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    MUNN, WILLIAM THOMAS died Feb. 23 / born Marshall County, Miss., Dec. 1, 1842 / father died when he was young / married Rebecca Fletcher Feb. 25, 1864 / C.S.A. veteran (1st Miss. Regt.), had 12 children, 8 living: Ed Munn, Tobe Munn, Charley Munn (Tampa, Fla.) Counseille Munn, Mrs. Emma Burgess, Mrs. Olive Inman (Nashville, Tenn.), Mrs. Effie Harrison, Audrey Munn. 

Obit. SENTINEL April 2, 1908

Lavohn G. Harris

    Flora Lavohn Gray Harris, 79, of McComb, died Oct. 8, 1999, at Southern Care Hospice in Brookhaven after a lengthy illness.
    Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday at Hartman Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Johnny Bley
officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Summit.
    Mrs. Harris was born March 8, 1920, in Johnston Station. She was the daughter of Clara Lavelle Watts and George Gray and the stepdaughter of Vercie D.
    She was a homemaker and a member of North McComb Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Robin Gray Harris Jr.
    She is survived by her stepfather, Vercie D. Watts of McComb; a son, Robin Gray Harris Sr. of Odessa, Texas; two grandsons, Gaylon J. Harris of
Weatherford, Texas, and Doyce Harris of Seminole, Texas; a number of cousins including Nell Coots of McComb; and three great-grandchildren.
    Dalvis Rawls will be a pallbearer.

 McComb, MS Enterprise-Journal, Published Saturday, October 09, 1999

Mrs. Sessions was born in Woodville on October 16, 1918, the daughter of Lou Inman and Thomas B. Lee. She passed
away on Monday, September 18, 2000 at the Prentiss Hospital.

The Woodville Republican - Thursday, September 28, 2000

Scottie Inman

    BRUCE - Scottie W. Inman, 39, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. He was born April 7, 1965, to Wayland Dean Inman and Barbara Collums Inman Sutherland. He was a truck driver for Schneider Truck Lines.
    Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce.
    Survivors include her mother, Barbara Sutherland of Bruce; a daughter, Morgan Inman of Bruce; a son, Brennan Inman of Bruce; two sisters, Robin James and Shannon Cain of Bruce; three brothers, Wayland Ken Inman of Bolivar, Tenn., Jeffrey Lynn Inman of Bruce and Travis Lynn Inman of Water Valley.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Wayland Dean Inman.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Apr/22/2004)

Neoma Inman

    WATER VALLEY - Neoma Hardy Inman, 86, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004. She was born Oct. 25, 1917, in Water Valley to the late Hugh Hardy and the late Cassie Pruett Hardy. She was a member of O'Tuckalofa Baptist Church in Water Valley. She was retired.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with the Rev. Dan Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
    Survivors include a son, Bobby Singleton, and wife, Glenda; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be Robbie Kivett, Van Waites, Horace Hardy, Charles Davis, Joe Davis, Harold Hardy and Bobby Schmitz.
    Glen Russell will be an honorary pallbearer.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (May/1/2004)

Norris Inmon

    PONTOTOC - Norris Lamar Inmon, 75, died Friday, June 4, 2004, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. He was a retired postal clerk, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean conflict and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
    Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc with the Rev. Tommy Inmon and the Rev. J. W. Owen officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery.
    Survivors include a daughter, Dana Inmon of Pontotoc; a brother, Toy Inmon of Oak Lawn, Ill.; a host of nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Inmon and Rennie Tedford Inmon; two brothers, Cecil Inmon and Loy Inmon; a sister, Marie McCord; a son, David Inmon; and a daughter, Angela Inmon.
    Pallbearers will be Rodney Munlin, Jamie Inmon, Butch Inmon, Neal Cruse, Marlin Inmon and Eric Inmon.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Jun/5/2004)

Charles Inmon

    OKOLONA - Charles Durell Inmon, 59, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at his home in Okolona after a six-month illness. He was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Pontotoc County to the late Crawford Inmon and Lucille DeLozier Inmon. He had lived in Chickasaw County for 34 years and was employed for 26 years with Jim's Auto Parts in Houston. He was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church and attended Twin Oaks Church of God. He enjoyed working in his shop and lending a helping hand to his fellow man.
    Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Twin Oaks Church of God with Bro. Claxton Cook officiating. Burial will follow in East Chickasaw Memorial Gardens with Maynard Wiggers officiating. Lee Memorial-Okolona Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
    Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Geraldine L. Inmon of Okolona; his mother, Lucille Inmon of Pontotoc; two sons, Michael Wayne Inmon of Okolona, and Terry D. Cruse and wife, Shelia, of Fulton; a daughter, Vickie D. Johnson and husband, Adam, of Okolona; three brothers, Leon Inmon and wife, Pat, of Williston, Fla., Larry Inmon and wife, Diane, of Verona, and Billy Inmon of Pontotoc; six grandchildren, Terry Dale Cruse of Hattiesburg, Tina Beth Cruse of New Hope, Brian Harmon of Amory, Brad Harmon of Okolona, Clay Inmon of Okolona, and Brad Inmon of Amory; two great-grandchildren, Brianna Harmon and Madison Grace Cruse; a stepgranddaughter, Angel Hemphill of Fulton; a stepgrandson, Blake Johnson of Kessler, Texas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Pallbearers will be Brian and Brad Harmon, Clay, Rickey and Mark Inmon, Frank Dallas and Stephen Christian.
    Honorary pallbearers will be J.C. Wright, Maynard Wiggers, David Mize and Talmadge Wayne Griffin.
    Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Okolona Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. to service time Sunday at Twin Oaks Church of God.
    Memorials may be made to the Twin Oaks Church of God, Hwy. 41 E., Okolona MS 38860. 

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Jun/13/2004)

James Bishop

    NETTLETON - James Curtis Bishop, 78, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at his home after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Monroe County to Porter and Lillie Dupree Bishop. He lived in East Chicago, Ind., most of his life and in Nettleton for the past 20 years. He retired from Heckett Engineering Co. of East Chicago after 35 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a Baptist. An avid hunter, he also enjoyed working in his garden.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Nettleton with the Rev. Mike Brazeal officiating. Burial will be in Wren Cemetery near Nettleton.
    Survivors include his wife, Ruth Payne Bishop of Nettleton; a daughter, Debra Gard of Nettleton; a son, Lowery Joe Bishop of Birmingham; three sisters, Carrie Mae Baulch, Maveline Bennett and Velma "Blackie" Medley, all of Nettleton; three brothers, Charlie Bishop, John Thomas "Bud" Bishop and Earnest "Dick" Bishop, all of Nettleton; two half sisters, Peggy Joyce Inmon and Lillie Green of Winfield, Ala.; three half brothers, Daniel Bishop and Homer Bishop of Winfield, and J.T. Bishop of Arkansas; four grandchildren, Matthew Gard and Rachel Hester of Nettleton, Adriann Bishop of Birmingham and Brandi Bishop of Munster, Ind.; three great-grandchildren, Brent, Cain and Will Hester of Nettleton.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George Robert Bishop and Henry Clifton Bishop.
    His nephews will serve as pallbearers.
    Visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Jul/29/2004)

James Madison Bryant

    Vardaman - Services for James Madison Bryant, 11, who died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 at LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis were held Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 at Vardaman First Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Easley, Rev. William Montgomery and Bro. John Paul Bryant officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Funeral Home of Vardaman was in charge of arrangements.
    Madison was born March 2, 1993 to James Victor Bryant, Jr. and Mary Ann Thompson in Tupelo. He was a sixth grade student at Vardaman School and a member of Vardaman First Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his father, James Victor Bryant, Jr. of Vardaman; his mother and step-father, Mary Ann and Ronny Paden of Houston; special adoptive parents, Dub and Wanda Collums of Houston; half-sister, Taylor Marie Thompson of Houston; two step-brothers, Jacob Paden and "Little" Ronny Paden of Houston; adoptive brothers and sisters, Rannie Collums of Okolona, Zakory Collums of Tupelo, Shelia Collums of Houston, Boomer Collums of Houston; grandparents, Fred and Sarah Thompson of Houston and Jerry and Melinda Bryant of Vardaman; great-grandmother, Glady M. Bryant of Vardaman.
    He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Victor Bryant; great-great-grandparents, James Inmon and Robbie Mae Inmon.
    Pallbearers were Michael Kendall, Davin Parker, Richard Haire, Kenny Tallent, Clyfton Cardwell, Lee Warren.
    Honorary pallbearers were Boomer Collums, Jacob Paden, Zakory Collums, Michael Bryant, Jr., Joe Eric Byars, Summer Kilgore, Ashley Bryant, Harlie Bryant, Shaun Kilgore, Taylor Thompson.
    Memorials may be made to LeBohnuer Children's Hospital, 332 Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN 38138.

Published: Oct 13, 2004 - 11:49:20 am CDT

Jessie K. Benbow

    RICHTON - Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mutual Rights Methodist Church for Jessie Kitchens Benbow, 80, of Richton, who died Oct. 18, 2004, at Perry County Nursing Center.
    Burial will be in the church cemetery.
    Mrs. Benbow was a secretary.
    Survivors include her daughter, Alesia Inmon of Petal; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Visitation will be from 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday at Jones and Sons Funeral Home in Richton.
Hattiesburg American - Wednesday, October 20, 2004


    GREENVILLE - Funeral services for Mildred Rebecca Ferris Showah, 89, of Greenville and formerly of Hollandale, a retail merchant, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Nov. 24, 2004, at The King's Daughters Hospital, Greenville. Burial will be in Hollandale Cemetery, Hollandale.
    She was born on Aug. 1, 1915, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Harvey Peter and Laura Hetzel Ferris. She was an only child. She was educated in the public schools in Brooklyn. Being a lover of the arts, she attended Dance School in Brooklyn.
    She married Sam Joseph Showah in November 1938 and moved to Hollandale, Miss., where they owned and operated a grocery business. She moved to Greenville in 1960.
    She was an avid reader and took pleasure in her family. While in Hollandale, she was very active in school organizations. She was always willing to help and enjoyed making extra special treats for the school functions.
    She was a devoted wife and mother who provided a loving, Christian home, filled with music and laughter for both her family and her extended family.
    As a direct descendent of an Iroquois chief, she took great personal interest in the development and future of Native American children. She was a sponsor of St. Joseph's Indian School.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
    Survivors include three daughters, Jo Ann Boykin of Hollandale, Lauretta Humphrey of Jackson, and Marie Baugh and her husband, James Irvin Baugh, of Greenville; three grandsons, Sam Showah Humphrey (wife Angela) of Lexington, Joseph Irvin Baugh (wife Dawn) of Greenville and Vernon Hampsey Boykin II (wife Rena) of Collierville, Tenn..; five granddaughters, Rebecca Ann Inmon (husband Buddy) of Greenville, Sherry Lynn Kilpatrick (husband James) of Camden, Ark., Sonia Humphrey Voldt (husband Jack) of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Stephanie Price Holcomb of Hollandale and Dana Marie Hemphill (husband Al) of Philadelphia, Miss.; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
    Pallbearers will be Sam Humphrey, Hamp Boykin, Al Hemphill, George Inmon II, Jonathan Holcomb, Clay Casevechia, Trey Hemphill and Kelly Inmon.
    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis or St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, SD 57326.
    Father Richard Somers and Father Charles Bucciantini will officiate.

Delta Democrat-Times (Nov/28/2004)

Walter C. Allen, 72

    Walter C. Allen, 72, of Byhalia, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.
    He was born March 19, 1932, in Lamar to Claude and Lizzie Wilson Allen. He was a member of Red Banks Baptist Church and a farmer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and playing cards.
    Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with Bro. John Box and Bro. Troy Defer officiating. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery in Holly Springs.
    Survivors include his wife, Martha "Deanie" Tice Allen of Byhalia; a son, Autry Allen of Byhalia; four daughters, Jean Inmon and Lisa Gardner of Byhalia, Brenda Stanton of Potts Camp and Sheila Lindsey of Olive Branch; two brothers, Clarence Allen of Holly Springs and O'Dell Allen of Potts Camp; a sister, Kate Taylor of Olive Branch; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Rudell Allen and James Morgan; two sisters, Opal Shelton and Clara Thompson; and a great-grandchild, Madison McGregor.
    Pallbearers were Will Henderson, Michael Clifton, Gary Allen, Steve Martin, Gary Elliott, Greg Bolden, Johnny Allen, Charles Martin, Steve McGregor, Danny Allen and Mickey Allen.
    Honorary pallbearers were Hardy Allen, John Gilbert, Tubby Gresham and Barry Stewart. 

New Albany Gazette (Jan/19/2005)

Thelma Inmon

    MEMPHIS - Thelma Pauline Inmon, 86, formerly of Bruce, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. She was born June 20, 1919, in Calhoun County to Hill Roane and Maude Nations Roane. She was a homemaker and a retired cafeteria worker for the City of Memphis Schools. She was a member of Wells Station Baptist Church in Memphis. She was the widow of the Rev. Henry H. Inmon, who died in 1981.
    Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Rev. Boylon Hilliard officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Bruce.
    Survivors include two daughters, La Quita Powers of Huntsville, Ala., and Brenda Gaines of Memphis; a son, Henry G. Inmon of Union City, Tenn.; a sister, Frances Hatchel of Augusta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; 32 nieces and nephews.
    Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
    Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Jul/18/2005)

Opal Inmon

    NETTLETON - Stella Opal Sullivan Inmon, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. She was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Lee County to Elijah Eugene and Lilly Whitlock Sullivan. She lived in Nettleton most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Nettleton. She enjoyed reading her Bible.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. John Maxey officiating. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery.
    Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Inmon of Tupelo, and Darine Vinson and husband, Bobby, of Nettleton; one brother, Pete Sullivan and wife, Chloie Mae, of Nettleton; two grandsons, Darrell Vinson and Jeff Vinson; one great-grandson, Kevin Harlow.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Will Inmon; a son, Lamar Inmon; and three sisters and six brothers.
    Pallbearers will be Darrell Vinson, Jeff Vinson, Wade Bivens, Danny Sullivan, Rickey Joe Inmon and Larry Maxey.
    Visitation will continue from 8:30 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Jan/7/2006)