Joey Prestage, 31
Joey Chuck Prestage, 31, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at his home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1971, in Morton to Billy Lee Prestage and Bernice Pilgrim. He was a truck driver and a member of the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Services were at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. Steve Wilson officiating. Burial was in Amaziah Cemetery in Hickory Flat.
Survivors include his wife, Penny Lane Prestage of Myrtle; his mother, Bernice Williams of Myrtle; his step-father, Earl Kiddy of Myrtle; two sons, Cole Prestage and Tristan Prestage of Myrtle; five sisters, Lynn Stacks and Lisa Alsobrook of Olive Branch, Earline Beaver of Memphis, and Pamela Ford and Stacy Kiddy of Myrtle.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Paul Kiddy.
Newt Grisham, 82
William "Newt" Grisham, 82, of Blue Mountain, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Wyandotte Company after 25 years. He also worked eight years in maintenance at Blue Mountain College, He was a member and deacon at Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the field infantry.
Services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church in Blue Mountain with Bro. Tom Sumrall officiating. Burial was in Blue Mountain Cemetery. McBride Funeral Home of Ripley was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Windham of Blue Mountain; a son, Billy. J. Grisham of Blue Mountain; three sisters, Martha Peeler of Blue Mountain,. Mary Frank Newby of Ripley, and Ruth Kent of Memphis; three brothers, Douglas Grisham of Ripley, Hudson Grisham of Memphis, and Donald Grisham of Germantown; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo E. McMillin Grisham; his parents, Tom and Carrabell Carter Grisham; two brothers, James Wayne and Joffree Grisham; and a daughter, Shirley Jean Grisham.
Pallbearers were deacons and honorary pallbearers were the Men's Bible Class, all from Lowrey, Memorial Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church.
Virginia Kennedy, 83
Virginia Kennedy, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
She was an active member of Holy Temple Church of God. She was a member of the Mothers Board and was named Mother of the Year in 1996.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Holy Temple Church of God with Pastor Charles Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Camilla Kennedy of New Albany; three nieces, Betty Raper of Saltillo, Janice Bell of New Albany and Annette Raper of Baldwyn; four nephews, John Raper, the Rev. Robert Guyton Raper, Eugene Raper, and Major Prentiss Gordon, all of Saltillo; an uncle, Robert Gardner of Seaside, Calif.
Visitation was to be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
Janie Whitehorn, 70
Janie Fay Brownlee Whitehorn, 70, of Hickory Flat, died Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
She was born March 22, 1933, in Sherman to the late Ethan and Ethel Brownlee. She was a homemaker and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
Services were at 2 p.m., Friday, May 23, at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bill Foley and Sonny Downs officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Harrell Whitehorn of Hickory Flat; three daughters, Janice Hill of Potts Camp, and Barbara Tapp and Sherry Wilson, both of Myrtle; two sisters, Dora Tidwell and Dorothy Wayne Rhea, both of Hickory Flat; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ethan Brownlee Jr.
Pallbearers were Keith Coffey, Bradley Coffey, Jason Coffey; Jeffrey Coffey, Josh Wilson and John Moody.
Billy Miller, 74
William Franklin "Billy" Miller, 74, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
He was born May 20, 1929, in Union County to the late Will and Lillie Clayton Miller. He was a veteran of the Korean War, a Mason and a member of the American Legion. He was a retired employee of the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Mohasco. He was a Baptist
Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Rank Boyte officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Clara E. Miller of New Albany; a stepdaughter, Phyllis Rodgers; two stepsons, Mike Canerdy of New Albany and Roger Canerdy of Blue Springs; two sisters, Mary Francis Wigington and Marquerite Pauline Story, both of Blue Springs; a brother, Donald Miller of Germantown, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James Clyde Miller.
Pallbearers were Roger Canerdy, Mike Canerdy, Kevin Wigington, Marty Wigington, Johnny Wigington and Doug Wigington.
J. C. Thomas, 77
James C. "J. C." Thomas, 77, of Falkner, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at his home in Falkner.
He was a retired employee of the A. B. Dick Printing Company in Chicago.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel in Ripley with Bro. David Jordan officiating. Burial was in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Fay Thomas of Falkner; two daughters, Tammy Briscoe of Myrtle and Jamie Stewart of Falkner, four sons, Larry Hooker of Chicago, Don Hooker of Wisconsin, Jerry Hooker of Florida, and Bo Mays of Falkner; a sister, Charlotte Foster of Myrtle; three brothers, Johnny Thomas of Cullman, Ala., and Olen Thomas and Vance Thomas, both of Ripley; and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy M. and Mary Leona Plaxico Thomas; two daughters, Vickie Dupree and Sherry Thomas; two sisters, Annie Cobb and Elise Bryant; and two brothers, Nolan Thomas and Harvey Thomas.
Pallbearers were Justin Perry, Benji Sutton, Chris Derrick, Kenny Shelton, Jeff Briscoe, Jonathan Boler, Ken Stewart and Richard Lawrence.
Honorary pallbearers were Taylor Mays, Will Briscoe, Jacob Briscoe, Doug Stewart and Larry Hooker Jr.
Virginia Chaney, 85
Virginia Mae Clark "Granny" Chaney, 85, of Nettleton, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at her home in Nettleton after a long illness.
She was born Dec. 12, a 1916, in Union County to the late Alonzo and Mary Pitts Clark. A Nettleton resident for 64 years, she worked many years in a the furniture industry and retired in 1981 from Arvin Industries. She was a longtime active member of Temple Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with her son-in-law, the Rev. Truman Thompson, officiating and her grandson-in-law, the Rev. Phil Ellis, and the Rev. Raymond Riley assisting. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, O. L. "Fat" Chaney of Nettleton; two daughters, Doris Duncan of Nettleton and Linda Thompson of Holly Springs; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and seven brothers.
Pallbearers were Ed Thompson, Steve and Andy Tomlinson, Robert and Mike Chaney, Dick Stevens and Paul Duncan.
Her nephews were honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 830 S. Gloster St.; Tupelo MS 38801.
Addie J. Reed, 63
Addie J. Reed, 63, of Tupelo, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
She was a retired housekeeper and a member of Pleasant Grove M. B. Church.
Services were at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Pleasant Grove M. B. Church with Pastor Raymond Shugars officiating, Burial was in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Louise Ruth of Belden; five sisters, Hermia Souter of Milwaukee, Wis., Emogene White of Tupelo, Pinkey Lipsey, and Linda Listenbee, both of New Albany, and Fairy Foster of Aurora, Ill.; two brothers, Clyde Robbins and C. W. Robbins, both of Aurora, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
LaGrone "Jack" Grice, 92
LaGrone "Jack" Grice, 92, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.
A self-employed carpenter and chef, he was a mentor and teacher to those who wanted to learn his trades. He was a veteran of World War II, and a member and deacon of Watson Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Watson Grove M. B. Church with Pastor Robert Shamblin officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Grice of New Albany; two daughters, Effie Grice of Memphis and Martha Grice of Jackson; a sister, Savannah Moore of Baldwyn; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was to be from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
Virginia McAllister Rowland, 92
Virginia McAllister Rowland, 92, of Gulfport died Tuesday May 20, 2003 in Gulfport.
Though she was born and grew up in New Albany, Gulfport had been her home for most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Ora and Edgar McAllister, and sister of the late Dan and Ruth McAllister of New Albany. She was a member of Mississippi City United Methodist Church and a member of the Retired Nurses Association. She held a degree in nursing from St. Joseph's Hospital in Jackson and was a practicing Registered Nurse for more than 30 years with the State of Mississippi Public Health Department.
Memorial services will be privately held in New Albany at a later date. Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home of Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. D. H. Tyer; nieces Kay Hartung and Ann Waddey of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Ruth Griffith and Debbie Andrews of Amory; and nephews David Tyer of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Bill McAllister of Amory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Trinity Hospice.