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Thomas Montgomery

October 24, 1927 - January 27, 2018

Thomas D. "Bud" Montgomery, age 90, passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born October 24, 1927 to Gus R. and Carrie Lee Owen Montgomery. A retired dairy farmer, he enjoyed watching the crops and cattle, all kinds of wildlife, and especially his grandchildren. He was a lifelong resident of the Fairview Community, and a charter member of Fairview United Methodist...
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Dorothy Yeoman

July 22, 1920 - January 23, 2018


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Mildred Westmoreland Grisham

January 9, 1929 - January 20, 2018

Mildred Westmoreland Grisham, age 89, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Pontotoc Extended Care Nursing Home. She was born January 9, 1929 to Beulah Littlejohn Higgins and Charlie Higgins. She was a member of Maple Street Presbyterian Church. She was an LPN and for 15 years operated Sunshine Rest Home. Mildred played an instrumental role in the creation of American Family Radio in...
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Richard Alan Woods

July 19, 1959 - January 16, 2018

Richard Alan "Ricky" Woods, age 58, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born July 19, 1959 to Walter Lee Woods and Annie Jo Woods Storie. He attended Erwin High School in Centerpoint, AL and worked in the grocery industry. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Centerpoint, AL. He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved watching Jeff Gordon race.A Memorial Service will...
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James Grady Young

February 28, 1953 - January 14, 2018

Colonel James G. Young, JR, man of valor and beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away in Guntown, MS on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 64. Col. Young was born on February 28, 1953, to Sarah Henry Young and James Grady Young, in Batesville, MS. James was an active member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and choir.James was a graduate of Pontotoc High School, class of 1971, the...
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Perry Ward Baker

April 2, 1958 - January 10, 2018


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Perry Ward Baker

April 2, 1958 - January 10, 2018

Perry Ward Baker, age 59, died Wednesday January 10th at the Madison County Nursing Home after a battle with abdominal cancer. Perry lived most of his life in Sherman, MS and regularly attended and loved the people of Sherman Baptist Church. A special person who never met a stranger, Perry lit up the room with his outgoing personality. Perry loved the Ole Miss Rebels, the St. Louis Cardinals,...
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Carl Lowry

December 21, 1932 - January 3, 2018

Carl Clinton Lowry of Pontotoc, was born in Trebloc, MS on December 21, 1932, and went to be with his Lord on January 3, 2018, at NMMC Hospice. He was the son of the late Floyd and Omeria Colbert Lowry. He was a 1951 honor graduate of Aberdeen High School. He received his BA Degree in education and Master's Degree in school administration from the University of Mississippi. He married the love of...
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Kevin Killough

January 10, 1968 - December 30, 2017

Dr. Kevin R. Killough, age 49 of Lima, OH, passed away on December 30, 2017, at his residence.Kevin was born January 10, 1968 in Pontotoc, MS to Eddie and Dale Staten Killough who survive him in the Sarepta Community in MS. On July 17, 1993, he married Laura Payne Killough, who survives him in Lima, OH.Kevin is an honors graduate of Pontotoc High School, where he played football and was voted...
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William Clifton Loden

November 14, 1928 - December 30, 2017

William Clifton "Skeeter" Loden, Jr., age 89, died Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born November 14, 1928 in Hazlehurst, MS, and was raised in McCondy, MS. He graduated from Hazlehurst High School and Mississippi State University. He served as agency manager for Farm Bureau Insurance Company in Clay and Pontotoc Counties for more than 41 years. He...
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Nadine Baker

June 24, 1927 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS.
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Roy Roy Dillard

March 16, 1928 - December 14, 2017

Hurricane-John Roy Dillard, age 89, entered his Heavenly Home on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by his family and friends, after a long courageous battle with cancer.He was born March 16, 1928 to Claude Temple and Pearl Drewery Dillard. He married Faye Graham on June 24, 1955. He was a 1947 graduate of Hurricane High School, where he was an outstanding basketball player....
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David Keith Browning

May 3, 1964 - December 13, 2017

David Keith Browning, age 53, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Kaiser Permanete Hospital in Vacaville, CA. He was born May 3, 1964 to Geneva Tate Browning and Charles Browning. He worked in the furniture industry for many years and as a security guard before becoming disabled. After being diagnosed with cancer, he fought a courageous battle. He loved his family and spending time...
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William Curtis Bryant

April 13, 1927 - December 2, 2017

William Curtis Bryant, age 90, died peacefully Saturday evening, December 2, 2017, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford, MS.William was born in Houlka, MS, on April 13, 1927, and later served in the Army branch of the United States military as a teenager during World War II, where he was stationed in the Philippines. Upon returning home in 1948, William met and married his wife of 69 years,...
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Viola Todd Nicholson

May 8, 1924 - December 1, 2017

Viola Todd Nicholson, age 93, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Kirby Pines Retirement Community in Memphis, TN. She was born May 8, 1924 to Donnie and Jefferson Walls. She was charter member of Fairview United Methodist Church and after moving to Memphis, she attended Collierville Methodist Church. She was the owner of Viola's Lace and Nylon Shop and later changed the name to Viola's...
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Jorja Turnipseed

July 28, 1939 - November 15, 2017

Dr. Jorja Pound Turnipseed, age 78, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. She was born July 28, 1939 to Mae "Bill" Sneed Pound and George Thompson Pound. She was a Professor Emertia at Mississippi State University, where she taught Music Education. Jorja was an advocate for people with disabilities in Mississippi, having served as the Executive Director of Very Special...
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Ricky Edward Herring

April 18, 1956 - November 14, 2017

Ricky Edward Herring, age 61, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN. He was born April 18, 1956 to Nell Brigance Bell and Max Edward Herring. He retired from Techni Color, where he worked in Industrial Maintaince. Rick enjoyed car shows, racing and watching wrestling.Service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home in...
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Louis Herbert Ramsey

March 21, 1922 - November 12, 2017

Louis H. RamseyMarch 21, 1922 - November 12, 2017Louis Herbert (Lou) Ramsey, age 95, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, surrounded by family. He was born March 21, 1922, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, to Louis Monroe and Mary Etta Hardin Ramsey. He was a 1941 graduate of Pontotoc High School, 1943 graduate of Texas A&M, and 1951 graduate of the...
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Robert Edward Chapman

November 21, 1954 - November 9, 2017

Robert Edward "Bob" Chapman, Jr., age 62, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 21, 1954 to Shirley Walls Chapman and Robert Edward Chapman, Sr. He was a graduate of Gulf Port High School and a General Contractor. Bob was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, the Civitans and "The Body of Christ". He enjoyed golfing, listening to good music and spending...
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Betty Anne Petteway

July 16, 1936 - November 7, 2017

Betty Anne Petteway, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born July 16, 1936 to Gladys Geneva Nixon Clark and Clarence Caldwell Clark. Betty attended Blue Mountain College where she studied music. She was a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church and lived in the Cherry Creek community most of her life, except for the years her husband, Mark served in the Air...
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Brian Dale Galloway

April 21, 1984 - October 30, 2017

Brian Dale Galloway, age 33, passed away at his residence after a long illness. He was born April 21, 1984 to Gail Houser Galloway and Marvin Dale Galloway. He was a welder and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his boys.Services will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Rinehart and Rev. Junior Ritchie officiating; burial...
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Orris Staten

September 12, 1914 - October 23, 2017

Orris Fitts Staten, 103, passed to her heavenly home on October 23, 2017 at her earthly home. She was born in Pontotoc, MS, on September 12, 1914, to Joel P. Fitts and Sara Jane Castleberry Fitts. As a young woman, she taught in a one-room school in Pontotoc County. On October 24, 1936, Orris married her best friend, Joseph Alonzo Staten. They loved, laughed, worked and worshipped together until...
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James Maffett

September 14, 1917 - October 15, 2017

James Maffett, Jr., age 100, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 14, 1917 to James Maffett, Sr., and Carrie Alice Watts Maffett. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. James was a farmer and had worked for Pontotoc County District 4. He was a WWII Army Veteran. James enjoyed hunting, raising watermelons and gardening, sitting on his front porch,...
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James Louis Grisham

December 29, 1935 - October 14, 2017

James Louis "Bill" Grisham, Sr., age 81, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born December 29, 1935 to Minnie Frauline Welch Grisham and John Lee Grisham. He was a retired truck driver, having driven for 50 years. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He enjoyed driving a truck and he loved his dog.Services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at...
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Jana Ellan Tyler

September 17, 1949 - October 13, 2017

Jana Ellan Brown Tyler, age 68, passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Vitas Innovative Hospice in Shenandoah, TX. She was born September 17, 1949 to Raymond Edgar Brown and Bonnie Clara Evans Brown. She was a retired CPA and enjoyed traveling and sewing.Services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Bobby Cossey officiating; burial...
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Edwin B. Baker

August 9, 1932 - October 10, 2017

Edwin B. Baker, was called home on Monday, October 10, 2017. He was born August 9, 1932 to Homer L. Baker and Volena Cummings Baker. He was a retired from the MS Highway Patrol and from the Lee County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was active in Camper's on a Mission, and judged the state and local Bible drills for many years....
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Roy Eddie Warren

June 30, 1982 - October 9, 2017

Roy "Eddie" Warren, age 35, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 in Pontotoc, MS. He was born June 30, 1982 to Roy Eddie Warren, Sr. and Frances Virginia Mathis Warren. Eddie was a musician and enjoyed songwriting, playing the drums and was an accomplished vocalist.Services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Larry Hill and Bro....
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Sarah Winter

May 5, 1951 - September 30, 2017

Sarah Todd Winter, age 66, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born May 5, 1951 to Thelma Ruth Patterson Todd and James Kenneth Todd. She graduated from Pontotoc High School in 1969, was a homemaker and along with her husband, owned Tupelo Power Sports. She enjoyed sewing, painting, cooking, flowers and yard work. She loved her family and treasured the time she...
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John Phillip Westfall

July 17, 1978 - September 29, 2017

John Phillip Westfall, III, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his residence. He was a graduate of North Pontotoc High School and a Marine Veteran. He was a welder, farrier, and former member of the Longview Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed collecting arrowheads, hunting and fishing.Services will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Bro....
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Jane Olean Bramlett

May 30, 1920 - September 24, 2017

Jane Olean McCord Bramlett, 97, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her residence in Pontotoc. She was born on May 30, 1920 to Grover Cleveland McCord and Lucy Jane Reeder McCord. She was a homemaker and member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Marty...
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Charles Phillip Johnstone

May 4, 1921 - September 21, 2017

Phillip Johnstone died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, 2017, at his home in Pontotoc. He was 96 years old. Charles Phillip Johnstone was born in Amory, Mississippi, on May 4, 1921, to W.H. and Nettie Johnstone. He grew up in Pontotoc and graduated from Pontotoc High School. A combat veteran of World War II, he served with the 15th Air Force of the U.S. Army Air Corps in North Africa and Italy...
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Laverlin Baker

June 9, 1929 - September 16, 2017

Laverlin "B" Ramsey Baker, age 88, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at NMMC Inpatient Hospice Care, surrounded by family. She was born June 9, 1929 to Louis Monroe and Mary Etta Hardin Ramsey. She was a graduate of Pontotoc High School and attended a private business school in Tupelo. After working at the Pontotoc County Co-Op for many years, she began a long and distinguished...
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Oliver Jewell Tallant

February 3, 1973 - September 7, 2017

Oliver Jewell "Baby Jay" Tallant, III, PontotocJay was called home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2017. He died at his home in Pontotoc. Jay was born February 3, 1973 to O.J. and Charlene Tallant. He attended Pontotoc City School, ICC and North East Community College. Jay was an avid Nascar fan, and loved driving. He attended the NASCAR School in Mooresville, NC. and that is when he drove...
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Mary Dorothy Conaway

November 21, 1924 - September 4, 2017

Dorothy Conaway, age 92, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Pontotoc Extended Care Nursing Home. She was born on November 21, 1924 to James Henry McNeese and Daisy Myrtle Lewellen McNeese. She was a graduate of Algoma High School. Dorothy worked in the school cafeteria and the hospital cafeteria before retiring from DeVille Furniture Mfg. She enjoyed reading and working in her yard...
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Marlene Michael

July 20, 1929 - August 28, 2017

Under the care of family and her doctors, Mrs. Marlene Griffin Michael of Pontotoc, MS died on Monday, August 28, 2017. She was 88 years old.Marlene is survived by her devoted husband, Carl Michael; her sister, Wilma Chittom of Pontotoc, MS; her stepchildren, Linda Engholm of Elizabethtown, KY and Lisa Racine of Arnprior, Ontario, Canada; her ten grandchildren; her ten great-grandchildren; and...
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Thomas Newton Bowles

February 15, 1932 - August 20, 2017

Thomas Newton Bowles, age 85, passed away at the Trustbridge Hospice of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL. He was born February 15, 1932 to Frank Bowles and Viola Wilbur Bowles. He was a Mason, a Shriner, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc. He was an Army/Navy Veteran, where he served in the Cuban Missile Crisis. He taught architecture and drafting at the Pontotoc Ridge Vo...
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David Nolan Burk

February 23, 1960 - August 19, 2017

David Nolan Burk, age 57, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in Pontotoc. He was born February 23, 1960 to Herbert Lavoy Burk and Bobby Joan Poe Burk. He was a graduate of North Pontotoc High School and a member of Turnpike Baptist Church. He enjoyed auto body repair work, riding his bicycle, fixing things and spending time with his friends.Services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday at...
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Sarah Paulette Posey

July 6, 1942 - August 10, 2017

Paulette Posey, age 75, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Methodist Hospice Residence in Memphis, after a brief illness. She was born July 6, 1942 to Paul Bryant and Sarah "Punkin" Reeder Bryant. She was a member of Cherry Creek Baptist Church. She graduated from Ecru High School in 1960 and retired from Bancorp South, then worked at the Pontotoc County Library. She also helped her...
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Brenda Faye Adams

April 30, 1954 - August 10, 2017

Brenda Faye Adams, age 63, passed away at her residence on Thursday, August 10, 2017. She was born April 30, 1954 to Thurman McCraw and Reba Kelly McCraw Swindle. She graduated from North Pontotoc High School in 1972 and was retired from Landau in Sherman. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.Services will be at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Rev....
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Ollie Bell Vaughn

September 25, 1938 - August 8, 2017

Ollie Vaughn age 78, passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born September 25, 1938 to William Oscar Vaughn and Frances Wise Andrews. She graduated from Ecru High School in 1957, and was a member of the Ecru High School Basketball team. She was the owner of G & V Frame Shop. She was a God Mother to many children and enjoyed basketball, Elvis,...
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Mavis Magdalene Smith

July 22, 1924 - August 4, 2017

Mavis Magdalene Smith, age 93, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born July 22, 1924 to Clarence Tutor and Myrtis Brown Tutor. She was a member of the West Side Church of God. She was a homemaker and enjoyed babysitting and taking care of children.Services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel In Pontotoc with...
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Mildred Lotus Crausby

August 19, 1938 - July 29, 2017

Mildred Lotus Young Crausby, age 78, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born August 19, 1938 to Jim and Mary Lotus Thompson Young. She was a homemaker and an artist. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pontotoc and enjoyed painting, ceramics, poetry, music and sculptures.Graveside services will be at 11 AM Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Pontotoc City...
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Delbert William Tucker

June 10, 1926 - July 24, 2017

Delbert William Tucker, age 91, passed away on July 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 10, 1926 in Union County, MS, to Zollie and Linnie Scott Tucker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Byhalia. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Delbert was a farmer, carpenter and a machine mechanic at General Electric Co. He was a member of the G.E. Retirement Group. He enjoyed bowling, fishing,...
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Evelyn Louise Walls

August 23, 1920 - July 22, 2017

Evelyn Louise Roberts Walls, born August 23, 1920, went peacefully in her sleep to meet her heavenly Father and to reunite with the love of her life, Clyde Walls. They were married for fifty-two years before his death in 1988. They ran the Clyde Walls Grocery store for 26 years. She spent her entire life taking care of others as a lifelong resident of the Judah community and a member of Wallfield...
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Don Browning

January 19, 1949 - July 17, 2017

Don Linton Browning, age 68, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 19, 1949 to Emily Jane Robertson Browning and Lacy W. Browning. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church. Don graduated from Ecru High School in 1967 and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of MS. He worked at Browning Hardware and then at Hooker Construction for...
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Sheila Lorene Robinson

August 23, 1931 - July 17, 2017

Sheila Lorene Robinson, age 85, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born August 23, 1931 to Nona Bell Heavener Michael and J.D. Michael. She was a homemaker and former co-owner of Pontotoc Dry Cleaners. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. Her hobbies were sewing, quilting and cooking.Services will be at 10 AM Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Browning Funeral...
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Mary Evelyn Sappington

November 24, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Mary Evelyn Sappington went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. She was born to Carl and Ruby Simmons on November 24, 1928. She married Gundy Sappington in February of 1948, and they spent most of their lives in the Locust Hill Community, until his passing in 2005. She was a public school teacher, serving students in Tupelo Public Schools and Pontotoc City Schools. She was a member of...
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Bessie Lacey Nolin

April 11, 1924 - July 5, 2017

Bessie Lacey Nolin, age 93, passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany. She was born April 11, 1924 to George Nolin and Savanah Cagle Nolin. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Springville, AL. She was retired from Ram Golf/Taylor Made. She enjoyed crocheting. Services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Red Hill Baptist Church in Springville, AL; burial will...
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Opaline Montgomery

March 14, 1926 - June 20, 2017

Opaline (Polly) Brandon Montgomery, 91, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Church Street Manor in Ecru, MS. She was born March 14, 1926 to Vance and Maudie Hale Brandon. She married her childhood sweetheart, Troy Montgomery on December 13, 1941. Together, they made their home and raised five children in the Hurricane Community at the original home place of his parents, Tom and...
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Wade Evans Stegall

February 5, 1945 - June 19, 2017

Wade Evans Stegall, Jr. age 72, at last his trophies he laid down, at NMMC Hospice Unit on the evening of June 19, 2017. He was born to Wade Stegall, Sr., and Stacia Stegall in Troy, MS.Wade was a truck driver, a cattleman, a brick layer and co-owner of C & S Timber Products in Randolph, MS, and one heck of a provider for his family. To some he was known as "Stick" and to others as "Bub".He...
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Geraldine Taylor

August 1, 1944 - June 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS.
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Sam Michael Bramlett

December 16, 1960 - June 15, 2017

Sam Michael Bramlett, age 56, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Laurens, SC. He was born December 16, 1960 to Jane McCord Bramlett and RV Bramlett. He graduated from Pontotoc High School and was a Quality Inspector for General Electric in Greenville, SC. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother. Services will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday, June...
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John Larry Saxon

October 5, 1941 - June 15, 2017

John Larry Saxon, age 75, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Woodlands Rehab and Health Center in Clinton, MS. He was born October 10, 1941 to Mary Pearl Galloway Saxon and John Saxon. He was a graduate of Randolph High School. He was retired from Illinois Central Rail Road and was the Owner of Express Printing in Jackson, MS. He enjoyed magic, gospel music and sharing stories with friends...
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Edna Alice Tutor

March 10, 1928 - June 12, 2017

Edna Alice Tutor, age 89, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017 at her residence in Ecru. She was born March 10, 1928 to Linder D. Sneed and Grace Pitts Sneed. She was a member of Ecru Baptist Church and attended Greatest Mission Baptist Church with her family. She was a graduate of Ecru High School and worked at Munsingwear in New Albany, MS. She enjoyed attending class reunions, being outside...
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Claude Jenkins Hardin

October 27, 1920 - June 4, 2017

Claude Jenkins Hardin, Jr., 96, of Pontotoc, passed away on Sunday, June 4 in Pontotoc. Claude was born in Pontotoc to Ida Weatherall and Claude Hardin, Sr., on October 27, 1920. Claude graduated from Pontotoc High School. He eloped and married Dot Russell on July 20, 1942, in Hernando, MS. Claude and Dot moved to Mobile, Alabama, where he begain working on aircraft engines at Brookley Air...
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Sibyl Collums

February 9, 1923 - June 3, 2017

Sibyl Collums, age 94, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Sunshine Health Care. She was born February 9, 1923 to Code Swaim and Bessie Harmon Swaim. She was employeed with the Pontotoc County Superintendent of Education, the Sheriff's Department and the Tax Assessor's Office for 30 years. She was well grounded in her Christian faith, and was a dedicated member of Thaxton Baptist Church....
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Larry Larry Poole

November 16, 1942 - May 30, 2017

Robert Larry Poole, Sr., age 74, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 16, 1942 to Robert Ellis Poole and Charla Frances Austin. He was a graduate of Pontotoc High School and served as the Police Chief for the City of Pontotoc for 26 years. At the time of his retirement in 2014 he was one of two of the longest serving Police Chief's in MS. He worked for the...
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Donald Reid Russell

April 3, 1933 - May 26, 2017

Dr. Donald Reid Russell, 84, of Thaxton, MS, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 26, 2017, surroundedby his family.Donald Russell was born April 3, 1933 in Thaxton to Lillian Cole Russell and Edgar Clay Russell. He wasdelivered by Dr. Reid, which is the origin of the middle name of many family members.He graduated as class president from Thaxton High School in 1951. He was in the U.S. Naval...
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David David Angle

May 27, 1957 - May 9, 2017

Thomas David Angle, age 59, passed away on Tuesday, May 09, 2017 at his daughter's residence. He was born May 27, 1957 to Thomas and Joyce Cowley Angle. He worked in the Communications Division of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. He was a member of the Pontotoc Church of Christ and enjoyed "fixing things" and working.Services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Browning...
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Carolyn Joyce Allison

April 1, 1941 - May 3, 2017

Carolyn Joyce Allison, age 76, passed away on May 3, 2017 at NMMC Eupora. She was born April 1, 1941 to Elmer McDonald Fulgham and Edith Louise McComb Fulgham. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 11, 2017 at Cross Roads Baptist Church in Mathiston, MS; burial will follow in the Cross Roads Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc, MS...
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Lewis Sewell

December 31, 1935 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS.
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Duane Jaggers

September 9, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Duane Jaggers, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 9, 1931 to Percy Jaggers and Ione Washington Jaggers. He attended Pontotoc City Schools, where he played football. He worked at Cutters Exchange, Denton Mills, Leggett & Platt, Kingsdown, Vita Foam, Best Foam, Tupelo Mfg. Co., and owned his own companies, Jaglan Garment Company, in Sledge,...
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Elaine Conlee

March 21, 1916 - April 18, 2017

Elaine Conlee, age 101, passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Pontotoc Nursing Home. She was born March 21, 1916 to Vauda Seale and Susie Gregory Seale. She was a member of Cherry Road Baptist Church in Memphis and after moving to Pontotoc, MS she moved her membership to First Baptist Church in Pontotoc. She was retired from sales in department stores and Life Uniforms in Memphis, TN.Services...
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Randy O'Neil Bevill

April 22, 1958 - April 14, 2017

Randy O'Neil Bevill, age 58, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Bolivar Medical Center. He was born April 22, 1958 to Otho and Violet McGregor Bevill. He was a Christian and a carpenter.Services will be at 1 PM Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chpael with Rev. Kerry Nelson officiating; burial will follow in Thaxton Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge...
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Marvin Dale Galloway

May 22, 1954 - April 13, 2017

Marvin Dale Galloway, age 62, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Pontotoc County. He was born May 22, 1954 to Marvin Monroe and Margaret Howell Galloway. He was a graduate of South Pontotoc High School Class of 1972. He enjoyed farming, hunting, spending time with his animals and his grandchildren.Graveside services will be at 4 pm Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Poplar Springs Cemetery with...
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Janet Lynn Betts

April 3, 1959 - April 12, 2017

Janet Lynn Huckaby Betts, age 58, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born April 3, 1959 to Roy "Ralph" Bulter Huckaby and Jane Elizabeth Parker Huckaby. She was a member of Tula United Methodist Church and a graduate of Tupelo High School Class of 1978. She was self-employed and worked part time at the Learning Tree Daycare. She volunteered with MORA and attended...
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Fred Allen Voyles

September 1, 1927 - April 10, 2017

Fred Voyles, age 89, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Church Street Manor in Ecru. He was born September 1, 1927 to Luther Ellis and Louie Ann Voyles. He was a member of In Good Faith Baptist Church. He was retired from the Pontotoc Dairy and MDOT. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel...
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Emogene Caldwell

October 7, 1922 - April 3, 2017

Mrs. Emogene "Gene" James Caldwell died April 3, 2017, at her home in Pontotoc, MS. She was born on October 7, 1922, to John Houston and Ruby Harvey James in Sallisaw, OK.She lived in Missouri and Tennessee before making her home in Pontotoc, MS, where her late husband, James Robert Caldwell, was owner and consultant of Caldwell Engineering Services. She was a devoted member of the Pontotoc...
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Fred Allen Rayburn

March 12, 1941 - April 2, 2017

Fred Allen Rayburn, Sr. age 76, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born March 12, 1941 to Earl Clyde Rayburn and Florence Mae Cook Rayburn. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He retired from Mutual Savings Life Insurance Company and then worked part time at Auto Zone in Tupelo. He enjoyed deer hunting, restoring Ford Mustangs and mechanic work...
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Sallie Lucille Hester

December 22, 1921 - April 2, 2017

Sallie Lucille Hester, age 95, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Sunshine Health Care in Pontotoc. She was born December 22, 1921 to Tom Lee Gregory and Mary Culpepper Gregory. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed flower gardening, watching western movies, cooking and spending time with her family, raising chickens and vegetable gardening.Services will be...
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Mike Wayne Thomas

August 7, 1954 - March 22, 2017

Pontotoc - Michael Wayne "Mike" Thomas, age 62, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Bentonville, AR. He was born August 7, 1954 to Wayne and Willie Ese Thomas. He was a member of Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church, where he was the Adult Sunday School Teacher and Song Director. He had worked at Comfort Care/Smith Nephew for 10 years before joining Wal-Mart where he had worked...
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Marvin Seat

June 8, 1936 - March 16, 2017

Marvin Seat, Trenton, TNMarvin Seat, age 80, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Trenton Health Care in Trenton, TN. He was born June 8, 1936 to Thomas Seat and Dolly Hall Seat. He owned and operated a furniture store in Fulton, KY for many years.Graveside services will be at 1:00 PM Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Pontotoc City Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the...
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William Dale Crosby

September 8, 1956 - March 14, 2017

William Dale Crosby, age 60, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 as the result of an automobile accident in Oxford, MS. He was born September 8, 1956 to Ferrel Crosby and Ruby Winter Crosby.Services will be at 2 PM Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Rev. Jerry Hooper officiating; burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc...
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Harold M. Huey

August 14, 1933 - March 11, 2017

Funeral services for Harold M. Huey, 83, will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Drew Richardson and Bro. George Steward officiating; burial will follow in Longview Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is assisting the family.Harold died on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home in Longview. He was a member of Longview...
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Maxine Evelyn McGhee

October 12, 1961 - February 28, 2017

Maxine Evelyn McGhee, age 55, passed away on February 28, 2017 at her residence. Her survivors were, her life long partner, Janet Williams, her father, Carmen Charles McGhee, her daughter, Misty Dawn Amos (Brian), her son, Cory McGhee (Tabitha), her sister, Laurie Pannell (Rose), two brothers, George McGhee (Susan) and Glenn McGhee (Jody), and six grandchildren, Kadin, Kemper, Caleb, Dreyden,...
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Bazel Quay McLaughlin

November 17, 1935 - February 21, 2017

Bazel Quay McLaughlin, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born November 17, 1935 to Richard and Ola Belle Goggins McLaughlin. He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church and a farmer. He enjoyed working and farming.Services will be at 4 PM Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with Bro. Roger Reeder and Bro. Jim Ray...
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Dorothy Townsend

February 28, 1921 - February 19, 2017

DOROTHY WEST SIMMONS TOWNSEND Dorothy "Dot" Townsend was born February 28, 1921, in Sherman, MS, to Rev. H. G.West Sr. and Ethel Pitts West. She passed from this earthly life to her heavenly reward on February 19, 2017, at NMMC Hospice in Tupelo. She was predeceased by her parents, her siblings: Evelyn West Roberson, Broughton West, Mabel West Browning, Annie Mae West Graddy, and Rev....
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Jeffery Lynn Cox

June 9, 1963 - February 15, 2017

Jeffery Lynn Cox SR., age 53, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 9, 1963 to JC Cox and Ellen Irene Price Gates. He had worked at MS Eaton Furniture Manufacturing before becoming disabled.Services will be at 2 PM Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Rev. Jerry Hooper officiating; burial will follow in Turnpike Cemetery. Browning...
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Howard Anne Wielgosz

September 5, 1943 - February 15, 2017

Howard Anne McCord Wielgosz, age 73, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at NMMC in Tupelo. She was born September 5, 1943 to Floyd Dixon McCord and Opal Sullivan McCord. She was a retired Journalist and homemaker. She enjoyed reading, sewing and working crossword puzzles. She was fiercely independent, she had a great sense of humor and always fun to be around. She was a loving Mother, Grandmother...
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Peggy Lynn Brown

September 27, 1937 - February 13, 2017

Peggy Lynn Brown, age 79, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Pontotoc Health and Rehab. She was born September 27, 1937 to James K. Brown and Pauline Seales Brown. She was a member of Algoma Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed working puzzles, coloring, visiting with her family and friends and going to Wal-Mart.Services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Browning...
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Dorothy Caples

October 26, 1928 - February 9, 2017

Dorothy Caples, age 88, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Church Street Manor in Ecru. She was born October 26, 1928 to Hugh Montgomery Curtis and Omi Hale Curtis. She was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping and swinging in her swing.Services will be at 2 PM Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Hurricane Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Merritt and Rev....
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G.M. Mack Freeman

January 27, 1932 - February 5, 2017

G.M. "Doc" Freeman, age 85, passed away on February 5, 2017 at New Albany Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Pontotoc County on January 27, 1932 to Simeon Curtis and Mamie Ann Strawbridge Freeman. He attended school at Sherman and retired from Krueger Metal. He loved to travel and was an avid collector of antique Mason Jars. He was a longtime member of Endville Baptist Church.Services will...
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Anna Loyce Stokes

January 14, 1913 - February 1, 2017

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Anna Loyce Caldwell Stokes, at the age of 104,gained her heavenly reward and joined her beloved husband, A.D. Stokes. At the time of her death, she was the oldest registered voter in Pontotoc County and the oldest member of Ecru Baptist Church, where she enjoyed fellowshipping with her church family. She enjoyed quilting, cross-stitching and cooking for her family....
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Eva Mae Bailey

January 15, 1928 - January 26, 2017

Eva Mae Newsum Bailey, age 89, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Church Street Manor in Ecru. She was born January 15, 1928 to Robert Gates "Bud" Newsum and Resa Gates Newsum. She was a lifelong member of Cairo Baptist Church, the Ecru "Goodtimers", Woodmen of the World and the Cairo Home Demonstration Club. She worked in the furniture industry and made many friends at Brookwood and...
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Nicky Bruce Bishop

April 24, 1939 - January 26, 2017

Nicky Bruce Bishop, 77, of Pontotoc, Mississippi, passed away while surrounded by his family on January 26, 2017.Services will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Rev. Doug Jones and Judge James L. Roberts will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Browning Funeral Home from 5 PM until 7 PM Saturday, January 28, 2017, and preceding the...
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Willa Dean Brunette

September 29, 1941 - January 23, 2017

Willa Dean Wise Brunette went to her Heavenly Home January 23, 2017. She passed away quietly at her home near Henderson, TN, after complications from a recent heart attack. She was 75 years old. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dena Mae Coleman Wise; her father, Lee Russell Wise, and her son, Bill Brunette, Jr.Willa Dean was born in Union County, MS, and lived on a farm until her family...
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William Glen Hodge

April 26, 1938 - January 18, 2017

William Glen Hodge, age 78, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. He was born April 26, 1938 to Wayne and Louise Hillhouse Hodge. He was saved at the age of 14 years old, and was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. He farmed at an early age, worked as a service station manager, worked in the furniture factories and was the Owner of WGH Construction Inc...
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Jennifer Dean Mayo

March 24, 1947 - January 17, 2017

Jennifer Dean "Deanie" Mayo, age 69, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. She was born March 24, 1947 to Amsey Lee Burchfield and Grace Hamilton Burchfield. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and retired from the furniture industry. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and being outdoors and working in her yard. She loved children and touched...
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Gaston Ellrette Woodson

February 3, 1935 - January 12, 2017

Gaston Ellrette Woodson, 81, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. He was born on February 3, 1935 to William Mosalan Woodson and Lillie Alverdie Laprarie Woodson. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He was a life long Deacon serving several churches. He was a retired police officer with the Greenville, Miss Police Dept. and a retired security officer...
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Martha Jo Faulkner

March 22, 1939 - January 12, 2017

Funeral services for Martha Jo Roberts Faulkner, 77, will be held on Saturday January 14th, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Longview Baptist Church with Bro. Drew Richardson and Bro. Clyde Pound officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Baptist Church Cemetery. Martha died on January 12, 2017 at her residence. She was born on March 22, 1939 in Itawamba Co. to the late Frank and Minnie Roberts. She...
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Hazel Estelle Otts

December 20, 1923 - January 6, 2017

Hazel Estelle McCoy Otts, affectionately known as "Chuck", age 93, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017 at NMMC Pontotoc.She was born December 20, 1923 in Pontotoc County to Fern Lee and Jettie Magill McCoy. She was married to Raymond Otts on August 31, 1941. She was a homemaker and a member of Algoma Baptist Church.Before a decline in health, she enjoyed reading, working in...
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Helen Sue Pitts

February 21, 1920 - January 4, 2017

Helen Pitts, EcruHelen Sue Hamilton Pitts, age 96, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 21, 1920 to Luther Martin Hamilton, Sr., and Mary Essie Moody Hamilton. She attended Memphis State, University of Mississippi and received her teaching degree from Blue Mountain College. She taught at Beckham, Ingomar, Macedonia and North Pontotoc, retiring after 31...
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Onice Tatum

July 20, 1921 - January 3, 2017

Onice Tatum, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Sunshine Health Care. She was born July 20, 1921 to Chester and Icie Hartgraves Goggins. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church and retired from Brookwood Furniture Manufacturing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.Services will be at 3 PM on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in...
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Lindsey Dee Shirley

December 25, 1972 - January 1, 2017

Lindsey "Dee" Shirley, Jr. age 44, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 as the result of an ATV accident in Pontotoc. He was born December 25, 1972 to Lin and Sue Shirley. He was the landfill manager for Waste Connections, managing the Three Rivers Landfill. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Dee's greatest joy in life was his wife and children. He attended First Baptist Church in...
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Herbert Waymon Wray

June 10, 1930 - December 31, 2016

H. Waymon Wray, age 86, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Church Street Manor in Ecru. He was born on June 10, 1930, to the late Rack Wray and the late Ada Wray. He was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church and a retired mechanics instructor for the Pontotoc Ridge Career and Technology Center.Services will be at 2 pm Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Buchanan Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy...
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Evelyn Stegall

January 16, 1941 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS.
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Ruby Lee Dunlap

February 15, 1916 - December 30, 2016

Ruby Lee Dunlap, age 100, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at New Albany Health and Rehab in New Albany, MS. She was born February 15, 1916 to Charles Ervin Caldwell and Beulah Mae Russell Caldwell. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and she worked at the Top Dollar Store and retired from Wal-Mart. She enjoyed reading, working cross word puzzles, watching television and flower...
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Robert Benton Patterson

October 14, 1925 - December 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Browning Funeral Home, Pontotoc, MS.
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Perry La Van Bost

January 4, 1931 - December 15, 2016

Perry LaVan Bost, age 85, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 at his residence in Cordova, TN. He was born January 4, 1931 to Ebra Whitson Bost and Mossie Grace Sledge Bost. He was the founder and principal broker of Perry Bost Realty Co. He was an Air Force Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed day trading, developing land projects and was an avid private pilot, having...
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Rosie Stephens

January 19, 1961 - December 10, 2016

Rosie Wilder Stephens, age 55, passed away at her residence on Saturday, December 10, 2016. She was born January 19, 1961 to Everett and Dorothy Wilder. She was a 1979 graduate of Pontotoc High School and a beautician for many years. She was a member of West Heights Baptist Church. Rosie enjoyed flowers, taking care of her animals, painting and collecting antiques.Services will be at 2:00 PM...
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