Obituaries January 30

Cathy Nanney
Ripley
Cathy Lynn Nanney, 59, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
Services were Tuesday, January 22, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Terry Rogers and the Rev. James Wells officiating. Burial was in Enterprise Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Angela Wilson (Grant) of Fulton; a son, Chris Nanney of New Albany; three sisters, Kay Rooker (Frank), Patricia Deere (Mike), and Brenda Minser (Jim), all of New Albany; a brother, Terry Riley (Vickie) of Ecru; her stepmother, Laverne Gilliam of New Albany; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Thomas Nanney and Carlos Nanney; and a sister, Tammy Rhea.
For online condolences please visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Charles Moss
Pontotoc
Charles Moss, 63, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born Feb. 10, 1949, to John and Opal Moss. He was a Baptist. He attended school at Randolph, where he graduated in 1967. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1975 and was later awarded The Army Commendation Medal For Heroism with “V” device for his service. He worked for Lane Furniture Industry for 32 years and was employed by Encore Furniture prior to his illness. An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and watching football. He was well known for his pranks, jokes and his sense of humor. He loved to make people laugh.
Services were Sunday, January 27, at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Pastor Murry Galloway officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Pontotoc. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Wilma Moss; three sons, Ken Moss (Cynthia), Mike Moss (Rena) and Tracy Boland; one daughter, Tammy Browning; one daughter-in-law, Gena Moss, all of Pontotoc; four granddaughters, Kendra Moss, Hannah Moss, Alexa Moss and Natalie Carter (Eric); two brothers, Ray Moss (Shirley) and Johnny Moss (Cathy); two sisters, Ethelene Cowsert (L.D.) and Kathleen Purdon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Opal Moss; infant brother, Timmy Moss; infant sister, Joyce Fay Moss; a son, Lee Moss; and his first wife, Jeanette Shook Moss.
Pallbearers were Gary Purdon, Carl Purdon, Daniel Purdon, Jonathan Moss, Cody Box and Keith Hodum
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Sarah Amanda Gilliland Adams
Tupelo
On January 21, 2013, Sarah Amanda Gilliland Adams walked thru the shadows of death with Jesus Christ and her family at her side. Her early career in education began in Pontotoc, MS after graduation from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of forty-nine years, Roy C. Adams; one brother, Charles Thomas Gilliland and two sisters, Mary Addie Gilliland Geiger and Willie Warren Gilliland Martin.
She is survived by her children; two brothers, John E. Gilliland (Ann) of Mathiston, MS and Richard D. Gilliland (Gola Mae) of Ackerman, MS; her grandchildren, Albert Adams Paxton (Christy), Dr. Amy Carslile Blossom (Benjamin), James Connor Collins, Joshua Rogan Collins, Kathryn Taylor Cooke Short, Mary Amanda Cooke Godwin (John), Emilie Arden Cooke Lewis (Edwin Henry Lewis, III), Roy Clark Adams III, Laura Paige Adams, Leslie Elizabeth Adams, Lindsey Amanda Adams, Zachery Clark Adams (Lydia); and great-grandchildren, Benjamin David Blossom Jr., Carslile Collins Blossom, Charles Adams Blossom, Ethan Andrew Short, Evelyn Meade Godwin, John Phillip Godwin Jr., Sims Bishop Godwin, Dr. Lane Baxter (Bo), Drew Napier and Tucker Napier. She also leaves her special friends and caregivers, Alice Virginia Daniels, Sharon Chandler, and Hanna, Rhonda, and Jessica Long.
A private family celebration of her life was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues Funeral Home with Dr. David Eldridge officiating. A private family burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in her honor to Sanctuary Hospice House, PO Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, PO Box 42048, Memphis, TN 38174-2048 and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

Maurice Brown
Toccopola
Maurice “Dock” Ven Brown, 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at his home near Toccopola.
Services were Friday, January 25, at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Toccopola Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda (Billy) Brown Berry of Toccopola; a grandson, Gary “Taco” (Angie) Wilson of Batesville; a granddaughter, Cherie Dawn Wilson of Austin, TX; one great-grandson, Ryan Lewis Wilson of Banner; a sister, Marjorie Parks of Atlanta,; and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to the Toccopola Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 302, Toccopola, MS 38874 or to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, MS 39206.
Online condolences may be left at www.colemanfuneralhome.com
Cleo Bryant
Pontotoc
Lottie Cleo Bryant, 85, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church and a retired factory worker and homemaker.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, at West Heights Baptist Church with Dr. David Hamilton and the Rev. Dan Young officiating. Burial will follow in the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her four nieces, Nancy Webb of Salt Lake City, Utah, Jennifer Quareles (Randy) of Randolph, and Leona Ramey (Terry) and Robin Poppelreiter, both of Mooreville; one nephew, Joe Webb (Shannon) of Pontotoc; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Bryant; her parents, Bob Hipps and Rilla Mann Hipps; her sister, Jean Webb (B.W.); and a brother, Robert Hipps.
Pallbearers will be Austin Cook, Gary Carroll, Tommy Morton, Ricky Richardson, Joe Webb and Jack Yates.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flower donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund at West Heights Baptist Church, 328 W. Oxford St., Pontotoc, MS 38863.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

J.V. Swindle
Magee
J.V. Swindle died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Collins. He was U.S. Air Force veteran.
Services were Tuesday, January 29, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Choctaw County. Burial was in the church cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Floyd Swindle of Magee; two daughters, Shae Swindle Baria of Magee and Sherie (Timothy) Alexander of Richland; a son, Jay F. (Lynn) Swindle of Ellisville; a brother, J. E. (Lucy) Swindle of Pontotoc; two brothers-in-law, Charles (Betty) Austin and David (Frankie) Eldridge; three sisters-in-law, Jeanette, Boots and Mavis Swindle; seven grandchildlen; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Linda Waldrop
Randolph
Linda Merle Waldrop, 78, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Pontotoc.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Lula Mae Woodall
Taylor
Lula Mae Ivy Woodall, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at her home in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
John Rockette
Detroit, Mich.
John Edward Rockette, 63, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Viewmont Hospital in Detroit, Mich. A native of Taylor, he was the son of the late John D. Rockette and Emma Norphlet-Rockette.
Graveside committal services were Saturday, January 26, at Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Katherine Parker, Rose Andrews and Ashley Caine, all of Detroit, Mich.; six sisters, Jerry Brantley of Racine, Wis., Nina Rockette of Memphis, Earlie Rockette-Aderibigbe of Atlanta, Ga., Nancy Gordon of Abbeville, Mattie Rockette-Houston of Chesapeake, Va., and Elizabeth Rockette of Lorton, Va.; one brother, Jan R. Rockette of Taylor; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James R. Rockette.

Shirley Johnson
Booneville
Shirley Dean Johnson, 65, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo following an extended illness.
Services were Thursday, January 24, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Rakestraw and Bro. Dale Henderson officiating. Burial was in Tuscumbia Cemetery. Booneville funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Joe R. Johnson; a daughter, Sonia Wooldridge (Michael) of New Albany; her mother, Moline Buskirk of Saltillo; two sisters, Betty Carter and Iris Richey (Phil), all of Saltillo; two grandchildren, Kira and Tanner Swanson of Blue Springs; three stepchildren, Lisa Wilson of Oxford, Clay Johnson (Melanie) of Booneville, and Brent Johnson (girlfriend, Rosa) of Oxford; four step grandchildren, Abby Grace Johnson of Oxford, Katelyn Johnson of Booneville, Josh Maldonado and Casey Presley, both of Booneville; a very special nephew, Brad Carter of Saltillo; a very special first cousin, Joey Gildridge of Tupelo, who donated a kidney to Shirley six years ago; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother-in-law, James S. Carter.

Billy Crunk
Pontotoc
Billy Wayne Crunk, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
John Carter
Ripley
John W. “Tit” Carter, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
Services were Saturday, January 26, at Second Baptist M.B. Church at Ripley with Pastor Willie Paine officiating. Burial was in Ripley Cemetery. Foster and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Helen C. Palmer of Ripley; one granddaughter, Brittany Dion Cox of Ripley; two brothers, Roosevelt Carter Jr. of Gary, Ind., and William Albert Carter of Pontotoc; niece, Starlette (William) Vance of Ripley; nephew, Paul (Deony) Ratliff Jr. of Arkansas; two great-nieces, Freda (Marc) Braddock of Ripley and Tracey Barnett of Arlington, Texas; a great-great-nephew, Jay Braddock; cousins, Hazel Foster Christmas and Allen Christmas of Ripley; Jerry O’Neal Cox and Latigra McDonald; and three special friends, Pastor Terry Smith, Bro. Jermaine “BoBo” Jackson and Bro. Jackie McKensize.

Ruth Turner
Blue Springs
Mamie Ruth Turner, 88, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at Baldwyn Nursing Home. She was born May 31, 1924, in Union County to Henry Fred Turner and Willie Stacks Turner. She was a retired factory worker for Irvin B. Schwabe. She loved working in her yard and garden. She was a member of the Ellistown Baptist Church.
Services were Saturday, January 26, at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Sammy Coker and the Rev. Mile Powell officiating. Burial was in Ellistown Cemetery. United Funeral Service in New Albany was in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her sister, Beatrice Duggar of Blue Springs; four nieces, Judy Gilmore of Verona, Jane Coker of Baldwyn, Jill Whitten of Blue Springs and Jeania Adair of Tupelo; a nephew, Terry Duggar of Blue Springs; nine great-nieces and great-nephews; and 13 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ora Lee Turner; and a brother, William Houston Turner.
Pallbearers were Jeff Gilmore, Paul Coker, Jeremy Easterling, Ben Duggar, Will Duggar and Justin Adair.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, both in Memphis, TN
For online condolences visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
Jean Gregory
Pontotoc
Jean Gregory, 82, of Pontotoc died Friday, January 25, 2013 at North Mississippi Medical Center.
A private service was held at Boone’s Funeral Home in Leland, MS, where she lived for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Bettye Allen (Bobby) of Birmingham, Ala., and Peggy Andrews of Pontotoc; 3 sons, Kenneth (Bonnie), Jerry, and Mike, all of Pontotoc.  She had 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Goss; and her husband, Theron Gregory.

Ruby Williams
Tupelo
Ruby Jean Reed Williams, 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at her home. She attended Shannon High School and later South Pontotoc High School, where she was actively involved in basketball. She was a cheerleader, a member of the homecoming court and participated in various other high school activities. She graduated in 1977. For several years she was employed at Belk’s Department Store and Jitney Jungle. She worked in a management position at Friedman’s Jewelers for many years.
Services were Saturday, January 26, at Mt. Calvary Outreach Ministry in Okolona with Minister Dan Collins III officiating. Williams Memorial of Okolona was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherria Collins (Ben) of Tupelo and Tiffany Floyd (Desmond) of Warwick, R.I.; one son, Nathan Williams (LaKrystal) of Tupelo; three sisters, Mary Mosley of Lawton, Okla., Barbara Reed of Tupelo and Mildred MaGee (Thomas) of Pontotoc; six brothers, Wardell Standfield of Detroit, Mich., Marvin Reed, Melvin Reed, Jerry Reed (Kim) and Tony Reed, all of Tupelo, and Steve Reed (Valerie) of Irvin, Texas; four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Willie Gene Reed Jr. and Henry Wendell Reed.

Ophelia Robinson
Blue Springs
Ophelia Robinson, 90, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.

Bettie Hollis
Smithville
Bettie Sue Wallis Hollis, 68, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at her home.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, January 27, at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Thomas Neal and Bro. Tim Tutor officiating. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in Sherman.
Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Hollis of Smithville; two daughters, Melissa Tutor (Tim) of Shannon and Julie Bray (Matt) of Tupelo; one stepdaughter, Tabitha Baker (Lee) of Booneville; one son, Chris Loden of Mantachie; one brother, Howard L. Wallis of Tupelo; eight grandchildren, Dustin Tutor, Andrew and Belle Bray, Will and Jesse Loden, Casey Baker, Catherine Baker and Keegan Baker; and one great-grandchild, Carley Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memories and condolences may be expressed at eepicklefuneralhome.com.

 

Laverne Ivy
Fulton
Margaret Laverne Reeves Ivy, 88 , died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at The Meadows in Fulton.
Services were Monday, January 28, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with the Rev. Darrell Sanderson officiating. Burial was in Harden’s Chapel cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Bettie Ivy Coniglio (James) of Belden; one granddaughter, Heather Lunceford Markham (Seth) of Purcellville, Va.; one grandson, William Troy Lunceford of Tupelo; three great-grandchildren, Meckenzie Markham, Rowan Markham and Dylan Markham; and one sister, Mary Ellen Gaddy of Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy C. Ivy; and her parents.
Online condolences may be expressed at mcneecemorris funeralhome.com.

 

Wanda Fae Crawley
Batesville
Wanda Fae Crawley, 63, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her home in Batesville.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 31, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Derek Boyd, the Rev. Wes Sherman and the Rev. Lee Graham officiating. Interment will be in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery at Batesville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Survivors include her sister and closest companion, Dot Crawley Heath of Batesville; two brothers, Al Crawley (Diane) of Jackson and Melvin Crawley (Vicki) of Pontotoc; son-in-law, Derek Boyd (Karla) of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Bowen, Jackson and Lily Grace Boyd of Mesa; three nieces who were like her daughters, Susan Heath Wright (Kenny) of Brandon, Sherry Heath Austin (Allen) of Courtland and Rhonda Heath Mastin (David) of Holly Springs; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to: Pilgrims Rest Cemetery Fund, 470 Pilgrims Rest Road, Batesville, MS 38606; or The Gideon Bible Ministry, Panola Camp, P.O. Box 791, Batesville, MS 38606.

 

Kathleen Horton
Saltillo
Kathleen Horton, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Santuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
There was no funeral service. Private burial was in the Springhill Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include sisters, Mary Alice Finney (Ezra) of Belden, Ella Faye Turner of Saltillo and Barbara Stanford (Dalton) of Tupelo; brothers, Henry Gattis of Saltillo, Sidney Gattis (Wilma) of Memphis, Lawrence Gattis and Carl Gattis (Linda) of Saltillo; brother-in-law, Eugene Norris of Saltillo; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sindey and Sarah Gattis; husbands, Hollis Osborn and Alton Jack Horton; brothers, Robert Gattis (Keron) and James Lee Gattis; sisters, Anna Mae Rogers (V.C.), Lennie Bell Hutcheson (FL), Lela Gattis, Maggie Mansell (Ellis) and Hazel Norris; and sisters-in-laws, Arleen Gattis, Mona Faye Gattis and Euretha Gattis.
The family requests no flowers.