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Obituaries

Joe Alvin Williams

July 18, 2014

Joe Alvin Williams, age 69, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Poplar Springs M.B. Church of Eupora, with Rev. Nathaniel Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, July 18, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Randy Hodges

July 18, 2014

Randy Hodges, age 61, passed away Monday, July 20, 2014, at his home.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel at Carter Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hodges Cemetery at Fountain Head M.B. Church.
Visitation is 4 – 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the J.F. Carter Memorial Chapel.
Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Johnnie James Brown Sr.

July 17, 2014

Johnnie James Brown Sr., age 90, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Meridian.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Pool’s M.B. Church with Dr. Willie B. Lairy officiating. Burial will follow in Pool’s Memorial Garden.
Visitation is 3 – 6 p.m. today, Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Ben Prentiss Lester

July 14, 2014

Ben Prentiss Lester, husband of former West Point resident, Carolyn Brewster, passed away in their home in Palm Desert, Calif. joining the Lord Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Dollie Ruth Dean

July 11, 2014

Dollie Ruth Dean, age 66, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center of Tupelo.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at New Hope Woodland M.B. Church in Woodland, with Dr. David F. Stephens Jr. officiating,
Visitation is from 3 – 6 p.m. today, Friday, July 11, 2014, at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

James Edward Springer

July 10, 2014

James Edward Springer, son of Ora and Martin Elbert Springer of Okolona, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Wayne Gwathney

July 8, 2014

Wayne Gwathney, age 68, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Darlington Oaks Community Hospice in Verona.
Mr. Wayne was born Jan. 27, 1946, in Shelby, the son of the late John Walter and Garvis Christine Robertson Gwathney. He was raised in Louisville. He was the owner and operator of Wayne Construction Company. He was a Baptist. He married Carolyn Trulove Gwathney Dec. 22, 1967, in West Point. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by one sister: Joann Gwathney.

William Roye Carnell Sr.

July 8, 2014

William Roye Carnell Sr., age 65, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2014, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.
He was born October 16, 1948, in New Albany, to the late David M. Carnell, Sr. and Mildred Irene (Roye) Carnell. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University where he lettered in football and was active in the M Club. He was a business entrepreneur and had numerous successful businesses in the Tupelo area over the years. He attended The Orchard in Tupelo.

Rosie B. Wells-Kincaid

July 7, 2014

Rosie B. Wells-Kincaid, 46, of West Point died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Starkville Manor in Starkville.
Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Carter’s Mortuary Services Chapel. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7 at Poole’s M.B. Church in West Point.
The Rev. Avis Shelton will officiate.
Carter’s Mortuary Services is in charge of arrangements.

Addie ‘Granny’ McComic

July 3, 2014

Addie “Granny” McComic, age 94, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Dugan Memorial Home in West Point. Mrs. Addie was born Oct. 6, 1919, in Dyersburg, Tenn., the daughter of the late Henry and Eunice Pleasant Gibson. She was a seamstress at Knickerbocker Manufacturing. She was a member of Cedar Bluff Baptist Church. She was an avid and accomplished cook. She married Eddie Lee “Bud” McComic on May 23, 1936, and he passed away Dec. 13, 1996.

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