Annie M. Dupree
PASCAGOULA - Annie M. Dupree, 79, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, in Pascagoula. She was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Dorsey. She had lived in the Pascagoula area since 1992. She was a former supervisor of housekeeping for Victory Memorial Hospital in Waukegan, Ill., and a member of the First Baptist Church SBC in Moss Point.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at O'Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Pascagoula with the Rev. Bobby Perry officiating. Burial will be at Biloxi National Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye and the Rev. Hershel Wiygul of Tupelo, and Peggy and Ralph Davis of Moss Point; three nieces and two nephews, Glenda Sasser, Patricia Baggett, Rene Renfore, Britt Wiygul and Jeff Davis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Dupree, and her parents, Troy and Vera Franks.
Billy G. Gilliland
FULTON - Billy G. "Ghost" Gilliland, 70, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton.
Lenard Wise, 75, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary.
FULTON - Nellie Lyons, 87, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Aug. 27, 1915, in West Virginia to William David and Liza Jane Thomas Williamson. She was a resident of the Courtyards Nursing Home in Fulton. She was a retired factory worker.
Services were Monday, June 16, 2003, at the McEvoy Funeral Home in Paris, Tenn. Burial was in the Bevil Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton was in charge of local arrangements.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Peggy Lyons of New Albany, and Durwood and Margaret Lyons of Dixon, Tenn.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Charles Wheeler of Fulton, Ida and Gerald Lowery of Belle Rive, Ill., Mary and Garland Banks of Henry, Tenn., and Paula and Bob Mays of Wyatt; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hezzie Lyons, and a daughter, Nancy Lyons.
William D. Rogers
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - William D. Rogers, 52, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at the Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center in Sheboygan, Wis. He was a native of Lafayette County.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Vera Mae Hodges Chapel of Remembrance in Oxford. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, LaCondria Wade of Clarksdale and Keisha Rogers of Sheboygan, Wis.; a son, Edward Carothers of Sheboygan, Wis.; five sisters, Sandra Francis of Sheboygan, Wis., Linda Hill of Oxford, Ava Hilliard of Milwaukee, Wis., Carol Robinson of Manchester, Conn., and Virgie Mills of Winsor, Conn.; four sons, Thomas Rogers of Kansas City, Mo., Charles Rogers and Gregory Rogers, both of Sheboygan, Wis., and Fredrick Rogers of Hartford, Conn.
Visitation will be from noon to service time Thursday.
SALTILLO - Barbara Ann Carothers, 39, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, in Saltillo. She was a native of Lafayette County.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Fredrick Carothers; three daughters, Krunda Buford of Oxford, and KaShrunda Redmond and Kaneisha Redmond, both of Saltillo; her father, Thomas Z. Buford of Oxford; three sisters, Felecia Miller of Como, and Tammy Herod and Pamela Perry, both of Oxford; a brother, Bryant Maurice Buford of Sardis; three stepsisters, Louise Roberson, Diane Perry and Tony Roberson, all of Jackson; three stepbrothers, Vernon Perry and Joseph Darby, both of Houston, Texas, and James Darby of Missouri; one grandchild.
AMORY - Louis Omar Mansell, 78, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a long illness. He was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Amory to the late Verdo P. and Occo Dunlap Mansell. He lived in Baltimore for a brief time and in Amory for most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He was a manager of rental properties and a Baptist. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Masonic Cemetery in Amory with Warren Pickle officiating. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a brother, J.W. Mansell of Tupelo; two sisters, Helen Mansell Padgett of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Linda Mansell Briley and husband, Bobby, of Tupelo; two nephews, Michael W. Mansell of Columbus, S.C., and Ronald Padgett of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two nieces, Pamela G. Otts Black of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Megan Briley of Tupelo; special friends, Leamon and Dorothy Edgeworth.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Verdo "Buddy" Mansell; and a sister, Dorothy N. Mansell Frazier.
Visitation will continue from 9 to 10:30 a.m. today at the funeral home.
Ruth N. White
NETTLETON - Ruth N. White, 88, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Jackson Mortuary.
NETTLETON - Robert Lee "Timber" Baker, 68, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare-Eason Boulevard in Tupelo. He was a member of New Prospect M.B. Church in Nettleton.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Prospect M.B. Church with the Rev. George Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sisters, Aline Birks and husband, James, of Nettleton, Jimmie Nell Pierce and husband, Tom, of Shannon, Ora Mae Baker of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mary Ellen Hodges of Nettleton; three brothers, John Lee Baker and wife, Margie, of Nettleton, Walter Earl Baker and wife, Mary, of Plantersville, and John Henry Baker Jr. and wife, Callie Sue, of Tupelo.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, both at the funeral home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour before services.
AMORY - Winnie Kelly Reed, 90, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Amory after a long illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Potts Camp to the late John E. and Iona Jane Cox Kelly. She lived in Tupelo and in Amory for 64 years. She married George McKinley Reed in December 1930. She was a homemaker and a member of North Boulevard Christian Church in Amory, where she was active in church activities.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with the Rev. Ferman Anderson and the Rev. Buzz Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory.
Survivors include a son, Wesley Reed and wife, Gloria, of Starkville; three daughters, Eva Morgan of Ponca City, Okla., Louise Coggin and husband, Richard, of Booneville, and Lois White and husband, Bobby, of Aberdeen; a brother, Charles Kelly of Tupelo; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, George McKinley Reed, in 2000; and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Butch White, Barry White, Craig Reed, Brad Reed, Rick Coggin, Rod Coggin and Dr. Ken Goodwin.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time today at the funeral home.
Richard G. Underwood Sr.
STARKVILLE - Richard G. "Big Daddy" Underwood Sr., 66, died Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was the son of the late Steelman Lawrence Underwood Sr. and Grace McCullough Austin. He attended Lee High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1977. He was a 100 percent disabled sergeant first class. He earned the National Defense Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), the Good Conduct Medal (5th award), the Army Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, two Overseas Service Bars, the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. He was a businessman and the owner of Rick's Furniture since his retirement from the military. He was the leading sponsor in the development of the Columbus Speedway into one of the top 10 dirt tracks in the nation. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he had ridden Harley-Davidsons since his early teens. He attended the Truth Tabernacle in Starkville. He was a man of faith in himself and in his God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Truth Tabrnacle Church in Starkville with the Rev. Kenny Childress officiating. Burial will be in Oktibbeha Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville. Memorial Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Snowden Underwood of Starkville; two daughters, Vicki Underwood Frizzell and husband, David, of Nashville, and Sherry Underwood Taggart and husband, Criss, of Starkville; a son, Rick Underwood and wife, Rhonda, of Starkville; a brother, Ray Underwood and wife, Hilda, of Aberdeen; 11 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Randy West, Tombo Callahan, Ross Tingle, Steve Russell, Jeff Cooley, Cy Mitchell, Gary Stewart and Terry King.
Timothy A. Frye
CORINTH - Timothy A. Frye, 35, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at his home. He was a 1986 graduate of Corinth High School and a 1995 graduate of Mississippi State University. He was a member of the U.S. Navy for six years and served in the Gulf War. He was a member of Grace Bible Baptist Church. He was an avid sports fan.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Donald Sculley officiating. Burial will be in the National Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Christie Frye of Corinth, whom he married in 1996; a son, Nicholas Shane Frye of Corinth; a daughter, Taylor Alyssa Frye of Corinth; his parents, Franklin and Carol Frye of Corinth; three sisters, Madinna Melvin and husband, Ken, of Corinth, and Kathy Horner and husband, Clark, and Marsha Frye, all of Horn Lake; his grandmothers, Iris Pearl Frye of Logan, W.Va., and Mae Fox of Corinth; nieces, Cristina Fields, Alisha Horner, Sarah Marie Melvin, Gatie Gass and Misty Renee Melvin; two nephews, Matthew Horner and Jonathan Horner; a great-nephew, Jackson Dean Melvin.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Millard D. Frye and Kenneth Fox.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Horner, Jonathan Horner, Clark Horner, Ken Melvin, Michael Moreland and Michel Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Grace Bible Church.
BRUCE - Ruth Hughes, 79, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at her home. She was born Nov. 26, 1923, to George Jarvis Hamblin and Olivia M. Cannon Hamblin. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. W.R. Harrelson officiating. Burial will be in Bruce Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha Fay Griffin, and Anita Howell and husband, the Rev. Jeff Howell, all of Bruce; three sons, Truman Cantrell of Fairfield, Ohio, Jerry Hughes of Horn Lake and William Elmo Hughes of Water Valley; a sister, Mildred Eloise Yelton of Oxford; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Durell Baker, Danny Harrelson, Randy Mann, Ronnie Poteete, Tim Sutherland, Robert Sutherland, Billy Poynor and Ricky Tramel.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
RIPLEY - Samuel Bryan Renfrow, 66, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at his home in Ripley. He was retired from the U.S. Navy with 20 years of service. He was a veteran of both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW and the Naval Fleet Reserve. He was a former employee of the Barber's Milk Company and E.W. James Supermarket. He was a member of the West Ripley Baptist Church. He was the son of the late John F. and Ruby P. Wages Renfrow.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. Bill Baker officiating. Burial will be in Tippah Memorial Gardens in Ripley.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Renfrow of Ripley; a son, Samuel B. Renfrow Jr. and wife, Pamela, of Columbus; a sister, Ann Renfrow Estill and husband, Dean, of Huntsville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Tyler, Braeden and Landon Renfrow of Columbus.
Pallbearers will be Joey Hall, David Miller, Jeff O'Quinn, David Grant, Donald Hurt, Johnny Childs, Lewis Davis and Jerry Gates.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Johnny Childs Sunday School Class and Gaston Wallace.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to West Ripley Baptist Church, 1217 W. Cooper St., Ripley MS 38663.
BRUCE - Rickey Brian Frizzell, 3 days, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at University Hospital in Jackson. He was born June 12, 2003, to Joseph Brian Frizzell and Jennifer Nicole Ellis Frizzell of Bruce.
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Pittsboro Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Wilson officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents; two sisters, Macey Frizzell and Cary-Onna Frizzell, both of Bruce; his grandparents, Ricky and Carmen Frizzell of Charleston, David and Wanda Marshall of Calhoun City, and Robert Ellis of Vardaman.
BLUE SPRINGS - C. Wilma Martin, 74, formerly of Memphis, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired truck broker and a member of Ellistown Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home Chapel in Baldwyn with Bro. Scott Witcher and Bro. Bobby Holland officiating. Burial will be in Lindsay Cemetery in Tishomingo.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Stacey "Red" Martin of Blue Springs; a daughter, Janice "Jay" Upton of Blue Springs; a sister, Dorothy Rhodes of New Site; a brother, Roy Bethune of Golden; a grandson, Devin Ray Upton; a step-granddaughter, Chelsea Upton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Hordie Venson Bethune, and a brother, Ray Bethune.
Her brothers-in-law will serve as pallbearers.
Matt McNutt will be an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
GUIN, Ala. - Elva Feltman Pugh, 87, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Pineview Health Care Center in Winfield, Ala. She was born in Hamilton, Ala., and lived in Guin, Ala., all her life. She was a member of the Guin First Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, Ala., with Dr. Rex Manasco officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Doyal and Shelby Pugh of Montgomery, Ala., Gerald and Betty Ann Pugh of Jacksonville, Fla., and Glatus and Jean Pugh, and Joel and Bertha Pugh, all of Guin, Ala.; three sisters, Flora Alvis of Gadsden, Ala., Ruth Gore of Remlap, Ala., and Lorene Callaway of Rome, Ga.; two brothers, Crayton Feltman of Crossville, Tenn., and Dennis Feltman of Gulf Shores, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Leon Pugh, and her parents, Oscar and Lettie Belk Feltman.
Ashley Cullum Sr.
MEMPHIS - Ashley Gordon Cullum Sr., 84, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at the Methodist Healthcare-University Hospital. He was a resident of Aberdeen for 10 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a retired employee of International Harvester after 31 years and a retired farmer. He was a 3rd degree Mason at Lodge 746, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star 62 and the Ravencroft Episcopal Church in Brighton, Tenn.
Services were Monday, June 9, 2003, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East. Burial was in Memphis Memory Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Cullum; a daughter, Betty Cullum Harris of Memphis; two sons, Ashley Gordon Cullum Jr. and wife, Janice, of Aberdeen, and David Cullum and wife, Linda, of Amory; two stepsons, Walter Ray Turner and wife, Linda, of Mason, Tenn., and Mike Turner and wife, Lavada, of Olive Branch; two sisters, Lula Ballard and Mary Joe Lavelle, both of Munford, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild; four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Davenport Cullum; and several brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Amos J. Pounders
HAMILTON - Amos Joel Pounders, 68, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at his home in Hamilton. He was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Hamilton to Chesley L. and Pancie E. McDuffa Pounders. He was a lifelong resident of Hamilton and a graduate of Hamilton High School. He was the owner of A.J. Pounders Trucking and Backhoe Company for 20 years before retiring. He private 1st class in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of Center Hill Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Center Hill Baptist Church in Hamlton with Bro. Terry Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Janie S. Pounders; a daughter, Lisa Beerman and husband, Ray, of Atlanta, Ga.; four sons, Joel Pounders, Chris Pounders and wife, Shelia, and Tim Pounders and wife, Shirley, all of Hamilton, and Danny Sansing and wife, Diane, of Columbus; a sister, Opal Moore of Mobile, Ala.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Pounders, and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Malcolm Pounders, Fletcher Taylor, Jimmy Butler, Bobby Pounders, Lonnie Rea and Harold Otts.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. to service time today.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Memorial Hospice.
AMORY - William Douglas "Bill" McAllister, 57, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a long illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1945, in New Albany to Dan and Jewel Ard McAllister. He grew up in New Albany and graduated from W.P. Daniel High School in New Albany. He had lived in Amory for the past four years. He graduated from Delta State University and received an advanced master's degree from the University of Mississippi. He taught in the public school system for 31 years, retiring four years ago. He taught in Ocean Springs, New Albany, Pontotoc, Lucedale, New Augusta, Perry County and Corinth. He also was an elementary principal at Biggersville School.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the New Albany Cemetery with the Rev. Ed Woodall officiating. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth McAllister Griffith and husband, Thomas, and Debbie McAllister Andrews, all of Amory; two nephews, Tommy Griffith and wife, Teresa, and Dan Griffith and wife, Laura; three great-nieces, Erin, Sydney and Logann Griffith.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Thompson, Blake Thompson, Allan Thompson, Scott Thompson, John Tyler and Phil Leonard.
Visitation will from 5 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.
Thomas G. Strevel
ABERDEEN - Thomas G. Strevel, 72, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen.
MANTACHIE - Salvatore Eugene "Torey" Anzuini Jr., 17, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. He was a native of South Carolina. He was an employee of Chick-fil-A. He was a cadet master sergeant with the Civil Air Patrol, Eagle Composite Squadron of Tupelo. He was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church of Tupelo, where he played trumpet in the church orchestra.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the First United Pentecostal Church in Tupelo.with the Rev. Larry Hill, the Rev. Larry Hill II and the Rev. Larry Davis officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his parents, Cynthia and Salvatore Eugene "Sam" Anzuini Sr. of Mantachie; a sister, Rebekah Hallie-Ann Anzuini of the home; a brother, Samuel Michael Anzuini of the home; his grandmother, Betty Ann Barnett and husband, William, of Tupelo; his grandfather, Bobby Joe Conn and his wife, Katherine, of Tremont.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Spartico and Hallie Anzuini.
Pallbearers will be Jay Hicks, Jerry Kelley, Michael Fly, Jordon Davis, Mitchell Herring and Russell Stovall.
David Harper and Jeremy Haynes will be honorary pallbearers.
Visitation will continue at the church until service time today.
Pearlie Mae Robison
BEAVERTON, Ala. - Pearlie Mae Robison, 82, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala. She was a lifelong resident of the Mt. Hebron community. She was retired from the Reltoc Garment Company.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Dan Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Evla Robison and Bessie Neal, both of Winfield, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Robison, and her parents, John and Victoria Isbell Pugh.
PONTOTOC - Mary Elizabeth Walls, 79, died Monday, June 16, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Jan. 27, 1924, in Pontotoc County to William Joseph and Nina Harris Duke. She married Ruble Lee Walls Sr. on July 27, 1942. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Toxish Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She was a devoted wife, and loving mother and grandmother, and cherished spending time with her family.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Gerald Finley, Bro. Derick Finley and Bro. Lane Finley officiating. Burial will be in the Redland Cemetery in Pontotoc County.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Helen Lyons and husband, Elbert, and Connye Baker and husband, Trent, all of Pontotoc, and Alice Faye Finley and husband, Sherald, of Randolph; three sons, Ruble Lee Walls Jr. of Houston, Texas, Wayne Walls and wife, Pat, of Houlka, and Phil Walls and wife, Donna, of Pontotoc; her grandchildren, Kristi Russell, Mitch, Ricky and Tommy Walls, Scott Lyons, Stephanie Tutor, Lane and Derick Finley, Tracye Crane, Morgan Baker, Ryan and Christopher Walls; great-grandchildren, Andrew Walls, Claudia Tutor, Miles and Sarah Finley, Attie and Haylee Finley, and Joshua Crane.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Rhonda Mae Walls; a brother, Thomas H. Duke; a grandson, Greg Finley; and a great-grandson, Harrison Tutor.
Pallbearers will be Mitch Walls, Tommy Walls, Ricky Walls, Scott Lyons, Ryan Walls, Craig Tutor and Seth Crane.
Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Walls, Andrew Walls and Miles Finley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greg Finley Scholarship Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Pontotoc, P.O. Box 29, Pontotoc MS 38863.
NETTLETON - Fielder Perry "Larry" Lowry, 74, died suddenly Monday, June 16, 2003, at his home in Nettleton. He was born March 3, 1929, in Dell, Ark., to the late Charlie M. and Thelma McNight Lowry. He lived in Nettleton for 33 years, moving there from Amory. He was an agricultural aviator/cropduster, and the owner and operator of Lowry Flying Service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a Baptist, a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of the Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association and a former Colonel on the staff of Gov. John Bell Williams. He enjoyed reading, hunting and flying.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scotty Kitchens officiating. Burial will be in the Veterans Garden of Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his children, Floyd Lowry and wife, Dell, of Columbus, Perry Lowry and wife, Jessica, of Nettleton, Kathy Lowry and Sherry Prather of Holly Bluff, Gail Carnathan of Verona, June Lowry of Iuka, Kim Avery and husband, Garvin, of Blytheville, Ark., Tanya Underwood and husband, Andy, of Wren, and Dusty Lowry of Nettleton; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Fairy Grey and husband, R.V., and Faye Marshall, all of Redwood, Fern Zavala and husband, Al, of Santa Ana, Calif., and Florence Giles and husband, Richard, of Murieta, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be John Colburn, Ronny and Dan Herndon, Bervin and Andy Underwood, and John Ivy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Coggin, Clyde Lann, J.C. Holland, Frank Shields, Frank Nichols, J.D. Brookman and R.V. Grey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association, P.O. Box 243, Inverness MS 38753.
SELMER, Tenn. - G.R. Damron, 77, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at the McNairy Regional Hospital. He was a minister.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Saulter's Chapel. Burial will be in the Sandhill Cemetery. Selmer Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Villa Kay Damron; eight daughters, Minnie Damron, Sheron Damron, Mamie Ray, Angela Jones, Peggy Miller, Barbara Smith, Angela Damron and Shirley Damron; two sons, Ricky Damron and John Damron; one sister, Alma Pettis; one brother, Billy Damron.