Bernice Robinson

BOONEVILLE — Bernice Robinson, 75, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Mississippi Care Center in Corinth.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers, decorating the house, and especially spending time with her family. She was a member of Faith Worship Center.

Private family funeral services were held at Waters Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2021, at 4 p.m., with Bro. William Copeland officiating. Burial was in Martin Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald Robinson; sons, Gary Stewart (Tina), Jessie Stewart, Bobby Stewart (Kim), and Wayne Robinson (Juana); sister, Edith English; brother, Jay Berden; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Her grandsons served as her pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

John Gambill

John Gambill, 72, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

He was born July 21, 1948, to J. W. Gambill and Martha West Gambill Sisk. He retired from the State of Mississippi, after twenty years, as an L.C. Gas Inspector. Mr. Gambill also worked for twenty-eight years for Pittman Brothers Propane. He was a faithful member and deacon of Osborne Creek Baptist Church in the Osborne Creek Community. He loved and enjoyed time with his grandson, Joey. Mr. Gambill enjoyed riding horses, keeping up his property with his tractors, church activity, and some hunting and fishing.

Funeral services for Mr. Gambill will be Monday, March 15, 2021, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Booneville Funeral Home with Bro. John Cagle officiating. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Cole Gambill; son, Kevin E. Gambill; daughter, Gina C. Gambill; brother, Larry Gambill (Diann) of Booneville; sisters, Carolyn Goodin (Lowell) of Preston; Ann Scott (Terry) of Booneville, and Beth King (Eugene) of Selmer, Tenn.; grandson, Joey Porter of Booneville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janice Williams, and brother-in-law, Terry Williams.

Pallbearers will be Nelson Cole, James Gambill, James Davis, Derek Bryson, Gary Goodin, and Kyle Murphy. Honorary pallbearers were Joey Porter, Don Bryson, Terry Scott, Earl Barron, Dan Eaton, and Nolan Bailey.

Tina Johnson

Tina Johnson, 52, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

She loved children and had an in-home daycare. She loved her family and loved to compliment others. She also loved to cook for her neighbors. Her grandchildren were her world and she loved each of them dearly. Her faith in Jesus was strong.

Tina is survived by her son, Dallas Woodward of Ill.; her daughter, Chrystal Davis (Jeremy) of Booneville; her brothers, Larry Johnson (Susie) of Ill., Jeff Johnson of Mich., Teddy Johnson of Ill., and Clifton Johnson of Ill.; her sister, Sara Johnson of Ill.; her father, Larry Johnson, Sr. of Ill.; her special friends, who were like her daughters, Sarah Bailey and Samantha Seiler of Ill., and her grandchildren, Hannah Davis, Autumn Davis, Sophia Woodward, Edward Woodward, Esme Woodward and Isabella Woodward.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Johnson; her brothers, Kevin and David Johnson and her nephew, Larry Johnson III.

There are no services at this time.

Martha M. ‘Bonnie’ Hammock

Martha M. “Bonnie” Hammock, 90, of Counce, Tenn., died Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Hardin Home Nursing Home in Savannah, Tenn.

Mrs. Hammock was a member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. She was a homemaker and was also formerly employed at Wurlitzer Organ Company in Corinth. She enjoyed reading her Bible, gardening and sitting on her front porch. She especially loved watching her grandchildren grow up and teaching them about Jesus.

She is survived by one son, Marty Hammock (Tammy) of Counce, Tenn.; one daughter, Vanessa Kanizai (Dennis) of Savannah, Tenn.; three sisters, Frances Comer of Iuka, Juanita Branum of Iuka, and Betty Seaman of Neb.; five grandchildren, Jessica Jennings (Justin) of Savannah, Tenn., Danna Kanizai of Florence, Ala., Tiffany Gent (Mark) of Kingsport, Tenn., Thomas Lee Hammock of Counce, Tenn., and Stacy Hammock of Savannah, Tenn.; nine great-grandchildren, Alivia Jennings, Rylie Kanizai, Allie Hensley, Jamie Hensley, Keely Sarratt, Emily Hammock, Matthew Hammock, Wyatt Gent, and Lauren Gent; and one great-great-grandchild, Carter Sarratt.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ezra B. Hammock; two sons, Ezra Wayne Hammock and Thomas Edward Hammock; and three grandchildren, Keri Hammock, Tyler Tucker, and Dennis William Kanizai. Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Nixon, Tenn., officiated by Bro. Ernie Cordova. Interment will follow in White Sulphur Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Richard Childers, Charles Howard, John Brown, Johnny Middleton, Matt Davis, and Tony Fondren.

Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. An online guestbook can be accessed at www.

Jerry Dunaway

GUNTOWN — Jerry Dunaway, 65, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at his home.

Jerry was born on December 24, 1955, to Herman and Nell Watts Dunaway.

He was a member of the Mississippi National Guard for 10 years and had been a firefighter and EMR for Saltillo Fire Department,

He was the assistant Pastor of Lighthouse Assembly of God in Saltillo from 2003 – 2005, and he was currently the Pastor of Maple Springs Church of God in Mantachie.

On May 31, 1974, he married the love of his life, Linda Fowler. They raised two sons together.

Jerry had a passion for hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren Wesley, Amelia, and Cohen. He has been a member of many gospel singing groups.

Funeral services were held at Waters Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 1 p.m., with Bro. Sammy Scott, Bro. David Webb, Bro. Macky Pettigo and Bro. Roger Graham officiating. Burial was in Andrews Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Guntown; sons, Matthew (Alisha) Dunaway of New Albany and Lee Dunaway of New Albany; brothers, Marty (Katrina) of Guntown and Jeff (Mary) Dunaway of Guntown; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Dunaway of Saltillo, Faye Sexton of Southaven and Betty Fowler of Fulton; brothers-in-law, Tommy (Judy) of Guntown, Johnny (Donna) Fowler of Fulton and Glen Harris of Saltillo; host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Dunaway, sister, Sheila Harris and a brother-in-law, Billy Sexton.

Pallbearers were Coty Dunaway, Josh Dunaway, Anthony Dunaway, John Gooch, Wesley Dunaway, Roger Graham and Michael Ballard.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

Judy Barnes Perry

Judy Barnes Perry, 68, of Southaven, passed away March 15, 2021 at her home.

Judy was born in Booneville, on December 7, 1952 to Ella and Erret Barnes. Judy was a retired teacher form Southaven Elementary, she loved her students. She was a very loving, caring wife, mother, aunt and grandmother. She loved everyone and everyone loved her.

Judy leaves her husband of 23 years, Whit; her children, Dr. Jason Shannon and Tyler Bigham (Lindsay); step-daughter, Slate Cannon (Rob) along with her grandchildren, Sophia, Charlotte, Garrett and Samantha.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elizabeth (Liz) Burrus and a brother, Jerry Barnes along with several nephews

She will be greatly missed but we are comforted to know she is already with our Lord in Heaven.

The family will receive friends on Thursday March 18, 2021 at Brantley Funeral Home, 6875 Cockrum Road, Olive Branch, Mississippi beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continue until service time. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Joel Johnson, Jr.

Joel Johnson, Jr., 82, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville.

He retired from Northeast Mississippi Community College. He was a member of Booneville Church of Christ and served as a Deacon for 50 plus years. He enjoyed making music, playing his fiddle, fishing, bird hunting and going to Northeast basketball games. He also enjoyed the “Golden Circle Group” and trips with them.

Private family services are Thursday, March 18, 2021 in the Booneville Chapel of Kesler Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Estes officiating. Burial will be in the Little Brown Cemetery.

Joel is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary Ellen Johnson of Booneville; his son, Mike Johnson (Darlene) of Biggersville; his grandson, Michael Paul Johnson (Draea) of Corinth; his great-grandchildren, Jessika, Alex, Devon and Cameron; his great-great-grandchild, Kylen and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel and Lillie Mae Johnson; his sisters, Donna Cunningham, Clara Williams and Mary Lou Johnson and his brothers, Jack, J.C., Bill and George Johnson.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Bobby Gene Reeves

Bobby Gene Reeves, 72, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at his home in Booneville.

He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a Scout Master for Boy Scouts Troop #79. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shelia Murphy Reeves of Booneville; his son, Bobby Dee Reeves of Booneville; his daughters, Angelia Coggins (Marty) of West Point and Jessica Reeves Shook (Robert) of Iuka; his brother, Jerry Reeves (Cindy) of Corinth; his sisters, Judy Stephens and Brenda Johnson of Booneville; his grandchildren, Aubrey, Eason Ray, Tyler Christian, Caden Lane, Hoden, Lauren and Dustin; 5 great-grandchildren; his step-mother, Ouida McCarter Reeves and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy Eugene and Mildred Armstrong Reeves.

Condolences to the family may be made online at

Shirley Ann McGregor Prince

IUKA — Shirley Ann McGregor Prince, 83, passed away Friday, March 12, 2021, at her daughter’s home. She was born July 1, 1937, to Curtis and Bessie McGregor. She was a homemaker, and of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles.

A celebration of life service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 15, 2021, at Fairview Church of God. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Vicki (Danny) Bullard; three brothers, Gerald (Nell) McGregor, Donnie McGregor and Michael McGregor; one brother-in-law, Wayne Prince; two sisters, Anita Landon and Marlene (Danny) Ferguson; five grandchildren, Kimberly (Brian), Shelly (Josh), Chase, John Wesley (Melissa), and Lindsey (Eric); 12 great-grandchildren, Brett, Alayna, Jack, Molly, Hadley, Tess, JT, Lori Jo, Annlee, Audrey, Fallon and Norah; two great-great-grandchildren, Kaison and Oakley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Prince; her parents; and one daughter, Lori Marie Prince Hendrix.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Condolences may be left at

Bobby Lytal

Bobby Lytal, 80, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the NMMC. He was a retired maintenance director and active member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church, he was currently attending First Baptist Church. He served in the MS Army National Guard for six years as a Specialist 5th Class mechanic. He enjoyed landscaping and spending time with his family and friend.

Funeral services were held at Waters Funeral Home on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Stanley Huddleston officiating. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cheryl Bailey Lytal of Baldwyn; daughter, Allison Carnathan of Tupelo; grandsons, Braden Carnathan and fiancé Shainah Wilhoit and Bryce Carnathan; sisters, Betty Billingsley of Tupelo and Debbie Arnold (Danny) of Baldwyn; niece, Ann Byrd (Roger) of Tupelo; nephews, Lee Billingsley (Jerilynn) of Starkville and Daniel Arnold (Jessica) of Baldwyn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Paula Farrar Lytal.

Pallbearers were Daniel Arnold, Danny Bishop, Tony Bailey and Walter Downs.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family

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