Thomas M. Cathey II
Thomas M. Cathey II, 77, passed away, after a long battle with cancer, at Allen Morgan Nursing Home, Jan. 7, 2010.
He was President of Memphis Hardwood Flooring Company, past-president of the National Oak Flooring Manufacturing Association (NOFMA). He was a member of the Church of Holy Communion, former member of Memphis Country Club, and Memphis Yacht Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeannene Tyner Cathey; son-in-law, John J. Stockbridge Sr.; and one great-grandchild.
He is survived by his sister, Suzette C. (Dr. Randolph) Turner of Memphis; daughters, Jeannene C. Stockbridge of Olive Branch, Noreen C. Smith and Kay Campbell of Memphis, Suzette Murphy (Mike) of Harmontown, Miss., and Frances Cogdill (Spencer) of Moscow, Tenn..; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, Crossroads Hospice, American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jerry L. Daniel
Funeral services for Jerry L. Daniel, 81, of Courtland, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed Forrest Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Daniel died Jan. 7, 2010, in Grenada.
He was born on April 3, 1928, in Panola County to the late Samuel Vester and Minnie Pearl Millsap Daniel.
Mr. Daniel was a Baptist, did maintenance work, and was retired from the U.S. Army after serving 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva S. Daniel of Coldwater; three daughters, Jennifer D. Stanton of Kilgore Texas, Teresa H. McCarver of Senatobia and Sherry A. Graham of Independence, Miss.; two sons, Robert Samuel Lee Daniel of Longview, Texas and Jimmy Howard of Coldwater; two sisters, Sarah Ford of Coldwater and Betty Brown of Grenada; and 13 grandchildren.
Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Mavis Hazzard, 83, of Grenada, are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Ms. Hazzard died Jan. 9, 2010, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 5, 1926, to the late Fred and Marine Stoddard Hazzard.
Ms. Hazzard was a homemaker and a member of Duck Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Avis Brownlow; and a sister, Christine Marter.
Survivors include a sister, Louise Floyd of Grenada; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Sue Hoskins
Funeral services for Mary Sue Hoskins, 90, of Kilmichael, were Sunday at Kilmichael Baptist Church in Kilmichael. Burial followed in the Poplar Creek Nations Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoskins died Jan. 8, 2010, at Kilmichael Hospital of heart failure.
She was the daughter of the late A. Z. Ware and Homa Olene Garrett Ware. Mrs. Hoskins was the widow of Ervin Jacks and John W. Hoskins.
Mrs. Hoskins was a homemaker and a member of Kilmichael Baptist Church, where she had been active in the Women’s Missionary Union.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her son, Phillip Jacks.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Ruth Jacks of Nashville; a grandson, three great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews; and her in-laws who cared for her.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kilmichael Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 142, Kilmichael, MS 39747; or to the Poplar Creek Nations Cemetery Fund, c/o Thomas Austin, 333 Woodman Road, Kilmichael, MS 39747.
An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.ofhwinona.com.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements.
Harry Holt Lott
Funeral services for Harry Holt Lott, 95, of North Carrollton, were Monday at North Carrollton United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton.
Mr. Lott died Jan. 8, 2010, at the State Veterans Home in Kosciusko of heart failure.
He was a 1938 graduate of Mississippi State University, where he was a member of the Maroon Marching Band. In addition, he was very active in the North Carrollton U. M. Church, where he was a lifetime member.
Mr. Lott was preceded in death by his parents, Harry A. and Fannie Turner Lott; his first wife of 64 years, Mary Julia Stepp Lott; a sister, Rebecca Lott Liddell; and three grandsons, Patrick Lott Box, James Estes Lott, and Infant Lott.
Survivors include his wife, Wilsye Turner Lott of North Carrollton; a daughter, Julia Lott Banks of Greenwood; a son, Harry H. Lott Jr. of Greenwood; three step-children, Denise Strueber of Dallas, David Dale of Sebastian, Fla., and Tom Dale of Amelia, Va.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
Lee Funeral Home of Winona was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial services for Danny McCammon, 63, of Southaven, native of Grenada, were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven.
Mr. McCammon died Jan. 4, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, of heart failure.
He was born on May 19, 1946, and was the son of the late William and Martha McCammon.
For 30 years, Mr. McCammon ran the family-owned McCammon & Associates, a commercial and residential construction company. He was one Southaven’s first volunteer firefighters and he served for 38 years as a DeSoto County reserve sheriff deputy.
In addition to his parents, preceding Mr. McCammon in death are two sisters, Bea Green and Belle Vance; and a brother, Edward McCammon.
Surviving Mr. McCammon are his wife of 46 years, Peggy McCammon, two daughters, Amy Rainey and Angie Still; a son, Jeff McCammon; three sisters, Sadie Griffin, Kathryn Davis and Ruth Wicker; six brothers, R. J. McCammon, Cecil McCammon, Delma McCammon, Fred McCammon, Rex McCammon, and Vernon McCammon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church senior adult department.
Twin Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Freeland Amos McGee
Funeral services for Freeland Amos McGee, 69, of Charleston, were Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church in Charleston. Mr. McGee was cremated.
Mr. McGee died Jan. 7, 2010.
He was a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, LuLu McGee of Charleston; three daughters, Elizabeth Louise Brener of Scobey, Peggy Ann Wilson of Drummonds, Tenn., and Mishell Crowell of Charleston; a son, Freeland Amos McGee Jr. of Charleston; three sisters, Dorothy Hall of Charleston, Alice Heath of Grenada, and Stella Tranum of Independence; four brothers, Floyd McGee of Coldwater, David McGee of Tillatoba, Jimmy McGee of Florida, and Larry McGee of Charleston; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston was in charge of arrangements.
Pat Gilbert McMahen Jr.
Pat Gilbert “Gil” McMahen, Jr., 45, of Water Valley, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 9, 2010. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Water Valley.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the First United Methodist Church.
Gil was born on Nov. 30, 1964, in Indianola, Miss., to Pat Gilbert McMahen, Sr. and Becky Murphy McMahen. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Water Valley, the church choir, and the North Mississippi Emmaus Community. Gil was self-employed as a Windshield Doctor. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and a certified scuba diver. He had also earned his B.A. Degree in Business from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.
Gil was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Olon McMahan of Belzoni and Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan Murphy of Indianola.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Smith McMahen; three children, Caleb Gilbert McMahen, Nelly Lee McMahen, and Ian Zebulun McMahen; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gilbert McMahen Sr., all of Water Valley; one sister, Patricia McMahen Lott of Grenada; and one brother, Laird Murphy McMahen of Jackson.
Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 603 North Main Street, Water Valley, MS 38965 or the Baptist Medical and Dental International in care of First United Methodist Church in Water Valley.
Rozelle Vance Pittman
Rozelle Vance Pittman, 88, of Grenada, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.
Rozelle was born Dec. 6, 1921, in Mathiston, Miss., to Lewis and Minnie Bell Norwood Vance. Growing up in Mathiston, she attended school there and graduated from Wood College. In October 1944, she married her first husband, O. L. Waits. They were the parents of two daughters, Linda and Sharon. After the death of Mr. Waits in 1958, she began working for Farmers Home Administration in Eupora. Two years later, the widowed Mrs. Waits married Douglas Pittman of Cadaretta, Miss. She continued to work for FHA in Webster and Calhoun counties before moving to the Grenada office in September of 1978. That year she was promoted from county office assistant to district loan technician. Her work encompassed a seven county area. She was listed in the 1978 edition of Personalities of the South. In 1981 she was appointed Federal Women’s Program Manager for FHA in the state of Mississippi. She retired from Farmers Home Administration in January of 1984.
As long as her health permitted, she was an active member of First Baptist Church in Grenada. She was also a charter member of Grenada BPW and a member of the Grenada Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Rozelle is survived by her daughters, Linda W. Allen (Clayton) of Eupora, Sharon W. Hays (Dale) of Calhoun City, and a son, Alfred Pittman (Fran) of Cadaretta. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Greg Miller (Lanna), Allison Calhoun (Taylor), Holly Cook (Chad), Matt Hays (Carrie), Maci Flautt (Graham), Elizabeth Pittman and Craig Pittman and five great-grandchildren, Maggie and Whitten Miller, Miller Calhoun, Kinsley Cook, and Lily Brooks Flautt.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Pittman, her parents, and brothers, Lewis Vance Jr., Irvin Vance, and Wyatt Vance.
Her family wishes to thank her caretakers, Sharon Sprayberry of Duck Hill, the staff of Grenada Graceland North, Calhoun City Nursing Home, and North Mississippi Medical LTC Eupora.
Visitation was at Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial followed at Mt, Vernon Cemetery in Webster County.
Pallbearers were Greg Miller, Taylor Calhoun, Matt Hays, Chad Cook, Craig Pittman, Ken Vance, and Larry Vance.
Oliver Funeral Home of Eupora was in charge of arrangements.
Lisa Dahl Taylor Williams
Funeral services for Lisa Dahl Taylor Williams, 42, of Duck Hill, were Sunday at the Thyatira Church, east of Senatobia. Burial followed in the Thyatira Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams died Jan. 8, 2010, at her home.
She was born May 7, 1967, in Memphis, to the late William and Mattie Taylor.
Mrs. Williams was a member of the South Side Church of Christ and was employed as a teacher by the Grenada School District.
Survivors include her faithful and loving husband, Mark Williams of Duck Hill; three sons, Adam Marshall Williams, Caleb Jordan Williams, and Zachary Taylor Williams, all of Duck Hill; three sisters, Tommie Downing and Mary Ann Sills, both of Cherry Valley, Ark., and Theresa Oglesby of Senatobia; and two brothers, Mark Sinquefield of Senatobia and Garry Sinquefield of Bryan, Texas.
National Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.