Ethel Irene McCreary
Died: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Funeral services for Ethel Irene McCreary, 87, of West were held on Friday, October 21, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant with Rev. James Shumate officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in West.
Mrs. McCreary died on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Hospice in His Hands in Durant.
A native of Holmes County, Mrs. McCreary was born on March 9, 1918, the daughter of the late R. L. Ellis and Evie B. Self Ellis. She was a homemaker, and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Survivors include 3 sons, Bill McCreary of Ripley, Bob McCreary of Wesson, and Johnny McCreary of West; one brother, Robert (Buddy) Ellis of West; 3 sisters, Mary Lou English of Durant, Evelyn Long of Memphis, TN, and Reecy White of Kosciusko; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ken McCreary, Mike Bridges, Scotty Clark, Jeremy McCreary, Wilburn Grace, Bill Grace, Don Foy, and Rob McCreary.
Donations may be made to Hospice in His Hands, 713 North West Avenue, Durant, MS 39063.
Mildred (Millie) Arelene Carroll Browning
Died: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Mildred (Millie) Arlene Carroll Browning Kahler, 73, passed away on October 20, 2005 from cancer at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Moore Funeral Home of Hattiesburg handled funeral arrangements. The service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, at First Baptist Church of Glendale in Hattiesburg. A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery #1 in Goodman.
Mrs. Kahler was born on August 31, 1932 in Durant to James Benjamin Carroll and Ether Jones Carroll. She attended Durant High School and graduated from Holmes County Agricultural High School in Goodman. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Glendale in Hattiesburg where she was a member of the Sunshine Sunday School class and the Baptist Women. Mrs. Kahler retired from the Mississippi Department of Health after 25 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Benjamin Carroll and James Richard Carroll; husband, John William Browning; and grandson, Adam Warner Browning.
She is survived by husband, Norris L. Kahler; daughters, Susan Carol Browning Newton of Pearl and Lillian Diane Browning Campbell of Starkville; step-daugher, Vera Kahler Burns of Hattiesburg; sons, John William Browning, Jr., of Bakersfield, CA; James Michael Browning of Lansing, Michigan, and Richard Wayne Browning of Jefferson, Texas; step-son, Robert C. Styron of Petal; eleven grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mamie Carroll Stafford of Athens, TX, Maxine Carroll Brown of Summit, Louise Carroll Botkin of San Angelo, TX and Margaret Carroll Ray of Horn Lake.
Annie Mae Able Upton
Died: Monday, October 17, 2005
Annie Mae Abel Upton of Florence, 71, passed away Monday, October 17, 2005.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 19 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sam Riddell officiating. Interment was in Old Madison Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Breeland Funeral Home of Canton was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Upton was born on November 8, 1933 to the late Eula Lee and Lucas Abel of Lexington. She was preceded in death by her son, James Lucas Upton.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Upton; and her sister, Nellie Faye Caldwell of Florence.
Pallbearers were her nephews and friends.
Dorothy McNeer Brock
Died: Sunday, October 16, 2005
Funeral services for Dorothy M. Brock of Lexington were held Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Lexington with burial in Liberty Chapel Cemetery in Lexington. Officiating ministers were Rev. Larry Edwards and Rev. James Shumate.
Mrs. Brock died Sunday, October 16, 2005 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.
Born in Holmes County on December 6, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Walter McNeer and Nora Grantham McNeer. She was a homemaker, and a member of Tchula Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a brother, Buddy McNeer.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn M. Brock of Lexington; two sons, Sonny Brock and wife, Tissie, of Lexington; David Brock and wife, Elizabeth, of Durant; two sisters, Dora Simon and husband, Byron, of Madison, and Betty Jean Hovas of Ridgeland; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jack Bridges, George Cunningham, Mickey Chisolm, Charles "Butch" Cox, Joey Netherland, and Ricky Hathcock.
Estelle Black Jennings
Died: Saturday, October 15, 2005
Estelle B. Jennings of Tchula, 91, died on Saturday, October 15, 2005 at Lexington Manor.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 18 at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Lexington at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Richard Jennings conducted the service. Burial was in Pine Crest Cemetery in Tchula.
Mrs. Jennings was born February 22, 1914 in Attala County. She was the daughter of the late R. M. Black and Anner Myers Black. She was owner and operator of the Tchula Dairy Dream. She was a member of Edgefield Baptist Church in McCool.
She was preceded in death by a son, Homer Jennings, and her husband, Harvey Jennings.
Survivors include: one son, Harvey Jennings of Tchula; two daughters, Lena Ables of Tchula and Joy Campbell of Hattiesburg; one brother, Bobby Black of McCool; six sisters, Myrtle Morgan, Amy Hutchinson, Jeanette Hunt, and Sarah Brunt, all of McCool, Lavell Jennings of Eureka, CA, and Mildred Odom of Meridian; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Denny Wilson, Ennis Burkes, Wilburn Brunt, Roy Norris, Dale Hunt, and Jimmy Dale Thomas.
AZEL TOTEN FARRELL
Died: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Hazel Toten Farrell of Grenada, 75, died Saturday, November 19, 2005 at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 21, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Durant with Rev. Jerry Guess and Rev. Gene McNeer officiating. Burial was in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant.
Pallbearers were: Kris Tapia, Everett Perry, Walter Perry, Sam Jolly, Mike Toten, and Marion Bishop.
Mrs. Farrell, daughter of the late James Toten and Myrtle Wynn Toten, was born on November 13, 1930 in Holmes County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Nazarene. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Farrell, in 1989.
Survivors include: a brother, Johnny Toten of Durant; two daughters, Hazel Hendricks of Grenada, and Connie Jolly of New Albany; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
EVA D. WADDELL
Died: Thursday, November 17, 2005
Eva D. Waddell of Sallis, age 92, died at the home of her daughter-in-law, Charlene Waddell, in Florence on Thursday, November 17, 2005.
Funeral services were held at Sallis Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2005, with burial in Sallis Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Wicker conducted the services.
Mrs. Waddell was born on August 7, 1913 in Attala County, the daughter of the late Charlie D. Webster and Flora Edmonson Webster. She was a homemaker, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Sallis Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Melvin Waddell, a daughter, Dorothy Jean Ingram, and a son, Charles "Billy" Waddell.
Survivors include a sister, Emma Clyde Watson of Kosciusko; her daughter-in-law, Charlene Waddell of Florence; grandson, Donald Gene Waddell of Winchester, OH; granddaughters, Carla Waddell of Pearl, Christie Brunson and Theresa Wright, both of Florence; six great-grandchildren; and two great step-grandchildren.
FRANCES BAUGHN COX
Died: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
FRANCES BAUGHN COX
Graveside services were held Friday, November 18, 2005 at Pickens Cemetery in Pickens for Frances Baughn Cox, age 63, who died Tuesday, November 15 at her home in New Hebron. Saulters-Moore Funeral Home of Prentiss handled the arrangements.
Mrs. Cox was born in Holmes County and reared in Pickens. She was a member of Pickens Methodist Church. She worked as bookkeeper for MS Livestock Producers & Smith Bros. for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Cox; four daughters: Wendy Berry and her husband, Mark, of New Hebron, Polly Cox of Canton, Jamie Cox of Ft. Worth, TX, and Mary Kathryn Cox of Canton; two sisters, Joan Breland of Grenada, and Lillian Putnam of Ellisville; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter & Adeline Baughn, and one brother, Billy Baughn.
The family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Ministries.
MARY JUANITA FITE
Died: Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Mary Juanita Ballard Fite, 85, a retired school teacher passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at Mimosa Manor in Keller, TX.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2005 at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Lexington with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington.
Mrs. Fite was born February 28, 1920, in Amite County, MS. She graduated from Delta State Teachers College in Cleveland and taught school in Gore Springs for 3 years, followed by 40 years of teaching in various schools in Holmes County. After retirement she volunteered as a "Pink Lady" at Crittendon Memorial Hospital in West Memphis, AR. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in West Memphis, AR and the Elizabeth Grubb Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Verlin C. Fite, and her parents, Mabel and Douglas Ballard.
Survivors include: daughters, Judy Johnson and her husband Stephen of Westlake, TX, and Elaine Horn of Jacksonville, FL; son Jerry Fite of West Memphis, AR; and 2 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rick Thigpen, Wyche Hooker, Stephen Johnson, Larry Smith, Julian Watson, and Butch Cox
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741, or to Metroport Meals on Wheels, P. O. Box 204, Roanoke, TX 76262.
PATRICK CLOUD RILEY
Died: Friday, November 11, 2005
Patrick Cloud Riley, 51, a retired Navy veteran of Yazoo City, died on Friday, November 11, 2005 at his residence. Burial will be at sea.
Mr. Riley was born on January 22, 1954 in Ashland, OH, the son of Ned E. Riley and Donna Krichbaum Riley. He was preceded in death by his father, Ned E. Riley, and a brother, Marc Riley.
He is survived by his mother, Donna A. Riley of Durant; three brothers, Kerry Riley of Las Vegas, NV, Brent Riley of Nashville, GA, and Mike Riley of Akron, OH; four sisters, America Koll of Marks, MS; Sherry Devine of St. Geneve, MO, Brenda Carnathan of Lexington, and Neddra Crease of Neptune, NJ.
Donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis.
Died: Thursday, November 10, 2005
Funeral services for Naomi Evans of Kosciusko, 81, were held at Culpepper Funeral Home chapel in Kosciusko on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ralph Hunt was the officiating minister. Burial was in North Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Evans died on Thursday, November 10, at Montfort-Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko of heart failure.
Mrs. Evans was born on January 14, 1924 to Floyd Taylor and Lillie Mooney Taylor in Phillips County, Arkansas. She was a retired produce market merchant, and a member of Sandhill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Wilbert Evans, and three sons, Bill, Tommy, and Butch Evans.
Mrs. Evans is survived by a brother, Jim Taylor of Lucurne, California; a daughter-in-law, Mary Evans of Ethel; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Les Ramage, Allen Ramage, Brian White, Mark Lassiter, Tim Evans, and Micky Steinkuehler.