Obituaries 12-16-08

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Obituaries 12-16-08

Randy Lee Dungan

OAKLAND– Randy Lee Dungan, 53, died Friday, December 12, 2008.

Services were Sunday at Charleston Church of God. Burial was in Old Pine Hill Cemtery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.

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Dungan was a heavy equipment operator in construction.

He was preceded in death by his father, Don Dungan.

Survivors include: his wife, Debbie Dungan of Oakland; four  daughters, Cortney Cox of Batesville and Shelly Stockton of Locedale, Kristen Dungan and Jordan Dungan, both of Charleston; two brothers, Donnie Dungan of Oakland and Barry Dungan of Charleston; one sister Pam Adair of Pontotoc; his mother, Curtis Dungan and three grandchildren.

Henry Stearns Galberry

PHILADELPHIA- Henry Stearns Galberry, 91, formerly of Batesville, died Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at Infinity Hospice in Meridian after a short illness.

Services were Saturday at McLain-Hayes Funeral Home in Philadelphia. Burial was in Eastlawn Cemetery.  McLain-Hayes Funeral Home had charge.

Born in New York City on January 22, 1917, was an only child raised in Norfolk, Va. by his parents the late Albert and Ethel Galberry. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech with additional study at Princeton University and Mississippi State University. He served aboard the USS Conway as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Navy during World War II.

He retired from the U. S. Soil and Water Conservation Service after more than 40 years. During this period Galberry co-authored two books on soil conditions in north and central Mississippi. After retirement he worked at Citizens Bank in Philadelphia. Galberry was a football season ticket holder and member of the Loyalty Foundation for decades and enjoyed his final visit of many to the Grove during last year’s Arkansas game.

Galberry was an active member of First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, was a Rotarian and a former long-time member of the Philadelphia Country Club.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Galberry of Hattiesburg; one daughter, Linda Galberry Pair of Ellisville; two sons,  Dr. John  Galberry of Lakeland, Fla. and Scott Galberry of Hattiesburg; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Billie Neal Gregory

CRENSHAW– Billie Neal Gregory, 53, died Thursday, December 11, 2008, at Quitman County Hospital.

Memorial services were Saturday at West Marks Baptist Church. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Gregory, born Jan. 18, 1955,  was a mechanic and a Baptist.

Survivors include: his wife, Brenda Gregory of Westville, Ind.; his mother, Willie B. Collums of Senatobia; one son, Justin Gregory of Michigan City, Ind.; one daughter, Leslie Noberoske of Laporte, Ind.; one sister, Doris Montgomery of Senatobia and three grandchildren.

William “Pop” Eugene Hadorn

SARDIS– William “Pop” Eugene Hadorn, 72, died Friday, December 12, 2008, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Monday at Dickins Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Rawson officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Hadorn, born Feb. 10, 1936, to the late Edward Fred Hadorn and Abbie Leona Long Hadorn, was the supervisor for Custom Mirrors and Glass.

He was preceded in death by one son, Randall Eugene Hadorn.

Survivors include: Janet Ray of Sardis; three daughters, Rena Hadorn Calfee of Toccopla, Rita Hadorn Ladner of New Albany and Amy Hadorn Vanlandingham of Coffeeville; three sisters, Emma Hadorn, Gloria Hadorn Davis and Grace Hadorn Whitley, all  of Batesville; four brothers, James Hadorn and Fred Hadorn, both of Batesville, David Hadorn of Fulton and Jessie Hadorn of Abbeville; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jesse Arthur “J.A.” Rotenberry

CROWDER- Jesse Arthur “J.A.” Rotenberry, 80, died Monday, December 15, 2008.

Services were Monday at Crowder Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Kilgore officiated. Burial   was in Crowder Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Rotenberry, born July 2, 1928, to the late Kenneth “K.C.” and Pearl Guest Rotenberry, was a member of Crowder Baptist Church and a farmer.

Survivors include: his wife, Helen Bobbitt Rotenberry of Crowder; one daughter, Nita McGaugh of Greenville; one son, Jesse Rotenberry Jr. of Crowder; three sisters, Deral Childress of Marion, Ark., Jeanie Ervin of Coffeeville and Martha Gordon of Wichita, Kan., and one brother, James Rotenberry of Coldwater.

Memorials may be made to Crowder Baptist Church.

Rev. William Edward Small III

HUMBOLDT, Tenn.- Rev. William Edward Small III, 82, died Sunday, December 7, 2008, at Tennessee State Veterans’ Home in Humboldt, Tenn.. He was pastor at Independence Presbyterian Church  for many years.

Services were Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Humboldt, Tenn. Burial was in the Adamsville, Tenn. Cemetery. Rev. Larry Riley and Rev. Herb Adams officiated. George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel had charge.

Small, born March 4, 1926, in Detroit, Mich., to the late William Edward Small Jr. and the late Eva Bowen Small, was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army Air Force in combat missions. He attended the University of Denver and graduated from Michigan State University.

He went to Corinth in 1951 and attended Filmore Street Presbyterian Church, which was founded by his great-great-grandfather. Later he completed his Master of Divinity degree at Cumberland Presbyterian Theological Seminary in McKenzie, Tenn.

He has been the pastor and interim pastor of many churches in West Tennessee and North Mississppi, notably 10 years or more at each of the following: First Presbyterian Church, Adamsville, Tenn., First Presbyterian Church in Humboldt, along with Independence Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Jo Ann Williams Small of Humboldt, Tenn.; one son, William Edward Small IV of Denver, Colo.; one daughter, Jennie Small McCaslin of Humboldt, and one grandson.

Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, 1528 Presbyterian Dr., Humboldt, Tenn., 38343.