Obituaries

2007-01-04T00:00:00Z Obituaries La Crosse Tribune
January 04, 2007 12:00 am

(As published Jan. 4, 2007)

CAGLE, Betty Gean Hartley, 74, Southaven.

COLE, Flora L. , 97, Hernando.

CUNEO, Angel, 42, Eudora.

DAVIS, Alzader, 61, Southaven.

DAVIS, Georgia, 96, Southaven.

DAVIS, Larry Franklin, 58, Hernando.

DUNN, Clayton Wayne, 50, Hernando.

FARROW, Charlie, 64, Memphis.

FLAGG, Wanda Jo, 79, Hernando.

GAINES, Thomas Walker, 87.

HINTON, Troy Roscoe "Rock", 77, Olive Branch.

HOOD, Mary Ethel, 85.

KING, Walker R. "Bud", 71, Hernando.

LANE, James Boonie, 86, Southaven.

LONG, Thomas O., 72, Nesbit.

MORRIS, David Wesley, 46, Olive Branch.

SKAGGS, Ellis Matthew "Matt", 97, Collierville.

SZANYI, William Leo, 77, Byhalia.

TERRY, Rex Dale, 57, Tupelo.

TURMAN, Bob Mayo Jr., 74.

VANDYKE, Viva Lanell Alsup, 83, Hernando.

WACASTER, Carl L. 84, Hernando.

WOOD, Minnie Lou, 87, Hernando.

YORK, Clara N. Fogerty, 78, Olive Branch.

CAGLE - Betty Gean Hartley, 74, Southaven, retired operator for Bell Telephone, passed away Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Survived by husband of 41 years, Harold L. Cagle, Southaven; daughter, Laurel Whitehead McGrory, Oviedo, Fla.; and grandchildren, Eric McGrory and Jaclyn McGrory, both of Cocoa Beach, Fla. Arrangements by Twin Oaks Funeral Home.

COLE - Flora L. , 97, Hernando, widow of O.K. Cole, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at her home. Visitation was from 1-6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29,Gillespie Funeral Home and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, Kyleton Church of Christ, Hernando. Services following at 12 p.m. Burial, Kyleton Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Vernia Elliott, Chicago, Ill., Nadine Ingram, Hernando, and Corinna Stenhouse, North Little Rock, Ark.; sons, Henry Sturghill, Memphis, Russell Sturghill and Curtis Sturghill, both of Chicago, Ill. and James Sturghill, Country Club Hill, Ill.; 40 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Gillespie Funeral Home.

CUNEO - Angel, 42, Eudora, self-employed, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Baptist-DeSoto. Services were Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., Hernando Funeral Home. The family recieved friends Monday, from 6-8 p.m. at funeral home with interment, Eudora Cemetery, Eudora, Miss. Survived by husband, Danny Cuneo, Eudora, Miss.; mother, Marjorie Prysock, Boliver, Tenn.; daughter, Tonya Skipworth, Eudora; son, Shane Prysock, Eudora; step-sons, Random Cuneo and Cory Cuneo, both of Red Banks, Miss.; sisters, Wanda Peeler, Hernando, Linda Hurley, Byhalia, Miss., and Pat Burnell, Fla.; brothers, Steven Prysock, Southaven, and Paul Prysock, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Ethan Bolden, Jacklyn Bolden, Kaleb Prysock, Jessie St.Clair, and Austin Cuneo. Preceded in death by father, Guy Prysock and brother, Jerry Prysock. Arrangements by Hernando Funeral Home.

DAVIS - Alzader, 61, Southaven, passed away Dec. 23, 2006. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Dec. 29, at the funeral home. Services were at 12 p.m., Dec. 30, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with burial, Greenview Cemetery. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home.

DAVIS - Georgia, 96, Southaven, passed away Dec. 24, 2006. Visitation was from 3-6 p.m., Dec. 29, at the funeral home. Services were at 12 p.m., Dec. 30, Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in church cemetery. Arrangements by Henderson Funeral Home.

DAVIS - Larry Franklin, 58, Hernando, forklift operator for Cummings Diesel Company, army veteran and member of V.F.W., passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. Memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29, Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home-Hernando, Miss. Survived by daughter, Dana Inmon and husband, Frank, Hernando, Miss.; son, Glenn Davis and wife, Kristen, Horn Lake, Miss.; sister, Patsy Davis, Jonesboro, Ark.; brother, Bill Davis, Jonesboro, Ark.; and two grandchildren. Arrangements by Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home.

DUNN - Clayton Wayne, 50, Hernando, passed away Dec. 23, 2006. For more than 25 years, he was a commercial and small business lender in the banking communities of Memphis and DeSoto county. Small Business Administration lending specialist for Strategy Financial, Memphis and a finance instructor for Rick Management Association (RMA.) and syndicated columnist for Memphis Business Journal. Community leader in DeSoto county, he served on DeSoto Literacy council Board of Directors, and Hernando YMCA Board. Past member of Southaven Rotary Club, Southaven-Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce, and charter member of DeSoto Leadership. Founding board member and treasurer of PULA (People United for Libraries in Africa.) A lifelong Methodist, he also attended services at Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven. Survived by wife, Patricia Lynn Dunn, Hernando; sons, Chris Dunn, Houston, Texas, and Ryan Dunn, Hernando; sister, Laurie Kalet, Marietta, Ga.; and brothers, Mark Dunn Albuquerque, N.M., and Mitchell Dunn, Memphis, Tenn. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29, Hernando Funeral Home, with memorial service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be sent to PULA, c/o Mary Dunn, 2415 Kestrel Court, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Hernando Funeral Home.

FARROW - Charlie, 64, Memphis, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, in Memphis. Dedicated estimator in the water proofing business for many years. Survived by son, Charles and wife, Mechelle Farrow, Southaven; sister, Lelia Mae McElroy of the Greenleaf community; grandchildren, Niki Glankler, Magan Farrow, Charlie Farrow, Taylor Farrow and Mikki Mittag; and great-grandson, Ethan Jones. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m.,Tuesday, Jan. 2, Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, at funeral home with interment to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Independence, Miss. Memorials may be sent to West Clinic or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by Brantley Funeral Home.

FLAGG - Wanda Jo, 79, Hernando, formerly of Blytheville, Ark. and office employee for American Greetings, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Member of Parkway Baptist Church, Hernando. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31 at Parkway Baptist Church with services following at 2 p.m. Burial, Hernando Memorial Park. Preceded in death by husband, Budd. Survived by daughter, Pam Mahony and husband, Ed, Madison; son, Dewayne Flagg and wife, Carolyn, Hernando; grandchildren, Mark Flagg, Beth McCallum, and Jeff Mahony. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Parkway Baptist Church, Hernando. Arrangements by Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home.

GAINES - Thomas Walker, 87, passed away Dec. 31, 2006, at his home in the Palestine Community. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 1, at the funeral home. Services were at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home. Burial, Palestine Cemetery. Member of Palestine Methodist Church. Survived by wife of 65 years, Dorothy Rae Gaines, daughters, Judy Herron and husband, Wayne, and Donna Ingran and husband, Shelton, both of Coldwater; son, Jerry Gaines, Coldwater; brother, Joe Gaines, Batesville; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home.

HINTON - Troy Roscoe "Rock", 77, Olive Branch, formerly of Houlka, Miss., passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006. Retired truck dispatcher for Brown Trucking Company, born Dec. 26, 1929, in Houlka, Miss., Korean War Veteran, and member of Grace Church for the Nazarene. Preceded in death by son, Smitty Hinton. Survived by wife of 43 years, Jimmie Mae; daughters, Martha, Vickie, and Rocky, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Yvonne, Olive Branch, Miss.; son, Pete, Milano, Texas; sisters, JoAnn Pate and Christine Winters, Houlka, Miss.; brother, W.C. Hinton, Fla.; and eleven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 30, at Grace Chruch of the Nazarene at 11 a.m. with interment following in Blocker Cemetery. Family requests memorials be sent to Grace Church of the Nazaren, Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements by Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch.

HOOD - Mary Ethel, 85, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006. Survived by sisters, Mildred Hood Eberle, Bartlett, Dorothy Hood Garner, Olive Branch, Miss., Jean Hood Fuson, Germantown, and Joyce Hood Acosta, Olive Branch, Miss. Preceded in death by father, William Arthur Hood and mother, Gertrude Green Hood. Graduate of Whitehaven High School and Memphis State University. Member of Bellevue Baptist Church for 75 years. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29, Forest Hill Midtown. Services were at 10 a.m., Saturday, Forest Hill Midtown. Memorials may be sent to Bellevue Baptist Church, St. Francis Hospice or The Gideons. Arrangements by Forest Hill Funeral Home-Midtown.

KING - Walker R. "Bud", 71, Hernando, truck driver for Strickland Transportation, member of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Teamster Union, passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006, at Methodist Central, Memphis. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27. Services at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, both at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home, Hernando. Burial, Grays Creek Cemetery, Hernando. Survived by wife, Betty C. King; daughters, Shenna Flowers, Hernando, Donna Barber, Ripley, Vicki Prince, Hernando, Sherry Bullard, Sara, and Kenne Anderson, Hernando; son, Mike King, Hernando; sisters, Cathy King and Carolyn King, both of Alabama; brother, Harold Wayne King, Nashville, Tenn.; mother, Ernie Belle Sutton, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home.

LANE - James Boonie, 86, Southaven, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at the Mississippi State Veteran's Home in Oxford. Retired from U.S. Navy as Chief Gunner's Mate after serving his country for 20 years. Fought in World War II and Korean War. Retired from Dover Elevator after 32 years of service. Services were held at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home, Hernando, at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, followed by burial, Surretts Cemetery, Arkabutla. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Helen Thompson, Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Betty Jean Neal, Southaven; brothers, Milton Lane, Southaven and Bill Lane, Coldwater; 16 nieces and nephews and many other beloved family members and friends. Preceded in death by sisters, Mamie Frances Cox and Margaret Ann Shearon; and brother, Lee McElwayne Lane. Family requests any memorials be sent to North Mississippi Hospice Center in Oxford. Arrangements by Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando.

LONG - Thomas O., 72, Nesbit, passed away Dec. 25, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hosptial, Memphis. Funeral services were Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7630 Davidson, Olive Branch, MS with Pastor Dan Elkins officiating . Visitation/ luncheon was 2 hours prior to service at church. Hospitalized since Dec. 1, and passed peacefully surrounded by family. Born at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Nov. 6, 1934, and raised in Sandy Springs. Graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology. Retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglas and Miller Fluid Power after long career in industrial sales. Survived by wife of 23 years, Christine Long; daughter, Roxie (Joe) Walker of McKenzie, Tenn.; sons, Thomas (Karen), Hernando, Miss., Donald, Bonita Springs, Fla. and Andrew, Nesbit, Miss.; grandchildren, Alisha, Joe, Heather, Angela, Thomas, Cody and Austin; sister, Lila (George) Menendez, Tampa, Fla.; brother, Parks (Sandra), Roswell, Ga., father-in-law, Robert Hartman, Michigan; brother-in-law, Richard (Lynn) Hartman, Memphis; sister-in-law, Ruth Ann (Stephen) Smith, Michigan; brother-in-law, John Hartman, Michigan; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and his church family. Preceded in death by parents, Parks and Lila Long, and grandparents, Homer and Roxie Long. In lieu of flowers, donations to the college fund of Andrew Thomas Long with Thrivent Financial Services is suggested. Arrangements by Twin Oaks Funeral Home.

MORRIS - David Wesley, 46, Olive Branch, formerly of Tunica, truck driver, passed away Dec. 22, 2006, at his home. Graveside services were at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 29, with Minister Wallace Wright officiating. Burial, Oakwood cemetery. Survived by wife, Lesli Ellis Morris, Olive Branch; stepdaughter, Jamie Taylor, Olive Branch; stepson, Levi Taylor, Olive Branch; sister, Rochelle Morris Knight, Olive Branch; brother, James Douglas Morris, Tunica, Miss. Preceded in death by parents, James Wesley Morris and Marjorie Wright Morris. Arrangements by Memorial Funeral Home.

SKAGGS - Ellis Matthew "Matt", 97, Collierville, formerly of Olive Branch, passed away in Collierville Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006. Resident of Riverdale Estates. Widower of Wilma L. Skaggs was also preceded in death by daughter, Jeanne Sudermann. Survived by son, Charles Skaggs, Collierville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Private family services were held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements by Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch.

SZANYI - William Leo, 77, Byhalia, passed away at his home in Byhalia on Dec. 24, 2006. Born April 7, 1929, in Ogdensburg, N.J. Retired from United States Air Force as lieutenant colonel. During military career as a pilot, he received the Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service 6 Medal with one Bronze Star; Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars; Small Arms Expert Medal; and the Air Force Outstanding Service Award with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters. Founding member and director of TAC Tankers Association, LTD. Survived by wife of 21 years, Annella Shinault Szanyi, Byhalia; daughters, Roganne Sutsos, Sonoma, Calif. and Tonya Huddleston of Ripley, Miss.; son, John Szanyi, Sonoma, Calif.; sisters, Rose Dmytryck, Pennsylvania and Margaret Hendershot, New Jersey and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by son, Billy Szanyi and one grandson. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, Brantley Funeral Home, Olive Branch, Miss. Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, at funeral home with interment to follow in Byhalia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the National Autism Association or to charity of donor's choice. Arrangements by Brantley Funeral Home.

TERRY - Rex Dale, 57, Tupelo, passed away Dec. 29, 2006. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. with service following at 2 p.m., Jan. 1 at Baldwin, Nowell and Clark Funeral Directors. Burial, West Heights Cemetery. Survived by wife and two sons. Arrangements by Baldwin Funeral Home.

TURMAN - Bob Mayo Jr., 74, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford, Miss. Born in Paynes, Miss. and lived in the Oxford, Miss. area for three years. U.S. Army veteran who served in Korean War during 1948-1952. Mill worker at Al Pierce Mill for 20 years and was self-employed as a commercial fisherman for 20 years. Member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Coos Bay, Ore. and Horn Lake, Miss. Survived by daughters, Debra Ann Hongell, Ore., and Sonja Robbings; sons, Robert Lee Turman and Tay Turman; sisters, Mary Black, Miss., and Rose Kalunki, Cali.; brothers, Claude Turman, Joseph Turman, Richard Turman, and William Turman, all of Miss.; grandchildren, Morgan and Christian Hongell, Gina and Jeremiah Robbins, and Zachary and Gage Turman. Preceded in death by parents, Bob and Claudia Kunkleman Turman and son, Russell Mayo Turman. Visitation was Saturday, Dec. 30, from 12-1 p.m., Mantee Baptist Church, Mantee, Miss. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Mantee Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Griffin officiating. Interment was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mantee, Miss. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Mississippi Hospice, 104 Skyline Drive, Oxford, MS 38655. Arrangements by Coleman Funeral Home.

VANDYKE - Viva Lanell Alsup, 83, Hernando, passed away Dec. 23, 2006. Graduate of Messick High School in Memphis, member of First Baptist Church, Coldwater, Miss. and former employee of DIPEC/Defense Depot, Memphis and Hernando Flower Shop. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 26, Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home. Services were at 1 p.m. Dec. 27, First Baptist Church of Coldwater, Miss. Burial, Forest Hill Cemetery-South. Preceded in death by husband, Samuel Elroy VanDyke. Survived by daughter, Donna VanDyke Tacker, Hernando; son, Samuel VanDyke, Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren, Greg Tacker, Angie Tacker Howarth, Chris Tacker, Sam VanDyke, Johnny VanDyke and Michelle VanDyke, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home.

WACASTER - Carl L. 84, Hernando, widower of Eddie House Wacaster, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006. Survived by son, Steve Wacaster, Cordova, Tenn.; daughters, Annette Hairston, Hernando, Miss. and Becky Wacaster, Memphis, Tenn.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visistation was from12-2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, Forest Hill Funeral Home-Midtown, with services to follow at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Forest Hill Funeral Home-Midtown.

WOOD - Minnie Lou, 87, Hernando, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006. Survived by daughter, Shirley J. Vincent, Hernando, Miss.; son, Charles P. Wood, Frisco, Texas; brother, Carl Luther Wacaster, Hernando; grandchildren, Austin Vincent, Hernando, Cathy Lewis, Olive Branch, Kevin Wood, San Francisco, Cali; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 12-2p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, Forest Hill-Midtown, with services following at 2 p.m. Arrangements by Forest Hill Funeral Home-Midtown.

YORK - Clara N. Fogerty, 78, Olive Branch, passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at her home. Survived by husband of 59 years, Don E. York; son, Ron York, Germantown, Tenn.; daughter, Sue Christian, Olive Branch, Miss.; grandchildren (who knew her as Memaw), Jennifer (Presley) McMinn, Jamie York, Bailey (York) Langford, and Jarrod York; great-granddaughter, Emily Langford; sisters, Betty Lou Hough (her twin), Horn Lake, Miss., Frances Morgan, San Dimas, Cali., Carolyn Jackson, Hernando, Miss.; brothers, Ed Fogerty, Southaven, Miss., and Leon Fogerty, Fort Myers, Fla. Member of Calvary Baptist Church in Horn Lake, Miss. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, Forest Hill Funeral Home South, with services at 10 a.m., Thursday. Arrangements by Forest Hill Funeral Home South.

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