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Stanley Jeffrey Akers

IUKA – Funeral services for Stanley Jeffrey Akers, 60, is Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Akers died Friday, August 11, 2017 at his mother’s residence. He was of the Methodist faith and a carpenter by trade.

Survivors include his children, Amanda of Iuka, Emily of Russellville, Ala., and Daleanna of Walnut; his grandchildren, Dalton, Caden and Addysn; his mother, Emma Frances Akers; his brothers and sisters, Robert (Buddy) Akers of Florence, Ala., Stephanie (Tommy) Barnett of Iuka, and Mark (Amy) Akers of Iuka; his brother-in-law, Carl Booker of Iuka; and his nieces and nephews, Kristen Amber (Donald) Johnson of Iuka, Brianna (Mitch) Campbell of Memphis, Allie Barnett of Iuka, Chaz (Jill) Akers of Iuka, and Bradley Booker of Iuka.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Joe Akers; his sister, Terry Jo Booker; his infant brother, Patrick Akers; his niece, Carla Booker Branson; and his grandparents, Terry and Elise Curtis and Robert and Julia Akers.

Elder Gene Gist will officiate the service.

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Kellie Barrett

IUKA – Funeral services for Kellie Barrett, 51, is Monday at 11 a.m. at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka with burial at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 7-10 p.m.

Mrs. Barrett died Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Barrett; sons, Matthew and Jacob Adams; daughter, Jessica Rhodes; brothers, Robert Donaldson, Russell Thorson and Daniel Thorson; sister, Shana Thorson; five grandchildren, Ashton Adams, Tucker Adams, Cassie Rhodes, River Rhodes and Austin Adams.

She is preceded in death by her father, Malcolm Donaldson.

Bro. William Lambert will officiate.

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Kenneth Ray Derrick

Funeral services for Kenneth Ray Derrick, 75, of Memphis, is 12 p.m. on Monday at Corinthian Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bethlehem Cemetery.

Visitation is Monday 11 a.m. until service time. 

Mr. Derrick died Friday, August 11, 2017 at Methodist North In Memphis.

Born August 19, 1941 in Alcorn County to Sam and Velma James Derrick, he worked as an upholster of furniture.

Survivors include his sons, Kenny Derrick (Holly) of Cordova, Tenn., and Jeff Derrick (Michelle) of Jackson, Mo.; two sisters, Ollie Tucker and Mary Frances White both of Florence; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and 5 brothers.

Bro. Kelley Zellner will officiate.

Ilene Meeks Wilbanks

Funeral services for Ilene Meeks Wilbanks, 83, of Corinth, is 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with burial at Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday and from 12 p.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Mrs. Wilbanks died Saturday, August 12, 2017 at home with her family by her side. She was born in Alcorn County on January 16, 1934 to the late John Booker Meeks and Lottie Dellinger Meeks. Like her parents, Mrs. Wilbanks was a lifelong resident of the Gift community in Alcorn County. She was a devout Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a lifelong member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and loved her church with all her heart. She was a 1952 graduate of Kossuth High School, a 4-H leader and a member of the Gideon's Auxiliary. Mr. Wilbanks was an expert gardener, loved working in her flowers, enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and made numerous quilts for her family and others she dearly loved. She was born into a family with six brothers and two sisters and learned early the value of hard work. Her parents, brothers and sisters worked very hard in their farm to make a living. Her legacy of hard work and devotion to her family is shown in the faces of her survivors, all of whom know how to get up early, stay up late and get the job done. She will be forever remembered in the hearts of those she loved. 

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Leiman Wilbanks of Corinth; her children, Dianne Whitaker (Jimmy), Carol Roberts and Steve Wilbanks all of Corinth; her grandchildren, Whitney Callahan (Rodney), Marley Ashe (Landon), Chelsey Whitaker (fiancé Wesley Box), Curt Reader (Lori), Allison Riley (Stephen), Dusty Roberts, Erin Hinton (Daniel) and Reece Wilbanks; her great-grandchildren, Landry Callahan, Finley Callahan, Cambrey Callahan, Mox Callahan, Whit Ashe, Harper Riley, Hadley Riley, Millie Reader, Cahne Reader, Livy Hinton, Lana Hinton and Lyza Hinton; her brothers, Floyd Meeks (Maxine), Troy Meeks (Martha) and Alvin Meeks (Greta) all of Corinth; her sisters, Virginia Smith and Nelda Mitchell (Ron) all of Corinth; her sisters-in-law, Gloria Meeks of Corinth and Corky Wilbanks of Buena Park, Calf.; a very special friend and caregiver, Bernice Stafford; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin Meeks, Elmer Meeks and Bobby Meeks; her sister-in-law, Carolyn Meeks; and her son-in-law, Elvis Roberts. 

Pallbearers include Curt Reader, Reece Wilbanks, Dusty Roberts, Rodney Callahan, Stephen Riley, Landon Ashe, Daniel Hinton and Wesley Box.

Dr. Ron Mitchell and Bro. Philip Caples will officiate the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church or the Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1603, Corinth, MS 38835. 
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