Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

MIles, Dr. Brendan

Brendan Mathew Miles, MD, 82, passed away at his home on June 15, 2021, from a long-standing illness, CIDP. Brendan was born on November 10, 1938, in New Orleans, LA, to Dr. John M. Miles and Edith de Gravelle Miles. After finishing medical school in New Orleans, he practiced radiology at Lafayette General Hospital in the 1970s before accepting a position in Amory, MS, where he resided for 42 years and practiced medicine for 34 years. Dr. Miles was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Amory, the Rotary Club, the National Rifle Association, the Mississippi State Firearms Owners Associations, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Pilot Association. He was board certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. His professional memberships included American Medical Association, Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and Society of Nuclear Medicine, as well as numerous state and local medical societies. He is survived by his former wife, Betsy Hays; children Kim (Jody) Haynes of Miami, FL; Bryan (Kay) of Jackson, MS; Sean of Myrtle, MS; Christie (Chris) Cruthirds of Pass Christian, MS; John (Jennifer) of Greeneville, TN; David (Stacy) of Asheville, NC; and Steve (Amy) Chilcoat of Amory, MS; sisters Kathleen of the Daughter of Charity in St. Louis, MO and Maura (Barry) Owen of Buena Vista, AR; brother Terry Kelleher (Dennis Messier) of Youngsville, LA; grandchildren Brendan Miles,Aaron Miles, and Brittany Miles Quinn; Taylor Wilson; Jordan, Peyton, and Riley Cruthirds; Conor, Cade, and Cami Miles; Kyndal and Raegan Miles; and Alex and Emma Chilcoat; as well as numerous great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Kevin Miles, of Lafayette, LA. He was a faithful friend, father, grandfather, and brother who will be remembered for his steadfast determination, generosity, and sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 18, at St. John's Cathedral in Lafayette, LA, followed by a funeral mass at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Brendan has asked that you please make a donation in his name to the charity of your choice. Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at EEPickleFuneralHome.com.
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Tupelo, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

McCormack, Peyton Carnes

Peyton Carnes McCormack, 46, died Friday, June 11, 2021, in Amory. A service of death and resurrection will be held at 11 AM Thursday June 17, 2021, at First United Methodist Church in Tupelo. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 AM to service time at the Gathering Room. He is survived by his mother, Pat Miller (Frank); two sisters, Meredith Meurrier (Michael) and Maggie Davenport (Zach); one son, Henry McCormack; and many other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Fred Carnes McCormack; and grandparents. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net.
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Hamilton, ALTimes Daily

Billy Nowlin

HAMILTON — Billy Nowlin, 72, died June 13, 2021. Visitation will be Friday from 4 p.m. until service time beginning at 6 p.m. at Hamilton First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Support local journalism reporting on your community. * New Subscribers Only. * Digital Subscription Only. After...
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Nathan "Curly" Hughes

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Clifford Elizabeth Wise

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Cynthia Kay McDonald

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Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Hill, Luba

Luba James Hill, known better as Boobie, passed away on Friday morning, June 11, 2021 at the age of 92. Born in Amory on September 9, 1928 she was a daughter to Chris and Vasilka George James. Boobie was a life-long resident of Amory and a graduate of Amory High School. She was married to Clyde Edwin Hill in 1950 and worked in her family business, The Amory Café until the 1970's. She was a staple on Main Street, later working at G&Y Drug Store and was known as a great cook especially her Mediterranean cuisine. For many years, Boobie worked at Wal-Mart which suited her because of her love for people and would stop at any time to strike up a conversation. Her knowledge for the history of Amory was unmatched and she always kept up with the goings on in town. Even her time in the nursing home, she loved to visit with her neighbors and looked forward to going out to eat on the weekends with her son and granddaughter. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Bro. Sammy Vaughn and Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating. Burial will follow in the Amory Historical Cemetery. She is survived by her son, David Hill of Amory; granddaughter, Allyson Hill of Amory; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Olga James; and her brothers, Boris, Methodie, and Alex James. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.
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Ruth Cowart Parker July 13 1924 June 13 2021

Ruth’s Obituary Ruth Cowart Parker, age 96, of Sulligent, AL (Molloy Community) passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Fayette Medical Center in Fayette, AL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at: www.ottsfuneralhome.net Otts Funeral Home Sulligent, AL, Directing To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Ruth Cowart Parker, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Read More.
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Goldie Iris Daniel Kirkpatrick

Goldie was born on June 28, 1926, in Marion County, but she and her husband have lived with their daughter and son-in-law in Trussville for the past few years. Goldie loved the Lord and she continuously shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Even when she was in the hospital after suffering a stroke a few weeks ago, she was asking the nurses and caregivers if they were Christians and telling them about her Savior, Jesus Christ. Despite her health issues, she continued to be full of joy and grandmother to all.
Mantachie, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Walton, Emma

Emma Sue Cates Walton, 80, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born September 6, 1940, to the late Curtis Cates and the late Ruthie Johnson Cates. She worked for Mantachie Manufacturing and Action Industries before retiring. She also worked as a cook for several cafes in Itawamba County where she loved seeing all her customers. Emma attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Mantachie. She enjoyed cooking, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Mantachie with Bro. Robert Humphres officiating. Burial will be in the Mantachie Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Phillip Walton (Lisa); three grandchildren, Christopher Walton, Rylee Walton, and Anderson Walton; two sisters, Winnie Strange and Irma Justice (Lavon); two brothers, Donnie Cates (Peggy) and David Cates (Carla); and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Windle Walton; her parents, Curtis and Ruthie Cates; two sisters, Minnie Lee Walton and Sylvia Cleveland; one brother, R.C. Cates; two nephews, Terry "Bubby" Walton and Ronnie Strange; and niece, Teresa Crawley. Pallbearers will be Randy Justice, Ben Spigner, Dean Cates, Jamie Cates, Greg Cates, and Dalton Cullen. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, and from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday, June 16, at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie. Condolences may be shared with the Walton family at mcneecemorrisfuneralhome.com.
Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Phillips, Harold

Harold Phillips, 83, finished his earthly life and began his new life in Heaven on June 10, 2021. He was born on December 17, 1937, in Amory, MS, to the late William Neville Phillips and Maudie Mae Mathis Phillips. Harold grew up in Monroe County and graduated from Hatley High School. He began a career at True Temper Sports and retired from there after many years of service. He worked hard his entire life and he was a great provider for his family. He married the love of his life, Laverne "Vivian" Haley Phillips and together they were blessed with three daughters. He was a very loving man who was protective of his family. His granddaughter and children meant the world to him and he always cared for them. Harold was a Christian and he attended both Methodist and Baptist churches. Most of his free time, after retirement, he spent with his family. He loved to just sit around and talk about the good times and visit. He occasionally listened to country and Christian music but most of the time he liked to watch the news. When outdoors, he loved to fish and play with his fur companions, Skittles and Hot Rod. An overall kind man, Harold was a great father, loving husband, and wonderful grandfather. He will be missed dearly by all those that knew and loved him. Left behind to cherish his memories are his daughters, Alice Joan Oliver, Hatley, and Christie Ann Phillips, Hatley; granddaughter, Cassandra Lachelle Rutherford (Tyrel "Tye"); sisters, Josephine Smith (Claxton), Faydean Wright, and Earline Capps (James, Sr.); brother, Howard Phillips (Hazel); many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vivian; daughter, Haley E. Phillips; brother, Leon Phillips; and sister, Louise Cox. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 2:00 pm at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home with Bro. Jared Conatser officiating. Burial will follow in Amory Historical Society Cemetery in Amory, MS. The pallbearers will be Tyrel "Tye" Rutherford, Sam Jones, Jeffrey Phillips, Austin Fetwell, J.T. Corbell, Leon Phillips, Jr., and George Howard Phillips. Honorary pallbearer will be Kenny Shepherd. Visitation for friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 12:30 pm until the service hour. Condolences and memories may be shared with his family at eepicklefuneralhome.com.
Itawamba County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Johnson, Robert

Robert Marshal Johnson, 71, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021, at his home after an extended illness. He was born December 23, 1949 to the late Vonnie Marshal Johnson and the late Bernice Wilson Johnson in Itawamba County. He was member of Saucer Creek Church of Christ. Robert was veteran of US Army where he served his country from 1969 to 1972. He was employed by F.L. Crane & Sons for 43 years before his retirement in 2017. Services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday June 13, 2021 at Senter Funeral Home with Ministers Bruce Johnson, Paul Epler, and Jim Davis officiating. Burial will be in Saucer Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Sunday June 13 at Senter Funeral Home. Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lynn Johnson, 2 daughters; Amy Whatley, and Vonda Johnson, 1 son; Bruce Johnson, 4 granddaughters; Kallen (Juan) Edwards, Kristen (Nick) Simmons, Camryn Johnson, and Sophie Johnson, great-grandchildren; Miles Childers, and Lulu Simmons, 4 sisters; Billie Joyce (Paul) Epler, Phyllis Bush, Genelda (Jim) Davis, and Ellie Sue (Paul) Lefford, and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vonnie and Bernice Johnson. Pallbearers will be Andrew Bush, Brad Freeland, David Lefford, Joe Davis, Jonathan Lefford, Juan Edwards, and Nick Simmons. Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com.
Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Richardson, Douglas

Douglas Bryant Richardson, 73, passed away in Amory on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was born in Nettleton on October 10, 1947 to the late Dick Bryant Richardson and Myrtle Corrine Estes Richardson. Doug held a long-time career in the area furniture industry that would include research and development, sales, in which he traveled across the country regularly and he was also the plant manager of several plants in Northeast Mississippi. After he retired, he found out that retirement was not for him, so he bought Carters Upholstery in Amory. Doug was known near and far for his perfection in every stitch while in business. A master craftsman, he could build, design or engineer almost anything. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, gardening and family get togethers. Doug will be remembered by his family for the kindness and gentleness he shown. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Sloan Richardson; daughters, Melissa Tate, Rienzi, Karen Harris (Brent), Hatley and Lanie Richardson, Amory; son, Jeff Richardson, Amory; grandchildren, April Stegall, Bigbee, Drew Plunkett, Amory, Blake Oswalt, Aubrey Ella Williams, Alexis, Taylor, Madison and Carli Moffett; 5 great grandchildren ; sister, Glenda Hendrix (Bobby), Nettleton; brother, Jackie Richardson (Judy), Nettleton; brother in law, Marvin Easter; stepsons, Chuck Moffett (Heather) and Jake Moffett (Erica) and a host of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Kathy Easter and a brother, Larry Joe Richardson, stepmother, Georgia Randolph Richardson. Honorary pallbearer will be Alva Beard. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Friday, June 12, 2021 at Cleveland Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Rob Sargent and Bro. Wesley Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Hatley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Drew Plunkett, Darren Hendrix, Charles Harris, Joseph Richardson, Allen Richardson and Dewayne Burroughs. Visitation will be Thursday evening at the funeral home from 5-7 PM.
Red Bay, ALTimes Daily

Vickie M. Oliver

RED BAY — Vickie M. Oliver, 64, died June 10, 2021. Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday in Red Bay City Cemetery, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements. Support local journalism reporting on your community. * New Subscribers Only. * Digital...
Nettleton, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Parker, Jimmie Lynn (Waddle)

Mrs. Jimmie Lynn (Waddle) Parker, 91, passed away on June 6, 2021 at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS. She was born August 9, 1929 in Itawamba County to parents R.N. Waddle and Amanda (Conwill) Waddle. She was a lifelong resident of the Nettleton area. She was a homemaker but she had also worked for the garment industry as well as several years at the Jack and Jill Daycare in Nettleton where she lovingly enjoyed the children. Mrs. Jimmie loved flowers, traveling, and being with her family and friends. Funeral Services will be at Jones Chapel Baptist Church in Nettleton on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. with Bro. Wesley Stephens and Bro. James Rutledge officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Kay Tubb (Eddy) of Pensacola, FL; Jona Lynn Burklow (Mike) of Camden, AL; one son, David Lee Parker (Patti) of Nettleton, MS; one brother, Bryson Waddle, SR. (Sue) of Plantersville, MS; eight grandchildren, Alysha LaPlant, Andrew Tubb (Angie), Alston Parker (Mary Megan), Ashlee Bow (Eric) , Anna Long (David), Zach Etheridge, Kelli Etheridge, Sarah Burklow, eleven grandchildren, and a hosts of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter Lee Parker, her sisters, Lois Parks, Lena Waddle, Mary Randolph, Winnie Cody, Mable Scruggs, Eudell Pender, Leatrice Nanney, Nellie Gray; four brothers. Earl, Albert, Edward and Leaton Waddle. Pallbearers will be Andrew Tubb, Alston Parker, Zach Etheridge, David Long, Eric Bow, Drew Tubb, and Parker Tubb. Visitation will be before service time 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.tisdalelannmemorialfh.com.
Nettleton, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Hamblin, Jo Mae

Jo Mae Hamblin, 90, died Saturday, June 5, 2021, at her home. She was born June 16, 1930, in Nettleton to Joseph and Alba Mae Cain. She graduated from Nettleton High School and worked in the banking industry for over 50 years. She was a longtime resident of Verona and was a member of First Baptist Church, Verona where she faithfully played the organ for 38 years. She was a current member of First Baptist Church, Saltillo. She enjoyed knitting, cross stitching, watching tennis, working crossword puzzles and eating breakfast and drinking coffee with her friends. She loved bragging about her grandchildren and great-grandchild and she loved people. Services will be 1 PM Tuesday at Lee Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Wood (Greg) of Saltillo; four grandchildren, Maggie Kimbrough (Bryson), Emily Wood, John Gregory Wood and Luke Hamblin Wood; one great-grandchild, Cain Anderson Kimbrough. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Hamblin, Sr.; her son, Paul (Eddie) Hamblin, Jr.; two sisters, Mable Armstrong and Sophie Bailey; one brother, Thomas Wiygul Cain. Pallbearers will be her nephews and great-nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visitation will be 11 - 1 Tuesday. For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.leememorialonline.com.
Monroe County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Riggan, Loyce

Loyce Gay Cody Riggan, 75, left this earth and began her new life in Heaven on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Born on July 14, 1945, in Zion, Illinois, Loyce was a daughter to the late Carney Cody and Mary Leech Cody. Loyce grew up in Monroe County and graduated from Amory High School. She went to work at a young age and began a career in the garment industry. Loyce worked as a Quality Inspector and Supervisor at Amory Garment and later Block Sportswear. She married the love of her life, Theodore "Sonny" Riggan and they were blessed with three children. A great mother and supportive wife, her family was blessed by her caring and serving heart. She was a member of The Smithville Church of Christ and with her husband, they were very involved with the Smithville Community. Through the years, Loyce took great joy in watching her family grow and her grandchildren mature. Jovial in spirit, she always loved to make folks laugh with her funny faces. Loyce liked to listen to Gospel and Country Music. Some of her closest friends were her sister Joyce Dill and Sylvia Russell, with whom she would go to yard sales and go fishing. Loyce liked to watch her grandkids play sports and she really loved escaping to the Mountains on vacations. Of all her accomplishments in her life, raising fine children and grandchildren brought her the most pride. Loyce will be dearly missed and the memories made with her will be cherished forever. Left behind to treasure her memories are her daughter, Debra Hodge (Jerry), Saltillo; sons, Darwyn Riggan, Amory, and Derrick Riggan, Smithville; grandchildren, Dustin Riggan and Destiny Riggan; great grandchildren, Chance Riggan, Weston Riggan, Harper Riggan, Ryker Noe, and Skylar Riggan; nieces and nephews, Teresa Dill, Lisa Hester, Chad Dill, Jeff Fink, Gina White, Alisha Hudnall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Theodore "Sonny" Riggan; and a sister, Joyce Dill. Her celebration of life service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 2 p.m. at E.E. Pickle Funeral home in Smithville with Bro. Mickey Beam officiating. Burial will follow in Young Memorial Garden in Smithville. Pallbearers will be David Hester, Jeremy Flurry, Dillon Flurry, Robbie Horne, Matt Hodge, & Allen Duncan. Visitation for friends will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 12:30 to 2 pm at the funeral home in Smithville. Memories and condolences may be shared with her family at EEPickleFuneralHome.com.
Amory, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Dabbs, Larry

Larry Ray Dabbs, 71, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his home. He was born on November 24, 1949 in Amory to James Vardaman and Clara Bell Mize Dabbs. For over 35 years, he worked in maintenance at Kerr-McGee and he was married to the former Charlotte Moore. Larry was a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ where he served as deacon for over 15 years and took his role and duties very seriously. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, and he supported them in every way whether on the ball field or in his garden. Larry was a simple man by nature and would help anybody with anything at any time. His funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Minister Derrick Maranto and Mr. Sam Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow in the Boggan Cemetery. In addition to his wife of 47 years, Charlotte Dabbs, he is survived by his son, Daniel Dabbs (Mandy) of Quincy; two daughters, Tracey Adams (Scottie) of Amory and Brandy Andrews (Lane) of Amory; one brother, James Roy Dabbs (Joann) of Amory; grandchildren, Blake Goodin, Tyler Dabbs, Ashlynn Dabbs, Michael Shaun Adams, Summer Maier, Cameron Adams, Taylor Andrews, and Briggstn Andrews; great grandchildren, Aydin Maier, Ronnie Maier, Aryella Maier, Noli Grace Maier, and Lilly Maier. He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Caylnn Rena Dabbs; and two sisters, Frances Dabbs and Martha Jo Haney. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Clouse, Noah Wren, David Dabbs, Sam Carpenter, Caleb Nowell, and Brady Dabbs. Visitation will be on Tuesday from noon until 2:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the building fund at Christian Chapel Church of Christ, 60127 Vaughn Rd., Amory, MS 38821 Condolences may be shared with the family at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com.
Hackleburg, ALTimes Daily

Johnny Lee Barnwell

Johnny Lee Barnwell, 75, died June 7, 2021. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hackleburg First Baptist Church. Funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. a the church with burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home is directing. Support local journalism reporting on your community.