Henry G. Burchfield
Funeral services for Henry G. Burchfield, 86, of McCarley, are at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at the National Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 1:15 p.m. in Doty Springs Cemetery in Attala County. Bro. Rupert Ingram will officiate the service.
Visitation is Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at National Funeral Home.
Mr. Burchfield died Jan. 2, 2013, at the Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.
He was born on Aug. 3, 1926, and was the son of Henry Levi Burchfield and Ella May Watts Burchfield of Attala County.
Henry was employed by CeMar Tractor Company in Holcomb as a mechanic. He was a member of Doty Springs Baptist Church in Attala County and was also a Mason. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Ella May Burchfield; a sister, Myrtle B. Eakin; and four brothers, Edgar Burchfield, Hayes Burchfield, Fred Burchfield, and Bob Burchfield.
Mr. Burchfield is survived by his wife, Gladys Allgood Burchfield of McCarley; a daughter, Kathy McCorkle of Clarksdale; a son, Wayne Burchfield of Munford, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Shawn and Chase Burchfield and Greg and Kevin Tindall; and two great-grandchildren, Maximus and Olivia Burchfield.
National Funeral Home is in charge.
Sara Dallas Ishee, 77, of Pontotoc, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born on Dec. 28, 1935, in the Troy Community and attended Troy Elementary School, Pontotoc High School and Itawamba Junior College.
For a number of years, she lived in Grenada and was employed at McQuay Industries. After retiring, she spent many years traveling around the state with her husband, Hollis, District Forester with the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Sara was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Grenada, and after a move to Pontotoc, faithfully attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Friends and family will remember Sara’s love of gardening and the outdoors, sharing her faith in Christ, and spending time with many friends who were considered “family.” She was never far from her beloved dogs, Prissy and Bear, and adopted and loved many animals in her life. Sara enjoyed cooking and visiting with friends, neighbors, and her fellow church members. Although she had no children of her own, she was thought of as a “Mother” by many. Her quick wit and infectious laugh brought comfort to family and friends alike.
Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Sims and the Rev. Larry Windham officiating; burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two brothers, DeVan Dallas (Ellouise) of Pontotoc and Paul Dallas of Tupelo; four nieces, Diane Sauers (Jack), Pam Dallas, Sandy Dallas and Paula Dallas; two nephews, Tony Dallas and Mark Dallas; her great-nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Faye Johnson; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Lorene Dallas; her husband, Hollis Ishee; and an infant brother, J.M. Dallas.
Pallbearers were Jack Sauers, Gene Dallas, Bob Piazza, Sam Marter, Ramon Pierce and Tommy Butler.
Honorary pallbearers were Gerald and Sammie Waldrop, Maurice and Chris Ferguson, Donald and Billie Jo Bell, Jerry and Ann Morgan, Melvin Noland, Tommy Dykes, Lester Snell, Billy Belk, Terry Foster, Steve Morgan and her classmates of Pontotoc High School.
Visitation was from 11 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main Street, Tupelo, MS 38801.
Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.
John T. Keeton Jr.
John T. Keeton Jr., 89, of Grenada, retired attorney, died at his home Dec. 26, 2012, after several months of declining health.
Survivors include his wife Margaret; a son, Roy, and wife, Nancy; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at First Baptist Church at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m.
The family would be honored, as would the memory of the deceased, by gifts to Christian organizations or a charity of the donor’s choice in lieu of flowers.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge.