Marvell, Ark. - Services for Larry Pulliam, 48, who died July 15, 2004, were held July 24, 2004, at Oak Grove in Derma with Rev. W. M. Jones officiating. Interment was in Memory Gardens in Calhoun City. Eddie Robinson and Sons Funeral Directors of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Pulliam was born July 3, 1956, in Calhoun City to Jessie and Essie Pulliam. He was a graduate of Calhoun City High School and lived most of his life in this city.
Survivors include two sisters, Juliet Pulliam Burnette of Marvell, Ark. and Denise Russell of Little Rock, Ark.; two bothers, Jessie Pulliam of Calhoun City and Edward Russell of Marvell, Ark.; three uncles, Johnny Pulliam of Calhoun City, Charles Pulliam and Leroy Denton, both of Lynn; two aunts, Vertie Mae Pratt of Calhoun City and Myrtle Denton Wilborn of Marvell, Ark.; a special friend, Ms. Stacky of Derma; sister-in-law, Jackie of Grenada; four nieces; three nephews; cousin Lee Pratt of Forest City, Ark.; cousins, friends and classmates.
Calhoun City - Services for William Thomas "Tom" Goodson, 73, who died Monday, July 26, 2004, were held Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at 1 p.m. at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Rogers officiating. Interment was in New Gauley Cemetery in Calhoun City.
Mr. Goodson was born November 24, 1930, in Calhoun City to the late John L. and Maude Spencer Goodson. He was a logger employed by G.T. Goodson Logging. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church since 1948, but attended New Gauley Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Lee Ferguson and husband, Tom, of Vardaman, Frances Snyder of Bruce and Maudie Childs and husband, Tully, of Big Creek; four sons, Earnest Goodson and wife, Annette, Thomas Earl Goodson and wife, Cindy, John Goodson and wife, Tracy and David Goodson, all of Calhoun City; two sisters, Ruby Ward of Laurel and Earline Stone of Bruce; two brothers, Billy Goodson of Calhoun City and J.W. Goodson of Bruce; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by is parents and his wife of 50 years, Francis Lorine Goodson.
Pallbearers were Dallas Goodson, Jonathan Payne, Dusty Goodson, Keith Stewart, Andy Fortner, Johnathan Goodson and Leslie Goodson.
Memorials may be made to the Jaylan Lucius Medical Fund, c/o Bancorp South, P.O. Box 92, Vardaman, MS 38878.
Joe William Blaylock
HOUSTON - Services for Joe William "Big Red" Blaylock, 65, who died July 19, 2004, were held 2 p.m. July 21, 2004, at Arbor Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Childress officiating.
Interment was held in Macedonia Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Blaylock was the owner/operator of Houston Truck Center, Inc. He was a member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Clarice O'Barr Blaylock of Houston; three daughters, Linda Young and her husband, Johnny, Donna Golden, Nancy Utz and her husband, Jamie, all of Houston; two sons, Jimmy Bray and his wife, Sandra, and Bobby Bray all of Houston; one brother, Kent Blaylock and his wife, Carolyn, both of Grand Bay, Ala.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Hallmark and her husband, Dewayne, Jake Young and his wife, Ginger, Amanda Bray, Tara Boggs, Jessica Golden all of Houston; and four great-grandchildren, Kaleigh Young, Ronnie Young, J.D. Hallmark, Devin Boggs all of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer William and Flora Green Blaylock.
Pallbearers were Larry Bailey, Dwight Fleming, Wilson Kirby, David Kirby, Benny Baker, Jerry Weaver, Jake Young and Dewayne Hallmark.
Memorials may be made to Arbor Grove Baptist Church, 883 CR 93, Houston, MS 38851.
Naomi Spratlin Gilder
VARDAMAN - Services for Naomi Spratlin Gilder, 82, who died July 21, 2004, were held 11 a.m. July 23, 2004, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Easley officiating.
Interment was held in Midway Cemetery.
Ms. Gilder was retired from Kellwood and was a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Joyce Bradford of Vardaman, Phyllis Poe of Tupelo, June Collins of Calhoun City; one son, Rufus A. Gilder of Southhaven; one sister, Veneal Myrick of Saucier; one brother, Paul Spratlin of Vardaman; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus R. Gilder.
Pallbearers were Keith Bradford, Chris Bradford, Phillip Poe, Ben Collins, Jordon Collins and John Conway.
Memorials can be made to Vardaman First Baptist Church.
OKOLONA - Services for Velma Shields Earnest Whitt, 89, who died July 24, 2004, were held 2 p.m. July 26, 2004, at Okolona Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Lawson officiating.
Interment was held Boone's Chapel Cemetery. Lee Memorial/Okolona Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Whitt was the retired owner/operator of Earnest Country Grocery Store in Okolona. She was a Methodist and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and fishing.
Survivors include her children, J.C. Earnest and his wife, Syble, both of Pontotoc, Flora Hunsucker and her husband, J.D., both of Coldwater, Lucy Cox and her husband, Rayburn, both of Nettleton; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Columbus and Emma Pennington Shields; two husbands, John Earnest and John Whitt; and one son, Tommy Earnest.
Pallbearers were Bob Lyle, Joe Hillenbrand, Randy Earnest, Cliff Earnest, Mike Earnest, Dewayne Mills, Robby Foster, Anthony White, Beau Cox and John Earnest.
Sue McGee Cook
VARDAMAN - Services for Sue McGee Cook, 80, who died July 25, 2004, were held at 3 p.m. July 28, 2004, at Houston Funeral Home with the Revs. Gladwin Carpenter and Bobby Adams officiating.
Interment was held in Elzey Cemetery.
Ms. Cook was a homemaker. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church but attended Reedy's Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Bray and her husband, Jimmy, both of Houston; one son, James Doug Cook of Vardaman; one sister, Christine Bailey of Vardaman; one brother, Charles Lowell McGee of Grenada; and two grandchildren, Darrel Bray and Amanda Bray.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Eugene Cook.
Pallbearers were Bobby Whitt, Jim Blue, Woody McGee, Lynn Casey, Keith McGee and Tim Cook.
Deborah G. Harbin
Grenada - Services for Deborah G. Harbin, 48, who died Mon., Nov. 29, 2004 at her home in Grenada were held Wed., Dec. 1, 2004 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada with Dr. Clarence Cooper officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Harbin was born Oct. 3, 1956 to Raif T. and Carlene Goodson. She received a master of Education degree from the University of Mississippi and was an educator in the Mississippi Public School Systems for 27 years. She taught fifth grade English at Grenada Upper Elementary School. She was a member of Emmanual Baptist Church in Grenada.
Survivors include her husband, Randy Harbin of Grenada; her mother, Carlene Goodson of Calhoun City; two sisters, Beverly Ortego of Lake Charles, La., and Christi Hathorne of Coffeeville; two nieces, Kathryn and Elizabeth Hathorne of Coffeeville.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pascal Goodson and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Oliver; her father, Raif T. Goodson; one son, Tyler C. Jones.
Rebecca Ward Arrington
Houston - Services for Mrs. Rebecca Ward Arrington, 64, who died Mon., Nov. 29, 2004 were held Wed., Dec. 1, 2004 at First Baptist Church in Houston with Bro. Dan Robertson officiating. Interment was in Houston Cemetery. Houston Memorial Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Arrington was born April 15, 1940 in Cleveland to the late R. T. and Pattye Curry Ward. She was a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Houston and a member of Houston First Baptist Church. She was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club of Houston.
Survivors include her husband, Larry D. Arrington of Houston; four daughters, Deanna A. Uhiren and husband, Tony, of Houston, Dawn A. Pumphrey and husband, Jack, of Canton, Ga., Jill A. Skelton and husband, Curt, of Louisville, and Leigh Ann A. Powell and husband, Thomas, of Houston; six grandchildren, Audrey Uhiren, Cameron Pumphrey, Ben Uhiren, Truettt Pumphrey, Garrison Howell and Grayson Skelton.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Davis, Terrell Davis, Justin Teasley, Doil Moore, Don Clay and Clyde Dyson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Whitt, Robert Davis, Hal Reese, Blue Logan and the State Farm family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Houston First Baptist Church or the New Century Club Breast Cancer Fund, c/o Bancorpsouth Bank in Houston.
Beatrice Nichols Easely
Houston - Services for Mrs. Beatrice Nichols Easley, 88, who died Wed., Nov. 24, 2004 at Shearer Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona, were held Sun., Nov. 28, 2004 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Chery and Rev. Danny Bryant officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Anchor.
Mrs. Easley was a member of Parkway Baptst Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Buford E. Nichols, Sr., and George Ervin Easley.
Survivors include two daughters, Nyra Jean Nichols-Ashley and husband, Ray, of Memphis, Tenn., and Patsy Dale Burrage of Memphis, Tenn.; four sons, Conway Nichols and wife, Ann, Kenneth Nichols and wife, Rose, Larry Nichols and wife, Penney and Buford "Nickey" Nichols, Jr., and wife, Beth, all of Houston.; two sisters, Christine Harmon of Houston and Roumalette Thrasher of Starkville; one brother, Bill McQuary, of Memphis, Tenn.; 31 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ricky Lee "Ricko" Nichols, Johnny Nichols, Kenneth "Clipper" Nichols, Jeff Laughlin, Mike Galloway, Delane Burrage and Nathan Nichols.
A. J. Huffman
Houston - Services for A. J. Huffman, 71, who died Sat., Nov. 27, 2004 at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston were held Mon., Nov. 24, 2004 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston with Bro. Mike Mathena and Bro. Jonathan Childress officiating. Interment was in Arbor Grove Baptist Cemetery.
Mr. Huffman was born Sept. 14, 1933 in Chickasaw County to the late A.F. "Buck" and Vida O'Barr Huffman. He was a veteran of the Korean war and a member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church. He was disabled.
Survivors include hs wife, Evelyn Tackett Huffman of Houston; two daughters, Vickie Barnett and husband, Andy, of Hosuton and Linda Seymore and husband, Bobby, of Shannon; one son, Steve Huffman of Pontotoc; one brother, Bro. Robert Hufman of Hamilton, Ala.11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; one special cousin, Frances Pumphrey of Houston.
Pallbearers were Tim Holcomb, Toby Reynolds, Billy Tackett, Eddie Huffman, Sonny Scott and Jimmy Simmons.
Ella Mae Goode
Woodland - Services for Mrs. Ella Mae Goode, 86, who died Wed. Nov. 24, 2004 at Cedar Health Center in Tupelo were held Fri., Nov. 26, 2004 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eddie Wren officiating. Interment was in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston.
Mrs. Goode was born May 4, 1918 in Woodland to the ate Ollie Bennett and Susie Hatchett Terry. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She attended Bissell Baptist Church in Tupelo. She was the widow of Harry McFadden Goode who passed away in 1973.
Survivors include three daughters, Edna Sue Stafford and husband, J.D. of Kernersville, N.C., Mary Lee Mauey of Douglasville, Ga., and Bonnie Katherine Reeves and husband, Homer of Tupelo; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry McFadden Goode; one infant daughter, Harriet Maxine Goode; one son-in-law, Tom Mauney.
James A. McKinney
NEW HAVEN - Services for James A. McKinney, 57, who died Oct. 11, 2003, were held 11 a.m. Oct. 15, 2003, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home in New Haven.
Bobby W. Lowrey
HOUSTON - Services for Bobby W. Lowrey, 68, who died Oct. 29, 2003, were held 1 p.m. Oct. 31, 2003, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Tommy Earp and Otis Mooneyham officiating.
Georgia Dobbs Kyle
VARDAMAN - Services for Georgia Dobbs Kyle, 82, who died Nov. 1, 2003, will be held 1 p.m. Nov. 6, 2003, at Kyle Chapel Baptist Chruch with the Rev. John L. Bowen officiating.
Mary Jean Gaston Wofford
DERMA - Services for Mary Jean Gaston Wofford, 74, who died Oct. 26, 2003, were held 11 a.m. Nov. 2, 2003, at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Austin officiating.
Ruby Corrine Gordon
BRUCE - Services for Ruby Corrine Gordon, 85, who died Nov. 3, 2003, were held 2:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2003, at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Spratlin officiating.
Velma Woodard Stovall
SLATE SPRING - Services for Velma Woodard Stovall, 84, who died Oct. 26, 2003, were held 1 p.m. Nov. 1, 2003, at Trinity Outreach Church of God in Christ with Glenn Huggins officiating.
Berkett Linwood Eaton
Houston - Services for Berkett Linwood Eaton, 84, who died Jan. 5, 2004 at his home in Woodland, will be held Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Butler and Rev. James Richardson officiating. Interment will be held in Amity Cemetery in Woodland.