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BOONE, Dianna Marie Davis
Funeral services for Dianna Marie Davis Boone, 67, are set for 11 a.m. Friday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors with the Rev. Donald Skully officiating. Burial will be in Henry Cemetery.
Ms. Boone died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Booneville. She loved her family and friends and worked for Long Wholesale until her retirement. She loved living in Corinth and loved the Lord more than anything.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her son, Quinn Boone of Corinth; a brother, David Davis of Little Rock Ark.; and grandchildren, Sabrina Hall, Amber Boone and Owen Boone.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Miss.), 22 May 2008]. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster

Mr. James P. Carraway, formerly of Booneville, in this State, died at Washington a few days ago. Mr. Carraway had been in the government service in that city for several years, having been first called there by the late L.Q.C. Lamar, when he became Secretary of the Interior, and was one of his trusted aids.
["The Aberdeen Weekly" (Aberdeen, Miss.), 17 Jan 1908]. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster

Funeral services for George W. Copeland, 88, are set for 11 a.m. today at Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. S.W. Shinault officiating and burial at Corinth National Cemetery. Patterson Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Copeland, a retired employee of .S. Steel Corp., died Wednesday, May 25, 2008, at Methodist Hospital in Gary, Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Eugenia Copeland; his wife, Annie Copeland; a brother, L.J. Copeland; and a sister, Irene Grizzard. Survivors include a daughter, Jean (T.L.) Heard of Booneville; a sister, Luella Martin of Booneville; a special nephew, Charles (Janet) McDonald of Gary, Ind.; and a godson, Raymond Johnson of Lambert.
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Miss.), 05 Jun 2008]. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster

DUNCAN, David Nelson
David Nelson Duncan, age 43, of Booneville, Miss., formerly of Pocahontas (AR), died in Magnolia Hospital, Corinth, Miss., Nov 27, (1982) after a brief illness.
He was a member of Booneville Church of Christ and a salesman for Liberty National Life Insurance Co.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Jones Duncan of the home; a daughter, Daveta Duncan, and two sons, Andy and Richard Duncan, all of Booneville; his mother, Mrs. Iona Duncan of Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Leona Barrett of Chicago and Mrs. Brenda McCandless of Pocahontas; two brothers, William Duncan of Pocahontas and Andrew Duncan of Newton, Ill.
Funeral services were held Nov 29 in the Chapel of Salts Funeral Home in Booneville with Doug Greenway officiating. Burial was in Liberty Memorial Gardens there under direction of Salts Funeral Home.  Honorary pallbearers were Corinth Dist. Liberty National Life Insurance Co. representatives.
Mr. Duncan's in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones, are residents of Pocahontas.
[Pocahontas Star Herald, Dec 9, 1982; submitted by Freda Roberts]
Added 7 Jun 2014

HOYLE, Julia Burge
The Prentiss Recorder announces the death of Mrs. Julia Hoyle, wife of Mr. John Hoyle, and eldest daughter of Mr. Woody Burge, at Baldwyn last Thursday.
[The Weekly Clarion, Jackson, Mississippi, Published December 5, 1872 - Submitted by Debora Reese]
Added 2009

LOWRY, James I
James I. Lowry, Sr., seventy year old pioneer of Sayre community, died at his home in this city Sunday morning at 8:45 following an illness of the past three weeks.
Mr. Lowry was born August 17, 1855, in Prentiss County, Mississippi, and came to Sayre in October 1919, after living for a period of eighteen years near Delhi, south of this city.
Early in life he joined and became an active member of the M. E. Church and lived a devoted Christian life, having served as one of the Church's Stewards the greater part of his lifetime, however in late years he has been too feeble to be active in church affairs.
He moved from Mississippi to Texas in 1875. In the year 1880, he married Miss Nancy Kendrick, to this union one son was born, Fletcher C. Lowry, who now resides in Sayre. Nancy Lowry died April 29th, 1885. December 10th, 1885, he was united in marriage with Miss Mattie Smith of Chico, Texas. No children were born to this union. In 1901 they moved to Delhi.
James I. Lowry leaves his wife, one son, Fletcher, one brother, R. L. of Waxachie (sic), Texas, two grand children, Lois and Loyd of this city, and a host of dear friends who mourn his passing.
Regret on leaving the family was expressed by the deceased, but consoling words were spoken before his departure from this life and he stated he "had no fear of the future."
Business concerns were closed during the hour of the funeral and great numbers paid their last respects to the departed. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. N. Weeks of the Methodist church and interment made in the Sayre cemetery.
[Sayre Journal, Sayre OK 31 Dec 1925 -- Submitted by: Gene Phillips]
Added 14 May 2012

Funeral services for Benjamin Shelton Moreland, 82, are set for 1 p.m. today at Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Short and Bro. Jerry Sousley officiating. Burial will be at Little Brown Cemetery.
Mr. Moreland, a farmer, died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at his home. He was born July 15, 1924, in Prentiss County. He was a Mason and enjoyed gardening gardening and watching sports, especially basketball.
Mr. Moreland was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Frank Moreland and Ollie Melinda Wilemon Moreland; five brothers, Sidney Leland, Ellis, Vester and Harmon Moreland; and two sisters, Fanny Isbell and Ora Fugitt.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Akers and Shirley Leonowitz and her husband, Joe, all of Booneville; three sons, Dennis Moreland, Nelson Moreland and his wife, Miranda, and Mark Moreland and his wife, Regina, all of New Site; the mother of his children Helen Moreland of Booneville; one sister, Ann Moreland of New Site; 12 grand children; two step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Jerry Fugitt.
Pallbearers are Mike Huddleston, Allen Presley, Justin Moreland Jerry Moore, James Fugitt and Joe Isbell.
[Info taken from newspaper, used with permission.] Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.

RAGIN, Dorothy L.
Booneville - Dorothy L. Ragin, 67, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at her residence. She was born May 8, 1943, in Prentiss County to J.W. Ragin and Lue Ella Fryar Ragin.
Services will be 11 a.m. today at Ruben Chapel C.M.E. Church. The Rev. Henry Damons will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by three daughters, Martha (Thomas) Hurd, Pattie Ragin and Katrina (James) Scruggs, all of Booneville; five sisters, Effie (Michael) Hill, Margie Ragin, Sherrell (Bobby) Stubbs and Alice Faye Shelley, all of Baldwyn, and Shirley Ragin of Booneville; five brothers, James Ragin of Baldwyn, Wallace Ragin of Tupelo, William (Priscilla) Ragin, Marshall Ragin and Willie (Mary Dean) Chandler, all of Booneville; 11 grandchildren; and a host of nieces nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
[Info taken from newspaper, used with permission.] Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Added 26 Sep 2017

Joel Sylvester Rinehart, 61 died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born Feb. 11, 1949, in Booneville. He was a draftsman at Parker Hannafin, and he was a member of the Chapman Church of Christ.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Booneville Funeral Home Chapel with Ministers Doug Greenway and Mark Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Wilda Butler Rinehart; a son, Joel Wesley Rinehart of Booneville; a daughter, Jessica Lauren Wentz (David) of Ripley; a brother, Henry Rinehart (Joyce) of Corinth; a sister, Janet Roy (Johnnie) of Booneville; a grandson, Austin Wentz of Ripley; a granddaughter, Julie Wentz of Ripley; his mother-in-law and brother-in-law, Diann and Gene Sloan of Saltillo; three nieces, Sara Thoms, Christina Caveness and Leigh Glenn; and a nephew, Hank Rinehart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Pauline McCoy Rinehart; his father-in-law, Clarence Butler; and a sister-in-law, Gay June Butler.
[Info taken from newspaper, used with permission.] Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Added 26 Sep 2017

Two Boys Drowned - The 14-year old son of William Sinault and the 10-year-old boy of John Mullinix were drowned last week in a pond about one mile east of Geeville, Prentiss County. The boys were found locked in each other's arms. One of them could not swim. It is thought that he ventured beyond his depth and the other went to his assistance.
["The Starkville News" (Starkville, Miss.), 21 Oct 1904]. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster.
Added 25 Feb 2017

STITES, Delphia
Funeral services for Delphia Mae Moorman Stites, 83, were held Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ at Latter Day Saints with Bishop Don Cole presiding, Russell Stites conducting and Danny M. Stites delivering the eulogy. Burial was in Mormon Cemetery. Booneville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Stites died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Scottsdale Personal Care Home in Booneville. She was born May 10, 1925, in Prentiss County, the daughter of L.B. and Elvia Moorman. She worked for Prentiss Manufacturing for 27 years and also for Pizza Hut. She married O.D. Stites Aug. 15, 1943, and their marriage was sealed for eternity in the Washington, D.C. Temple on Oct. 12, 1975. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. She enjoyed sewing and watching Fox News.
Ms. Stites was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Marion O.D. Stites on Feb. 20, 2006; her parents; one sister, Moise McKinney; two brothers, U.L. Moorman and S.L. Moorman; one very dear sister-in-law, Marie Horn; and five brothers-in-law, Houston McKinney, L.B. McKinney, Charles Jones, Jackie Whitley and Bobby Horn.
Survivors incude two sons, David Richard Stites and Danny Marion Stites (Katie), both of Booneville; one brother, James Luther Moorman (Joan) of Booneville; seven sisters, Delma McKinney of Booneville, Sue Jones (Dalton) of Booneville, Betty Joe Jones of Booneville, Juanita Beard (Cleston) of Booneville, Freda Whitley of Tupelo, Wylodene Horn of Booneville, and Mary King (James) of Booneville; five grandchildren, Angela Hodges, Heather Childs, David S. Stites, Russell M. Stites (Amy) and Wesley Dallison Stites; and nine great-grandchildren, Amanda Hodges, Bryan Stites, Jordan Henderson, Destiny Hodges, Katylen Hodges, Cori Childs, Jacy Beth Stites, Peton Marion Stites and Sylar Stites.
Pallbearers were her nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Randle Hare, Bill Windham, Daniel Ward, Jim Aune, Bobby Russell, Jerry Russell, Elmer James and Joel Tittle
["Daily Corinthian" (Corinth, Miss.), 17 Jun 2008]. Transcribed by Pat Lancaster














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