Loraine Beatrice Goff Berry
Private services for Loraine Beatrice Goff Berry, 95, of Michie, Tenn., will be held at Acton Church of Christ in Michie, Tenn., with burial at Liberty Cemetery.
Mrs. Berry died January 13, 2021 in Corinth. Born October 7, 1925 in McNairy County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Goff and Rulmer Parrish Goff. She was united in marriage to Landon C Berry on October 6, 1945. Mr. Berry preceded her in death on August 28, 1980. She was a homemaker and a long time member of the Acton Church of Christ in Michie, Tenn. She served as Sunday School Teacher most of her life.
Survivors include her daughter, Nina Sue Garton and husband Dewey of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter-in-law, Susan Berry; a brother, Jacky Goff and wife Brenda of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Timothy David Berry, wife Liesl and their son, Liam of Jacksonville, Fla., James Abram Berry and wife Michelle of Edmond, Okla., Stephen Daniel Berry, wife Brittany and their children: Amelia, Layla, Novalei, Olivia and Isaiah of Corinth, Philip Landon Garton, wife Leah and their children, Lily and Liberty of Yorktown, Va., Andrew Curtis Garton Navy P06, wife Elizabeth and their daughter, Emma of Bremerton, Wash.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Berry was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Don Berry; three sisters, Alene Franks, Geraldine Wages and Shirley Lymer; two brothers, Clarence Goff Jr., and Johnny Goff.
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Dairl Melvin Clayton
Funeral Services for Dairl Melvin Clayton, 69, of Tishomingo, are 2 p.m. Saturday at Burgess Creek Freewill Baptist Church with burial at Burgess Creek Cemetery.
Visitation is 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mr. Clayton died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Diversicare of Amory. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was also a lifetime member of Divide Ridge Hunting Club.
Survivors include his daughter, Shana Terry (Winford); sisters, Mary Ruth Arnold (Cecil) and Katheryn Johnson; grandchildren, Cathy McKayla Hibley (Steve Tyler), Winford “Wynn” Terry, III (Aeryal), Michael Clayton Terry and Seth Isaac Terry; great grandchild, Westynn Terry; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin Arlis and Daisy Ramona Mock Clayton; brother, Harold Clayton; and nephew, Shane Arnold.
Bro. Marshall Tennison will officiate.
Donations may be made in Dairl’s honor to the Burgess Creek Cemetery Fund.
Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is charge of arrangements.
Betty Barnett Cornelius
A Celebration of Life service for Betty Barnett Cornelius, 80 of Corinth, is 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Life United Pentecostal Church with burial at Dogwood Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. until service time.
Mrs. Cornelius died Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at her residence. She was born August 17, 1940 in Corinth to Leonard Cornelius and Audy Beckham Cornelius. She was of the Christian faith and was a member of Church of The Crossroads. She loved reading, traveling, shopping, cooking and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons, Barry Barnett (Adriana) of Corinth and Tracy Barnett (Susan) of Rienzi; three grandchildren, Megan Barnett, Tristan Nunley and Logan Barnett (Chloe); two great grandchildren, Riley Barnett and Madelyn Barnett; brothers, Steve Cornelius (JoAnn) of Taft, Tenn., and Randy Cornelius of Corinth; sisters, Martha Willett (Terry) of Corinth, Sue Smith (Varnell) of Cairo and Judy Byrd (Mike) of Corinth; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Cornelius; grandson, Caleb Barnett; her first husband, Donnie Ray Barnett; parents, Leonard Cornelius and Audy Beckham Cornelius; brothers, Perry Cornelius and Dexter Cornelius; and sister, Glenda Isbell.
Pallbearers will be Tristan Nunley, Logan Barnett, Mike Byrd, Terry Willett, Anthony Eaton and Jamie Jones.
Bro. Tommy Callahan and Bro. Charles Cooper will officiate the service.
Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emogene ‘Gene’ Cummings
Funeral services for Emogene “Gene” Cummings, 85, of Iuka, are 12 p.m. Saturday at New Liberty Baptist Church with burial at Cummings Family Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday 5 p.m.
Mrs. Cummings died on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. She was a member at New Liberty Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting, reading and going to church.
Survivors include her son, Rickey Cummings (Phyllis); sisters, Shirley Grissom and Peggy Rhodes; daughter-in-law, Janie Cummings Reese; grandchildren, Nicole South (Kelly), Kari Bridges (Randy) and Daniel Cummings; great grandchildren, Chandler South, Danielle South, Landon Bridges, Bristol Cummings and Chaseton Cummings; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Paul Cummings; son, Nickey Cummings; daughter, Paula Cummings; parents, Alton and Amy Remell Smith Laird; brothers, Billy Laird, Tommy Laird and Jimmy Laird; and sister, Earlene Henderson.
Bro. Edwin Kennedy will officiate.
Donations may be made in Gene’s honor to the American Cancer Society.
Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is in charge of arrangements.
Billy W. Damron, Jr.
Graveside service for Billy W. Damron, Jr., 60, is 12 p.m. Sunday at Concorde Cemetery.
Visitation is Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Patterson Memorial Chapel.
Mr. Damron died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home. He graduated from McNairy Central High School and was member of East Fifth Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bernadette Damron; children, Billy Damron III, Carla Damron, Shadney Wicks, Elisha Word (Derrick), Bryan Knight, Casanova Damron, Robert Damron and Cilwana Davis; and siblings, Felisha Lowery, Anthony Tate and Betty Tate.
He was preceded in death by parents, Aline Luster and Billy Wayne Tate; two children; Travis Damron and Donovan Damron; and brother, Michael Tate.
Rev. Will Luster will officiate the service.
Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
A private funeral service Johnnie Lynn Spears, 59, of Iuka, is Friday at Greater Life United Pentecostal Church with burial at Liberty Hill Cemetery.
A public visitation was held Thursday.
Mr. Spears died Monday, January 11, 2021, at his residence. A graduate of Kossuth High School, he also received a master’s degree in industrial engineering. He retired from Caterpillar where he worked as a master mechanic and electrician. He loved spending time with his family, and was a “fixer” who wanted to take care of others. He also enjoyed riding in his truck with the windows down.
Survivors include his wife, Crystal Spears of Iuka; mother, Geneva Spears of Corinth; two sons, Ethan Spears of Iuka and John Spears of Guys, Tenn.; four daughters, Kailynn Spears of Iuka, Jayda Spears of Iuka, Brittany Berry of Corinth and Heather Jackson; two sisters, Bonnie Gilmore and Polly Dunn, both of Corinth; eight grandchildren; and a special friend he considered as a brother, Jerry Wilemon of Iuka. He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Spears; and a brother, Louis Spears.
Pallbearers include Justin Clark, Channing Quick, Josh Berry, Jackie Farr and Andrew Harp.
Bro. Tommy Callahan will officiate.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences at: cutshallfuneralhome.com
Cutshall Funeral Home of Iuka is charge of arrangements.
Mary A Willis
Graveside services for Mary A Willis, 78, of Jacksonville, Fla., is 12 p.m. Saturday at Rienzi Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 12 to 6 p.m. at Grayson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Willis died January 9, 2021 in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born November 15, 1942.
Survivors include her sons, Anthony C (Diane) Willis of Jacksonville, Fla., Terance Willis of Knoxville, Tenn., Corey (Sharon) Willis of Virginia Beach, Va., and Neil Willis of Crestview, Fla.; brother, Leroy Justice of Detroit, Mich.; sisters, Juanita Stovall of Rienzi and Canary Justice of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Wiley Justice and Mary L Williams; son, Raymond Willis; brothers, John Willis, Sherman Justice and Eddie Justice; and sisters, Linda Dilworth and Nettie Lou Justice