Celebrity Obituaries

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Mary F. Smith

December 24, 1926 - January 28, 2018

Mary Frances Smith, 91, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Chriswood Assisted Living in Booneville. Born in Dumas, she was the daughter of R.H. "Judge" and Jennie Fay Kelly. One of 12 children, she was a 1946 graduate of Wheeler High School where she was class valedictorian. She attended East Mississippi Junior College in Scooba studying business. She has been a member of Thrasher Baptist...
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James Harold Hall

January 23, 1940 - January 20, 2018

James Harold Hall, 77, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born January 23, 1940, to Clyde and Thelma Wingo Hall. He was a member of Danville Baptist Church. He retired from ACCO Brands after 20+years of service. He enjoyed working on lawn mowers and engines under his shade tree, and he loved cars. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M....
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Tony Lowrey

July 7, 1948 - January 16, 2018

Cloyce Anthony "Tony" Lowrey, 69, was called home by the Lord on January 16, 2018. He graduated from Booneville High School in 1966 and attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College. He joined the Marine Corps in 1967 and was sent to Vietnam in 1968. He received the Naval "V" for his valor and dedication to duty. He completed his stint and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1970.He...
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Ona Mae Smart

April 9, 1918 - January 16, 2018

Ona Mae Scott Smart, 99, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born April 9, 1918, to Abner and Maggie Katherine Jordan Huddleston. She enjoyed crocheting and pine needle basketry. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating....
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Nellie Ruth Christian

July 24, 1930 - January 16, 2018

Nellie Ruth Christian, 87, of Booneville passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her home. She was a member of the Zion Rest Church of Christ and a retired lunchroom worker for the Booneville School District. She loved attending the Tuesday mornings Lady Bible Class, Field of Dreams Daycare, giving out candy to children, but most of all helping people and reading her bible. Funeral services...
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Joyce Barnes Moreland

February 28, 1935 - January 2, 2018

After a sudden illness, Joyce Barnes Moreland passed away, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Lakeview Place in Mantachie, Mississippi. She was born February 28, 1935 with her twin sister, Joy, to Delmus and Flaura Mae Barnes. She graduated in 1954 from Marietta High School and married Ecward Moreland on April 10, 1954. While Ecward was stationed in San Diego, she joined him until he was discharged...
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Bobbie Corbin

February 26, 1934 - December 29, 2017

Bobbie Lou Corbin, 83, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born February 26, 1934, to Frank and Lucy Denson Johnson. She was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. She retired from Prentiss Manufacturing after 30+years of service. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, canning and cooking. A celebration of life...
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John Arlon Cooksey

November 4, 1940 - December 25, 2017

John Arlon Cooksey, 77 of Booneville passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was a member of the Hilltop Church of God, retired from Quartet Manufacturing after 31 years of service. He loved gardening and playing with his dog Ralph.Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 30, 2017 at Fairview Church of God with Bro. Jesse Hisaw, Sister Mable Cooper, Bro....
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Janice Wilson

July 16, 1950 - December 24, 2017

Janice Marie Wilson, 67, passed away Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Rest Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center in Ripley. She was born July 16, 1950, to Leland and Gloria Denson Wigginton. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting.A celebration of life service will be 12:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Site Cemetery.She is survived by one son, Mark...
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Wendell Marcus Yates

February 4, 1962 - December 22, 2017

Wendell Marcus Yates, 55, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born February 4, 1962, to William Andrew and Mary Catherine Jumper Yates. He worked the Booneville Gas and Water Department and Y&R Livestock. He was a member of Pauls Chapel Church. He enjoyed raising chickens and goats. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday,...
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Sandra Nell Estell

December 4, 1945 - December 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.
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Mary Elizabeth Gray

August 2, 1944 - December 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.
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Wyna Eloise Beard

April 20, 1923 - December 17, 2017

Eloise Beard, 94, entered into eternal peace on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Chriswood Assisted Living in Booneville. She was born on April 20, 1923, in Prentiss County in the Marietta community to Zeb Thomas Fortner Sr. and Ollie Barnes Fortner. She married Leonard Beard who preceded her in death on June 22, 2005, after 60 years of marriage. She was a loving mother to her son and a typical...
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William T. Long

August 28, 1928 - December 15, 2017

William T. Long, 89, passed away, Friday, December 15, 2017, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born in Tishomingo County on August 28, 1928, to Harvey and Hester Gray Long. He served in the U.S. Air Force. After his military service, he moved to Racine, Wisconsin where he was a welder for Massey-Harris. On March 11, 1953, he married Helen Goodwin. They later moved back to...
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Sara B. Pounds

November 1, 1920 - December 13, 2017

Sara Bonds Pounds, 97, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017,at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Booneville. Born November 1, 1920 to Nellie SmithBonds and Roy F. Bonds, she Booneville-Sara Bonds Pounds, 97, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- Booneville. Born November 1, 1920 to Nellie Smith Bonds and Roy F. Bonds, she was a lifelong resident of Booneville. She...
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Jo Ann Richardson

May 16, 1940 - December 12, 2017

Jo Ann Richardson, 77, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at her home. She was born May 16, 1940, to Edwin and Ruth Brinkley Richardson. She enjoyed reading, working puzzles, bike riding, and going out to eat. A celebration of life service will be 12:00 P.M. Thursday, December 14, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. John Cagle officiating, with a tribute delivered by George Houston....
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Bobbie Nell Jennings

February 25, 1930 - December 9, 2017

Bobbie Nell Carter Jennings entered her heavenly home on December 9, 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother, "Mamaw" and great-grandmother. Her warm smile, friendly personality and gift of encouragement will be greatly missed by all who knew her. "Bobbie Nell," as she was affectionately known, was born in Wheeler, MS, on February 25, 1930. She was a graduate of Wheeler High School and Blue...
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Robert Caveness

January 23, 1935 - December 9, 2017

After a brief illness, William Robert Caveness Sr. passed away Saturday in Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The youngest of five children, he was born on January 23, 1935, to Eddie Walker Caveness Sr. and Ruby Lee Womack. A 1952 graduate of Marietta High School, Robert attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College where he played basketball for 1 year. He then transferred to...
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Mae Mae Jones

June 7, 1921 - December 8, 2017

Lillie Mae Jones, 96, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017, at her home in Booneville. She was born June 7, 1921, to John Clifton and Nora Bell Nichols Cain. She was a member of Biggersville Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, yardwork, fishing and especially camping. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 11, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. David...
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Lil Smith

February 14, 1925 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.
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A.J. Horton

April 29, 1926 - November 25, 2017

A.J. Horton, 91, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. He was born April 29, 1926, to Wesley and Ella Wilemon Horton. He was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Korean War as a Senior Aircraft Mechanic. He married Juanita Fitzsimmons in 1949. A celebration of life service will be...
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Lynn Pannell

June 12, 1954 - November 24, 2017

Bobby Lynn Pannell, 63, passed away suddenly Friday, November 24, 2017. He was the oldest of four children born to Marion Lovert and Mary Louise Estes Pannell. He could design, build and fix almost anything, loved hunting and fishing, and was a big Earnhardt fan. He was devoted to his family, available when needed, even during his illness. He was a member of Jumpertown Church of Christ, doing...
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Colleen Baggett

June 26, 1933 - November 23, 2017

Colleen Cooper Baggett, 84, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born June 26, 1933, to Elmer and Ruby Smith Cooper. She was a lifelong member of Rienzi Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 50+ years. Before retiring, she worked for Magnolia Regional Health Center for 22 years. She enjoyed visiting with her family and friends,...
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Joe Vernon Johnson

September 7, 1944 - November 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017, Joseph Vernon Johnson born September 7, 1944 to the late William Joseph Johnson and Frances Hill Johnson; went to that great reunion.He was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church since 1954. During his life he served on the church board of Trustees, as president of the cemetery committee, as Historian and as Lay Leader.In 1971, he began his gospel ministry through...
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Edith C. Lott

February 6, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Edith C. Lott, age 82, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Jackson, TN. She was born February 6, 1935 in Booneville, MS to the late Olan and Fannie Mae Champion. Surviving relatives include her husband, Ed Lott; son, Steven Holly and his wife Leigh; daughter, Susan Holly; sisters, Opel Martin, Jerri Huddleston and her husband Bill; and five grandchildren.She was also preceded in death...
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Nancy Carolyn Spain

January 17, 1939 - November 14, 2017

Nancy Carolyn Spain, 78, of Booneville, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at her home. She born on January 17, 1939 to Thomas and Leola Garner. She was a member of the Wheeler Baptist Church, a graduate of Wheeler High School class of 1956, a retired circulations manager for Tomball Sun Newspaper and the mobile home park BRAMP. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved cooking and...
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Nancy Bell Wigginton

November 30, 1923 - November 14, 2017

Nancy Bell Wigginton, 93, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Courtyard Nursing Home and Rehab in Fulton, MS. She was a member of the Martin Hill Freewill Baptist Church, she was a retired machine operator for Good Year Tire and Rubber Company. She loved fishing and working in her garden and flowers.Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM at McMillan...
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Lee Faye Barron

April 21, 1925 - November 12, 2017

Lelia Faye "Lee" Barron, 92, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Landmark Nursing and Rehab Center in Booneville, MS. She was born in Prentiss County on April 21, 1925, the daughter of Lunsford and Minnie Houston. Lee graduated from Wheeler High School as Salutatorian in 1943. She later completed a two-year program at Draughon's Business College in Memphis, TN.Lee was Booneville...
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Montez Wanda Bryan

December 23, 1916 - October 28, 2017

Montez Wanda Bryan, 100, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. She was born December 23, 1916, to Kellis and Inie Waddle Wright.A celebration of life service will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Durham officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.She is survived by four...
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Ruby Lee Aldridge

November 29, 1921 - October 28, 2017

Ruby Lee Aldridge, 95, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born November 29, 1921, to Levi and Kylie White Moreland. She was a member of Little Brown Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed watching squirrels, birds and cats.A celebration of life service will be 3:00 P.M. Monday, October 30, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Glenn Jones...
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Joe Wayne Garner

March 10, 1936 - October 23, 2017

Joe Wayne Garner, 81, passed away Monday, October 23, 2017, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville. He was born March 10, 1936, to Vance and Ernestine Garner. He was a graduate of Wheeler High School, and attended Northeast Community College for two years. He married Jane Carol Maxwell Garner on June 7, 1957. He was a farmer, served as a Prentiss County 3rd District...
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Retha Louise Carpenter

April 17, 1937 - October 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.
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Edith Marie Arnold

April 11, 1935 - October 14, 2017

Edith Marie Arnold, 82, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at home. She was born April 11, 1935, to Lee and Carrie Tucker. She worked for Brown Shoe Company and Parker-Hannifin before retiring. She enjoyed gardening and yard work.A celebration of life service will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Parman officiating. Burial will be in Gaston...
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Billie Loveless

April 22, 1938 - October 13, 2017

Billie T. Loveless, 79, passed away Friday, October 13, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born April 22, 1938, to Talmer and Rue Robinson. She worked for Bancorpsouth for over 30 years. She was a member of the Booneville Homemakers Club, Cratfy Ladies Sewing Circle, and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed arts and crafts, painting and sewing.A celebration of life service will...
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James Hugh Rorie

December 19, 1935 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.
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Harold Jones

February 2, 1940 - October 7, 2017

Harold R.C. Jones, 77, passed away October 7, 2017 of congestive heart failure at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville, MS. He was born on February 2, 1940 to Bruce R.C. Jones and Emila Fugitt Jones. He was married to Alma Worthington Jones for twenty-nine years. Prior to retirement, he was employed by American Shoe Machinery Company of Boston, MA where he traveled for over thirty years. ...
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Dorothy Frances Robinson

January 12, 1934 - October 5, 2017

Dorothy Frances Robinson, 83, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth. She was born January 12, 1934, to John Robert and Hazel Ware Bolt. She worked for Blue Bell Manufacturing and Prentiss Manufacturing. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed yard sales, collecting what nots, sewing and knitting.A celebration of life service will be 4...
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Brenda Moore Franks

May 12, 1941 - September 23, 2017

Brenda Moore Franks, 76, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Diversicare in Tupelo. She was born May 12, 1941. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.A celebration of life service will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Hatfield and Bro. Nicholes Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.She is survived by...
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Shirley Christine McCoy

December 20, 1935 - September 23, 2017

Shirley Christine McCoy, 81, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital -East in Memphis. She was born December 20, 1935, to Hubert and Velma Wardlow Fleming. She worked for Prentiss Manufacturing. She enjoyed reading, sewing, working word search puzzles and spending time with her family.A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at...
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Sherry Lane Vernon

May 20, 1959 - September 13, 2017

Sherry Horn Vernon, 58, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at her father's home. She was born May 20, 1959, to James and Margarette Yearber Horn. She was a nurse for over 20 years. She enjoyed traveling, mission trips and caring for others.A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Siloam United Methodist Church with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating....
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Faye Eldridge

October 23, 1920 - September 7, 2017

Faye Eldridge passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her residence after a brief illness. Services will be Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM at McMillan Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5-7 PM at McMillan Funeral Home. Bro. Titus Tyer will officiate the service. She was an active member of...
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Lylia Bell Prentiss

February 23, 1938 - September 5, 2017

Lylia Bell Prentiss, 79, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born February 23, 1938, to Louis and Autie Ward Henry. She enjoyed gardening. A celebration of Life will be Friday at 2:00 P.M. at McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. Matt Brown and Bro. Haskell Sparks officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter,...
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Eloise G. Chisholm

January 6, 1926 - September 4, 2017

Eloise Virginia Chisholm, 91, passed away Monday September 4, 2017 at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. She was born January 6, 1926 in Prentiss County to the late Thomas Newton George and Helen Stokes George. She married William C. Chisholm February 9, 1946 in Booneville, MS. They moved to Houston, MS where Bill worked with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service until 1963, then to Aberdeen...
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Allen Eugene Watson

January 3, 1966 - September 3, 2017

Allen Eugene Watson, 51, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born January 3, 1966, to Bonnie and Zadie Holloway Watson. He was a truck driver for Brown's Trucking. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, September 7, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Ethridge and Bro....
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Leo Cissiom

August 16, 1932 - September 3, 2017

Leo Franklin Cissiom, 85, passed away Sunday September 3, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born August 16, 1932, to Charles Franklin and Dovie Jane Richardson Cissiom. Before his retirement, he worked for MDOT, was a farmer, painter and carpenter. He enjoyed gardening and talking with his friends.A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M Wednesday, September 6,...
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Jack Dempsey Hughes

April 13, 1925 - August 29, 2017

Jack Dempsey Hughes, 92, of Marietta passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at his home. He was a member of the Marietta Church of Christ, the Marietta Lions Club, a farmer and retired maintenance worker for the Town of Marietta. Jack was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a Gunners Mate on a Destroyer in the South Pacific. He took part in the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943 and the Battle of...
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Hardy Eunice Dickerson

February 10, 1923 - August 27, 2017

Eunice Carter Dickerson, age 94, of Booneville, MS went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 27, at Landmark Assisted Living where she had lived for over 12 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Dickerson; her parents, Ike and Winnie Carter of Ripley, MS; her brothers, Leland Carter and Euclid Carter; and her sisters, Mary Barber, Sara Dee Poythress, Pauline Richie, and Louise...
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Betty Sue McKinney

February 23, 1940 - August 27, 2017

Betty Sue McKinney, 77, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member of the Martin Hill Baptist Church and retired factory worker. She loved growing flowers, gardening, taking photos, cooking and spending time with her grandson who was her pride and joy. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at McMillan Funeral...
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Lyle Bullock

July 11, 1955 - August 27, 2017

Charles Lyle Bullock, 62, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017, at his home. He was born July 11, 1955, to Dewain and Louise Bullock. He was a lifelong resident of the Dry Creek Community. He was a 1973 graduate of Pine Grove High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Mississippi National Guard. He was part of Company B1 of the 198th. He was part of the crew that cleared the right of way for...
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William Mike Green

November 15, 1934 - August 26, 2017

William Mike Green passed away August 26, 2017 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis TN, due to complications of a stroke. He was born November 15, 1934 to Joseph Walker Green and Mary Etta Michael Green. He was a dedicated worker, of which, many of his years he was employed at the local Brown Shoe Company in Booneville MS, before moving on to working with the Tenn- Tom Waterway during...
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Kenneth Ray Searcy

December 18, 1942 - August 26, 2017

Kenneth Ray Searcy, 74, of Saltillo passed away on Saturday, August, 26, 2017 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. He was a Baptist, a carpenter, and he loved southern gospel music and spending time with his grandchildren.Funeral services will be 4:00 PM on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Burcham officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch #2...
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Mary Margaret Green

November 4, 1943 - August 24, 2017

Mary Margaret Green, 73, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, to be with her Lord. She was born November 4, 1943, to James and Velma Hare Hester. She was a graduate of Booneville High School class of 1961. She was married to Jimmy Green for 50 years. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Tupelo. She enjoyed scrapbooking, arts and crafts, church and taking care of others.A celebration...
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Jewell Mae Taylor

September 15, 1923 - August 24, 2017

Jewel Mae Taylor, 93, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the MS Care Center in Corinth, MS. She was born on September 15, 1923 to Ples and Nora Smith McCreary. She was a Baptist, a retired factory worker and she loved sewing, quilting, music and working in her flowers.Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Rickey Taylor...
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Nathan Gray

May 5, 1994 - August 24, 2017

Nathan Blayne Gray, 23, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, as the result of an automobile accident. He was born May 5, 1994, to Barry and Sandy Hatfield Gray. He was a CAD Project Designer for VIP Cinema Seating. He enjoyed board games, working on computers and technology.A celebration of life service will be 2:30 P.M. Sunday, August 27, 2017, at East Booneville Baptist Church with Bro. Ray...
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Virgil Wayne Robinson

April 26, 1946 - August 23, 2017

Virgil Wayne Robinson, 71, passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at his home, after a short illness. Virgil was born April 26, 1946, to Roy and Irma Robinson. He served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He taught drafting at the Prentiss County Vo-Tech. Virgil was one of the original charter members and retired after teaching for 35 years. He served for 15 years as president of the Tri...
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Jeffery Lee Floyd

July 3, 1963 - August 20, 2017

Jeffery Lee Floyd, 54, of Marietta passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was a member of the Candler's Chapel Baptist Church, he was employed as a truck driver with McGregor Trucking Company. He was a 1981 New Site High School Graduate, he loved car racing and spending time with his two sons.Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 22,...
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Howard Champion

April 20, 1938 - August 13, 2017

Howard Ray Champion, 79, passed from this life at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS on Sunday, August 13, 2017. He was born April 20, 1938 to the late Alvin and Irene Champion of Marietta, MS. He was a Baptist, was retired from Sheet Metal Fabrication and was a former employee of Hodges Wood Products, Inc. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM at McMillan...
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James Wallace Chase

October 6, 1928 - August 13, 2017

James W. "Dude" Chase, 88, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017, at his home. He was born October 6, 1928, to Thomas and Faye Chase. He was a member of Kemp's Chapel Baptist Church for over 50 years, serving as a deacon, and a Sunday School teacher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He taught at Thrasher High School for 28 years. He was a member of the VFW, member and former Chief of...
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Pauline LAUDERDALE

January 4, 1929 - August 8, 2017

Pauline "Polly" McKinney Lauderdale, 88, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Landmark Nursing Facility. Polly was born January 4, 1929, to Rather L. and Erma McKinney of New Site, Mississippi. In high school Polly was one of the best basketball players in Prentiss County. She was a Lady Royal at New Site High School. On August 7, 1948, she married the love of her life, Robert ...
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Billy Gene Thomas

February 10, 1954 - July 26, 2017

Billy Gene Thomas, 63, of Booneville passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at North MS. Medical Center in Tupelo.He was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, Chief of the Prentiss County Rescue Squad, volunteer fireman, first responder, ham operator with the NEMRA, Memphis weather reporter, Secretary for Prentiss County Fire Association, member and sound coordinator for the...
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Mary Sue Ozbirn

October 21, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Mary Sue Taylor Ozbirn, 84, went to be with the Lord Friday, July. 21, 2017, at Rest Haven Health and Rehabilitation in Ripley Miss. She was born October 21, 1932, to Robert and Mattie Taylor in Boyle Mississippi. She was a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. She was a substitute teacher for the North Tippah School District. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, canning working crossword...
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Martha Jean Stutts

March 3, 1943 - July 14, 2017

Martha Jean Parvin Stutts, 74, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She was born March 3, 1943, to Johnie Clay and Martha Irene Bonds Parvin. She was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ.A private Celebration of Life service will be 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 16, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. Lewis Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Cemetery...
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Johnnie Fleming

November 29, 1942 - July 11, 2017

Johnnie Elizabeth Fleming, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Hospice. She was born November 29, 1942, to Johnny and Alma Williams Cole. She graduated from New Site High School. She worked for Marathon Cheese and Walmart. She enjoyed gardening, working in her flower beds and feeding and watching birds.A celebration of life service will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday,...
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George Pharr

November 3, 1946 - July 5, 2017

George Houston Pharr, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice in Tupelo. He was born November 3, 1946, to William Houston and Estelle Thornton Pharr. He was a retired bridge builder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, searching for arrowheads, metal detecting, riding four wheelers, and the outdoors. A celebration of life service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday,...
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Nolan Denson

December 3, 1935 - July 3, 2017

Albert Nolan Denson, 81, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at his home. He was born December 3, 1935, to Albert Erastus and Annie Lee Bennett Denson. He was a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for several years. He was a retired truck driver for Commercial Carriers where he received an award for 27 years of safe driving. He enjoyed flying, boating camping, riding...
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Alexis Ann Hall

January 5, 2000 - June 30, 2017

Alexis Ann Hall, 17, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born January 5, 2000, to Nickey and Monica Hall. She was a student at Thrasher High School. She worked for Walden's Supermarket, and volunteered at Baldwyn Veterinary Clinic. She enjoyed playing with her dog, Ruby. A celebration of life service will be 3:00 P.M. Sunday, July 2, 2017, at...
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Clayton McKinney

April 8, 1930 - June 27, 2017

Clayton Samuel McKinney, Jr., 87, of Booneville passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Life Care Center in Collegedale, TN. He was a member of the East Booneville Baptist Church, U.S. Army Veteran and worked with Dairymens Milk Company.He is survived by 2 sons, Charles Scott McKinney (Fiance Jill Dunker) of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and Jeffrey Clay McKinney (Missie) of Ringgold, GA; 4...
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Shane Parks

March 1, 1965 - June 24, 2017

Shane Lawayne Parks, 52, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born March 1, 1965, to Carroll W. and Betty Sharp Parks. He was a member of Thrasher Baptist Church. He taught Metal Trades at the Prentiss County Vo-Tech for 20 years before retiring. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and being with friends and family.A celebration of life...
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Mildred Henson

January 17, 1916 - June 24, 2017

Mildred Henson was born in Itawamba County, MS, January 17, 1916. She passed on June 24, 2017 at the age of 101. She lived in Prentiss County all of her adult life. She retired from Brown Shoe Co. in Booneville, MS, in 1976. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, flowers, reading the Bible and spending time with family. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. There will be a private...
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Eula Faye Sparks

July 6, 1930 - June 16, 2017

Eula Faye Sparks, 86, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. She was born July 6, 1930 to Joe and Elcey Barnett McCoy. She was retired from Prentiss County Schools. She married James K. Sparks on April 23, 1949. She was a 45 year member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed growing African Violets, roses and yard flowers. A celebration of life service...
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Joey Kimble Smith

July 6, 1977 - June 13, 2017

Joey Kimble Smith, 39, of Booneville passed away on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at Merit Health Hospital in Biloxi, MS. He was a Regional Manager for Trugreen Lawn Care, he loved sports and was an avid Ole Miss fan.He is survived by his father, Henry K. Smith of Dumas; one daughter, Anna Smith; one son, Joey Kimble Smith, Jr.; his uncle Tony Smith of Booneville who was his Godfather and raised him as...
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Patricia McNamara Cherones

March 10, 1935 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.
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Mike Oswalt

October 20, 1941 - June 8, 2017

David Michael "Mike" Oswalt, 75, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born October 20, 1941, to Quitman and Jessie Milton Oswalt. He worked for the Prentiss County School system until his retirement. He enjoyed listening to gospel music and attending Wheeler basketball and baseball games. A celebration of life service will be 1:00 P.M....
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Louise Calley

September 25, 1924 - June 1, 2017

Louise Calley, 92, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born September 25, 1924, to Clovis and Virtie Pearl Hare Stokes. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. She worked for Marietta Manufacturing for several years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting and watching sports, especially basketball.A celebration of life service...
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Honnell English

March 14, 1938 - June 1, 2017

Honnell English, 79, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at his home. He was born March 14, 1938, to Milton and Mittie Mae Skaggs English. He was a member of Jumpertown United Methodist Church. He owned and operated, Eaton's Furniture and later, Custom Furniture in Jumpertown. He enjoyed reading and bird watching. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at...
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Peggy Joan Chase

October 27, 1934 - May 30, 2017

Peggy Joan Chase, 82, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born October 27, 1934, to Humbert and Eula Mae Stockton Rhoads. She was a member of Little Brown Missionary Baptist Church. She worked at a variety of occupations including at one time being a columnist for the Banner- Independent. She enjoyed painting, gardening, playing the piano and...
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Anna Leona Wooley

October 17, 1938 - May 29, 2017

Anna Leona Wooley, 78, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born October 17, 1938, to Bolivar and Victoria Samples Scott. She worked for Prentiss Manufacturing and was a CNA for Longwood Community Living Center. She enjoyed bowling, reading, crossword puzzles and bird watching. A private memorial service will be held later. She is survived by one...
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Georgia Faye Cissiom

June 13, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Georgia Faye Cissiom, 77, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born June 13, 1939, to William and Nellie Belle Shackelford. She worked for Blue Bell Manufacturing for several years. She enjoyed taking care of her family, cooking, watching game shows, and fellowshipping with her family members. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home...
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Joseph William Phillips

October 20, 1922 - May 14, 2017

Joseph William Phillips, 94, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at his home. He was born October 20, 1922, to Everette Theophilus "Opp" and Hattie O'Neal Phillips. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Senior Master Sargent after 27 years. During his military career he earned the Bronze Star Medal, two Good Conduct Medals, Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, and a...
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June Marie Horn

May 3, 1943 - May 7, 2017

June Marie Horn, 74, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Chuck Box officiating. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery.Visitation will Thursday from 12:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home.Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
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Bobbie June Lambert

June 8, 1935 - May 7, 2017

Bobbie June Huddleston Lambert, 81, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. She was born June 8, 1935, to Travis Myrl and Opal Monita Lee Huddleston. She was seamstress and homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting dolls and taking care of her grandchildren. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Rev....
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Mike Michael Fillhart

September 10, 1956 - May 5, 2017

David Michael "Mike" Fillhart, 60, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born September 10, 1956, to David Kenneth and Betsy Hillyer Fillhart. He was a manager for Dominos Pizza. He enjoyed watching sports especially Ohio State Football, and had a passion for cooking.A celebration of life service will be held later in Southaven.He is survived...
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Marjorie Lee Harper

November 17, 1915 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS.
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Bobby Smart

October 30, 1940 - April 30, 2017

Bobby Henry Smart, 76, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born following his twin Billy Joe on October 30, 1940, to Henry Clifford and Ruby Green Smart. He grew up in the Jumpertown Commuity and never moved away from the family farm. After graduating from JHS in 1959, he was the co-owner with his brother,...
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Leck Newcomb

September 16, 1963 - April 29, 2017

Leslie Lee "Leck" Newcomb, 53, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born September 16, 1963, to Bobby and Sue Young Newcomb. He worked in the cabinet division of Tiffin Motorhomes. He was a Civil War buff, and enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and Thursday night family dinners. A celebration of life service will be 3:30 P...
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Randy Lane Hunkapiller

November 10, 1961 - April 24, 2017

Randy Lane Hunkapiller, 55, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born November 10, 1961, to Randle and Sue Jones Hunkapiller. He worked for Baptist Memorial Hospital for several years. He liked books, movies and music. A celebration of life service will be 4:00 P.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Bishop...
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Sammy McDougal

March 28, 1951 - April 20, 2017

Samuel Lee "Sammy" McDougal, 66, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at home. He was born March 28, 1951, to James Riley and Sybil Loretta Cole McDougal. He was a member of Forked Oak Baptist Church. He was an avid NASCAR enthusiast and Kentucky Wildcat fan.A celebration of life service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Kennedy officiating....
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Vivian Livingston

April 13, 1933 - April 16, 2017

Vivian McCoy Livingston, 84, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was born April 13, 1933, to Homer Talmadge and Allie Gaye Boyd McCoy. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a U.S. Army veteran. She worked for Booneville Hospital for 30+ years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and gardening. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M...
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Marie Sweeney

January 18, 1924 - April 9, 2017

Marie Brawner Sweeney, 93, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth. She was born January 18, 1924, to John Sidney and Elizabeth Bonds Bawner. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was the Librarian for the Jumpertown schools. She enjoyed cooking and baking. A celebration of life service will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at McMillan Funeral...
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Andy Cain

March 3, 1961 - April 9, 2017

Charles Andrew "Andy" Cain, 56, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born March 3, 1961, to Lex and Ruby Moore Cain. He graduated from Booneville High School in 1979, and graduated from Northeast Mississippi Community College with an Associates Degree in HVAC. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing the guitar and riding motorcycles. He...
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Howard Joseph Corbin

May 24, 1929 - April 9, 2017

Howard Joseph Corbin, 87, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Longwood Community Living Center in Booneville. He was born May 24, 1929, to Sherman and Ollie Lovell Corbin. He worked for Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at McMillan...
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Cary Myron Mauney

October 30, 1950 - April 7, 2017

Cary Myron Mauney 66, passed away April 7, 2017. At Baptist Memorial Hospital Bonneville MS, He was born October 30, 1950 to Edd Roy and Jettie Mauney. in Ripley, Ms. Services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel, Greg Pollock and Jim Estes officiating, Burial will be In Boxs Chapel Cemetery, Visitation will be 5:00 until 8:00 Saturday evening at the Funeral Home - Cary was...
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Ramell Huddleston

January 16, 1923 - April 4, 2017

Ramell Gladys Sartain Huddleston, 94, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born January 16, 1923, to Dewey and Pansey Pate Sartain. She was a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, but for the past 10 years attended Candler's Chapel Baptist Church. She was a seamstress for several years. The highlight of her sewing was making children's clothes,...
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Ann Robinson Davis

July 19, 1957 - April 1, 2017

Ann Mosley Robinson Davis, 59, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born July 19, 1957, to Sidney Leon and Martha Sanford Robinson. She graduated from North Delta High School and then continued her education at Ole Miss, where she met the love of her life.A celebration of life will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 17, 2017, at McMillan Funeral...
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Annette Huddleston

August 20, 1959 - March 30, 2017

Margie Annette Huddleston, 57, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton. She was born August 20, 1959, to Melton and Margie Stevens Cole. She was a member of Hamilton Free Will Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading her Bible, swinging on the porch, Facebook, and spending time with her grandchildren.A celebration of life service will be 11:00 A.M....
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Catherine Stokes

November 23, 1934 - March 17, 2017

Mary Catherine Stokes, 82, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born November 23, 1934, to Clovis B. and Vera M. Kelley Jackson. She was a member of Crestwood Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jackie Spencer and Bro. Terry Scott...
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Dewdrop Shields

November 11, 1918 - March 17, 2017

Ann Dewdrop Shields, 98, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 11, 1918, to George Washington and Lura Denson Bennett. She was the oldest member of East Booneville Baptist Church. She spent most of her life working in factories, including Quartet, but she is best known from when she worked as a waitress at Ree's Court. She enjoyed working...
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Richard E. Mayo

July 8, 1931 - March 14, 2017

Richard Eugene Mayo, 85, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab in Corinth. He was born July 8, 1931, to Prentiss and Myrtis Denson Mayo. He was retired from the U.S. Navy after 25 years of service. He was a member of East Prentiss Baptist Church for 45 years. He was an avid trader.A celebration of life service will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 17, 2017, at McMillan...
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Linda Hodges Null

October 2, 1949 - March 13, 2017

Linda Hodges Null, 67, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born October 2, 1949, to Leonard and Mary Miskelley Lence. She earned her Master's Degree from Mississippi State. She was a retired school teacher of 30+ years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, and attending Calvary Baptist Church.A celebration of life service will be 3:00 P...
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Harold Willams

June 8, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Hershel Harold Williams, 83, dearly loved husband, father, and friend went to be with his heavenly father at approximately 9:27 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017. He was born June 8, 1933, he was the son of Dramon and Eula Belue Williams. Harold is a 1954 graduate of Thrasher High School and served his country during the Korean War. Upon completing his deployment, he returned to Thrasher where he...
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