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Obituaries – Apr. 3, 2008

Sarah Kethleen Galloway Brummett

OXFORD – Mrs. Sarah Kathleen Galloway Brummett, 79, a retired Emerson Electric worker, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Sunshine Healthcare at Pontotoc.

  Services were held Saturday, March 29, at eleven o’clock in the morning in Springdale Freewill Baptist Church, with Reverend Wayne Robinson officiating. Burial was in Sprindale Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford had charge of arrangements.

  She was the widow of William Norris Brummett. An active member of Springdale Freewill Baptist Church, Mrs. Brummett was an avid quilter and enjoyed needlework. She was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Ray Brummett.

  Survivors include: two daughters, Jane Franklin of Water Valley and Sue Tidwell of Oxford; a son William J. Brummett of Pontotoc; two sisters, Laverne Holt of Pontotoc and Dorothy Steiner of Kingston, Washington; two brothers, Tommy Galloway of Pontotoc and Monroe Galloway of Tupelo; ten grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

  The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mrs. Brummett’s name be made to Springdale Cemetery Fund, c/o Ken Walker, 230 CR 431, Oxford, MS 38655.

John Lynn Crumby

TUPELO – John Lynn Crumby, 73, died Monday, March 24, 2008, in The North Mississippi Medical Center after a brief illness..

  Born March 25, 1934, Mr. Crumby was a son of the late Johnnie F. and Zula Pearl Hood Crumby. In 1953 he graduated from Water Valley High School and then went on to Northwest Mississippi Junior College, where he played basketball on a scholarship. He earned his degree in accounting from The University of Mississippi. He married Beth Bell Crumby and then served in the National guard in Fairbanks, Alaska for two years.

    After returning to Tupelo, he received his CPA and worked with M. M. Winkler and Associates as a managing partner for many years before joining the accounting firm of Nail McKinney Tate and Robison in 1985 as a partner and was there until his retirement. He enjoyed his Friday morning breakfast group. He will be remembered as an honest and ethical man of integrity. He was a longtime and faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the Finance Committee for many years and Sunday School Teacher of the Wesleyan Class.

  Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Wesley United Methodist Church with Rev. Don McCain and Rev. Raymond Rooney officiating. Burial was in Tupelo Memorial Park, with Winford Hudson, Jimmy Langley, David Andrews, Ray Wilkinson, Jim Langford, and Jerry Jordan as pallbearers. W. E. Pegues Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

  Survivors include: his daughter, Lynne Crumby of Tupelo; a son, David Crumby and wife, Jan, of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, Wallace F. Crumby, and wife, Inez, of Tupelo; his sister, Mildred Fitzgerald, and husband, Jerry, of Millington, Tennessee; two grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Jim Bell, and wife, Mary Louise, of Raymond and Tom Bell, and wife, Vicki, of Water Valley; numerous nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Beth Crumby, who died October 18, 1987; a sister, Janie Ruth Hillhouse; and a brother, Hollis E. Crumby.

  Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 2010 W. Main, Tupelo, MS 38801. Expressions of sympathy may be left at

Jimmie Raye Stone

WATER VALLEY – Mrs. Jimmie Raye Stone, age 68, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2008, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  Born in Bruce, Mrs. Stone was a daughter of the late Erie and Bessie Kelley Miller. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

  Services will be held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 2, at two o’clock in the afternoon, with Rev. Billy Childs, Rev. Billy Clyde Miller, and Dr. Joe Walker presiding. The committal will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

  Mrs. Stone is survived by her husband, Bobby Stone of Water Valley; two daughters, Susan Hammond and Judy Miller, both of Water Valley; two sons, Mike Todd of Water Valley and Billy Minor of Oxford; a step-daughter, Carla Stevens of Newburn, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  Along with her parents, Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Clyde Horn; two brothers, Verdo and Delane Miller; and a sister, Mary Hughes.

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