Elizabeth Irwin Howard Robinson
Died: Wednesday, April 25, 2001
A member of one of Tunica County's founding families and a noted artist in her own right, Elizabeth Irwin Howard Robinson, died at her Memphis home last Wednesday, April 25, 2001.
The daughter of Thomas Percy Howard and Willie Georgia Abbay Howard, Mrs. Robinson, 76, grew up in Tunica but spent her adult life in Memphis, where she was a member of the Memphis Junior League, Memphis Garden Club, Memphis Country Club and Memphis Hunt and Polo Club. She was a former trustee of the Memphis College of Art.
But it was an artist that Mrs. Robinson truly made her mark. Known for her portraits and for landscapes of Mid-South scenes, she had studied art at the University of Pennsylvania, in Mexico and at the Memphis College of Art. Friend and art instructor Lynda Ireland said Mrs. Robinson remained focused on finding the beauty in her surroundings throughout her career and life.
Mrs. Robinson had recently finished a group of paintings from an island off the coast of Alabama. Ireland said friends hope to put the works together for a show sometime in future months.
Memorial services were held on Friday, April 27 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Memphis, where she was a member. The Reverend L. Noland Pipes, Jr. officiated at the services, which also featured harp music by Mrs. Robinson's niece Mary Abbay Gourley and Scripture readings by her granddaughters and nieces.
Graveside services were held at Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, April 28, with Rev. Paul Husband officiating. Family and friends gathered afterward at the Sayle home in Tunica, hosted by Mrs. Georgeanne Sayle and her children Robert and Anne Sayle, Anne Sayle Anthony, Betty Sayle Ruleman, and Mary Abbay Sayle Gourley, assisted by Cooper and Melissa Robinson and Tommy Robinson.
The widow of Cooper Yerger Robinson, Mrs. Robinson is survived by two sons, Cooper Yerger Robinson, Jr. and Thomas Howard Robinson, both of Memphis; her sister Georgeanne H. Sayle of Tunica; and six grandchildren, Thomas Howard Robinson, Jr., Samuel Hart Robinson, Andrew Cheairs Robinson, Abbay Louise Robinson, Elizabeth Anne Robinson, and Virginia Abbay Robinson Burbank (Mrs. Berkley Burbank). She was precede in death by one brother, Thomas Percy Howard, Jr. and a grandson, Cooper Yerger Robinson III.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. John's Episcopal Church or the Memphis College of Art.
Martin Justin Perry
Died: Friday, April 13, 2001
Martin Justin Perry
Services for Martin Justin Perry, 20 of Tunica were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2001 at the Tunica Institute of Learning gymnasium, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica. Rev. Danny Smith, Rev. Paul Husband, and Rev. David Worley officiated at the services.
Perry, a sophomore student at Delta State University, died April 13 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was a stand-out athlete in football, track, baseball, and basketball while a high school student at TIL and received the Shane Derrington "Heart of a Champion" Award his senior year. He also was awarded the Beta Club scholarship and earned Dean's List honors at Delta State. He was a member of Tunica First Baptist Church.
Justin, known as "Bubba" or "Tweeter" to his many friends, worked during the summer on his father's farm and was active in youth baseball and with TIL youth. He was majoring in exercise science at DSU. Justin is survived by his mother and stepfather, Gail and Van Haley of Tunica; his father and stepmother, Mike and Annette Perry of Coldwater, Miss.; two sisters, Betsy Elaine Perry of Tunica and Kimberly Brett Perry of Coldwater; two brothers, Michael Jason Perry of Southaven, Miss. and Blake Daniels Perry of Coldwater; and two grandmothers, Margie Tutor Sledge and Barbara Poor Perry, both of Tunica.
Pallbearers were Hunter Sharpe, Patrick Connelly, and Parker Graves, all of Tunica, and Jay Hale, Brian Roach, Jarred Flowers, Rob Taylor and Mack Carner, all Delta State students. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Gidden Jr., Alan Carson, Aden Hughey, Samuel Husband, Kirk Griggs, Ched Walton, John Allen Hill, Jeffrey Clark, Steve Little, Josh Fortenberry, Trey McLean, and Justin Whitley.
The family requests that memorials be made to Tunica Institute of Learning.
Claude Herman Dunn
Died: Tuesday, April 10, 2001
Claude Herman Dunn
Services for Claude Herman Dunn, 82, of Tunica were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2001 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here. Rev. John Harrison of Memphis, Tenn., officiated at the services.
Mr. Dunn, a retired jeweler, died April 10 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was born October 2, 1918 in Chester County, Tenn. and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Dunn is survived by one son, Harvey "Butch" Dunn of Memphis; two brothers, Alfred Dunn of Columbus, Georgia and Joe Dunn of Mt. Prospect, Illinois; and three sisters, Voila Patterson of Henderson, Tenn., Loretta Rohrback of Southaven, Michigan, and Audia Hayes of Biloxi, Miss.
Pallbearers were Mickey Johnson, Lonnie Shannon, Mike Hill, Jeff Bailey, Bobby Papasan, and Ted Emanuel. Honorary pallbearers were Claud Cox, Dewey Stotts, and Tom Bailey.
Uler Jenkins Gilbert
Died: Monday, April 09, 2001
Uler Jenkins Gilbert
Uler Jenkins Gilbert, 74, of Clarksdale, Miss. died April 9, 2001 at St. Benard Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was the owner of WWUN Delta Christian Radio and a former corporal in the Army Air Corps.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on April 12 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, with burial in Biloxi National Cemetery. Father Kent Bowlds officiated at the services.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his wife Barbara Elaine Ramsey Gilbert of Clarksdale; two daughters, Cindy Bryant of Tunica and Patricia Ann Gilbert of Clarksdale; and two sons, Thomas E. Rowe of Jonesboro, Arkansas and Walter Gray Gilbert of Clarksdale.
Christine Manus Brown
Died: Monday, April 02, 2001
Christine Manus Brown
Memorial services for Christine Manus Brown, 62, of Lake Cormorant, Miss. were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2001 at Memorial Funeral Home chapel. Mrs. Brown, a retired supervisor, died at her home on April 2 of undetermined cause.
She is survived by her husband Roy Brown of Lake Cormorant; one son, Jerry Brown of Southaven, Miss.; two daughters, Brenda Porter of Lake Cormorant, Miss. and Shirley Dulaney of Horn Lake, Miss.; and three sisters, Clara Bell Manus of Ackerman, Miss., Louise Glass of Philadelphia, Miss., and Virgie Woods of Philadelphia, Miss.
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J. D. Bynum
Services for J.D. Bynum, 69, of Tunica were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2000 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel here, with burial in Monett Cemetery in Monette, Ark.
Mr. Bynum died Feb. 8 at his home. He was retired from the Dundee Water Association.
He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Marlene Harlow of Nettelton, Miss; three sons, Dennis Bynum, Marty Bynum, and Darus Bynum, all of Nettelton; one sister, Virginia Brown of Grenada, Miss.; two brothers, Raymond Bynum of Batesville, Ark., and Wayne Bynum of Jonesboro, Ark., seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He leaves a special friend, Dorthie Nelson.
Honorary pallbearers were Bob Kemp, Harry Manues, Richard Manues, Doug Kemp, and Wesley Lewis.
Claud R. Pugh
Claud R. Pugh, 89, of Horn Lake, Miss. died Feb. 28 at home. Mr. Pugh, a retired farmer, was a Mason and a member of the Pentecostal faith for 60 years.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at Heritage Christian Life Church in Southaven, Miss., with burial in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens. Rev. James Sandy officiated at the services, and Twin Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Pugh is survived by nine daughters, Louise Makamson of Maben, Miss., Lavelle Talkington of Lula, Miss., Nellie Henley of Pittsburg, Texas, Charlotte Chumley and Sarah Pugh, both of Horn Lake, Miss., Carolyn (C.J.) Peterson of Jonesboro, Atk., Linda Gaines of Nesbit, Miss., Claudia Donham of Little Rock, Ark., and Evelyn Moore of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, John Pugh of Tunica, Bobby Pugh of Southaven, and Tommy Pugh of Tutwiler, Miss.; two sisters, Nancy Welch of Brandon, Miss., and Allie Mae Toten of Kosciusko, Miss.; thirty-one grandchildren; forty-four great-grandchildren; and fourteen great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Josh Chumley, Jimmy Frey, Tony Gaines, Chris Makamson, Jamie Pugh, and Michael Pugh.
Mrs. Mary Vanlandingham Cook
Services for Mrs. Mary Vanlandingham Cook, 67, of Crenshaw, Miss. were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at National Funeral Chapel in Clarksdale, Miss., with burial in Oakridge Cemetery there.
Mrs. Cook, a retired respiratory therapist at Northwest MS Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, died Feb. 27 at her home. She was a member of Little Texas Baptist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #3936.
Mrs. Cook is survived by five daughters, Georgia Burrow of Sarah, Miss., Dixie James and Becky Burchfield, both of Memphis, Tenn., Donna Smith of Clarksdale, and Dorothy Miller of Crenshaw; five sons, Floyd Thornburg of Tunica, Jimmy Vanlandingham of Nampa, Idaho, Johnnie Thornburg and George Duffy Cook, Jr., both of Crenshaw, and Thomas Earl Cook of Machesny Park, New York; two sisters, Ann Dodds and Brenda Owen, both of Olive Branch, Miss.; two brothers, Ruben Cates of Southaven and Robert Cates of Collierville, Tenn.; nineteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Jude in Memphis.
Mrs. Rosie Mae Moore
Died: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Services for Mrs. Rosie Mae Moore, 87, of Tunica, MS, will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Greater New St. Paul Church in Tunica. Apostle C.L. Harris, Jr. will officiate at the services.
Mrs. Moore was born May 9, 1915 to the late Carrie Ramsey in Tutwiler, MS. She was a member of Peter Rock Church in Maud and worked for Pillowtex Corp. for 12 years.
The widow of Enell Moore after 56 years of marriage, Mrs. Moore is survived by one daughter, Marietta Mack of Tunica; three sons, Maurice Moore of Walls, MS, and Elvin Moore and Essie B. Moore, both of Tunica; one sister, Alberta Slaughter of Memphis, TN; one brother,Essie Beasley of Memphis; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Corwin John Gisinger
Died: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Graveside services for Corwin John Gisinger, 45, of Tunica, MS, were held at Friends Creek Cemetery in Argenta, Illinois, at 11 a.m. on October 31, 2002. Rev. Becky Larumerer officiated at the services.
Mr. Gisinger, a truck driver for Fortri State Motor Co., died October 23 at Baptist Hospital Desoto in Southaven, MS. He had served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Gisinger is survived by his mother Suzanne Wheeler of Tunica and stepfather Skip Wheeler; one sister, Tammy Jo Williams of Grenada, MS; two nephews, Russell Hoskins of Tunica and Jerimah "Bud Bud" Gilbert of Grenada; and a niece, Amanda Gail Hoskins of Grenada.
He was preceded in death by his father John Gisinger, a sister Pamela Sue Folly of Macon, IL, and his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Mack Sutton of Illinois. The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mrs. Sara Katherine Cox
Died: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Graveside services for Mrs. Sara Katherine Cox, 87, of Clarksdale, MS, were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica. Rev. Doug Hardin officiated at the services, and National Funeral Home in Clarksdale was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cox, a homemaker, died October 22 at Northwest MS Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. She was a Tunica County native and graduated from Tunica schools. Mrs. Cox was a member of Tunica United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Cox is survived by her husband Claude Marion Cox of Clarksdale; one daughter, Claudette Cox Shearer of Clarksdale; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Virginia Perry Lucado Weller
Died: Sunday, October 13, 2002
Services for Mrs. Virginia Perry Lucado Weller, 96, of Beverly Hills, California, formerly of Tunica, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2002, at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Tunica, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here. The Rev. David Thom officiated at the services.
Mrs. Weller, a homemaker, died October 13 in Santa Ana, California. She was born in Tunica on May 13, 1906, the daughter of George Day and Sallie Jett Whitley Perry.
Mrs. Weller is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Perry Shipley of Orange, California.
Pallbearers were Alex Perry, Jack Selman, Jay Whitley Perry, Jack Day Perry, Sr., George Wilson Perry, Bill Selman, George Pace Perry, Duke Perry, Robert Cox and Frank M. Perry.
The family requests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.
Charles Edward Bennett
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Services for Charles Edward Bennett, 62, were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2002, at Tunica United Methodist Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Doug Hardin and Rev. Danny Smith officiated at the services.
Mr. Bennett died October 9 at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis, TN. He was owner of Tunica Cleaners and a lifelong Tunican.
Mr. Bennett graduated from Tunica County High School and the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was a member of the Ole Miss Alumni Association and Tunica United Methodist Church, where he served on the Trustee Board, a member and former president of Tunica Lions Club, and an avid sports fan.
Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife Gloria Boyd Bennett of Tunica; one daughter, Vickie Bennett Taylor of Olive Branch, MS; one son, Scott Gregory Bennett of Laramie, WY; one sister, Joanne Bennett White of Memphis, TN; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Bobby Franklin, Jimmy Eubanks, Tommy Tucker, Mike Boren, Sydney Guest, Greg Stewart, Clarence Pegram, and Jimmy Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Mervin Scott, Jack Turner, Gerald Clark, Ted Emanuel, Dewey Stotts, Bobby Williams, and Vernon Richmond.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Tunica Methodist Family Life Center.