Thursday, August 31, 2006
Rufus Lee Floyd
Rufus Lee Floyd, 68, of Belden, died Aug. 22, 2006 at his home. He was a repairman for Exxon Gas until a job accident cause him to become disabled.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Faith Deliverance Temple, in Belden where he was a member. Burial was in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Pastor Excel Ward and Bishop Hubert Mitchell officiated. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife of 47 years, Earnestine Ward Floyd; four children, Felix Floyd, Bobby Floyd, Patri Gladney, Mary Collins, all of Pontotoc; a brother, Murel Crudup of Rockwood, Tenn.; seven sisters, Marlene Summerall, Renee Reed, Alma Wester, all of Rockwood, Tenn., Wanda King of Lenoir, Tenn., Modessa Franklin of Little Rock, Calif., Linnie Fayissa of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Idella Richardson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a step-sister, Ernest Pearl Bernard of Detroit, Mich.; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Danny Floyd, Bernard Floyd, Desmond Floyd, Willie Gardner, Vincent Hall and Robert Whiteside.
Q.C. Knox, 72, of Jackson, formerly of Blue Mountain, died Aug. 12, 2006 at Pleasant Hill Community Living Center. He was a farmer.
Services were held at 12 noon on Aug. 26 at Antioch MB Church in Blue Mountain, where he was a member. Pastor Houston Evans officiated. Burial was in Antioch Academy Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves a daughter, Onnie Garmon of Tupelo; six brothers, Clarence Knox of St. Louis, Mo., William Knox, George Knox, Joe L. Knox, Noverta Knox, all of Blue Mountain, Warren Riddle of New Albany; three sisters, Johnnie Bynum, Jennifer Riddle of Blue Mountain and Ella Mae Cook of New Albany.
Pallbearers were Kevin Knox, George Knox Jr., William Knox Jr., Joe Knox Jr., Bobby Knox and Evan Johnson.
Lonnie Ray Lemons
Lonnie Ray Lemons, of Houston, Tx., formerly of Hickory Flat, died Aug. 20, 2006. He was a cabinet maker in Nesbit.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Hickory Flat. Father Jerry Daniels officiated. Serenity Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves four brothers, Johnny Lemons of Byhalia, Jimmy Lemons of Houston, Charles Collins of Hickory Flat, James Wesley Collins of Denver, Colo.; six sisters, Linda Wilkerson of Hickory Flat, Nan Lemons of Laurel, Sherry Leggett of Hickory Flat, Debbie Mattox of Myrtle, Shelia Lemons of Florida and Gloria Cokel of Meridian.
Rosa Lopez Melgoza
Rosa Lopez Melgoza, 22, of Victoria, died Aug. 22, 2006 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a Baptist and disabled.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 25 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Byhalia Cemetery.
She leaves her father, Salvador Lopez of Mexico; her mother, Debbie Nave of Victoria; two brothers, Anthony Lopez of Potts Camp, Joseph Lopez of Victoria; and a sister, Delana Lopez of Victoria.
Samantha F. Proctor
Samantha F. Proctor, 35, of Byhalia, died Aug. 17, 2006 at her home. She was in customer service at a restaurant.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Holly Springs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Wardie Reagh, 89, of Byhalia, died Aug. 23, 2006 at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. She was the widow of Henry Leon Reagh. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Byhalia and an employee of Gem, Inc.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 26 at Glenfield Cemetery in New Albany. Bro. Glenn Bien and Bro. Anthony Langley officiated. Holly Springs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She leaves a son, Henry Thomas Reagh of Byhalia; two daughters, Billie Wilder of Hernando, Rosemary Shull of Prosperity; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Spencer Keith Wilder.
Pallbearers were Keith Wilder, Todd Reagh, Danny Whatley, Bobby Roberson, David Gadd, Chase Whatley, Mike Hamblin and James L. Reagh.
Houston Loverne Yeager
Houston Loverne Yeager, 73, of Bruce, died Aug. 21, 2006 at Houlka. He was a member of Latter Day Saints and a carpenter.
Services were held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in John K. Skelton Cemetery in Lamar.
He leaves his wife, Vada Yeager of Bruce; three sons, Rex Yeager, Hank Yeager, both of Waterford, Mark Yeager of Lamar; two daughters, Kathy Sims of Tupelo, Kim Griffin of Bruce; a sister, Robbie Jean Taylor of Potts Camp; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
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