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Abbey, R.J.


Corinth, Dec. 31 - (Special) - R.J. Abbey, for many years a resident of this city and one of the best known men in Alcorn county, passed away at his residence late this morning after an illness of several months.
Mr. Abbey was born on July 19, 1843, in Texas. He moved to Corinth twenty years ago, and has been a resident here ever since.

["Jackson Daily News" (Jackson, Mississippi), 31 Dec 1917.] Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Alexander, John M.

Interment in the Corinth, Miss. National Cemetery
To - The Quartermaster General, Washington, D.C.
Name: Alexander, John M.
Rank: Color Sgt.
Company: F
Number: 50
State: Ill
Arm: V.I.
Division, if World War Soldier:
Date of Death: October 22, 1862
Grave Mark: Grave No. 33353
Remarks: Original place of burial Corinth, Miss.
Data from the U.S. National Cemetery Interment Form, War Department, Q.M.C. Form No. 14, transcribed by Pat Lancaster, submitted: 30 Mar, 2016

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Bennett, Mildred

Funeral services for Mildred Irene Hilliard Bennett, 84, of Corinth are set for 11 a.m. today at First Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Nelson Hight, Bro. Gary Caviness, the Rev. Terry Harmon and Bro. Eddie McFalls officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Cemetery. Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Bennett died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at her residence. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church.
Ms. Bennett was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert Ross Hilliard, her mother, Ava McAuley Hilliard; and her granddaughter, Angela Duncan.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, the Rev. Cecil Bennett of Corinth; three daughters, Carolyn Lovett and her husband, James of Lilbourn, Mo.; Mary Sue Rhoads and her husband, Robert, of Corinth; and Gwyn Kiddy and her husband, James, of Cabot, Ark.; one brother, Gilbert Hilliard and his wife, Louise, of Corinth; six grandchildren, Millie Rambis and her husband, Tyler, of Columbia, Mo., Chris Duncan and his wife, Kelley, of Corinth, Jamie Lewis and her husband, Brian, of Bertrand, Mo., Meredith Duncan of Memphis, Tenn., Jill Kiddy and Ann Kiddy, both of Cabot; one great-grandson, Justin Duncan; two brothers-in-law, Fred Bennett and his wife, Bonnie, of Baldwyn and David Bennett and his wife, Dot, of Memphis; three sisters-in-law, Vera Mae Bennett of Jackson, Tenn., Mabel Hobson and Sue Bennett, both of Corinth; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pall bearers are Chris Duncan, James Lovett, James Kiddy, Robert Rhoads, Brian Lewis and Tyler Rambis.
Memorials may be made to the First Pentecostal Church Ladies Group.
Visitation will continue today from 9:30 a.m. until service time at First Pentecostal Church.
[Obituary newspaper Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Bennett, Verda Lee

Corinth, Jan. 2 - (Special) - The community learns of the death of Mrs. Verda Lee Bennett, wife J. C. Bennett, who passed away last night in a hospital in Memphis.
Mrs. Bennett was well known throughout this county and Tishomingo county, where she has a arge circle of friends, and this community has suffered a distinct loss in giving up this character of ideal womanhood.
The remains were brought to Corinth Saturday for interment.
She is survived by a husband and a son, besides numerous relatives and friends.

["Jackson Daily News (Jackson, Mississippi), 31 Dec 1917.] Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Bingham, Giles Wortham

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]

Bingham, Irva Louise Cornelius

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]
Bingham, Irva L.

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]
Bingham, John Franklin

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]
Blankenship, Birdie Jewel

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]
Bollinger, Captain Inez

Funeral services for Captain Helen Inez Poindexter Bollinger, 82, were held Monday at Magnolia Chapel of Memories with Bro. Paul Valentine officiating along with officers from the Salvation Army divisional office in Jackson: Major Dewey Alderson, Major Virginia Alderson, Lt. Colonel Donald Canning and Lt. Colonel Connie Canning. Burial was in Indian Springs Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Bollinger died Saturday, June 8, 2002, Magnolia Regional Health Center. After co-founding the Salvation Army in Corinth in 1987, she remained active with the Corinth chapter. She and her husband, Joseph, retired as a Salvation Army officers in 1983 in Santa Barbara, Calif., where they were working with recovering alcoholics. She had attended Indian Springs United Methodist Church since 1986, and she loved her family and friends and enjoyed gardening and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Carroll Poindexter; her mother, Cora Elizabeth Brown Poindexter; one granddaughter, Rebecca St. Clair; three brothers, Elbert B. "Red" Poindexter, David E. "Dude" Poindexter and William A. Poindexter and his wife, Stella; one sister, Agnes Mae "Ginger" Woodruff; and four brothers-in-law, Alvis Strickland, Walton O. Woodruff, Joe Mense and Jim Savage.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Captain Joseph J. Bollinger of Glen; two sons, Dan St. Clair and his wife, Nancy, of Cypress, Calif;, and Bob St. Clair and Gay of Lake Havasu City, Ariz; one stepson, Robert Bollinger and his wife, Shirley, of Fresno, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Shirley Arce and her husband, Julio, of Fresno; five grandchildren, Randy St. Clair of Orange, Calif., Elizabeth St. Clair of Cypress, Jami Hayes and her husband, Art, of San Pedro, Calif., Amber St. Clair of Lake Havasu City and Timothy St. Clair of Chico, Calif; three great-grandchildren, Art Hayes, Nicholas Hayes and Madison Hayes, all of San Pedro, Calif.; six sisters, Edna Mense of Glen, Ruby Strickland of Farmington, Lois Mill and her husband C.G., of Wichita, Kan., Naomi Davis and her husband, Hubert, of Sachse, Texas, Barbara Savage of Linden, Tenn., and Louise Spilger and her husband, Gene, of Viera, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Lila Dyson Poindexter of Glen, Ida Mae Poindexter of Corinth and Floy Wood of Fresno; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Poindexter, Tim Poindexter, Bert Poindexter, Jerry D. Poindexter, Pat Poindexter, Donald Dunn, Mark Savage, Mike Maxcy, Harold Strachan, Wayne Downs, John Padziora, Bobby Galloway, Jack Rook and Jeff Poindexter.
Visitation was held Sunday and Monday at Magnolia Funeral Home.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Bradley, Mrs. Earl C.

Mrs. Bradley, 68, died Saturday at the Corinth Hospital following an illness of ten days. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Graham, and was born at Paden on Feb. 12, 1886. She was married in 1904 to Earl Bradley of Corinth, who survives. Other survivors include: six sons, S-Sgt. Amos M. Bradley of the U.S. Air Force, Morris C. Bradley of Corinth, James K. Bradley of Memphis, and Rady Earl and Thomas R. Bradley of Corinth; six daughters, Mrs. Jim Scott, and Mrs. Lawrence Sellers, both of Memphis, Mrs. E.C. Howell, Mrs. Knox Davis, Mrs. Simon Erwin and Miss Martha Bradley, all of Memphis; one sister, Mrs. Ida Brewer of Corinth; two brothers, John Graham of Corinth and Charles Graham of Detroit; and 26 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
[Obituary transcribed by Vicki Roach and donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, added by Pat Lancaster.


Butler, Mrs. Millie

Services for Mrs. Millie Butler of Wenasoga were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Holly Baptist Church with burial in Holly Cemetery, McPeters Mortuary had charge.
Mrs. Butler, who was 86, died Friday night at Magnolia Hospital after an illness of one week. She was born in Alcorn County and was a member of Holly Baptist Church. Her husband, N.G. Butler, died in 1960.
She leaves a son, Clifford Butler of Wenasoga; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Osborn of Wenasoga and Mrs. Archie Tyson of Whitehaven; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 24 Jan 1966] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
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Clemmons, Floyd

Floyd Clemmons, 67, 205 Sharp Street, died suddenly at his home this morning.
He was a retired presser for Haynes Dry Cleaners, a veteranof World War II and a member of West Corinth Baptist Church
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at McPeters Chapel with burial in Holly Cemetery with Rev. Billy Langley officiating. McPeters Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by a son, Travis Clemmons, Corinth; a brother, Howard Clemmons, Corinth; a sister, Mrs. Lyle Watkins, Corinth; and one grand child.
Pallbearers will be Billy Tyson, Bryan Smith, Jr., James Tyson, James Beavers, Hershal Holley and Henry Lee Hardin.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster

Clenney, Jerry

Funeral services for Jerry Clenney, 59, of Corinth, are set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Burcham officiating. Burial will be at Forrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Clenney died Sunday, June 3, 2007, at his home. He attended Strickland Baptist Church and enjoyed serving as an auctioneer, dealing in furniture and antiques and spending time with family and his pet dog, Patches. He was regarded as a great husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy and Willie Mae Rushing Clenney; a brother, Neil Clenny; and a sister, Mary Nellie Wallace.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Clenney; two daughters, Michelle Hopper and Cindy Mitchell, both of Lexington, Tenn.; a stepdaughter, Michelle Mayhall and her husband, Robert, of Franklin, Ky.; a stepson, Randy Dotson and his wife, Peggy, of Corinth, a sister, Peggy Washburn and her husband, Frank, of Lexington, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jared Hopper, Kristen Hopper, Tiffany Mitchell, Kesha Lynn Seltzer, Bridget Leigh Seltzer, Ryley Mayhall an Ari Montana Mayhall; two great-grandchildren, Jane Mariah Dalton and William Goodwin; a brother-in-law, Everett Wallace; a sister-in-law, Louise Clenney; and special friends Tommy and Diane Mathis of Corinth.
Pallbearers are Ryley Mayhall, Chad Mathis, Brad Brooks, James Brooks, Ronnie Washburn, Shane Grice, and Derek Grice. Tommy Mathis and Randy Dotson will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Coleman, Winnie Mae

Funeral services for Winnie Mae Pickard Coleman, 90, of Corinth, are set for 11 a.m. today at Bucatunna Baptist Church, in Meridian, with the Rev. Buddy Braddock and the Rev. Derrick Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Ford Cemetery.
Mrs. Coleman died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Corinth. She was a hardworking homemaker and was greatly loved by her family. She was an active member of Bucatunna Baptist Church until she moved to Corinth to be with her daughter.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Coleman; one son, Jimmy Coleman; an infant daughter, Dorothy Sue Coleman; son-in-law, Jimmy Gardner; an infant grandson, Kenneth Michael Gardner; her parents, three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Gardner of Corinth, one son, Ronald Coleman of Whynot; daughter-in-law, Virginia Coleman of Whynot; one brother, Ladell Pickard and wife Lanelle of McComb; grandchildren, Sharon seal and husband Jimmy of Whynot, Phillip Coleman and wife Michelle of Whynot, Jeff Gardner and his wife Tracy, Brian Gardner and his wife, Frieda, Mark Gardner, and wife Shelia, all of Corinth; seven great-grandchildren, Kristy, Pace and husband Damon, Cassie Wing and husband Rodney of Whynot, Will Gardner, JonMark Gardner, Jennifer Gardner, Brandon Gardner and Coleman Gardner, all of Corinth; and two great-great grandchildren, Darby Kate Pace of Collinsville and Shelby Ann Wing of Whynot.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Coleman's grandsons, Jeff Gardner, Brian Gardner, Mark Gardner, Phillip Coleman, Damon Pace and Rodney Wing.
Visitation was held Wednesday at James F. Webb Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bucatunna Baptist Church Cemetery Fund at 10806 County Road 514, Meridian, MS 39301 or to a charity of your choice.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.jamesfwebb.com.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Coln, James
03/27/72
James Moorah Coln, 88, of Rt. 6, Corinth, died at 8 p.m. Saturday at his home.
A former justice of the peace, baliff and deputy sheriff, Coln was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Strickland Church of Christ with Marvin Rainey and Clifford Rinehart officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie L. Coln; five sons, C.B. Coln Lester Coln, both of Corinth, Hubert Coln of West Memphis, Ark., J.T. Coln of Glen and Clyde Coln of Jackson Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Stevens of Corinth and Mrs. Lucille Lillie of Brooksport, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Elvin Browder of Michie and Mrs. Ora Sample of Florence, Ala.; 22 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers will be Ronald Coln, Ralph Coln, Raburn Coln, Jimmy Perry, Olen Coln, Murry Wayne Coln and Marlin Coln.
McPeters Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

[Obituaries, Volume 1, located in the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
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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 Corinth, 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]
Dixon, Edith

Services for Edith Flanagin Dixon, 60, were held Tuesday morning at the McPeters Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Dixon died Monday at the Northeast Mississippi Medical Center. She was a retired owner and manager of a grocery store.
Burial was in the Henry Cemetery. The Rev. Carroll Kenley officiated.
Survivors include her husband, James W. Dixon Sr. of Corinth, two daughters, Mrs. Jamie Timbes of Corinth and Mrs. Patricia Lancaster of Madison, Ala.; a son, James W. Dixon Jr. Of Counce, Tenn.; her mother, Mrs. Maggie Flanagin of Corinth; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gordon Estes, Ralph Seay, Buford Lancaster, David Byrd, Doug Simmons and Jimmy Caldwell.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 16 Oct 1984] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Dixon, James William (J.W.)

Services for James W. "J.W." Dixon, 66, were held at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel.
He died Friday, Sept. 29, 1989, at Magnolia Hospital after a three-week illness. He was a retired merchant, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Mississippi/Tennessee Peace Officers Association, and served as Assistant Chief of Police of Corinth for 13½ years.
Burial will be in Henry Cemetery. Officiating were the Revs. Doyle Caldwell and Dennis Smith.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Dixon of Corinth; two daughters, Jamie Timbes of Corinth and Patricia Lancaster of Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Gaines Hill Dixon of Cairo, Ill.; two sisters, Stella Dees of Biggersville and Lillie Wamsley of Corinth and four grandchildren.
McPeters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 2 Oct 1989] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


Dixon, James William (Jimmy) Jr.

GLEN - James William Dixon Jr., 44, maintenance worker for Intex Plastics Corp., died of smoke inhalation Wednesday at his home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Magnolia Funeral Home with burial in Henry Cemetery. He was a Baptist.
He leaves a daughter, Lindsay Brooke Dixon, and a son, James William 'Jake' Dixon III, both of Glen; and two sisters, Jamie Dixon Timbes of Corinth and Patricia Dixon Lancaster of Pensacola, Fla. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Children of Jimmy Dixon Memorial Fund at Peoples Bank.
["The Commercial Appeal" (Memphis, TN), 08 Dec 2001] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
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Earnest, Charlyne

Funeral services for Charlyne Bernice Earnest, 81, of Corinth, are set for 10 a.m. today at Hight Funeral Home with Chaplin Charles Coggins officiating. Burial will be at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Earnest died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, in Corinth. She was a master flower gardener and a gourmet cook who enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to country and western music and traveling with her husband. She worked in civil service with the U.S. military and had technical training with the military. She was also a dog trainer.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Sue Rogers; her parents, Tolbert and Blanche Smith; a brother, Lenny William Smith; and sisters Veatrice "Wes" Bullard, Lula Agnes "Bob" Fortenberry, Vodie Johnson, Clara Fortenberry Hall, Lucille "Locket" Mayhall, Marjorie Latzel and Sue Cole.
Survivors include her husband, Harold G. "Earnie" Earnest; one sister, Nell Sunderland; granddaughters Kristie R. Spencer and Amanda Rogers Dill; and great-grandchildren Jereme Johnson, Jenger Johnson and Rebecca Katharine Rogers Dill.
Pallbearers are Joshua Dill, Jereme Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Dale Fortenberry, Ronnie Mathis and Ronald Strom. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Joe Childers and Horace Yearber.
Visitation was Thursday night.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Ellsworth, William

William D. Ellsworth, 83, Route 6, Corinth, died Dec. 8 at Hospital after an extended illness.
Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at Salem Christian Church with burial in Salem Cemetery with Rev. Hershel Duncan officiating.
He is survived by 2 sons, Billy Ellsworth and Brodie Ellsworth both of Corinth; 2 daughters, Mrs. Tissue Hancock, Corinth and Mrs. Lizzie Rodgers, Clarksdale, Miss. 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Robert Page, Larry Page, David Page, Bilbo Smith, Steve Smith, and T.B. Smith.
McPeters was in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), Dec 1972] transcribed by Pat Lancaster
Estill, Ernestine Rowsey

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.

[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
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Felker, Mary B.

April, 10, 1972 - Mrs. Mary B. Felker, 80, of Rt. 6, Corinth died Monday at 8:50 p.m. She was the widow of T.Z. Felker.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McPeters Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Grisham officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Survivors include four sons, Clyde Felker of Corinth, Woodrow W. Felker of Elmhurst, Ill., Thomas Lester Felker of Jacksonville, Ark., and Herman Felker of Memphis; three daughters, Mrs. Lola Mae More of Wenasoga, Mrs. Maydell Ross of Corinth and Mrs. Clara Sue Thompson of Salinas, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be J.R. Miller, Larry Ross, Roy Ross, Jimmy Wilkerson, Dupree Barker and Edward Simmons.
McPeters is in charge of arrangements.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the ACGS] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Feltman, Eugene

Funeral services for Duggar Eugene Feltman, 54 were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Corinthian Funeral Home with the Revs. Randy Jourdan and Billy Luther officiating. Burial was in forrest Memorial Park.
He died Saturday, March 29, 1997, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1943, to Duggar James and Nellie Kate Luttrell Feltman. He was employed as a phone mechanic for Bell South Telephone Company. He was a member of Rockhill Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca W. Feltman; his parents, Duggar James and Nellie Kate Feltman of Iuka; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery and Diane Feltman of San Francisco, Calif., and Rober and Jennifer Willis of Texas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rogenia and Greg Kiddy and Tammy and Tracy Parker, all of Corinth; a brother, Pete Feltman of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Bobbie Jourdan and Virginia Walker, both of Iuka, and Margie Forsythe of Corinth; and 12 grandchildren.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the ACGS] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.


Flanagan, Margaret

Funeral services for Margaret Utley Flanagan, 96, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with Eddie Lewis and Harold Gray officiating. Burial was in Henry Cemetery..
She died Friday, Nov. 12, 1993, at Magnolia Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of Foote Street Church of Christ, the V.F.W. and the American Legion Auxliary.
Mrs. Flanagan was preceded in death by her husband, W.L. Flanagan, three daughters and one son.
Survivors include seven grandchildren, Jamie Timbes and Jimmy Dixon, both of Corinth, Patricia Lancaster of Pensacola, Fla., Linda Freeman of Pickwick Dam, Tenn., Sonny Gravette of Germantown, Tenn., Vickie Upton of Columbus and Tommy Pettigrew of Bolivar, Tenn.
Pallbearers were Rudy Brooks, Boyd Armstrong, Bruce Hammer, David Sitton, Arthur Wroten and Ralph Seay.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), Nov 1993] transcribed by Pat Lancaster
Flanagan, William Luther

Funeral services for William Luther Flanagan, 87, will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., in the McPeters Funeral Chapel.
He died of a short illness at 1:00 p.m. yesterday in the Magnolia Hospital.
Ministers Lennis Nowell and Charles Curtis will officiate the services; with burial to follow in the Henry Cemetery.
He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Foote Street Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret U. Flanagan; one daughter, Mrs. J.W. (Edith) Dixon of Counce, Tennessee; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Rogers of Mesquite Texas; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Tommy Pettigrew, Sonny Gravette, Don Upton, Jimmy Dixon, Mike Timbes, and Jimmy Freeman.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. today until time for the services.
McPeters Funereal Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 01 Sep 1981] - Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Foster, Mrs. Deedie

Mrs. Deedie Foster - Services for Mrs. Deedie Foster, formerly of Corinth, Miss., mother of Mrs. Ruby Foster of Memphis, will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow at McPeters Mortuary in Corinth with burial in Henry Cemetery. Mrs. Foster, who was 86, died Saturday in Plymouth, Mich.
[Source: "Commercial Appeal", (Memphis, Tenn.), 12 Nov 1968] - Submitted by Pat Lancaster.
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Guthrie, Joseph L.


Elder Joseph L. Guthrie died on Sunday, 26th ault., at his home in north Corinth from an attack of apoplexy. His health had been rather precarious for some weeks, but he was at his place of business Saturday prior to his death. He was about 65 years of age, a member of the Primitive Baptist church and had resided with his family several years in Corinth. The numerous friends throughout the country are grieved to learn of his death. The remains were laid to rest at Antioch church, seven miles south of town.

[Transcribed by Vicki Burress Roach] Added to website by Pat Lancaster.
Grissom, Johnnie

Funeral services for Johnnie Odell Grissom, 86, of Corinth are set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Magnoia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Gerald Blankenship and the Rev. Jason Clouse officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Grissom died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Magnolia Regiona Health Center. He was a member of North Corinth Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He fought the Battle of the Bulge then went to Germany. He was awarded three Bronze Stars. He loved spending time with his family and friends and enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by a son, Steven Odel Grissom; a daughter, Mavis Burcham; parents, Bonnie Eugene Grissom and Vista Harden Grissom; brothers, Randall Grissom, Johce Grissom, J.R. Grissom and Thomas Grissom; and a sister Merle Nolar.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Callahan Grissom of Corinth; daughter, Sandra Emmons and husband Terry of Corinth; daughter-in-law, becky Blankenship and husbannnnd Rev. Gerald of Corinth; five grandchildren, Lori Clouse and husband Rev. Jason of Tupelo, Dan Emmons and wife Jessica of Florence, Ala., Emily Grissom and fiane Daniel Armendiaz of Corinth, and Matthew Grissom of Corinth; sister,Wilma Turner of Fulton; special nephew, Lyndon Grissom of Corinth; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbearers are Dan Emmons, Daryl Emmons, Matthew Grissom and Lyndon Grissom.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. tonight and continue from 3 p.m. until service time at Magnolia Funeral Home.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 07 Jun 2008] - Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
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Hodges-Haley, Helen

Funeral servies for Helen Ruth Hodges-Haley, 57, of Corinth are set for 11 a.m. today at St. Peter M.B. Church in Tishomingo with Pastor Lowell Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow in Carters Branch Cemetery in Tishomingo.
Mrs. Haley died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She accepted Christ at an early age, was a loving wife, a giving and loving mothr and a community worker and proud grandmother.
She was prededed in death by her parents, Edison Hodges and Daisy Lee Southward.
Survivors include her husband, Curtis C. Haley; sons, Kevin Hodges of Indianapolis, Ind., Scott Haley of Hattiesburg, Greg Haley of Red Bay, Ala., and Keary Haley of Corinth; daughters, Tijuana Haley of Ashland, Kimberly Haley-Cooksey and Lucretia Haley, both of Corinth; brothers-in-law, John Powell and Lewis McGaha, both of Tishomingo; sisters-in-law, Gernice Powell and Bertie McGaha, both of Tishomingo; special neighbors for 15 years, Larry and Sara Hill; and a host of nieces, nephews cousins, friend; and two special friends of the family, Charles Gardner and Carnell Simelton of Tiplersville.
Visitation was held Friday at Grayson Funeral Home.
[Source: "Daily Corinthian", (Corinth, Miss.), 07 Jun 2008], transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Hammett, Joseph

Funeral services for Joseph Howard Hammett, 91, of Corinth are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Corinthian Funeral Home with Warren Jones officiating. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery.
Mr. Hammett died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Community Hospice in Verona. He was born Oct. 30, 1916, to Scott and Lee Hammett. He was retired from TVA. He loved bird hunting, Gospel and Country music and his vegetable garden, which he loved to share with friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Richardson Hammett (died - Dec. 23, 2004); his parents; his step father, Dennis Wigginton; sisters, Leota Powers and Mabel Hannah; and his brother, Travis Wigginton.
Survivors include his sons, William H. Hammett of Corinth and Donald Ray Hammett of Oakridge, Tnn.; brother, Haffard L. Hammett of Corinth; sisters, Hilda Dowd Renegar of Winchester, Tenn., and Letra Smith of Corinth; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Corinthian Funeral Home.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Hughes, James Cliff

James Cliff Hughes of Kossuth died Wednesday at Magnolia Hospital after an extended illness at the age of 62.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Cmberland Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sallye G. Hughes, a son, James C. Hughes, Jr., Kossuth, a daughter, Mrs. Sarah H. Mathis, Ripley, Mississippi, two sisters, Mrs. Brewer Tomlinson, and Mrs. Ferol H. Coleman, both of Kossuth.
He is also survived by two grandchildren; Lori Mathis and Patrick Mathis.
Pall Bearers will be Merril Cartwright, Lloyd Follin, Leland Grisham, Thomas Hill Coleman, Cage Mills and Clarence Wroten.
The body will remain at Coleman Funeral Home until one hour before the services and then will lie in state at the church.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), May 1972], transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
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Jobe, Kate Chambers

Mrs. Kate Chambers Jobe, 79, wife of J.G. Jobe, died Thursday at Magnolia Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home with burial in Indian Springs Cemetery near here. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Tessie Richardson of Ripley.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Jobe, Sam

Corinth, Jan. 21, - (Special) - Sam Jobe died Friday night at his home in Corinth following an attack of influenza.
He was well known and highly esteemed, leaving numerous acquaintances and friends to mourn with his relatives his demise.

["Jackson Daily News (Jackson, Mississippi), 21 Jan 1919]. Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Jones, James Hershell

James Hershell Jones, 79, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Cornerstone Health and Rehab. He was a member of Christian Church in Guys, TN and a US Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam War with 25 years of service. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, William Dee Jones and Tiny Frances Rink Jones; brothers, Estel Jones and Warren Jones; sister, Pearl Jones Davis. He is survived by his wife, Betty Irene Jones of Corinth, MS; step-son, Ricky McDonald and wife Jo Anne of Corinth, MS.; step-daughters; Carolyn Hardin and husband Neal, Brenda Worley and husband Michael, and Kim McDonald all of Corinth, MS.; 9 step-grandchildren; 12 step great-grandchildren. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Craig Wilbanks officiating. Pallbearers were Tracy McDonald, Kevin McDonald, Jonathan Hardin, Eric Parker, David Hurst, Jonathan Davis, and Charles Davis. Burial followed at Corinth National Cemetery w/Military Honors.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
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Kennedy, Ronald

Funeral services for Ronald Kennedy, 58, of Corinth, are set for 1 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Bro. Warren Jones officiating and burial at Tuscumbia Baptist Church Cemetery
Mr. Kennedy died Friday, April 20, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a Baptist who collected antique cars.
Survivors include his mother, Bobbie DeLoach Kennedy; two brothers, Charles W. Kennedy of Corinth and David Burnett and his wife, Robin, of California; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are classmates of the Corinth High School Class of 1966.
Visitation is today from 5 until 9 p.m.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Kiddy, Leta

Funeral services for Leta Kiddy, 92, of Corinth, are set for 11 a.m. today at Coleman Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Wages officiating. Burial will be at Parker Cemetery in Corinth.
Mrs. Kiddy died Monday, April 24, 2000, at her residence. She was a member of Calvery Pentecostal Church and a retired cook of Whitfield's Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eber R. Kiddy; four brothers, Valmer, Robert, Ruben, and Everette Utley; a sister, Annie Kelly; two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Survivors include her son, James Kiddy, of Corinth; two daughters, Velma Parker, of Corinth, and Marie Blasingame, of Hamilton, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital or the American Heart Association.
Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), Apr 2008] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

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Lancaster, Mrs. Margret A.

Mrs. Margret A. Lancaster, widow of Ben Lancaster, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning at her home about five miles west of Kossuth. She was 69 years of age, and had been in declining health and a weakened condition for some time.
Surviving her are a number of relatives including a son, Tilton Lancaster, of Kossuth.
Funeral services and interment will be at Union church near her home at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. McPeters funeral directors will be in charge. Mrs. Lancaster was a loyal religious worker and a faithful mother.

["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 27 May 1937.] Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Leatherwood, Thomas William (Buster)

Services for Thomas William (Buster) Leatherwood, retired farmer of Corinth, were held Saturday at Tishomingo Chapel Baptist Church. Burial wasin Wheeler Cemetery with MPeters Mortuary in charge.
Mr. Leatherwood, who was 97, died Friday morning at his home near Corinth. His wife, the former Miss Fannie McCord died in 1962.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Leatherwood of near Corinth; two nephews, a niece, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 24 Jan 1966.] Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Logan, Mrs. Ned

Corinth, Jan. 21 - (Special) - This community was shocked when the news came of the sudden death of Mrs. Ned Logan, formerly Miss Willie Keistetr, of this city, which occurred on a train on the way to a hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Logan was formerly a member of the Corinth high school faculty. She is survived by her husband, a six-months'-old baby, and one sister.
["Jackson Daily News" (Jackson, Mississippi), 21 Jan 1919.] Submitted: 27 Oct 2016. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

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Moment, Henry

Funeral services for Henry Moment, 91, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Rienzi with the Rev. V.L. Cummings officiating. Burial will be at Rienzi Cemetery.
Mr. Moment died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at his home. He was a retired custodian for Northeast Mississippi Junior College and also retired from Grayson's Funeral services.
He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; five sons, William Henry Moment, Bobby Estes Moment, Johnny Clyde Moment, Willie Herman Moment Sr. and George Edward Moment; and one daughter, Mattie Billingsley.
Survivors include two daughters, Clara Gardner (Al Sorrell) and Mary Elizabeth Anderson; two sons, Robert Moment (Brenda) and John Moment; two stepdaughters, Fronnie Rudd (Robert) and Willie Mae Davis (James); two daughters-in-law, Irene Moment and Ida Mae Moment; 38 grandchildren, Anthony Moment (Toya), Elaine Moment, Lawanda Moment, Montrel Moment, Robert Crump, Coleman Crump, L.V. Crump (Hazel), Karl Crump (Sharon), William Leonard, Dale Leonard, Ben Leonard (Tangie), Jamie Davis, Angela Davis, Mary Ann Moment, Willie Herman Moment Jr. (Cynthia), James Moment (Clarissa), John Chandler (Janet), Tisha Anderson, Retha Anderson, Sonya Pippins (Broderick), Calvin Moment, Michael Moment, Misty Moment, Christy Moment, Mallory Moment, Jeffrey Moment, Lucinda Moment, Mae Alice Moment, William Odell Moment, Antonio Moment, Trina Ann Moment, Bobby Moment, John Wayne Moment, Antonio Moment, Barbara Ann Moment, Frances Moment, Cookie, Moment and Antonio Moment; 50 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews and four special friends, Jean Rogers, Louise Warren, Raynell Walden and Brenda Felks.
Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Morgan, Louise

Funeral services for Mable Louise Parvin Morgan, 79, were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Magnoia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial is in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.
Mrs. Morgan died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at her residence. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and worked at Weaver Pants Factory for 31 years and Vendo Corp, ITT Telecom and Gateway Handles for several years. She loved spending time with her family and friends -- especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed fishing, riding horses, going to flea markets and carport sales.
She was preceded in death by two infant sons; daughter, Betsy Sue Morgan; parents, Fred G. Parvin and Callie Bratton Parvin; and brothers, Gye Parvin and wife Mary Ruth, James Guthro Parvin wife Janie, and Fred Parvin.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Oris Bruce Morgan of Glen; son, Michael Bruce Morgan and wife Diane of Glen; two grandchildren, Jaime Willis and husband Chris, and Jonathan Bruce Morgan; three great-grandchildren, Katie Willis, Christian Bruce Morgan and Allie Morgan; brothers, Jo Ed Parvin of Corinth, Tommie Parvin and wife Thelma of Corinth, and Jerry Ray Parvin and wife Kay of Counce, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Bertha Parvin of Corinth and a host nieces and nephews, other relatives and host of friends.
Pallbearers are family members; Gary Strickland, Ray Wood, Lynn Parvin, James E. Parvin, Brian Phelps and Steve Little.
Magnolia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 07 Jun 2008.] Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Munroe Miss

November 28, 1902 - A five year old grandchild of Jane Munroe, colored, who lives on Ed Mask's place nine miles west of Corinth was burned to death yesterday caused by explosion of coal oil lamp.
[Obituary article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

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Owen, Beatrice Lou

Funeral services for Beatrice Lou Owen, 88, of Corinth, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Vanderford officiating. Burial will be in Vanderford Cemetery
Mrs. died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born May 17, 1920, in Alcorn County. She was a long time resident of Alcorn County and attended Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church. She had resided in Lee County since October of 1995.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Clyde Owen; her son, James Lesley Owen; parents, Mary Effie Strickland and William C. Hampton, brothers, Dalton J. Hampton, Willie James Hampton and Dalton L. Hampton; and sisters, Ruby Lee Knight, Opal Earline Montgomery and Mattie Ruth Stutts.
Survivors include her son, Jim D. Owen of Tupelo; a sister Mary Ailene Childers of Texas; five grandchildren, Leslie Marlar of Corinth, Jennifer Coleman of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Courtney Vines, Curt Owen and Brad Owen, all of Tupelo; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Marlar, Curt Owen, Brad Owen, David Coleman, John Vines, Brayden Owen, Bryce Owen and Zack Marlar.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. tonight at Coleman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

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Roberts, Gene

Funeral Services for Eugene "Gene" Roberts, 88, of Corinth are set for 1 p.m. today at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with Dr. Greg Thomas and Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be at Forrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Roberts died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at his home. He worked at and then owned and operated NAPA Motor Parts with stores in Corinth, Booneville, Iuka and Selmer, Tenn., for more than 50 years until retiring in 2003. Born Oct. 23, 2928, he was a native of Hardin County, Tenn., and had lived in Corinth since 1944. A veteran of World War II, he served four years as a medic with the 781st Tank battalion attached to the 7th Army with combat in France, Germany, and Austria. He was a member of Tate Baptist Church where he served in various capacities when he was younger, including Sunday-school teacher, church clerk and church treasurer. He was a former member of the Iuka Rotary Club, Corinth Civitan Club and VFW. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Allen Roberts and Sally Cresap Roberts, and four bothers, Garland, Porter, James and Charles Roberts.
Survivors include his wife Nelda Dillon Roberts of Corinth; a son, Greg Roberts and wife Pam of Corinth; a daughter Gay Roberts Box of Fairhope Ala.; grandchildren Creacy Box Bearfield of Reno, Nev., Lauren Roberts of Corinth and Oxford, and Kaitlyn Roberts and Blanton Box, students at University of Mississippi; a great-granddaughter, Madeline Drake Bearfield of Reno, Nev.; eight nephews; one niece and special friends Junior and Jackie Gray.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Ross, Vennie Horn Archer

Services for Mrs. Vennie Horn Archer Ross, 89, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the McPeters Chapel. She died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at Magnolia Hospital.
Burial will be in the Henry Cemetery with Ministers Charles Curtiss and Lennis Nowell officiating.
She was a former employee of the Weaver Pants factory, a former cashier of the Rehab Store at Whitfield Pharmacy, and a member of the Foote Street Church of Christ. She was a member of the Church of Christ for 75 years.
Survivors include two sons, Millard Archer, Corinth, and Orval Archer, Shreveport, La.; two step-sons, Collins Ross and Durell Ross, both of Corinth; several nieces and nephews; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Eley, Ed Archer, J.C. McCrary, Bruce Hammer, Walter Hodge and Charles Cahoon.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. today until time of service at McPeters.
McPeters Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 30 May 1983] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

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Sanders, Mrs. Annie West

1946 - Mrs. Sanders, 25, died at the family home in Corinth. She died suddenly. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. Born in Iuka, she was married to Riley Sanders in 1934 in Alcorn county. He survives. She was a member of the Pentecostal church and had a host of friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by her father, John West, who resides in Arkansas; a son, James Lee Sanders, age 4; four daughters, Frances Louise Sanders, age 8, Gladys Mae Sanders, age 6, Helen Jean Sanders, age 3, and Mary Alene Sanders, age 1; three brothers, Will and Lacy West of Arkansas, and J.B. West of Walnut, Mississippi; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Voyles of Houston, Mississippi, Mrs. Mary Moore of Arkansas, Mrs. Dora King of Walnut, Mrs. Viola Hollis of Iuka, and Frances West of Tennessee.
[Obituary article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Seiler, Jerrie

Funeral arrangements for Jerrie Seiler, 59, are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ron Medlock officiating. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Seiler died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in Tupelo, She was born at Centerville. She was a graduate of Biggersville High School. She was a member of the Harper Road Christian Church. She was a former office administrator. She enjoyed her family and especially caring for her grandchildren and also enjoyed decorating, cleaning and working in the yard.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Seiler of Corinth, her mother, Kathryn G. Frazier of Corinth; two sons, Donny Seiler and his wife Sherry, of Senatobia and Daniel Seiler of Corinth; one daughter, Christy Klink and her husband, Howard, of Middleton, Tenn.; two sisters, Bobbie Sue Wall of Demopolis, Ala. and Sherry Thrasher of Corinth; her sister-in-law, Linda Seiler Edwards and her husband, Frank, of Corinth; her grandchildren, Joey Seiler, Amber Seiler, Jordan Seiler, Jacob Klink, Alissa Klink, Alaina Klink and Jason Seiler; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Jay Edwards, Ian Manus, David Taylor, Adam Seiler, Patrick Seiler and Albert Seiler.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), 05 Jun 2008] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Scott, Jerry B

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]

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Walker, Martha

Funeral services for Martha Stiger Walker 65, of Corinth are set for 1 p.m. Sunday at Mason St. Luke Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn Bess officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Grove Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Walker died Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.
She was preceded in death by George and Amy Ross.
Survivors include her husband, Harry Leroy Walker; one stepson, Leroy Walker; one stepdaughter, Angela Walker; four brothers, George Ross and his wife, Johnnie, Jimmy Green, Walter Rutland and Ronny Green and his wife, Cookie; five sisters, Sarah Pickett and her husband, Tom, Linda Armstead, Dorothy Morris and husband, John, Barbara Green and Shirley Goodloe; four aunts; seven sisters-in-law, five brothers-n-law; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be her nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 pm. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Wamsley, Lillie

Funeral services for Lillie Blanche Wamsley, 86, are set for 2.p.m. today at McPeters Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smith and the Rev. Jimmy Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Mrs. Wamsley died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at Whitfield Nursing Home. She was an active member of First Baptist Church for more than 30 years and a member of the Good News Sunday School Class. She was a retired employee of Sears with more than 35 years of services. After retiring from Sears she worked as a saleslady for Maurine Dress Shop. She also enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie D. Wamsley; one sister, Stella Mae Dees; two brothers, Gaines Hill Dixon and J.W. Dixon and one nephew, Billy Wilbanks.
Survivors include five nieces and nephews, Jamie Timbes and her husband, Mike, Patricia Lancaster and her husband, Jimmy Lancaster, Jimmy Dixon, Margie Wilbanks, Gaines Hill Dixon Jr. and his wife, Kate, and Dixie Comer.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today and will continue after the service.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Mississippi), Oct 2001] transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Wiginton, Jimmy

Funeral services for Jimmy Wade Wiginton, 66, are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Church of Christ with Minister Terry Smith officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Church of Christ Cemetery.
Mr. Wiginton died Monday, May 29,2008, at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was a member of New Hope Church of Christ and a security guard at Magnolia Regional Health Center. He was an inspection technician for ITT and retired with 30 years years of service. He loved spending time with his family and friends -- especially his grandchildren -- and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hedy Lou Wiginton; his parents George Clifford Wiginton and Nellie Grace Wiginton; brothers, Nicky Wiginton and Donnie Wiginton; and a sister, Cherrie Voyles.
Survivors include his sons, Samuel Wade Wiginton and wife Keena of Glen, and Matthew Jason Wiginton and wife of Angel of Mooreville; seven grandchildren, Allison Wiginton, Peyton Wiginton, Jeremy Wiginton, Adam Lambert, Chevy Wiginton, Torrie Huddleston and Tobias Wiginton;two great-grandchildren, Jasen Wade Wiginton and Jimmy Christian Wiginton; brother, Autry Wiginton and wife Oney Mae of Burnsville; sisters, Nelda Bain and husband Ranney, Julie Ann Baswell and Johnny, Maylene Carpenter and husband Marion, all of Glen; other relatives and a host of friends.
Pallbears will be Chevy Wiginton, Jeremy Wade Wiginton, Samuel Wiginton, Matthew Jason Wiginton, Charles Keenum and Ross Keenum.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Magnolia Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at New Hope Church of Christ Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service.
[Obituary newspaper article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

Woodard, Miss Mary Nash

November, 1902 - Miss Woodard, daughter of Mrs. M.E. Woodard, died after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. The remains will be interred in the Henry cemetery. The deceased was a bright young lady, just emerging from girlhood, and was greatly admired and beloved by her associates and many friends.
[Obituary article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

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Zachary, Hinton B.

November, 1902 - Mr. Zachary, 23, died after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. Interment will be in the Henry cemetery. For several years he had been employed as a traveling salesman for various wholesale firms.
[Obituary article donated to the Alcorn County Genealogical Society] used with permission, transcribed by Pat Lancaster.



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