Dorothy Ann Shields
Died: Sunday, August 25, 2002
Services for Ms. Dorothy Ann Shields, 40, of Tunica were held on at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2002, at Greater New St. Paul Church, with burial in Shady Grove Memorial Garden in Tunica. Reverend Ben Pratt officiated at the services.
Ms. Shields, a former employee of Sam's Town Casino, died August 25. She was born February 24, 1962 in Tibbs, MS, and educated in Tunica County schools. She was a member of Scott Chapel.
Ms. Shields is survived by one son, Brian L. Smith of Walls, MS; her grandparents, Dorothy A. Williams and Johnny Thomas of Crenshaw, MS; her stepfather Louis H. Johnson of Crenshaw; six brothers, Louis E. Smith, Eugene Johnson, Curtis Johnson, and Cedrick Johnson, all of Crenshaw, Terence Johnson of Sledge, MS, and Thomas D. Williams, Jr., of Clinton, Iowa; and nine sisters, Debra Lee of Long Beach, CA, Sandra Smith and Mary Johnson, both of Rocksford, Illinois, Ella J.Johnson of Jacksonville, FL, Olga Williams and Annette Garrett of Clinton, Iowa, Donna Smith of Atlanta, GA, and Beverly and Calertia Williams of Tibbs, MS.
She was preceded in death by two children, Lakeshia Rena Smith and Eddie Danyall Smith.
Died: Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Services for L.B. Williams, 70, of Dundee, MS, were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2002, at Bethlehem MB Church in Lula, MS, with burial in McNeal Cemetery in Crenshaw, MS.
Mr. Williams, a farmer, died August 7 in Chicago, Illinois.
He is survived by four daughters, Gloria Rucker and Jewell Porter, both of Memphis, TN, and Willa Turner and Michelle Smith, both of Dundee; eleven sons, Tommy Williams, L.B. Williams, Lonnie Williams, Larry Williams, James Williams, Tracy Williams, Lee Andrew Williams, and Tyrone Williams, all of Chicago, and Jessie James Williams, Reginald Williams, and Rodrick Williams, all of Dundee; five sisters, Edith McClauria and Lovie C. McClain, both of Chicago, and Bobbie J. Hale, Bobbie A.Williams, and Christine Harrell, all of Crenshaw; two brothers, Terry Williams of Tibbs, MS, and Jerry Williams of Memphis; 34 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Annie M. Williams.
Leontine 'Leone' Petersons
Died: Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Graveside services for Ms. Leontine "Leone" Petersons, 99, of Tunica will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at Oakwood Cemetery in Tunica, with Rev. Harrison Johns of Harrisburg, AR and Rev. Danny Smith of Tunica officiating.
Ms. Petersons, the longtime companion for the late Virginia Newsom, died July 31 at Tunica Convalescent Center. She came to America from Latvia after World War II and became a naturalized citizen.
Ms. Petersons is survived by her sister-in-law Lidija Ciesnikes of Neenah, Wisconsin and mourned by her many friends in Tunica.
Honorary pallbearers are John Dulaney, Marvin Earnheart, Jack Wilkes, William Dulaney, Bill Earnheart, and Curley Matthews.
Richard Lovell McKinlay
Died: Monday, July 22, 2002
Graveside services for Richard Lovell McKinlay, 86, of Brownsville, TN, formerly of Port Chester, NY, were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2002, at Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown in Memphis, TN.
Mr. McKinlay, a retired vice president of the Bank of New York, died July 15 at Crestview Healthcare Center in Brownsville. He was a World War II Army veteran, an Episcopalian, and a board member of Elizabeth Arden, Reid & Prince of Worcester, MA, and Barbizon Corp of New York. He was a former member of the American Yacht Club, Brooklawn Country Club in Bridgeport, CN, and Apawamis Country Club in Rye, NY.
He is survived by his wife Ann Hungerford McKinlay.
The fanily requests that memorials be made to Christ Episcopal Church.
Mrs. Myrtle Donnelly Peng Alderson
Died: Saturday, July 13, 2002
Services for Mrs. Myrtle Donnelly Peng Alderson, 83, of Tunica were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here. Father Dermot Twomey officiated at the services.
Mrs. Alderson, retired after 25 years from Checks Inc of Memphis, died July 13 at Tunica Convalescent Center. She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Walters of Hernando, MS, and Cherly Collins of Concord, CA; a granddaughter, Amy Hibbler of Slidell, LA; two grandsons, Jerry Walters of Coldwater, MS, and Daniel Collins of Concord, CA; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Daniel Collins, Richard Collins, Edward Hibbler, Trey Hibbler, Jerry Walters, and Jeff Wheeler.
Mrs. Kathleen Carver Wynne
Died: Saturday, July 06, 2002
Kathleen Carver Wynne, originally of Tunica, died on July 11, 2002 in Sun City Center, Florida.
She was born Nina Kathleen Jaquess on July 6, 1920, the daughter of the late Cranmer Augustus and Lelabelle Jaquess. She graduated from Tunica High School and attended Mississippi State College for Women.
She was married to the late John M. Carver and was the mother of Mary, Grace, and John M. Carver, Jr. The Carver family lived in South America for 18 years prior to Mr. Carver's return to the headquarters of John Deere International in Moline, Illinois, where he was a senior executive. John Carver, Sr. died in 1968 following a lengthy illness. Kathleen later married George William Wynne of Gallatin, TN. Mr. Wynne died in 1988.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be sent to the Sun City Center Hospice, 1647 Sun City Center, Suite 104, Sun City Center, FL 33573.
Walter Freeman Gray
Died: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Services for Walter Freeman Gray, Sr., 71, of Tunica were held on Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Tunica United Methodist Church, with burial in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale, MS. Rev. Doug Hardin officiated at the services.
Mr. Gray, a salesman for Parker Tractor in Tunica, died June 9 at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, MS. He was born in Panola County on January 2, 1931 and had served in the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Gray is survived by his wife Ann Carpenter Gray of Tunica; a daughter, Vickie Gray Kimzey of Horn Lake, MS; three sons, David Wayne Gray of Louisville, KY, Dennis Dewayne Gray of Memphis, TN, and Walter Gray, Jr. of Tunica; one sister, Irene Fowler of Memphis, TN; one brother, Jessie Lee Gray of Batesville, MS; and eleven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jim Pegram, Joseph Kimzey, Bradley Gray, Joe Kimzey, Abbott Myers, and Michael Gray.
The family requests that any memorials be made to Tunica United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Mary Alice Timms Williams
Died: Wednesday, June 05, 2002
Former Tunican Mrs. Mary Alice Timms Williams, 65, died June 5 at Methodist Health Care Hospital in Germantown, TN.
Mrs. Williams was born in Tunica on October 13, 1936, to the late Mary and Edwin Bryan Timms of Tunica. She was a 1954 graduate of Tunica County High School, attended Mississippi State College for Women, and received an accounting degree from Memphis State University. She was an avid gardener and world traveler. One of her many interests was a love of fine art.
Mrs. Williams is surived by her husband Troy Williams; three daughters, Mary Evelyn Rea of Memphis, TN, Carol Ann Devereaux of Dallas, TX, and Alice Ruth Stipe of Blaine, TN; two sisters, Dorothy Ann Vargas of San Antonio, TX, and Carolyn Hicks of Wilmington, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Memorials may be sent to Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117.
Died: Thursday, October 25, 2001
Services for Willie "Bossman" Hunley, 79, of Tunica were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at the Rosa Fort High School gymnasium, Bro. Sylvester Thomas, Jr. officiating.
Mr. Hunley died October 25. He was retired from the Tunica County school system, where he served 40 years as a custodian and 19 years as a crossing guard.
Born August 22, 1922 to Leona and Elijah Hunley, Mr. Hunley served in the U.S. Army and had worked as a truck driver. He was an avid fan of Rosa Fort High School athletics.
He is survived by his wife Loretta Hunley of Tunica; twenty children, Thomas Hunley of Rolling Fork, MS, Mamie Lois Hunley of Jackson, MS, Doris G. Hill of Green ville, MS, Olivia Nunn of Maywood, IL, Robert Hunley of Boling Brook, IL, Willie Earl Hunley, Glenn Hunley, Denise Hunley, Annette Hunley, Larry Hunley, Delois Hunley, and Benita Hunley, all of Chicago, IL, Lisa Douglas, Lora Reed, Idell McNeal, Christopher Thomas, Keon Thomas, Stephen Hunley, Cassandra Hunley, and Katrina Hunley, all of Tunica; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Lady Gill Corban
Died: Saturday, October 13, 2001
Services for Lady Gill Corban, 66, of Rolling Fork, MS, were held Monday, October 15, 2001 at the Rolling Fork United Methodist Church, with burial in Mound Cemetery. The Rev. Mike Labasso officiated at the services.
Mrs. Corban, a retired teacher, died October 13 at Baptist Hospital of complications of ALS. Born in Delta City, MS to the late Gladys and Nelson Gill of Tunica, she was raised in Tunica and was a graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Jr. College and Millsaps College. Mrs. Corban retired from teaching after a 27-year career. She was an active member of the Rolling Fork United Methodist Church and many community activities.
She is survived by her husband Frank Corban; three sons, Gill Corban of Green ville, MS, Kevin Corban of Rolling Fork, and John Corban of Starkville; two sisters, Mable Workman of Sledge, MS and Ella Buckley of Corinth, TX; and four grandchildren, Ali and Beth Corban of Rolling Fork and Mary Katherine and Nelson Corban of Green ville.
Pallbearers were Joe Buckley, Dennis Buckley, Bob Workman, Keith Smith, Baskin Perry, Ryan Grayson, Clark Carter, and James Geoghegan.
Memorials may be made to the Rolling Fork United Methodist Church of the Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital.
William Hugh Swindoll
Died: Saturday, September 29, 2001
Services for William Hugh Swindoll, 64, of Tunica were held on at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2001, at Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora, MS, with burial in Goodrum Cemetery there. Rev. Jim Brantley, Rev. Steve Albonetti, and Rev. James Spencer officiated at the services.
Mr. Swindoll, a farmer, died Sept. 29 at Tunica Convalescent Center. He had served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Swindoll is surived two daughters, Tina Cooper of Phoenix , ArZ and Kathy Stewart of Coldwater, MS; one son, William Hugh Swindoll of Hernando, MS; two sisters, Violet Fields of Starkville, MS and Carrie Williams of Arlington, TX; five brothers, James Swindoll, Tom Swindoll, Lloyd Swindoll, and Gerald Swindoll, all of Hernando, and Floyd Swindoll of Tutwiler, MS; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Thomas Wayne Swindoll, Sr., Thomas Wayne Swindoll, Jr., Thomas Earl Swindoll, Jr., William Swindoll, Buddy Swindoll, and Mike Swindoll.
The family requests that any memorials be made to Eudora Baptsit Church.
Mrs. Edna Harris Bagley
Died: Saturday, September 15, 2001
Services for Mrs. Edna Harris Bagley, 73, of Tunica were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Walls, MS, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here. Father Dermot Twomey officiated at the services.
Mrs. Bagley, a homemaker, died at home on Sept. 15. She was born Sept. 14, 1928 in Memphis, TN, but was a lifelong Tunican and a graduate of local schools. She was an avid Ole Miss fan.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-three years, William "Bill" Bagley of Tunica; four daughters, Bonnie Bagley of Atlanta, GA, and Becky Bagley, Beverly Bagley and Beth Bagley, all of Memphis, TN; two nieces, Cathy Koonce and Shawn Graves, both of Tunica; four nephews, John Lake and Earl Lake, both of Tunica, Jack Seawright of Little Rock, AR, and Bill Seawright of Pontotoc, MS.
Pallbearers were John Lake, Earl Lake, Ellis Koonce III, Bob Graves, Hugh Hawkins, and Will Seawright. Honorary pallbearers were Jack Day Perry, Sr., Ellic S. Perry, Jr., Billy Spencer and James Whitehead.
The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
James Thomas Yarbrough
Died: Thursday, September 13, 2001
Funeral services for James Thomas "Jimmy" Yarbrough, 70, of Atlanta, GA, were held Wed., Sept. 19 at Tunica United Methodist Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here. Rev. Doug Hardin officiated at the local services. A memorial service for Mr. Yarbrough was held in the Atlanta area on Monday, Sept. 17.
Mr. Yarbrough, a former Tunica, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001. He was born Sept. 18, 1930 to the late Henry and Doris Yarbrough of Tunica. He graduated from Tunica High School in 1948 and went on to the University of Mississippi, where he completed a pharmacy degree. Shortly after, he served in the U.S. Army in Korea and then began a long career in sales for Gorham Silver and Reed and Barton throughout the Southeast. He was a past officer in the 24K Club and the Southern Jewelers Trade Association.
Mr. Yarbrough is survived by his wife Sally Yarbrough of Atlanta; two daughters, Dabney Yarbrough Kentner and Margaret Yarbrough Friedman, both of Atlanta; one son, Walker Yarbrough, also of Atlanta; a brother, Henry Yarbrough of Shreveport, LA; and two grandchildren.