Auburn Jade Green

Auburn Jade Green, 15, of Iuka, died Monday, July 6, 2020, at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Ga.

Auburn had recently finished the eighth grade at Iuka Middle School. She loved animals, and also enjoyed hunting and dirt track racing.

She is survived by her parents, Arthur Ray Green, Jr. and Jovena Horn; her grandparents, Arthur and Patricia Green, Mary Barrier, and Joe Horn; a great-grandmother, Frances Green; one brother, Daniel Horn; a sister, Kiesha Grace Green; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Janie Pickle; her great-grandfather, George Green; and her grandmother, Sarah Horn.

Cutshall Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were 4 p.m., Friday, July 10, at her residence in Iuka, officiated by Vernon Green. Interment followed in a private family cemetery. Pallbearers were Kevin Green, Matthew Green, Derrick Tucker, Tyler White, Josh Parrish, and Tim Largent.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.

Virginia Eldridge Tittle Stevens

Virginia Eldridge Tittle Stevens was born on April 30, 1925, to Bethel and Katie Burney Eldridge. She passed away on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville after a brief illness.

She will always be remembered for her strong faith, and her love for her family and church family. She was a long-time employee of The Landmark Community and a long-time member of the Canaan Assembly of God.

Funeral service was 3 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Peebles officiating. Travis Childers delivered the eulogy. Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery.

She is survived by three grandsons, Josh Tittle (Jennifer); Derek Tittle of Milton, Fla..; and Greg Tittle (Heather) of Booneville; one granddaughter, Gaye Tittle of Corinth; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Marley; two daughter-in-law’s, Cindy and Gwyn. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sons, Tommy (Krystal), Jimmy, Ron, and Don (Debbie) Tittle; a granddaughter, Shonica Tittle; six sisters, Ruby Eldridge, Audrey (Leonard) Bates, Vera (Arthur) Butler, Cora (Feb) King, Ruth (William) Bearden, Polly (Roy) Morgan; three brothers, Frank (Faye) Eldridge, Buck (May) Eldridge, and Stanley (Daphine) Eldridge.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Billy Bearden, Harold Morgan, Randal Eldridge, James King, Chester King, Art Butler, David Butler, David Bates, Donnie Bates, Laramie Eldridge, and Daryl Hatfield.

Honorary pallbearers were the men of Canaan Assembly of God.

Bobby Gene Rye

BOONEVILLE—Bobby Gene Rye passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth. He was born January 25, 1935, to John and Ora Lee Rye. He lived many years in Baltimore, Md.

Every time one would see Mr. Rye, he was always making people laugh and putting smiles on their faces by pranking everyone. He loved collecting at the Salvation Army; he would give whatever he could find to anybody. Mr. Rye attended New Covenant Worship Center in Booneville. During the summer months, he enjoyed cooking at a youth camp in the state of Maine and traveling to Florida.

Mr. Rye will be remembered by his support of President Trump and the many tales of his adventurous younger years.

There will be no local services for Mr. Bobby Gene Rye. There will be a private ceremony for the family in Florida. Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.

He is survived by his step-son, Dean Rockel; two step-daughters, Doreen Rockel and Donna Rockel; eight step-grandchildren, Justin Rockel, Eric Pindell, Chris Rockel, Nicholas Rockel, Michele Fugate, Keri Martin, Dominic Martin, and Cameron Martin; a host of nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of many years, Josie Rye; one brother, Glen “Poodle” Cunningham (Doris); and one sister, Betty Elosie Rye Zackarevicz (James).

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Marion Roger Mathews

Marion Roger Mathews, 71, resident of Booneville, passed away Wednesday evening, July 8, 2020, at Tippah County Hospital in Ripley following a brief illness.

A Service of Remembrance was at 5 p.m., Friday, July 10 at New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care located at the intersection of Hwy 30 and W. Bankhead. Rev. Michael Baker officiated and a private family burial was planned at Magnolia Memorial Gardens in Corinth.

Mr. Mathews was born March 17, 1949, in Highland Park, Michigan, the son of the late George Marion and Willie Esther Wallace Mathews. A Christian and avid coffee fan, Mr. Mathews will be remembered as a patriotic person who enjoyed gardening, humor, and his special love for his grandchildren.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Myra Collier Mathews of Booneville, one daughter, Courtney Miles (Wesley) of Booneville, a sister, Terry Talley (David) of Corinth, a brother, Doug Mathews (Debbie) of Corinth, four grandchildren, Blakeley, Madi, Presley and Marli and a special nephew who is serving his country in the U.S. Army.

The staff of New Albany Funeral & Cremation Care invites you to share memories with the Mathews family at (662)539-7000

Lucille Wanette Martin

Lucille Wanette Martin peacefully departed from her earthly life on July 7, 2020, at her home, in Prague, Okla. at the age of 81.

She was born into the loving family of Earl and Lucille Walden in Booneville, on January 13, 1939. Around the age of two, her family moved to Centerview near Prague, Okla. where she fell in love with life on the farm.

Wanette enjoyed being outdoors as a young girl and especially liked riding horses. She spent countless hours in preparation for barrel races, resulting in frequent wins and high placings. Growing up she was a bit of a tomboy and was known to have occasionally boxed and had hedge apple fights with her uncles and other boys that lived nearby.

Wanette was very athletic and competitive. As a high school student at Centerview, she loved and excelled in basketball. She also played softball, but according to her, only to get out of study hall. Wanette served as Vice President and graduated as Salutatorian of the Class of 1957.

Wanette met Robert Martin at a rodeo and they married December 27, 1958, after three years of courtship. Although they have different personalities they came together to set an excellent example of a devoted union and celebrated 62 years of marriage this past December. Wanette was a wonderful stay at home mom that focused entirely on the needs of her children.

She continued this until 1974 when she started work at the Wrangler garment plant where she remained until her retirement in 2004. As an employee, she could best be described as a loyal, hardworking perfectionist. These characteristics allowed her to be the final inspector at the Wrangler plant for many years.

Wanette led by example and was a woman of few words that spoke with wisdom. She stressed to her children to only speak words that were true, kind, and necessary. Her home was an open, warm, welcoming environment with wonderfully prepared meals and desserts.

Her hobbies and spare time always included family. She was determined to treat all of her children and grandchildren equally to the extent she spent exactly the same amount on Christmas gifts. Whether it was attending ballgames, livestock shows, school events or hosting family gatherings; she always provided encouragement and support.

Wanette was a Godly woman that believed in the power of prayer. Reading her bible, serving others and attending church regularly were important to her. She provided loving, generous care for her parents in their later years, setting an example that her family tried to follow as she battled Alzheimer’s.

Wanette was preceded in death by her Mother Lucille Walden on November 16, 2002, and her Father Earl Walden on December 11, 2011.

She is survived by her husband Robert of the home in Prague, Okla., and her three children Keith and his wife Shelli of Bartlett, Kan., Gayle Morland, and her husband Mike of Shawnee, Okla., and Janet Blocker and her husband Curtis of Eufaula, Okla.

She will be greatly missed by her eight grandchildren and their spouses, Brooke and Andy Hopper, Jennifer and Jose Ramirez, Jessica Garcia, Jerra and Daniel Hollingshead, Cole Morland, Chad and Jennifer Blocker, Todd and Mandy Blocker, and Lance and Cayla Blocker. She deeply loved her 13 great-grandchildren Javion Noble, Madilyn Hopper, Kamden Ramirez, Mila Ramirez, Jackson Hollingshead, Madison Blocker, Allison Blocker, Emerson Blocker, Britt Blocker, Blair Blocker, Natalie Blocker, Hattie Mae Blocker, and Clair Blocker.

Kathy Ann Humphres

Kathy Ann Humphres, 47, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at LaConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn.

She was a member of First Independent Baptist Church in Pratts. She enjoyed cooking, camping, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Services were 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020, in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Toby Mears officiating. Burial was in the Old Friendship Cemetery.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 20+ years, Dossie Humphres of New Site; her sons, Dossie Wayne Humphres, Clayton Humphres and Payton Humphres of New Site; her daughter, Bobbie Odom (Bobby) of Belmont; her brother, Clinton Hayden (Maria) of Marietta; her sister, Christy Pounds (Danny) of Marietta; her mother, Patsy Hayden of Marietta; her grandchildren, Ellie, Thomas “Bubba” and RJ Wheelington of Belmont and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Hayden; her grandchild, Baby Wheelington and her grandparents, Clinton E. & Bonnie Stacy and Roy & Lera Hayden.

Margie Johnson

Margie Johnson,74, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

She was a member of Tuscumbia Baptist Church. She enjoyed her flower gardens, cooking, and spending time with all of her nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services were 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at Tuscumbia Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Rex Bullock officiating.

Margie is survived by her son, Delane Johnson of Booneville, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Earline Owens; her brothers, Earl, L.W., Charles, Travis, Cecil, and James Owens and her sisters, Pauline Reese and Irene Burns.

Pallbearers were Wayne Owens, Greg Owens, Stanley Stephens, Mike Stephens, Bub Burns and James Moore.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at Bancorp South for her son, Delane Johnson.

Coyette Blaine Cole

Coyette Blaine Cole, 65, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He enjoyed fishing, going to the races, reading his Bible and being with his friends and family.

Services were Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Unity Cemetery with Bro. Marty Roberts officiating. Burial was in the Unity Cemetery.

Blaine is survived by his daughter, Janie Burnice Thornton (Michael) of Booneville; his brothers, Norris Cole of Wheeler and Mike Cole (Linda) of Wheeler; his sister, Judy Winters of Saucier, and his grandchildren, Michael Thornton and Serenity Thornton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Hester Cole; his son, Coy Cole; his parents, James and Janie Cole; his brothers, Jimmy and Floyd Cole and his sister, Evelyn Busby.

Dorothy Bailey

Dorothy Bailey, 74, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at her home in New Site. She was of Church of Christ faith. She enjoyed singing, gardening and cooking.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in the Baldwyn Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Haskell Sparks officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, James Bailey of New Site; her son, Lonnie Bailey (Tammy) of New Site; her daughter, Lisa Carlton of Holly Springs; her sisters, Betty Tennison (Holly) of Brandon, Margie Orear of New Site and Mittie Sartain (Billy) of Belmont; her grandchildren, Josh Bailey, Lindsey Jeter, Mallory Lewis, Bronson Pharr and Ripley Mize and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Faye Ivy Gentry; her sister, Opal Taylor and her brother, Wade Gentry.

Jerry McMillan Palmer

Jerry McMillan Palmer passed away on July 7, 2020.

He was a fierce protector of family, honest as the day is long, his word was his bond and integrity was a daily expectation. He instilled all of these values to his children and grandchildren. He worked harder than most but was determined to enjoy the outdoors and adventure as long as he was allowed. His quick wit, high expectations, and famous colorful, constructive criticism will be sorely missed.

He was born on November 6, 1936 to the late Travis and Martha Katherine McMillan Palmer in Booneville.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Sue McCombs Palmer; brother Marion Lynn Palmer of W. Monroe, La.; children Jerry Lynn(Colin) Patterson of Batesville, Susan Molsbee of Conway, Ark., Sheila (Bruce) Harrod of Conway, Ark., Charles (Eilish) Palmer of Conway, Ark., Kathy (Jimmy) Hutchison of Bristol, Wisc. , Beverly McCollum of New Albany; grandchildren, Sarah Beth (Dustin) Berry, Savannah Palmer, Jackson Palmer, Natalie Patterson, Grant Patterson, Emma Harrod, Lily Harrod, Mary Katelyn Molsbee, Olivia Molsbee, Todd (Courtney) Hutchinson, Jason Hutchinson, Tyler McCollum, Tanner (Cheyenne) McCollum, Tate McCollum, and his great and great-great grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he is pre-deceased by his brothers, Tommy Travis Palmer and Robert Kendrick Palmer.

Jerry had many careers and retirements throughout his life including the United States Air Force where he served 20 years as an avionics instrument technician/specialist. Upon retiring, he began a long career in residential home construction and remodeling when he established Palmer Construction. During his retirement from home construction, he worked as a painter and then a cabinetmaker because retirement meant something a little different to him than most. He also managed to build a little bit of furniture for family as well.

In his spare time, Jerry was an avid gardener and grew some of the best tomatoes in Faulkner County, Arkansas. The rest of his garden was equally amazing but those home-grown tomatoes will be remembered as his legacy to family, friends and others that were lucky enough to receive a garden care package.

A graveside service with military honors was held at 9 a.m., Friday July 10, 2020 at Crestlawn Memorial Park, Conway, Ark.

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