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Glyn Warren
    Robert Glyn Warren, 60, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was the manager of Advanced Auto Parts in Pontotoc and was a Baptist.
    Service were Saturday, Sept.18, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Bro. David Hamilton officiating. Burial was in West Heights Cemetery.
    Survivors include his wife, Barbara Warren of Pontotoc; one daughter, Angie Spencer of Brandon; one son, Barndon Warren of Pontotoc; one stepson, Ray Stevens of Pontotoc; one brother, Mack Warren of Pontotoc; his parents, Howard and Quay Warren of Pontotoc; two grandchildren.
    Pallbearers were Mark Warren, Billy Ard, Mike Spears, Donald Williams, Carrol Kyle, and Alton Lockhart.

Goldie Watts
    Goldie Watts, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Pontotoc Health Services after a sudden illness, She was born Dec. 29, 1906 in Arkansas. She was a homemaker and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Toy Watts.
    Services were Friday, Oct. 15, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Sims officiating. Burial was in Jernigan Cemetery.
    Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Robertson of Pontotoc; three sons, C. G. Watts and his wife, Mazell, Rayomnd Watts and his wife, Donna, and Bobby Watts, all of Pontotoc; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
    Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

Paul Weintritt
    Paul Louis Weintritt Sr., 80, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 12, 1918. He was a retired engineer for Monsanto and a member of St. James Catholic Church in Pontotoc. He was a graduate of Auburn and Theta Chi. He worked on the Manhattan Project. He enjoyed traveling and trout fishing.
    Services were Thursday, Oct. 7, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Father Stever Pawelk officiating. Burial was in Longview Cemetery.
    Survivors include his wife, JoEllen Kidd Weintritt of Tupelo; two daughters, Carol W. Riess of Clearwater, Fla., and Janet W. Sample of Pontotoc; one son, Paul Louis Weintritt Jr. of Grants. N. M.; two brothers, Donald Weintritt of Lafayette, La., and Robert Weintritt of Carrier; four grandchildren, Chuck Weintritt, Michele Riess, Paul Sample and Jack Sample.

Ricky Welch
    Ricky Earl Welch, 43 died Friday, July 16, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 1, 1956, in Dothan, Ala. He grew up in Zion, Ill. He attended Zion-Benton High School. He was a resident of Smithville since 1975. He was employed at Sam Stevens Motors in Amory for 16 years as a shop foreman. He was employed by Napa before retirement. He was a member of Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed computers, playing piano and guitar.
    Services were Sunday. July 18, at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Dennis Kizzire officiating. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Smithville.
    Survivors include his wife, Lisa Renee Miles Welch of Smithville they were married in 1993; his father Samuel Earl Welch of Zion, Ill.; his mother, Elsie Ann Howard Welch of Zion Ill.; two sons, John Daniel Welch and James Matthew Welch, both of Smithville; four daughters, Linda Kay Devine of Glenwood, Ga., Susan Michelle Welch of Veron, Ala.; Angela Marie West and Amanda Lee Akers, both of Smithville; five brothers, Randy Wayne Welch of Amory, Gary Joe Welch of Pontotoc, Steve Welch of Tupelo, Dennis Welch of Zion, Ill., and Mike Hughey of Smithville; one sister, Debbie Griender of Kenosha, Wis.; five grandchildren.
    Pallbearers were Greg Sanderson, Butch Palmer, Robert Sanderson, David Gainey, Chris Sudduth, and James Ballard.

Donie Ann White
    Donie Ann "Butch"  Dexter White, 35 died Thursday Oct. 14, 1999, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, She was a native of Mountian Home, Idaho, and a resident of West Point since 1979. She was an office manager of Lone Oak Baptist Church in West Point.
    Services were Sunday, Oct. 17, at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point.
    Survivors include her husband, Robbie White of West Point; two daughters, Lauren Grey Williams, and Kristen Shea Williams, both of West Point; her mother and stepfather, Ginny and Alvis McCarley of Hamilton, Ala.; her father and step-mother, Bill and Barbara Dexter of Columbus; her grandmothers, Leona Blansett of Hamilton Ala., and Elizabeth Christina "Dishie" Dexter of Cedar Bluff; two sisters, Debra Kay Moore, of Hamilton Ala., and Danell Ann "Sam" Ray of West Point.
     Pallbearers were John Moore, Matthew Moore, Matt Moore, Bobby Dexter, Donnie Dexter, and Homer Blansett Jr.
    Honorary pallbearers were David ay, Troy Moore, Larry Willis, Bob White, Norm Tilberg, Alvis McCarley, Stanley Newman, Homer Blanset, William Blansett, and the Oktibbeha County Hospital staff.

W. D. White
    W. D. White, 57, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born May 18, 1942. He was employed by a furniture manufacture.
    Graveside services were Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Bramlett Cemetery. Baldwin Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of of arrangements.
    Survivors include one son, Tim White of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Erlyne Williams
    Erlyne Kirk Williams, 94, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Cedars Health Center in Tupelo. She was a homemaker and a member of First Untied Methodist Church of Pontotoc, where she was a member of Bell Bennett Sunday School Class.
    Graveside services were Monday, Oct. 18, in Pontotoc City Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Corley officiating. Browning Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include four nephews, Eddie Kirk, Bob Kirk, Ken Kirk, and Al Kirk; one niece Mary Elizabeth Caldwell.

Opal Williams
    Opal Busby Williams, 82, died Wednesday, Sept.1, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center. A Pontotoc County native, she lived in Tupelo for more than 40 years. She was a retired assistant vicepresident at The Peoples Bank and Trust Co. with more than 30 years of service. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church.
    Services were Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with the Rev. David Langerfeld officiating. Burial was in Tupelo Memorial Park.
    Survivors include one son, Donald Williams, and his wife, Jo, of Tupelo; three grandsons, Harold Williams, and his wife, Debbie, of Memphis, and Bill Austin and his wife, Linda, and Kenny Austin and his wife, Mindy, all of Tupelo; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lillian Wesson and Quay Warren, both of Pontotoc, and Ripple Whitaker of Nashville, Tenn.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Williams; a daughter, Jewell Williams Austin; a son-in-law, Bozy Austin; a grandson, Billy Williams.
    Pallbearers wereBilly Ard, Mike Williams, Francis Williams, Mike Warren, Tommy Bost, and Bobby Williams.

Trudie Williams
    Trudie Williams, 83, died Sunday, Aug. 8, 1999, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church.
    Services were on Tuesday, Aug.10, 1999, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce with Bro. Jim Jefferys officiating. Burial was in Poplar Springs Cemetery.
    Survivors include one son, Don Williams of Houlka; one daughter, Carolyn Williams of Houlka; one sister, Sue Easley of Houlka; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Delma Oscar Williams, in 1983 and a son, Sammy Clark Williams, in 1983.
    Pallbearers were Mike Williams, Chris Williams, Chad Williams, Jeremy Williams, Justin Murphree and Joseph Gary.

Walter T. Williams Sr.
             Walter T. Williams Sr.,  97 died Friday, July 9, 1999, at Sunshine Rest Home of Pontotoc. He was a resident of the Furrs community for 56 years. He was born June 22, 1902, in Alabama. He was a retired plumber and a member of Furrs Baptist Church. He was married to Jewel Williams for 72 years until her death Jan. 17, 1999.
            Services were Sunday, July 11, at Furrs Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Simmons officiating. Burial was in New Zion Cemetery. Baldwin Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
            Survivors included two daughters, Allene Pickering of El Paso, Texas and Deadrie Mask of Furrs; one son, Thomas Williams of Furrs; one sister Ellen Benifield of Okolona; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
            Pallbearers were Charles Berryhill, Kenneth Williams, Dick Williams, Jake Ellis, Chris Williams, and Andy Ellis.

Clay D. Wilson
        Clay D. Wilson, 74 died Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at his foster daughter's home in New Albany. He was a lifelong resident of the Thaxton area. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of Sunshine Mills, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and a Woodsman.
        Services were Thursday, July 22, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Thaxton with the Rev. Tommy Inmon and the Rev. David Thomas officiating. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Mortimer Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
        Survivors include his foster daughter, Juanita Burchfield of New Albany; six brothers, John Wilson of Memphis, Linville Wilson of Rossville, Tenn, Ralph Wilson of Tupelo, Ike Wilson, Dee Wilson, and Travis Wilson all of Thaxton.
        He was preceded in death bu his wife, Marie Dearman Wilson, and a son, Kenneth Dean Wilson.

Flora B. Wilson
             Flora B. Wilson, 85 died Friday, July 2, 1999 at North Mississippi Medical Center. She wa a native of Chickasaw County and a retired farmer.
            Services were held Thursday, July, 8, at Usher Valley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donnell Cherry officiating. Burial was in East  County Line Cemetery in Houlka. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
            Survivors include her husband, Rice Wilson of Pontotoc; three daughters, Flozell Woodard, Annie Bell Griffin, and Zelder Farr, all of Pontotoc; three sons, Joe L. Hobson of Oxford, Freddie Hobson and Eddie Hobson, both of Pontotoc; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

Harold Wilson
    Harold Wilson, 88, formerly of Houston, died Saturday, Sept, 11, 1999, at Springhill Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 7, 1910. He was a retired employee of GN&O Railroad and Campbell 66 Express. He was a member of Dauphin Way Methodist Church in Mobile. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.
    Graveside services were Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Pontotoc Memorial Park. Baldwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Eddie Ruth Hyde Wilson of Mobile, Ala.; one daughter, Ruth Albrecht and her husband, John of Kingsport, Tenn,; one brother, Frank J. Wilson of Macon, GA.; one nephew, Eddie Stanton Whaley of Monroe, La.; two granddaughters, Windy Albrecht Kembel and her husband, Rory, and Margaret Albrecht Decker and her husband, Jeff; one great-granddaughter, Anna Leigh Decker.

Rice Wilson Jr.
    Rice Wilson, Jr., 71, died Saturday, August 7, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was a native of Chickasaw County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Wilson, on July 2, 1999.
    Services were Friday, Aug. 13 at Wilson Chapel Church with the Rev. Colbert Graham officiating. Burial was in Bluff Springs Cemetery in Houlka. Hodges Funeral Home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include Zelder Mae Farr of Pontotoc and Betty Jean Wilson of Flint, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Flozell Woodard and Annie Bell Griffin, both of Pontotoc; three stepsons,  Joe Hobson of Oxford, Freddie Hobson and Eddie Hobson, both of Pontotoc; three brothers, Hallie Wilson of Chicago, Willie Wilson of Wynne, Ark., and Morris Wilson of Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Hazel Wofford
    Hazel Clemons Wofford, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at St. Tammany Parrish Hospital in Covington, La. She was a native of Woodland. She was a homemaker.
    Services were Sunday, Oct. 3, at Clarkson Baptist Church in Mantee. Burial was in the church cemetery. Welch Funeral Home of Starkville was in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include one daughter, Joela Denney Basse of Folsom La,; three sisters, Lillien Lane of Gretna, La, and Ann Ward of Okolona; three brothers, Alvis Clemons, and Howard Clemons, both of Pontotoc, and Sam Clemons of Portland, Ore.
    She was preceded in death by a daughter, Annie Rose Denney.

Cora Wood
    Cora Bell Wood, 90, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hosptial in New Albany. She was born in Union County and lived most of her life in the Ecru area. She was a member of Cairo Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Andrew Wood.
    Services were Sunday, Sept. 5, at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sam Holcomb and the Rev. Charlie Swords officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery near Ecru.
    Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Swords and Carolyn Pannell, both of Ecru; three sons, David L. Wood of Memphis, Mike Wood of Ecru and Alton Wood of Grenada; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild.
    Pallbearers were Andy Wood, Phillip Babin, Eddie Swords, Bill Taylor, William David Wood, Stanley McMillen, and Mike Kellough.

Georgia Mae Word
    Georgia Mae Word, 73, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center. She was a member of New Salem M.B. Church of Pontotoc and a former employee of the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was the widow of Jim Topp Word.
    Services were Monday, Aug. 30, at New Salem M. B. Church with the Rev. Curtis McKinney Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Grayson Porter's Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include three brothers, Arthua Westmoreland and his wife, Myrtle, of Tupelo, Cleopus Westmoreland of Detroit, Mich., and Johnny L. C. Westmoreland of Verona; nieces and nephews.

Myrtis Wilson Worsham
    Myrtis Wilson Worsham, 70, died Wednesday, July 14, 1999, at her home in Charleston. She was born Sept. 23, 1928 in Talla County, Miss. She was a homemaker, a member of Paynes Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, and a member of Gideon's Auxiliary.
    Services were Friday, July 16, at Paynes Baptist Church near Charleston. Burial was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery, near Charleston. Womble Funeral Home in Charleston was in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include her husband, James Carey Worsham of Charleston; two daughters, Sharon Coleman of Woodstock, CA., and Pam McDonald of Pontotoc; one son Jerry Wayne Worsham, Sr of Grenada; one sister, Marie Tillman of Covington, TN; two brothers, Norris Wilson of San Jose, CA, and Billy Wilson of Canton MS., eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death one son, Leslie Worsham.

Clarice Wurslin
    Clarice Wurslin, 75, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto Center in Southaven. She was a retired medical technologist and a member of the Lutheran Church.
    Services were Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Tom Sheffield officiating. Burial was in Old Monroe Cemetery.
    Survivors include her husband, Roy Wurslin of Olive Branch; three daughters, Debra Teuch of Memphis, Brenda Bailey of Germantown, Tenn., and Leigh Kleber of Holly Springs; one son, Fred Wurslin of Algoma, 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Obituaries From The Pontotoc Progress

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