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NE MS Daily Journal 16 Sep 2007

Carnathan, Elsie Mae

TUPELO - Elsie Mae Webb Carnathan, 87, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Golden Living Center after an extended illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, to Archie and Mary Frances Garrett Webb in the Auburn Community. She married James Russell Carnathan on Dec. 25, 1938. She was employed by Reed's Manufacturing for many years and a homemaker. She was a talented cook and seamstress and an active member of Crossroads Christian Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Crossroads Cemetery.

Survivors include four children, Howard Carnathan of Auburn, Eddie Carnathan (Pat) of Tupelo, Janice Tindoll (Avalon) of Auburn and Carey Carnathan (Kim) of Auburn; nine grandchildren, Mark Carnathan of Mantachie, Lisa Thomas (Tom) of Baldwyn, Russ Carnathan (Angie) of Mantachie, Marianne Doty (Jody) of Jacksonville, N.C., Kevin Carnathan (Jennifer) of Grenada, Nikolas Carnathan (Brandy) of Saltillo, Patrick Carnathan of Hot Springs, Ark., Josh Keith (Carmen) of Little Rock, Ark. and Adam Carnathan of Auburn; fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, Titus Webb.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads Christian Church, 492 CR 1498, Tupelo, MS 38804.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time today.

Submitted by Gene Phillips

NE MS Journal 10 May 2010

Curbow, Elsie

AUBURN - Elsie Curbow, 100, died Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at Courtyards Community Living Center in Fulton after an extended illness. A Lee County native and lifelong resident of the Auburn community, she was born Feb. 23, 1907, to the late Howard and Della Christian. While primarily a homemaker, she had also worked for several years at Milam Manufacturing. She enjoyed working in her flowers and crocheting. She was a member of Auburn Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Auburn Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob O'Neal officiating. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Gregory (Hugh) of Southaven; one son, the Rev. Howard Tison Curbow (Lela Faye) of Tupelo; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; one brother, J.V. "Buster" Christian of Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Robert Skinner Curbow; a daughter, Geneva Dickerson Bowen; and a son, Billy Joe Curbow.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Steve Curbow, Michael Dickerson, Tim Dickerson, Mitchell Dickerson, Ronald Gregory and Clark Curbow.

Submitted by Gene Phillips
added 11 Apr 2011

NE MS Journal 20 May 2007

Garner, Ruth Brown

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. - Ruth Brown Garner, 80, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Methodist Fayette Hospital in Somerville. A native of Alcorn County, she was a former resident of Tupelo and a graduate of Tupelo High School. She was an operator for South Central Bell for 25 years before her retirement in 1980.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel in Oakland, Tenn. Burial will be in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64 near Oakland.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph C. Garner of Oakland, Tenn.; her sons, Paul L. Garner of Memphis and John M. Garner of Somerville, Tenn.; her sister, Louise Brown of Moro, Ark.; her brother, Otis Brown of Tupelo; one grandson; and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be today at the funeral home in Oakland.

Submitted by Gene Phillips
added 11 Apr 2011

North Mississippi Daily Journal, Monday, September 10, 2012, Page 4A., 10 Sep 2012

Johnson, Lois Ann Ford

SHANNON - Lois Ann Ford Johnson, 65, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 20, 1946, to William Ford and Gertrude Roberts Ford. She was a 1964 graduate of Fannie Carter High School. She was a member of the Snowtown United Methodist Church. She was a retired dietician from the North Mississippi Medical Center after 30 years of employment. She loved her family and traveling.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.11 at the Snowtown United Methodist Church with Pastor Henry Jeans officiating. Internment is in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Johnson Jr. of Shannon; daughters, Michelle Cummings (Donnell) of Shannon and Lisa Springer (Micheal) of Nettleton; sons, Keith Johnson (Jacqueline), Stacy Johnson (Kimberly) and Titus Johnson, all of Shannon; sisters, Cennie Millard of California, Margaret Jordon (George) of Kansas City, Mo., and Willie Bell Reddick of Okolona; and brothers, Wardell Ford (Aglean) of Okolona, Henry Ford (Renita) of Tupelo, Melvin Ford (Carolyn) of Okolona, Leondus Ford of Okolona and Authur Ford of Shannon.
Visitation is 3 to 6 p.m. today at Williams Memorial Chapel.
Wake is 6 to 7 p.m. today at Williams Memorial Chapel.

Submitted by Gene Phillips 09 Apr 2013

Chickasaw Journal, Houston, Mississippi, May 23, 2007

Kyles, Zipporah Stanfield

Okolona - Zipporah "Zip" Kyles, 69, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the North Miss. Medical Center. She was born May 3 1938 to the late Alfred Stanfield and Zelda Graham Stanfield. She was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and loved to cook for her family and to make people laugh.
Services will be at 3 pm today, May at the New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Cherry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial Funeral Home of Okolona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Doris Watson of Pontotoc, and Mashell Kyles and Jennifer Green of Okolona; three sons, Guy Kyles, Sr., and Lyndon Kyles, both of Houston and Scott Kyles of Okolona; two stepsons, Wilbert Kyles Jr. of Okolona and J B Adams of Wren; one stepdaughter, Barbara Bratt of Shannon; three sisters, Anna Boston and Minnie Gardener, both of Houston, and Daisy Buchanan of Okolona; four brothers, Albert Stanfield and William Stanfield of Houston, Professor Hughes and John Stanfield of Albany, N Y; 17 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Submitted by Gene Phillips 09 Apr 2013

Lawrence County Chieftain, Mt. Vernon, MO July 21 1966

Rigsby, W. L.

BILL RIGSBY DIES AT 54 in Mississippi Hospital

W.L. (Bill) Rigsby 54, died at 11 p.m. Friday, July 8, in North Mississippi Community hospital in Tupelo, Miss., after an illness of two months.

A native of Miller, he attended school at Mt. Vernon, graduating in 1932, and studied at Boliver Baptist College in Missouri and Kansas State University.

Employed by Carnation Company, he worked with the company in Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Ohio and Kentucky before moving to Tupelo in 1944. He was with the company 18 years before going into business for himself in 1949, owning and operating the W. L. Rigsby Bonded Warehouse there. He was a member of the First Christian church , serving 20 years as an elder.

Surviving are his wife, the former Elwyn Smith, whom he married in 1934 in Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Seegmiller of Montgomery, Ala., and Janice Marie Rigsby of Tupelo and Memphis; an aunt, Mrs. Minnie Hammer of Mt. Vernon, who reared him after the death of his parents, and a granddaughter.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. July 10 in the W. E. Pegues Funeral Chapel in Tupelo, with the Rev. Eldridge E. Fleming officiating.

Submitters Name: Fran Burcham

NE MS Journal 29 May 2007

Shumpert, Patricia L.

SHARPSBURG, Ga. - Patricia L. Shumpert , 72, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at Healthfield Hospice. She was a native of Lee County and the daughter of the late Wilson Webb and Jewell Smith. She was an active member of Sharpsburg Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sharpsburg Baptist Church with Dr. Watson Mills officiating. Burial will be in the Sharpsburg Baptist Church Cemetery. McKoon Funeral Home of Newnan, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Charles M. Shumpert of Sharpsburg, Ga.; two daughters, Patrice Gee (Benny) of Hiram, Ga., and Teresa Shumpert of Sharpsburg; one son, Robert C. Shumpert (Sandra) of Sharpsburg; two brothers, Dee Witt Webb of Tupelo and Jack W. Webb of Saltillo; seven grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two stepgreat-grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Nona Shumpert of Hiram, Ga.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael W. Shumpert.

Submitted by Gene Phillips
added 11 Apr 2011

Unknown

Stanfield, Walter B

SHANNON, Miss. - Walter B. Standfield, Sr., 57, died at his home August 9, 1980. He was born April 22, 1923 in Chickasaw County to the late Ressie Bell and Fulton Standfield, Sr. He was a member of Palestine Missionary Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.
Service will be Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church in Van Vleet with the Rev. C. King officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Sykes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Buchanan Standfield of Shannon, five children; Walter B. Standfield Jr.,Evelyn W. Mosley,of Verona,MS; Wavie C. Standfield of Albany, N.Y.; Milton Glynn Standfield and Eddie Earl Standfield of Shannon,Miss.;seven sisters: Birdie L.Pearson, Albany N.Y.,Tanzie Lee Buchanan,Okolona, Miss, Ressie Gates, Gary, Ind., Mary Anna Reed, Pontotoc, Miss.,Tilda V. Nabors of Detorit, Mich., Tollie C. Smith, Gary, Ind., Willie Lee Moore, Okolona, Miss. Five brothers: Fulton Standfield,Jr., Albany, N.Y., Sid Edward (Joe) Standfield, Gary, Ind., Myles Standfield of Okolona, Miss., Eddie D. Standfield, Gary,Ind.,and L. C. Gladney, Okolona, Miss., one aunt Tilda V. Buchanan,Van Vleet, Miss., and Nine grandchildren.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers and Nieces will serve as flower bearers

Submitted by Gene Phillips 09 Apr 2013

NE MS Daily Journal 24 Jul 2007

Webb, James David

TUPELO - James David Webb, 67, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at his residence after a sudden illness. A Lee County native, he was born May 5, 1940, to the late James Ernest and Geneva Mairiam Turner Webb. He was a graduate of Mooreville High School. He was a retired painter and an avid outdoorsman. He was a member of Oakridge Christian Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with the Rev. Terry Pierce and the Rev. Raigan Miskelly officiating. Jason Webb will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Cross Roads Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jean Webb of Tupelo; one daughter, Sherry Webb of Tupelo; two sons, James David Webb Jr. (Amy) of Saltillo and Brian Keith Webb of Amory; three brothers, Phillip Webb, John Webb and Fred Webb, all of Tupelo; five grandchildren, Andi Nicole Webb of Tupelo, Benjamin Eugene Webb of Saltillo, Sarah James Webb, Trent Pope Scaife and Delaney Kate Scaife, all of Amory.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Doug Turner Webb.

Pallbearers will be Phil Webb, Scott Webb, Cameron Webb, Davey Cole, Terry Dickerson, Lee Dickerson and Matthew Prestage.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Mark Webb, Austin Webb, Joey Cole, Greg Dickerson, Devan Christian, Turkey Yeagers, Ronnie Prestage and Travis Gray.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Submitted by Gene Phillips

Unknown Source

John Silas McColum

*Note* John Silas McCOLUM b. 02 Aug 1860 d.03 Jan 1948 buried Carter Cemetery *Carter,Beckham Co.,Ok., h/o Mollie (BILLS) McCOLUM m.Cleburne,Texas 01 Jan 1884
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Rites were held for John Silas McCOLUM on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Church of Christ with A.V.ISBELL,minister,in charge of the obsequies.
The aged man died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter,Mrs.Edd DAUGHTREY,1002 West Ave B.
He was born on August 2,1860 at Tupelo,Miss.,and came to Beckham county in 1912.He was married at Cleburne,Texas,on Jauary 1,1884 to Mollie BILLS.She preceded him in death on July 19,1923 at Elk City, OK He is survived by Onie L.McCOLUM,Cortez,Colo.,Roy E. McCOLUM,? of Thomas and Alva B.McCOLUM of Reno,Nevada,sons,and Mrs.Bess McCOLUM HAMMONS and Mrs.Johnie McCOLUM DAUGHTRY,both of Elk City and Mrs. Hattie McCOLUM VINEYARD of Clinton,sisters.
Interment was made in the Carter cemetery under the direction of the MARTIN-HULLUM Funeral home.

Submitted by Gene Phillips

 



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