Obituaries for Jan. 9, 2009

Holcomb Scott, 75

John Holcomb Scott, 75, of Hickory Flat, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was born June 10, 1933, in Union County to Dwight L. Scott and Beulah Brownlee Scott. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired schoolteacher from West Union School and a retired employee of Morehead Industries. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brownie Tohill officiating. Interment was in Ebenezer Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hunter Scott of Hickory Flat; one son, John Holcomb Scott Jr. (Kathryn) of Oxford; three grandchildren, Cara Scott, Rhodes Scott and Anna Scott, all of Oxford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Wells Scott and Jack Scott.

Pallbearers were Page Aucoin, Terence Aucoin, Joseph Aucoin, Dwight Scott, Don Taylor, Scott Goode, Mike Mansel and Morris Hunter.

Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Doris Bigham, 82

Doris Witt Bigham, 82, of Ecru, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc. She was a member of Ecru Baptist Church and a retired factory worker.

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Browning Funeral Home in Ecru. Interment was in the Ecru Cemetery.  Browning Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Stephen Bigham of Ecru; two grandchildren, Terri Hall and Berry Earl Hall Jr.; and three great-grandchildren, Corrina, Colby and Cason Hall.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Witt and Cora West Witt; her husband, Edward Bigham; two brothers, Ken Witt and Grover Witt; and a daughter, Edna Faye Bigham.

Visitation was from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Kenneth Crump, 66

Kenneth Ray Crump, 66, of Blue Springs, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County in New Albany. He was a member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church and a construction worker. He owned and operated Crump’s Radiator Service in Tupelo for 20 years. He also owned the Redbird Service Station in Tupelo.

Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at Blue Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Neil Davis and Bro. Ricky Parks officiating. Interment was in Fairfield Cemetery. Kesler Funeral Home of Baldwyn was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Diana Crump of Blue Springs; two sons, Kevin Crump and Chris Crump (Tina), both of Blue Springs; his mother, Nellie Crump of New Albany; two brothers, Danny Crump (Peggy) of Fairfield and David Crump (Gail) of Shelbyville, Tenn.; a cousin, Beatrice Logan of Tupelo; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Barry Crump; his father, Harry Crump; and his grandmother, Mary King.

Pallbearers were Andy Roberts, Ray Crump, Brad Crump, Brian Crump, Derick Crump, Blaine Crump and Justin Criddle.

Bessie Mae

Smithey, 83

Bessie Mae Roaten Smithey, 83, of New Albany, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born March 14, 1925, in Union County to William Council Roaten and Laura Lee Hall Roaten. She was retired from the sewing department at Futorian Manufacturing. She was a Baptist and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with Bro. Don Wilson and Bro. Scott Brady officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Ernestine Hodges (James) of New Albany; three sisters, Lillie Mae Bullock of New Albany, and Dorothy Metts (Billy) and Velma Jarrett (Charlie), both of Myrtle; four brothers, Milton Roaten of New Albany, Willard Roaten (Martha) of Blue Springs, Robert Roaten (Betty) of Little Rock, Ark., and Gene Roaten (Sue) of New Albany; a sister-in-law, Jewel Roaten of Etta; a grandson, Michael Hodges of New Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest C. Smithey; five brothers, James, Troy, Randle, Lee Roy and Boyce Roaten; and a grandson, Scottie Hodges.

Pallbearers were the deacons of her church: Roy W. Hodges, Hilton Richey, Johnny Owen, Olin Hall, Adam Rushing and William Jones.

Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body lie in state from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

S. Ray Renfrow, 53

S. Ray Renfrow, 53, of Benton, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at the Franklin Hospital in Benton, Ill. He was born March 2, 1955, in New Albany to Pearl Smithey Renfrow and Odell Renfrow.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Truman Wycoff officiating. Interment was in Glenfield Memorial Park.  United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his mother, Pearl Renfrow of Benton, Ill.; one son, Ray Renfrow Jr. of West Frankfort, Ill.; one sister, Sarah McCain (James) of Marquand, Mo.; one brother, Thomas Renfrow (Lowanda) of Aurora, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his father, Odell Renfrow, and a sister, Elizabeth Joshlin.

Pallbearers were George McCain, Tom Renfrow Jr., Billy Grimes and Jeff Zinzer.

Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

Carl L. Hall, 76

Carl L. “Jiggs” Hall, 76, of New Albany, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at his residence.  He was born on May, 16, 1932 in Union County to the late Carl Mack Hall and Flossie Whitehead Hall.  He was a retired factory worker, a Baptist and a member of Martin Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.

Services were at 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at United Funeral Chapel with Bro. Larry Harrison officiating.  Interment was in Vista Memorial Park.  United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four sisters, Sue Bachman and Mona Mattingly of Aurora, Ill., Betty Edwards of New Albany and Dorothy Thomas of Spokane, Wash.; three brothers, Lavelle Hall of Spokane, Wash., Dick Hall of Sandwich, Ill.  and Bud Hall of Aurora, Ill.; special caregiver, Connie Potts of New Albany.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Stella Ann Hall; 12 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were Jerry Edwards, Eddie Edwards, Barry Edwards, Brad Edwards, Brandon Edwards, Gary Cobb and Kevin Cobb.

Honorary pallbearers were veterans of the American Legion.

Visitation was from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday.

About Chris Elkins

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