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Dove Pannell
    William Dove Pannell, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 16, 1910, in Union County. He was a resident of the Branyan community. He was a retired farmer and a member of Ellistown Baptist Church.
    Services were Friday, Oct., 22, at United Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany with the Rev. Mike Powell and the Rev. Mike Ellis officiating. Burial was in Ellistown Cemetery.
    Survivors include two sons, William L. Pannell and his wife, Nona, of Branyan, and Billy Pannell and his wife, Pat, of Tupelo; five daughters, Doris Hood of Branyan, Sylvia Kelly, Mary Ann Wigington, and her husband, Robert, and Lula McCord and her husband, Larry, all of the Ellistown community, and Elaine Hooker and her husband, Tom, of Hendersonville, N. C.; one brother, L. H. Pannell of Ellistown; three sisters, Inez Pannell and Irene Reed, both of Center community, and Jeanette Bullock of New Albany; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Reed Pannell; a granddaughter, Amanda Carol Hooker; two son-in-laws, Paul Hayes Kelly and Claude T. Hood Sr.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Pannell; two brothers, Guy Pannell and Charlie Pannell; a sister, Mildred Pannell Sheffield.
    Pallbearers were Tommy Hood, Steve Hood, Ricky Hood, Mark Hood, Tony Pannell, Scotty Wigington, Jeffrey Kelly, and Todd McCord.

Imagene Patterson
    Imagene Patterson, 44, died Wednesday, May 5, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a former employee of Lucy Star and disabled. She was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Services were held Friday, May 7, Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. O.D. Hester officiating. Burial was in Campbelltown Cemetery.
    Survivors include her husband, Tommy Patterson of Blue Springs; one daughter, Jennifer Campbell, and her husband, James Ashley Campbell, of Alpine; one son Kenny Patterson of Blue Springs; her mother, Lottie Montgomery; seven sisters, Alice Floyd of Baldwyn, Katie Lewis of Bernie, Mo., Mary Prince of Jackson, Mo., Trish Floyd and Angel Buse, both of Guntown, Carolyn Mace of Fulton, and Sandy Coats of Randolph; three brothers, Terry Montgomery, Michael Montgomery and Lon Lee Montgomery, all of Guntown; two grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Lon Montgomery, and her sister, Peggy Montgomery.
    Pallbearers were Brian Floyd, Chris Floyd, David Johnson, David Eaton, Doc Johnson, Danny Floyd, Tim Carter and Andy Horton.

Marie Pegues
            Marie Pegues, 79 died Wednesday, July 7, 1999 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a native of Pontotoc and a retired laborer. She was a member of Piney Grove M.B. Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and Home Mission president.
            Services were Sunday, July 11, at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery. Hodge Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
            Survivors included her husband, John E. Pegues of Pontotoc; seven daughters, Alice Pegues, Rosie Eubanks, and Lois Duff, all of Pontotoc, Faye Keys of Baldwyn, Helen Foster, and Ellen Pegues, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Gertrude Pegues of Pontiac, Ill.; five sons, Billy Pegues and James Pegues, both of Pontotoc, the Rev. Arthur Pegues of Baldwyn, Jeffery Pegues of Tupelo and Thomas Pegues of Honolulu, Hawaii; one sister, Hazel Hereford of Beloit Wis,; two brothers, John Betts of Muskegon, Mich., and Leroy Betts of Beloit, Wis,; 37 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildern.

Nell Pennington
    Nell Marie Pennington, 84, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Pontotoc Health Services after a brief illness. She was born June 28, 1915, in Pontotoc County. She was a homemaker.
    Services were Thursday, Aug. 26, at Baldwin, Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed. Saunders and Bro. Philp Caples officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery in Randolph.
    Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ree Harris and her husband, Charlie, of Myrtle, and Jan Bennett of Thaxton; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Bo Pennington; a son, Kenneth Pennington; and two daughter, Sue Caulder and Jane Britton.
    Pallbearers were her grandsons, Ted Harris, George Harris, Henry Pennington, Ben Harris, Kenny Pennington, Bill Britton, Mike Britton and Jack Pennington.

Bessie Pickens
    Bessie Jernigan Pickens, 100, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at her home in Pontotoc after a long illness. She was born Aug. 25, 1899, in Lafayette County. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Randolph Baptist Church.
    Services were Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Epting officiating. Burial was in Oak Forest Cemetery.
    Survivors include two daughters, Hazel Pickens, and Jeanette Pearson and her husband, Joe, all of Pontotoc; two sons, Garvie Pickens and his wife, Doris, of Randolph, and John Lee Pickens, and his wife, Shirley, of Pontotoc; two sisters, Ina Phillips of Pontotoc and Frances Mitchell of Edinburg, Texas; six grandchildren, Charles Allen Pickens, Donna Stewart, John Michael Pickens, Bobby Pickens, Jenae Weeks, and Julie Pearson; nine great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, William Nolan Pickens; a son, William Wylie Pickens; and a grandchild, William Loyd Pickens.
    Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

Caroyn J. Plunk
    Caroyn J. Plunk, 51 died Saturday, May 8, 1999 at the North  Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness.
    She was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Pontotoc.
    She was a seamstress in the manufacturing business until becoming disabled. She was a member of Springhill Methodist Church.
    Services were Monday, May 10, at Springhill Methodist Church, with Rev. Kevin Scott Bland officiating. Burial was in the Springhill Cemetery. Baldwin Funeral of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include her husband, Jimmy K. Plunk of Pontotoc, whom she married Feb. 11, 1970; one son, Scotty Dewayne Sledge and his wife, Cheryl of Pontotoc; two brothers, Larry Lantrip and Harold Wayne Lantrip, both of Pontotoc; two grandchildren, Carrie Leigh Sledge and Jimmy Dewayne Sledge.
    She was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Britt.
    Pallbearers were H.C. Bland, Jason Bland, Jeffery Plunk, Carlton Plunk, Ricky Rakestraw, and Tommy Lantrip.

Ottis Prewitt
    Ottis N. Prewitt, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at his residence. A lifelong resident of Pontotoc, he was born Nov. 20, 1910 to John and Mimmie Bray Prewitt. He was a retired rural letter carrier, a former school teacher, and a charter and the oldest of Green Valley Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant, and a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed listening to his beagles run, and hunting with his companions and coon dogs.
    Services were Thursday, Sept. 30, at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Richard Bray, a cousin, officiating. Burial was in West Heights Cemetery.
    He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Geneva W. Prewitt; two sons, James Ottis Prewitt of Farmersville, Texas, and Samuel N. Prewitt of Webster, Texas; a grandson , Bryan Prewitt of Pontotoc.
    He was preceded in death by brother, Cortez Prewitt.
    Pallbearers were Bryan Prewitt, Sam Carter, Bing Crausby, Jim Grisham, Floyd McCullough and Clem Henry.
    Honorary pallbearers were three high school classmates, Theron Baldwin, Loran Naugher, and Writgh Hattox.


Obituaries From The Pontotoc Progress

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