Leacel Campbell, 74, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999, at the
Carraway Methodist Medical Center.
Services were Thursday, Aug. 12 at Nichols Funeral Home
Chapel in Haleyville, AL with the Rev. Andy Kiser officiating.
Burial will be in Thorn Hill Cemetery.
Survivors included two son; Billy Campbell of Haleyville, AL
and Tommy Campbell of Nauvoo, AL.; five daughters; Susan Campbell
of Phoenix, AR., Debbie Turner of Bean Station, TN., Diann
Shumpurt of Pontotoc, Rhonda Campbell of California, and Norma
Howell of Haleyville, AL.; 16 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; four brothers, Hoyt Campbell, Earl Campbell,
Horance Campbell, and Arlon Campbell all of Haleyville, AL.; five
sisters; Mary, Sue, Judy, Margaret, and Jean.
Mattie C. Caradine
Mattie C. Caradine, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999, at Aberdeen
Care Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1910, in Monroe County to
Andrew Buchanan and Mary Buchanan. She was a retired homemaker
and a member of New Zion Baptist Church in Van Vleet. She was the
widow of James C. Cardine.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 11, at Jackson Mortuary Chapel
with Bishop L. Sacus officiating. Burial was in Oddfellow Rest
Survivors included one son, Alloris Caradine and his wife,
Benita, of Aberdeen; two daughters, Cora W. Brady and her
husband, J. W., and Inester C. Ransom and her husband, Bookie,
all of Aberdeen; two sisters, Pauline Curry of Aberdeen and Mary
Sanders of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers Andrew Buchanan of
Aberdeen and Alpine Buchanan of Houlka; 13 grandchildren, 17
She was preceded death by one daughter, Mattie M. Robinson
and her husband, John; one son, Willie C. Caradine.
Erma Clytee Roberson Carter, 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 21,
1999, at her home. She was born July 19, 1915, in Union Countyto
George Washington Roberson and Josey Carter Roberson. She was a
homemaker and a member of Beech Springs Baptist Church.
Services were Thursday, Sept. 23, at Beech Springs Baptist
Church with Bro. Dawin Ard and Bro Sammy Cocker officiating.
Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery in Blue Springs. United Funeral
Service of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include four daughters, Wilda Ann Coltharp and her
husband, Kenneth, of Hickory Flat, and Wanda Lane Pannell and her
husband, Mike, and Beatrice Sue Carter, all of Blue Springs;
three sons, Roy Dean Carter and his wife, Mary Lynn, of the
Birmingham Ridge community, James Sidney Carter and his wife,
Berry Jean, of Saltillo, and Joseph Luke Carter and his wife,
Sherry, of Tupelo; one brother, George Vardaman Roberson of
Memphis; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Luke Carter;
a son, Billy Ray Carter; and her parents.
Pallbearers were Tim Carter, Kevin, McBrayer, Bobby Coleman,
Jason McBrayer, John Hodges, Jesse Hall and Mike Coltharp.
Oscar Harold "O.H." Carter, 75, died Friday, July 30, 1999,
at the Pontotoc Hospital. He was a retired employee of
International Harvester, and a member and deacon- con of Green
Valley Baptist Church. He was a World War 11 Navy veteran.
Services were at 2 p.m. August 1, 1999, at Green Valley Baptist
Church with Bro. John Edward Wren officiating. Burial was in
Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Browning Funeral Home of Pontotoc was
in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Zelter Faye Carter of Pontotoc;
three daughters, Joyce Aron and her husband, Lelon, of Madison,
Teresa Holifield and her husband, Gerald, of Pontotoc, and Robbie
Dugas and her husband, Bryan, of Breaux Bridge, La.; one son,
Danny Carter and his wife, Fail, of Pontotoc; an adopted son,
Robert White, and his wife, Sandra, of Linneville, Tenn.; one
brother, Waymon Carter and his wife, Mary, of Cordova, Tenn.;
eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Fairy May Parish Cleveland, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 17,
1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born
Nov. 3, 1920, in Union County to Lewis J. and Edna Douell Parish.
She was a retired employee of Roselawn Retirement Home and was a
member of Martin Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Jessie Cleveland.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 19, at United Funeral Home
Services Chapel with the Rev. Les Jones and the Rev. Randy
Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Glenfield Memorial Park.
Survivors include three daughters, Norma Gwen Hill and Winnie
Ruth Adams, both of New Albany and Jessie Fay Rowland of Falkner;
one son, David L. Adams of Millington, Ill.; three sisters,
Ernestine Windham of Ecru, Annie Lou Richardson and Mattie Faye
Kizer, both of Myrtle; eight grand-children, seven
great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, LeRoy Parish.
Maggie Mae Cobb, 99, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at
Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was a homemaker and a
member of Fredonia Baptist Church.
Services were Friday, Sept. 3, at Browning Funeral Home
Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Mike Powell officiating. Burial was in
Survivors include two daughters, Myrel Basham of Nettleton
and Ruth Day of Ecru; one son, Otto Cobb of New Albany; one
sister, Fannie Cook of Ecru; six grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Doyle Cole, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999, in Okolona. He
was born June 18, 1923, in Chickasaw County. He was a retired
factory worker and a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church. He
enjoyed music and playing the piano.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 23, at Okolona Funeral Home with
the Rev. Marion Holley officiating. Burial was in Asbury Cemetery
in Van Vleet.
Survivors include his wife, Druecilla Edmonds Cole; six
children, John Sloan and his wife, Peggy, of Algoma, Billy Sloan
and his wife, Joyce, of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mickey Sloan of
Okolona, and James Dill and his wife, Sharon, and Charles Dill
and Pasty Hall,. all of South Bend, Ind.; 14 grandchildren; 10
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Cole and Letha
Abbott Cole; a brother, Marivn Cole; and a sister.
His grandsons and church friends severed as pallbearers.
Reid F. Coward
Reid F. Coward, 82, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at North
Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. He was a
retired farmer and carpenter, and a member of Thaxton Baptist
Services include three sons, Murray Coward and his wife,
Betty, of Tupelo, Mike Coward and his wife, Mary Ruth, of
Germantown, Tenn., and Marcus Coward and his wife, Kay, of
Thaxton and Opal McCharen of Columbus; nine grandchildren; five
He was preceded in death by his wife Jimmie Coward.
Nora Woolfolk Cotton, 69, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999,
at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. She was
Services were Thursday, July 22, at Waller Funeral Home
Chapel in Oxford. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Oxford.
Survivors include one son, Richie Allen Woolfolk of Pontotoc;
two sisters, Virginia Barnes of Kosciusko and Ruby Gregory of
Tupelo; one brother, Bobby Sanders of Olive Branch.
Malcolm Allen Crosby, 56, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at
the North Mississippi Medical Center after a sudden illness. He
was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Monroe County. He was disabled and a
Services were at 2 p.m. on July 30 at Baldwin Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Winston Ross officiating. Burial was in Gershomi/Williams
Cemetery in Pontotoc.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Linda Joyce Dye
Crosby of Pontotoc; three sons, Mike Phifer and his wife,
Cynthia, of Saltillo, Allen Deith and his wife, Rose, of Guntown,
and Mike Deith and his special friend, Christy, of Tupelo;
one brother, Alvin Crosby and his wife, Sue, of Port Allen, La.;
seven grandchildren, Cody and Chris Hood of Saltillo, Rhianna
Wortman of Gulftown, Aaron and Jacob Keith of Guntown, and Chance
and Nicole Keith of'Tupelo; one great-grandchild, Meaghan Wortman
Pallbearers were Donald Stegall, Ronald Stegall, Allen Deith,
Alvin Hester, Mike Cuarte and Matt Chapman.
Gregg Jamison and Dub Davis served as honorary pallbearers.
Bobbie Ruth Cruse
Bobbie Ruth Poole Cruse, 61, died Friday, July 23, 1999, at
the Gulfport Memorial Hospital in Gulfport suddenly. She was
formerly of Tupelo. She was a retired employee of the State of
Tennessee Public Health Department and a member of the West
Jackson Street Baptist Church.
Services were Sunday, July 25, at Baldwin with the Rev. Tom
Sheffield officiating. Burial was in the Curse Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Boyd Cruse of Pass Christian;
two sons, Tony Cruse and his wife, Donna, of Decatur, Ala., and
Terry Cruse and his wife, Kerry, of Oxford; two sisters, Jean
Homan and her husband, Bob, of Sikeston, Mo.; one brother, Buddy
Poole, and his wife, Billie Faye, of Vicksburg; one
granddaughter, Kara Hobson, and her husband Brett, of Tupelo; two
grandsons, Taylor Cruse of Oxford and Sam Cruse of Decatur,
Ala., a numerous number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jeff Dacus, Tripp Dacus, Eddy Escher,
Pete Poole, Stan Watson , Chip Homan and Steve Blankenship.
Charles Milton Culpepper, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999,
at his home in the Furrs community, after a long illness. He was
a native of Pontotoc County and a longtime resident of Furrs. He
was a retired truck driver and a farmer, and a Baptist. He was a
U. S. Army combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He
enjoyed gardening, hunting, and raising cattle.
Services were Sunday, Sept. 5, in the Jefferson Street Chapel
of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Ron Richardson officiating. Burial
was in Black Zion Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Ophelia Dearman Culpepper of
Furrs; one daughter, Teresa Cleland, and her husband, Daryl, of
Colorado Springs, Colo,; two sons, Roger Culpepper and his wife,
Rose, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Rodney Culpepper adn his
wife Sammie, of Tupelo; three sisters, Mary Collins of Okolona,
Ruby Gregory of Smithville and Elsie Gregory of Bruce; two
brothers, Bob Culpepper of Okolona and Bill Culpepper of Hatley;
four grandchildren, Steven Culpepper, Josh Culpepper, Matthew
Cleland, and Brandon Cleland.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Earline Russell; a
brother, James David Culpepper Jr.; and a grandson, Brian
Pallbearers were Harry Culpepper, Robert Culpepper, Steve
Culpepper, W. H. Gregory, Johnny Russell, and Jimmy Collins.
Honorary pallbearers were Amos Raper, Dexter Calloway, and
Johnny Cunningham Sr.
Johnny Cunningham Sr., 47, died Monday, Aug. 9, 1999, at the
North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Repentance
in Faith Ministries.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 14 at Kimble Chapel M.B. Church
in Belden with the Rev. Larry Cunningham officiating. Burial will
be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of Verona is in
charge of the arrangements.
Survivors included his wife of 30 years, Mary Alice Anthony
Cunningham, both of Belden; two daughters, Mary G. Crayton and
Melinda Cunningham, both of Belden; one son, Johnny Cunningham,
of Belden; his parents, Ida Mae and Tommy Cunningham, both of
Belden; his step grandmother, Parish Cunningham of Blue Springs;
three sisters, Linda Warren of Pontotoc, Annie Long of Shannon,
and Laura Shamblin of Belden; six brothers, Tommy E. Cunningham
of Palmetto, Larry Cunningham, and Jimmy Cunningham, both of
Belden, Lenzy Cunningham of Verona, Leon Castleberry of Pontotoc
and Jr. Hall of Jackson; his mother in law, Addie Grady and
Beatrice Miller, both of Verona, and Joyce Ann Shumpert;
brothers-in-law, James Anthony of St. Louis, Mo., and Charles
Anthony of Verona; four grandchildren; a goddaughter, Natalie