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
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
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
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.
Sunday, July 11, at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church. Burial was in
Piney Grove Cemetery. Hodge Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in
charge of arrangements.
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 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
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Ted Harris, George Harris,
Henry Pennington, Ben Harris, Kenny Pennington, Bill Britton,
Mike Britton and Jack Pennington.
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
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
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Nolan
Pickens; a son, William Wylie Pickens; and a grandchild, William
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
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
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 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
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
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.