Ray Cochran

Ray Cochran, 79 of Rienzi, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Cochran was born September 11, 1941, in Booneville to Earl Barnett Cochran and Clara Faye Nunley Cochran. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. Ray was a fun-loving man who was passionate about his work and had a strong work ethic. He loved his cattle, farming, and his heavy equipment business. Ray was a perfectionist in all that he did and loved his family intensely. He was of the Christian faith. Ray is survived by his daughter, Mitzi Mills and her husband Jerry of Middleton, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Matt Martindale and Madison Martindale; two great-grandchildren, Eli Martindale and Harper Martindale; a nephew and a niece, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Cochran; his mother, Clara Cochran and her sister, Jean Bennett and husband Billy.

Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mr. Ray Cochran.

Carroll L. Borden

Carroll Leedman Borden, 84, of Iuka, died Friday, October 16, 2020, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Mr. Borden was a member of Snowdown United Methodist Church. He was retired from Reynolds Aluminum where he worked as a welder.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Borden; one son, Steven Borden (Karen); one daughter, Beth Riley (Larry); one sister, Freida Bishop (Herbert); and four grandchildren, Tanner Riley, Lindie Riley, David Borden, and Wyatt Borden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert “Bob” and Ethel Chester Borden.

Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 21, graveside at Snowdown Cemetery. Interment followed in Snowdown Cemetery.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshall funeralhome.com.

Era Dell Pettigo Lindsey

BALDWYN— Era Dell Pettigo Lindsey, 89, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at the Baldwyn Nursing Facility.

She enjoyed going to flea markets and loved to visit people, especially the sick. She was a factory worker and member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at Waters Funeral Home on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at noon with Bro. Charles Goodwin officiating. Burial was in Kirkville Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, Danny Lindsey (Donna) of Baldwyn; grandchildren, Kimberly (Kelly) Guin of Marietta and Adam (Tiffany) Lindsey of Saltillo; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Cooper, Campbell Guin, and John Isaac, Lydia and Anna Lindsey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemoise Lindsey; parents, William and Cleo Taylor Pettigo; brothers, William Pettigo, Kenneth “Rab” Pettigo, and Hubert Pettigo; sisters, Cutoh Hughes and Etoyle Murphy.

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

Wanda Sue Sweeney

Wanda Sue Sweeney died at Landmark Nursing and Rehab on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Wanda was born to Turner and Nellie Sue Rummage Sweeney on July 31, 1948. She graduated from Booneville High School with the class of 1966. She attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and graduated from Mississippi State University.

Wanda loved children and had a twenty-year career as an elementary school teacher. Problems with rheumatoid arthritis cut that career short, however.

Wanda was a long time member of the Booneville Church of Christ. She was a member of the Freed-Hardeman Associates, serving as secretary for several years. She enjoyed meeting with the Tuesday morning Ladies Bible Class as long as she was able.

Wanda liked to travel. She recalled with fond memories a special trip to California to visit her cousin, Jerry Tennison, and his family.

She is survived by her caregivers, Jim and Jeanita Estes of Booneville, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Turner and Nellie Sue Sweeney.

Graveside services were at Oaklawn Cemetery on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 11 a.m. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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

Linda Jo Alford

BOONEVILLE— Mrs. Linda Jo Alford, 69, died Sunday, November 15, 2020, at North Mississippi Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born August 15, 1951, in Memphis, Tenn., to Jay Skaggs and Novis Sartin Skaggs. She worked for many years as a seamstress in the garment manufacturing industry. Linda was a loving mother and sister. She was known for her cooking and her servants’ heart, taking care of the elderly and the sick. She enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables as long as she was able. She loved her furry companion her dog, Annabell.

A memorial service celebrating Linda’s life was 4:30 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020, in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Rev. Earl McAnally officiating. Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneral directors.com.

Survivors include her two sons, James Holley of Bartahatchie and Tim Holley and his wife, Rhonda of Stroud, Ok.; brother, Roger Skaggs of Memphis; two sisters, B J Hambers of Dallas, Texas, and Sandra Hardin of Camden, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Jessie Lynn Holley, Shannon Duet, Colby Holley, Dylan Holley, Blake Holley, Lacey Holley, and Lauren Dortch; five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Carolyn Skaggs and Rhonda Hammett.

Alice Bonds Agnew McMillan

Alice Bonds Agnew McMillan, 89, was born on November 23, 1930, to Myrtle and Charles Agnew. She was the baby of 3 daughters and was raised on a farm in Guntown. Her mother an incredible seamstress, made her the most beautiful clothes and her father a farmer, taught her how to work diligently.

She married her beloved husband, Bob, when she was 18 and spent the best years of her life by his side. Together, they had a family with four precious children that never allowed any day to be boring or quiet. Her most favorite roles in life were being wife, momma to her children, and grandmommie to her grandchildren.

Alice co-owned McMillan Funeral Home with her beloved Bob. They worked together for many years and took great pride in serving members of their community through their business. They would both say how it was a blessing to be there with other’s loved ones as they transitioned from earth to Heaven.

Alice was very active in her community. She was a member of the Booneville Women’s Club as well as a faithful member of Booneville First United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included being with her family and cooking for them. She loved to ride horses and spent most of her free time at Walking horse shows with family or traveling in her RV. She also enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and lit up with every new great-grandchild she held.

Alice was greeted joyfully by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at Heaven’s Gates on November 19, 2020.

She imparted wisdom into the lives of anyone who asked and even to those who did not. A very strong woman, she understood that the deepest, truest demonstration of love was to offer guidance, support, and loyalty to those whom she loved. Her words of wisdom and kindness will forever be in our hearts and minds. She will forever be cherished and revered as the matriarch of our family.

Pallbearers were Andy Buchanan, Randy Vandevander, Ronald Ford, Bob Reed, George Via, Buddy Goodson, and Mike Kelley.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 22, 2020, at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Hankins and Bro. Tim Sisk officiating.

Burial was in the Booneville Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons; James “Jimmy” McMillan (Darlene), Dr. Bill McMillan (Denise) and Charles “Dick” McMillan (Vicki); one daughter, Marie McMillan Beasley; three grandchildren, Brandon McMillan (Bonnie), Ginger Buchanan (Andy) and Shelbi McMillan; seven great-grandchildren, Lyza McMillan, Landyn McMillan, Lucy McMillan, Georgia Buchanan, Brighton Buchanan, Jane Hudson Buchanan, and Maren Buchanan; a host of nieces and nephews and a special caregiver, Shelia Burcham. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Myrtle Foote Agnew; her husband, R.C. “Bobby” McMillan; and two sisters, Jane Reed and Panny Goodson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Booneville First United Methodist Church, 400 West Church Street Booneville, MS 38829.

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com

Joe Barron

BELMONT—Joe Harold Barron, 86, passed away on Tuesday. November 17, 2020, at the Meadows Nursing Facility in Fulton after a brief illness.

He was born March 17, 1934, in the New Site community to Henry and Bell Barron. Later he moved to Belmont where he lived until going into the nursing home. He retired from Wood Sales in Golden. Joe was a great husband, father, pawpaw, great-pawpaw, and great-great-pawpaw and his family was his pride and joy. He enjoyed fox hunting, rabbit hunting, and watching college basketball.

A graveside service was held Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 2 p.m. in East Prentiss Cemetery with Bro. Carl Dunlap officiating. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by one daughter, Cindy Hood (David) of Kirkville; daughter-in-law, Darlene Barron of New Site; grandchildren, Joey Hood (Nyla), Jonathan Hood (April) all of Kirkville, Cass McGough (Paige), Colby McGough (Sandra) all of Belmont and Stacy Barron (Caleb Byars) of New Site; great-grandchildren, Brady Hood, Abby Hood, Colt Jumper (Megan), Jansen Hood and Jon Luke Hood; great-great-grandchildren, Bentley and Blakely.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Barron; son, Danny Joe Barron; daughter, Sandy McGough and son-in-law, Jimmy McGough; his parents, and he was the last of 10 children,

Pallbearers were Joey Hood, Jonathan Hood, Cass McGough, Colby McGough, Brady Hood, Jansen Hood, Jon Luke Hood, and Colt Jumper.

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

Ophelia Ingram

Mary Ophelia McCoy Ingram of Soso, passed away November 17, 2020, at Jones County Rest Home.

She lived to the incredible age of 99. She was known affectionately as “Mac” or “Aunt Mac” to her many friends and relatives.

Services were Monday, November 23, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Union Line Cemetery near Soso, with Reverend P.J. Weeks officiating, interment followed. Memory Chapel of Laurel was in charge of the arrangements.

Ophelia was born on April 2, 1921, in Prentiss County. She graduated from Booneville High School in 1939 and boldly left the family farm riding a bus to Jones County to begin her education in nursing. She received her Registered Nursing degree from South Mississippi Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. After many years in general duty and private nursing at various hospitals in Jones County, Ophelia retired in 1986 while serving as the College Nurse at Jones County Junior College. She was an active member of Soso First Baptist Church where she helped to establish the church library. She was a volunteer with the Hospice Program at South Central Regional Medical Center, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was a longtime member of Eastern Star in both Soso and Laurel, and served twice as Worthy Matron. Ophelia doted on her grandchildren and also enjoyed sewing and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel William McCoy and Keziah Clementine Goddard McCoy; by her husband of 47 years Leonard L. Ingram, Sr.; and by siblings Lavona Warene McCoy, Pauline Rinehart, Orena Reynolds, John Thomas McCoy, and Billy McCoy.

Survivors include her sons, Leonard L. Ingram, Jr., and his wife Reba, Jim Ingram and his wife Debra, and daughter Helen Ingram Lott; grandchildren Leonard L. Ingram III and Rhonda Lott; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Milton Gandy, Stanley Jefcoat, Mike Mauldin, George Gavin, Steven Jefcoat, and Mike Smith.

Memorials may be made to the building/restoration fund at Soso First Baptist Church.

Genell “Belle” Olive Tapp

BALDWYN— Belle Olive Tapp, 75, passed away on November 21, 2020, at her home.

She was the owner and operator of Belle’s and Bows florist. Her world revolved around her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Eastern Star and Dry Creek Baptist Church. She was known by all that knew her for her kindness, love, big heart, big smile and big opinion. You never left without wondering what she had on her mind. There will never be another “Belle”.

Funeral services were at Waters Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 23, 2020, at 2 p.m. with Bro. Mike Johnson and Bro. Richard Anglin officiating. Burial was in the Dry Creek cemetery.

She is survived by her daughter, Kim Barker West (Jaret Taylor) of Baldwyn; two sons, Ray Alexander of Baldwyn and Tim Barker of Booneville; she had six grandchildren, Kayla Franks (Chad), Kylie Blackett (Victor), B. J. Alexander, Jessie Barker and she helped raise two grandchildren, Jenna-Wade and Jayce West; four great-grandchildren, Westin, Brylee, Grace, and Oliver; brother, Gerald Olive of Dry Creek special niece, Sandra Stroupe; host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Amanda Holmes Olive; six sisters and five brothers.

Pallbearers were Ryan Ericksen, Brett Waters, Jeff Webb, Anthony Voyles, Matt Hopkins, and B. J. Lindsey.

Honorary pallbearers were Earl Stone, Donny Potts, Randy Potts.

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

Clara Allen

WHEELER— Clara Allen 94, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020, at the Landmark Nursing Facility in Booneville.

She was a housewife and member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 40 years and she sang in the choir.

Graveside services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Lebanon Cemetery with Bro. Chester Harrison and Bro. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by a son, James Allen (Ann) of Baldwyn; daughter, Linda Farrar (Wade) of Guntown; brother, Charles Roberts (Sharon) of Ariton, Ala.; six grandchildren, Jeff Allen, Jennifer Chauvin (Rodney), Greg Allen, Michael Allen (Lisa), Brian Baker (Hollie) and Kim Booker (Joe); 21great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Dian Butler and special nephew, Charles Roberts; host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Oliver and Annie Mae Lindsey Roberts; husband, Acker Allen; grandchild, Tim Farrar and his wife, Sherry; brothers, Earnest Roberts, Ruble Roberts, Henry Gurland Roberts and a sister, Emmie Tarpley.

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

Clinton Davidson

BALDWYN— Clinton Davidson 95, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2020, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

He was a truck driver, owned a bait shop, and he was a truck farmer that took great pride in growing and sharing his bounty with the community. He enjoyed gardening, preaching, pets especially dogs and cats. He was a member of New Beginnings Church in Guntown.

Graveside services were Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Prentiss Memorial Gardens with Bro. Odie Hester and Bro. Dale Robinson officiating. Waters Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Davidson; sons, Lee Davidson (Jan) and Curtis Davidson; step-daughters, Michelle Hess (Steve) and Felicia Moore (Cindy); sister-in-law, Brenda Easter (Joe); brother, Jerry Davidson (Loretta); nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ray Davidson; five brothers and four sisters.

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

Thomas Douglas Kendall

GUNTOWN— Thomas Douglas Kendall 84, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at the NMMC.

He retired from FMC as a tool and die mechanic. He was an ordained minister and had pastored at Mayfield House of God. He enjoyed traveling to host and minister to others at revivals. He loved spending time in the Smokey Mountains and Ozark Mountains with his wife and family. He also loved fishing, hunting, and meeting and talking to people.

Funeral services were at Waters Funeral Home on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Mark Barnett and Bro. Doug White officiating. Burial was in Campbelltown Cemetery.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Barnett (Sammy); three sons, Tommy Kendall (Terri), Marshall Kendall (Vickie) and Gerald Kendall (Penny); brother, Joe Kendall (Debbie); twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shelby Kendall; daughter, Sandra Kendall and his parents, Douglas and Penny Jenkins Kendall; step-mother, Alice Kendall; brothers, Archie Kendall, Roger Kendall and a sister, Ann Kendall.

His grandsons, Corey, Aaron, David, Caleb, Kyle, and Gavin served as his pallbearers.

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

Calrine McCoy

Clarine was blessed to have a wonderful 61-year marriage to her husband, James Granville McCoy, until his death in 2003. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a faithful friend to many.

Clarine was born to William Ernest White and Estella Taylor White and lived in Booneville until age 84, at which time she moved to Tupelo, to be near her daughter. She was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church, Booneville, for well over 50 years until she moved her membership to Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo.

Clarine was a stay at home wife and mother for many years, which was a blessing, but also helped Granville with his business and worked with the Booneville School System as a teacher aide for several years.

She was an excellent seamstress, having made her family’s clothing, especially for herself and her daughter, for many years, and was known for her artful handwork. She made beautiful crocheted bedspreads, tablecloths, and doilies, and knitted sweaters with intricate designs. She was an immaculate housekeeper and a great cook. She was a wonderful role model and instilled Christian principles into her children, as did her husband Granville, their father.

Clarine is survived by her two children: Melba Morgan (Randy) of Tupelo, and Terry McCoy (Debbie) of Dallas, Texas; three granddaughters: Emily Holmes, Jessica Marshall, and Valerie Klein, and six great-grandchildren: Justin, Stetson, Savannah, Hannah, Sadie, and Crosby, all from the Dallas, Texas, area; her sister Stella Thomason of Verona, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Granville; five siblings, Gladys Marie White (infant), Vera Puckett Reasons, Melvin White, Jewel Butler, and Ernestine Cunningham Lowery.

A private family funeral was held at McMillan Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2020, with Dr. Lynn Jones officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery.

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