Paula Michelle Cook Storey

Paula was born in Arkansas on February 29, 1964, to JM and Audrey (Cartwright) Cook. She was the youngest daughter of seven children. Her world revolved around her two grandsons, Cameron Tyler Wayne and Kingston James Riley Wilemon, they were her greatest joy. She loved cooking and playing restaurant with her grandchildren. Cameron would be the fancy waiter and serve Kingston and his grandmother, NeNe. She enjoyed gardening, yard sales, and spending time with her friends.

She is survived by her mother, Audrey Cook; her grandchildren, Cameron and Kingston Wilemon; four sisters – Sandra Moak (David), Pam Storey (Jimmy), Janet Hannon (John), and Kim McGaughy (Tim); two brothers – Jimmy Cook and Kevin Cook (Madonna); and a multitude of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Paula died unexpectedly on November 9, 2020, at the age of 56.

Paula was preceded in death by her father, JM (Step) Cook; her grandparents RC (Ike) Cartwright and Pauline (Wingo) Cartwright, and John Cook and Chloe Cook.

A private memorial service was 11 a.m., on Monday, November 16, 2020, at McMillan Funeral Home.

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William A. Meyer Jr.

William A. Meyer Jr. (Bill) was born May 20, 1952 in Decatur, Ill. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Rienzi.

Bill was a farmer, truck driver and construction worker for most of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Meyer of Corinth, his son in law: Fred of Farmington Hills, Mich.; His grandchildren: Andrew Hodge, Rachel Hodge, and Brandon Sellers of Mich.; niece: Sharon Mallinet and husband Steven; great-nephew: Robbie Mallinet of Wisc.

He was preceded in death by his parents: William A. Meyer Sr. and Audrey Meyer; his daughter, Margaret Hodge. Bill went home to be with the Lord at the age of 68 on June 20, 2020, at his residence. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

His Memorial Service was held Sunday, November 15, 2020, at 2 p.m.

Helen Hopkins

TUPELO — Helen Hopkins 92, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Facility.

She worked for IBCO Truck Line and was a member of Mayfield Church of Christ.

Funeral services were at Waters Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 11 a. m., with Rev. Adam Miller officiating. Burial was in Pratt Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Terry Hayes (Cindy) of Belden; step-daughter, Claudia Hopkins of Tupelo; two grandchildren, Brittany Fleming (Chris) and Brandon Hayes; three great-grandchildren, Lily, Lexi, and Liza Fleming; host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Hopkins; her parents, Jessie and Elizabeth Penna.

Pallbearers were David Penna, Brandon Hayes, and Chris Fleming.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

Elizabeth Michael Curlee

Elizabeth Michael Curlee died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at her home in Booneville.

She was born September 17, 1927, to Nolen Bell and Ruby Glenn Moore Michael in Rienzi.

A graduate of Booneville High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree at Blue Mountain College, a Master’s Degree in Business Education from Mississippi State University, and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. Her study at the University of Mississippi was completed on a scholarship from the Wall Street Journal. Mrs. Curlee also completed postgraduate work at Mississippi University for Women and the University of Missouri. Although she was certified in five subject areas, she primarily taught business education, English, and journalism. Her methods for teaching shorthand attracted the interest of the business department at The University of Minnesota.

Having studied journalism, Mrs. Curlee sponsored student newspapers and yearbooks, and at times, the literary journal at the schools in which she worked. During her years at Marks High School, the school paper published articles and photos about the physical condition of the dated, two-story, red brick school building. The articles drew the attention of the Memphis Commercial Appeal which ultimately resulted in renovations throughout the building.

Later, at Aberdeen High School, in the mid and late 1960s, when integration was in its infancy, the school newspaper reported extensively about the transition that occurred within the school district. While commercial newspapers as distant as California and Chicago duplicated the stories, the Memphis Commercial Appeal sent a film crew to the school and filmed a story for a newscast. Mrs. Curlee’s students won national, state and district awards, and the student newspaper took top honors in contests for years. Year after year, yearbook publishing companies would secure her services for yearbook workshops for colleges such as Louisiana State University, The University of North Alabama, The University of Southern Mississippi, and The University of Georgia. Some of Mrs. Curlee’s journalism students became career journalists and worked for newspapers in Idaho, Atlanta, and Shreveport. One of her most notable career accomplishments was the awarding of the Golden Key by Columbia University, New York, School of Journalism. At that time, Mrs. Curlee was only the second recipient to receive the award from Mississippi. She served as president of the Mississippi Teachers of Journalism Education and was a member of the Mississippi Education Association, the Mississippi Business Education Association, and Qwill and Scroll.

Mrs. Curlee was raised in the Gaston Baptist Church, where her father and his family were charter members. As a teenager, she helped the Baptist Missionary Association conduct Vacation Bible Schools in Prentiss County Baptist churches. Always mission minded, she organized the first Woman’s Missionary Union in First Baptist Church, DeValls Bluff, Arkansas. She served as an association leader in Tippah County and other various offices, including WMU director for many years in local churches. She often taught leadership and Bible studies, worked in Vacation Bible Schools, taught Sunday School classes, and led prayer groups. She was currently a member of First Baptist Church of Booneville, MS.

On September 5, 1947, she married John McFerrin Curlee Jr. upon his return from Germany after WWII. They had three sons, John McFerrin Curlee III (Mac) and wife, Martha; Nolen Michael Curlee (Mike) and wife, Debra; one sister, Iris Easterling; three grandsons, John M. Curlee IV (Jennie Bradford); Russell Michael Curlee (Lauren); Jared Roan (Mylia); one granddaughter, Elizabeth Curlee Russell; four great-grandsons, Walker Gibbs Russell; Lewis Whitley Russell; Miles Richardson Curlee; Hudson Roan; and one great-granddaughter, Hadlee Roan; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, James Franklin (Frank) Curlee; brother, Forrest Michael; sister, Gwendolyn Cleghorn; father-in-law, John M. Curlee, Sr; mother-in-law, Mary Glenn Curlee; and two sister-in-law’s, Betty Michael; and Mary Whitley Curlee Beal.

Private services for immediate family were held at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville, on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at 1 p.m. Dr. Lynn Jones conducted the services, and Mrs. Jannette Peugh, of Aberdeen, delivered the eulogy. Burial was in the Booneville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon or other preferred offering at First Baptist Church, 401 West Church Street, Booneville, MS 38829.

The family would like to express its sincere appreciation and gratitude to Alma Vuncannon, a very special friend of the family and companion to Mrs. Curlee who provided excellent care and exhibited a kind spirit to not only Mrs. Curlee, but also to Frank and Mr. Curlee.

Bobby Dale Cox

Bobby Dale Cox, 70, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

He was born August 2, 1950, to Otis and Bill T. Cox. Bobby enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was a graduate of the Jumpertown Class of 1968. He was a member of Carolina United Methodist Church. He loved listening to and singing Southern Gospel Music. However, the highlight of his life was spending time with his family.

There was a Private Celebration of Life at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Estes and Bro. Trey Lambert officiating. Burial was at Jumpertown Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Cox; one son, Tracy Cox (Mitzi); one daughter, Brandi Lambert (Trey); one sister, Pam Meek (Dennis); one grandson, Levi Cox; two granddaughters, Lindsey Ward (Alex), and Gracy Lambert; one great-granddaughter, Marley Kate Ward; two nephews, Brad Green, and Jake Meek (Maria); and one niece, Murphy Snider (Corban).

He is preceded in death by his parents; and infant sister, Barbara Dale Cox.

Pallbearers were Terry Cox, Rudy Cox, Barry Cox, Ronny Davis, Joey Pittman, Wayne Cox, Miles Cox, and Tim Cox.

Honorary Pallbearers were Richard Tollison, Archie Dean Smith, Mike Hickey, Charles Cartwright, and Hannon Ray.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Terry Hal Boren

Terry Hal Boren, 61, passed away November 13, 2020, at the Magnolia Regional Hospital in Corinth after an extended illness.

He grew up and lived in the Casey Creek community, attended Wheeler School and Vo-Tech. Terry worked for Riley Egg Farm in Saltillo and Plumrose in Booneville before becoming disabled. He loved yard sales, trading, working on lawnmowers, and other fix-it-jobs.

Services were Sunday at 3 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Boren officiating. Burial was in the Casey Creek Cemetery.

Survivors include his brother Johnny Lambert of Booneville, 2 uncles Jimmy Boren of Fulton and Don Boren & Amanda of Booneville a special niece Angelia Lambert also a host of other cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Mae Lambert and his step-father J C Lambert his grandparents Elton and Ernie Mae Boren.

Pall Bearers were Joseph Boren, Tony Boren, John Isaac Boren and Mark Thomas Boren.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

Cecil Beck

Cecil Beck, 86, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at his cabin.

He was born January 31, 1934, to Wes Beck and Evie Jane Trimble. He was a construction craftsman and a U.S. Army veteran. He attended Grace Chapel Church in Pickwick. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service with military honors was held at 3 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2020, at Jacinto Cemetery. Services were under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.

He is survived by two sons, Tim (Diane) Beck and Mike (Lisa) Beck; one daughter, Belinda (Gerald) Stevens; three sisters, Brenda Schneweis, Lynda Presley and Phyllis (James) Kitchens; two sisters-in-law, Madrid Richardson and Denise Richardson; 11 grandchildren, Justin (Jessica) Beck, Jessica (Keith) Whitehurst, Derek Beck, Melody (Tim) Perry, Dana (Ben) Potts, Nathan (Hannah) Morris, Brandon (Jenny) Stevens, Crystal Harris, Devin (Emma) Stevens, Eric (Lissa) Miles and Rodney (Ashley) Miles; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Nell Beck in 2014; one son, Steve Miles; one daughter, Shelia Beck; his parents; a brother-in-law, Wayne Schneweis; and a great-granddaughter, Lunden Stevens.

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Omie Euilaer McCreary

Omie Euilaer McCreary, 89, died Saturday, November 14, 2020, at her daughter’s house in Booneville.

She was born April 16, 1931, in Booneville, MS to Elvis R. Hutchens and Florina “Flora” Huguley Hutchens. She was a dedicated and adored Mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Her love for her children and family were unprecedented, immeasurable, and indescribable. Motherhood was her purpose and her life’s dedication. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed her family and friends, dancing, cooking, cosmetology, sewing, quilting, and gardening.

Services were on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel. Bishop Michael Byrd officiating. Mr. John Larsen delivered the eulogy. Burial and a gravesite dedication were at the Mormon Cemetery.

Survivors include six children – Janice Geno (Freddy) of Jumpertown, Kay Morrissette (Yves – Deceased) of Booneville, Dexter McCreary, Jr. (Angela) of Jacksonville, Flo., Ronnie McCreary (Dianne) of Guntown, Kathy Hrometz of Temple, Texas, and Jason McCreary (Mary Anne) of Pelzer, S.C. a very special friend – Sam Bridges, 18 grandchildren – Ginger Tennison (Brad), Freddy Geno Jr. (Wendy), Laurie Kesler (Tim), Bradley Geno (Suzanne), April Greenway (Mark), David Foy, Lindsey Everitt (Eric), Sydney McCreary, Brooke McCreary, Trevor McCreary, Andrew McCreary, Scott McCreary, Jessica Deaton, Victoria McCreary, Preston McCreary, Annabelle McCreary, Levi McCreary, and Ryker McCreary, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Dexter Gene McCreary, Sr.; her daughter, Melissa Deaton, her parents, Elvis and Flora Hutchens; one sister, Hazel Mae Hutchens and one brother, Aaron G. Hutchens.

Pallbearers were David Foy, Andrew McCreary, Levi McCreary, Preston McCreary, Scott McCreary, Will Tennison.

Memorials may be made to the Family History Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, c/o Bishop Michael Byrd, 9 CR 1131, Booneville, MS 38829.

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Jeanne Duncan

BOONEVILLE—Mable Jeanne Honeycutt Duncan, 79, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, following a long illness.

She was born January 25, 1941, in Burnsville, the youngest of 13 children of William Dempsey Honeycutt and Eliza Jane Barnes Honeycutt. When she was a child, the Honeycutt family moved to Prentiss County. She attended Thrasher schools, and graduated from Booneville High School in the class of 1959. She moved to Tupelo and worked as a long-distance and information operator at Southern Bell Telephone Company until 1966. From 1966 until 1978, Jeanne was primarily a homemaker as her husband’s employer moved the family from Tupelo to New Orleans, then to St. Louis, back to New Orleans, and then to Atlanta. In 1978, the Duncans purchased the Western Auto store in Aberdeen and moved there. The family owned and operated that business, as well as Duncan’s Furniture and Appliance and Duncan’s Video, all in Aberdeen until the early 1990’s. Jeanne then worked as a sales associate in the fine jewelry department at McRae’s in Tupelo and a Unicel, a cellular phone company. Jeanne moved back to Booneville in 1997.

Jeanne was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville, where she had served as treasurer. She was a past member of the Booneville Business and Professional Women’s Club and the Booneville Pilot Club. She enjoyed cooking, flowers, Thanksgiving, and all the things Christmas. She was a huge Elvis fan.

Graveside services were 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Jacinto Community Cemetery with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Kesler Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters, Sherri Wierengo (husband Johnny) of Starkville, Angela Boisseau (husband Gary) of Southaven; a grandson, John Mathen Wierengo of Starkville; a brother, Charles Honeycutt of Hattiesburg; the father of her children, Philip Duncan of Booneville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Edd Honeycutt, Harvey Honeycutt, Melvin Honeycutt, Presley Honeycutt, and Auther Henry Honeycutt; six sisters, Mary Lou Honeycutt, Ester Honeycutt, Lillian Walker, Lois Kendrick, Bertha Ferrell, and Retha Goss.

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Roy Raymond Clark Jr.

BOONEVILLE—Roy Raymond Clark, Jr, 83, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020, at his home in Myrtle.

He was born on July, 12, 1937 to the late Roy Sr. and Mary Smith Clark. He married the love of his life, Joy Barnes Clark on July 19, 1959, and together they had two daughters. He was a member of New Bethel Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing Solitaire, watching westerns, going to gospel singings and going out to eat. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Services were 2 p.m., Monday, November 16, 2020, in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Minister Ray Kennedy officiating. Burial was in the New Bethel Cemetery.

Roy is survived by his daughters, Donna Larkin of Booneville and Lisa Briscoe (Jeff) of Myrtle; his sister, Norma Kolb (Cecil) of Ark.; his special friend and caregiver, Jeanette Briscoe of Myrtle; his grandchildren, Jamie Raden (Luke) of Tupelo, Ray Larkin (Missie) of Booneville, Heather Gann (Mitch) of Booneville, Jessica Guin (Tony) of Kirkville, Jonathan Jackson (Bridgett) of Booneville and Nathan Larkin of Booneville; 27 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Clark, Sr. and Mary Smith Clark; his wife, Joy Barnes Clark; his son-in-law, William Larkin and 3 sisters.

His grandsons served as pallbearers.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Jerry Price Walden

BOONEVILLE—Jerry Price Walden, 78, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at Landmark Nursing Facility in Booneville.

He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren, and playing with his dog Rascal. He retired from the Railroad after 30 years of service.

Private family services were Sunday, November 15, 2020 in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Marty Roberts and Bro. Lonnie Murphy officiating. Burial was in the Crossroads Cemetery.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra Michael Walden of Booneville; his sons, Greg Walden (Karen) of Falkner and Michael Walden (Jimma) of Booneville; his brothers, Buddy Walden (Carol) of Indianola and Tom Walden of Booneville; his sister-in-law, Barbara Walden of Pascagoula; his grandchildren, Courtney Walden Tull (John) of Booneville, Brookelyn Walden Griffin (Sam) of Baldwyn, Jarrett Walden of Starkville and Janna Walden of Starkville; his fur baby, Lil’ Rascal Price Walden and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Odein Walden; his brother, Joe Walden and his sister-in-law, Pat Walden.

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Joan Young

Joan Young, 81, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the Methodist Germantown Hospital in Memphis.

Born Lillie Joan Crawford was born October 23, 1939, she is preceded in death by her parents, Robert Stanley and Ruby Pauline Crawford; stepsons David Young IV and Matthew Young and grandson Zachary (Stephanie) Reed.

Affectionately known as GG to her blended family, she leaves behind her husband of 40 years, William David Young III; their children; Robert (Cindy) Reed, Michael Reed, Tammy (William) DeShields, Matthew (Kimberly) Dulin, Gina (Michael) Murchison, Michael Young and Amy Young Clampitt; grandchildren; Cole (Ashley) Reed, Jamie (Darryl) McHan, Taylor DeShields, Casey Dulin, Kaitlyn Dulin, Charlie Dulin, Bailey Dulin, Hagen Matthew Dulin, Tyler (Jessica) Murchison, Danielle (Joshua) Harrison, Cole Young, Nicholas Young, Jesse Clampitt, and Savannah Clampitt; great-grandchildren; Aiden Reed, Addyson Reed, Zane Reed, Ana Reed, Bentley Reed, Harper Reed, Jaxson McHan, Brooke McHan, Cody McHan, Presley Dulin, Mason Bobbitt, Parker Bobbitt, Devyn Murchison, Emmalyn Keith, Easton Harrison, Jasper Harrison, Jaden Harrison and Kenzie Clampitt. Joan graduated from Frayser High School and was a member of Bartlett Hills Baptist Church.

She will rest beside her parents in Jumpertown Cemetery. Graveside services were 11 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at the Jumpertown Cemetery.

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Seamon Olen Calton,Jr.

Seamon Olen Calton, Jr., 74, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Magnolia Regional Health and Rehab Center in Corinth.

He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church No. 2. He enjoyed piddling on things and fishing.

A memorial was held at Antioch Baptist Church No. 2 on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at 2 p.m., with Bro. David George officiating. He is survived by his wife; Linda Calton of Rienzi, his sons; Brian Calton of Rienzi, Michael Calton of Walnut, Brent Felks (Kayla) of Corinth and Jerry Don Felks of Opelika, Ala., his daughter; Sherrie Cullins (Shawn) of New Albany, his grandaughter; Chelsey Felks of Corinth, his sister; Emogene English of Jumpertown. He was preceded in death by his parents; Seamon and Ollie Calton, his brother Frankie Calton. Condolences to the family may be made online at

Keith Wayne Lovell

Keith Wayne Lovell, 64, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020, at his home in Booneville.

He was born in Columbus on October 20, 1956, to Ray and Emmie Lou Palmer Lovell. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, fly fishing in the Smokies, traveling, spending time with family and his only granddaughter, Kaitlin. He was a Ham Radio operator and had earned the title, “Keeper of the Cars”, at Hannah Classic Cars.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Peebles and Bro. Doug Rakestraw officiating. Burial was in Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Ann Smith Lovell; son, Austin Lovell (Shelby) of Booneville; parents, Ray and Emmie Lou Lovell; brother, Scott Lovell (Christine) of Booneville; sister, Judy Lovell (Kevin Kragelj) of Guntown; daughter-in-law, Cammy Lovell of Kossuth; and granddaughter, Kaitlin Lovell of Kossuth.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jason Lovell; grandparents, Zelma and Mitchell Palmer and Virgie and Vernon Lovell.

Pallbearers were the Prentiss County Sheriff Deputies.

Memorials may be made to M. D. Anderson Cancer Caring Fund, P.O. Box 4319, Houston, TX 77210 or to West Clinic Cancer 2001 State Dr., Corinth, MS 38834.

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Wanda Jean Lindley Harris

MARIETTA—Wanda Jean Lindley Harris was born in September 16, 1952 in Booneville.

She left this life at the age of 68 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 7:34 a.m. in Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

During her lifetime, Wanda was a lady that wore many hats. She was a compassionate person and used this gift for others. Not only was she a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, she was also an emergency room nurse for several years and later an industrial nurse. Also, she ran an office for a trucking company and even owned a small retail business in Booneville. Wanda was a proud member of the Marietta Community in which she raised her family. After all, she attended Marietta Elementary School and High School and talked about fun times before the high school burned. She enjoyed following the New Site Royals as they made their way to Jackson, repeatedly.

She loved playing Rook and sorely missed her card playing. She was a proud Republican and would argue all day long about what they stood for. She took great pride in her family. Always giving advice when needed. She loved her extended family and would talk on the phone for hours trying to catch up with those whom she could not visit. Most importantly, Wanda Jean Lindley Harris added her name to the Lamb’s Book of Life which, in turn, was the best decision that she had ever made. When asked if she wanted to meet with the pastor before surgery, Wanda said, “I know I am good with God”. Wanda was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church for over 25 years and had resolved to watching services online until she could no longer.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Little Creek Baptist Church at 3:30 p. m. with Bro. Jeremy Johnson officiating. Burial followed at Zion Rest Community Cemetery. There was no graveside service. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda is survived by her husband of 52 years, Tommy; daughters, Kim Nix (Philip), Julie Green (Jeff) and Salena Edington (Scott); son, David Harris (Kim); six grandchildren, Alanna Nix, Chandler Nix, Bailey McDaniel, Alivia Edington, Levi Green and Carter Harris; sisters Linda Gann and Sherry Lewis and brother Jerry Lindley(Mary);host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Annie Lou Pounds and Paul Lindley; grandparents Emma Marie and Veron Lindley and Allen and Ottie Kizer; and a special niece Carla Gann.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

Kim Ok Bae Johnson

Kim Ok Bae Johnson, born on April 23, 1932 in Osaka, Japan, died peacefully Saturday evening, November 14, 2020.

Kim came to the United States from South Korea in 1971 with her new baby, Kimberly, and husband, Utah “Midge” Carl Dooley. Midge had been with Red Cross when he met Kim. Upon arriving in the United States, they moved to Corinth. After Midge’s death, Kim married Mose “Johnny” Eugene Johnson and the family moved to Booneville.

While still speaking broken English, Kim made her home in Mississippi. She quickly fell in love with the kind people and her new American family and combined her Japanese and South Korean culture with her new Southern way of life.

Kim was an immaculate housekeeper and gardener. Her home and yard were a source of pride and passion and it was her pleasure to keep it “magazine worthy”. Many people in Booneville enjoyed driving by the home to admire the yard and ask for gardening tips.

Kim also brought her exceptional Asian culinary skills to Mississippi. Her signature dishes included Kimchi, Yakitori, fried rice, and cucumber “hot stuff”. She also mastered Southern cooking to which she was known for her fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, and cornbread. She was a welcoming hostess to those who were fortunate enough to eat with the family. Whether you were family, friend, or her beloved dog, Leiko, you would be assured to leave happy and full.

Kim was known for her signature style, especially her big glasses and her love of watching Wheel of Fortune and Walker Texas Ranger.

Kim is left behind by her daughter, Kimberly Terrell who now resides in Tupelo and works for Transport Trailer Service, and her three grandchildren who she loved so much: Daniel Lopez of Nashville, Tenn.; Kelsey Federico (Dalton Federico, Staff Sargent for the US Army) of Columbus, Ga.; Mya Lopez of Bowling Green, Ken. and friends and family who will dearly miss her.

Katie Gilmore

The Graveside Service for Katie May Gilmore, will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Magnolia Gardens, Corinth, at 2 p.m. There will be a visitation on Friday, November 20, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, November 21, 2020, prior to service at Magnolia Funeral Home South, from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m.

She passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at her home in Booneville. Bro. Ricky Kelley will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Eric McKinney, Joshua McKinney, Philip McKoon, and John James Jr.

Born on January 19, 1935; in Biggersville; she was 85 years old. She was of the Baptist Faith and a member of East Booneville Baptist Church. Survivors include: Three Daughters: Guinda Mae McKoon (Philip) of Corinth; Tammy Lee James of Booneville; and Debra Kay Younger (Dennis) of Round Lake, Ill..; Five Grandchildren: Latisha Canon (Scott); Crystal James; Dennis Younger, Jr.; John James Jr.; and Kayla James (Eric); Ten Great-Grandchildren; Two Sisters: Sue Pardue (Bud) of Dennis, MS; and Barbara Lynn Hickman of Corinth; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

She was proceeded in death by: Husband: E. D. Gilmore; Son: Eddie Ray Gilmore; Father: John Glenn Gifford; Mother: Dige Blackwell Gifford; Brothers: Walter Lee Gifford, Roy Glenn Gifford, and John Rufus Gifford; and Sister: Betty Lambert. Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Katie May Gilmore.

Paul Dunahoo

Paul Dunahoo, 54, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at the NMMC in Tupelo.

He was a member and deacon at Prospect Church. He enjoyed singing in the choir and woodworking. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2 p.m., at Prospect Church with Bro. Johnny Hamblin officiating.

He is survived by his wife; Theresa Dunahoo of Booneville, his son; Robert Dunahoo of Booneville, his sisters; Brenda Pruitt (Paul), Mary Lou Dunahoo and Connie Dunahoo all of Marks. He was preceded in death by his parents; David and Joan Dunahoo.

Condolences to the family may be made online at www.keslerfuneral

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