie retired from the banking business of over thirty years and also did the billing and book-keeping…

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Mirla Kaye Plunkett DeWitt, 85, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2020 at NMMC Hospice Unit in Tupelo. She was born on December 19, 1934 in Smithville to the late Jim and Madra Plunkett. She graduated from Smithville High School. She married the love of her life, Troy, on August 8, 1952.…

Murley Franklin Camp, 83, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his residence. Born on October 25, 1936, he was a son to Verlon and Eula Thompson Camp. Prior to his retirement, he worked for himself as a construction contractor and also working in maintenance at Rosewood Nursing Home …

GUNTOWN -- Shirley Franks, 81, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Services will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home.

TUPELO/PONTOTOC -- Fletcher Maye Gray, 84, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Pontotoc in Sunshine Health Care. Services will be on Wednesday, 1/29/20 at 11 AM at Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Visitation will be on 9 AM - Service Time Wed. Only at Tupelo Chapel. Burial wi…

Randy E. Young , 68, passed away on January 26, 2020, at NMMC in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home .

FULTON -- Bobby Gene Stewart, 66, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his home in Fulton. Services will be on Wednesday January 29, 2020 2:00 p.m. at Shiloh C.M.E. Church Fulton, MS. Visitation will be on Wednesday 12:00 - 1:45 at the church. Burial will follow at Shiloh C.M.E. Church C…

BOONEVILLE -- Elizabeth Horn, 89, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2020, at her home in Booneville. Services will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at McMillan Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at McMillan Funeral Home. Bu…

Ralph Salter , 87, passed away on January 25, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by E E Pickle Funeral Home .

Charles 'Sandy' Hattix Jr , 65, passed away on January 26, 2020, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany.

Robert L. Rorie , 66, resident of New Albany, passed away on January 24, 2020, at ?????????? in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care.

TUPELO -- Grant Kennedy, 34, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020, at his residence in Tupelo. Services will be on Tuesday, 1/28/2020 at 1 PM at Calvary Baptist Church . Visitation will be on 11 AM - Service Time Tuesday only at the church.. Burial will follow at Tupelo Memorial Park.

Lula Mae Hill , 82, passed away on January 26, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fields Funeral Home 202 N. Olive St. Okolona, MS 38860. (662) 447-2252.

Essie M. Simmons, 72, was born on August 7, 1947 to William Jackson Sr. and Lula Mae (Cook) Jackson-Johnson. She departed her earthly life on January 22, 2020 at home in Ripley, MS. She leaves to cherish her memories: mother, Lula Mae Johnson; daughter, April Michelle Simmons of Honolulu, HI…

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mary Virginia Malone, 89, died Friday, January 24, 2020, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born June 23, 1930, in Kennett, Missouri to Clarence and Alpha Thrasher. She was a homemaker and a member of Cross Pointe Church. She loved shopping and spending time with her family. Servic…

Joyce Treadaway, 87, passed away January 24, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice House surrounded by family. Funeral Services cherishing the life of Mrs. Treadaway will be at 2 PM Monday, January 27 in The Memory Chapel of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care located at the intersection of Hwy 30 a…

BURNSVILLE -- Ronnie H. Potts, 60, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11 am at Rowland Mills Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 26, 2020 starting at 5 pm at the chu…

Danny Richard Johnson, 65, lifelong resident of North Mississippi, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 19, 2020 at his residence in Fulton following a brief illness. A Service of Remembrance will be at 2 PM Saturday, February 1 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Fulton with Bro. Bobby Ivey o…

BECKER -- Judy Faye Welch, 69, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her residence in Becker, Mississippi. Services will be on Monday, January 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, MS. Visitation will be on 11:00 AM until the service hour at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home…

AMORY -- Kaye DeWitt, 85, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Hatley Cemetery.

Frances Bobbie Loper , 90, passed away on January 24, 2020, at Countrywood Plantation in Mantachie. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com .

Danny Ray Witt, 67, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at his home in Ripley. He was born June 24, 1952, to Lee and Glena White Witt in Tippah County - Mississippi. Danny was a Construction Supervisor Kimes and Stone Construction Company. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. Serv…

MYRTLE -- Joanna Patterson, 48, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020, at Pearl Ms in Pearl, Ms. Services will be on January 27, 2020 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Visitation will be on Sunday 2:30-5:30 at the church. Burial will follow at at the church Cemetery.

BECKER -- Judy Welch, 69, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at her residence, with her family surrounding her, in Becker, Mississippi. Services will be on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, MS. Visitation will be on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 1…

Theodore "Sonny" Riggan, 78, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Diversicare Nursing Center in Amory. Born in Monroe County on April 6, 1941, he was the son of Greely and Ruby Ausborn Riggan. Sonny was born and raised in Smithville, where he attended school. He joined the U.S. Navy…

Jessie Jones Wilson, 86, passed away on January 23, 2020 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born on October 8, 1933 in Union County, MS to Julius Jones and Ada Coker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Amory. Visitation will be held at Pickle Funeral Home in …

Margaret Dare Hight Keen, 82, died Friday, January 24, 2020 at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab in Corinth where she had resided over a year. Margaret was born in Louisville, Winston Co., Miss. on October 9, 1937 to the late Charles Hight and Margaret Lenola Jay Hight. She attended MSCW-now MUW…

Friday, January 24, 2020

BOONEVILLE -- Krista Stevens, 35, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at Home in Booneville. Services will be on Saturday at 4:00 at Kesler Funeral Home Chapel.