Gary ‘Bubba’ McCoy

Gary Cleston “Bubba” McCoy, 62, passed away November 21, 2021, in Booneville. He was born in Houston, on July 6, 1959. He enjoyed NASCAR, collecting cars, fishing, and cooking some good ole barbeque. Bubba was happiest being with his family and best friend, Blue. He was an avid Alabama fan and enjoyed watching football and baseball.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 3 p.m., at Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Trimble officiating. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Candy Chittom McCoy; daughter, Amanda “Mandy” McCoy of Mooreville (formally of Booneville); sisters, Shirley Scott of Houston, Texas, Jeanette Davis (Terry) of Pisgah, Pam Lauderdale (Max) of Pisgah, and Angie Thornton (Michael) of Booneville; a host of nieces and nephews and many friends; and special friend and caregiver, Allen Comello.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Cleston McCoy and Christine Fleming McCoy; and his wonderful son, Gary Matthew McCoy.

Condolences may be extended to the family at boonevillefuneralhome.net.

Nola June Riddle

Nola June Riddle, 84, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, at the Longwood Community Living Center. She was born on July 28, 1937, to Cleatis Ross Riddle and Nona Exie Palmer Riddle. June liked to travel, loved working on puzzles and playing games on her iPad.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 26, 2021, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Booneville Funeral Home. Burial was in the Forked Oak Cemetery in the Burton Community. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her sister, Sophia Jane Bonds of Booneville; two nephews, Joseph Bonds (Cindy) of Sheffield, Ala., and Michael Bonds of Booneville; three nieces, Theresa Peters of Corinth, Terry Lee (Tommy) of Booneville and Shelia Ryan of Booneville; and host of great-nieces and nephews.

June is preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, J.L. Bonds.

Pallbearers were Jamie Lee, Hunter Thomas, Heath Thomas, Awston Bridges, Wesley Richardson, and Matthew Bonds.

Honorary Pallbearers were Casey Ryan, Jarrett Thomas, and Dustin Box.

James Randy Floyd

James Randy Floyd, 68, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at his residence in Booneville. He was born in Booneville on August 2, 1953, to James Lee Floyd and Eloise Caldwell Floyd. Randy enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and spending time with his girls and grandkids.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Booneville Funeral Home. Bro. Tony Brown and Elbert Ray Bennett officiated. Burial was in Zions Rest Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his daughters, Brandi Thomas (Michael Steve) of New Albany and Misty Hope Pierce (Kevin) of Fulton; grandchildren, Brittney Lindsey of Marietta, Grace Pierce of Fulton, Lily Pierce of Fulton; nephews, Tilman Floyd, Davis Floyd, both of Marietta; and a special aunt, Vonciel Pharr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Floyd; parents, James and Eloise C. Floyd; brother, Jeff Floyd; grandfather, James Tilman Floyd; and grandmother, Era Floyd.

Pallbearers were Michael Pounds, Wesley Adams, Davis Floyd, Blake Pounds, Tilman Floyd, Brandon Holcomb, and Ken Martin.

Earline B. Whitfield

Mona Earline Barnes Whitfield, 95, of Iuka, was welcomed into Heaven on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Tishomingo Manor Nursing Home. Mrs. Whitfield was born on February 27, 1926, to Lillian Woodruff Barnes and Earl Wheeler Barnes. She became the wife of James Clay Whitfield, son of Walter and Georgia Seago Whitfield, on July 4, 1946. She was a former employee of Genesco Shoe Company and Ripley Screen Company. Being a meticulous homemaker and excelling in her cooking skills, she was known for welcoming family and guests into their home and for her coconut cake. She was a lifetime member of Harmony Methodist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher for many years.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Vines; a grandson, Clifford Clay Vines (Renee); her great-grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Vines, Samuel Lee Vines, and Seth Carson Vines; four sisters, Louise Cox, Hilda Grisham, Bernice Perry, and Ann Barnes; and a sister-in-law, Mary Linton Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Clay Whitfield; her parents, Earl Wheeler and Lillian Woodruff Barnes; a granddaughter, Monica Lee Vines; a brother, Keiffer Barnes; and three brothers-in-law, Jimmy Grisham, Kenneth Cox, and Perk Perry.

Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, officiated by Cliff Vines. Interment was in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lynn Perry, Samuel Vines, Seth Vines, Austin Whitfield, Andrew Whitfield, and Alex Whitfield.

Memorials may be made to Harmony Cemetery Fund.

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

Daris Lee Crum

Daris Lee Crum, 70, of Burnsville, died Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Crum was a U. S. Army veteran who served as a nurse during the Vietnam War. She was also formerly employed at World Color in Corinth and was a homemaker. She enjoyed doing her hair and makeup and watching TV, as well as spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by two brothers, Dan Mauldin and Austin Mauldin, Jr.; three grandchildren, Austin Crum (Anna), Ashley Crum, and Christina Crum; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Crum; her grandson, Hunter Crum; and a sister, Linda Childers.

Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Glen, officiated by Bro. Jimmy Rich. Interment was in Brigman Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Austin Crum, Rickey Hudson, John Latch, Joe Quintero, Gary Smith, and Staphen Childers.

Memorials may be made to Brigman Hill Cemetery Fund. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Larry Gaines

James Larry Gaines, 70, of Burnsville, died Friday, November 26, 2021, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka. Larry was a member of Strickland Church of Christ and was a former truck driver. He enjoyed hunting and watching Westerns.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Gaines; a son, James “Bobo” Gaines; one brother, Hershel Skelton; two sisters, Pat Cosby and Diane Eichler; eight grandchildren, Cecelia Gaines, Brandon Kohliem, Anthony Kohliem, Kaitlyn Dexter, Jeremy Gaines, Jayden Gaines, Zoie Gaines, and Trinity Davis; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jeffie Lou Gaines Forman; his daughter, Tabitha Gaines; three brothers, Phil Skelton, Milton Skelton, and Jerry Clay Skelton; and a sister, Anita Skelton.

Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were scheduled for Noon, Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Strickland Church of Christ, officiated by Bro. Terry Smith. Interment was in Antioch Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Cosby, Eric Cooper, Brad Godwin, Tyler Shook, Cody Newcomb, and Jason Huffman. Honorary pallbearers include Robert W. Lambert, Brandon Kohliem, and Anthony Kohliem.

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

Melvin Minor

Melvin Minor, 62, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021, at The River Place Nursing Center in Amory. He enjoyed NASCAR and dirt track racing, fishing and trucking. A private family service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Friendship Cemetery.

He is survived by his sons; Bruce Minor and Christopher Minor both of Okolona, his mother; Joyce Minor of Tupelo, his sister; Marilyn Minor of Saltillo, his brother; Mack Minor of Tupelo and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; Bruce Minor and his brother; Marty Minor.

Jackie Harold Lindsey

Jackie Harold Lindsey, 75, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. He enjoyed reading, gardening and anything outdoors. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Marty Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Kirkville Cemetery.

He is survived by his daughter; Holly Lindsey Taylor (Jason) of Olive Branch, his son; David Lindsey of Coldwater, his brother; Tommie Lindsey (Joanie) of Thurmont, Md., his sisters; Patti Lindsey Watkins (Cecil) of Booneville, Debbie Lindsey Roberts (Dennis) of Mantachie and Susan Lindsey McAnally (Hugh) of Booneville, his grandchildren; Christian, Katlyn, Landyn & Addison Lindsey all of Coldwater, Aston, Braden & Avery Taylor all of Olive Branch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Flavis & Katie Lindsey, his sister; Sherrie Lindsey, his nieces; Ginger McAnally & Ericka Erwin.

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