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James R. Traylor, 78, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and a retired, 20-year employee of Rockwell.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church in Verona with the Rev. Larry Stone officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery in Plantersville.
Survivors include five children, Jimmy (Minnie Pearl) Traylor, James Traylor Jr., Dora Traylor and Florine Parks, all of Verona, and William (Eva) Traylor of Tupelo; sisters, Lavora Hollimon of Tupelo, Pearline Mae Bell of Plantersville, Lue Jean Ruff of Amory, Floyd (James) Cayson of Plantersville; brothers, Jimmie (Sallie) Traylor of Milwaukee, Wis., Richard (Emma) Traylor of Plantersville; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a special friend, James E. Estes of Cincinnati, Ohio; a special daughter, Diane Williams of Verona; three special godsons, John Walker, Jimmie "Sam" Whitfield and James Parks, all of Tupelo; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Traylor, and two sisters, Annie Ruth Shumpert and Mary Helen Frierson.

Anna Marion Logan died Sunday, July 16, 2006, at Our Lady of Resurrection in Chicago. She was born March 18, 1907, in Plantersville to Samuel and Lovie Evans. She married Oliver L. Logan on Dec. 30, 1926. She joined United Methodist Church of Plantersville at an early age and remained a member until her death. She was a member of the Grand High Court of the Heroines of Jericho, where she was active in many capacities until her health declined. "Mama Treat" loved her family dearly, and shared with them positive thoughts and encouragement.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Chapel United Methodist Church of Plantersville with the Rev. Gregory Shumpert officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include two daughters, Florence Ella "Sis" Shumpert (Odis) and Marie Yvette "Evet" Nance (Cleve); a son-in-law, Theron Shumpert; a daughter-in-law, Betty Logan; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver L. Logan, on July 19, 1976; her children, James Oliver Logan, Lawerence Arthur Logan, Anna Queen Logan, Lura Katherine Shumpert and Mamie Ruth Shumpert; and her parents.

Arthers "Cricket" Nichols, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, at Simerson House in Tupelo after a long illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Nettleton to the late Lonzo and Vada Ruff Adams. She was a member of Jerusalem M.B. Church, where she remained faithful until her health failed. She worked at Cedars Health Center until she retired.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jerusalem M.B. Church with the Rev. R.V. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Center Hill Church Cemetery. Agnew and Sons Funeral Chapel of Verona is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include three daughters, Clytee Word (Ponce), Gloria Blair (Dallas) and Helen Pounds, all of Plantersville; two sons, Danny Nichols (Susan) of Amory and Paul Nichols of Columbus; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie Pearl Adams of Nettleton; two brothers, Jimmie Dale Adams and George Lee Adams, both of Plantersville; a host of nieces and nephews.

William "Mose" Ruff Jr. died Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after a long illness. He was born March 7, 1932, to the late William and Roberta Ruff. He joined New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville at an early age. He later joined Palestine United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Palestine United Methodist Church in Nettleton with the Rev. Chris Diggs officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery at Plantersville. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy (Wayne) Shaw of Wren; three brothers, James (Clara) Ruff of Nettleton, Ben (Theresa) Ruff of Dorsey; and Glenn (Linda) Ruff of Chicago; four sisters, Eddie Mae Westbrooks of Verona, Earlene Ausborn of Amory, Jerelene Morgan of Memphis and Earnestine Ivy of the home; a sister-in-law, Connie Ruff of Nettleton; one granddaughter, Marissa Shaw; two special nephews, Joseph Ivy and Rodney Hicks; two special cousins, Mickey Walton and Clarence Partlow; a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Cecil, Carl and Sammie Ruff.


Bobby Floyd B.B. Marion, 63, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008. He was born Aug. 31, 1944, to Rufus Marion and Leona Ruff. He was a lifelong member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville. He was a member of Abney Masonic Lodge No. 223A. He worked at Eljer's until 2004. He also worked as a bail bondsman and part-time at the Lee County Sheriff's Department. He was a loving father, brother, cousin and friend to all who knew him.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Bethel M.B. Church with Pastor Jack Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include four sons, Bobby Marion Jr. and Dimitri Marion (Troy) of Tupelo, Kenyatta Marion (Nadia) of Pontotoc and Telly Marion of Afghanistan; two daughters, LaTosha Marion of Guntown and Vickie White (Titus) of Tupelo; one brother, C.L. Marion (Evelyn) of Plantersville; three special cousins, Clarence Partlow, Maggie Foster and Valeria Bramlett; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren; two nieces, one nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Glenn Ruff.

Keith "Sweat" Spears, 42, died Saturday, July 26, 2008. He was born Aug. 15, 1966. He was a member of New Bethel M.B. Church of Plantersville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo with the Rev. Johnny Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his fiance‘, Andrea Brownlee of the home; six daughters, Keana Monique Lyons, Tahesha Venice Spears, Vasrica Cherlle Spears, Toya Brown, Alexis Miriah Morris and Kydrianna Spears; one son, Ketrick Spears; one granddaughter, Sariya Brown; his mother, Mattie Heard, and stepfather, James Heard; five sisters, Stephanie (Greg) Williams, Tressa Spears, Mary Louise Lyons, Lolisa Lyons and Mary Joe Stevenson; five brothers, Kenneth Spears, Terrell Spears, Sammie Lee Lyons, Harrell Lyons and Rush Lyons; two special brothers, Ozell Buchanan and Jeff Stevens; a special friend, Gail Wilson; five aunts, two great-aunts, a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rush "Jack" Lyons; two brothers, Derrick Lyons and R.C. Lyons; and a sister, Mary Irene Lyons.

Jimmy D. Traylor died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born April 11, 1947, to Flora McCullough Traylor. He was retired from Super Sagless, where he worked for 33 years. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Verona. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Baptist M.B. Church in Verona with the Rev. Christopher T. Traylor officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill in Plantersville. N.L. Jones and Son Funeral Directors of Tupelo is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie Pearl Traylor; four sons; Frederick L. Traylor, Renault Pannell and Terry Pannell, all of Jackson, and Marcus Betts of Mt. Clemons, Mich.; two sisters, Dora J. Traylor and Florine Parks, both of Verona; two brothers, James Lee Traylor and William H. Traylor, both of Verona; nine grandchildren; and a hosts of nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.

JoAnn Montgomery Smith died Nov. 20, 2008, at her residence. She was born March 3, 1942, to the late Richard and Alter Montgomery. She accepted Christ at an early age. She later joined New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville. She was known to many of the Parkhill Community as "Mommy". She worked for many years for One Hour Martinizing Cleaners until her health failed.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Plantersville with Pastor Emeritus Dr. J.L. Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery in Plantersville. N.L. Jones & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Clarence A. Smith, Sr.; three sons, Charles Gary of Chicago, Ill., Marvin A. Smith (Beverly) and Mike Smith (Eileen), both of Tupelo; five sisters, Geanette Woodruff, Helen Montgomery, Girly Mae Gipson and Geneva Montgomery, all of the Chicago, Ill. area and Hattie Mae Dancy of Shannon; two brothers, Richard Montgomery, Jr. (JoAnn) of Tupelo and Jimmie Montgomery of South Dakota; seven granddaughters, April Richardson, Candice King, Jameela King, Brittney Smith, Bronzen Smith, Tajar Stokes, and Sederia Freeman; two grandsons, Vanness Riley and Kadeen Riley; special friends, Ethelene Maby and Dezzie Wilson; seven great-granchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.
She was preceded in death by one son, Clarence M. Smith, Jr.; one daughter, Narcy Ann Smith; one sister, Rosie Montgomery; and her parents.

Bruce R. Foster died Nov. 21, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born to Lyvell Foster and the late Hosea Foster on Oct. 31, 1951. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Johnson Chapel M.B. Church. His membership remained there until his death. He graduated from Siggers High School in 1969 and later attended Jackson State University, after which he joined the army. Following an honorable discharge he pursued several entrepreneurial opportunities. This led to him and his wife opening their laundry mat in Baldwyn which was later converted into an apartment complex, and thus began Foster Rentals. He met Minnie Simmons in the fall of 1981, and married her in 1986. To this union, two children were born.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Chapel M.B. Church with Marvin McWhorter officiating. Burial will be in Centerhill Cemetery. N.L. Jones & Son are in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Blake Foster, Brain Foster and Cameron Foster (Dinane); one daughter, Sondra Forbes; one stepson, Elliot Boose; one child raised and accepted as his own, Derrick Mobley; three grandchildren, Cameron, Jr., Devori and Jonai; his mother, Lyvell Foster; four uncles, Q.P. Foster (Anne), Harry Foster, Bob Foster (Luverta) and Carl Trice (Wilma); a special aunt, Jacqueline Woods; his mother-in-law; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; two special cousins (Avery Trice and Connie Melton); and a host of other family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hosea Foster; six uncles; and three aunts.


 

 

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