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LEBRA MOORE

MOORE’S MILL COMMUNITY, MS–Lebra May Brown Moore, precious wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother went to be with the Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ on September 12, 2017.

She was born December 18, 1922 in New Site, MS to Clifton Brown and Leila England Brown, attended New Site High School and was Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. Lebra played basketball and loved to sing, doing so with her sisters during school events with her pitch perfect harmony voice.

She married the love of her life, Ralph Hardin Moore, Sr. in December, 1942 and they were married sixty years at the time of his death in 2002. Lebra was in every way a “true southern lady” and was proud to be called a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She loved her home and family farm at Moore’s Mill that she and Hardin worked side by side to make.

Lebra, a member of Old Bethel United Methodist Church, loved the Lord and had a gentle kind spirit that endeared her to everyone. She loved to garden and was an excellent cook. She could make a wonderful meal out of seemingly nothing and everyone was always welcome at their table. She was devoted to her family. She would tell you that her greatest accomplishment in this life was her children and grands. Anyone else would tell you that she left a legacy of love and kindness to all who knew her.

Services will be Friday, September 15, 11 a.m. at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Golden, Ms. with Rev. Earl McAnally, Bro Steve Kennedy and Rev. Kerry Powell officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Lebra is survived by her son – Terry Moore (Betty Lynn); daughters – Deborah Clark (Lloyd) and Rhonda Gaines (Ben); daughter-in-law – Doris Moore; grandchildren – Scotty Moore, Gina Moore (Mike), Andrea Kuykendall (Alex), Amy Moore, Eric Moore, Kimberly Gramling (Terry), Michael Fennell (Jessica), Adam Gaines and Ben Gaines, Jr.; great-grandchildren – Devin Moore, Clay Witt, Lindsey Bean (Corey), Anna Leigh Witt, Abby Joy Kuykendall, Avery Kuykendall, Grey Gaines, Eli Gramling, Jackson Lester and Hudson Fennell; great-great-grandson – Kase Bean; her sister – Mary V. Mitros; sister-in-law – Catherine Moore and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Ralph Moore, Jr., grandson, Jeff Moore, great-grandson, Weston Fennell, sisters, Opal Pharr, Erin Moore, Sybil Carr and Nita Joy Davis and brother, Enis Brown.

Pallbearers will be Eric Moore, Michael Fennell, Adam Gaines, Devin Moore, Clay Witt, Gary Davis and Jimmy Mitros. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Steve Senter, the Honorable John Hatcher, Ben Gaines, Jr., H.L. Pharr, Dr. Joe Bailey, Gregory Mitros, Butch Carr, John Carroll Ivy, Larry Harris, Paul Bouchillon, Johnny Roberts and Hilda Roberts.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 14, 5-8 p.m. at Old Bethel United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, Ms. 38803.

BRIAN K. ELROD

GOLDEN, MS – Brian K. Elrod, 46, died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tn. He was born in Tupelo, Ms. and worked as a logger. He was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms.

Services will be Thursday, September 14, 3:30 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Glenn Bridgmon officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife – Jenee Elrod, Golden, Ms.; two children – Chase Elrod and Zach Elrod; three step-children – Stephanie Cleveland (Gentry), Garrett Solomon (Ashley) and Jay Solomon; four grandchildren – Keiley Robinson, Kolter Cleveland, Caden Solomon and McKenna Elrod; one brother – Steve Elrod (Vicki); his parents – Bob and Maggie Elrod; two nieces – Tasha Armstrong and Sarah Beth Elrod and one nephew – Nathan Elrod.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Idus and Audrey Vinson and Ted and Maggie Elrod.

Pallbearers will be Jason Taylor, Glen Elrod, Jay Solomon, Garrett Solomon, Gentry Cleveland, Jerry Williams and Nathan Elrod.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 13, 6-9 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

CARLA HALL

Carla Ann Hall, 70, was born April 18, 1947, and went home to be with our Heavenly Father, September 8, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada for most of her life. She was a member of Tishomingo Baptist Church. She worked alongside her husband, Jimmy Hall, for numerous years as long haul truckers. She was a lover of all animals, enjoyed spending time working in her yard and cooking for everyone.

Services will be Tuesday, September 12, 1 p.m. at Tishomingo Baptist Church with Bro. Robbie Crane, Bro. Royce Howie and Dr. James Perkins officiating.  Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her son, Anthony Westbay of Las Vegas, NV, two step-daughters, Laurinda Sparks (Shane) of Olive Branch, MS and Melissa Ewing (Jimmy) of Las Vegas, NV; nine grandchildren-Tony Westbay, Summer Westbay, Coleman Westbay, Cameron Westbay, Channing Sparks, Ashton Sparks, Emma Grace Sparks, Jimmy Ewing and Skyllur Ewing; three great-grandchildren-Trinity, Hayden and Cash Westbay; one sister- Bobbie Mitts of Las Vegas, NV; one niece- Cheryl Mitts (Larry) of Las Vegas, NV; several other nieces and nephew; two sisters-in-law-Glyndel Wood and Peggy Hall;

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy O. Hall and her parents, Carl & Helen Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Jeffery Wood, Rudy Randolph, Daryl Chambers and Jared George.

Visitation will be Monday, September 11, 6-9 p.m. at Tishomingo Baptist Church.

JAMES WATSON

BELMONT, MS – James Watson, 18, died Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Itawamba County, Ms. He was born in Corinth, Ms. and was a painter at Sun-air Products in Belmont, Ms.

Services will be Saturday, September 9, 2 p.m. at Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, Al. with Bro. Andy Barnett officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. assisted the family.

Survivors are his mother – Melanie Aday (Robin) Belmont, Ms.; two sisters – Taylor Williams (Zack) and Lauren Watson; one half-brother – Jonathan Hume; two half-sisters– Danika Collins and Krystal Lambert; his father – Duke Lambert;  grandparents – Marilyn Burkhalter (Ted); great-grandmother – Dessie Parham; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Vina, Al.

ELLON NORTHINGTON SANDERS

BELMONT, MS – Ellon Northington Sanders, 88, died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Tishomingo County, Ms. and worked as a seamstress. She was a member of Old Union Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms. and Eastern Star.

Services will be Sunday, August 27, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Ronnie Sanders (Esther) Belmont, Ms.; one daughter – Debbie McKay (Bob) New Albany, Ms.; four grandchildren – Robbie McKay, New Albany, Ms., Becky Sanders, New Albany, Ms., Shelly Wright of Colorado and Christy McKay, New Albany, Ms.  one step-granddaughter – Melissa Welch; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one sister – Eunice Ware.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvis Lee Sanders, her parents, Dale Northington and Ora Sartain Northington and four brothers.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 26, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

CONNIE MOORE IVY

VICTORIA, TX - Connie Moore Ivy, 64, peacefully passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her residence in Victoria, Texas. She was born June 7, 1953 in Searcy, Ar. to John Moore and Patricia French Moore. She dearly loved her family and friends and had a lively and fun spirit that will be remembered by all who knew her. She was passionate about serving with her local church’s women ministries.  She attended Searcy schools before graduating from Searcy High School in Searcy, Ar. She enjoyed being a stay at home mother and took joy in serving her family and friends. Her laughter and smile were contagious. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching Arkansas Razorback football, spending time with her grandchildren and traveling with her beloved husband, Jackie.

A celebration of life service will be held at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont, Ms. on Sunday, August 13 at 3 p.m. with Bro. Earl McAnally officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her daughter - Molly Ivy of Corpus Christi, Tx.; grandsons -Joshua and Bryan Chin; mother- Patricia Moore; brothers - Mark Moore (Desiree) and Mike Moore, all of Hot Springs, Ar.; brother-in-law- Carroll Ivy (Carol) of Booneville, Ms.; sister-in-law- Quaye Yarber of Belmont, Ms.;  nephews- John Ivy (Candi) of Decatur, Al. and Robert Yarber (Debbie) of Tupelo, Ms.; nieces - Haley and Hannah Moore of Hot Springs, Ar..; Terri Christian (Donnie) of Tupelo, Ms.; great-nieces- Mary-Houston and Anna Claire Ivy of Booneville, Ms. and Marissa Yarber of Tupelo, Ms.; great-nephews- Trey Christian (Kelli) of Belmont, Ms., Seth and Connor Ivy of Decatur, Al. and Evan and Wesley Austin Yarber of Tupelo, Ms. and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband-Jackie S. Ivy; her father; brother-in-law- Bob Yarber; nephew- Jason Ivy and father and mother-in-law - Houston and Mary Delphia Ivy.

Pallbearers will be John Ivy, Seth Ivy, Connor Ivy, Robert Yarber, Evan Yarber, Wes Yarber, Donnie Christian and Trey Christian.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 13, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

RUTH UNDERWOOD BOWEN

TISHOMINGO, MS – Ada Ruth Underwood Bowen, 88, died Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at the Mississippi Care Center, Corinth, Ms. She was born in Tishomingo, Ms., worked as a hairdresser and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be Monday, August 7, at 11 a.m. at Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two children – Maggie Bowen, Corinth, Ms. and Boots Nunley (Lori) Brandon, Ms.; two brothers – Harold Lee Underwood, Kingston, Tn. and Ken Underwood; one sister – Margaret Underwood, Tishomingo, Ms.; two grandchildren- Shellie Nunley Sojorner (Ben) and Ryan Nunley (Beth) and three great-grandchildren – Skyler, Cash and Jett. She was preceded in death by her son-Rick Nunley.

ALBERTA THOMAS

GOLDEN, MS – Alberta Thomas, 92 passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at her residence.  She was born in Itawamba County, MS to Clyde and Mary Warren Burgess.  She worked in the dietary department at the Red Bay Hospital for many years and was a member of Belmont Temple Church of God in Christ.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Belmont, MS with Bro. William McClellan and Rev. Johnnie Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Burgess Cemetery, Golden, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three children-Willis Wayne Thomas (Linda) of Peoria, IL, Donald Ray Thomas (Susie Roberson) and Shelia Thomas (Andy Roberson) all of Golden; six grandchildren-Maria Brown (Paul), Dwayne Thomas (Chiara), Ashley Thomas, Donte Thomas, Crystal Glasper and Mentha Weldy; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; one brother-Travis Burgess of Dallas, TX; and one sister-in-law-Patricia Burgess of Moline, IL.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband-Daniel Webster Thomas; three brothers and four sisters.

Pallbearers will be Dwayne Thomas, Donte Thomas, J.B. Burns, Paul Brown, Mike Montgomery and Cleveland Southward.

Visitation will be Friday, July 28, 5-9 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Belmont, MS.

The family wishes to thank her special caretakers-NMMC Hospice, Virginia Bennett and Linda Blanton.

IRENE LETSON

GOLDEN, MS – Irene Letson, 86, entered her eternal home surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 13, 2017. She was born in Franklin County, Al. and was a homemaker. She was a member of Walker Baptist Church.

Services will be Sunday, July 16, at 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Roger Johnson and Bro. Mike Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Walker Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are eight children – Brenda Sides, Patsy Hammock, David Letson (Sylvia), Rickey Letson, Randy Letson (Jennifer), Michael Letson (Patsy) and Keith Letson (Candice), all of Golden, Ms. and Nancy Panter, Decatur, Al.; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; one sister – Olene Barksdale, Red Bay, Al. and one brother – Donnie Orrick (Dorothy) Golden, Ms.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Junior Letson, two children, Jimmy Letson and Stevie Letson; her parents, Harold and Ethel Orrick; one sister, Edith Lancaster and two brothers, Bill Orrick and Doug Orrick.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 16, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

HILDRED TIDWELL

BELMONT, MS – Hildred Tidwell, 74, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Tishomingo, Ms. and worked as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Dennis United Methodist Church, Dennis, Ms.

Memorial services will be Saturday, July 15, 3 p.m. at Dennis United Methodist Church, Dennis, Ms. with Bro. Nathan Hodum and Bro. Gary Glazier officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Bill Tidwell and Tracy Tidwell, their families and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Howell Tidwell, her parents, Marvin Cladron Parker and Methyl Elliott Parker and a sister, Sherry Ramsey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dennis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 289, Dennis, Ms. 38838.

DOROTHY REIMATH BYRAM

SOUTHAVEN, MS – Dorothy Reimath Byram, 79, passed away peacefully July 10, 2017 with her loving family by her side at the Carrington House in Iuka, Ms. Mrs. Byram was born on October 26, 1937 in Mayersville, Ms. to Frederick and Bertie May Reimath. She was a member of Gracewood Baptist Church in Southaven, Ms.

Graveside services will be Saturday, July 15, 11 a.m. at Raymond Cemetery in Raymond, Ms. with Pastor David Fair officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery, Raymond, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of seventeen years - Doyle Byram, Iuka, Ms.; two sons -John Allen O’Conner and wife, Patricia O’Conner, Greenville, Ms. and Ray O’Conner, Memphis, Tn. from a previous marriage; grandchildren - Mary Kathryn Acosta and husband, Jody Acosta, Carrollton, Ms., Valerie Beth May and husband, Eric May, Raymond, Ms., John Allen O’Conner, Jr. and wife, Carly O’Conner, Raymond, Ms. and Dianne O’Conner, Memphis, Tn.; great-grandchildren -Lawson Smith, Mariella Acosta, Everleigh Acosta, Adalyn May, Aubrey May, Banes May, Walter O’Conner and sister- Frances Reimath.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons from a previous marriage, David O’Conner and Jimmy O’Conner and siblings, Lula Reimath, James Reimath, and Betty Reimath.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 13, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

TERRY SLACK

TISHOMINGO, MS - Terry Slack, 69, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Alaska. Graveside services will be Saturday, July 15, 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms. Visitation will be Saturday, July 15, 1-2 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

NOAH E. SWINDLE

GOLDEN, MS – Noah E. Swindle, 96, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at The Meadows, Fulton, Ms. He was born in Mississippi and worked a school bus driver.

Services will be Sunday, July 16, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms.  Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Frankie Swindle, Tremont, Ms.; eight grandchildren – Lloyd Swindle, Kerri Lou Cruse (Edwin), Lynn Grady (Tony), David Swindle (Dawn), Mary Cantrell (Ray), Dale Swindle (Melissa), Jeff Long (Anna) and Jason Long; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and one sister – Ollie Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Reber Swindle, a daughter, Linda Pounds, a son, Louis Swindle, a granddaughter, Tina Carter, his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 16, 9-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

SANDRA L. THOMAS

TISHOMINGO, MS – Sandra L. Thomas, 70, died Monday, July 10, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Pontotoc, Ms. and had worked as a factory worker in furniture manufacturing. She was a member of Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, Tishomingo, Ms.

Services will be Tuesday, July 11, 5 p.m. at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, Tishomingo, Ms. with Bro. Bill Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are two children – Marty Thomas (Angela) Tishomingo, Ms. and Becky Ford (Kenneth) Saltillo, Ms.; five grandchildren – Krista Thomas, Matthew Taylor, Ben Taylor, Rhiannon Clark and Haley Sims; five great-grandchildren – Sawyer Sims, Cannon Clark, Cole Clark, Abby Taylor and Sabella Zabarovska; two sisters – Peggy Perry and Juanita Perry; four brothers – Tony Perry, Dean Perry, Wayne Perry and Sidney Perry and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Thomas, a daughter, Tina Thomas, a grandson, Mak Ford and her parents, Albert Perry and Avis Carter Perry.

Pallbearers will be Richie West, Ben Taylor, Hunter Lucas, Gary Graham, Scott Lucas, Scott Sims and Sidney Perry.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 11, 2-5 p.m. at Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church.

ELVIS MOXLEY

COMO, MS – Elvis Moxley, 78, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Senatobia Health & Rehab, Senatobia, Ms. He was born in Red Bay, Al. and was a truck driver.

Services will be Sunday, July 9, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Michael Dixon officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of fifty-three years – Brenda Moxley, Como, Ms.; three children – Jeanette Butler, Flagler Beach, Fl., Elvis O. Moxley, Como, Ms. and Patrick Moxley (Amanda) Southaven, Ms.; five grandchildren – Brittany Navarro (Jonathon), Justin Moxley (Katlin), Cory Moxley, Murphy Moxley and Alyssa Moxley; one great-grandchild – Brynn Moxley and one uncle – Comer Moxley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Thomas Moxley and Annie Gray McKinney Moxley and a son, Royse Moxley.

Pallbearers will be Elvis O. Moxley, Patrick Moxley, Jeanette Butler, Murphy Moxley, Cory Moxley, Justin Moxley, Jonathon Navarro and Lee Curry. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Austin and Bruce Fitzgerald.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 9, 12-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

GWENDOLYN ENLOW

BELMONT, MS – Gwendolyn Ann Enlow, 69, died Monday, July 3, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Georgia and was a seamstress for more than forty years. She was a member of Forrest Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms. She loved to be with her family, loved crocheting and watching television.

Services will be Friday, July 7, 5 p.m. at Forrest Grove Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms. with Bro. Jimmy Dale Sartain officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Lisa Enlow, Belmont, Ms., Alan Enlow, Belmont, Ms., Courtney Watson, (Gary Wayne “Bubba”) Vina, Al. and Amber Pearce (Michael) Belmont, Ms.; nine grandchildren – Caitlin Pennington, Madison Enlow, Marlie McAnally (Hank), Gaitten Enlow, Garrett Watson, Samuel Watson, Aidan Pearce, Brandon Pearce and Harlee Pearce; one great-grandchild - Kamyrn; three brothers – Tommy Neal, Wayne Neal and Donald Neal and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-six years, her father and mother, B.B. Neal and Mary Miller Neal, a brother, a sister-in-law and a nephew.

Pallbearers will be Bill Bowling, Camron Sauls, Terry Wayne Enlow, Hank McAnally, Bubba Watson and Michael Pearce.

Visitation will be Friday, July 7, 3-5 p.m. at Forrest Grove Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms.

MARION ROBERT LEWIS, SR.

BOONEVILLE, MS – Marion Robert Lewis, Sr., 75, died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Alabama and was a logger. He enjoyed gardening, carpentry work and spending time his family and friends.

Services will be Sunday, June 25, 5 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms with Bro. James Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, New Site, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Barbara Ferguson Lewis, Booneville, Ms.; four children – David Lewis (Rhonda), Eddie Lewis (Millie), Carolyn Harjo (Cliff) and Caren LaGrange; step-children – Teresa Byram (Danny) and Matthew Ferguson (Michelle); fifteen grandchildren – Clinton LaGrange, Robert Almendarez, Johnny Garcia, Sarah Aldrich, Bronson Lewis, Hunter Lewis, Aubrey Lewis, Thad Lewis, D.J. Lewis, Callie Lewis, Samantha Lewis, Robert Lewis, Makayla Morrow, Mercedes Lewis and Roxanne Lewis; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister – Dorothy Humphrey and one brother – Jimmy Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dossie Lee Lewis and Alma Mae Stanfield Lewis, four brothers, Charles Lewis, James Lewis, Walter Lewis and Jerry Lewis and five sisters, Mary Evelyn Lewis, Vernell Gasaway, LyaMae Lewis, Judy Wren and Shirley Dale Lewis.

Pallbearers will be Skylar Garrett, Gerald Dobbs, David Lewis, Danny Lewis, Faron Lewis and Troy Norton.  Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Lewis, Jimmy Lewis and Dossie Adams.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 25, 3-5 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

DWIGHT LUCIUS

BELMONT, MS– Timothy Dwight Lucius passed away to enter the kingdom of God on June 18, 2017.  He was born to Oran and Odessa Darracott Lucius on December 28, 1947 in Red Bay, AL.  He graduated from Red Bay High School and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Red Bay.  Dwight became a police officer in 1986 in Red Bay and then graduated from the Jacksonville, AL police academy.  After serving in Red Bay for several years as officer and assistant chief, he accepted the position as Chief of Police in Tishomingo.  He then attended the Mississippi Police Academy in Pearl, MS in 1992.  He then left Tishomingo to work for Itawamba Community College where he served as an officer until 2003. His thirty-one year career ended on April 8, 2003, when he was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumor.  He defied the odds by living fourteen years after his diagnosis.

Dwight was an avid Alabama football fan who was devoted to them win or lose.  His hobby for many years was collecting autographs of famous people from presidents to all sorts of celebrities.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 21, 2:30 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, MS with Bro. Terry Paul Graham and Bro. Tony Darracott officiating. Burial will be in Red Bay City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years-Sharon Lucius of Belmont; one daughter-Regina Midgett and husband, Roy of Wilmingham, NC; one son-Timothy Lucius and wife Shannon of Smithville, MS; his precious granddaughter - Sidney Leigh Midgett whom he asked God to let him live long enough to see her grow up and God answered his prayers; step-grandson-Robert Adams; brother-Edwin Lucius and wife, Geraldine of Red Bay; sister-in-law-Judy Lucius of Detroit, AL; two brothers-in-law-Jerry Clingan and wife, Mary of Seattle, WA and Jeff Clingan and wife, Emma Lou of Fulton and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother,  Phillip Lucius.

In honor of his law enforcement career, pallbearers will be Glen Whitlock, Donnie Garrison, Jimmy Hodges, Donald Reno, Jimmy Johnson, Charles Clayton and Benny Parrish.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mary Holt, Tasha Holt Moore, Lynn Hester, Skip Fletcher and any past and present law enforcement officers attending.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 20, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS.

WANDA CAROL DILL FRANKS

CORINTH, MS – Wanda Carol Dill Franks, 62, died Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Magnolia Regional Medical Center, Corinth, Ms. She was born in Waukegan, Il. and worked as a seamstress and had worked at Silver Dollar for many years.  She attended Kossuth Worship Center.

Services will be Friday, June 16, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Mike Green and Bro. Ed McCafferty officiating. Burial will be in Tishomingo City Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are her husband of twelve years – Christopher M. Franks, Corinth, Ms.; three children – Jamie Wilson (Melinda), Jason Wilson (Gena) and Amanda Aguilar (Enrique); eleven grandchildren – Austin Wilson Moore, Marley Jae Wilson, Joshua Wilson, Austin Childers, Mallory Wilson, Jordyn Wilson, Nathan Nunley, Nick Nunley, Enrique Jasmine and America Aguilar; three brothers – Donnie Dill (Janie), David Dill (Deb) and Jeff Dill and her mother – Carol Sue Dill.

She was preceded in death by her father, Fletcher O’Neal Dill.

Pallbearers will be Josh Wilson, B.J. Moody, T.J. Timms, Jeremy Dill and Jamie Credille.

Visitation will be Friday, June 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

NELDA HARRIS BOLTON

BELMONT, MS – Nellie F. “Nelda” Harris Bolton, 57, died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Booneville, Ms. and had worked as a factory worker in upholstery.

Services will be Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Dennis Memory Gardens, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are a grandson – Parker Bolton, Belmont, Ms.; a sister – Dianne Harris, Dennis, Ms.; a brother – Charles Harris (Louann Edgeworth) Belmont, Ms.; a half-sister– Cleetra Maxwell, Golden, Ms.; one niece – Starla Horton (Jason) and two nephews – Brad Harris (Courtney) and Brent Harris (Jenny).

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Bolton and her parents, Arlander Harris and Rena Mae Williams Harris.

Pallbearers will be Brent Harris, Brad Harris, Jason Horton and Brian Grimes.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 11, 1-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

RONNIE M. ORRICK

GOLDEN, MS – Ronnie M. Orrick, 60, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Chicago, Il. and was a truck driver working in logging.

Services will be Wednesday, June 7, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. William Burcham and Bro. Duane Burcham officiating. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Sherry Orrick, Golden, Ms.; three children – Ashley Burcham (Dylan) Tishomingo, Ms., Jeremy Orrick (Britta) Red Bay, Al. and Logan Humphries, Golden, Ms.; three grandchildren – Bryson Hacker, Austin Orrick and Cashton Orrick; father-in-law – Larry Joe Wood (Kathrine) Golden, Ms.; mother-in-law – Sharon Blair, Golden, Ms.; sister-in-law – Crystal Seahorn (Brian) Belmont, Ms.; brother-in-law - Joey Wood (Sheena) Golden, Ms. and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Wade Orrick; his father, William “Bill” Orrick; his mother, Ernestine Orrick; a brother, Allen Orrick and his step-mother, Virginia Orrick.

Pallbearers will be Jody Orrick, Patrick Harnage, Dylan Johnson, Brian Seahorn, Joey Wood and Bryson Hacker.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 6, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

GAIL BERRY

HALEYVILLE, AL – Gail Credille Moore Berry, 78, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Belmont, MS to Tulon “Jack” and Oneice Clingan Credille.  She was a seamstress for Haleyville Drapery and a member of Gray Rock Church.

Services will be Sunday, May 21, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, MS with Bro. Brent Colley and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband-James “Jim” Berry of Haleyville, AL; one son-Eddie Moore (Beverly) of Haleyville, AL; one grandson-Elijah Graham; two great-grandchildren-Neveah and Bryant Graham; her brother-Hermon Long and her sister-Frances Credille.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband-James Moore; her daughter-Becky Graham; brother-Shermon Long and a sister Shery Wilson.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 21, 10-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS.

DELLA MAE EPPS

GOLDEN, MS – Della Mae Epps, 86, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Iuka, Ms. She was born in Allsboro, Al. and worked at Blue Bell for thirty years. She married Harold Epps on October 2, 1948. She was a member of Allsboro Presbyterian Church and was a master seamstress.

Services will be Friday, May 19, 3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Donny Riley and Amy Smith officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two children – Doug Epps (Patti) and Jennifer Wigginton (Jamie) all of Golden, Ms.; three grandchildren – Shawn Epps (Stacy), Amy Smith (Rhett) and Kellen Horn (Hayley); three great-grandchildren – Ashley Epps, Aubrey Horn and Jace Smith; three sisters – Mavis Hooper, Adell Stamps and Flo Nelson and a brother – W.J. Hooper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Epps, a son, David Epps, her parents, Ed and Audie Mae Hooper, two brothers, Jim Hooper and Jerry Hooper and three sisters, Jewel Woodis, Mildred McDonald and Zora Lee Nunley.

Pallbearers will be Mark Horn, John Hooper, Jeff Hooper, Jason Hooper, Bob Green, Marvin Woodis, Eddie Nunley and Kellen Horn.

Visitation will be Friday, May 19, 2-3 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

FREEMAN CARR

BELMONT, MS – Walter Freeman Carr, 95, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, Ms. He was born in Tishomingo County, Ms. and was a farmer. He was a member of Main Street Church of Christ, Belmont, Ms.

Services will be Saturday, May 13, 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with David Conley and Steve Carr officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are three children – Joyce Marion Thorn (Donald) Red Bay, Al., Raymon Carr (Sue) Belmont, Ms. and Steve Carr (Doris) Athens, Al.; five grandchildren – Hope Menzel (Tim), Brandon Carr (Fiorella), Brittany Sappington (Brant), Bruce Thorn (Michelle) and Mark Carr; six great-grandchildren – Asher and Liam Sappington, Lexi, Maci and Daisy Carr and Owen Menzel; three sisters – Eva Davis, Reba Deaton and Bonnie Faye Lodhal and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mable McAnally Carr, his parents, William Claude Carr and Cleo Melton Carr, three brothers, B.C. Carr, Orville Carr and Ellis Carr and one sister, Verlon Martin.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Carr, Bruce Thorn, Mark Carr and Tim Menzel. Honorary pallbearers will be Brant Sappington and Mike Winchester.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 13, 10-12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms

NATASHA DAWN HARRIS

BELMONT, MS – Natasha Dawn Harris, 40, died Monday, April 24, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. She was born in Tupelo, Ms. and worked as a medical assistant. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Services will be Wednesday, April 26, 5 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Roger Wood and David Conley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her mother – Gail Scott, Golden, Ms.; her father – Stevie Harris (Sherry) Belmont, Ms.; step-sisters-Chondra Russell (Lee), Monica McDonald (Erik), Britta Orrick (Jeremy) and Brook Scott; grandmother – June Wood; aunts and uncles – Barbara Wood, Randy and Cindy Northington, Janie and Jerry Dees and Alan and Debra Wood; five nephews, three nieces and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Melvin Wood, W.C. and Evelyn Harris and her uncle, Charles Harris.

Pallbearers will be Steven Wood, Chris Northington, Byron Northington, Blake Northington, Bryson Hacker, Bill Harris and Heath Dees.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 26, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

REV. HAROLD R. COSBY

BATTLE CREEK, MI. - Harold R. Cosby, 84, formerly of Tishomingo, Ms. went home to his Lord & Savior on April 17, 2017 after receiving wonderful care at Advantage Living Center. He was born December 24, 1932 in Tishomingo, Ms. to John H. and Lois F. Shackelford Cosby.  He grew up in Tishomingo and was a 1952 graduate of Tishomingo High School.  He attended Union University in Jackson, Tn., Northeast Mississippi Community College, Mississippi State, Southeastern Baptist College and Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary.  In 1951, while in high school, Harold was called to do God’s work and he got involved in the ministry.  Harold came to Battle Creek in 1956 and became the Pastor at Battle Creek Missionary Baptist Church, later known as Harmony Baptist Church.  He has been the Pastor for sixty years.  Harold was a dedicated, loving Baptist Pastor, who was very generous to those in need with his time and his own earthly possessions.  Harold was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.  He lovingly shepherded his congregation for the past thirty-three years and is survived by a congregation who will miss him dearly. He enjoyed gospel music, gardening, working with the Youth Camp and writing. He retired as a systems development manager at the former Transamerica Insurance Group in Battle Creek after twenty-nine years.  He represented Transamerica to many business groups.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 28, 11 a.m. at Jackson Camp Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms. with Bro. Bryan Letson and Bro. Tim Ryan officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Camp Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms.. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by two aunts - Betty Cosby of Tishomingo, Ms. and Clora Westbrook of Meridian, Ms. and numerous cousins and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three uncles, six aunts and four first cousins.

Pallbearers will be Dale Letson, Randy Letson, Kevin Letson, John Letson and Bryan Letson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson Camp Memorial Foundation, c/o Jerry and Bonnie McNatt, 370 CR 113, Tishomingo, Ms. 38873.

Visitation will be Friday, April 28, 10-11 a.m. at Jackson Camp Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms.

BRYAN A. SINNINGSON

BURNSVILLE, MS – Bryan A. Sinningson, 32, died Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Belmont, Ms. He was born in Tupelo, Ms. and worked at Cooper Tire.  He was a fan of WWE Wrestling, was an avid book reader and loved his family and friends.

Services will be Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Kevin Merritt officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Laura Sinningson, Burnsville, Ms.; mother – Lisa Sinningson, Tupelo, Ms.; sister – Amanda Sinningson (Eric McGaughy) Tupelo, Ms.; two nephews – Jaheim McGaughy and Eric McGaughy II, both of Tupelo, Ms.; one niece – Malaysha Townsend, Tupelo, Ms.; his father and mother-in-law - Richard and Sonja Fugitt Schaefer and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bob Sinningson and his grandparents, Linda Beam and Leonard Beam.

Pallbearers will be Joey Beam, Josh Guinn, Jeff Pearson, Eugene Embrey, Shone Pitts and Eric McGaughy. Honorary pallbearer will be Jaheim McGaughy.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 22, 5-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

ESTHER SHARP

GOLDEN, MS – Esther Sharp, 93, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at her residence.  She was born in Itawamba County, Ms. and worked as a seamstress with Blue Bell for fifty years. She attended Chapel Hill Church of God of Prophecy.

Services will be Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m. at Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Golden, Ms. with Bro. Billy West and Bro. James Herman Gray officiating. Burial will be in Old Bethel Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are nieces and nephews – Billy Sharp (Ara), Betty Parks (Carroll), Benny Sharp (Yvonne), Barbara Hartsell (Billy), Vickie Stepp (Lonnie), Beckie Cleveland (Harold), Jettie Wright (Terry) and Steve Sharp (Lynn); a host of great-nieces and great-nephews and sister-in-law –Yvonne Russell Sharp.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Greene Sharp and Nida Reeves Sharp, brothers and sisters – Zadie Pharr, Phobe Sharp, Wilburn Sharp, Naomia Shook, Leo Sharp, Faye Patterson and Christine Sharp and a niece, Donna Sharp Parker.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 18, 6-9 p.m.  at Old Bethel United Methodist Church.

DEBRA ADAMS BREWER

BELMONT, MS – Debra Adams Brewer, 67, formerly of Murfreesboro, Tn. died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tn. She was a 1967 graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School and a 1980 Delta Cum Laude honors graduate with a BS degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Street Church of Christ.

Memorial services will be Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Adam Cozort officiating. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. assisted the family.

She is survived by her husband – Jerry R. Brewer of Belmont, Ms.; one son – Jason Brewer and wife, Tina Brewer, of Red Bay, Al.; one grandson – Gage Brewer of Red Bay, Al.; one brother – Kendall Adams of Hermitage, Tn. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Valter and Amy Smotherman Adams.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 8, 10-11 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

BEATRICE BOSTICK

GOLDEN, MS – Beatrice Bennett “Bea” Bostick, 90, died Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Southern Magnolia Estates, Golden, Ms. She was born in Tishomingo County, Ms., was a seamstress at Blue Bell and a member of Golden Central Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, her pets, flowers and cooking Saturday lunches for her family.

Services will be Friday, March 31, at 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Jerry Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son – Jimmy Dale Bostick (Bobbie) Belmont, Ms.; one grandson– Bert Bostick (Katie) Red Bay, Al.; step-granddaughters – Christie Crane and Jodie Kennedy, both of Belmont, Ms.; four sisters – Rachel Lotz (Bob) Winthrop Harbor, Il., Reba Harris, Corinth, Ms., Evonne Nichols (J.M.) New Albany, Ms. and Jo Ann Gray (L.W.) Fulton, Ms.; two brothers – Bryson Bennett (Lena) Waukegan, Il. and Keith Bennett (Gladys) Dennis, Ms. and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fay Bostick, a son, Jackie Bostick, her parents, F.M. and Essie Bennett, two sisters, Bessie Leathers and Rita Bennett and one brother, J.W. Bennett.

Pallbearers will be Steve Bostick, Roger Bennett, Jerry Bennett, Ronnie Leathers, Bobby Joe Bostick and Lewis Bostick.

Visitation will be Friday, March 31, 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

 

JAMES ROBERT "BOB" CARTER

BELMONT, MS – James Robert "Bob" Carter, 61, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. He was born in Booneville, Ms. and was an engineer with NASA. He was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be Thursday, March 30, at 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Neville Vanderburg and Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating.  Burial will be in Walker Cemetery, Golden, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his beloved friend and soon to be wife – Rebecca “Becky” Tucker, Belmont, Ms.; three sisters – Betty Lothenore (Millard) Booneville, Ms., Carol Williams (Emmett) Millbrook, Al. and Cathy Carter (Nancy) Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law – Judy Carter, Okmulgee, Ok.; step-mother - Marjorie Carter, Booneville, Ms., several nieces, nephews and cousins and special family members– LaSha Higginbottom (Jeffrey) and Stella Higginbottom.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam T. Carter and Rose Young Carter, wife, Martha Carter and a brother, Tommy Carter.

Pallbearers will be Mark Lothenore, Luke Lothenore, Jackson Lothenore, Emmett Williams Jr., Steve Senter and Lloyd Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be his coffeeshop friends.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

ASSILEAN 'EMMA' WHITSON

IUKA, MS – Assilean “Emma” Whitson, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka, MS.   She was born on February 28, 1938 to the late David and Gertrude Southward. She joined Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.  She attended and enjoyed services at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church.  She retired from Genesco Shoe Factory with over twenty-five years of service. She also worked at Red Bay Mobile Homes, Belmont Homes and the Tishomingo State Park.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, taking care of her plants, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday, March 23, 1 p.m. at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms. with Rev. Willie Bogan, Pastor Anthony Welch and Rev. A.P. Perkins officiating.  Burial will be in Carter’s Branch Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth McGaha,  Iuka, MS; and son, Rudy (Renee) Whitson, Waynesburg, TN; one brother, Earl (Claudette) Southward, Michigan City, In.; one sister, Juanita Benning, Michigan City, In.; two brothers-in-law, Roy Alexander, Tishomingo, MS; and Harold Benning, Michigan City, In.;  seven grandchildren - Alex Southward, Killen, AL; Brad Whitson, Corinth, MS; Rudy and Shaunteka Bell, Florence, AL; Lashona, Marcus, and Austin Whitson, Waynesboro, TN; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband - Ralph (Joe) Whitson; son - Randy Leo Whitson; her sisters - Daisy Lee Thorne, Rebecca Southward, Martha Benning, Laura Bullock and Luevenia Alexander; her brothers - Bubba Southward, Willie D. Southward and David Howard Southward and brothers-in-law - James Bullock and Lewie Benning.

Pallbearers will be Michael Bogan, Terry Bennett, Alex Southward, Cedrick Bullock, Derrick Brock and Brad Whitson. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerome Johnson and Jimmy (Lamb) Southward.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 22, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. and she will lie in state Thursday, March 23, 12-1 p.m. at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

AUDREY LOUISE SPARKS NUNLEY

BELMONT, MS - Audrey Louise Sparks Nunley, 84, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Tishomingo Community Living Center in Iuka, MS. She was born December 5, 1932 near Belmont in Tishomingo County, MS. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Belmont and The Order of The Eastern Star. During her working career, she had been a retail sales clerk, an apartment manager and a hospital physical therapy assistant. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her favorite hobby was cooking for her family.

Visitation will be Friday, March 17, 12 noon - 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.  A Celebration of Life will be held immediately after visitation on Friday, March 17 at 1 p.m. in the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Nunley II and Ken Nunley officiating. Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, MS. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two sons - Steve Nunley of Iuka, MS and Scott Nunley (Lisa) of Dennis, MS; two grandsons - Scott Nunley II (Michelle) and Ken Nunley (Jeana); two great-grandsons - Garrett Nunley (Carly) and Alex Nunley and a great-great- granddaughter, Addie Grace Nunley, all of Corinth, MS. She also leaves four siblings - Bryan Sparks of Belmont, MS, Dalton Sparks (Maxine) of Tupelo, MS, Peggy Sparks Adams (Jake) and Myra Sparks, both of Belmont and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Roy B. Nunley, her parents, Willis Vinson Sparks and Maggie Isabelle Scott Sparks, seven brothers - Ross Sparks, Hautis Sparks, James Sparks, Melton Sparks, Willie Joe Sparks, Billy Wayne Sparks and Kellus Sparks and four sisters - Reba Henley, Ruth Ollie Sparks, Maurice Sparks and Elaine Sparks.

Pallbearers will be: Scott Nunley II, Ken Nunley, Garrett Nunley, Alex Nunley, Tony Sparks, Greg Pharr, Bob McCalpin and Jerry Morris.

RUTH HALL EPPS

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – Ruth Hall Epps, 67, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Miramar Beach, FL.  Ruth was an excellent cook and she loved to entertain family and friends at her home on the beach where her door was always open for guests.  She loved working in her yard and soaking up the sun. She worked as a Dental Hygenist for years and was a yoga instructor while living in Florida.

Services will be Wednesday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, MS with Bro. Larry Hill officiating.  Burial will be in Belmont City Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband-Vuin Edward Epps; her mother-Jean Traffica; two sons-Marty Hall and wife Julie and Joey Hall and wife Karissa; nine grandchildren-Marly Hall, Jake Hall, Fletcher Hall, Ben Hall, Baker Hall, Mason Hall, Mina Hall, Alex Epps Giambrone and Evan Epps Boyett; great-grandchildren-Callie and Hannah Boyett; her brother-John Bates and wife Jessie; daughter-in-law-Pamela Epps; nephew-Sean Bates; niece-Jennifer Morgan; special family members-Steve Harris and Celeste Harris Hill and their children.

She was preceded in death by her father-Bill Armstrong; her father who raised her-Ben Traffica and her step-son-Dr. James Edward Epps.

Pallbearers will be Jake Hall, Fletcher Hall, Ben Hall, Baker Hall, Mason Hall, Vance Ramsey, Trey Harris and River Hill.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 7, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 8, 11-1 at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS.

ALBERT D. ALDRIDGE

BELMONT, MS – Albert D. Aldridge, 75, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Tishomingo Living Center, Iuka, Ms. He was born in Prentiss County, Ms., was a stone mason and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be Saturday, March 4, 12 noon at Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, Al. with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina, Al. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are seven children – Wayne Aldridge, J.D. Aldridge, Ruby Aldridge Payne, Brenda Moore, Regina Williams, Melissa Bolden and Connie Kolodziej; one sister – Brenda Robbins (Jessie); two nephews – Brandon Robbins and Rory Cecil White, one niece – Jessica Robbins and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Aldridge, his parents, Cecil Aldridge and Ruby Taylor Aldridge, two brothers, James Aldridge and John Clayton Aldridge; one sister, Frieda Jean Wilemon, one niece, Linda Ann White and a great-niece, Lacey.

Pallbearers will be Roy White, Tommy White, Scotty White, Brandon Robbins, Justin Aldridge and Adam Payne.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 4, 10-11:30 a.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

JAMES R. GARZA

TISHOMINGO, MS – James R. Garza, 70, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Tishomingo Manor, Iuka, Ms. He was born in Cleveland, Ms.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. assisted the family.

Survivors are one sister – Connie Snell (William) Tishomingo, Ms.; one brother – Frank Garza (Mary) Seattle, Wa.; nieces – Lori Williams, Tara Taylor, Terri Garza and Tracy Garza; nephews – Stephen Snell and Frank Garza, Jr.; great-nephews – Joshua Patterson, Corey Snell, Wesley Snell and Travis Snell; one great-niece – Jessica Blackmon and seven great-great-nieces and nephews – Katelyn Patterson, Ryan Patterson, Braiden Blyth, Ethan Blackmon, Jesslyn Blackmon, Brookelyn Blackmon and Malachi Snell.

CHARLES FRANK "PETE" WOOTEN

BELMONT, MS – Charles Frank “Pete” Wooten, 88, began his eternal life with his Lord on February 23, 2017 at his home. He was born April 4, 1928, was a carpenter and loved by all who knew him.

Services will be Sunday, February 26, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating.  Burial will be in Belmont Memory Gardens, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

He leaves behind his two sons – Eddie Wooten and Jeff Wooten (Teresa); his grandchildren – Erica Taylor (John-Grady), Elizabeth Wooten, Ashley Tidwell (Corey), Zac Wooten (Mallory) and Tyler Wooten (Abby) and his great-grandchildren – Claire-Mann & Cela-Cathryn Taylor, Caleigh Jo & Graydon Tidwell and Walker Wooten.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dimple Dewdrop Ivey Wooten.

Pallbearers will be Zac Wooten, Tyler Wooten, Corey Tidwell, John-Grady Taylor, Tom Childs, Jake Johnston, Graydon Tidwell and Walker Wooten.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

RAY RUSSELL

BELMONT, MS -  Orville Ray Russell, 89, left for his heavenly home on February 22, 2017 following an extended illness. He was born November 16, 1927 to Finous E. Russell and Lillian Daniel Russell in their home at Bloody Springs, MS near the AL state line. He grew up working the family farm, sawmill and gristmill amongst his parents’ families. Ray married Julia Yarber of Belmont, MS a few months before his high school graduation from Belmont High School. Just weeks later, he entered the U.S. Army by which he was shipped to Korea. A few years after his honorable discharge, they found themselves in St. Louis, MO. While there, they lived, having three children, participating in church, league baseball and basketball and work. Ray served as a deacon and an elder at West End church of Christ and was a member of Maud Church of Christ. He spent nineteen years working at Central States Packaging. He managed baseball teams and organized a basketball league. Wanting to move closer to their MS home, they moved to Dickson, TN where Ray was drafted to be the plant manager and later the Vice-President of Interstate Packaging and be in Belmont each weekend. He joined in the farming business with his father until his father’s death. Ray and Julia’s family grew spreading between MS and TN. Ray retired at seventy-three to work their cattle farm. They were married sixty-seven years at her death April 12, 2013.

Services will be Saturday, February 25, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Ron Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Russell Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by three children – Don Russell and wife, Gail Russell, Tupelo, Ms., Sam Russell and wife, Diane Russell, Belmont, Ms. and Cindy Russell Leach and husband, Steve Leach, Dickson, Tn.; eleven grandchildren – Dave Russell (Deanna), Cory Russell (Carrie), Haley Boone (Matt), Lee Russell (Chondra), Missy Brandon (Dustin), Katilyn Dunlap (Donovan), Shawn Russell, Makhia Russell, Daniel Leach (Lauren), Chelsey Leach and Mary Rachel Leach; ten great-grandchildren – Ty Russell, Kinley Russell, Gavyn Boone, Addi Becker, Maddox Becker, Dalton Brandon, Cole Brandon, Aubree Russell, Trace Russell, Easton Russell and little Theodore Dunlap; one sister – Jane Russell Ray of Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Yarber Russell, his parents and a sister, Marie Russell Lentz.

Pallbearers will be Dave Russell, Lee Russell, Cory Russell, Daniel Leach, Wayne Enlow, Terry Enlow, Shawn Russell and Dustin Brandon. Honorary pallbearer will be Charles Deaton.

Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

JESSE C. POORES, SR.

BELMONT, MS – Jesse C. Poores, Sr., 62, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center, Tupelo, Ms. He was born in Red Bay, Al. and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms. Jesse was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Those who knew him will remember his ability to put a smile on your face and make you laugh. He was very proud of his family and wouldn’t hesitate to tell you all about his grand babies. Jesse served his country in the U.S. Army for more than thirty years and was very proud of his service. He never met a stranger and left an impact on all that knew him.

Services will be Friday, February 24, 3:30 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. William McClellan and Bro. Glenn Bridgmon officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. with full military honors.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Linda Poores, Belmont, Ms.; children – Jesse Poores, Jr. (Paige) Belmont, Ms., Lynlea Poores, Savannah, Ga., Phyllis Orear (Ricky) Fulton, Ms. and Jeff Sparks (Angie) Belmont, Ms.; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters – Francis Johnson (Ted) Fulton, Ms. and Jean Thompson of Florida; one brother – Marshall Poores, Booneville, Ms. and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Poores and Nancy Mauldin Poores and a son, Keith Allen Poores.

The military will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Orear, Nathan Bennett, Bo Johnson, Ted Johnson, Derrick Cunningham and Steve Howard.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 6-9 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church.

HAROLD LEON BENNETT

DENNIS, MS – Harold Leon Bennett, 76, died Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at North Ms. Medical Center Hospice, Tupelo, Ms. He was born in Mississippi and worked as a mechanic in a rock quarry.

Services will be Friday, February 24, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. George Riddle officiating. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery, Belmont, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are one son – Gary Tesseneer (Kathy) Dennis, Ms.; two granddaughters – Lauren Johnson (Cody) and Katelyn Tesseneer; one great-granddaughter – Mia Johnson; two sisters – Mary Arce and Louise Jordan and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Betty Bennett and Jessie Tesseneer Bennett and his parents, Isaac Milton Bennett and Ada Mitchell Bennett.

Pallbearers will be Cody Johnson, Chuck Oaks, Robert Carnathan, Kirk Sparks, Darrel Bennett and Patrick Brooks.

Visitation will be Friday, February 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

VESTER WAYNE MALONE

LA VERGNE, TN - Vester Wayne Malone, 82, died Monday, February 20, 2017 at his residence. Services will be Thursday, February 23, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 1-2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

DONNIE JOE McCOMBS

DENNIS, MS – Donnie Joe McCombs, 75, died Saturday, February 18, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Prentiss County, MS to William Howard and Eleanor Wilson McCombs.  He worked in construction and was a heavy equipment operator.  He was a member of Red Bud Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 21, 1 p.m. at Red Bud Baptist Church with Bro. Jack Maroon, Bro. Bobby Jerrell and Bro. Benjamin Gray officiating.  Burial will be in Saucer Creek Church of Christ Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years-Carolyn McCombs of Dennis; two daughters-Mitzi Schrock of Saltillo and Julie Loden (Kip) of Huntsville, AL; four granddaughters-Crissen Shive (Neon), Bethany Loden, Hannah Schrock and Hayley Schrock; one great-granddaughter-Lilah Shive; three sisters-Joy Barron, Carolyn Taylor (Donald) and Janie Jacobs (Jim); one brother-Randy McCombs (Sharon); several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-Hayden McCombs and one sister-Patsy Long.

Pallbearers will be David Milam, Bobby Milam, David Bennett, Keith Bennett, Russell Arnold and Kyle Bennett.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff McCombs, Greg Taylor, Stuart Smith, Chad McCombs and David Cunningham.

Visitation will be Monday, February 20, 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday, February 21, 11-1 at Red Bud Baptist Church.

J.A. ANDERSON

TISHOMINGO, MS – J.A. Anderson, 92, was born February 14, 1924, son of Joma and Nonnie Anderson. He departed his life on Monday, February 13, 2017 at his residence. He professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Foss Avenue Baptist Church of Flint, Mi. He was a factory worker at General Motors for twenty years.

Services will be Saturday, February 18, at 12 noon at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms. with Pastor Anthony Welch officiating. Burial will be in Carter’s Branch Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter – Peggy Hughes, Tishomingo, Ms.; two sons – Jimmy Anderson (Kim) Tacoma, Wa. and Randal Anderson (LaQuita), Michigan City, In.; one brother – William Anderson; two sisters – Lola Mogba and Betty Williams, both of Michigan City, In.; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; special friend – Genith Smith, Tuscumbia, Al. and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his belated wife, Mrs. Luevia Anderson.

Pallbearers will be Robert Gibbens, Jerry Taylor, Edwin Wright, Lee Wayne Johnson, Myron Wright and Jerry Brock.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 18, 11-12 noon at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

BILLY JOE PHARR

TISHOMINGO, MS – Billy Joe Pharr, 82, died Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Magnolia Regional Health Center, Corinth, Ms. He was born in Itawamba County, Ms. and worked as a Tool and Die Foreman. He attended Jackson’s Camp Church.

Services will be Saturday, January 28, at 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Dwight South and Bro. Donnie Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Mae “Jot”  Pharr, Tishomingo, Ms.; sons – Danny Pharr (Jill), Jeffery Pharr (Diane), David Pharr (Lisa), Rob Wooten and Phil Wooten (Kathy); fourteen grandchildren – Kristin Zimmerman (Jeremy), Andrea Rogers (Kade), Greg Pharr, Brandon Pharr, Haley Pharr, Devon Pharr, Christopher, Kyle Granath (Valerie), David Wooten (Kim), Billy Wooten, Jennifer Jenson (Shawn), Nicki Wooten, Caitlyn Wooten and Anne Wooten and four great-grandchildren - Charlette, Noah, Clara and Luca.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston Pharr and Velma Castleberry Pharr, a daughter-in-law - Andrea Wooten, a brother, Rayburn Pharr and two sisters, Lorene Reid and Lourie Pruitt.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms.

LOUIS HOWARD BROCK

TISHOMINGO, MS – Louis Howard Brock, 71, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Tishomingo, Ms. and worked at Reynolds Alloy Metals Co. for forty years. He was a member of Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Services will be Monday, January 16, at 12 noon at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Tishomingo, Ms. with Bro. Anthony Welch officiating.  Burial will be in Carter’s Branch Cemetery, Tishomingo, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife of fifty-one years – Ruby Brock, Tishomingo, Ms.; five children – Jerry Brock, Angie Houston, Bobby Brock (Farcellina) and Danny Brock, all of Tishomingo, Ms. and Lee Ann Fossett (Jewal) Frisco, Tx.; ten grandchildren; two brothers – Floyd Brock (Mary) and Leonard Brock (Helen) all of Tishomingo, Ms. and one sister – Helen Blair, Tishomingo, Ms.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Aretha Brock.

Visitation will be Monday, January 16, 11-12 noon at Carter’s Branch Missionary Baptist Church.

MIKE BRADEN

BELMONT, MS – Michael Dean “Mike” Braden, 61, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Haleyville, Al. and was Director of Purchasing with Southern Energy. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms.

Services will be Thursday, January 12, at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms. with Bro. Ray Burks, Jerry McAnally, David Conley and Bro. Jack Maroon officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery, Dennis, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are his wife – Missy Braden, Belmont, Ms.; two brothers – Sonny Braden (Jean) and Jerry Braden (Carolyn); one sister – Pat Braden; nieces and nephews – Cary Raper (Tim), Ben Braden (Juliane), Leon Cantrell, Jeff Blair, Randy Braden (Adelia), Jenny Sue Turner, Jan Wilson, Jeff Braden, and Meagan Vickery (Heath) and a host of other friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Winford Braden and Eva Mae Green Braden, a brother, James & Jeanette Braden and a sister, Ann and Davis Cantrell.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Thompson, Mike Madden, Greg Pharr, Randall Dodd, Robert Cashion and Jim Bauer.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 11, 6-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Belmont, Ms.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Hartleys, c/o Montana Missions, P.O. Box 72, Vardaman, Ms. 38878 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 855, Belmont, Ms. 38827.

LISA LOVELACE

BELMONT, MS – Lisa Gray Lovelace, 52, died Sunday, January 8, 2017, at her residence.  She was born in Iuka, MS to James A. “Hob” Gray and Christine McDuffy Gray.  She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She loved to go yard selling, camping, riding horses and playing with her grandchildren.

Services will be Tuesday, January 10, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Belmont, MS with Bro. Andy Elliott and Bro. Bobby Massey officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Grove cemetery, Tishomingo, MS.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband-Michael Lovelace of Belmont; one son-Dewayne Lovelace (Teresa) of Dorsey; two daughters-Kayla Brown (C.J.) of Tishomingo and Kelly Borden (Michael) of Belmont; seven grandchildren-Cory, Justin, Sasha, Macii, Dawson, Madison and Ashley; one great-grandchild-Creedence Vick; two brothers-Joey Gray and Eugene Gray; one sister-Linda Gray.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be James Ray Blakney, Chris Blakney, Glen McDuffy, Jamie Epperson, Roy Wright, Randy Gray and Greg May.

Visitation will be Monday, January 9, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS.

GEARLDINE JOHNSON McCREARY

BELMONT, MS – Gearldine Johnson McCreary, 92, died Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Red Bay Hospital. She was born in Golden, Ms., was a homemaker and had worked in retail sales for thirty years. She was a member of Siloam Methodist Church, New Site, Ms.

Services will be Friday, January 6, 2 p.m. at Siloam Methodist Church, New Site, Ms. with Bro. Earl McAnally and Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery, New Site, Ms. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. will be in charge of arrangements.

Survivors are four children – Julia Sparks, Diane Stephenson, Rodney McCreary (Barb) and Douglas McCreary; special friend – Maxine Paden; eight grandchildren – Karen Garvin (Russ), Ted Sparks (Wendy), Dallas Downen, Joshua Morris (Vickie), Nicki Hopkins (Tony) Star Cross, Andrew McCreary and Rachel McCreary; fourteen great-grandchildren – Tim Garvin (Britney), Daniel Garvin (Britney), Katie Garvin, Tyler Sparks, Tanner Sparks, Nathaniel Gearhart, Kellyn Gibbard, Payton Morris, Jordan Morris, Caleb McCreary, Amiah Cross, Alivia Cross, Sam and Andrew Cross; four great-great-grandchildren – Mady Garvin, Justin Garvin, Ty Garvin and Emery Garvin; one sister – Osene Whitfield; two sisters-in-law – Lavelle McCreary and Jean McCreary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Barney McCreary, two daughters, Peggy McCreary and Vickie Morris; parents, George Johnson and Arie Thornton Johnson; a son-in-law, Harold Sparks and a special aunt and uncle, Wayne and Mary Brown.

Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Gearhart, Dayton Morris, Tim Garvin, Dan Garvin, Tyler Sparks and Tanner Sparks.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 5, 6-8 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Ms. and she will lie-in-state Friday, January 6, 12-2 p.m. at the church.

 

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