Eunity Sanders, 78, of Randolph, formerly of Salinas, Cal.
passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at North Mississippi Medical
Center. She was born July 13, 1921, in Randolph to James T.
Palmer and Etta Franklin. She worked at Let-Us-Pak
Produce Shed and numerous other Produce Sheds and was a member of
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Local P-78-A of AFL/CIO.
She was precede in death by her husband, Adron Sanders, her
parents, a son-in-law and three brothers.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 9, at Baldwin Funeral Home
Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Ray Palmer officiating. Burial
was on Carey Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Iris June Reeves and her
husband, Mike, of Salinas, Calif., and Doris Ann Hanson of
Randolph; seven grandchildren. Mickel Reeves, John Hanson and his
wife, Ester, Margaret Johnston and her husband, David, and Pamela
Briggs and her husband, Bill, all of Salinas, Sherri Leviner and
her husband Owen of Salisbury, N. C., Daivd Hanson Sr. and his
wife, Evette, of Randolph; 13 great-grandchildren, two
great-great-granddaughters and a sister-in-law, Ida Bridgman of
Pallbeareres were Marvin Holladay, David Hanson, Sr., Daivd Hanson, Jr.,
Robert Hanson, Danny Davis, and Rodney Palmer.
Ada Fay Williams Savage, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999,
at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo. She was a native of Leake
County and a member of First Baptist Church of Carthage.
Services were Friday, Sept.. 17, at Wilcox Funeral Home in
Carthage. Burial was in Singleton United Methodist Church
Survivors included three brothers, Evans L. Williams of
Carthage, Cecil Quin Williams of Flagler Beach, Fla., and Billy
B. Williams of Memphis; one sister, Martha Gay Williams Hunter of
Lemuel T. Scruggs
Lemuel T. Scruggs, 20, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, as the
result of a motor vehicle accident in Itawamba County. He was an
employee of Ethridge Construction in Verona and a member of the
Church of God of Prophecy in Verona.
Services were Friday, Oct. 8, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel
in Pontotoc with the Rev. Wayne Thorn and the Rev. Frank Smith
officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Taylor Scruggs of Nettleton and
Dalton Clark of Verona; his father, Larry Scruggs of Verona; his
mother, Beth Scruggs of Verona; one sisters, Crystal Scruggs of
Verona; two brothers, James A. Scruggs of Pontotoc and Daniel
Scruggs of Verona; his grandparents, Evelyn and Burma Stanford.
Pallbearers were Ben Keith, Douglass Keith, Jerry Lee Keith,
Chris Keith, Jerry Scruggs, and Derek Keith.
Ora Stinson Sellars, 85, died Monday, July 26, 1999, at
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Desoto in Southaven. She was bom
March 27, 1914, in Union County to George and Rosie Motes Hale.
She was a homemaker and a member of West Tallahatchie Baptist
Church in Myrtle.
Services 'were at I I a.m. July 28 at Macedonia Baptist
Church near Myrtle with Bro. Steve Wilson and Bro. Billy Foley
officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Holly Springs
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Stinson of Myrtle and Robert
Stinson of Blue Springs; three daughters, Larell Rhynes of
Alabama, Mattie Starling of New Albany and Delia Rose Williams of
Hickory Flat; two brothers, Doss Hale and Joe Hale, both of
Myrtle; two sister, Mattie Puff and Govie Culver, both of Myrtle;
21 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; six
She was preceded in death by a son, Gene Stinson, and a
daughter, Florence Stinson. Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Marie Lyons Senter
Annie Marie Lyons Senter, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999,
at North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. She was
a homemaker and a member of Tupelo Freewill Baptist Church.
Services were Friday, Sept. 24, in the Jefferson Street
Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Wayne Bess and the Rev. Jack
Raper officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include three sons, Elmo Lyons and his wife,
Dorothy Jean, and James E. Lyons, and George T. Lyons Sr.
and his wife, Jane all of Tupelo; one daughter, Debra Aron, and
her husband, Billy G. Aron Jr., of Houlka; nine grandchildren,
four step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, eight step-greatgrandchildren,
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. T. "Tom" Lyons
and Charles "Red" Senter.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.
Harold Goodlett Shelton, 90, died Friday, Aug, 13, 1999, at
Pontotoc Extended Care Facility. He was a retired dairy farmer
and a member of Chesterville Baptist Church where he serves as a
deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lilly
Shelton, and his wife, Mildred Means Shelton.
Services were Sunday, Aug. 15, at Jefferson Street Chapel of
W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors with Dr. Furman Kenney
officiating. Burial was in Chesterville Memorial Cememtery.
Survivors include a daughter, Margie Snipes and husband,
Grover, of Germantown, Tenn.; three sons, George Harold Shelton
and wife, Polly, of the Chesterville community, Larry Len Shelton
and wife, Sandy, of Tupelo, and Barry Glen Shelton and wife,
Donna, of Endville community; nine grandchildren, Greg Shelton,
April Shelton, and Tammy Aldridge of Tupelo, Ginger Shelton
Sartain of Pontotoc, Melaine Harrison of Salitllo, Steven Grover
Snipes of Charlotteville, Va., Jennifer Snipes Vogel of Helendale
Calif., Karen Rogers of Marietta, and Tina Leifheit of Saltillo;
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Robert N. Shelton.
Pallbearers were Claude Duke, Cecil Duke, Charles Duke, Bob
Jones, Doug Johnson, Howard Holt, Bobby Cambbell and Carl
Polly Anne Shelton
Polly Anne Shelton, 55, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at her
residence in the Chesterville community. An Itawamba County
native, she lived in Chesterville 32 years. She was employed at
Hunter Sadler Company for 25 years. She was a member of the Star
Promenaders Square Dance Club and the Second Chance Transplant
Services were Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Jefferson Street
Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Don McCutchen officiating.
Burial was in Chesterville Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors included her husband, George H. Shelton, to whom
she was married March 9, 1962; one son Greg Shelton of
Chesterville; one daughter Ginger Sartin and her husband Terry of
Pontotoc; one sister, Sarah Comer of Ballardsville; eight nieces
and three nephews.
Pallbearers were Howard Holt, Bob Jones, Doug Johnson, Herry
Griffin, Carl Campbell and Claude Duke.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Star Promenaders
Square Dance Club.
Edith Collins Smith, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at her
daughters home. She was a retired account for Dossett Big Four in
Tupelo. She attended Chickasaw College. She was a member of
Monroe Presbyterian Church. She was president of the Algoma
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Browning Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Tim Foster and Dr. Tom Campbell officiating.
Burial ws in Old Monroe Cemetery.
Surveyors include one daughter, Martha Ann Sheffield of
Algoma; one son, Terry Allon Smith of Memphis; three
grandchildren, Shawn Dill of Algoma, Shaye Stephens of Mantachie
and Chris Sheffield of Algoma; three great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by, her husband, Allon Vaughn
Smith; and two grandsons, Tom and Collin Sheffield.
Pallbearers were Tim Polk, Bobby Miller, Ladall McDonald,
James Polk, Robert Pearce and Ray Powell.
Hal Smith, 66, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at his home. He was
born Jan. 8, 1933, in Booneville to Cliff and Margie Bramlett
Smith. He was a Baptist and retired.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 9, at Pilgrim Rest M. B. Church
with the Rev. J. O. Barentine officiating. Burial was in Odd
Fellow Rest Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary was in charge of the
Survivors include his wife, Dorlean Smith of Durant, his
mother-in-law, Pearlie Meeks of Lexington; his daughter, Harolyn
Smith Wesley and her husband, Greg, of Glendale, Ariz., Rebecca
Ann Harrison and her husband, Sammie, of Aberdeen; an adopted
daughter, Jean K. Payne of Aberdeen; a stepdaughter, Cornick M.
Smith of Lexington; his grandchildren, Chico M. Harrison, Vernon
Harrison, and his wife, LaTonya, all of Aberdeen, Tanisha Dicuss
and her husband, Brandon, of Blue Springs, Nicole DeAnglo Smith
of Chicago, and Tiaudra and Tramelle Wesley of Glendale, Ariz.;
He was preceded in death by Sammie Harrison Jr.
Janie Fern Williams Smith, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999,
at Gilmore Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was a
homemaker and a former school teacher. She was a member of
Greenbrier United Methodist School, where she was a Sunday School
Teacher, church pianist and a life member of United Methodist
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 14 at Pickel Funeral Home in
Amory with the Rev. Kem Coleman and Bro. David Jay officiating.
Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
Survivors included two daughters, Elizabeth S. Sullivan and
her husband, Steve, of Becker, and June S. Roberts and her
husband, Bob C., of Key West Fla.; one son-in-law, Frank Albert
Woolf of Fulton Ky.; five grandchildren, Al Woolf of O' Fallon,
Ill., David Woolf of Fulton, Ky., Anna Woolf Lannom of Memphis,
Bill Roberts of Key West, Fla., and Susan Gillentine of Pontotoc;
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; a
daughter, Jane Smith Woolf; four brothers, Roy and Ernest
Williams, and Benny and Kirb Dilworth.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Kirkpatrick, J.D. Crump, Fred Arnold,
Kenneth Whitaker, Herman Hill, Howard Moon, Denley Mobley, and
Honorary pallbearers were Kirk Sanders and Donald Bee.
Richard Henry Smith, 50 died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at North
Mississippi Medical Center. He was born June 16, 1949, in
Detroit, Mich. He was a self-employed mechanic and a member of
Services were Thursday, Sept. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home
Chapel in Houston with Randy Hayes officiating. Burial was in
Survivors include his parents, Lowell Martin Smith and
Virginia Metro Smith of Vardaman; one daughter, Jeanette Michelle
Lilly of Pontotoc; one sister, Carolyn Y. Smith of Dallas, Texas;
two brothers, Gary Smith of Derma and William F. Smith of Dayton,
Ohio; one granddaughter.
Bruce L. Sneed
L. Sneed, 83, died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Gilmore Memorial
Hospital in Amory. He was a retired farmer, a member of Union
Nazarene Church and an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.
Tuesday, July 8, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Ecru. Burial
was in old Union Cemetery.
included his wife, Mildred Hudson Sneed of Aberdeen; one
daughter, Melba Applewhite, and her husband, Henry, of Aberdeen;
three brothers; Dwight Sneed of Oxford, Byron Sneed of Belden and
Hilton Sneed of Tupelo; three grandchildern, Jennifer and Amanda
Garrett, and Russell Applewhite.
preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Launa Sneed, and two
brothers, Oscar Rylan Sneed and Lamon Sneed.
Phillip Spicer, 52, died Monday, May 3, 1999, at North
Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Center Hill M.B.
Services were Tuesday, May 11, at Center Hill M.B. Church
with the Rev. J.C. Humphery officiating. Burial was in the Hosley
Cemetery. Carter's Funeral Home of Houston was in charge of the
Survivors include his wife, Jewel Gates Spicer of Houlka; one
daughter, Wanda Berry of Pontotoc; one sister Ether Gilder of
Houlka; three brothers, Leon Spicer and Arzell Spicer, both of
Houlka, and Clarence Spicer of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three
Locie Standford, 86 died Sunday, July 25, 1999, at Shelby
County Health Care Center. She was born July, 25, 1912. She was a
member of West Ingomar Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a
homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and
Annie Lee Wray McMillen; and her husband, Q. D. Stanford.
Services were Tuesday, July 27, at Untied Funeral Service
Chapel. Burial was in Ingormar Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Stockdale of
Memphis; two sons, Eber Wagers, Jr. of Oakland, Tenn., and Dan
Stanford of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one sister Loraine Coates of
New Albany; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Gay Elder Stepp
Gay Elder Stepp, 71, died Saturday, Aug.
28, 1999, at Briarcrest Nursing Home in Ashland. He was a retired
factory worker and a Baptist. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the
Services were Monday, Aug. 30, at Browning Funeral Home
Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Jerry Hoper officiating. Burial was
in Springville Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ramona Young of Mountain
Home, Ark., Renee Furr of Saltillo, Jamie Presley of Mooreville;
one son, Randy Stepp of Belgium; three brothers, J.D. Stepp of
Thaxton, Ervin Stepp of Water Valley and William Stepp of
Pontotoc; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one
He was preceded in death by one son, Gary Stepp.
Ruby Inez Stepp, 88, died Friday, May 7, 1999, at Graceland
Nursing Home in New Albany, She was a lifelong resident of
Pontotoc County, moving to New Albany several years ago. She was
a homemaker and a member of Buchanan Baptist Church. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Lester V. Stepp.
Services include two daughters, Ann Jones of Hickory Flat and
Elise Smith of New Albany; five sons, James A. Stepp of
Southhaven, Bill Stepp of Pontotoc, J.W. Stepp of Thaxton, Junior
Stepp of Leland and Carlton Stepp of Pontotoc; 12 grandchildren;