OBITUARIES – 5/16/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 16, 2014

Betty B. Allen
PONTOTOC – Betty B. Allen, 84, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Pontotoc Health and Rehab of Pontotoc. She was the mother of Carey Allen of Batesville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 19, at First Baptist Church of Pontotoc. Baldwin-Nowell Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Full obituary information was unavailable at press time and will be published in Tuesday’s edition or by viewing

Sue Wilson Boothe
SARDIS–Sue Wilson Boothe, 63, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

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Services were held Monday at the Senatobia Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home. Burial was in McGhee’s Chapel Cemetery near Sardis. Ray Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Boothe, an educator, was born on January 7, 1951 in Memphis, to the late Geraldine Fitts Wilson and Arnold Wilson. She was a member of the Sardis First Baptist Church and served as a board member of the Heflin House Museum in Sardis. She was active in Friends of the Library in Sardis and in the Sardis Women’s Club.

Survivors include: two sons, Al Boothe of Sardis and Brandon Boothe of Southaven; one sister, Willie Jo Goodwin of Como; one brother, Marshall Wilson of Harmontown; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to McGhee’s Chapel Cemetery. 

Elizabeth T. Joslin
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Joslin, 88, of Batesville passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014, at her residence.  She was born October 10, 1925, in Cypress Corner (Panola County), Mississippi to the late Robert O. and Carrie Boling Terry.  She attended Longtown and Crenshaw schools. 

After marriage to her late husband, Kyle H. Joslin, they lived in Como where they managed the Kroger Grocery.  Later, they opened their own grocery store in Como before moving to Batesville in 1948 where they opened Joslin Grocery and Station.  Before retiring, she worked at several jobs in Batesville and Sardis.  She was a faithful member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church.  She enjoyed working puzzle books, bird watching, gospel music, and most of all spending time with her family.

Besides her husband and parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her oldest son, Kyle Hugh Joslin and grandson Alex Russell.  She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Joslin (Donna) of Oxford, Gary Joslin (Glynn) of Batesville, and Bobby Joslin (Carol) of Cartersville, GA.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Suzanne James (Pat), Jennifer Williams (Jimmy), Belinda Loh (David), Jason Joslin (Melissa), Adam Joslin (Amy), Lisa Johnson, and Robin Gross.  In addition, she leaves behind 17 great grandchildren: Walker Jenkins, Matthew Joslin, Max Joslin, Joslin Williams, Hayden Williams, Madeline Williams, Addie Joslin, Alivia Joslin, Anna Joslin, Joseph Loh, Daniel Loh, Joshua Loh, Jalisa Johnson, Qyn Gross, Caleb Gross, Trey Gross, and AJ Gross.  Two sisters, Pearl Burcham and Marjorie Wright also survive her.

A memorial service honoring Mrs. Joslin’s life was held Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Sardis Lake Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Crofford officiating.

Edward Lee Love Sr.
BATESVILLE – Edward Lee Love Sr., 81, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at his residence.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Pastor Zannie Leland will officiate. Burial will be held in Concord Church Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be held today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary with family hour from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Love, born March 26, 1933, in Clarksdale, to the late Tillmon Love and Angline House, was retired from Chicago Transit Department as a bus driver. He was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church and a veteran of the U.S Army. He was also a Mason.

Survivors include: his wife, Sherlene Shirley Love of Batesville; three sons, Eric Love of Southaven, Talvis Love of Novi, Mich. and Lewis Love of Milwaukee, Wis.; two daughters, Rayvon Hollins of Chicago and Jan Wheeler of Muncie, Ind.; two brothers, Eugene Love of Chicago and Richard Love of Dallas; three sisters, Maxine Brekley, Yvonne Webster and Vanessa Weaver, all of Chicago; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Paul S. Mills, Sr.
Paul S. Mills, Sr., 90, passed away early Monday evening, May 12, 2014 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Batesville. Services were held Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Mills was born to Lawrence Linder & Velma McMinn Mills on June 19, 1923 in Orwood, Mississippi.

He will be remembered by many as a brick mason; having worked in and around the Courtland/Batesville community for 55+ years. Mr. Paul enjoyed teaching his boys and their children the art of brick laying throughout the years. Those who came in contact with him knew how much he loved and admired his family; constantly bragging on them for their achievements. For many, many years, he enjoyed being involved with the daily discussions at the Back Porch Restaurant. Paul will be missed by those who sipped coffee, alongside him, as the world and community events were debated. For most of his adult years, Mr. Mills raised one of the best vegetable crops around Panola County and would give away more than he kept for himself. Courtland residents will often remember seeing him riding his tractor all along the railroad area there in town.

He was a member of the Courtland United Methodist Church. His legacy is one which will live on in the lives of so many! The Mills family tree is one that is both deep and stretches wide. His children include, one daughter, Clara Olson (Topper) of Courtland; 4 sons, Paul Mills, Jr. (Carolyn) of Courtland, Johnny Mills (Connie) of Clinton, MS, Robert Mills (Joan) of Batesville and Terry Mills (Carolyn) of Courtland; 4 sisters, Darnell Whitten, Betty Pittman & Dorothy Booth all of Batesville and Linda Hargett of Mt. Home, AR; 2 brothers, Billy Mills of Pope and Donald Mills of Moss Point. His 11 grandchildren include, Janet Oberheim, Cliff Olson, Chris Olson, Paula Hendricks, Tim Mills, Amanda Mills, Leslie Nichols, Allen Mills, John Mills, Jessica Hawkins and Tyler Mills and two step-granddaughters, Melody Dale & Melissa Naylor; 17 great grandchildren, Lauren Oberheim, Stephen Oberheim, Sydney Olson, Kristen Olson, Madison Olson, Jack Olson, Blake Hendricks, Cade Hendricks, Noah Mills, Pete Nichols, Megan Clara Nichols, Stephen Mills, Nathan Mills, Tucker Hawkins, Charlie Hawkins, Logan Mills and Darby Grace Mills; 3 step-great grandchildren, Hannah Toussaint, Tyler Hardy & Madison Hardy; and “Butch” his dog. His grandsons served as Pallbearers and the great grandsons as the Honorary Pallbearers. He was preceded by his wife, Clara Leslie Cosby Mills; one daughter, Carol Faye Mills; 12 siblings; and one granddaughter, Jaime Wynn Mills.Those who would like to send memorial donations are asked to forward those to the Courtland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 36, Courtland, MS 38620.

Rose Elizabeth Hill Morrow

BATESVILLE – Rose Elizabeth Hill Morrow, 74, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her residence.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Derrick Simmons will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time.

Morrow, born Oct. 12, 1939, in Pope, to the late Henry Hugh and Lottie Waldrup Hill, worked for over 47 years as an insurance agent for Whitten Insurance Agency in Batesville. She was a member of Pope United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jo Nell Morrow.

Survivors include: her husband of 56 years, James A. Morrow; two sons, Joey A. Morrow of Fayetteville, Ark. and Randy Morrow and his wife Brenda of Batesville; one brother, Hugh Terry Hill of Batesville; four grandchildren, April Morrow Coker and her husband, Brian, Randall Hunter Morrow and his wife, Jennifer, Kendall Clark Morrow and Thomas Jeffery Morrow and six grandchildren.

Cameron Parnell
“Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the water of adversity and grief.”—Anonymous
Our precious Cameron Blake Parnell (31) died on Monday, April 28, 2014 in a hiking accident in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.
Cameron was our rock—an adventurer, professional pilot, nature-lover, and world traveler—he was man with a deep wonder and passion for life. Cameron was a loyal and protective friend with a smile that would light up every room he entered. A stranger to none, Cameron’s laugh was infectious and rowdy, just like his personality. But, there was also a sweetness in Cam that his loved ones knew well; none more so than the love of his life, Sheena Girner, his mom and dad, Gaye and Scott Parnell, his little brother Quintin, and his big brothers, Scott Jr. and Chris, and his faithful dog, Waylon. Cameron was a beloved son, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, teammate, and friend.
Cameron “The Claw” was an avid rugby player with the Moosemen at Middle Tennessee State University, where he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aerospace Administration and a minor in Criminal Justice. Cameron flew for O’Hara Flying Services.  
Cameron’s favorite Bible verse was Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” We cling to that verse now as we say a too-soon farewell to a rare treasure. Hook ‘em.
A memorial service will be held for Cameron at Lebanon Municipal Airport (760 Franklin Road Lebanon, TN 37087) on Saturday, May 17th at 10 a.m.
Attire is casual.  
There will also be a celebration of Cameron’s life that evening at 7 p.m at Windtree Golf Club (810 Nonaville Rd, Mt Juliet.)
If you’d like to make a donation in Cameron’s name, you may send it to either: (search under “Cameron Parnell”) — a fundraiser set up by his rugby brothers, for the Cameron Parnell Scholarship Fund, which assists fellow players under financial hardship with college expenses.
The Oregon National Park Service. Please specify that it be used for Crater Lake Search and Rescue: Crater Lake National Park, P.O. Box 7, Crater Lake, Oregon 97604-0007.

James Edward Perkins
James “Perk” Edward Perkins, 71, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. 

Services were held at Waller Funeral Home.  Burial was in North Oxford Cemetery.

 Born in Panola County to the late Willie B. Perkins and Rosie Johnson Perkins, he was a member of Matthews Baptist Church.  He was a retired custodian at Oxford High School.  
 Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Perkins of Oxford; a son, Scott Edward Perkins of Nashville; three sisters, Virginia Thompson of Elkhart, Ind. and Katherine Lewellyn and Rosemary Beard, both of Batesville; two brothers, Russell Perkins of Memphis and Jimmy D. Perkins of Raleigh, Miss. and three grandchildren.

 Memorial contributions in Mr. Perkins’ memory may be made to North Oxford Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655.

Shirley Pinkston Youngblood
MEMPHIS–Shirley Pinkston Youngblood, 65, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral services were held Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Hunt officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Youngblood was born to the late Etoyle Engleburk and Ray Pinkston on April 6, 1949 in Batesville. In 2012, she retired from Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, after finishing a 40 year career as a Radiology Technician. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church, Collierville, Tenn.

Survivors include: her husband, of 42 years, Richard Monroe Youngblood, of Memphis; two sons, Michael Shane Youngblood and Christopher Shawn Youngblood, both of Memphis; one sister, Sue Bradley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four brothers, Richard Pinkston, Harvey Pinkston both of Batesville, Steve Pinkston of Marks and Mike Pinkston of Alaska; and one grandchild.