Dan W. Honeycutt

Dan Wiley Honeycutt, 76, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

Born July 27, 1944 in Alcorn County, he was the son of the late Looney L. and Minnie Virginia Walker Honeycutt. He attended Snowdown United Methodist Church in Tishomingo County and was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Alcorn County. Dan was a kind and loving husband, father, and brother. He was retired from Fisher Oil Company. He was a 1962 graduate of Kossuth High School and attended Northeast Mississippi Junior College. He was a Vietnam War veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force between December 1965 and December 1971 when he received his honorable discharge with the rank of Sergeant. He served on an AC130 transport plane in the 314th Air Command, 772nd Squadron, and was stationed in the Philippine Islands.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Comer Honeycutt; two daughters, Susan Hendrix and Angela Hendrix Hester (Dale), and a son, James M. Hendrix, all of Iuka; four grandchildren, Bethany Holcomb, Hillary Jackson (Jimmy), Shalene Hendrix, and Dakota Hester; nine great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Frances Comer of Iuka; two brothers, Robert L. “Bob” Honeycutt (Sue) of Booneville, and Michael D. “Wayne” Honeycutt (Barbara) of Kossuth; and a sister, Jimmie Lee Honeycutt Whitt of Mathiston. He was preceded in death by his parents; his paternal grandparents, Jessie Green and Cora Jane Phillips Honeycutt; his maternal grandparents, Kendall and Madgie Odell Dilworth Walker; and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Whitt.

Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were scheduled for noon, Friday, December 11, 2020, graveside at Snowdown Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Bradley Smullins. Interment followed in Snowdown Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Comer, Robbie Comer, Dale Hester, Dakota Hester, and Tom Whitaker.

An online guestbook may be accessed at www. cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Billy Ray Martin

Billy Ray Martin, 64, of Iuka, Mississippi, died Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.

Billy was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Iuka. He was employed at the City of Iuka for 37 years where he worked as a sanitation worker. He loved music and enjoyed watching movies on TV.

He is survived by one brother, Ronnie Martin, and one sister, Rosa Wilson, both of Iuka. He was preceded in death by his parents, R. C. Martin, Sr. and Virgie F. Tye Martin; and a brother, Robert Martin, Jr. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020, at First Missionary Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. John Taylor. Interment followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. An online guestbook can be accessed at www. cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Charlie Larry Pettigo

NETTLETON — Charlie Larry Pettigo, 68, passed away on December 9, 2020 at his home.

He was a machinist for Delta Manufacturing for 32 years. He enjoyed riding dune buggies, four wheelers, hunting, watching westerns and he was an avid Alabama football and Nascar fan. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a Baptist.

Funeral services were held at Waters Funeral home, Friday, December 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Jonathan Mask and Bro. Danny Robbins officiating.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Mary Taylor Pettigo of Nettleton; daughters Laura Martin (Blake) of Booneville and April Goolsby (Tim) of Nettleton; sons Matthew Pettigo (Angie) of Mantachie, Ethan Greer of Nettleton, Jonathan Coleman (Gabby Peña) of Mooreville and Danial Coleman of Nettleton; sister, Sue Wimbs of Marietta; 14 grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Johnson, A. M. Norwood, James Hardin, Gene “Lucky” Wilson, and members of the D & D hunt club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Lois Leathers Pettigo; sister, Carolyn Pettigo.

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

Ray Gene South

Ray Gene South, 85, of Iuka, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.

Born March 14, 1935, to David Jacob and Mary Pearlie Fell South, Ray was a Christian who loved the Lord. He was a kind and loving man who enjoyed helping those in need. He was a faithful member of Snowdown United Methodist Church. He retired from Sears in Memphis, Tenn., after 38 years of service. Ray enjoyed all sports and especially loved the restoration of his 1926 T Model. He was a blessing to his family and they were a blessing to him.

He is survived by his wife, Lola Moore South; two sons, Thomas Gene South (Terri) and David Ray South (Teresa); five grandchildren, Christopher South, Lauren Brock (Adam), Jackson South, Matthew South (Stephanie), and Alexandria Weber (Brian); and three great-grandchildren, Elijah South, Logan South, and Emma Caroline Weber.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David Jacob and Mary Pearlie Fell South; his grandparents, John Bryson and Mahalia Odom South, and Henry Jackson and Janie Kidd Fell; a sister, May Crumpton; and two brothers, Alfred “Bill” South and Aaron South.

Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 15, 2020, graveside at Snowdown Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Bradley Smullins. Interment followed in Snowdown Cemetery.

Pallbearers were his sons, Thomas and David South, his grandsons, Christopher, Matthew, and Jackson South, and his grandson-in-law, Brian Weber. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Moore, Gene Worsham, Dr. Ben Kitchens, Adam Brock, and his Jack’s coffee buddies.

Memorials may be made to Snowdown Cemetery Fund or the charity of the donor’s choice. An online guestbook can be accessed at www. cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Dr. Gary L. Mason

Dr. Gary L. Mason, 71, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020.

A private family service will be held, and followed by interment at Garden of Memories Cemetery with Bro. Fred Eakes officiating. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Mason was born in Booneville, to Clarence and Nancy Lou Mason who both preceded him in death. He was married to Debra Stewart Mason.

Dr. Mason served in the U.S. Navy for four years and then worked as an Emergency Room Physician for many years. His greatest love was his family, and he made certain that most of his time was spent with them. He was never interested in alone time; he just wanted family time. His children have many memories of adventures riding in the jeep and exploring at the lake. He did enjoy special times in the mountains with Debra and especially loved the Boone Mountain area.

His favorite hobby was walking, and he was referred to as “the walker.” He especially liked walking in the rain and never turned down an offer to go for a walk.

Dr. Mason leaves his family a legacy of kindness, compassion, and generosity. He was always willing to help anyone with any need they had. He was an extremely patient man with a kind demeanor and a soft voice.

Dr. Mason is survived by his wife, Debra; his children, Amanda (Shane) Golden, Jessica Mason, and Stewart (Molly) Mason; his grandchildren, Gavin Miller, Nolan Thomason, Kylee Golden, Shayna Golden, Isaac Golden, Lily Winkler, Quinn Mason, and Sam Mason; his brother Jimmy (Betty) Mason; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends who adored him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association (225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Il. 60601) or St. Jude children’s Research Hospital (262 S. Danny Thomas Blvd, Memphis, TN 38105).

Please leave online condolences on the Tribute Wall at www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

James Spears

STANTONVILLE, Tenn. — James Spears, 81, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020 at the AHC in Savannah, Tenn., James retired from the Adamsville Phone Company and he was a junk dealer and was known as “junk man.” He loved reading his Bible, watching old westerns and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard and he was a Baptist.

Funeral services will be at West Shiloh Baptist Church on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:00 p. m. with Dr. Jerry Wood officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn, MS is in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by a daughter, Juana Robinson (Wayne) of Booneville; (4) sisters; (3) grandchildren, Christin Bearden (Joey), Colby Jones (Brianna) and Falyn Spears; (2) great-grandchildren, Fiera Spears and Nova Leigh Jones and his third great-grandchild, is expected in August, 2021; host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ollie Spears; his wife, Linda Sue Spears; son, Daren Spears and a brother and sister.

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

Gail Dickerson

BALDWYN — Mary Gail Dickerson, 80, passed away at her home on December 7, 2020. She was a former secretary and employee of Blue Bell and Bio Clinic. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

Burial was in Bethany Cemetery and a service will be announced by Waters Funeral Home at a later date.

She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Weatherly of Baldwyn; son, Mike Dickerson of Baldwyn; sister, Marie Conlee of Tupelo; father of her children, Max Dickerson; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Minnie Carlock Duncan; one brother and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

James Alford Fleming

James Alford Fleming, 87, passed from his earthly body on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at his residence.

He was the oldest son of Buford and Ora Fleming, born May 30, 1933.

He was always a hard-working family man. He worked in Memphis, Tenn., as a grain inspector and an oil delivery man for several years. After moving to Baldwyn, in 1976, he worked as warehouse supervisor at Air Cap/MTD for over 20 years. He was a member of the Houston Palestine Water Association and a longtime member of Parker’s Chapel Baptist Church. He loved yard work and gardening.

Survivors include his daughter, Judy Carol Brister (Larry); and sons Terry Fleming and Robbie Fleming (Sheila); seven grandchildren, April Johnson, Matt Fleming, Misty Fleming, Jeanne Beth Creely, Ashley Sandlin, Michael Taylor, and Kala Taylor; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jo Ann Fitzsimmons.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Lurie Fleming; his parents; four brothers, JW Fleming, Kenneth Fleming, Loyd Fleming, and Bobby Fleming; three sisters, Linda Reeves, Joyce Kee, and Maxine Guin; daughter in law, Dot Fleming.

Waters Funeral Home in Baldwyn was in charge of arrangements. A family graveside service was held Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 4 p.m. at Kirkville Cemetery with Bro. Douglas Kitchens and Bro. Ray Guin officiating.

Pallbearers were Matt Fleming, Michael Taylor, Jason Johnson, Matthew Creely, Paden Fleming, Mason Johnson, and Chandler Johnson.

Honorary Pallbearers were Jaxon Kennedy, Colin Bishop, Turner Creely and Garrett Creely.

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

Lula Faye Vanderford

Lula Faye Vanderford, 84, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tenn., after a battle with Covid-19.

She was born November 14, 1936, to Thomas Richard and Ellen Floyd. She was a long-time member of Snowdown Church of Christ. She retired from Jumpertown School cafeteria after 25 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and volunteering with Helping Hands food delivery. She will always be remembered for her willingness to lend a hand, her smile and cheerfulness.

A private graveside service will be Friday, December 18, 2020, at Snowdown Church of Christ Cemetery with Minister Keith Sanders officiating. Services are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, James Vanderford; one son, Wayne Vanderford; one brother, Noonan (Mattie) Floyd; and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, William Floyd and Hollis Floyd.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Association or to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

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