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Nona P. Kemp

Interment services for Nona P. Kemp (nee Riddell), 91, is Monday at 1 p.m. at Corinth National Cemetery.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with visitation at Tezak Funeral Home in Joliet, Ill.

Mrs. Kemp entered into the Kingdom of Heaven to rejoin her husband John, on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Raised in Corinth, she married her husband, John, at the age of 15. After their wedding, they resided in Corinth for 15 years, later moving to Crest Hill, Ill., where they resided for 30 years. Eventually they moved back to Corinth for their last 15 years together before Mr. Kemp’s passing.

Family was most important to Mrs. Kemp. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who was always giving to others. She was a strong lady who was an excellent homemaker. Church was a very essential part of her life where she was happy to be active and involved. Mrs. Kemp also enjoyed gardening and canning her yield. She was a great story teller and always kept the attention of her audience with a brilliant imagination. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. 

Survivors include by her loving children, Norlan (Karen) Kemp, Jeanett (Tom) Scott and Deborah Reeves; grandchildren, Kevin (Jennifer) Trudo and Kim Bahr, Jeff, Tim (Suzanne) and Joel (Holly) Scott, Charlette, David, Jonathan (Aimee), Shalometh and Phillip Reeves; daughter-in-law, Glenda (the late Gordon) Durbin; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John W. Kemp (2006); son, Gordon Kemp; parents, Russell and Beatrice (nee Flatt) Riddell; and sister, Nina (Boyd) Williams.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to Mrs. Kemp’s caretakers at Lakewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for such wonderful care and friendship.

Dr. Dennis Smith will officiate the interment services.

The Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Louise McCarter

A Celebration of Life for Edna Louise McCarter 79, is set for 11 a.m. Monday at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors Chapel with burial at Henry Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until service time.

Mrs. McCarter died February 25, 2017 at Jackson-Madison General Hospital. She was born August 1, 1937 in Alcorn County to the late Earl and Lear Patrick. She was a member of Foote Street Church of Christ. A 1955 graduate of Ramer High School as Salutatorian, she was a retired accountant, having worked for Pigeon Thomas Iron Works, Corinth Gas and Water, M.L. Sandy Lumber Co., HENCO, Dobbins and Brawner CPA and Dobbins and Mitchell, CPA. She attended the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration for more than 50 years. She also enjoyed antiquing, crafts and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Gene A. McCarter; son, Tim (Debbie) McCarter; daughters, Sherry (Terry) Teague, Angie (Steve) Whitman; sisters, Earlene (Glen) Crabb, Gloria (Wayne) Carroll; grandchildren, Heather (Alex) Massengill, Zach McCarter, Lacey (Houston) Matthews, Amber (Thomas) McCarter, Amanda (Brad) Carlsen, Anna (Juan) Hurtado, Jaydin McCarter, Nicholas (Leah) Teague, Daniel (Mary Lauren) Teague, Kelsey (Jason) Black, Connor Black, Hayley Whitman, Stephanie Whitman, Brianna Whitman; great grandchildren, Drake Massengill, Ady Massengill, Carlee McCarter, Benjamin Matthews, Thomas Matthews, Sienna Romero, Abri Romero, Madison Carlsen, Sawyer Carlsen, Cooper Teague, Hayes Teague, Anslee Black; brother-n-laws and sister-in-laws, Sonny “G.B.” (Louise) McCarter, Paul (Billie) McCarter, Ethelyne Gurley, Doris McCarter; special nephews, Wendall McCarter; special friends ,Tom and Pam Pegoda, Buddy and Larue Smith of Huntsville, Texas., Mark and Rowena Pope; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Research Hospital

Malcom George, Daniel Teague and Connor Black will officiate.

Online condolences: mcpetersfuneraldirectors.com

Dan Guy Burns

Dan Guy Burns, 69, of Corinth, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born October 28, 1947, Mr. Burns was a furniture upholster. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Robin Burns of Corinth; sons, Danny Burns (Teresa) of Ripley, James Lowery (Georgia) of Corinth, Joseph Burns of Corinth and Yogi Burns of Corinth; daughters, Carry Burns of Selmer, Tenn., Marci Perry (Jason) of Corinth and Sue Ellen Johnson (Adam) of Rienzi; grandchildren, Donnie Butler (Shay), Dustin Butler , Allison Brown, Nora Perry, Joe Perry, Jason Perry, Jr., and Gracelyn Faith Johnson; and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his son, Steven Burns; daughters, Shauna Burns and Melissa Burns; grandchild, Charles Trinity Merrill; father, Dan Burns; and mother, Louise Aston Burns.

Online condolences: magnoliafuneralhome.net

Jacky “Big Daddy” South

Funeral services for Jacky “Big Daddy” South, 58, of Iuka, are set for 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Bethel Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Mr. South died Thursday, February 23, 2017, at his residence. A Master Mason, he was a member of the Burnsville Lodge number 233 F&AM.

Survivors include his daughter, Tanya Savell of Iuka; two sisters, Shelia South Phifer (Donnie) of Tishomingo and Myra South Barnett of Corinth; two brothers, Elmer South, Jr. (Tracy) of Iuka and Estes R. Brown (Geri) of Fredricktown, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Ivy Rose Savell and Patience “P.J.” Savell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer “Booster” South and Lena South.

Pallbearers include Carl Morris, Steve Morris, Eddie Morris, Mickey Shay, Junior Caranzo, and Eddie Bray. Honorary bearers include Jimmy Dale Lovelace, Tim Childs, and Oran Lee “Pop” Bray.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund in C/O Phillip South.

Bro. Michael South will officiate the service.

Online condolences: cutshallfuneralhome.com

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