Obituaries 6-15-12

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 15, 2012

Ola Inez Aden

MEMPHIS – Ola Inez Wood Aden, widow of Kit Aden, Jr., died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. She was 90.

    Graveside services were held Monday at Aden Family Cemetery in Pope. Rev. Ed Woodall officiated. Dickins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Aden was born March 13, 1922, in McCool, to the late George Elmer Wood and Carrie Izora Hodge Wood.

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    Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Dilling of Walnut, Margaret Calhoun of Cordova, Tenn. and Joyce Aden Tanner of Pope; one son, Ronny Linwood Aden of Memphis; one sister, Mamie McKnight of Paducah, Ky.; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Wanda Kay Moore Brinson

SARDIS – Wanda Kay Moore Brinson, 58, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Crofford officiating. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Mrs. Brinson was born in Sardis to Georgie Frances and Arthur S. Moore, Jr. on January 22, 1954. She was raised in Sardis by her grandparents, the late Charlie and Pat Dettor.

Mrs. Brinson attended North Panola High School and then went on to nursing school. She worked as surgery nurse for Semmes-Murphy Clinic in Memphis until retirement and then began a career as traveling nurse, where she most recently worked in California.

Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Vernon Brinson of Sardis; two brothers, Edward Moore of Ridgeland and  James “Jimbo” Moore of Brandon; two sisters, Trisha Sears and Johna Sheley, both of Sardis; her mother, Georgie Frances Dettor Bryant of Sardis.

The family requests memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA (America Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) C/O Linda Tiramani, 520 8th Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 or to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 41817 Memphis, TN 38174-1817.

Gunelle M. Jackson

DARLING – Gunelle M. Jackson, 92, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at her residence.
Services were held Monday at West Marks Baptist Church. Burial was in Marks Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Jackson, born May 20, 1920, in Pontotoc, to the late John Moody Mask and Martha Jane Young Mask, was a member of Darling Baptist Church where she served as secretary/treasurer, vacation Bible school leader, Sunday school teacher, Girl’s Auxiliary Leader and Director of Foreign Missions.

Upon the church’s closure she began attending West Marks Baptist Church. Jackson was a long time leader in the Women’s Missionary Union holding numerous local and state-wide elected positions.

She was a long time leader in the Home Demonstration Club where she also held both local and state-wide elected positions. She served as leader of Darling 4-H Club and was active in American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and Mississippi Kidney Foundation.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, James A. Jackson and one grandson, John Casey Jackson.

Survivors include: her son, James Odis Jackson and his wife, Tina of Darling; one daughter, Elizabeth Jackson and her husband, Larry Heatherly of Seymour, Tenn.; one sister, Lazelle Puckett of Kennet, Mo.; grandchildren, Terry Scott McMinn, James Andrew “Andy” Jackson II, both of Darling, Malinda Jackson Smith and her husband, Larry of Batesville and Lisa Jackson Miller and her husband, Jimmy of Pleasant Grove; great-grandchildren, Meghan Dawn Linton and her husband, Shawn, of Shaw and Cici Jackson Carver of Batesville and one great-great-grandchild, Shawn Collier Linton of Shaw.

In memory of Mrs. Jackson, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.