Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nannie Lee "Nan" Burney Randle

WEST POINT – Nannie Lee “Nan” Burney Randle, 91, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Ackerman to Nannie Lee Weaver Burney and Richard Valentino Burney. She graduated from Ackerman High School and Blue Mountain College. She was a third grade schoolteacher for the West Point Public School System for 28 years. She was a charter member the Clay County Unit of the Retired Education Personnel of Mississippi. She was also active in the American Cancer Society’s “Reach to Recovery Program” for 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 40 years and an active worker with the young people of the church. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and growing Day Lillies. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Lewis Martin Randle of Blue Mountain, on Aug. 15, 2007.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point with the Rev. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery of West Point.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Bounds (Bobby) and Lewise Jackson, all of West Point; three grandchildren, Jay Jackson, Walt Bounds and Drew Bounds (Tatum); her great-grandchildren, Branyan, Baylor, Brylee, Brinkleigh, Aspyn and Burkley Bounds.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her granddaughter, Randee Bounds.

Pallbearers will be Jay Jackson, Walt Bounds, Drew Bounds, Robbie Robinson, Tommy Henley, Bucky Kellogg and Robert Smith.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 794, West Point, MS 39773; or to LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, 50 Dunlap Street, Memphis, TN 38103.

Visitation will be from 1 from 2 p.m. Sunday at Calvert Funeral Home.

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Jeanette Bright McGill

Jeanette Bright McGill, aged 73, passed away December 30, 2009. She leaves her husband, Howard of Mexico, a half-sister, Ella Staples of Ackerman and many neices and nephews.

Jeanette was born in the Bywy community of Choctaw County, Mississippi. After graduating from Ackerman High School (MS) in '54, she worked as secretary in Memphis for about two years. She moved to Dallas and became an airline stewardess for American Airlines. She continued to fly for them after she and Howard were married. They have lived in Mexico for many years, first in Puerto Vallarta, then they built a home in the mountains.