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Bob Lyles

OWASSO, Okla. -- Funeral services for Bobby Joe “Bob,” 73, were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in the chapel of Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso, Okla., with no burial service -- cremation services followed the services.

Lyles, resident of Owasso, died on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

He was born April 11, 1940 in Newton County, Mississippi to Allen Bridges and Gladys (Thrash) Lyles.

He was raised and received his education in Mississippi, graduating high school in Pascagoula. Following high school, he continued his education, receiving a Bachelors and Masters in engineering from Mississippi State University and an MBA from the University of Alabama.

On November 4, 1962, he and Jane Isom were united in marriage in Corinth. Because of his employment, they lived in a variety of locations including Ohio, California and Utah. Owasso has been home since 2005. Bob retired as Vice President of Business Development for Space Operations from the Thiokol Corporation, and he continued to have a great passion and curiosity for space and rocketry throughout his life. A man of many talents, he enjoyed writing, golfing, mentoring, as well as working with his hands, especially woodworking. Bob also loved the outdoors doing gardening, landscaping and camping.

He is survived by many who hold cherished memories of him are; his wife, Jane of the home; children – Julie Lyles Carr and husband Michael of Austin, Texas, Rob Lyles and wife Jill of Bloomington, Ind., David Lyles and wife Teresa of Broken Arrow, Okla.; his mother-in-law Mildred W. Isom of Corinth; a sister-in-law Zula Lyles of Hickory Creek, Texas; one nephew and two nieces. Also surviving and close to his heart are his 16 grandchildren.

Those that would like to honor Bob’s memory may do so by contributing to: Legacy of Hope, 8901 West Highway 71, Austin, TX 78735 or on line at: Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.

Charles Rayford Wilbanks, Sr.

KOSSUTH -- Funeral services Charles Rayford Wilbanks, Sr., 79, was held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Corinth and burial followed in Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Military Honors.

He died in Jackson on Dec. 16, 2013.

He was born March 5, 1934, in Kossuth.

Wilbanks graduated from Alcorn County Agriculture High School in Kossuth, Mississippi and then attended Mississippi College in Clinton and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

He served in the United States Army from 1956 – 1960. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant and later promoted to First Lieutenant.

Wilbanks began practicing law in 1963, practicing both in Corinth and Kossuth. He was a member of the Mississippi Bar for 50 years. As an attorney he is remembered for working hard for his clients and often taking the difficult and unpopular stand. He also served as a municipal court judge for the town of Farmington.

Wilbanks taught at the Mississippi College of Law from 1977 to 1982 and in 1977 was named “Professor of the Year.”

He was inspired by the needs of his grandson, Christopher, he founded the National Leigh’s Disease Foundation in 1988 to help sponsor medical research for this very rare disease, and to provide support for affected families. In 1996 the Foundation broadened its efforts merging with United Mitochondria Disease Foundation which now has more than 50 local chapters across the nation. During his life he was always involved in and dedicated to his church and served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member.

Wilbanks is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nancy Worley Wilbanks; four children, Angela Wilbanks Cossitt, Sandra Wilbanks Rives (Jay); Charles Rayford Wilbanks, Jr. (Alicia); and Jane Wilbanks Roberts (Mark), and his brother Sammy Cleaton Wilbanks (Susan); He was “Big Daddy” to nine adoring grandchildren, Justin Michael Rives (Cristie), Casey Cossitt Jones (Cliff); Molly Cossitt Clark (Todd); Allyce Wilbanks Majors (Adam); Ashley Cossitt Quick (Davis); Joey Roberts; Annaclaire Elizabeth Wilbanks; Abigail Louise Wilbanks, Jacob Lee Roberts; five great-grandchildren, Mary Logan Clark; Jason Cade Rives; Henry Davis Quick; Rosey Kate Clark and Jordan Blake Rives.

Wilbanks was preceded in death by his parents, Sam Cleton Wilbanks and Annie Cleo Parish Wilbanks; his sister, Betty Wilbanks Campbell and two grandsons, Christopher Blake Rives and Charles Rayford Wilbanks III (Chase).

Bro. Dennis Smith officiatied.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until service time at First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Justin Rives, Todd Clark, Adam Majors, Davis Quick, Rob Tadlock and Cliff Jones.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Monroe, Jerry Jones, Bro. Carroll Talley, Taft Little, Larry James, Hoyt Alexander Glen Parker, Donald Downs and Leiman Wilbanks.

In lieu of flowers we ask that you consider a donation to “But God Ministries” , which is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, that shares the love of Jesus Christ through building sustainable communities around the world. It is currently building a sustainable community near Ganthier, Haiti. The work in Haiti was a passion of Wilbanks.

You can send donations to 140 North State Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202.

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Hassie Albright

Funeral services for Hassie Albright were held at 2 p.m. on Monday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with burial in the Corinth National cemetery.

Albright died Dec. 22, 2013 at her residence.

She was born Feb. 22, 1924 in Attala County, Miss., to the late Thomas Luther and Mary Emma Tyler.

She was a housewife who enjoyed sewing and gardening.

She is survived by her daughter Wanda (Jerry) Turner of North Chesterfield, Va.; stepchildren Chip (Rhonda) Albright, Chris (Scherun) Albright, Beth (Levon) Tankersley; grandchildren Gerald (Lisa) Turner, Keisha (Brad) Ruble, Adam (Lauren) Albright, Alex( Jackie) Albright, Melissa (Phil) Bickert, Michelle (Chris) Brooks, Cody (Sarah) Tankersley; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Albright, parents, grandson Casey Tankersley.

Pam Clark

IUKA -- Funeral services for Pamela Annette Clark, 47, were held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 1 p.m. in Iuka at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel with burial being held at Oak Grove Cemetery.

She died on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at her residence.

She worked most of her life as a a certified nursing assistant, and loved her nursing home patients.

She is survived by her mother, Phyllis Clark of Iuka; two brothers, Donald Clark (Connie) and Sam Clark; one sister, Sherry Johnson (Robert) all of Iuka.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald “Gene” Clark.

Visitation was held at 10 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Bro. Tony Curtis officiated.

Mose Nunley

IUKA -- Funeral services for Mose Dewey Nunley, 77, has been set for 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Nunley died on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in East Memphis.

He was born in Iuka, and lived 41 years in Illinois. He worked for GE for 25 years, and was involved in real estate, life insurance, the cemetery business, and owned a self-service gas station/convenience store. His favorite hobby was to read.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Nunley of Iuka; one brother, George Nunley (Sue) of Ozark, Mo.; two sisters, Mae Floyd and Faye Helton (Dellus) both of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrrell and Annie Nunley; and his sister, Myrtyle Curtis.

Visitation has been set for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m..

Bro. Gary Watkins and Bro. Tony Curtis will officiate.

William Price

MICHIE, Tenn. -- Funeral services for William Ray Price, 68, were held on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at 3 p.m. at New Hope Methodist Church in Michie and the burial was at New Hope Cemetery in Michie.

He died on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at McNairy Regional Hospital in Selmer, Tenn.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1945 in Corinth.

He was a brick mason.
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