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today at United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Mike Powell and the Rev. Wayne Gullett officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his mother, Edna Loyce Gullett Ellis of Blue Springs; his daughter, Amanda Ellis of Blue Springs; his son, Eric Ellis of Blue Springs; three grandchildren, Kylie Ellis, Travis Comstock and Hudson Comstock; one uncle, Dr. David Ellis; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bill O’Callaghan, Eddie Humphreys, Mike Moore, Jimmy Boyd, Wayne Mahon, Bill Coker, Larry Coker, Bennie Ray Roberts, Ronnie Basden, David Basden, James Pickens and Russell McBrayer.
In honor of Mr. Ellis, United Funeral Service Inc. Blackledge, 92, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Southern Living Specialty Care Residence in Waynesboro, Miss. She was born Sept. 20, 1917, to John William and Mary Jane McRae Hollingshead. She was a native and longtime resident of Waynesboro, but was a resident of the Mitchell Center in Tupelo for two years. She graduated from Central High School in Waynesboro and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She began her teaching career in a one room school in Wayne County and spent most of her 38 year teaching career teaching third grade at Waynesboro Central Elementary School. She was a member of Waynesboro First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Fine Arts Club for 49 years and of Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed sewing and was an avid gardener. today in the Chapel of Freeman Funeral Home in Waynesboro with the Rev. Philip McRae and Dr. Steve Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Serenity Gardens Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Aden Jack Blackledge; and her parents.
Survivors include a son, Aden Jack (Ann) Blackledge of Meridian; two daughters, Sherry Ezell (Pat) of Waynesboro and Dotty Butts (David) of Tupelo; a sister, Mary Ellis of Downey, Calif.; five grandchildren, Santha Waites (Jerry) of Hattiesburg, Kyla Gaston (Ron) of Mobile, Ala., Bo Blackledge of Meridian, Laura Hunt of Jackson, Mary Elizabeth Butts of Tupelo; four great grandchildren, Patrick Waites, Victoria Waites, Sarah Gaston and Isabella Gaston.
TUPELO Willie Crafton Gillentine, 85, of the Auburn Community, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at The Sanctuary Hospice House after a brief illness. He was born July 12, 1924, in Itawamba County to Willie and Ireda Moore Gillentine. He moved to Mooreville as a small child where he graduated from Mooreville High School in 1942. He married Lottie Faye Carnathan before he entered the Army. He served in a search light batallion running a radar machine. He served in the Pacific, in Hawaii and in Okinowa until World War II ended. Upon returning home, he went to work at the local Ford dealership in an “on the job training program” where he worked for several years. He and his brother in law, Russell “Red” Carnathan,
opened C Garage and worked together for many years before retiring. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking in his shop and doing yard work in which he took great pride. In his earlier years, he played fast pitch softball for local civic and community leagues and was well known for being a great pitcher and hitter. He was a devoted and faithful member of Crossroads Christian Church in the Auburn/Eggville Community serving as a deacon for many years. Pegues with Bro. Devin Dutka officiating. Burial will be in Crossroads Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lottie Faye Gillentine; two children, Michael Gillentine (Marsha) of Baldwyn and Deborah Duff (John) of Laurel; one brother, Arvis Gillentine (Virginia) of Mooreville; three grandsons, Dax Wheeler (Amy) of Laurel, Pate Gillentine and Nick Gillentine of Baldwyn; two granddaughters, Missi Shoup (David) of Brandon and Kimberly Deaton (Chris) of Mooreville; four great grandchildren, Bailey and Cameron Shoup and Brice and Mary Margaret Deaton; his uncle, Mitchell Moore of Tupelo; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Ireda Gillentine; and one son, Timothy Crafton Gillentine.
Pallbearers will be Carey Carnathan, Eddie Carnathan, Avalon Tindoll, Barry Jenkins, Dan Ballard and Scott Wagner.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Howard Carnathan, Scott Callahan, Willie Rudd, Ronnie Jordan, Jeff Elliott and Clay Cox.
BELDEN Cora Mae “Marene” Long, 76, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was the daughter of James Betts and Lizzie Cherry Betts. She was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Pontotoc County. She was a member of Red Oak Grove Church in Saltillo. She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho Court 126 in Palmetto. She retired from Reed”s Mfg. Friday at New Salem MB Church in Pontotoc with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Agnew Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Purvy Long of Belden; one son, Nathaniel Joe (Onnie) Betts of Ecru; four stepchildren, Christopher (Jean) Long and Clifford Long, both of Memphis, Russell Long of Shrevport, La. and Nita Young of Tulsa, Okla.; her stepmother, Beatrice Betts of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; four sisters, Emma Pannell of Belden, Velma Betts of Tupelo, Ruthie Faye Betts of Mt. Clemens, Mich. and Roberta (Willie) McKinney of Memphis; seven brothers, Willie (Pearlean) Betts, John (Gladys) Betts, Curtis Betts, Henry Betts, all of Tupelo, Lee Ernest Betts, Herbert Betts and Willie Betts all of Mt. Clemens, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. today at the funeral home. today. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service Friday.