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Birdie Jewel Blankenship
Birdie Jewel Blankenship, 93, of Silo, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2005, at Four Season's Nursing Home in Durant.
Birdie was born October 11, 1911 in Rienzi, Mississippi to George Walker and Leona (Toler) Robinson. She moved to Silo in 1920, married Truitt Blankenship on January 28, 1928, in Durant and moved California in 1942 before finally settling back in Silo 2002. Birdie was active in the Historical Society and appeared in the movie "Great American Dream." Her hobbies included reading, sewing, crafts and she loved to do historical studying. Birdie was a member of the Pentecostal faith and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Birdie was preceded in death by her husband, Truitt, in 1997; her parents, George and Leona Robinson; daughter, Mary Lou Mulliniks; grandson, Sandy Lee Mulliniks; brother, Joel Robinson; and sister Billie June.
Survivors include daughter, Carolyn B. York and husband Chad, Silo; son, Charles Blankenship, Tulsa; sons Gerald Blankenship and wife Jeanie and Sam Blankenship and wife Karen, all of Bakersfield, Calif.; sister Elizabeth Blaine, Colbert; sister Nell Brennan, Levitton, Penn.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; many other relatives, and a host of friends.
Family hour is scheduled for Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Arvin, California.
Condolences may be sent to the family at brownsfs@sbcglobal.net. Please be sure to reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.
Brown's Funeral Service is handling the local arrangements.

[Durant Daily Democrat 25 Aug 2005 - Submitted by Gene Phillips]


Davis, Nelda Gurley
Funeral services for Nelda Davis were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Binyon Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Sims, officiating. Interment was in the Blanchard Cemetery by Binyon Funeral Home of Blanchard.
Nelda was born February 13, 1926 in Corinth, Mississippi to Ada Cartwright Gurley and Raymond Gurley and died Friday, March 9, 2002 in Oklahoma City at the age of 76.
Nelda married Wilburn L. Davis on December 26, 1941 at Cornith, Mississippi. The Davis family moved to Sayre in 1952 from Mississippi.
She served as City Clerk for several years. They moved to Yukon, OK in 1976. She was a member of Yukon First Baptist Church. She worked at her son's Sonic at 1900 South Meridian in Oklahoma City for several years.
She and her husband moved to Blanchard in 1999.
Nelda was a member of the First Baptist Church, Easter Star and served as Worthy Matron.
She was preceded in death by her parents; tow sisters, Edith Davis and Mildred Richard; one grandson, Marty.
Survivors include her husband, W.L. of the home; sons, Gary Davis and Tenia and Eddie Davis and Nell; brother, Delbert Gurley; sisters, Christine Waldrop and Maxine Metrolis; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
13-Mar-2002
[The Elk City Daily News, Elk City, OK 13 Mar 2002 - Submitted by Gene Phillips]


Jerry B Scott
Jerry B. Scott, FLORENCE, S.C.
Geraldine "Jerry" Berryhill Scott, 75, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at her home. She was born in Rienzi to the late Mose and Lela Lauderdale Berryhill. She was a former member of the Gaston Baptist Church in Booneville and a member of Southside Baptist Church in Florence, S.C., where she was active in the Ruth Sunday School Class. She was the owner and operator of Jerry's Florist until her retirement in 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Scott, on Oct. 30, 1993.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home in Florence, S.C. Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Scott Hansen of Florence, S.C.; one brother, John Berryhill of Jumpertown; two sisters, Johnny Grace Shelton and Gwen Nash, both of Rienzi; a special niece, Edith Strub of Ocala, Fla.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society, 1007 Stockade Drive, Florence, S.C. 29506; or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22178, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
[NE MS Journal 5 Jun 2007- Submitted by Gene Phillips]

Ernestine Rowsey Estill was born June 16, 1914 in McNairy County, Tennessee the daughter of the late George Washington and Mary Bell Phillips Rowsey. She was united in marriage to Hubert Estill, who preceded her in death on December 31, 2001. Mrs. Estill was retired from retail sales, and was a member of the Strickland Church of Christ in Corinth, Mississippi. She and Mr. Estill were married for 72 years prior to his death. One of her greatest joys in life was cooking for her family, who she loved very much. Mrs. Estill departed this life on May 2, 2006 in Iuka, Mississippi at the age of 91 Years, 10 Months, 16 Days. She is survived by a daughter, Nelda Killingsworth of Tupelo Mississippi; two sons Wayne Estill of Corinth Mississippi and Rabon Estill of Goodlettsville Tennessee; eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Estill was preceded in death by a daughter, Ripple Gregory; a son Billy Frank Estill; a granddaughter, 3 sisters and 3 brothers

Giles Wortham Bingham
Entered Into Eternal Rest Sunday, Aug. 25, 1974
Niles-Giles W. Bingham, 66, 1830 Difford Dr., died Sunday at 8:20 p.m. in Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
He was born June 20, 1908, in Alcorn County, Miss., the son of John F. and Jennie Knight Bingham.
A resident here one year, coming from Adrian, Mich., where he was employed for 25 years with the street maintenance department of the Citizens Gas and Fuel Co. He was a member of the Parkman Rd. Church Warren and a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. Survivors include his wife, Louise (Cornelius) Bingham whom he married June 2, 1928; his mother, Mrs. Jennie Bingham, Corinth, Miss.; a daughter Mrs. Leo (Hazel Marie) Pulley, Warren; three sisters Mrs. Veard (Mary Anna) Gurley, Sheffield, Ala.; Mrs. Oliver (Agnes) .O’Guinn, and Mrs. J.B. (Idotha) Tucker, both of Corinth, Miss.; a brother John Bingham of Corinth, Miss.; and three grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McPeters Mortuary, 710 Waldron St., in Corinth, Miss. Burial will be in the Frayley’s Chapel Cemetery, Corinth. Local arrangements were made by Robert H. Roberts Memorial Home, Warren. Friends may call at the funeral home in Corinth after 6 p.m. Tuesday.
[Warren Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio, Aug 26, 1974 - Submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]


Irva Louise Cornelius Bingham
Warren, Ohio - Irva Louise Bingham, 66, died Wednesday in Trumbull Memorial Hospital at Warren after a three-year illness. She was born June 19, 1914 in Belmont, Miss. To Aaron D. and Georgia Shook Cornelius on June 2, 1928 she married Giles W. Bingham who died in 1973. A resident of Adrian for approximately 22 years, she moved to Warren in 1973. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a dtr. Mrs. Leo (Hazel Marie) Pulley of Warren, OH, w/whom she lived; two sisters, Eulalia Jackson of Channahon, IL. & Dorothy Underwood of Muskogee, OK; four brothers William and Morris Cornelius of Memphis, Tenn; Rupel and Lawrence Cornelius of Adrian; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m Sunday in McPeters Funeral Home in Corinth, MS. Burial will be in Fraley Church cemetery in Corinth.
[July 11, 1980 - Adriene Daily Telegram (MI) - submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]

Irva L. Bingham
Irva Louise Bingham, 66, 315 Homewood Ave. S.E., died at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, following a three-year illness. She was born June 19, 1914 in Belmont, Miss. the daughter of Aaron D. and Georgia Shook Cornelius. On June 2, 1928 she married Giles W. Bingham who died in 1974.
Mrs. Bingham had resided here since 1973, coming from Adrian Mich., and was a member of the Parkman Road Church of Christ. Survivors include a dtr. Mrs. Leo (Hazel Marie) Pulley of Warren, OH, w/whom she lived; two sisters, Eulalia Jackson of Channahon, IL. & Dorothy Underwood of Muskogee, OK; four brothers William and Morris Cornelius of Memphis, Tenn; Rupel and Lawrence Cornelius of Adrian; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Services will held Sunday at 2 p.m at the McPeters Funeral Home, Corinth, MS., where friends may call an hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Fraley Church Cemetery. Local arrangements were made by the Robert H. Roberts Memorial Home.
[Warren Tribune Chronicle, Warren, Ohio, July 10, 1980 - submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]


John Franklin Bingham
J. F. Bingham dies at age 84
Mr. John Franklin Bingham, 1007 Douglas Street, Corinth, died this morning at 12:10 a.m. in his home following an illness of one year. He was 84. A member of Fraley’s Chapel Church of Christ for the past 60 years and retired farmer, he was married to the former Jennie Hilda Knight, in 1906. Mr. Bingham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Bingham, Corinth, two sons Wortham Bingham, Adrian, MI, & Herman Bingham, of Memphis; three dtrs, Mrs. Agnes O’Guinn, Memphis; Mrs. Mary Anna Gurley, Sheffield, AL; & Mrs. Idotha Tucker of Memphis; two brothers, Isom Bingham, Maydell, TX; and Joe Bingham of Corinth; one sister Mrs. Pauline Cannon, Corinth. 10 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow @ 2 p.m. @ Fraley’s Chapel Church of Christ, with the Revs. Walker Whittle & Fred Hucklebury officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are: Bill Hood, Glen Briley, Donald King, Tom Lancaster, Albert Bingham & Grady Bingham. (Note: Al & Grady are brothers.)
McPeters Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
[The Daily Corinthian, Corinth, MS, May 6, 1963 - Submitted by Jil Woodruff Pulley]


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