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Obituaries for September 30, 2002

Elnora P. Austin

WINONA - Elnora Powell Austin, 85, died Saturday at Kilmichael Hospital.

Mrs. Austin was a retied inspector for Windon Manufacturing. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Morris Jones and Albert Britt officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Austin; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Harvey Powell.

She is survived by a son, David Austin of Winona; a daughter, Judy Shelley of Winona; a sister, Frances Johnson of Greenwood; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Leona Herring, 99 Herring Loop, Winona, Miss. 38967.

Oliver Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Juanita H. Curtis

WINONA - Juanita Hamer Curtis, 83, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Winona, died Thursday at her residence.

Mrs. Curtis was a retired Mississippi Highway Patrol. She was a member of Moore Memorial United Methodist Church.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Curtis was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh A. Curtis Jr.; a daughter, Judy Ormon; three brothers, Quin Hamer, Oscar Hamer and Neal Hamer; and a sister, Pauline Horne.

She is survived by a son, Jack Curtis of Derma; a daughter, Faye Lawrence of Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Nannie Morgan of Greenville and Elizabeth 'Lib' Long of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arlene D. Daniels

Arlene D. Daniels, 48, of Grenada, died Friday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Daniels was a nurse's aide.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Boyett and Rev. Ruby Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery.

Mrs. Daniels is survived by her husband, David Daniels of Grenada; three brothers, Paul Barrow, Jerry Barrow and Nelson Barrow, all of Grenada; a daughter, Marsha Phillips of Greenwood; two brothers, Carl Hettich of Grenada and Randy Hettich of Birmingham, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby M. Easley

CALHOUN CITY - Ruby Mae Ward Easley, 78, of Vardaman, died Friday at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Mrs. Easley was a homemaker. She was a member of Reedy's Chapel Baptist Church.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Reedy's Chapel Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby Joe Poss, Dale Easley, Bobby Adams and Gladwin Carpenter officiating. Burial was in Reedy's Chapel Cemetery in Derma.

Mrs. Easley was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Middleton Easley; her parents, Robert Ward and Dora Dean Gaskin Ward; and a sister, Louise Cohea.

She is survived by seven sons, James H. Easley, Robert L. Easley, both of Vardaman, John M. Easley of Cleveland, William W. Easley of Bellefontaine, David R. Easley of Amory, Henry M. Easley of Calhoun City, and Mark T. Easley of Laurel; five daughters, Ruby J. Easley, Jackie M. Easley, Shirley E. Baker, all of Vardaman, Christie E. Goolsby o Crystal Springs and Lisa E. Herndon of Aberdeen; three brothers, James Ward, Ray Ward, both of Woodland, and Gene Ward of Eupora; six sisters, Minnie Chandler, Margaret Cockell, both of Woodland, Opal Smith of Eupora, Stella Hollis of Columbus, Bobbie Harris of Tupelo and Ruth Lancaster of Southaven; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jay Easley, Jock Easley, Rob Easley, Sam Baker, Larry Baker, Jason Goolsby, John Easley, Patrick Easley, Ross Easley, Craig Easley, James Easley, Charlie Easley, Matthew Herndon, Ethan Herndon and Daniel Easley.

Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thomas H. Garrett

Thomas Hunter Garrett Jr., 90, of Grenada, died Saturday at his residence.

Mr. Garrett was manager of a truck line terminal. He was a member of Lakewood Independent Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World.

The funeral was at 11 a.m. today at National Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Henley officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Hunter Garrett III.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Kemp Garrett of Grenada; two daughters, Elizabeth G. Nail and Gynelle G. Haley, both of Grenada; four grandchildren, Dawnee Palmertree, Keith Nail, both of Grenada, Phillip Mullins and Patrick Mullins, both of Shreveport, La.; and five great-grandchildren.

National Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elijah T. Harper

WINONA - Elijah Thomas Harper, infant, of Carrollton, died Friday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton with the Rev. Will Dowling officiating.

Master Harper is survived by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Trey Harper of Carrollton; two brothers, John A. Harper and Joshua B. Harper, both of Carrollton; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moody of Meridian, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harper of Grenada; and his great-grandmother, Ann Moody of Meridian.

Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

James R. Mullen

GREENWOOD - James Robert Mullen, 66, of Leflore, died Sunday at his residence.

Mr. Mullen was a retired conservation officer in Grenada County, a former high school teacher and basketball coach. He was a member of Leflore Baptist Church, the Money Hunting Club and former member of Woodmen of the World.

Mr. Mullen was a 1954 graduate of Holcomb High School, a 1958 graduate of Bethel College in McKenzie, Tenn. where he received a bachelor of science degree in health, social studies and coaching.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Leflore Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Livingston and Norris Corley officiating. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Mullen was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Douglas Mullen and Nannie Sue Carver Mullen.

He is survived by his wife, Gondyne Mullen of Holcomb; two daughters, Nanette Counts and Marcia Sapp, both of Leflore; and three grandchildren, Blair Mullen, Robert Sapp and Michael Sapp, all of Leflore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Roberts, Dudley Windham, Lee Counts, Wayne Gorman, and Curtis Sapp.

Memorials may be sent to Leflore Baptist Church Building Fund.

Wilson & Knight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James A. Neill

WINONA - James Armstrong Neill, 72, of Carrollton, died Sunday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital.

Mr. Neill was a retired employee of Wade, Inc. and Neill Land Co. He was a deacon, a member of Carrollton United Methodist Church and former member of ASCS Office Committee.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carrollton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Mr. Neill was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hart Neill Sr. and Lucille Neill; and a brother, Henry H. Neill Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Ferguson Neill of Carrollton; three sons, James A. 'Jim' Neill Jr., Corey F. Neill and Jonathan W. 'Jon' Neill, all of Carrollton; a brother, Robert W. Neill of Carrollton; a sister, Lucille N. Murphy of Carrollton; and two grandchildren.

Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther M. Ohlis

Esther M. Ohlis, 64, of Grenada, a native of Evansville, Ind., died Friday at her residence.

Mrs. Ohlis was a 1956 graduate of Reitz Memorial High School and attended Marion College in Indianapolis, Ind.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church with inurnment in the All Saints Columbarium. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Mrs. Ohlis was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene Fred Logsdon and Dorothy Haag Logsdon; a brother, William Logsdon; and a sister, Margaret Logsdon Mueller.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond S. Ohlis of Grenada; two sons, Marty Ohlis and Matt Ohlis; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made in the name of Esther M. Ohlis to All Saints Episcopal Church Columbarium Fund, 469 South Main Street, Grenada, Miss.; Hederman Cancer Center, Baptist Health Systems, 1225 North State Street, Jackson, Miss. 39202; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn. 38101.

Ethel T. Simmons

Ethel Theo Simmons, 93, of Grenada, died Friday at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Mrs. Simmons was retired.

The funeral was at 3 p.m. Sunday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clarence Cooper, and the Revs. Gene Richardson and Roger Richardson officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Simmons was the widow of Jack W. Simmons.

She is survived by three sons, Jack W. Simmons Jr., Charles Simmons, both of Grenada and William Simmons of Greenville; a daughter, Robbie S. Bramlett of Kosciusko; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great great-grandchildren.

Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Beulah M. Sims

CALHOUN CITY - Beulah Mae Sims, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Mrs. Sims was a retired cashier for Piggly Wiggly. She was a member of New Gauley Baptist Church.

The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Spratlin officiating. Burial was in New Gauley Cemetery.

Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by her husband, Roy T. Sims; a son, Edward E. Sims; and his parents, Earnest Harvey Keenum and Annie Doyle Goodson Keenum.

She is survived by a daughter, Annie Mae Sims Spencer of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Wanda Sue Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Greg Spencer, Bob Spencer and Ida G. Spencer; and a great-grandchild, Summer Nicole Spencer.

Pallbearers were Greg Spencer, Bob Spencer, Jay Killen, Chris Johnson, Danny Keenum and Benjie Sneed.

Pryor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Glenda T. Wiggins

BATESVILLE - Glenda Tackett Wiggins, 58, died Friday at her sister's resident in Enid.

Mrs. Wiggins was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Graveside services were at noon Saturday at Forrest Hill South Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. with the Rev. Rex Pittman officiating.

Mrs. Wiggins was preceded in death by his father, Burt T. Tackett.

She is survived by a son, Billy O. Wiggins Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a daughter, Sandy Wiggins Bolden of Parkville, Mo.; his mother, Jessie Marshall Tackett of Memphis, Tenn.; and two sisters, Melbaline T. Busby of Memphis, Tenn. and Laverne T. Baker of Enid.

Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

©The Daily Sentinel Star 2007


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