Charles Edward Gamble died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed for 14 years with Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company in Verona. He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Thomas Rogers.
Serevices were Monday, Aug. 16, at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Shannon with the Rev. Charles Cox officiating. Burial was in Fields Cemetery. NL Jones Funeral Services was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughter, Gloria A. Pounds of Verona; his father, James H. Gamble Sr. and his wife, Jessica, of Verona; his mother Ella I. Rogers and her husband, John, of Shannon; three brothers, James H. Gamble Jr. of Grand Rapids, Mich., Thomas A. Rogers and his wife, Heidi, of Jamesville, Wisc., and John Rogers Jr., and his wife, Joyce, of Houston; six sisters, Brenda Rogers and Joyce A Clopton and her husband, Cornelius, both of Shannon, Kay Whiteside and her husband, Robert of Belden, Dianne Willis and her husband, Richard, Elaine Rogers and Eyvonne Rogers, all of Houston; two grandchildren, Daiquarrius Pounds and Jakeyah Pounds, both of Verona; a special friend, Sandra Cooper of Shannon; several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Clyde Fields Jr., Fredrick Goree, Luther Goree Jr., Robert Ivory, Lee Roy Loving Jr., Jeff McMorris, and James Townsend.
Honorary pallbearers were Cornelius Clopton, Adrian M. Gamble, Artravious L. Gamble and Royontric T. Rogers.
James Homer Gamble died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1932, in Lee County to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gamble. He joined Pine Grove M.B. Church at an early age. He was employed by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company for more than 30 years before retiring. He married Ella Ivory in 1952. He later married Jessie Mae Hughes.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Pine Grove M.B. Church in Shannon with the Rev. Kendricks officiaiting. Burial was in the church cemetery. N. L. Jones Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife Jessie Mae Hughes Gamble of Tupelo; two daughters, Brenda Rogers and her husband, Nute, of Shannon, and Kaylevone Whiteside and her husband, Robert, of Belden; two sons, James Homer Gamble Jr. of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Ryan Gamble of Tupelo; one sister Charlene Fells, and her husband, Durell, of Shannon; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
He was perceded in death bu a son, Charles Edward Gamble in 1999.
Viola Gates, 74, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at North Missisippi Medical Center. She was a retired factory worker and homemaker. She was a homemaker of First Baptist Church.
Services were Tuesday, Oct , 26, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Thaxton Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Joan Holcomb and her husband, Terry Pontotoc; one son, Lamar Gates and his wife, Peggy, of Thaxton; one brother, Ed Holden of Thaxton; two grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Gates; and one daughter, Fairy Gates.
Pallbearers were Danny Gates, Eddie Gates, Jimmy Gates, Johnny Gates, Eddy Holden.
Jessie Mae Gholston
Jessie Mae Moore Gholston, 88, died Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at the Graceland Care Center of New Albany. She was born Oct. 7, 1911, in Union County. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Services were Friday, July 23, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Kenny Adair officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Jesse Moore, and his wife, Carolyn, of New Albany; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Leigh Moore Hunt of Ingomar; four step-grandchildren, Penny Anderson and Regina Rahmel, both of Tupelo, Robbie Freeman of Ingomar and Cecil Gholston of Williamsburg, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Carrie and Hartman Hunt of Ingomar; eight step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death bu her first husband, Jesse Moore Sr.; her second husband, J. N. Gholston; her parents, Hattie and Lucy Moore Hamilton; three sisters; and four brothers.
Pallbearers were Lon Pickens, Jim Cox, Brian Freeman, Joathan Rahmel, Bobby Joe Stout and Bo Boatman.
Nancy Jo Golden
Nancy Jo Golden, 49, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Pontotoc County. She was a member of Center Hill M.B. Church, where she was an usher.
Services were Saturday, Aug. 28, at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Baber officicating. Burial was in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include five daughters, Sholanda Golden, Latosha Golden, Neshawn Golden, Bridgette Golden, and Courtney Golden, all of Pontotoc; two sons, Adrain Golden and Namon Golden, both of Pontotoc; her father, J. C. Golden of Pontotoc; her mother, Annie Pearl Golden of Pontotoc; three sisters, Annie Cherry, Maudie Vaughn, and Jacqueline Pruitt, all of Pontotoc; two brother, Jimmy Golden of New Albany and Miron Pruitt of Pontotoc; one grandson.
Ernest Wayne "Billy" Golding, 74, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at his home. He was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Union County to Clarence and Lena Brandon Golding. He was a retired school teacher and a member of the Retired Teachers Association of Union County. He was a seaman first class in the U. S. Navy during World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the Red Cross and the University of Mississippi Alumni Association. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Services were Thursday, Sept. 23, at New Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Burns, the Rev. Lewis Sewell officiaiting. Burial was in New Harmony Cemetery. United Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Faye Golding; one daughter, Forrest Ann Golding Gullick of Southhaven; one son, Yancy Foster Golding of Blue Springs; one sister, Ernestine Moorman of Pontotoc; one brother, Lewis Golding of Blue Springs; three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Golding, Billy Wayne Golding, Karl Easley, Barry Moorman, Bobby Carroll Golding and James Roy Golding.
Katelyn Leigh Ann Goolsby, infant, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999 in New Albany. She was born Oct. 14, 1999, in New Albany.
Graveside services were Friday, Oct. 15, at Oak Forrest Cemetery with Bro. Danny Washington officiating. Baldwin Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her father, Billy Patrick Goolsby, and her mother, Brandy Lee Goolsby, of Pontotoc; her grandparents, Frankie and Rose Neal of Pontotoc, Tommy Holloway of Crawfordville, Fla., and Mildred Goolsby of Potts Camp; her great-grand paretns, Quinton W. Holloway and the late Marie Munlin Holloway, Betty McMillan, and the late Hubert McMillan; her great-great-grandparents, Addie Lou Derrick and the late Marion Derrick, Glenda Neal and he late Billy Neal; her aunts, Penny Holloway, Carrie Holloway, Norma Floyd, and Jessica Neal; her uncles, Carl Goolsby and Andrew Neal.
She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Bennie Goolsby.
Annie Lee Achwalenberg Goza, 83, died Friday, July 9, 1999, at the Floy Dyer Manor Nursing Home. She wasborn Aug. 13, 1915, in Calhoun County to Ledo and Daisy Caldwell Schwalenberg. She was a housekeeper for the Floy Dyer Manor and a member of the First Baptist Church in Houston. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Goza.
Services were Sunday, July 11, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Brock officiating. Burial was in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter Martha Ann Everett of Houston; one son, Royce David Goza, and his wife, Lynn, of Maybank, Texas; four grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Davis of Pontotoc and Olene Stutsy of Houlka; one brother, Winford Schwalenberg of Houlka.
Pallbearers were Jackie Davis, Tommy Stutsy, Don Stutsy, Robert Lamar Goza, Van Philpot and James Robert Gregory.
Aggie L. Graham
Aggie L. Graham, 85, died Sunday, July 18, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Golden Gate Church.
Services were Saturday, July 24, at Golden Gate Church with Elder Robert Hamilton officiating. Burial was in Plaestine Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include three sons; James Riddle and Sammie Riddle, both of New Albany, and Jessie Riddle of Racine, Wis.; four daughters, Mary Foster, Bettie Riddle , Agnes McLaurin and Daisy Rutherford, all of New Albany; one brother, Ollie Berry of Belden; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Sudie Bet Graham
Elvin W. "Sudie Bet" Graham, 96, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999, at her residence. She was a homemaker, a Methodist and a member of Sand Springs Church.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 17, at Hurricane Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Shields officating. Burial was in Sand Springs Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home of Ecru ws in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Sis Norwood and her husband, Warren, and Faye Dillard and her husband, Roy, all of Hurricane; one daughter-in-law, Loyce Graham of Hurricane; three grandchildren, Freida Browning, Susan Hooker, and Dirk Dowdy; four great-grandchildren, Cade and Colt Hooker, and Caroline and Guide Browning.
She was preceded in death bu her husband, Bud Graham; one son, Reno "Shorty" Graham; one daughter-in-law, Dueane Dowdy, and one grandson, Larry Graham Norwood.
Pallbearers were Phil Warren, Jeff Warren, Dean Wells, Larry Parrish, Lynn Robbins and Johnny Buchanan.
Trannie Lee Graham, 73, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1926 in Pontotoc County, and was married to Wayne Graham for 46 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Montgomery Chapel in Pontotoc.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Baldwin Funeral Chapel with burial in West Heights Cemetery with Bro. Randy Gillespie officiating. Baldwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Alice Swann of Pontotoc; one son, Hubert Lee "Herbie" Graham of Pontotoc; a special friend, Randy Roberts; six sisters, Annie J. East of Knoxville, Lillie Mar Lepard of Millington, Tenn., and Ruby Thompson, Glayds Gillespie, Wilma Munn and Joyce Dillard, all of Pontotoc; one brother, John H. Dillard of Mt. Home Ark.; four grandchildren, Stephaine, Kosha, Abraham and Christina.
Danny Rex Gregory, 52, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at River Oaks Hospital. He was a native of Ecru and a graduate of Ecru High School. He recieved his master's degree in physical education form Mississippi State University. He coached at several high schools, including Philadelphia High School, whose team won Choctaw Conference in 1974. He became associated with Mississippi Farm Bureau Insurance in 1984 and became associate state sales director in May 1992. He was a member of First Baptist Church Canton.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at First Baptist Church Canton. Burial was in Ecru Cemetery. Breeland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Gregory of Canton; one son, John Gregory of Starkville; his parents, Fred and Robbie Gregory of Ecru; one sister Peggy Garrett of Tupelo.
Mary Bell Gregory, 59, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Baptist Memorial in Oxford. She was a native of Pontotoc and a member of Pototoc Second Baptist Church.
Services were Friday, Aug. 20 at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Baber officiating. Burial was in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one sister, Pauline Riddle and her husband, James, of New Albany; five brothers, John Gregory and his wife, Dorothy, Jerry Gregory and wife, Dora, and James Gregory and his wife, Sylvia, all of Pontotoc, Willie Gregory of Racine, Wis., and Earnest Gregory of Okolona; her companion, Norman Peacock.
Rollin Edward "Bunk" Griffin, 86, died, Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at his home. He was born July 23, 1913, in Chickasaw County to the late Mayo Griffin and Myrtie Threet. He was a construction worker and retired from public office after serving as Chickasaw County Supervisor for 16 years and Chickasaw County Sheriff/Tax Collector for four years. He was a member of Macedonia Methodist Church.
Services were Monday, Aug. 23, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Hugh Holder Cummings and Bro. Bobby Brock officiating. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Earline Doss Griffin; one daughter, Lorene Meadows and her husband, Sonny, of Atlanta; one sister, Betty Huffstaler of Ecru; two grandsons, Mike Sappington and his wife, Connie, Jay Griffin and his wife, Gabie, both of Houston; one great-granddaughter, Macie Sappington; several nieces and nephews,
He was preceded in death by one son, James Frank "Butch" Griffin.
Pallbearers were Bo Huffstatler, Charlie Neal Huffstatler, Sammy Huffstatler, Gene Griggs Jr., Sonny Kimbrough and Jerry Criddle.
Mabeline Rowland Grisham, 73, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at Baptist Hospital-Union County in New Albany. She was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Union County to Lonnie Dale and Mary McClellan Rowland. She was a retired employee of the Barclay Furniture Co. and a member of New Harmony Baptist Church.
Services were Friday, Sept. 10, at United Funeral Services Chapel. Burial was in New Harmony Cemetery.
Survivors included two daughters Judy Huffstatler Craig and her husband, Jack, of Belden, and Sandy Grisham Merritt of Blue Springs; her grandchildren, Gregg Parrish, Nena Scott, Josh Merritt, and Temple Merritt; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Parrish, Benjamin Parrish, and Zeke Scott; two special friends, Louis Tidwell and Barbara Ranies.
She was preceded in death bu her parents and a brother, Bill Rowland.
Pallbearers were Danny Merritt, Jerry Fortune, Charles Chambers, Fred Ingellis, James Hogue, and John D. Adams.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Tyndell, Bob Rowland, Stanley McCord, Billy Golding, Bing Wildman, Ralph Kolb, Joe McCellen and Adrian Littlejohn.
Joey Grubbs, 20, died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, in Pontotoc County. He was an employee of Landmark Furniture and was a member of Longview Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 18, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Jimmy Russell and Dr. John Stewart officiating. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery.
Survivors include his father, John Gruggs of Tupelo; his mother, Betty Wiley of Pontotoc; one sister, Angela Coggins of Tupelo; one brother, Chris Gruggs of Pontotoc; his grandmother, Mary Wingo of Pontotoc.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hugh Wingo and Louis and Odelle Grubbs.
Pallbearers were Kevin Dowdy, Greg Wallis, Perry Matthews, Rick Lindley, Keith Garner, and Chris Matthews.
Maudie Ozelle Vaughn Grubbs, 88, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 1999, at American Transitional Care in Memphis. She was a retired retail clerk and was a Baptist.
Services were Sunday, Aug. 8, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Jimmy Grubbs officiating. Burial was in Ecru Cemetery.
Survivors included one daughter-in-law, Peggy Grubbs of Germantown, Tenn.; two grandsons, Ken and Jeff Grubbs; three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Julie and Camille Grubbs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry C. and Ada A Vaughn; her husband, Bondie O. Grubbs; and one son, Durwood B. Grubbs.
Margie Gregory, 87, died Saturday, May 8, 1999, at Pontotoc Hosptial. She was a homemaker and a member of Old Monroe Presbyterian Church.
Services were Tuesday, May 11, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Jeffery Waldo officiating. Burial was in Halsall Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Oscar Lee Gregory of Pontotoc.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Cowsert; and one brother Frank Cowsert.
Pallbearers were Thomas Gregory, Bradley Gregory, Willis Hester, Brian Gregory, Kelly Smith, and Cecil Hester.