Shirley Harper, 70

Shirley Joan Harper, 70, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. She was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Poinsett City, Ark., to Benny Eli Harper and Gertrude Seaburn Harper. She was a retired truck driver for FedEx. She was a Pentecostal. Services were at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at […]

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Martha Vanderford, 88

Martha Marie Bell Hatcher Vanderford, 88, of Burnsville, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1924, to John and Jenny Hatcher. She was a homemaker and a member of Rowland Mills Baptist Church. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Rowland Mills Baptist Church with Bro. […]

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LaDell Harris, 43

Evie Vimoia LaDell Byers Harris, 43, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her residence. She was born Oct. 24, 1969, in Union County to Beford Junior Byers and Iva Nell Mardis. She attended New Haven School, where her late grandfather, George Beford Byers, worked as the school’s janitor. She enjoyed being around her grandchild, Carissa, […]

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Carolyn Starks, 60

Carolyn Starks, 60, of Ripley, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Baldwyn Nursing Facility. She was born Aug. 26, 1952, to Robert Chills and Juanita Carroll Chills, in Tippah County. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Flatwood Grove Church of The Living God at Blue Mountain. Burial was […]

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Margaret Reeves, 77

Margaret Tackitt Reeves, 77, of the Wren Community, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in the Troy Community of Pontotoc Co., to William Leslie and Frances Leona Keith Tackitt. After marrying her husband of 63 years on July 8, 1950, they made their home in […]

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Harold Phillips, 73

Harold Phillips, 73, of Belden, died Thursday, June 13, 2013. A Shannon native, he was born July 18, 1939, to Vernon Washington and Bessie Freeman Phillips. He was a graduate of Shannon High School. After 33 years of service, he retired from Day-Brite Lighting. He, along with his wife, was a resident of Belden since […]

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Linda Howell, 47

Linda Kay Polk Howell, 47, of Myrtle, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at her in-laws’ home. She was born June 9, 1966, in Drew to Sammie Lee Polk and Bobbie Jean Friday Polk. She was employed with Union County Health and Rehab until her health declined. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June […]

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Doryce Moore, 82

Doryce Louise Wells Moore, 82, of Etta, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Etta. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the […]

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Ruth Sewell, 84

Ella Ruth Perry Sewell, 84, of Pontotoc, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc, where she worked in the Nursery Department for over 50 years and was a member of the WMU. She was a retired administrative assistant […]

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James Easterling, 78

James Easterling, 78, of Blue Springs, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness. A Mississippi native, he was born June 25, 1934, to Herman Otis and Charlie Faye Wood Easterling. He independently owned and operated a trucking business. He enjoyed yard work, reading and being outside, and he […]

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