GUNTOWN — Stacy Remmers Plaxico was greeted into her heavenly home on December 28, 2020, while surrounded by her mom and sister at North Mississippi Medical Center.
She was born in Jackson, on December 18, 1971, to Louis Charles Remmers and Linda Merrill Remmers. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. She worked for fourteen years until becoming disabled due to a chronic illness. She thoroughly enjoyed her work and was a very dedicated therapist. Once disabled, she continued to bless and encourage people daily.
Prior to her illness, she was an avid traveler. She loved crafting, which included quilting, smocking, sewing, and monogramming. She loved to give unique gifts that were very personal to each individual.
Before becoming disabled, she was a very active member of First Baptist Church in Baldwyn. When she was no longer able to physically attend church, she became a very active online member of Bellevue Baptist Church and an online moderator for their services.
Her favorite word was “hope” and her favorite scripture was Ephesians 3:20: Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.
Stacy maintained a steadfast faith in Christ throughout her fourteen-year illness. She never complained and always maintained she would be healed on earth or in heaven. Stacy, you are healed.
Due to COVID, a private funeral service was held at 1 p.m. for family only. The service was live-streamed. She was laid to rest at Lee Memorial Park. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Buz Plaxico; mother, Linda Remmers; sister, Kim Remmers; father, Louis Remmers; and grandmother, Imogene Merrill. She is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and a special friend, Joyce. She had three special furry companions: Buddy, Charlie, and Jake.
Honorary pallbearers were Danny Bishop, Johnny Davis, Bryan Horner, Ronnie Merrill, Greg Barber, and Todd Flaherty.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 337, Baldwyn, MS 38824 or Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic, P.O. Box 1821, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.waters funeralservice.com.
BALDWYN — Anna-Lisa Stewart 34, passed away at the NMMC on Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
She loved taking care of people, attending ballgames, spending time with her family and her dinner dates at Niecy’s. She was an employee of Longwood Nursing Home in Booneville and the Tin Roof in Baldwyn. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Church.
Funeral services were at Waters Funeral Home on Saturday, January 02, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. with Bro. Devin Lambert officiating. Burial was at the Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, T. J. Stewart of Baldwyn; her mother, Susan Tarpley; three sons, Caden Stewart, Aidan Stewart and Braxton Stewart; sister, Genee-Grace Burress; several nieces and nephews; host of other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jeff Thomas; grandfather, Richard Tarpley; grandmother, Virginia Thomas; sister, Holly Thomas; niece, Aniya Caldwell.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family @www.watersfuneralservice.com
William E. ‘Billy’ Sartin
William E. “Billy” Sartin passed from this life at the age of 79 on December 24, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo from complications of COVID-19.
He was born in Booneville on February 24, 1941, to the late Earl T. “Rob” and Margaret Bolian Sartin. He was a member of the church of Christ having recently renewed his faith. On December 25, 1959, he wed Marlene Pickett. They were married for 61 years.
Mr. Sartin had developed a strong work ethic at a young age while working alongside his father and brothers in the family’s livestock business. He was the proprietor of East Side Auto Parts, Booneville’s oldest privately owned business. Mr. Sartin served as a Justice of the Peace and Prentiss County Justice Court Judge for a total of 24 years. In addition, he served for a time as City Judge for both Booneville and Marietta. He loved his family and took great joy in spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Debbie Sartin, and son, Brad Sartin (Scott); grandson, Braxtyn Sartin, and two foster grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Ann Sanders; and sister-in-law, Frankie Sartin all of Booneville; a brother, Ronald Sartin (Polly) of Monticello, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Earl Sartin; brother-in-law, Gary Sanders; and a niece, Belinda Sartin.
A Celebration of Life was held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with ministers Tony Brown and Devin Lambert officiating. A private graveside service for the family was at the Zion’s Rest Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Benny Downs, John Hatcher, Joey Langston, Roger Perkinson, Jacky Taylor, and Jimmy Weatherbee. Honorary pallbearers will be Leroy Livingston, Tim Sartin, and Bill Stevenson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Zion’s Rest Cemetery Fund at the Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Ruby Mae Massey Wilemon
Ruby Mae Massey Wilemon, 77, passed away December 29, 2020, at Regional One Health Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.
Ruby was born in Booneville, December 2, 1943, to James William Massey and Gladys Whitaker Massey. She loved her family and friends fiercely. She was passionate about working in her yard. Ruby loved her flowers. She loved listening to the Gaither Vocal Band, watching Bro. John Hagee and Bro. Charles Stanley on television. Her constant companion was her beloved dog, Bandit II. She retired as an LPN. Ms Wilemon was a member of Rienzi Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sons, William Wilemon, Jr. and Ricky Wilemon (Brenda) of Booneville; daughter, Kellie Shadburn (Roger) of Rienzi; brothers, David Massey (Joy) and Tommy Massey (Brenda); grandsons, Cary Bennett (Amber); Christopher Shadburn (Kindra), Elijah Shadburn (Natalie), Wesley Shadburn and William Shadburn; granddaughter, Andrea Henderson (Jamie), Brandy Foster (Brian), Courtney Jones (Terrence); great-grandchildren, Hunter Foster, Matthew West, Josh Bennett, Colton Bennett, Kayden Henderson, Garrett Shadburn, Gibson Shadburn, Aubrey Bennett, Miley Taylor, Emily “Chica” Foster, Emersyn Shadburn and Presley “Pretty” West; a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Roy Wilemon, Sr; and great-grandson, Colton “Miles” Taylor.
Funeral services for Ms. Wilemon were held at 2 p.m., in the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Jerry Trimble, Roger Shadburn, Christopher Shadburn, Elijah Shadburn, James Wesley Shadburn, and William Shadburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Macias, Alan Prentiss, Ken Ryder, Cary Bennett, Terrence Jones, Brian Foster, Junior Eaton and Jamie Henderson.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 800 East Church Street, Booneville, MS, 38829; Rienzi Baptist, 10 School Street, Rienzi, MS, 38865; For the Love of PAWS Corp, 19 TB Way, Mantachie, MS, 38855; or Wolf Trap Animal Rescue, PO Box 2753, Merrifield, VA, 22116.
Condolences may be extended to the family at boonevillefuneralhome.net.
BURNSVILLE — Estella Wiginton, 89, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Booneville.
She was born October 11, 1931, to Marcus and Lena Mae Tucker. She was member of Fairview Church of God. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
A Private Celebration of Life service was at 10a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2020, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Floyd officiating. Burial was in Fairview Church of God Cemetery.
She is survived by one sister, Louise (Orison) Wilson; one sister-in-law, Barbara Tucker; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 23 years, Clint “CW” Wiginton in 2001; her parents; three brothers, Sidney Tucker, Wallace Tucker and Earl Tucker; and one sister, Vera Parker.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Richard Kent McCollum
Richard Kent McCollum was born on June 28, 1983. After a courageous battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully on December 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
In a beautiful celebration of life this past June, Richard bade farewell to his friends and family, enjoying what he loved most – being surrounded by them in the outdoors, with music and laughter. He enjoyed hiking, especially on the Appalachian Trail, mountain biking, and canoeing. Richard will always be remembered for his incredible compassion for the less fortunate and the joy he brought with him. His genuine sensitivity and concern for others was matched only by his sense of humor and wit. He loved his years as a student and was a proud alumnus of Saint Bernard Preparatory School in Cullman. While earning his B.S. in Business from the University of Alabama, Richard helped lead recycling drives and litter clean ups, volunteered at T-town Paws, and enjoyed countless crawfish boils and football games with friends. His proudest moments were introducing his precious daughters to a shared love of cooking, music, and nature with his wife. He will forever live on in their hearts, and his spirit will shine through their smiles.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Angela Harber McCollum, and his daughters, Miriam Pearl and Ruby Louise; parents, Barbara and Frank McCollum Jr.; in-laws, Jerry and Laura Harber; grandmother-in-law, Marie Spain; brother, Frank O. (Dee Dee) McCollum III; sister, Sarah (Matthew) Downs; sister-in-law, Melissa (Scott) Witte; brother-in-law, Casey Harber; nieces and nephews: Paxton, Graham, Olive, Taylor, Olivia, Marley, Cole, and Hayes.
Richard is preceded in death by his grandparents: Frank and Ann McCollum; Kent and Eleanor Harris.
A private Committal of Ashes Service was officiated by Father Joel Martin at the St. Bernard Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: “Richard’s Daughters’ Education Fund” organized by our dear friend, Meredith Oakley, gofundme.com.
St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School; stbernardprep.com; 101 Saint Bernard Ave. SE, Cullman, AL 35055.
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation; cholangiocar cinoma.org, 5526 West 13400 South, #510, Herriman, UT 84096.
Lisa Paden Wise
Lisa Paden Wise, 58, of Iuka, died Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
Lisa was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker who loved her dogs and enjoyed collecting antiques.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Wise, her father, Bobby Paden, and two sisters, Nan Phifer (Kenny) and Jill Long(Ricky), all of Iuka; a sister-in-law, Debbie Emerson of Saltillo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Audra Curtis Paden.
Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka, was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2020, graveside at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, officiated by Keith Curtis.
Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshall funeralhome.com.
William ‘Trent’ Clark
NEW SITE — William Trent Clark 18, was born into this world on July 11, 2002. He was born into much joy and celebration to Jamie Bishop and Harold Clark. On December 31, 2020 Heaven celebrated with his Daddy as he joined the everlasting reunion.
Trent spread so much joy to all who knew him and loved him in his short 18 years on earth. He had a beautiful smile and a gentle heart. He was an amazing son, his Momma’s “Lovebug” and a wonderful brother to his sissy and bubba. Trent enjoyed riding four-wheelers, being with his friends, and playing games. He was a 2020 graduate of Thrasher High School, was employed at William-Sonoma in Booneville and he was a Baptist.
Funeral services were at Waters Funeral Home on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Gary Kennedy officiating.
Burial was in New Site Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother, Jamie Bishop of New Site; brother, Trevor Clark that will always, miss him and keep him in his heart; sister, Cortney Wilson (Cody); grandparents, Debbie and Ray Bishop, Rosie Stanley and Harmon Clark; special uncle, James Ray Bishop; uncle, Bobby Clark (Jill); aunt, Judy Robinson; niece, Ceagann Wilson; host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and many lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Clark, and his aunt, Marie Bishop.
Pallbearers were Austin McVey, Dakota Livingston, Marcus Taylor, Devin Self, Al Roberts, and Martin Lindsey.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family @www.watersfuneralservice.com
Joe Allen passed away in Destin Florida on January 1, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
Letha Gann, 80, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.
She was a member of West Booneville Church of Christ. She loved her flowers and sewing.
Services were Friday, January 1, 2021, at 3 p.m., at the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Livingston officiating.
Burial was at Zion Rest Cemetery.
Letha is survived by her daughter, Debbie Huddleston (Ricky) of Marietta, and her grandson, Kevin Huddleston (Merry) of Randolph.
She was preceded in death by her parents Rastus and Christine Gann.
Pallbearers were Kevin Huddleston, Ray Huddleston, Mike Huddleston, Marty Barron, Joe Gann, and Donald Gann.
Betty Jane McVey
Betty Jane McVey, 77, of Booneville passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth.
She was a member of the Marietta Church of God of Prophecy, she loved gospel music and going to gospel singings, and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Thompson and Bro. Jason McGhee officiating.
Burial was in the New Lebanon Cemetery.
She is survived by three sons, Gary McVey, Rodney McVey (Melodi) and Jeff McVey (Alicia); three brothers, Ronnie McGhee, Douglas McGhee (Linda) and Huey McGhee (Terri); two sisters, Hazel Albritton and Eloise Ramer; nine grandchildren, Heather Smith, Haley McVey, Destiny Butler, Jacob McVey, Jayli Wright, Ava McVey, Sylvia McVey, Maggie McVey, and Luke McVey; 12 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Norvie Lee and Gladys McGhee; one son, Sammy McVey; three brothers, Earlie, Cecil, and Junior McGhee; one sister, Louise Turner, and the father of her children, Don McVey.
Condolences and memories may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.
Mary Wheatley,79, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
She enjoyed fishing, singing, coloring with friends, watching wrestling, playing with grandkids, and going to church. She was a member of Prospect Church.
Graveside services were 11 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Bridges Cemetery with Bro. Bud Wheatley officiating.
Mary is survived by her son, Johnny Dewayne Wheatley Jr of Guntown.; her daughter, Angela Oswalt of Guntown; her sisters Hattie Maxwell of Florence Al., and Helen Cissom of Booneville; her grandchildren, Amanda Wheatley, Brittany Wheatley, Jason Edge, and Ashley Sexton (Jeff), and a host of great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Wheatley Sr.; and her brothers, James Jackson, and Manley Jackson.
Shirley Barrett, 79, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.
She was born September 30, 1941. Shirley was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. Shirley was known for her kind, giving heart. She always used her time taking care of others and providing any care that she could. Shirley enjoyed working on her flowers around her home.
Graveside services were1 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Gaston Cemetery with Bro. Ken Nash officiating.
Shirley is survived by her brother, Ralph Key; her sisters, Helen Green, Ann English, Jolene Perry (Perk), Janice Whitehorn and Pat Henderson (Terry); her daughter, Debbie Barrett; her grandchildren, Gregory Barrett (Savannah), Steven Barrett (Rachael), Brandon Barrett and Adrianne Bleyer; her great-grandchildren, Rowan Box, Domanick Layman, and Azarella Bearden and a host of other friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Jewell Key; her brothers, Max and Will Key; her sisters, Lorene Lambert and Shelia Key and her children, Ricky and Angie Barrett.
Bruce Criswell, 59, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Bruce worked in the construction business for over 30 years. He loved his job and operating equipment. When Bruce wasn’t working, he was spending time with his kids, grandkids, wife, family and friends. He loved to deer hunt and fish on the river. He enjoyed watching the Rifleman, John Wayne, and Mountain Men. He will always be remembered as tough and hard-working. He was a wonderful father and husband who truly will be missed.
Graveside services were 3 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Concord Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. William Carpenter and Bro. Marvin Robbins officiating.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Karen Criswell; his daughters, Savannah Schorfheide (Justin) and Mkayla Beckham (Steven); his step-children, Bobbie Vickers (Brady) and Buck Rogers (Mikaela); his grandchildren, Hallie, JB, Jackson and two more on the way; his step-grandchild, Caleb; his sisters, Judy Holley (Ronnie) and Jo Young (Jerry); his brother, Danny Criswell and his brother-in-law, Terry Fleming.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Inez Criswell, and his sister, Dot Fleming.
Pallbearers were; Kyle Jumper, TJ Jumper, Cameron Jumper, Jason Chapman, Chad Newby, Ryan Hammons, Brian Kuykendall, Justin Schorfheide, Scott Harrell, and Terry Roberts.
His past and present co-workers served as honorary pallbearers.
Letha Virginia Bryant
Letha Virginia Bryant, 89, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2020, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.
She was born on February 7, 1931, to Sid and Alta Wright. Mrs. Letha enjoyed working outside in the flower garden, cooking for her friends and family, and sewing. She loved helping everyone that she could. She was also a member of New Lebanon Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Letha was dear to many people. She was known as Granny to everyone.
A Celebration of Life was at 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Eldon McVey and Bro. Gary Redd officiating.
Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Yarbrough; three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Wright, Lurline Wright, and Ruth Ann Wright; two granddaughters, Beth Murphy (Wayne), and Tabatha Frazier (Guy); seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dean Bryant; her parents; son, Lloyd Dean Bryant; one son-in-law, Jim Yarbrough; one daughter, Freida Bryant; three brothers, A.C. Wright, Ewell Wright, and Doyle Wright; two sisters, Sue McNeil (L.D.), and June Skinner; and a great-great-granddaughter, Julie Marie McVey.
Pallbearers were David Yarbrough, Jerry Tennison, Rick Slack, Billy Holland, Mark Pitner, and Tony Barnes.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneral home.com
Mike Cunningham, 63, was passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.
He was born January 13, 1957, to the late Qthol and Winna Ree Cunningham. He enjoyed Civil War relic hunting, seeing his family, and having his morning coffee with his precious dog, Katie.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 11 a.m., at Allen Line Cemetery in Burton, with Bro. Gary Kennedy and Bro. Tom Wiggington officiating.
Kesler Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mike is survived by his wife of 27 years, Tammy Cunningham of New Site; his son, David Cunningham (Chelsey) of New Site; his daughters, Stacy Gann (Michael) of New Site and Jessie Bivens (Kenny) of Bells, Tenn.; his step-daughter, Angie Hutchens; his special brother, Ronnie Cunningham (Marilyn) of New Site; his grandchildren, Hannah Lee (Anthony), Kaitlyn Davin (Zacharie), Sloan Gann, Logan Gann, Charley Beth Cunningham, Mia-Kate Cunningham, Mara Kate Reeves, Marshall Reeves, Matt Taylor, Marcus Taylor, Mikayla Hutchens, and Austin McVey and a host of great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Qthol and Winna Ree Cunningham; his niece, Kim Cunningham; his step-daughter, Amanda Hutchens McVey, and his great-granddaughter, Kinsley Grace Lee.
Pallbearers were; Marshall Reeves, Logan Gann, Justin McKinney, Michael Gann, Kenny Bivens, and Austin McVey.
Honorary pallbearers were Tristate Coin & Relic Hunters Club.
Condolences to the family may be made online at www.keslerfuneralhome.com
William Harold Spain
William Harold Spain of Iuka, age 81, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020.
He was born February 8, 1939, in Booneville, to Harold Dudley Spain and Hazel Morgan Spain, who preceded him in death.
William worked in his father’s lumber yard after school and all summer from the age of 12 until entering college. The last two years of high school, he drove a lumber truck from Booneville to Memphis each day after school. He graduated from Booneville High School in 1957. He attended and graduated from Mississippi State University in 1964 with degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Business. He paid his way through school selling advertising, becoming the top salesman for the Simplified Farm Record Book Co. of Charlotte, NC, and selling cotton picker spindles to farmers, eventually helping to design a harvesting machine to pick cotton in Tupelo, MS.
He took a job as a sales engineer with American Cast Iron Pipe Company in Birmingham, Ala., within their Special Products Division and sold the largest order the division ever took in. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1973.
While working for ACIPCO, he owned the Spain Datsun/GMC dealership in Booneville and built the dealership facility by hand. He also owned the American Motors/MG dealership in Corinth. He grew his Datsun dealership to become the largest Datsun import dealership in the Southeast. Mr. Spain also owned DACO Used Cars out of Birmingham, Ala.
He was President of the American Truck Historical Society in both Alabama and Mississippi from 1988 through 2011. He was responsible for bringing ATHS’ annual Convention and Truck Show to Huntsville, Ala., in 2009, which at the time was the largest convention ever held in Huntsville.
Mr. Spain was also the elected president of the Automobile Professional Rebuilders Association in 1980. He developed and received a patent for a break-away front bumper for large trucks. William is a published author in both “Road & Track” and “Wheels of Time” magazines.
He owned Touch Wood of Birmingham, Ala., a company that made real rosewood dash panels for Navistar (International), Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, and Ford. The company was the largest OEM producer of wood dashes for heavy trucks in the world, and his craftsmanship drew the attention of Daimler-Benz (Mercedes), eventually leading them to place their manufacturing plant nearby in Vance, Ala.
Mr. Spain managed and co-owned an antique business in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Hartselle, Ala. with his daughter Amanda for over 20 years.
William eventually retired and spent many years with his wife traveling and enjoying the cove on Bear Creek in Iuka. He actively attended Iuka United Methodist Church
He is survived by his loving wife Mary Nell Spain, his daughter Amanda Spain Drew (Michael), son Clint Whitaker, daughter Christy Whitaker St-Jean (Ray), and grandchildren Mac Madlinger, Chris Madlinger, and Megan Drew. He is also survived by a son Daniel H. Spain and a brother Robert S. Spain.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Dr. David B. Freeman officiating. Burial will be in the Booneville Cemetery.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneral home.com
Billy Perry Sims
Billy Perry Sims, 94, passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, at Tishomingo Manor in Iuka.
He was born December 13, 1926, to Jesse Leonard and Clemmie Sims. He was a farmer. He was a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church, Farm Bureau, Prentiss County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the VFW. He enjoyed quail hunting and fishing
A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Cecil Woodruff and Bro. Earl McAnally officiating.
Burial will be in Forked Oak Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Sims; two sons, Perry (Judy) Sims and Kerry (Debbie) Sims; one sister, Sammie Nell Gill; one sister-in-law, Mae Sims; five grandchildren, Corey (Tamara) Sims, Jamey Sims, Jeremy Sims, Eric Sims (finance´ Meggie) and Andrew (Brooks) Sims; and three great-grandchildren, Kylie, Kelsey, and Blake Sims.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, J.L. Sims, Robert Sims, Jack Sims, Joe Sims, and Tommy Sims.
Pallbearers are Corey Sims, Jeremy Sims, Eric Sims, Andrew Sims, Lenny Sims, and Jared Sims.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorials Processing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959
Visitation will be Thursday from Noon until 2 p.m., at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneral home.com.