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Marshuan Braxton, 17
Marshuan Braxton, 17, of New Albany, died as the result of an accident in Costa Rica.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir, Missionary Group, Junior Council, He would have been a senior at the New Albany High School, where he played football, ran track, was a member of the chorus, manager of the basketball team, was employed by Movie Reel and was involved in many activities.
Memorial services will be Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the New Albany Middle School Gym with Rev. Amanda Gordon officiating with interment in Gerizum Cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his grandmother/legal guardian Elnora Howell of New Albany, MS, his parents Delilah Colyer and her husband Timothy, sisters & brothers, Carl Richardson, Alexis Braxton, Nicole Colyer, Karen Esken (Damain), Patricia Colyer, Aubrey Braxton, Mariah Waldrop, Tammy Peaches, Elias Colyer.
Jones Williamson, 71
Jones “Joe Scooter” Williamson, 71, of New Albany, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home. He was a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. J.C. Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Beasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Williamson (Addie) and Terry Williamson (Kathy); one daughter, Wanda Knox (Stacy), all of Pontotoc; one brother, Rev. J.C. Williamson (Helen); three sisters Lucille “Nancy” Russell and Mossie Ruth Oliver, both of Indianapolis, and Mary Ease W. Beasley of New Albany.
Visitation was from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time Friday.
Corrie Belle Barber Darling, 93, of Blue Springs, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Marshall County to Henry Alton Barber and Sophia Edna Bonds Barber. She was a homemaker and a member of the Blue Springs Baptist Church. She loved her dogs, Jack and Little Boy.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, at the United Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Don Wilson and Dr. Jack Bennett officiating. Interment will be in the Fairfield Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Smith (Raymond); one son, Edward Darling (Barbara); seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward Gardner Darling; a sister, Robbie Germany; and two brothers, Henry Barber and Paul Barber.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Gary Darling, Daniel Darling, David Smith, Mark Smith, Benjamin Smith, Jason Hubbard and Jonathan Shoup.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.
Milton A. Benefield, 78
Milton A. Benefield, 78, of died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. He was born March 11, 1931, to Dave A. and Wilma Jeter Benefield. He lived in Union County for 68 years. He was a retired farmer, a certified welder and a sanitation contractor. He was a member of Fredonia Baptist Church and a Mason for 50 years. He was a good husband, father and provider, and he loved his family, country and God. He enjoyed working and gardening, fishing, hunting and visiting with his many friends.
Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Glenfield Funeral Home of New Albany with Dr. Chris Aldridge and Bro. Clyde Pound officiating. Interment was in Vista Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Claylene McLaughlin Benefield of New Albany; one daughter, Deborah Robison of New Albany; one grandchild, Chuck Robison of New Albany; one brother, Simmie C. Benefield of New Albany; four sisters, Elizabeth Kidd of Tupelo, Jamie Robbins (Earnest) of New Albany, Polly Poindexter of Olive Branch and Lottie Sprous of New Albany. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Fred Benefield; and two sisters, Lavada Huffstatler and Mary Emma Benefield.
Pallbearers will be David Smith, J.R. Benefield, Wayne Benefield, Rick Tucker, Mike Kitchens, John Wilhite, Keith Thompson and Ricky Tate.
Visitation was from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mamie Lou McMillen
Mamie Lou Manning, 88, of New Albany, died June 24, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County. She was born July 11, 1920 in Union County to The Late Macon Pete McMillen and Lillie Wray McMillen. She was a homemaker, and a member of The Ingomar United Methodist Church. She was very active in her church and in her community and loved Quilting.
Services will be Friday June 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. in United Funeral Service Chapel with Bro. Kerry Powell and Bro. Charles Smith officating.
Survivors include, two daughters, Betty Gossom of Pensicola, Fl. and Kathy Gillespie (Arthur) of Greenwood, South Carolina; one son, James Manning (Lula) of New Albany; Five Grandchildren, Jimmy Manning of Oxford, Ms., Bradley Manning of New Albany, Marie Gossom of Dallas, Tx., Anna Gillespie of Greenwood, South Carolina, and Nathan Gillespie of Greenwood, South Carolina; and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband ralph manning, one infant child, all her brothers and sisters and three grandchildren.
Visitation was Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
For online condolences visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com