Obituaries

2008-02-07T00:00:00Z Obituaries La Crosse Tribune
February 07, 2008 12:00 am

(As published Feb. 7, 2008)

BAKER - Elizabeth "Liz," 73, Memphis.

BRODIGAN - Gloria Jean Jones, 70, Somerville, Tenn.

BROWNING - Stacy, 37, Hernando.

BRYANT - Jeanette Rene'e, 47, Southaven.

CHURCH - Eugene C., 82, Collierville.

COPELAND - Donald "Don" Eugene, 54, Atoka, Tenn.

DAWSON - Christie Anne Bond, 40, Horn Lake.

EASLEY - Kevin Edward, 33, Olive Branch.

EDMAISTON - Dorothy Lorraine Walker, 83, Memphis.

FARABEE - Ruby Elizabeth Murley, 76, Olive Branch.

GIGGER - Mary Ella, 89, Memphis.

HALL - William James, 57, Memphis.

HIGHFILL - Alan Randal, 13, Memphis.

HIRSBERG - Anita Karlin, 67, Clarksdale, Miss.

INGALLS - Janis, 58, Nesbit.

JAMES - J. W., 74, Memphis.

JONES - William O. Sr., 93, Memphis.

LANGSTON - Bennie, 81, Memphis.

LONG - Peggy Delores, 67, Southaven.

McFEE - Gary, 62, Walls.

MIKELL - Shirley Kirk, 86, Hernando.

MITCHELL - Annie, 66, Memphis.

MITCHELL - Clartis Eugene, 61, Marks, Miss.

O'SULLIVAN - Rose Marie, 72, Germantown.

OGLESBY - Guy Wendel, 83, Camden, Tenn.

POWELL - Mary Virginia, 86, Memphis.

SIMS - Herbert Francis Jr., 87, Southaven.

STACY - Julie, 60, Southaven.

THRASHER - Billy W., 67, Millington.

THREATT - Amos Charlie Sr., 73, Nesbit.

THWEATT - Augusta Spires, 91, Memphis.

TRAMMELL - Shirley C., 73, Memphis.

WAKEFIELD - William Robert "Bob," 78, Horn Lake.

WESTON - William Carthell, 76, Southaven.

WRIGHT - Evelyn Frances, 80, Olive Branch.

YANCEY - Yolanda Jo, 38, Southaven.

BAKER - Elizabeth "Liz," 73, Memphis, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 480 South Highland, Memphis. She leaves her sons, Mark Baker and Richard Baker, both of Memphis; and daughter, Mindy (Brian) Weidmayer of Blissfield, Mich.; sisters, Viola Hawks of Jonesboro, Ark. and Lucille (Dave) Frantz of Southaven; four granddaughters; and many other friends and relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, Annie and Jesse Quaid, Sr.; and her brother, Jesse Quaid, Jr., all of Memphis.

BRODIGAN - Gloria Jean Jones, 70, Somerville, Tenn., retired nurse and caregiver to many throughout her life, died Feb. 1, 2008. Services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland with interment in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation was from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Peebles West Chapel. Survivors include her children, Alicia Harris, Somerville; Terry Tharnish, Memphis; Larry Tharnish, Hernando; and Bobby and David Tharnish, Springfield, Mo.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

BROWNING - Stacy, 37, Hernando, co-owner of Dixie Catering, died Feb. 3, 2008. Browning was a member of Getwell Road United Methodist Church and the Junior Auxillary of DeSoto County. Services were on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Getwell Road United Methodist Church. The family received friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the church. Interment, Hernando Memorial Park Cemetery. Survived by her husband, Gary; daughter, Sarah Ashleigh Browning; sons, Charles Jacob Browning and Marshall Cole Browning; parents, William L. and Vicki Reeves; sister, Shelly Jackson; and Steve Reeves.

BRYANT - Jeanette Rene'e, 47, Southaven, died Jan. 16, 2008. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at Warriors' Church, Goodman Rd.

CHURCH - Eugene C., 82, Collierville, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008. Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, with visitation at 10 a.m. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Cathy Church; daughters, Catherine Wasson (David), Madison, Miss.; Mary Elizabeth Church, Rome, Ga.; sons, Eugene C. Church, Jr., Olive Branch; C. Michael Church, Franklin, Tenn.; brother, Lloyd Church, Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Mary Alma Wilkinson, Memphis; eight grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. He served his country in the Air Force during WWII. A graduate of Memphis State University, he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 48 and retired from the City of Memphis Board of Education. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Alzheimer Association or Page-Robbins Adult Day Care.

COPELAND - Donald "Don" Eugene, 54, Atoka, Tenn., retired construction worker, died Feb. 2, 2008, at his sister's home in Olive Branch. The family received friends from 12 noon until service time at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Munford Funeral Home, Munford, Tenn. Interment, Helen Crigger Cemetery, Munford. He leaves his daughters, Donna Jo Copeland of Memphis and Gina Lynn Copeland of Oakland, Tenn.; sisters, Linda McCants of Olive Branch and Gwen Crider of Memphis; and brother, Joe Copeland of Birmingham, Ala. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

DAWSON - Christie Anne Bond, 40, Horn Lake, servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ, died Jan. 31, 2008, at Methodist University Hospital. Dawson was born Sept. 3, 1967, in Jonesboro, Ark. and was a member of Colonial Hills Church. Services were at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Colonial Hills Church with interment in Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, Ark. Visitation was from 4-6 p.m. at the church. Interment, Copper Springs Cemetery, Guy, Ark. A visitation was also held from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 3 with a service beginning at 3 p.m. at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway. She leaves her husband of 17 years, Stacin Dawson; parents, Judy and Ralph Bond, Sherwood, Ark.; sisters, Liz Guajardo, Cabot, Ark. and Natalie Morley, Sherwood. Any memorials may be sent to the Fibrosis Foundation.

EASLEY - Kevin Edward, 33, Olive Branch, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. He was a graduate of the Bodine School in Germantown. Survived by his father and step-mother, Charles E. and Betty Easley; brother, David Easley; step-brother, Anthony Embry; and step-sister, Lori Fox. Preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Easley. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the funeral home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery.

EDMAISTON - Dorothy Lorraine Walker, 83, Memphis, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 31, 2008, after a brief illness. Widow of the late J. B. Edmaiston. Survived by her sons, Terry, John, Fred, and James, all of Memphis; grandchildren, David, Greg, Natalie, Beth, Eve, and Johnathan; three great-grandchildren, Leighton, McKenna, and Kylie; and many extended family members, friends, and loved ones. She was the sister of Patsy Wright of Obion, Tenn., Jean Ann Hayes of Dyersburg, Melvin Walker of Southaven, Gail Campu of Fort Worth, Texas, and the late Lucille Gunn. Edmaiston was a retired employee of St. Joseph Hospital and continued to serve over 20 years as a volunteer with St. Joseph's Hospitality Service. She was a part time employee of Aircon Corporation until the time of her illness. Edmaiston was a lifetime member of West Frayser Baptist Church. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 1 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Dyersburg Funeral Home, 420 Hwy 51 By-Pass W., Dyersburg. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Zion Methodist Church in Obion County, with Jeffrey A. Talley officiating, and burial was in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. The family requests that all memorials be sent to West Frayser Baptist Church, 835 Whitney Ave., Memphis, TN 38127.

FARABEE - Ruby Elizabeth Murley, 76, Olive Branch, devoted wife and mother, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 2, 2008, after a long illness. Visitation was from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the funeral home with interment following in Memorial Park Southwoods cemetery. She was a resident of Primacy Healthcare and Rehabilitation for eight years and her prior home was in Olive Branch, where she was a member of First Baptist Church. She will always be remembered for her tremendous faith and loving encouragement of others. Preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Frank Farabee; and brother, Leland Murley. She leaves a son, Larry Farabee (Marianne); grandsons, Beck and Ben of Germantown; daughter, Judy Ware of Memphis; sisters, Grace Ausburn of Memphis and Lynda Cox of Southaven; brothers, Richard Murley, Jr., Southaven; Tate Murley, Olive Branch; Danny Murley, Brownsville; and Paul Murley, Collierville; several cousins; lifelong friends; and the caring staff of Primacy Healthcare. Memorials may be made to the Clyde and Ruby Farabee endowed scholarship at Christian Brothers University in Memphis.

GIGGER - Mary Ella, 89, Memphis, died Jan. 27, 2008, at her home. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church. Visitation was from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at N. J. Ford & Son Funeral Home. Service was at 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church on Vance Ave. Burial, Memphis Memory Gardens. Preceded in death by her husband, Willie B. Gigger. She leaves daughters, Mary Gigger, Elizabeth Gigger, both of Eads, Tenn., Mamie (Keith) Greenlee of Memphis, Lovie Reed of Southaven, Minnie Caston (A.B) of Harvey, Ill., Georgia (Eugene) Caston of Chicago, Ill.; sons, Charlie B. (Mollie) Gigger, Sr., James (Gwen) Gigger, Sr., Joseph Gigger, all of Memphis, Samuel (Cathey) Gigger of Olive Branch, Robert Lee Gigger of Houston, Texas, Willie B. Giggers, Jr.of Baltimore, Md.; four sisters; two brothers; 40grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

HALL - William James, 57, Memphis, died Jan. 29, 2008. He worked as a security guard for Imperial Guard Service. Survived by his father, William Cecil Hall of Southaven; mother, Jean McGowan of England; sister, Shirley Aldy of Southaven; nephews, Christopher, Jonathan, and David Reynolds; great-nieces, Ashley Dearing and Heather Roberts; and great-nephews, Jacob, Daniel, Noah, and Shaun Reynolds. Private memorial services were held at Forest Hill South Funeral Home. The family has requested that memorials be sent to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

HIGHFILL - Alan Randal, 13, Memphis, was granted his angel wings on Feb. 1, 2008, following a brief illness. Alan touched the lives of many family and friends throughout his short, yet very memorable life. He enjoyed music, fishing, and playing video games with friends. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Millington, where he actively participated in the youth program. He especially treasured spending weekends and summers with his Nanny and Granddaddy. Although we will miss him everyday, especially his winning smile, he will forever remain in our hearts. Survived by his parents, Brandi Highfill and David Morgan of Southaven; grandparents, Steve and Tina Highfill of Hernando and George and Lisa Gagne of Hawaii; great-grandparents; Lee and Jo Ann Highfill, Millington, Paul and Barbara Polodna, Fairfield Bay, Ark., and Floyd and Betty Brewer of Senatobia; aunts, Crystal Highfill, Memphis, and Kristen Dickerson of Senatobia; great-aunts and great-uncles, David Goad, Newport Beach, Calif., Ricky and Louann Goad, Bartlett, Norma Moore, Memphis, and Cherri and Ronnie Gordon of Horn Lake; close cousins, Dustin Gordon of Horn Lake and Kaylin Dickerson of Senatobia; and numerous extended family members. Visitation for family and friends was held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Memphis Funeral Home on N. Germantown Road in Bartlett. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 6 in the Memphis Funeral Home Chapel with internment following in Memory Hill Gardens.

HIRSBERG - Anita Karlin, 67, Clarksdale, Miss., a homemaker, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Northwest Regional Medical Center Clarksdale. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 31 at Meredith - Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial, Beth Israel. She was a member of Junior auxiliary and volunteer with the Clarksdale Animal Shelter. She graduated from East High School in Memphis and attended Memphis State. She was a member of the Temple of Beth Israel. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Robert Lawrence Hirsberg of Clarksdale; sons, Randy Hirsberg of Olive Branch and Terry Hirsberg of Birmingham, Ala.; daughters, Lori Beth Behr of Louisville, Ky. and Jodi Kirk of Olive Branch; sister, Paula Kirk of Olive Branch; grandchildren, Douglas Hollis of Oxford, Heath Hirsberg and Jackson Kirk, both of Olive Branch, and Sam Hirsberg of Birmingham.

INGALLS - Janis, 58, Nesbit, retired collection agent for BellSouth, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at her home. Ingalls was born Oct. 21, 1949, in Biloxi, Miss. and was a member of Greenbrook Baptist Church in Southaven. Visitation was from 1-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 with the service beginning at 2 p.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial, Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens. Survived by two sons, Robert Ingalls and Ty Ingalls, both of Southaven; brothers, Lionel Elueterius of Ocean Springs, Miss. and Wayne Elueterius of Shreveport, La.; sister, Ann Moran of Ocean Springs; and grandchildren, Ty and McKinnley. Preceded in death by her parents, Lionel and Martha Elueterius; and brother, Charles Elueterius.

JAMES - J. W., 74, Memphis, passed away Jan. 30, 2008, at his residence. He was a retired employee of American Freight Company, the widower of Lucille James, and U.S. Army veteran. Visitation was from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at N. J. Ford & Sons Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 7 at the funeral home. Burial, West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. He leaves two daughters, Mary H. Williams (Willard) and Joanne James; sons, Roger Clark (Brendia), David L. James (Earnestine), James E. James, all of Memphis, and John H. James (Gwendolyn) of Olive Branch; step-daughters, Glenda Coburn, Barbara Guy, Betty Moore and Louise Guy, all of Memphis; sisters, Betty Smith (Eugene), Magnolia Goodwyn, Parma Coleman (Lewis) and Christine Lyons; brothers, Willie James (Carolyn), Thomas James, Jr. (Adene), Henry James, Allen James (Evelyn) Freddie James (Juanita) and Dennis James; aunt; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

JONES - William O. Sr., 93, Memphis, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a brief illness. A Mississippi native, he lived in Memphis for 70 years. He was a member of Scenic Hills Baptist Church and the Bartlett Masonic Lodge. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. A retired master plumber, he devoted his retirement years to his family, friends and garden. Preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Winona "Polly" Jones; parents, Benjamin C. Jones and Dora Jones of Olive Branch; brothers, T.U. Jones, Charles Jones and Huburt Jones; and sister, Francis Dunlap. Survived by a son, W.O. Jones, Jr. (Kay) of Tupelo; sister, Irene Criswell of Olive Branch; grandchildren, Doug Jones (Kristi), Ronnie Jones (Toni), Loretta Zellner (Doug), and Leigh Wright (Sam); 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members, friends, and neighbors. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4 at Brantely Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the funeral home with interment following in Memphis Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers were his nephews, Bud Jones, Hubert Jones, Jackie Jones, Lester Dunlap, Jimmy Dunlap and Harold Ray Dunlap. The family prefer memorials be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 W. Main, Tupelo, MS 38801.

LANGSTON - Bennie, 81, Memphis, retired from International Harvester, member of Bellevue Baptist Church and World War II veteran, passed away Jan. 29, 2008, at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1 at Memphis Funeral Home, Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial, Memphis Memory Gardens. Preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia Miller. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Frankie Langston; daughters, Vicki Barnett (Mike), Bartlett; Pam LaRue, Chubbuck, Idaho; and Jennifer Busbee (Don), Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; son-in-law, Doyle Miller of San Angelo, Texas; sisters, Peggy Hooten and Annie Mae Maclin, both of Memphis; brother, Jackie Langston of Hernando; grandchildren, Rob LaRue, Orlando, Fla.; Holly Bankston, Nashville, Tenn.; Joy Miller, Chubbuck; and Justin Barnett, Memphis; great-grandchildren, Calmen Miller of Chubbuck and Lily Katherine Bankston of Nashville. Memorials may be directed to Memphis Union Mission and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

LONG - Peggy Delores, 67, Southaven, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008. Arrangements by Forest Hill Midtown Funeral Home (901) 775-0310.

McFEE - Gary, 62, Walls, auto technician for Landers Dodge, and of the Baptist faith, died Jan. 28, 2008,

at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Visitation was from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 and funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, both at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando. Burial, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Elkin, Ark. He leaves his wife, Glenda McFee; sons, Gerald McFee of Walls and Ross McFee of Southaven; mother, Mary Lee Elderton of Springdale, Ark.; sister, Jean Whelchel of Bella Vista, Ark.; brother, Wayne McFee of Birch Bay, Wash.; adopted brother, Dan Guy of Hernando; granddaughter, Marla McFee; grandson, Christopher McFee; and a great-granddaughter, Natalino.

MIKELL - Shirley Kirk, 86, Hernando, died Feb. 1, 2008. Survived by her daughters, Marquita Rogers, Teddie Brewer, Cynthia Hernandez, Mary Wilbourn; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery at Paynes, Miss.

MITCHELL - Annie, 66, Memphis, medical assistant, passed away Jan. 27, 2008, at Methodist University Hospital. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at Union Grove Church, 905 Ayers, Memphis. Burial, Paradise Gardens, Edmondson, Ark. Survived by her husband, Albert Mitchell of Memphis; daughters, Sharon Williams (Rodgerick) of Olive Branch, Vivian Shirley-Mull (Irvin) and Linda Hoover, both of Memphis; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

MITCHELL - Clartis Eugene, 61, Marks, Miss., building manager, died Jan. 30, 2008, at Quitman County Hospital. Visitation was from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at First Baptist Church of Marks. He leaves a sister, Donna Faye Hooper of Southaven; and brother, James H. Mitchell of Marks. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church of Marks or to a charity of the donor's choice.

O'SULLIVAN - Rose Marie, 72, Germantown, died Jan. 30, 2008, at Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital. Prayer Service and Rosary was at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Bartlett Funeral Home. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. O'Sullivan. She leaves her daughter, Lisa (Mike) Cherry; sisters, Frances Greer of Dickson, Tenn., Cecilia Dunning, Anne Marbry, both of Memphis; brother, Louis Fracchia of New Orleans, La.; and grandchild, Kristen Cherry of Olive Branch. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

OGLESBY - Guy Wendel, 83, Camden, Tenn., passed away Jan. 31, 2008 at at Paris Health Care, Paris, Tenn. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the chapel of Oakdale Funeral Home, Camden. He was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Harrisburg, Ill. to the late George and Grace Whitlock Oglesby. Preceded in death by brothers, Ralph Oglesby and Glyn Oglesby; sisters, Virginia Regiel and Geneva Clark. He was a World War II veteran and served as Camden City mayor from 1993 to 1997. He leaves his wife, Pearl Lippiatt, Camden; daughters, Rita Dulin (Ed), Knoxville, Tenn. and Nyla Breshears (Donald), Hernando; sisters, Leona Kaid, Eldorado, Ill., Bettye Keating, Jonesboro, Ark. and Iona Miller (Carl), New Johnsonville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Interment, Benton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

POWELL - Mary Virginia, 86, Memphis, passed away Feb. 2, 2008. The family received friends and family from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with service following at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel. Burial, Forest Hill South Cemetery. Powell was a member of Colonial Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. Powell. She leaves her son, Steve Powell (Leah); sister, Sue Waddell of Southaven; brother, Robert Y. Sadduth of Southaven; grandchildren, Tressa Floyd (Lee) and Stephen Powell; and great-grandson, Michael Floyd.

SIMS - Herbert Francis Jr., 87, Southaven, died Jan. 29, 2008, at his home following a recent illness. Survived by his wife, Nell R. Sims; son, Michael E. Sims of Parrish, Fla.; and daughter, Susan S. Cherry of Olive Branch. Herbert was a member of Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven. He had three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all who reside in DeSoto County. Herbert was an Air Force veteran of World War II and he served in the 9th Air Force Reconnaissance in the European Theatre of Operations. He participated from Normandy to the heart of Germany. Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Saturday at Broadway Baptist Church with interment following in Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service.

STACY - Julie, 60, Southaven, academic and training director for Wildwood Christian Schools in Southaven, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, at her home. Stacy was born April 18, 1947, and was a member of Wildwood Baptist Church in Southaven. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 3 from 10-11:45 a.m. with the service beginning at 12 p.m. at Wildwood Baptist Church. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Clarksdale, Miss. Survived by her husband of 40 years, Rev. Darrel Stacy of Southaven; daughter, Jennifer Stacy Wallace of Southaven; sisters, Sue Brock of Cleveland, Marsha Simpson of Cleveland, and Cheryl Mefford of Burns, Wyo.; and grandson, Eric Wallace, Jr. of Southaven. Preceded in death by sons, Ashley Darrel Stacy and Adam Darrel Stacy; and parents, Maurice and Margaret Blalock. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in her memory to the Wildwood Christian Schools, 3418 Swinnea Road, Southaven, MS 38672.

THRASHER - Billy W., 67, Millington, a river pilot with Southern Towing, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. Survived by his wife, Nancy Thrasher; daughters, Lisa Daniels of Norwalk, Calif. and Wendy Edwards of Hernando; sons, Eddie Thrasher, Springfield, Mo.; Kenneth (Tracie) Thrasher, Millington; Robert Bratton, Nashville, Tenn.; Wayne and Terry Bratton, Memphis; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorials may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Chickasaw Council Boy Scouts of America.

THREATT - Amos Charlie Sr., 73, Nesbit, died Jan. 29, 2008, at Wesley Highland Manor. was from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Gillespie Funeral Home, and from 12 p.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at New Jeremiah A.M.E. Church, Southaven. Burial, Jeremiah Cemetery, Olive Branch. He leaves his wife, Alice B. Threatt of Nesbit; daughters, Bunest S. Saulsberry, Susie A. Isom, Mary A. Brown, all of Memphis, Loretta Crowder of Olive Branch, Dorothy Brown and Kay R. Young, both of Horn Lake, and Cliffie Wright and Myrtle Threatt of Nesbit; sons, Amos Threatt, Jr. of Memphis, James Threatt, Sr. of Olive Branch, Rodney Threatt of Hernando, and Christopher Threatt of Southaven; sisters, Sammie Dobbins, Bobbye Saulsberry, both of Southaven, Bernice Blair and Earnestine Threatt, both of Olive Branch; brothers, George W. Threatt, Jr. and Robert Threatt of Memphis, Jessie J. Threatt of Olive Branch, J.C. Threatt of Nesbit, and Chester Threatt of Southaven; 35 grandchildren; and 28 great-grand-children.

THWEATT - Augusta Spires, 91, Memphis, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at Ave Maria Home. Preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie N. Thweatt, and her son, Ray Thweatt. Survived by her son, Lonnie F. Thweatt (Linda) of Eads, Tenn.; daughters, Judy Bryant (Stan) of Nesbit and Donna Hollaway (Rex) of Memphis; daughter-in-law, Martha Thweatt of Bartlett; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Thweatt retired from Baptist Hospital in 1981 after 25 years of dedicated service as a nurse. She was a faithful servant of Christ at Merton Avenue Baptist Church for 50 years. The family received friends from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at High Point Funeral Chapel, 3788 Summer Avenue. Interment will be private. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Ave Marie and Crossroads Hospice for their kindness and for the loving, compassionate care given to our mother.

TRAMMELL - Shirley C., 73, Memphis, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. She was awarded the most outstanding Rainbow Girl in the State of Tennessee. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Jimmie L. Trammell, Sr.; daughter, Sharon Wootten of Olive Branch; son, Jimmy L. Trammell, Jr. of Horn Lake; sisters, Darliss Pickett of Cordova and Floy Edwards of Memphis; brother, Ronald McKinna of Memphis; grandchildren, Brad Trammell and Jordan Wootten; and great-grandson, Ashton Trammell. Memorials may be sent to the church of the donor's choice. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Forest Hill Funeral Home East. Services were at 2 p.m., Jan. 30 at the funeral home. Burial, Forest Hill Cemetery East.

WAKEFIELD - William Robert "Bob," 78, Horn Lake, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008. Survived by two brothers, Franklin D. Wakefield of Harmontown, Miss. and Roy Wakefield of Hockley, Texas; sisters, Louise Woods, Colcord, Okla.; Loraine Parks, Yuba City, Calif.; Ethelene Brewer, Eads, Tenn.; Sarah "Jenny" Arnett, Southaven; and Cecile Reed, Walls; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 12 noon-1 p.m., Feb. 2 with services immediately following at Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown. Memorials may be sent to Landmark of DeSoto Nursing Home, Activity Department, 3068 Nail Rd, Horn Lake, MS 38637.

WESTON - William Carthell, 76, Southaven, passed away Friday Feb. 1, 2008. He was a World War II veteran, was a member of the Marion Church of Christ in Marion, Ark., was a member of Post 5225 Marion and West Memphis V.F.W., and was a member of the Destroyer Escort Sailor Association. Survived by his son, William Keith Weston (Wanda) of Red Banks; daughter, Robbie Allred (Barry) of Hernando; brother, Billy Weston of Harrisburg, Ark.; sisters, Aldene King, Glenn Allen, Mo.; Dorothy Magee, St. Louis, Mo.; Artie McGlown, Cedar Hill, Mo.; Mavis Easley. Grand Blanc, Mich.; Betty Lewis, Little Rock, Ark.; Ruie Harmond, Marion; and Edie Allen, Cedar Hill; and Godchildren, Shad Sanders of West Memphis, Ark. and Kleesha Windle of Blytheville, Ark. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association. Visitation was from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday Feb, 4 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Memphis. The service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the chapel of the funeral home with interment following in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.

WRIGHT - Evelyn Frances, 80, Olive Branch, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at Trinity Mission Health & Rehab of Holly Springs. Preceded in death by her husband Glenn Wright. She was the loving mother of three children, Glenda (Wright) Pendergrast (Bobby) of Olive Branch, Glenn Wright (Pat) of Oxford and Robert Wright of Memphis; brothers, Harold Trull of Mobile, Ala. and Ben Finley of Mountain Home, Ark.; grandchildren, Brian, Lauren and Sheli, Bobby, Jr. and Paul. She retired from Stein World. She attended Olive Branch Baptist Church. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 and services were Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. at Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown.

YANCEY - Yolanda Jo, 38, Southaven, died Jan. 29, 2008. She leaves a daughter, Jasmine Renea Yancey; sons, Ronald Keith Smith II and Eric William Humphries; parents, Thomas Yancey and Brenda Owens Yancey; sister, Mellanie Yancey-Barney; brother, Christopher Yancey; nephew, Zechariah Barney; brother-in-law, Pedro Barney; and fiance, Terry N. White. She also leaves many friends and loved ones that will miss her greatly.

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