Ralph W. Thornton, 93 died Friday, Aug. 13, 1999, at
Graceland Rest Home in New Albany after an extended illness. He
was a retired farmer and factory worker. He ws the second oldest
member of Camp Creek Baptist Church.
Services were Sunday, Aug. 15, at Waters Funeral Home Chapel
with Bro. Fleix Hutchenson Jr. and Bro. Martin Jacks officiating.
Burial was in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, Eugene Thornton of Blue
Springs, Harold Thornton and his wife, Shaun, of Staton, Va., and
Bruce Thornton and his wife, Marie of Cotton Plant; four sisters,
Jewell Witt of Cotton Plant, Mable Rakestraw of New Albany,
Nadine Duncan of Baldwyn and Vivian Bailey of Wallerville; one
brother, John Thornton of Ellistown; his grandchilren, Cathy
Thornton, Ralph Thornton, Jr., Mary Thornton, Barbara Thornton,
Gunther Thornton, Donna Sivils, and Randy Thornton; his
great-grandchildren, Cort Lamar, Megan and Morgan Thornton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Thornton; one
daughter-in-law, Annie Jean Thornton; one grandson, Gary
Pallbearers were Randy Thornton, Ray Sivils, Eddie Lynn
Johnson, David Allred, Gene Pannell and Gerald Thornton.
Earnest Earl Tidwell, 68, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at
Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a
retired foreman with Chambers Inc. He and his wife, Susie, were
co-owners of Tidwell's Salvage Grocery. He was a member of
Yellowleaf Baptist Church. He was a sergeant in the U.S. AirForce
during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 25, at Waller Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Robertson officiating. Burial was in
Survivors include his wife, Susie Tidwell of Oxford; one
daughter, Dana Winters of Oxford; one son, David Alan Tidwell of
Water Valley; two sisters, Velma White of Oxford and Corrin
McGregor of Pontotoc; two brothers, Bill Tidwell of Clyde, N. C.,
and Roland Tidwell of Oxford; four grandchildren.
Lena Mae Townsend
Lena Mae Townsend, 60 died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at North
Mississippi's Medical Center. She was born Nov. 26, 1938, in
Pontotoc to Arnett D. Judon and Sophia L. Berry Judon. She
attended the Pontotoc Attendance Center. She was a homemaker and
a member of Armstrong Street Church of God in Batesville.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 2, at Armstrong Street Church of
God with the Rev. John H. Parker officiating. Burial was in Mt.
Pleasant Chesterville Cemetery in Belden. Henderson Funeral Home
of Sardis was in Charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Townsend of
Batesville; two daughters, LaMeisha F. Townsend, and Prescilla
Townsend and Robert, all of Batesville; four sons, Willie Donnell
Townsend and his wife, Sheila, of La Mesa, Calif., Terry Townsend
and his wife, Patrina, and Christopher Townsend and his wife,
Nyanthia, all of Batesville, and Deshea Townsend and his wife,
Carla, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; four brothers, Arnett Judon and his
wife, Katrina, of Evanston, Ill., Howard Judon of Alpharetta,
Ga., and Basil Colbrooke and Rico Colbrook, both of Tupelo; three
sisters, Ada Pannell of Pontotoc, Shirley Kohlhiem and her
husband, Mitchell, of Tupelo, and Tammy Trice and her husband,
Joe, of Verona; 13 grandchildren.
Ada Louise Traylor, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at
North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a member of Morning
Star M. B. Church, where she served on the usher Board. She was a
retried employee of Leggett and Platt.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 16, at Morning Star M. B. Church
with the Rev. George Pritchard officiating. Burial was in
Porter's Memorial Cemetery. Grayson's Porter's Mortuary was in
charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her mother, Alice Cook of Tupelo; two sons,
Malik Ali and his wife, Ikeema, of Chicago, and Jimmy D. Wilson
of Memphis; two daughters, Ann Chapman and her husband, Andrew,
of Memphis, and Ameera Shabazz of Tupelo; one sister, Minnie L.
Ashley of Detroit, Mich.; five grandsons, Fredrick Wilson and his
wife Bridgett, of Tupelo, Amil Frankil and Jime Bade, both of
Pontotoc, Raymond Wilson of Tupelo, and Derrick Chapman of
Memphis; two granddaughters, Angela Chapman, and Shonda Earnest
and her husband, Spencer, all of Memphis; two
David N. Trentham
David N. Trentham, 54, died Sunday, May 9, 1999, at the North
Mississippi Medical Center. He was a factory worker and a member
of Cairo Baptist Church.
Services were Tuesday, May 11, at Browning Funeral Home
Chapel in Ecru with Bro. Marvin Ward and Bro. Marty Browning
officiating. Burial was in Ecru Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Faye Trentham of Ecru; one
son, Doug Lamar Trentham of Ecru; two brothers, Jimmy Trentham of
New Albany and Willie Charles Trentham of Birmingham, Ala.
Pallbearers were Rusty Mask, Jeff Elliot, Billy Wayne
Russell, Jackie Taylor, Steve Russell, and Norma Taylor.
Featherston Allen "Feddie" Turner, 62, died Tuesday, July 27,
1999, at his home in Ecru. He was born in Oktibbeha County. He
was a salesman for Autozone in New Albany and a Baptist.
Services were at 3 p.m. July 30 at Welch Funeral Home Chapel
in Starkville. Burial was in Curtis Chapel Cemetery in
Survivors include three sons, David Joe Turner of Richmond,
Va., Mark Stephen Turner of Tupelo and Brad Allen Tamer of
Corinth; one sister, Faye Turner of Starkville; three brothers,
James G. Turner of Starkville, William E. Turner of Columbus and
Larry S. Tamer of Maggie Valley, N.C., and five grandchildren.
Billie V. Tutor, 73, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at North
Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Pontotoc
County. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic for Comfort Care
and a member of First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.
Service were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Baldwin Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Jeffrey Waldo and the Rev. Gary Pettit
officiating. Burial was in Carey Spring Cemetery.
Survivors included his wife, Gloria Ferguson Tutor of
Pontotoc; one son, Tony Tutor, and his wife, Anita, of Pontotoc;
one stepdaughter, Belinda McCord of Tupelo; five sisters, Mary
Ruth Pettit of Hurricane, Ruby Jean Oswalt of Pontotoc, Bobbie
Nell Pettit of Crowder, Pat Baker of Batesville and Shirley
Stribling of Oxford; three brothers, Wayne Tutor of Randolph,
James Lee Tutor of Pontotoc and Glen Tutor of San Antonio, Texas;
two grandchildren, Jonathan and Beth Tutor; five
stepgrandchildren, Chad Long, Sonny Ferguson, Josh Ferguson,
Jarred McCord, and Jacob McCord.
He was preceded in death by a wife, Magdelene Gregory Tutor,
and two sisters, Robbie Still and Shelby Allen.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Tutor, Chad Long, Josh Ferguson,
Jarred McCord, Jacob McCord and Tim Williams.