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Gatlin, Dorothy - Corinth  
CORINTH – Dorothy Gatlin, 78, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015, at home in Corinth. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 19, 2015
Getties, David  
TUPELO – The Rev. David Getties Sr. died on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today, January 24, at the H.L.Coleman Center. Burial will be in Porter's Memorial Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 24, 2015
Getties Sr., Rev. David - Tupelo  
TUPELO – The Rev. David Getties Sr. died January 17, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by N.L. Jones Funeral Directors.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2015
Gipson, Lucy Mae - Abbeville  
ABBEVILLE – Lucy Mae Gipson, 61, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 24, at Springfield M.B. Church in Abbeville. Burial will be follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 24, 2015
Gorman, John Ballard - Madison  
MADISON – John Ballard Gorman, 45, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, following an accident during a training exercise in Tunica County. Born on January 28, 1969, in Vicksburg, John was adopted by a family that brought him home when he was just three days old and loved him beyond measure. John was raised in Jackson and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School. He attended the University of Mississippi where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha and graduated from Mississippi College in 1992 with a degree in Criminal Justice. John began his career with the Mississippi Gaming Commission in January 1994 as a Gaming Enforcement Agent I in Tunica County and graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Office Training Academy the following May. He was promoted to Gaming Enforcement Agent II in 1995, to Special Enforcement Agent in 1997, and in 1999 became Branch Director and opened the Vicksburg Office which he ran until his death. His title was changed to Division Director in 2012, and he was recently promoted to Director of Investigations, a promotion he had worked hard to achieve. John was an NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, a Certified Public Manager and a Glock Firearms Armorer. John was preceded in death by his father, James William Gorman of Jackson; maternal grandparents, Charles Earl Ballard and Elaine Ryle Ballard of Madison; paternal grandparents, Joseph Henry Gorman and Lilly Mae Merchant Gorman of Leland; and two cousins that were his hunting buddies, Kirk Hudson of Magee and Ryles Logan of Ft. Smith, Ark. John was a very devoted husband and father and is survived by his wife, Summer Goff Gorman, daughters, Abby Grace and Lauren Burgett, all of Madison; his mother, Mildred Ballard Gorman, of Jackson; sisters, Julie Gorman Levanway of Jackson and Sherry Gorman Sanderson (Charles David) of Pulaski, Tenn.; nephews and nieces, Andrew Gorman Levanway (Natalie) of Jackson, William Douglas Levanway (Allie) of London, England, Tarah Sanderson Holt (Jamie), Charles Clayton Sanderson and Mary Shelby Sanderson, all of Pulaski, Tenn.; one great-nephew, Andrew Graham Levanway of Jackson; loving in-laws, Brenda and Jacky Goff of Tupelo; brother-in-law, Kevin Goff, Tupelo; and nephew, Landon Goff, Tupelo; and several aunts and cousins. John was a cradle Catholic and a devout member of Saint Richard Catholic Church in Jackson. The family will receive friends today, January 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. at Saint Richard Catholic Church, 1242 Lynnwood Drive, Jackson. On Saturday, January 24, at 10 a.m. there will be a visitation prior to an 11 a.m. Funeral Mass at Saint Richard celebrating John's life. Following mass, graveside services will be held in Natchez Trace Memorial Park in Madison. Natchez Trace Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to The John Gorman Memorial Fund established at any branch of the Community Bank of Mississippi.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2015
Govich, Mary Roane - Ocean Springs  
OCEAN SPRINGS – Mary Roane Hill Govich passed away peacefully in the Ocean Springs Hospital on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. She was born on May 2, 1931, to Bertram Claiborne Hill and Mary Emma Roane Hill. She graduated from Houston High School and Millsaps College and received her master's degree from the University of Alabama. She was a retired teacher, teaching learning disabled children in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and after retirement, did consulting in the field of learning disabilities. She was a noted dog breeder, seeing many of her show animals become AKC champions. She showed under the name Roane Hill Collies & Schipperkes. Roane is survived by two sons, Bruce Michael Govich Jr. and Steven Logan Govich. She is also survived by Art Tucker, her longtime caregiver and co-owner with her show dog hobby. Art was like another son to her. Additionally, she is survived by a brother, Colonel (Ret) William B. Hill, and sister-in-law, June Hill, of Woodland as well as nephews, Karl and Kurt Floyd, and Lon Hill, and niece, Leigh Hill Jekkals; and many friends. In addition to her parents, Roane was preceded in death by her sister, Harley Floyd, and son, Dan Govich. Roane loved Jesus and knew with her illness that she would see him soon. She had no fear. Her earthly remains will be interred in the Houston Cemetery by her parents in a private family ceremony. Southern Mississippi Funeral Services served the family. Share your memories of Roane and send condolences to the family at www.smfs.us.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 20, 2015
Graham, Kathryn Leeper - Tupelo  
TUPELO – Mrs. Kathryn Edwards Leeper Graham, 93, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at North Mississippi Hospice Unit after a long prosperous life. She was born November 12, 1921, in Perry County, Tenn., to Claude and Lottie Edwards. She came to Tupelo 34 years ago from Columbus, where she was a member of Wesley Methodist Church. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo, where she was active for many years before her health began to fail. She worked many years as a fitness instructor for NMMC Wellness Center. She enjoyed her aerobics, encouraging her aerobics students, cooking, sewing and working with her flowers. A visitation honoring Kathryn will be today, Jan. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a private family service with burial at Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to hollandfuneraldirectors@comcast.net . Survivors include her two daughters, Jan Carnathan of Tupelo and Jackie Moore of Yazoo City; three grandchildren, Steven Moore and Laura Dick, both of Biloxi, and Brent Carnathan of Pierson, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dorothy Edwards of Tiplersville; niece, Irene Womack of Nashville, Tenn.; and a special friend, Marie Milam. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband and father of Jackie and Jan, Jack Leeper; late husband, Harvey Graham; two sisters, Theda Long and Tommie Edwards; and brother, Claude Edwards Jr.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 22, 2015
Green, Lloyd - New Albany  
NEW ALBANY – Lloyd Green, 64, fell asleep in death Saturday, January 17, 2015, as he was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was born September 13, 1950, in New Albany. Lloyd graduated from W.P. Daniel High School in 1970. Lloyd and Linda were married almost 42 years. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 40 years and was an active member of the Tupelo South American Sign Language Group of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was a retired mailman where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Pontotoc for 41 years. He received numerous U.S. Postal awards such as an award for implementing a new idea resulting in the post office accomplishing goals for the Postal Service in 1990. Lloyd was loved by many because of his positive attitude, self-sacrificing spirit as well as his unconditional and enduring love. Lloyd always showed personal interest in others. Lloyd was generous and yet very much appreciated what others did for him. Many enjoyed Lloyd's sense of humor and felt refreshed by his smile and upbeat demeanor. He served as an Elder in the congregation for many years and also enjoyed various privileges over the years. He was a diligent student of the Bible and loved going door to door to talk with neighbors about the good news that our Creator, Jehovah God, will one day soon end all suffering and make this earth a Paradise. He was excited to participate in the August worldwide campaign to promote the website jw.org which helps people to get Bible answers to their questions. Lloyd's hope and desire was that everyone reading this considers John 5:28-29. Some of his other interests included playing tennis, running, reading, working on vehicles, watching the Discovery Channel of ice-fishing in Alaska, and family vacations. He was survived by his wife, Linda Ann Green of New Albany; three children, Latonia Green (Gooch), Kendria Green and Tangenia Green (Nunley); three grandchildren, Zephaniah Gooch, Azaria Gooch and Lathan Nunley. Lloyd was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Grace Green and Aaron Green; a brother, Steve Green; a sister. Gloria Green. He was survived by four brothers, Gary Green, David Green, Robert Green and Terry Green, all of New Albany; four sisters, Emma Green, Penny Gilbert, Catherina Coleman and Tina Blackwell; and one stepsister, Georgia Green. Visitation with be held Thursday, January 22, 2015, from noon to 2 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 722 Coulter Drive, New Albany, MS 38652. Burial and gravesite services will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at United Funeral Services – Vista Memorial Park, 700 Highway 15 South, New Albany, MS 38652. A memorial service will be held Friday, January 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 410 Monument Drive, Tupelo, MS 38801 with Brother Greg Woodson officiating.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 21, 2015
Green, Lloyd - New Albany  
NEW ALBANY – Lloyd Green, 65, passed away Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at ECH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home of New Albany.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 18, 2015
Grisham, Arnell  
CORINTH – Arnell Grisham, 89, passed away Jan. 16, 2015, at home. Services will be 2 p.m. today, Jan. 18, 2015, at Corinthian Chapel. Burial will be in Fraleys Chapel Cemetery. Corinthian Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home.
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Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Jan. 18, 2015
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