Betty Jean Cox Thornton

Betty Jean Cox Thornton, 79, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at her granddaughters home in Mantachie.

She was a member of Ingram Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, horses, reading, going to church and spending time with her family.

Services were 2 p.m., Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Nick Ulmer officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Betty is survived by her sister, Rachel Glover of Baldwyn; her grandchildren, Brandi Hodges (Bob) of Mantachie, Carl-Lee “Jay” King of Baldwyn, Tony Kennedy of Booneville and Nick Kennedy of Baldwyn and her great-grandchildren, Bobby Hodges IV, Ryan Kennedy, Carter Kennedy, Charlee-Jo Kennedy and Caine Kennedy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Thornton; her daughter, Denise Kennedy; her parents, Leslie and Sula Mae Cox and her brother, Chester Cox.

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.keslerfuneralhome.com

Dennis Anderson

Memphis, Tenn. — Dennis C. Anderson, 93, passed from this life into his eternal life on April 21, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.

He was born on January 24, 1928, in Prentiss County to Audie and Lucy Bolton Anderson. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1945, attended college at Union University, graduated from Mississippi State in 1950, and received his Masters degree from Ole Miss in 1955. He was a veteran of the United States Army, he spent his life teaching school in Columbus, Ohio and retired from there. He also taught part time in Mississippi and Tennessee. He enjoyed talking about history and could tell you the year when all his nieces, nephews, and cousins were born and usually name a person of history that had the same birthday. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was loved by all and made friends everywhere he went.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Hancock officiating. Burial was in the Zions Rest Cemetery.

His survivors include many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Ora Bell Anderson, Zera Duggar and Lorraine Berry; four brothers, Bryan, Harvey, A. E. and Rex Anderson.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family @www.watersfuneralservice.com

Grover Daniel Stephens

Grover Daniel Stephens, 69, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at his home in Booneville.

He was a member of East Marietta Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, basketball, football, cookouts and being with his family.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Little Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Jeremy Johnson and Bro. Elbert Ray Bennett officiating. Burial was in the Sumners Chapel Cemetery.

He is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Stephens (Carolyn) of Booneville, Tommy Stephens of Booneville, Stanley Stephens (Barbara) of Marietta, Randy Stephens (Martha) of Booneville and Mike Stephens (Sarah) of Marietta; his sister, Kernith Vandevander of Booneville and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. and Lela Brown Stephens; his sisters, Yvonne and Peggy Hoard and his brother, Jerry Cleveland Stephens.

Pallbearers were; Matt Stephens, Jacob Stephens, Kenny Wayne Aldridge, Josh Aldridge, Ethan Aldridge, Chance Conley, Phillip Eckstrand and Nathan Eckstrand.

Honorary pallbearers were his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.keslerfuneralhome.com

Tabatha ‘Tabby’ Yarbrough Frazier

Tabatha “Tabby” Yarbrough Frazier, 51, of Tishomingo, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

She was a member of the New Lebanon Baptist Church and attended Clausel Hill Methodist Church. She was a retired school teacher with 20 years of teaching at Hills Chapel School. She loved teaching, reading, working in her flowers and spending time with family especially her great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Redd officiating. Burial was in the New Lebanon Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Guy Frazier; her mother, Peggy Yarbrough; sister, Beth Murphy (Wayne); cousins, Tracy Yarbrough and Amanda Yarbrough Puckett (Chris “Bob”); nieces, Jordyn McVey, Tabithia Richter (Thomas), Amanda Wiggington (Shane) and Summer Williams (Josh); nephews, Jamie McVey (Tricia), Justin McVey (Angie) and Joey McVey; uncle, David Yarbrough (Carole); aunt, Cindy Yarbrough; great-nieces, Layah, Kaylee, and Brooklyn; great-nephews, Brantley, Jimmy Wayne, Daniel, JB, Garyn and Christian and a host of other family members.

She is preceded in death by her, father, James “Jim” Yarbrough; her grandparents, Odell and Marie Yarbrough and Harold Dean and Letha “Granny” Bryant; uncle, Gerald “Dickie” Yarbrough; great niece, Julie-Anne McVey and great nephew Everett Dean McVey.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com

Lilian Ann Carter

Lilian Ann Carter, 84, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021, at her home.

She was born July 5, 1936, to Thomas and Grace Higham in England. She was a nurse and a Civitan. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and taking care of her grandchildren.

A celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Minister Tony Brown and Minister Doug Greenway officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, Martin Valente, Mike (Cheryl) Carter, Paul Carter and Larry (Rhonda) Dunlap; two daughters, Donna Reese and Judy Dunlap; one daughter-in-law, Cathy Carter; 16 grandchildren, Leslie, Justin, Kyle, Devin, Drew, Candace, Kason, Kristin, Kaci, Brandi, Brittany, Erica, Falisha, Ashely, Colt and Josh; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Carter; two sons, Gary Carter and John Carter; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Carter; and one grandson, Carter Reese.

Pallbearers were; LC Taylor, Brandon Taylor, Jason Taylor, Troy Taylor, John Stewart, Jim Jones, Colton Fitzsimmons, Dr. Dukes, Andrew Bone, and Cayden Corbin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Vale Children’s Home, 1872 CR 700, Corinth, MS 38834.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Timothy Erastus Denson

Timothy Erastus Denson (Shortman), 60, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at Jackson General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.

He was born on April 29, 1960, to Nolan and Ruby Denson. He worked for Action Industries for 30 years and was a member of East Mount Zion Baptist Church. His love for his family and friends was his pride and joy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, nature, the outdoors, and taking care of his animals. He took pride in keeping everything around home beautiful, especially the lawn and garden.

A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the East Prentiss Cemetery.

Timothy is survived by his wife of 12 years, Patti Denson; one daughter Rachel (Jesse) Finley; step-children, Donald, Christopher, Ryan, Daniel, and Kimberlee Stout; one sister, Pam Harris; one brother in law, Bill Harris; two grandchildren, Leelyn and Rilyn; step-grandchildren Skylar, Brooklyn, Marrissa, Ryliegh, Khloe, and Abby; and 3 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Gerald and Perry Denson.

Pallbearers were Rod McCeary, Nathan Patterson, Bill Harris, Scotty Mayo, Bill Bradick, and Cotton Thornton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Tim Mayben

BALDWYN — Tim Mayben 57, passed away on April 26, 2021, at his home.

He was a retired truck driver, and he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He enjoyed truck driving, watching Dallas Cowboy football and Nascar. He was a Baptist.

Funeral services were held at Waters Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at noon with Rev. Jerry Mayo officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ever Marie Hester Mayben of Baldwyn; sons, Timothy C. E. Mayben of Saltillo, David L. Mayben of Guntown, Ricky Dale Mayben (Dody) of Nettleton; sister, Kaydra Ball of Fort Smith, Ark.; five grandchildren, Isabella Mayben, Arina Mayben, Seth Mayben, Allie Brooke Mayben, and Erin Hester; host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers were; Nathan Hester, Tommy Hood, James Hester, Delton Hester, Mike Dempster, and David Henry Mayben JR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary Bree Mayben.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family @www.watersfuneralservice.com

Lucy ‘John’ Neal King

Lucy “John” Neal King, 88, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at the Landmark Nursing Facility in Booneville.

She was born on July 26, 1932, to the late Pleas and Nora Smith McCreary. She retired from Brown Shoe Company. She loved taking care of her family. She also enjoyed baking and shopping. She was a member of Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Martin Hill Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Taylor and Bro. David Harper officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Memorial Gardens.

Lucy is survived by her daughters, Linda Jane Enis of Wheeler, Helen Harris (Jerry) of Booneville and Kammie King of Booneville; her son, Danny King (Vickie) of Booneville; her sisters, Shirley Cain of Booneville, Joyce Holland of Booneville and Elbie Brumfield of Louisiana; her brothers, Smith McCreary of Booneville and Paul McCreary of Louisiana; her grandchildren, Laurie Smith, Carla Enis, Scotty Enis, Teresa Loden, Crystal Fitzsimmons, Daniel King, Jeremy Harris and Dustin King; nineteen great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren who adored her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carmon King; her granddaughter, Amy “Sissy” Enis; her son-in-law, J.B. Enis; her sister, Jewel Taylor and her brothers, Troy and Dexter McCreary.

Pallbearers were; Scotty Enis, Daniel King, Jeremy Harris, Dustin King, Tony McCreary, Ronnie McCreary and Benji King.

Donna Morgan

Donna Morgan, 53, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

She was a member of the House of Prayer Church. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and being with her grandchildren.

Services are 1 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021, at House of Prayer Church with Bro. Jimmy Newby and Bro. Buddy Baker officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Thursday, April 29, 2021 at House of Prayer Church. Burial will be in the House of Prayer Cemetery.

Donna is survived by her son, Timothy Morgan (Angela) of Iuka; her brothers, Stevie Baker (Brenda) of Booneville, Mark Baker (Glenda) of Vicksburg, Kelly Baker of Booneville, David Buddy Baker (Michelle) of Booneville and Eric Eldridge of Soddy Daisy; her sister, Missy Eldridge of Soddy Daisy; her grandsons, Graysonn Morgan and James Lee Moody and her special friend, Dennis Copeland of Booneville.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lee Baker and Eli Eldridge and her sister, Debra Eldridge.

Pallbearers are; Dennis Copeland, Todd Hooper and Timothy Morgan.

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