Obituaries for May 13, 2009

 Sammy Neal 

Flake, 54

Sammy Neal Flake, 54, of Ripley, died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.  He was disabled.

Graveside services were Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Blue Mountain Cemetery with Bro. J.C. Hall officiating.  McBride Funeral Home of Ripley is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sisters, Charlene Presley (Robert) of Ripley and Kay Dooley (Charles of New Albany; two brothers, Rex Flake of Blue Mountain and Danny Flake of Ripley; two half-sisters, Essie Mascroft (Harold) of Memphis, Tenn.; Barbara Cobb of New Albany; nine nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Richard and Ellie Ree Mauney Flake; one brother, Dickie Flake and one half-sister, Sarah McCarver.

Pallbearers were Rickey Lituz, Frankie Presley, David Presley, Aaron Presley and Haston Presley.

Visitation was from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Henry Foster, Sr., 78

Henry Clay Foster, Sr., 78, of Blue Springs, died May 9, 2009, at North Mississippi Medical Center.  He was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Union County to the late Zachariah Oce Foster and Zula Josephine Jackson Foster.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.  He was a retired district manager for the Tupelo Daily Journal circulation department.  He was an elder in the Antioch Church of Christ.  He loved baseball, westerns and reading his Bible.

Services were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Antioch Church of Christ with Bro. Ferrell Hester and Bro. Darrell Beard officiating.  The body lie in state at the church from 1 until 2 p.m., Tuesday.  Interment was in Antioch Cemetery.  United Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sybil Foster of Blue Springs; one daughter, Trena Nean Stanford of Pontotoc; one son, Henry Clay Foster, Jr. (Lana Caldwell) of Sherman; two sisters, Janie Owen (Charles “Todd”) of New Albany and Ruchie Teague (Terry) of Temple, Texas; five grandchildren, Shea Beane of Saltillo, Seseme Stanford of Tupelo, Courtney Foster of Sherman, Trae Foster of Sherman and Noelle Foster of Sherman; two great-grandchildren, Gaibe Beane and Foster Beane, both of Saltillo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Bridges, J.B. Harpole, Danny Crump, Steve McBrayer, Randy Hitt and Ray Gibson.  Honorary pallbearers were Donnie Hamblin and Buddy Hitt.

Visitation was from 5 until 9 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

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

 

Audrey Harmon, 80

Audrey Mae Scott Harmon, 80, of New Albany, died May 10, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.  She was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Louisville to the late Bankston Scott and Alice Ivy Scott.  She was a homemaker and member of Neely Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Kenny Adair, Bro. Vick Garrison and Bro. Jason Pilcher officiating.  Interment will be in Glenfield Memorial Park.  United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Joanna Spears (Sammie) and Frances Mason, both of New Albany, Marie Tatum (Donald) of Ripley and Bessie Ruth Lock of Dewitt, Ark.; two sons, Jonas Harmon (Bonnie) and James Mahlon Harmon, both of New Albany; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred Louis Harmon; sister, Geneva Rodgers; brother, James Scott.

Pallbearers were Ethan Phillips, Dylan Rhynes, Bubba Harmon, Fred Tatum, Ronnie Tatum and Jessie Carrillo.

Visitation was from 5 until 9 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

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

 

Audrey 

Thompson, 88

Audrey May Thompson, 88, of New Albany, died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Graceland Care Center-New Albany.  She was born July 4, 1920 in Lee County and was a member of Ingomar Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Terry Rogers officiating.  Interment will be in Ingomar Cemetery.  United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Dianne Thompson; three grandchildren, Brandi Caples, Blake Thompson and Norman Thompson; three great-granchildren, Cheyenne Clark, Christopher Thompson and Jeremy Thompson; one sister, Inez Dendy; one brother, Frank Hutcheson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Thompson and a sister, Ruby Medders.

Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

 

Carey Black, 66

Carey Jeanne Duncan Black, 66, of Senatobia, died May 10, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. She was a retired medical office administrator/homemaker.

Mrs. Black was a member of First United Methodist Church of Senatobia, MS, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and former member of Senatobia Garden Club. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home – Senatobia Chapel. Interment  will be in Glenfield Memorial Gardens in New Albany at noon on Thursday. 

She leaves two daughters, Robyn Valerie Black Caldwell and husband, Jim of Olive Branch, MS and Jennifer Leigh Black Davis and husband, Terrell of Senatobia, MS. She is also survived by her former husband, Dr. Larry Black of Senatobia, MS; three granddaughters, Jordan Leigh Caldwell, Abbey Grace Davis and Anna-Lauren Rucker Davis. 

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or a breast cancer foundation of the donor’s choice.

 

 

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