Obituaries February 6
Daniel Dallas Bridgman, 38, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Community Hospice House in Verona. He was born on Sept. 5, 1974, to Danny and Diane Bridgman in Pontotoc. He was a Christian. His first job on the water was as a deckhand with Hunter Marine. After working for them for four years, he came ashore to spend more time with family. He went to work as a welder for Johnny Wilder at Wilder Welding in Pontotoc. While working for Johnny he was able to express his creative side always seeing a different way to do things. After three years, his love of the water called him back to the boat. Starting back as a deckhand, he worked to achieve his U.S. Coast Guard Black Oil Tanker Certification, Marine Radio Operator License, Master of Towing License, Pilot of Towing Vessels upon Great Lakes, Inland Waters, Western Rivers, Radar Observer License and worked as Relief Captain. He was loved by family and many close friends.
Services were Tuesday, February 5, at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his parents, Danny and Diane Jaggers Bridgman; one son, Drew Bridgman; one daughter, Jade Bridgman; one sister, Dana Harrison (Tommy); his grandmother, Betty Jo Jaggers; one niece, Lissa Harrison; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Lamar and Annie Boyce Bridgman and Morris Jaggers.
Pallbearers were Scott Jaggers, Ben Bramlett, Jonathan Tutor, Freddie Bridgman, Drew Bridgman, Tommy Harrison and Vic Bridgman. Honorary pallbearers were Alan Wheeler, Perry Payne, Josh Cook and Derek Harris.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Eva Christine Phillips Hill, 92, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Pontotoc Hospital. She was born in Quitman County on Oct. 31, 1920, to Cliff Phillips and Sallie Hellums Phillips. She married Robert Herbert “Hub” Hill on July 20, 1946. They were married almost 57 years until his passing on July 3, 2003. She loved her Lord, family, her friends and the staff at Pontotoc Extended Care Nursing Home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pontotoc and the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was loved and will be missed.
Services were Thursday, January 31, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial followed in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Kirby Lynn Hill (Jonell) and Rickey Lee Hill (Kristi); grandson, Joey Hill; two granddaughters, Emily and Ella Hill; three great-granddaughters; a host of nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Opaline Brazil.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three infant siblings; sister, Virgie Bea McCord; brother, Herman Phillips; special niece, Wanda Sue Hall.
Pallbearers were Jerry Brazil, Jerry Fauver, Jimmy Phillips, Sam Hall, Jody Stringer and Rickey Crawford.
Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.
Charles Edward “Charlie” Cates, 70, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at The Meadows.
Services were Tuesday, February 5, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Danny Wilburn officiating. Burial was in the Mantachie Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Cates (Jennie) of Fulton and David Cates (Becky) of Pontotoc; two grandchildren, Bethany Cates and Chase Cates; one brother, Archie Cates (Arlene) of Mantachie; two sisters, Lola Jane Wilburn (James Coy) of Mantachie and Earlene Ellis (T.L.) of Shannon. two sisters-in-law, Jeanette Cates and Toxie Lee Cates, both of Mantachie; one brother-in-law, Charles Adams of Fulton.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Purlis, Hoyt, Earles, Junior and Earnest Cates; two sisters, Movline Adams and an infant sister; and his parents.
Billy Wayne Crunk, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born on March 13, 1944, in Alcorn to Leander and Mary Elmille Barnett Crunk. He was a Christian and a member of First Pentecostal Church of Booneville. He loved playing with his seven grandchildren, loved his family, church family and loved building houses.
Services were Thursday, January 31, at Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Russell Lorman officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery (Toenail) in Iuka. Baldwin Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by three daughters, Melissa Crunk, Christy Townsend (Cedric) of Amory and Stephanie Crunk (fiancé, Tracy Miller) of Booneville; seven grandchildren, James Townsend, Loretta Polanco, Rayshon Crunk, Destiny Crunk, Emma Crunk, Jordyn Miller and Angel Turner; one sister, Dora Pukish of Florida; three brothers, Jerry Crunk of Memphis, Bobby Crunk (Becky) of Coldwater and Ugene Crunk (Garldine) of Pope; and Mary Baker, mother of Christy and Stephanie.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Hurse and Mary Conner; and one brother, James Crunk.
Pallbearers were Jerry Crunk, Erik Wilson, Tracy Miller, Carlos Ashley, Monterll Townsend and Bruce Dobbs.
JC Fellows, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. A longtime resident of Blue Springs, he currently lived in Tupelo.
Services were Friday, February 1, in the Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Lewis Bridges officiating. Burial with military honors was in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Nancy Grant Fellows of Tupelo; two sons, Jeff Fellows (Atina) of Blue Springs and Chris Fellows (Kim) of McKinney, Texas; one sister, Jewel Pruitt (Larry) of Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, Patrick Fellows (Lauren), Gage Fellows and Heaven Fellows, all of Blue Springs, and T.J. Fellows, Jake Fellows and Cayden Fellows, all of McKinney, Texas; a brother-in-law, Tommy Grant (Cynthia) of New Albany; and a special niece, Gail Gregg (John) of Tulsa, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Joy Atkinson, Carolyn Sue Enslow and Nina Hunsaker; and two brothers, Earnest Fellows and Ivory Fellows Jr.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.
William Pettis Sr.
William Pettis Sr., 89, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Mary Frances Armstrong, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Union County Health and Rehab. She was born June 25, 1937, in Pontotoc County to John and Estelle Wilder.
Services were Tuesday, February 5, at United Funeral Service with the Rev. Don McCutchen and the Rev. Ray Hall officiating. Burial was in Martin Cemetery.
She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Thompson (Joe); two sons, Mike Armstrong (Michelle) and Jimmy Armstrong (Patricia), all of New Albany; one sister, Myzett Roberts of Tupelo; two brothers, Jimmie Wilder of Ecru and Dewitt Wilder of New Albany; four grandsons, Austin Armstrong (Brooke), Justin Armstrong, Brandon Armstrong and Mason Armstrong, all of New Albany; two granddaughters, Emily Garrett (Ben) of Oxford and MacKenzie Armstrong of New Albany; one great-granddaughter, Gracie Garrett of Oxford; a very special brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Marion Armstrong of Dime Box, Texas; and a special niece, Joyce Lindsey.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 50 years, William Dean Armstrong; and two sisters, Doris Newsum and Pauline Dowdy.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit unitedfuneralservice.com.
William Baxter Tucker, 88, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a member of the Victory Life Center in New Albany. He was a retired captain in the U.S. Army and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He served with the U.S. Marines in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 16 in Pontotoc and the Pontotoc Marine Corps League.
Services were Monday, February 4, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bishop Raymond Bishop and Bro. Mark Bishop officiating. Burial followed in the West Heights Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Minnie Cupp Tucker of Pontotoc; his children, Joe Tucker (Beverly) of Pontotoc, Yolanda Tucker-Hall (Bobby) of New Albany, Mark Tucker (Sherry Phillips) of Pontotoc, Tim Tucker (Lorena) of Pontotoc and Eric Tucker (Anna) of Pontotoc; one sister, Louise Tucker of Pontotoc; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and three former foreign exchange students, Frederic Martinez of France, Roger Seidel of Germany and Tharatip Aramcharoen of Thailand.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert B. Tucker and Annie Mae Waldo Tucker; his sister, Hazel Sullivan; and his grandson, Lance Cpl. Marc Lucas Tucker.
Pallbearers were Wayne Butler, Joseph Tucker, Beau Tucker, Ethan Tucker, Stacy Cowsert and Shane Cowsert.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Jettie Laura “Mama Jet” Brasfield, 93, died on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at River Place Nursing Center. Born on Aug. 3, 1919, in Pontotoc, she was a daughter of the late Hartwell and Dawny Gregory. She attended schools in Pontotoc.
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Sanderson (Robert) of Smithville; sisters, Net Stevens of Smithville and Mae Milligan of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; brothers, Albert Gregory of Adamsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Greg Sanderson (Diane), Lynn Sanderson (Kim), Tommy Brasfield Jr., Michael Brasfield, Jimmy Brasfield (Talisha), Sunny Pace (Steve) and Crystal Ferguson (Ricky); great-grandchildren, Jesse Sanderson, Bobby Lee Sanderson, Starr Perry, David Streets, Beth Streets, Nick and Donovan Turner, Jaylee Pace and Tommy Brasfield III; great-great-grandchildren, Grant Sanderson, Megan Streets, Jordan Bray, Lynsey Bray, Sorayla Brasfield, Sadie Laura Brasfield, Stephen Brasfield and Cody Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Gregory and Herman Gregory; and by one sister, Eunice Lann.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Kelvin Price officiating. Burial will follow in Pearce Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Pearce Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Buddy Sullivan, 1845 Hwy. 371 S., Nettleton, MS 38858.
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Herman H. Daniels
Herman H. Daniels, 76, died January 23, 2013 at the Veteran’s Hospital, Memphis, TN. He was a U. S. Air Force Veteran.
Services were held January 30 at 1:00 p.m. at the High Point Chapel, Summer Ave, Memphis. High Point Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Burial followed in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery, Collierville, TN.
He is survived by one son, Clinton Daniels and one daughter, Shannon Daniels, both of Memphis; Three grandchildren, Rachel Daniels, Jacob Daniels and Brandye Kemp; one brother, Charles (Juanita) Daniels, Pontotoc, Ms.; five sisters, Pauline (Gay) Hendrix, Ar.; Rosie Bramlett, Memphis, Tn.; Bonnie Price, Southaven, Ms.; Betty Sudduth and Brenda (James) Bouler both of Pontotoc, Ms.
He is proceeded in death by one son, Ronnie Daniels; his parents, Lonnie and Maude Daniels; one brother, Billy Daniels; three sisters, Christine Watson, Wilma Raby, and Bernice Payne.
George T. Hodge, 88, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Jimmy Lyndon Raby, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Darlington Oaks in Verona. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of Pontotoc and Pontotoc Health Services. He enjoyed listening to gospel and country music and mowing the grass.
Services were Friday, February 1, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Steve Parrish officiating. Burial followed in the Ecru Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his children, Tammie Short (Chris) and Johnny Raby (Melody), both of Ecru; and five grandchildren, Ashley Ehlers, Kayla Raby, Lindsey Raby, Wesley Scott and Austin Short.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Hamilton Raby and Mary Bell Graddy Raby; his wife, Flossie Mae Dillard Raby; and a sister, Linda Hemker.
Pallbearers were Tim Swords, Phil Grubbs, Jesse Walker, Jason Grant, Bilbo Russell and Marcus Allison.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
Jo Little Marshall Lorick died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at her residence.
A memorial service celebrating her life was Saturday, February 2, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Private burial followed in New Hope Cemetery at Hatley. Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Lamar K. “Buddy” Lorick of Saltillo; two sons, Andy Marshall (Denise) of Tulsa, Okla., and Greg Marshall (Kandi) of Pontotoc; three daughters, Linda Marshall of Houston, Texas, Martha Matthews of Tupelo and Susan Marshall of Tupelo; three stepchildren, Alan Lorick (Tami) of Thaxton, Danny Lorick (Kim) of Pontotoc and Ann Dowdy (Ronnie) of Coffeeville; two brothers, Scotty Little (Ann) of Memphis and Kendall Little of Amory; three sisters, Carolyn Harris of Selma, Ala., Peggy Ausborne (Curtis) of Smithville and Elsie Tartt (Jimmy) of Amory; grandchildren, Tammy Mosley (John), Rae Lyn Reeves, Dewayne Smith, Corey Matthews, Sam Marshall, Maggie Marshall, Drew Marshall, Will Marshall and Emily Marshall; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; the father of her children, John A. “Buster” Marshall; three brothers, Ferrell Little, Dale Little and Reese Little; two sons-in-law, Jerry Collier and Bobby Matthews.
Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneral
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
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 Quarles (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.
Kathy R. Windham, 60, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from her residence in Pearl.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Pearl Presbyterian Church with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Pearl directed.
A long-time resident of Pearl, she was a true Pearl Pirate at heart. A member of Pearl Presbyterian Church, she served as the secretary for the Women in the Church. She was employed as a bookkeeper with Jefcoat Fence for many years. Her hobbies included playing Pokeno and Bunco with her friends, and she was joyously awaiting the upcoming birth of her first grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jason O’Brien Staten, Sr. and brother, Chris Staten.
Survivors include mother, Eloise Newell; sons, Jake Windham and wife Kristen and Daniel Windham, Jr.; daughter, Sunshine Windham; brothers, Jason O’Brien Staten, Jr. and James Rex Staten; sister, Jan Staten Crawford; and her faithful canine companions, Ruby and Josie.
Memorials may be made to Pearl Presbyterian Church, 2933 Old Brandon Rd., Pearl, MS 39208.
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Linda Merle Bratton Waldrop, 78, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Graceland Nursing Home in Pontotoc. She was born April 2, 1934, to Alka and Wana Bratton. She married the love of her life, Laderl Waldrop, on Nov. 26, 1953. She was devoted to her family, especially her grandsons, Jacob and Ben.
Services were Wednesday, January 30, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Gerald Finley and Judge Jimmy Roberts officiated. Burial was in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Judi Gentry (Lyle); two grandsons, Jacob Gentry (Genevieve Turkett) and Ben Gentry; two brothers, Jimmy Bratton (Lucille) of Oxford and Junior Bratton (Chanel) of Grenada; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Laderl Waldrop; her parents; and a brother, Johnny Bratton.
Pallbearers were Jacob Gentry, Randy Bratton, Tracy Bratton, Brandon Brewer, Floyd Stovall and Barry Gentry. Honorary pallbearers were the staff at Graceland Nursing Home.
Gaynell Hudson, 65, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Emma Maxine Welch Ruth, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was a longtime member of Gershorm Baptist Church. She was a lifelong friend to Olean Stutsy and Sue Chrestman.
Services were Saturday, February 2, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. Donnie Finley and Bro. Derick Finley officiated. Burial followed in the Gershorm/Williams Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Ruth (Sandy) and Benny Ruth (Melinda); one daughter, Lamona Bramlitt; nine grandchildren, Chad Ruth, Matt Ruth, Joni Finley, Jessica Coker, Michael Ruth, Kayla Taylor Moore, Kalyn Bramlitt, Alicia Patterson and Chase Tidmore; 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Duane Ruth; a son, Johnny Myron Ruth; a grandson, Brad Ruth; two brothers, L.D. and Troy Welch; and a sister, Rudelle Smith.
Pallbearers were Van McWhirter, Gerald Weeks, Rodney Mooneyham, Tommy Stutsy, Sam McWhirter and Jerry Mac Stutsy.
Kenneth Ohara Vaughn, 59, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at his home in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Lula Mae Woodall
Lula Mae Ivy Woodall, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at her residence in Taylor. A native of Taylor, she was the daughter of Alex Ivy and Lula Burt Ivy. She was a member of Mt. Hope M.B. Church, where she was a Mother and member of the Deaconess and Missionary Board. She was also a member of Taylor Court 95 of the Heroines of Jericho. She was the widow of Elex Woodall Sr.
Services were Saturday, February 2, at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. The Rev. James Hull officiated. Burial was in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by four daughters, Armetha (Johnny) Anthony of Jackson, Annie Ruth (Robert) Toles of Taylor, Ella Mae Foster of Oxford and Ruthie Jean Woodall of Callisle, Pa.; six sons, Elder Robert (Charlean) Woodall and Elder James ( Darlene) Woodall, both of Carlisle, Pa., the Rev. Charles Woodall of Oxford, the Rev. Leroy (Lydian) Woodall of Pompano Beach, Fla., the Rev. Sammie (Lou) Woodall and the Rev. John B. Woodall, both of Taylor; 41 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
Services for Ophelia Mae Morris Robinson, 90, were held Saturday, February 2, at Living Word and Praise Sanctuary at the Link Center in Tupelo. Pastor Tony Hereford delivered the eulogy. Burial was in Porter’s Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo was in charge of the arrangements.
She was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Dundee to Jerry Harris and Henrietta McBride, the fourth of 10 children. She married Lonnie James Robinson in 1943. She was a member of Living Word and Praise Sanctuary and very active in her faith. She was employed by North Mississippi Medical Center until her retirement.
She is survived by her children, Rosie Lee Lockridge, Lillie Jean Stevenson (William), Dorothy Jean Patterson, Oscar Lee Robinson, Johnnie Lee Robinson and Joseph Jerry Robinson; 19 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Sylvester; a special niece, Diane Grady; her special caregivers, Flora Hill and Tracey Westmoreland; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her siblings.
James Richard “Moby” Wildman, 56, died suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services were Friday, February 1, at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Danny C. Burks and the Rev. Benjamin Luttrell officiating. Cremation followed.
Survivors include his mother, Marie Richardson Wildman of Nettleton; his wife, Ruthy Carol Shuffield Wildman of Nettleton; two daughters, Kimberly D. Wildman Raper (Billy Joe) of Tupelo and Ashley Wildman McCullar (Tim) of Pontotoc; one stepdaughter, Amy D. Seymore Mobley (Brian C.) of Amory; one stepson, Michael G. Seymore (fiancée, Linda) of Nettleton; three grandchildren, Madison Raper, and Kassie and Brandon McCullar; three stepgrandchildren, Jacob and Drew Mobley, and Colton Smith; a special friend, Kenny Joe Homan; and a host of aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, James William Wildman Jr.
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Geraldine Garrett, 78, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
Services were Friday, February 1, at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Kelly Carmichael officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Billy Dean Garrett of Guntown; a daughter-in-law, Denise Houser of Guntown; grandchildren, Chad and Monte Garrett of Wheeler, Heath and Jennifer Garrett of Baldwyn, Brandy and Dale Taylor of Guntown, Jason and Monica Garrett of Alabama, Michelle Garrett Smith of Pontotoc; 11 great-grandchildren; a special double first cousin, Carl “Bud” Reynolds (Eunice) of Baldwyn; a special cousin, Mozell Dillinger of Newton, N.C.; and a special sister-in-law, Coleene Watson of Alpine.
She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her two children, Billy Ray Garrett; her husband, Lynn Watson; son, Jerry Ray Garrett; parents, Clyde and Katherine Reynolds Tyra; two brothers, Fred Gentry and Rabon Tyra; sister, Charline Tyra Rogers; special double first cousin, Charles “Jap” Reynolds; and special friend, Erline Reynolds.
Bobby Dwayne Mills, 54, died Satruday, Feb. 2, 2013, at his residence.
Services were Monday, February 4, at Senter Funeral Home with David Timms officiating. Interment was at Casey Creek.
He is survived by his son, Bobby (Courtney) Mills Jr. of Mantachie; three daughters, Jennifer (Derek) McMIllen of Mantachie, Holly (James) Fowler and Cassie Dillard; sister, Linda West of Golden; brother, David (Carolyn) Mills of Golden; three granddaughters, Stephanie Heatherly of Dorsey, Aubrey Hughes of Tupelo and Elizabeth Barnett; four grandsons, Brodie Ray of Pontotoc, Cory Mills of Mantachie, Zackary Mills of Mantachie and Alex Barnett; two aunts, special aunt Hazel Grammer of Shannon and Betty Donahue of Tupelo; and sister-in-law, Patsy Mills of Mantachie.
He was preceded by his father, Robbie Dean Mills; mother, Hassaline Mills; brother, Robby Mills Jr.; and sister, Diane Grant.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
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