Joe Murray Allen

BALDWYN — Joe Murray “Poppy” Allen, 73, passed away on January 1, 2021, in Destin, Fla.

He cherished and treasured his wife of 52 years. He was always proud of his family and loved spending as much time as possible all together with them. He enjoyed daily visits and conversations with his brother. He served in the U. S. Air Force as Staff Sgt. from 1968 - 1972. He worked for Sears for 40 plus years and loved talking with everyone; he never met a stranger. He loved his sports teams, Mississippi State, St. Louis Cardinals, and especially his Bearcats. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Baldwyn.

Private family services were held at a later date at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Bro. Ed Earnest officiating. Burial was in Prentiss Memorial Gardens. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Nelta Hicks Allen; daughter, Melissa Allen; sons, Dru (Amanda) Allen and Neal (Jana) Allen; brother, Billy (Beth) Allen; grandchildren, Grady, Isaac, Leighanna, Baker, Myles; host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie and Eula Morgan Allen.

Pallbearers were his nephews. Wayne Bretherick, Bert Bretherick, Jason Hicks, Greg Williams, Tommy Tallent, Scott Birk, Trey Humphreys, and Kebo Wallis.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Baldwyn Bearcat football alumni fund in his memory because of his lifelong love of Bearcat football and his family involvement (both his sons coaching and grandsons playing).

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

Gary Willis

GUNTOWN — Gary Willis, 59, passed away on January 5, 2021, at the NMMC.

He was an employee of Electrical Machine Service in Tupelo for 37 years. He enjoyed watching racing, and he loved his dog, “Chigger”. He was very family-oriented and loved his family very much.

Funeral services were at Waters Funeral Home on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 2 p.m., with Bro. Terry Myhand officiating. Burial was in Camp Creek Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Willis of Guntown; sons, Chance (Ally) Willis and Hayden Willis all of Guntown; sister, Terry Bradley of Tupelo; brother, Steve Willis (Nina) of Tupelo; a grandchild, Wrenly Willis; nieces, Jessica (Mike) and Sarah (Casey) Cayson; great-niece, Haven; host of other of family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Norma Fay Christian.

Pallbearers were Joe Estes, Andy Clark, Craig Fikes, Terry Richey, Chip Gibson, Neal Haygood, and Hunter Brooks.

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

Marie Conlee

BALDWYN — Marie Conlee, 89, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at the Sanctuary Hospice House.

She was an employee of Blue Bell Mfg. for 35 years, and she enjoyed cooking, reading her Bible, sewing, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Baldwyn and attended Bethany Reform Presbyterian Church.

A private family service was Saturday, January 09, 2021, at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Whitlock officiating. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Morris (Danny) of Etta; grandchildren, Kristi Samples (Tommy) of Fulton and Amanda Gaskin of Tupelo; great-grandchild, Ellie Fowler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Alma Carlock Duncan; her husband, Johnny Conlee; sons, David Bradley and Douglas Bradley; sisters, Pauline Murphy, Joan Lollar and Gail Dickerson.

Honorary pallbearers were Murry Murphy, Danny Morris, Tommy Samples, Mike Dickerson, Grant Prather, and Tyler Adams.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Sanctuary Hospice House.

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

Dickey Maness

JUMPERTOWN — Dickie Maness, 66, passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

He enjoyed sitting on his sister Judy’s porch drinking coffee and visiting. He enjoyed helping her take care of her cows and fishing. He was a chef for several restaurants, loved spending time with his family and he was a member of the Church of God.

There was no public service.

He is survived by his sisters, Judy Wolfe of Dry Creek, Jettie Yates of Booneville, and Virginia Mooney of Gaston; brother, Roy Maness of Arizona; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elgin Tucker and Lois Virginia Brooks Maness; his sisters, Shirley Lowe, Betty Clawson, and Yvette McDonald; brother, William Elgin Maness and Tucker Maness.

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

Charles W. Simmons

Charles W. Simmons passed away on January 4, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. A graveside service was Friday, January 8, 2021, at 11 a.m., at Booneville Cemetery.

Rev. Wayburn Cooper officiated the service.

Mr. Simmons was born September 16, 1935, to Francis Church Reece and Dee Cooper. He was a member of Booneville Church of Christ. He joined the U.S. Army at 17 years old with the signature of his great-grandmother Fannie Church, who raised him (along with his great-grandfather Jasper) as their own. After 12 years of service, which included fighting actively in the Korean War, he retired as an E5 Sergeant. Upon returning home, he worked as Sergeant for the Booneville Police Department and began a lifetime career as an over-the-road truck driver. Shortly before retiring, he received an award for having driven 2 million miles accident-free. Charles “(pawpaw)” enjoyed yard work, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his family and friends at the American Legion Post 130, where he served as assistant vice and then several terms as Commander.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Clara Sparks Simmons; two sons Roger H. Crowson and Wayne Simmons; a brother Dennis Cooper; and a special aunt Ruby Cooper. He is survived by one son Lex L. Crowson (Regenia); four grandchildren, Angelia Livingston, Leslie Crowson, Charles Crowson-Thomas (Tim), Ryan Crowson (Stephanie); and two brothers, Joe Cooper (Joy) and Wayburn Cooper (Lynn); other relatives and a host of friends. Magnolia Funeral Home was honored to serve the family of Mr. Charles W. Simmons.

Maria Isabel McCreary

Maria Isabel McCreary, 74, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at her residence in Marietta.

She was born in Alice, Texas, on December 17, 1947, to Julio Chapa and Luisa Hernandez Chapa. She loved spending time with family and cooking. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church. She was passionate about mission work. She missioned for over 30 years through Global Outreach and Harrison Baptist Church in Tupelo.

She is survived by her son, Gregory Banegas (Tammy) and daughter, Lisa B. Caveness (Greg); mother, Louisa Chapa; brothers, Fred Chapa of Merrillville, Ind., Bob Chapa of Walnut, Calif., Iseral Chapa of Rio Grande, Texas; sister, Evelyn Simmons of Willis, Texas; grandchildren, Jamie Caveness (Tabitha) of Marietta, Mamie Caveness of Marietta, Bailey Banegas and Tori Banegas, both of New Site; nieces and nephews, Tony Chapa, Venessa Chapa, Robert Chapa, Marissa Chapa, Sierra Chapa; and great-nephew, Matheo Chapa.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James C. McCreary; and her father, Julio Chapa.

A private burial was Friday, January 8, 2021, in East Prentiss Cemetery with Bro. Jeremy Johnson officiating. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be extended to the family at boone villefuneralhome.net.

Rosie Belle Woolum

Rosie Belle Woolum, 74, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

She was born in Hardshell, Ken., on June 28, 1946, to Woodrow and Virgie Fugate. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family, watching hummingbirds, and working in the garden. She loved her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Ken Woolum (Carla) of Booneville, and Dennis Woolum of Manteno, Ill.; daughters, Cindy Williams (John) of Tinley Park, Ill., and Sue Woolum of Bourbonnais, Ill.; brothers, Jimmy Fugate of Tuscumbia, Ala., Norman Fugate of Mt. Sterling, Ken., Monroe Fugate of Tinley Park, Ill., and Dale Fugate of Moulton, Ala.; sisters, Faye Sullivan of Hardy, Ark., and Wanda Napier of Booneville; grandchildren, Chris Woolum, Brianna Williams, Brandon Williams, Allie Woolum Fritz (Kyle), Travis Woolum, Angie Woolum; great-granddaughters, Aubrey Fritz and Avery Fritz; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow “Woody” Woolum, parents, and three brothers.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark McCoy officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Brandon Williams, Travis Woolum, Chad Hatfield, Chris Woolum, John Williams, and David Boren.

Condolences may be extended to the family at boone villefuneralhome.net.

Harold Franklin Heatherly

MARIETTA — Harold Franklin Heatherly, 86, passed away on Wednesday, January 06, 2021, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

He retired from Jesco, M & E mechanical electrical division after 23 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his great-grandchildren and his pet dog, Mollie. He was a member of Ozark Baptist Church.

Graveside services were at Stephens Cemetery on River Road in Mantachie at 4 p. m., with Bro. Ricky Lesley officiating. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sue Ann Heatherly; two sons, Steve (Jeanene) Heatherly and Eugene (Trish) Heatherly; grandchildren, Matthew Heatherly (Peggy), Shennia (Luke) Mosley, Lance (Brooke) Heatherly, David (Tiffany) Deloach, Leslie (Matthew) Youngblood,; great-grandchildren, Hunter Heatherly, Colton Mosley, Corbin Mosley, Case Heatherly, Lora Mae Heatherly, Macie Graves, Cooper Deloach, Ella Deloach, and Willow Kate Deloach; two sisters, Alene Heatherly and Carnell Dill; two brothers, Leon Heatherly and Glen Heatherly; host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Franklin and Cliffie Heatherly; one baby sister, Jeanette Heatherly; one grandchild, Heather Jeanene.

Pallbearers were Terry Loar, Chris Heatherly, Larry Easterling, Jackie Chism, and David Deloach.

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

Joseph C. Barrett, Jr.

SALTILLO — Joseph C. Barrett, Jr., age 83, passed away on January 5, 2021, at his daughter’s home in Saltillo after a lengthy illness.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1937, to Joseph C. “Neal, Budley” Barrett and Dorothy “Nan nan” Faye Church Barrett in Saltillo.

The youngest of five children, he was preceded in death by his parents, and four sisters Margie Cox, Mildred “Lucy” Greenwood, Agnes Brown, and Dorothy Greenwood.

He graduated from Saltillo High School in 1956, where he was voted “most athletic” and held the record for most points scored in a basketball game until 1972.

He joined the United States Air Force three days after graduation. He was in nine countries in four years and also played basketball for the Air Force.

He married Willa Mae “Billie” Bryant on April 24, 1960, in North Carolina and they remained married until her death in 2009.

He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Saltillo. He was responsible for many girls and boys in the Saltillo area, learning how to play softball and Little League Baseball, which he found great joy in teaching.

He is survived by his children, Vanessa Barrett, Leslie Faye Barrett Strange, Joseph “Joey” C. Barrett III and Brandon Barrett; his grandchildren Barrett Womack, Lora Beth Barrett, Brianna Strange, Joseph “Neal” C. Barrett IV and Lennon Rose Barrett; one great-grandchild, Elliott Womack and a host of other family and friends.

In celebration of his life, there was a graveside service on January 08, 2021, at 3 p.m., at the St. Thomas Catholic Church Cemetery on Barrett Ridge in Saltillo with Father Tim Murphy officiating. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the St. Thomas Resurrection Ladies Club at Renasant Bank in Saltillo.

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

Dennis Wayne Moreland

Dennis Wayne Moreland, 67, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at his residence in New Site.

He was born in Booneville on November 5, 1953, to Benjamin Shelton Moreland and Hellen Ruth McAnally Moreland. He loved hunting, his beagles, cows, and talking on his CB Radio

He is survived by his daughters, Leslie Presley (Allen) and Deandra Pannell, both of Booneville; brothers, Jeffrey Mark Moreland (Julie) and Nelson Moreland, both of Booneville; sisters, Diane Akers and Shirley Leonowitz, both of Booneville; grandchildren, Sidney Presley, Taylor Moreland, Conner Presley, and Matthew Pannell.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. David Westmoreland officiating. Burial was in Little Brown Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Mike Huddleston, Mackie Don Smith, Conner Presley, Ricky Huddleston, Adam Brown, and Mike Adams.

Condolences may be extended to the family at boone villefuneralhome.net.

Linda Jean Hall

TUPELO — Linda Jean Hall, 68, passed away on January 08, 2021, at her home.

She was a seamstress at HM Richards and had worked at River Oaks MFG. She loved to make people laugh, and she enjoyed giving gifts to her nieces and nephews. She was a very generous lady and she loved her church family. She was a member at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and she attended Tupelo Freewill Baptist.

Funeral services were at Waters Funeral Home on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at 2 p.m., with Bro. Terry Pierce and Bro. Andy Russell officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Angelia Hall Roberts (Mark) of Tupelo; sister, Betty Rowan (Jimmy) of Jericho; brother, Doug McGill (Charlene) of Jericho; grandchildren, Alivia Hurst (Michael) of Nashville, Tenn., and Luke Roberts; great-grandchildren, Kinsley Hurst and James Hurst is expected to arrive in January; nieces, Sandy Cox and Christie McGill; nephew, Jeff Rowan; aunts, Carolyn Cooper, Margarett Bramlett, Rachael Garner; uncle, Billy Bryan; her husband’s nieces and nephews that she loved as her own, Regina Hogue (Mike), Robin Lindsey (Kenny), Ronnie Hall (Tricia), Susan Russell (Andy), Scotty Hall and Tim Hall; and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Travis McGill and Etheline Bryan McGill, and the father of her children, Jerry Hall.

Pallbearers were Brad Cooper, Bryan Cooper, Jeff Rowan, Phil Bramlett, Shane Cox, Tye Cox and Luke Roberts.

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

Wilburn Ray Wade

Wilburn Ray Wade, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born December 15, 1929, to Odie Lee and Bessie Quay Wade.

He attended Mackey’s Creek Baptist Church, he enjoyed working, gardening, being on his tractor and being outside.

He is survived by his three sons, Larry (Angela) of Tupelo, Roger (Teresa) and Dennis (Debra) of Booneville; Five grandchildren, Tyler Wade of Nashville, Tenn., Justin (Celest) of Booneville, Whitney Wade of Corinth, Peyton Wade (Lockie) of Memphis, Tenn., and Allison Wade (fiancé Dakota Perrigo) of Booneville; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee Wade, Emma Wade and Caroline Wade.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Wade, sisters, Sue Phifer and Helen Boyce Cole and his parents Odie and Bessie Wade.

A private service for the immediate family was held at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Taylor officiating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund at the Renasant Bank.

Condolences and memories may be left at www. mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

William Travis Jones, Jr.

BOONEVILLE — William Travis Jones, Jr., 66, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at his home.

He was born January 26, 1954, to William Travis Jones, Sr. and Mary Lovie.

Mr. Jones enjoyed fishing and joking with others. He went to the College of Lake County Illinois where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.

He is survived by his daughter, Heather Jones; two brothers, Ken Jones and Richard Duncan; three sisters, Joyce Schaefer, Annette Jones, Patricia Jones; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sabrina Lynn Jones; and his parents.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Albert Lewis Skinner

Albert Lewis Skinner, 74, of Burnsville, died Friday, January 8, 2021, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Mr. Skinner was a member of Berea Church of Christ. He was retired from the Tennant Company in Tupelo where he worked in industrial maintenance. He enjoyed mechanical work, and loved cars and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Geneva Bingham Skinner of Burnsville; two daughters, Bridgett Burcham (Jeff) and Mandy Rooker (Roy), all of Iuka; two brothers, Lamar Skinner (Jean) and Harold Skinner (Bonnie), all of Burnsville; four grandchildren, Erica Stephenson (Alan), Blake Burcham (Kaycee), Austin Rooker, and Ashton Rooker; and one great-grandchild, Amelia Burcham. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Skinner; his parents, Roy and Esther Whitfield Skinner; a sister, Eunell Handy; two brothers, Leon Skinner and Eugene Skinner; and several nieces and nephews.

Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, was entrusted with arrangements. A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 14, officiated by Chad Bowen. Interment will follow in Rowland Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. An online guestbook can be accessed at www. cutshallfuneralhome.com.

Helen Marie Green

THRASHER — Helen Marie Green, 90, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

She was born November 27, 1930, to Edgar and Jewell Key. She graduated from Thrasher High School and worked for Blue Bell/Red Kap for many years. She was a member of Carolina United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, yard work and anything outdoors.

A Private Celebration of Life service was Sunday, January 10, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Estes and Bro. Trey Lambert officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park.

She is survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Cox; one brother, Ralph Key; four sisters, Janice Whitehorn, Jolene (Perk) Perry, Pat (Terry) Henderson and Ann English; three grandchildren, Tracy (Mitzi) Cox, Brandi (Trey) Lambert and Brad Green; four great-grandchildren, Lindsey (Alex) Ward, Levi Cox, Travis (Paige) Taylor and Gracy Lambert; and two great-great-grandchildren, Marley Kate and Ivy Leigh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Green; one son, Jimmy Dale Green; one son-in-law, Bobby Cox; one daughter-in-law, Diane Green; her parents; two brothers, Max Key and William Lee Key; and three sisters, Lorene Lambert, Sheila Key and Shirley Barrett.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

James ‘Tommy’ White

James “Tommy” White passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a deacon at Southside Baptist Church in Aberdeen and was a member of American Legion Post 1776. He enjoyed classic cars and old tractors.

Private services were on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Camp Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Benton officiating. Burial followed in Camp Creek Cemetery.

Tommy is survived by his brothers, George White (Elaine) of Blue Springs and Charles White (Betty) of Blue Springs; his sister, Martha Bailey of Blue Springs; his special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Flynn and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lusk and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces & nephews and great great-nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Howell White; his parents, Rufus and Omie White; his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Laney and his brother, John Edward White.

Pallbearers were; Calvin, Matthew, Joshua, Todd, Drew, Steve, Blake and Kyle White & Lee and Pickett Lusk.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southside Baptist Church in Aberdeen.

Janet E. Bishop

Janet E. Bishop, 81, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

She enjoyed her flowers, cooking, sewing and spending time with her family. She was of Baptist faith.

Private family services were Friday, January 8, 2021, in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Toby Mears officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery.

Janet is survived by her sons, Linnie Terry Bishop and Eric Bishop (Angie) of Baldwyn; her daughter, Amy Johnson (John) of Baldwyn; her brother, Eugene Lawson (Ann) of Booneville; her sisters, Margarete Hayes (Munchie) of Tupelo, Shelia Burcham of Booneville and Nancy Lawson of Booneville; her grandchildren, Bridget Montgomery (Adam), Terry Lynn Montgomery (Jason), Levi Bishop (Shelby), Mack Austin Bishop, Mary Grace Bishop and Eli Johnson and her great-grandchildren, Jake, Bailey, Molly, Gunner, Rosie, Emmie, Jack, Bradley and Colon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Bishop; her parents, Vance and Pearl Lawson; her father and mother-in-law, Bob and Effie Bishop; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Her grandsons were pallbearers.

Rex Leon Hawkins, Sr.

Rex Leon Hawkins, Sr., 65, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Baptist Hospital in Booneville.

He enjoyed riding his side-by-side, drag racing, watching NASCAR, woodworking, talking, hunting, shooting guns and spending time with his family and friends.

Services were 1 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Shook officiating. Burial was at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Rex is survived by his sons, Nick Bell of Saltillo, Dustin Chapman (Cortney) of Alabama, Ryan Hawkins (Jasmine) of New Site and R.J. Hawkins of New Site; his daughter, Monica Hawkins of Saltillo; his brother, Allen Hawkins (Nancy) of Marietta; his sisters, Patricia Sears of Marietta and Tina Bearden (Dean) of Booneville, his mother, LuLu Davis of Marietta; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Linard Hawkins; his brothers, Edward Hawkins, Ronald Hawkins and Danny Aldridge; his sister, Brenda McPhearson and his cousin, Dewayne Hawkins.

Pallbearers were; Ryan Hawkins, Dustin Chapman, Nick Bell, R.J. Hawkins, Wayne Holley, Dan Stacy, Wesley Luchenbill, Paul Bowling and Michael Barron.

Judith ‘Judy’ Lynn Hamblin

Judith “Judy” Lynn Hamblin, 68, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

She was a member and proud preacher’s wife of Prospect Church. She enjoyed cooking, keeping her yard cleaned, church events and being a taxi driver for her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.

Services were 3 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2021, in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Bud Wheatley officiating. Burial was in the Jericho Cemetery.

Judy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Johnny Hamblin of Jericho; her son, Marty Hamblin (Teresa) of Jericho; her brother, Danny Miller (Peggy) of Baldwyn; her sister, Jo Ann Waters (Danny) of Tupelo; her daughter-in-law, Amy Hamblin of Jericho and her grandchildren, Zach, Colby, Allana, Jacob and Layken Hamblin.

She was preceded in death by her son, Greg Hamblin; her brother, Joel Dewayne Miller and her parents, Joel Merlin and Pauline Miller.

Charles Hamblin

BALDWYN — Charles Hamblin, 78, passed away on Sunday, January 10,2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Waters Funeral Home.

Erik Anthony Crouch

Erik Anthony Crouch, 28, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021, at his home in Rienzi.

He enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes and ATV’s and spending time with his family.

Services are 3 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021 in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Kim Starks officiating. Burial will follow in the Forked Oak Cemetery.

Erik is survived by his fiance, Linda Plaxico of Rienzi; his daughter, Lola Crouch of Rienzi; his son on the way, Lile Crouch; his sister, Courtney Jones (Jonathan) of Rienzi; his grandparents, Shelia Day of Arkansas, Truman McGaugh of Rienzi and Carolyn & Joe Mobley of Chicago, Ill.; his nieces, Skyler and Candice Jones; his step-children, Zachary & Chasity Ozbirn and Katlyn & Kylie Russell; his special friends, Rod and Angel Morgan and his brothers, Trent, Andrew, Aaron, Travis and Malcolm Morgan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Shannon Crouch; his sister, Brittany Crouch and his great-grandmothers, Ester Bowery and Vada Day.

Pallbearers are; Morgan Williams, T.J. Montgomery, Peyton Cole, Courtney Jones, Katlyn Russell and Zach Ozbirn.

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

Homer O’Neil Parker

Homer O’Neil Parker, 90, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Methodist Germantown Hospital.

He was born in Booneville, on August 13, 1930, to Homer and Bonnie Parker. O’Neil was a member of Booneville High School class of 1948 and graduated from Mississippi State College in 1952. He was a retired stock broker and longtime member of Park Avenue Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Floyd Parker; sons, Mike (Sue) Parker and David Parker; daughter, Paige (Chris) Essary; five grandchildren, Daniel Parker, Fletcher (Mel) Parker, Chelsea (Houston) Dove, Chad Parker, and Michael Essary; one great-grandchild, Harrison Dove; sister, Bettie (Gene) Gustafson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Irene Parker; brother, Raymond (Shirley) Parker.

A private family service will be held in Booneville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Harding School of Theology or Park Avenue Church of Christ in Memphis, Tenn.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.

Jerry Gale Henderson

Jerry Gale Henderson, 68, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

He was a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church. He enjoyed eating, playing disc golf and watching westerns with his grandson, Austin.

Services were 2 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021, in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Rex Bullock and Bro. Dale Henderson officiating. Burial was in the Tuscumbia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debra Henderson of Booneville; his sons, Jerry Ray Henderson (Mug) of Booneville, Brian Huddleston (Jennifer) of Marietta and Kevin Huddleston of Booneville; his daughters, Sharon Thompson (Tony) of Booneville and Katie Smith (J.T.) of Booneville; his twin brother, Jimmy Henderson of Booneville; his sister, Peggy Morphis (Allen) of Booneville; his grandchildren, Autumn Henderson, Julie Thompson, Joseph Henderson, Anthony Thompson, Stephanie Huddleston, Austin Thompson, Christopher Huddleston, Hunter Smith and Dixie Smith McLemore and his great-grandchildren, Lynixx Thompson and Lynyn Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm and Vera Henderson and his brother, Wade Bynum.

His grandsons were pallbearers.

Betty June Nunley

Betty June Hamm James Nunley, 88, of Iuka, died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Iuka.

“Bet”, as she was affectionately called, retired from the Iuka Hospital in 1994 following 25 years working in the Medical Records Department.

Betty June is survived by her daughters, Pat Rader (Norm) of Mt. Carroll, Ill., and Carol Colin, Debbie Bowling (Wayborn), and Lisa Coleman (Ken), all of Iuka; 13 grandchildren, Cindy Pratts (Bob) of St. Charles, Ill., Debra Thompson of Glen Ellen, Ill., Theresa Colin of Florida, Laura Yun (Merwin) of Illinois, Denise Balice (Tony) of Bolingbrook, Ill., Shelly Bateman (Tony) of Springfield, Ill., Jonathan Sanders of Cullman, Ala., Brandi Jewell (Michael) of Hartselle, Ala., Jeremy Sanders (Caroline) of Bentonville, Ark., Brian James of Texas, Jeremy James of Arizona, Melanie Robinson (Heath) of Iuka, and Whitney Dawson (Drew) of Iuka; 31 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Betty June was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Jack James; her second husband, R. C. Nunley; a son, Jackie James; and a daughter, Sharon Brajkovich; her parents, Raymond and Johnnie Hamm; her siblings, Donna Hicks (Bobby), Mary Alice Wadkins (Milford), Mary Sanders (James), Barbara Holtsford (Danny), Billy Hamm, and William Sidney Hamm; a grandson, Michael Bowling; and a great-grandson, Koty Pratts.

Cutshall Funeral Home was entrusted with the cremation of our Mother and Nana. With the greatest respect of our Mother’s wishes, there will be private interment. Due to the increasing rampage of Covid 19, the children have chosen to honor their Mother and Nana and celebrate her life with a memorial service at a later date. We thank you for your prayers and understanding.

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