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Wayne Gibens

ADAMSVILLE, Tenn. — Wayne Gibens departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the age of 67 year, eight months, 15 days.

He was born in Corinth on March 5, 1945, the son of Judith M. Stimpson and the late Nolan Gibens. On Nov. 23, 2004, he was united in marriage to Teresa Reddington, who survives.

Mr. Gibens served in the US Army from 1963 - 1968. A member of the 1st Calvary Division, he was stationed in Korea, Germany, and then went to Vietnam from 1967-1968. He was with the 1st Calvary Division Jan. 18, 1968, in Vietnam and supported the Marines at the SAHA during the TET Offensive.

After his Honorable Discharge he lived in Fort Myers, Fla., for 25 years and worked for Lee County Mosquito Control. He was very mechanically minded, which came in handy with his job which required numerous job titles, such as: electrician, welder, plumber, etc. He eventually retired from the company. In addition to Fort Myers, Fla., he also called McNairy County, Tenn., home for 6 1/2 years where he was a member of the Landmark Pentecostal Church in Adamsville, Tenn.

Mr. Gibens was a Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and was a member of motorcycle clubs.  He enjoyed dancing, loved children, was an avid and successful gun hunter of deer. He was also very knowledgeable about horses. He was a ferrier, enjoyed walking horses, trail riding, and was a member of several saddle clubs.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Reddington-Gibens of Adamsville, Tenn.; his children, Vickey Gibens of Corinth, Brian Gibens of Ft. Myers, Fla., Justin Gibens of Orlando, Fla., and Noel Gibens of Adamsville, Tenn.; his mother, Judith Stimpson of Wrightstown, N.J.; his sister, Gwen Anchorman of Wrightstown, N.J.; and his brother, Ronnie Stimpson of St. Louis, Mo.

Services were held on Nov. 24, 2012 at Landmark Pentecostal Church in Adamsville, Tenn., with Darrell Moffett, Elder William Reddington officiating. Burial followed in the Box Chapel Cemetery in Tippah County.

Shirley Puckett

Funeral services for Shirley Oleva Lambert Puckett, 67, of Corinth, are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at Glendale Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Puckett died Monday, November 26, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.

Born April 2, 1945, she was a Lab Tech for Parker-Hannifin and member of Glendale Baptist Church. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed cooking for people, sewing and antiquing. She loved flowers and gardening, she especially enjoyed growing tomatoes. She loved her church family and her Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Edith Crider Lambert; two brothers, William Dan Lambert and Dennis Ray Lambert; and her father-in-law, Arland Murry Puckett.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Charles Puckett of Corinth; a daughter, Lisa Wood and husband Steve of Fulton; two grandchildren, Tyler Daniel Wood and Brady Jonah Wood; a brother, Charles Wesley Lambert and wife Joanie of Iuka; two sisters, Debra Wiginton and husband Rodney of Glen, and Bonnie Cole and husband Robert of Burnsville; and her mother-in-law, Lola Mae Puckett of Corinth.

Bro. Ron Plymel and Bro. Brandon Powell will officiate.

Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Wednesday night at Magnolia Funeral Home and from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the church.

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George Hamilton

George Hamilton died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Hardin County Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.

Marvin Edwin Holloway

RIENZI — Funeral services with Military Honors for Marvin Edwin Holloway, 82, are set for 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Old Kemps Chapel in Rienzi.

Mr. Holloway died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. Born Nov. 26, 1929, he served as the chief of police of Salem, Ark., for 21 years and returned to his native home of Rienzi in 1990. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served for three years, including wartime service in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant in December 1954. He attended Jacinto Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by an infant great-granddaughter, Emma Katherine; his parents, Billy Doc and Mary Elizabeth Hardin Holloway; his brothers, Howard Holloway (Onie), his twin, Marcus Holloway (Nell), Herman Holloway, Halford Holloway and Curlee Holloway; and two sisters, Mary Ruth Armstrong and Bernice Nash.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sudie Faye Holloway of Rienzi; his daughters, Barbara Thorndyke (Scott) of Seymour, Mo., and Rita Lorrigan (John) of Little Rock, Ark.; three grandchildren, Leslie Holloway, Ashley McCutchen and Samantha Thorndyke; and seven great-grandchildren.

Bro. James Marks will officiate.

Visitation continues today from noon until service time at Magnolia Funeral Home.

Roy Lomenick

IUKA — Funeral services for Roy Lomenick, 68, were held Monday at Cutshall Funeral Chapel in Iuka with burial at Centerhill Community Cemetery in Counce, Tenn.

Mr. Lomenick died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of Hubbard Salem Community Church. He was formerly employed by the City of Iuka, Brewer’s Escort and Williams Tire Service before his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling and Ruby Lomenick; his son, Robert Lomenick; two daughters, Vanessa Cannon and Shandra Lomenick; one sister, Shirley Robinson; and two brothers, Tommy and James Lomenick.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Lomenick of Iuka; two sons, Barrry Allred of Dennis, and Mark Lomenick of Illinois; two step-sons, James C. Johnson (Bridgett) and Casey Johnson, both of Iuka; one daughter, Sharon Clingan of Iuka; three step-daughters, Emma Rhodes (Tim) of Burnsville, Amanda Largent (Tim) and Jennifer Ariola (Hector), both of Iuka; one brother, Luther “Brownie” Lomenick of Iuka; four sisters, Jewel Wingo, Linda Arnold and Diane Johnson, all of Iuka, and June Luttrell of Illinois; 22 grandchildren, Joshua Clingan (Jessica), Shaleigh Clingan, Crystal Largent, Nathan Barnes, Britney Barnes, Kaylee Johnson, Cal Johnson, Casey Gurno, Keely Hammock and 13 other grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bro. Franky Smith officiated the service.

Joseph W. O'Neill, Sr.

IUKA – Funeral services for Joseph W. O'Neill, Sr., 79, are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Glen with burial in Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mr. O'Neill died Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Born August 2, 1933, he retired after 28 years from Time DC in Memphis, Tn. He was a member of Mt. Zion Jesus Name Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Alice O'Neill; two brothers, Patrick and Jerry O'Neill; and two sisters, Margaret Cook and Martha O'Neill.

Survivors include his wife, Winnie Louise "Wendy" O'Neill of Iuka; three daughters, Dana Jo Smith (Ricky) of Hickory Flat, Joyce Lynette Ferguson (Louis) of Iuka, and Angela Kaye Sparks of Iuka; a son, Joseph W. O'Neill, Jr. (Sandra) of Natchez; a sister, Faye Prince of Covington, Tn.; and two brothers, Everitt O'Neill of Hernando and David O'Neill of Sardis; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Bro. Terry Garrett and Bro. Gerald Grisham will officiate.

Visitation is 4:30-8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Lawrence Lee Wood

IUKA — Funeral services for Lawrence Lee Wood, 71, are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at North Crossroads Community Church with burial at North Crossroads Community Cemetery.

Mr. Wood died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at his residence. He was a member of North Crossroads Community Church. He retired from King Manufacturing Co. in Corinth after working as a machinist for 40 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.B. and Rutelia Hicks Wood; two brothers, Clinton C. Wood and Leonard Wood; an infant brother; and two sisters, Bertha Odel and Ruby Carlisle.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret B. Wood of Iuka; one son, Lewis Lee Wood (Donna) of Iuka; one daughter, Janice W. Jones of Iuka; four grandchildren, Brian Lee Wood (Nikki) of Camden, Tenn., Amanda W. Webb (Matt) of Florence, Ala., Ethan C. Jones and Jake R. Jones, both of Iuka; and two great-grandchildren.

Bro. Bobby Christian and Bro. Travis Smith will officiate.

Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. The body will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to service time Wednesday.
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