Edna Foster Bagwell, 84, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at her home. She was born May 12, 1915, in Union County to Joe and Dow Black Foster. She was a homemaker and a member of Glenfield Baptist Church.
Services were Monday, Oct. 18, at Untied Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Horance Thomas and the Rev. Frank Wilder officiating. Burial was in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, J. Q. Bagwell; one daughter, Janie Wilder of New Albany; four sons, Carlton Bagwell of Tupelo, Jimmy Bagwell of Myrtle, Arnold Bagwell of Smyrna, Tenn., and Luther Bagwell of Pontotoc; one sister, Isabel Callahan of Memphis; 15 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Geneva Inez Bailey, 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was born Sept. 20, 1919, in the Cedar Hill Community of Pontotoc County to James Wesley and Fannie Snow Kelly Moorman. She attended the Pontotoc County and Tupelo schools. She lived in California and Amory before moving to Tupelo three years ago. Before retiring, she worked as a dietitian and operated a beauty shop. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Amory. She enjoyed taking care of cats. She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney Bailey, in 1979.
Graveside services were Thursday, Oct. 21, at Haughton Memorial Park in Amory with the Dr. Roger Ratliff officiating. E. E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Lousie Sanders of Tupelo, one nephew Lee Boyles; one great-niece, Leigh Ann Boyles.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James Moorman.
Howard Baker Sr.
Howard "Load" Baker Sr., 63, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Poplar Springs CME Church with the Rev. James Stewart officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mablean Baker of Nettleton; three daughters, Lorraine Bowers of Shannon, Francine Pack of Okolona and Jennifer Shack of Ecru; three sons, Jerome Baker and Jasper Baker, both of Nettleton, and Howard Baker Jr. of Saltillo; four sisters, Daisy Sims of Verona, and Mary Shumpert, Linda Gates and Shirley Shack, all of Shannon; two brothers, Archie Baker and Jimmy Lee Baker, both Shannon; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Daisy Baker; three brothers, Eddie Baker, Willie C. Baker and Nathaniel Baker.
Barbara Lynn Foster Basil, 56, died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born March 27, 1943, in New Albany to the late Samuel Chester Foster and Lillian Marie Jackson Foster. She enjoyed antiques
and had booths at The Old Shirt Factory Antique Mall and The New Albany Flea Market. She was a member of First Baptist Church in New Albany.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 12, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Robert Daniels officiating. Burial was in Vista Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband, Teddy Rex Basil of New Albany; two daughters, Connie Carr of Saltillo and Kristy Johnson of Blue Mountain; one son, Samuel Ted "T. J." Basil of New Albany; three stepsons, Chris Basil, Mickey Basil, and Stephen Basil all of New Albany; one sister, Kathy Whiteside of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Drew and Hannah Carr and Gary Jordan Johnson; four step-grandchildren, Katie and Will Basil, Austin Basil and Cala Basil.
Pallbearers were Randy Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Keith Conlee, Clint Conlee, Scott Whiteside, and Ricky Cobb.
Malvin Baldwin Jr.
Well known funeral home director dies
Malvin Baldwin Jr., 75, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at Pontotoc Health Services. He was born July 8, 1924, Pontotoc County, He was the owner and funeral director of Baldwin Funeral Home for over 40 years before retirement and was a member of Mississippi Funeral Directors Association for over 50 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of First Baptist Church, the V.F.W., American Legion and Military Order of Cootie of Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances Baldwin.
Services were Sunday, Aug. 29, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Hamilton and Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial was in Baldwin Memorial Gardens.
Surveyors include one daughter, JoAnne Tidwell and her husband, John, of Pontotoc; one son, David Baldwin of Pontotoc; one brother, Dwain Baldwin of Pontotoc; four grandchildren, Brad Beaty, Britt Baldwin, Josh Williams, and Sara Tidwell.
Pallbearers were Clem Henry, Jimmy Munn, Floyd McCullough, Charles Austin, C.L. Davidson, and James Akins.
John H. Ball
John H. Ball, 74, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Methodist Hospital North. He was a retired employee of Quaker Oats Chemical Company and a charter member of Leaclair Baptist Church. He was a decorated Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He wa a Mason and a member of the Macon School PTA. He organized Neighborhood Watch programs in his community.
Service were Friday, Sept. 17, at Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Modean J. Ball; three daughters, Ruth Conn of Lexington, Ky., and Shirley Ball and Joan Lightman, both of Memphis; one son, Mike Ball of Olive Branch; three sisters, Mary Rackley of Starkville, Nell Finne of Gulfport and Amy Brassfield of Edwardsville, Ill.; three sons, Charles Ball of Starkville, Lawrence Ball of Irving, Texas, and Howard Ball of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren.
James Barner Jr.
James Houston "Bunky" Barner Jr., 75, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. he was a retired plant manager for South Central Bell. He served as staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of Oxford University United Methodist Church and the Telephone Pioneers.
Services were Monday, Aug.30, at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. Glenn Miller and the Rev. Warren Black officiating. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie N. Barner of Oxford; four daughters, Nancy Brock of Jackson, Patricia Flynn of Hernando, Donna B. Griffing of Vicksburg and Cathy Hendrix of Pontotoc; one son, James Houston Barner III of Bend, Ore.; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Douglas Ray "Doug" Barnes, 62 died, Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at his home in Tupelo after a long illness. He was a native of Alabama, a retired service station manager and a Baptist.
Services were Friday, Aug. 27, at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Virgil Crisp officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Elosie Barnes of Tupelo; three daughters, Dianne Williams and her husband, Terry, of Taiwan, Tiny Jaggers and her husband, Steve of Pontotoc, and Anita Bullock and her husband, Gary, of Tupleo; two sons, Donald Barnes, and Doc Barnes and his wife, Sherry of Tupelo; one sister Modelle Barnes Nabors of Tupelo; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben Ray and Laura Barnes, and three brothers, Russell Barnes, Dalton Barnes and John Barnes.
Pallbearers were Bill Spencer, Harold Ivy, Kenneth Parker, Bruce Roberts, Larry Raper and Robert Nabors.
A. B. Beasley
A. B. Beasley, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was the owner of Beasley Dry Cleaners and a Baptist.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial as in Boguefala Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Ashcraft Beasley of Moorville; two daughters, Bonnie Shackleford of Verona and Cathy Hatfield of Salem, Wis.; two sons, Jerry Beasley of Tupelo and Mike Beasley of Saltillo; four sisters, Shirley Harlow of Peppertown, Winnie Mae Dunlaney of Tupelo, Annie Parchman of Shannon and Joy Moore of Smithville; four brothers, Cecil Beasley of Mooreville, and Joe Beasley, David Beasley and W. C. Beasley, all of Sherman; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Lota Beasley.
Pallbearers were Kurt Umfress, John Beasley, Hunter Black, Johnny Beasley, Randy Parchman and Buddy Beasley.
Virgina Beaty, 80 died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at her home in Verona after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Lee County and a lifelong resident of Verona. She was a homemaker and a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church. She was an avid storyteller, and enjoyed gardening, roses, fishing, and animals. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Toby Beaty.
Services were Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegus with the Rev. Tommy Galloway officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors included one daughter, Peggi Seaman, and her husband, Jerry, of Verona; one sister Roberta Gentry of Pontotoc; two grandsons, Mike Bland and his wife, Wanda, of Tupelo, and Brad Beaty and his wife, Jamie, of Franklin, Tenn.; one great-grandson, Drew Bland of Tupelo.
She was preceded in death bu her husband; two sons, John Wayne Beaty, and Jimmy Beaty; two sister, Frankie Allen and Eloise Metz; and a twin brother, John Westmoreland, Jr.
Pallbearers were Aubery Tanner, Bobby Williams, Price Senter, Charles Cole, Jack McKinney, and Doug Exline.
James Lamar Berry, 67, died Monday, July 21, 1999, at the V.A. Medical Center in Memphis. He was born July 4, 1932 in Yalobusha County to Ira Warren and Mable Duke Berry. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.
Services were Thursday, July 15, at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope with the Rev. James Bailey officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Wells Funeral home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Russell Berry of Pope, three daughters, Betty A. Hissong of Water Valley, Edith J. Brown of Conway, S.C., and Nancy C. Anderson of Pope; three sons, Wesley J. Berry of Pope, James Warren Berry and John Franklin Berry, both of Conway S.C.; one sister, Betty Jane Reid of Pontotoc; two brothers, Edward V. Berry of Batesville and C.W. Bowden of Pope; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons.
Jean Jarrett Bevill, 58, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a school teacher at North Pontotoc High School for 13 years. She also taught at South Pontotoc and Saltillo. She was a member of the Mississippi Association of Educators.
Services were Friday, Oct. 22, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Bobby Caples officiating. Burial was in White Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Jackie Beville of Tupelo; one daughter, Jennifer Dodson, and her husband, Scott, of Pontotoc; two sons, Jeffery Beville of Memphis and Jarrett Bevill of Tupelo; one brother, Rex Jarrett of Bruce; her mother, Esther Jarrett of Bruce; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Dodson of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her father, E. E. Jarrett.
Pallbearers were Buddy Golding, Billy Dillard, Steve Russell, Melvin Wages, Dexter Calloway and Bill Malone.
Virgil Lee Bigham III
Virgil Lee Bigham III, 61, a retired pharmacist, died of cancer Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
Memorial services were Friday, Oct. 15, at Northminister Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss. Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
He was a Greenville native. He lived in Jackson 37 years before moving to Murfreesboro in Dec. 1998. He was a member of Northminister Baptist Church.
Survivors include: wife, Judith; son, Dr. Lee Bigham IV of Murfreesboro; daughter, Amanda Hales of Murfreesboro; sister, Joanna Bigham Morgan of Brandon, Miss.; and one grandchild.
LaVonne Little Bishop
Funeral services for Mrs. LaVonne Little Bishop, 95 were held Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at the Forest Baptist Church, with Dr. Clyde Little officiating. Burial was in the Eastern Cemetery at Forest.
She was the grandmother of Gene Barton of Pontotoc.
Mrs. Bishop died Saturday, July 10, at St. Catherine's Village, following an extended illness.
Memorials may be sent to the Baptist Children's Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060, or a favorite charity.
Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Forest was in charge of arrangements.
Victor Bruce Bishop, 71, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at Baptist Hosptial Central after a brief illness. He was an employee of Booneville Housing Authority Maintenance Department and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
Services were Thursday, Aug. 12 at McMillian Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C.D. Edge and the Rev. Pete McCoy officiating. Burial was at Booneville Cemetery.
Survivors included his wife, Viriginia Lauderdale Stennett Bishop; one daughter, Judy Carolyn Johnson of Houston TX; one son Kenneth Ray Bishop of Booneville; two stepsons, Don Stennett of Booneville and Ronald Stennett of Pontotoc; four sisters; Nellie Murphy Thornton, Polly Robinson, and Betty Sue Turvaville, all of Booneville, and Inez Williams of Memphis; three brothers; Milton Bishop, and Gene Bishop both of Rienzi and Aaron Bishop of Belmont; three grandchildren, Diane Moore, Tanya Bishop, and Cammie Bishop, two step-grandchildren; Brian and Bradley Stennett; three great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce Montez Bishop; his parents, Jack and Rachel Bishop; one sister, Hazel Isabell; and one brother, George Bishop.
His grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rienzi-Alconr County Rescue Squad.
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Black
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Black, 96, of Hot Springs Village died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, in a local nursing home. She was born November 16, 1902 in Ecru to Samuel Gates and the former Dola Robbins and is a Baptist.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dayton Black; a brother Marivn Gates; and two sisters, Cdenia Jackson and Willie Holcomb; and a son, Buford Black.
She is survived by a daughter, Deloris Walker and her husband, Ira Walker of Hot Springs Ark.; a daughter, Retus Zierke and her husband, Chuck Zierke of Hot Springs Ark.; and a sister Rosa Newsum of Pontotoc; four grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Cario Baptist Church in Ecru with the Rev. Sam Holcomb officiating. Burial was in Ecru Cemetery. Cedar Vale Funeral Home of Hot Springs Village was in charge of the arrangements.
Frances Martin Bland, 84, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Cumberland. She was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Pontotoc County. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness at Mantee. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with burial in Marvin Hill Cemetery in Cumberland. Billy Hood officiated.
Survivors include her husband, Clatie C. Bland; three daughters, Sylvia Roberson, Sara Childress, and Jo Butler, all of Cumberland; one brother, Byron Martin of Oxford; 70 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Herman Austin Bowles, 83, died Thurday, Sept. 16, 1999, at the Bruce Nursing Center. He was born July 25, 1916, Pontotoc County to Boliver J. and Leona Hartley Bowles. He was a farmer and a retired factory worker, and a member of Taylor Church Of God in Vardaman. He married Alene Ramage Bowles on Aug. 3, 1935.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 18, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce with Bro. David Thompson officiating and the Rev. Robert Earl Alexander assisting. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
Survivors included his wife, Alene Ramage Bowles of Bruce; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Travis Malone of Bruce, three sons and daughter-in-laws, Franklin and Mary Bowles of Lexington, Tn., Billy and Mary Bowles of Varaman, and Phillip and Gerri Bowles of Pontotoc; one brother and sister-in-law, David and Hazel Hardin of Buchanon, Ga.; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Allen Bowles, and his parents.
Pallbearers were Ernie Doss, Robert, Earl McGregor, Larry Long, Jimmy Ellis, Doug Ellzey, Ed Harris, Donald Pendergrast, and Joe Dye.
Bobby McLean Brady
Bobby McLean Brady, 58, died Thursday, May 6, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Brady served in the Untied States Navy and was a pipe fitter before he retired. He was a Pontotoc Co Native and a member of Black Zion Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Ruffs (Bob) Brandy.
Services were held Saturday, May 8, at Black Zion Pentecostal Church with Bro. Charles Right and Bro. Mark Riddle officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery. Mortimer Funeral Home in Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Brandy; his mother, Versa Ainsworth; two sons, Bobby Lynn Brandy and Jeffrey Glenn Brandy, both of Houston; one stepson, Bryan Deny of Coffeeville; one daughter, Donna Montgomery of Las Vegas; two stepdaughters, Diane Dalton of Olive Branch, and Carol Crowler of Woodland; two brothers, Larry Brady of Marion, La. and Ronald Brady of Pontotoc; three sister, Sina Riddle, Marilyn Kilgore, and Reatha Mahan , all of Pontotoc; two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronald Brady, Jody Brady, Travis Harlow, Lane Galloway, Mark Riddle, and Larry Riddle.
Honorary pallbearers were Josh Robbins, Ben Riddle, Nicole Riddle, Cody Riddle, D.J. Washington, and Jessie Washington.
Buck Norman Brasfield, 73, died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999, at the Rosewood Personal Care Home of Belden. He was a retired miner and carpenter, employed by U.S. Steele/Union 103. He was a member of San Dusky First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. He was a Navy veteran and a member of the Reserves. He was the son of the late Billie Norman and Ima Charity Adams Brasfield.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 21, a New Liberty Baptist Church in Vardaman with the Rev. Johnny Davidson officiating. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Gene Burrage Brasfield of Vardaman; five daughters, Betty Jean Williams of Pocohontas, Ark., Mary Jane Easley of Rockford, Ill., Helen Louise Vance of Houlka, Dorothy K Bias of Vardaman, and Regina Heldebrand of Birminghan; one son, Roger Brasfield of Birmingham; three sisters, Lois Wright of Wylam, Ala., Linny Franklin of Birmingham and Lessie Redden of Fort Meade, Fla.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Annie Williams and Marlyn Harris; four brothers, Norman Brasfield, John Brasfield, T. J. Brasfield, and Arthur Brasfield; and a sister Annie Bell Pettit.
Emma Gene Brasfield, 70, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Hillcrest Hospital in Calhoun City. She was a retired homemaker.
Services were Monday, Sept. 6, at New Liberty Baptist Church in Vardaman. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Betty Jean Williams of Pocohontas, Ark., Mary Jane Easley of Rockford, Ill., Helen Louise Vance of Houlka, Dorothy K Bias of Vardaman, and Regina Heldebrand of Birminghan; one son, Roger Brasfield of Birmingham; one sister Lessie Redden of Fort Mead, Fla.; one brother, Clifton Pinktson of Memphis; 35 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death bu her husband, Harold Norman "Buck" Brasfield, on Aug. 20, 1999; two daughters, Annie Williams and Marlyn Harris; her parents, Freddy Burrage nd Margaret Smith Burrage.
James N. Bray
James Nathan Bray, 69, died Sunday July 11, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief illness. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from the Stratalounger Company in Okolona. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was well known for the love and guidance he gave his family.
Services were Tuesday, July 13, from the Chapel of Lee Memorial Funeral Home in Verona with Dr. Roy McHenery officiating, assisted by Dr. Randy Lewman and Bro. Jon Hames. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Ann West Bray of the New Hope Community; four sons, James Michael Henry and his wife, Rebecca, Walter Lynn Henry and his wife, Donna and Bryan Westley Bray, all of New Hope community and Carl Lamar Henry and his wife, Peggy of Austin Texas; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild; one brother Jefferson Clayton Bray of Okolona. He was preceded in death by two sisters Mozelle Thomas and Bernice Easley and his parents.
Pallbearers were his nephews.
James L. Brazil
James L. Brazil, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at North Mississippi's Medical Center. He was born Dec. 20, 1918, in Pontotoc County. He was a farmer and a member of Algoma Baptist Church. He was an avid Ole Miss and Atlanta Braves fan, fisherman and quail hunter.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 4, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Don Smith and Dr. John Bowlin officiating. Burial was in Pontotoc Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred E. Brazil of Algoma; one daughter, Sandra Fair, and her Husband, Landis, of Algoma; two granddaughters, Lori Fair and Cori Fair.
He was preceded in death by his father, Biva Landell Brazil; his mother, Mary Etta Wilder, a sister, Odell McVay; three brothers, L. L. Brazil, Cloyce Brazil, and Derley Brazil.
Pallbearers were Mike Brazil, Jimmy McVay, Dennis Corder, Lodell McDonald, Walter Chittom and Harry Corder.
Minnie Jane Britton
Minnie Jane Britton, 59, of Memphis, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis. She was a housewife.
Services include her husband, Bennie R. Britton of Memphis; two sons, Billy Britton of Arlington, Tenn. and Mike Britton of Heber Springs, Ark.; her mother Nell Pennington of Pontotoc; two sisters, Ree Harris of Myrtle and Jan Bennette of Thaxton; one brother, Bob Pennington of Thaxton; four grandchildren.
C. B. Brooks
C. B. Brooks, 54, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born May 5, 1945, in Pittsboro. He lived in Okolona the past 13 years and was a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard and attended the Bethany Church of God Prophecy.
Services were Sunday, Sept., 5, at Bethany Church of God Prophecy with Bro. Wayne Thorn and Bro. and Wyndell Sidebottom officiating. Burial was in East Chickasaw Memorial Garden. Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Carloyn Brooks of Okolona; his mother, Ruby Brooks, of Okolona; His father, L. C. Brooks of Okolona; two daughters, Debra Huffman of Houlka and Michelle Steveson of Pontotoc; two sons, C.E. Brooks and Phillip Brooks, both of Okolona; four granddaughters, Cheyenne, Ashley, Haley, and Madison; three grandsons, Michael, J.J. and Dustin; his brothers and sisters, Eddie and Robbie Brooks of Okolona, Ernie Skyes of Saltillo, Kathy Parchman of Shannon and Wanda McCollum of New Albany.
Pallbearers were, Terry Ausborn, Dennis Ausborn, Kye Eubanks, Tommy Carter, Wayne Rea, Ricky Parker, Billy Wayne Parker, and Tim Kilgo.
Honorary pallbearers were John Andrew Gregory, Jack Gregory, Kenneth Burns, Wade Whitlock and Jimmy Jones.
Corinne Anderson Brown, 88, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Trace Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 2, 1911, in Chickasaw County to James Guy Anderson and Minnie Lee Nabors. She was a homemaker and a member of Thorn United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Bruce Brown, who died May 4, 1968.
Services were Monday, Sept. 13, at Houlka Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Taylor and the Rev. David Blackwell officiating. Burial was in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.
Survivors included two daughters, Mary Buchanan and Colleen Brown, both of Houlka; one son, Billy Brown of Houlka; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
Glayds Brown, 83, died Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at the Colliverville Methodist Hospital in Colliverville, Tenn., after a long illness. She was a former resident of Memphis, where she was a longtime member of Broadway Baptist Church. She was a longtime resident of Tupelo, where she was a member of the West Jackson Street Baptist Church. She worked with Purnell's Pride for several years.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. Bert Harper officiating. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery in Pontotoc County.
Survivors include one sister, Marla Kurzeak of Herber Springs, Ark.; three grandchildren, Lynn W. Lindsey and her husband, Steve, of Memphis, Larry Ray Wilder of Tupelo and Rory Wilder of Dumas; four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Brown, and a son Billy Ray Wilder.
James Armistead "Army" Brown, 86, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at the Mississippi Baptist Center. He was born in Pontotoc and grew up in Tupelo. In 1939 he opened Brown Music Company in Jackson. In the 1950's he became a real estate developer. He was a member and past president of the Rotary Club and a lifetime tustee of Millsaps College, among other activities. He was a communicant of St. Andrews Cathedral.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Andrews Episcopal Cathedral. Burial was in Parkway Memorial Cemetery. Wright & Feguson Funeral Home of Jackson was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Iris, of Jackson; one son, James A. Brown Jr. Arlington, Va.; two daughters, Amanda Brown Olmstead of Atlanta, Ga.; and Adele Brown Tyler of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Mary Brown Thompson of Jackson; five grandchildren.
Nelda Brown, 60, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center after brief illness. She was a native of Pontotoc County and a graduate of Randolph High School. She was an employee of Day-Brite Lighting for 30 years and a member of the Baptist Church. She was an avid sports fan.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues. Burial was in Carey Springs Cemetery in Pontotoc County.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Sheffield and her husband, Robert, and Donna Brooks and her husband, Perry, all of Mooreville; one son, Bobby D. Parker, and his wife Debbie, of Plantersville; one brother, Bill Galloway of Velma, Okla,; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a special friend, David Moore.
She was preceded in death bu a son, Rickey Parker; her parents, John and Alice Galloway.
Pallbearers were Bo Sellers, Tony Sellers, Chuck Miller, Shane Hendrix, Scott Hendrix, and Matthew Brooks.
Irva J. Kelly Bruce, 95, died Friday, May 7, 1999 at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis.
She was born May 8, 1903, in Pontotoc County to Tom Kelly and P.A. Beasley Kelly.
She was a homemaker and a member of Sherman Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Hulon Bruce.
Services were Monday, May 10, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. William Speck and the Rev. Parrish Hartley officiating.
Burial was in Sherman Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sara Ruth Kirdsey and her husband, Paul of Millington, Tenn; two grandsons, one great-grandchild, and one sister, Alma Livingston of Sherman.
Ruth Pilgrim Burrell
Ruth Pilgrim Burrell, 88, of Goodman, Miss., died Monday, Sept 6, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a housewife and a member of Seneasha United Methodist Church.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Southern Funeral Home with Ministers R. C. Gray and Ken Morris officiating. Burial was in Seneasha Cemetery in Attala County.
Survivors included three daughters, Caroline Thomas of Goodman, Ann Russell of Thaxton, and Sue Jeter of Dade City, FL.; one brother, Terry Pilgrim of Durant; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mark Warren, Billy Ard, Mike Spears, Donal Williams, Carrol Kyle and Alton Lockhart.