Obituaries

Billy Cannon April 8, 2012 Memorial graveside services for Billy Clark “Cannonball” Cannon, 73, were April 14. 2012, at Antioch Cemetery in Bruce with the Rev. Darrell Logan officiating. He was born Aug. 2, 1938, in Bruce to the late Drew Larence and Lucille Watley Cannon. Mr. Cannon was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. Mr. Cannon died April 8, 2012, at his home in Bruce. Survivors include two sons, Drew Larence Cannon of Pearl and Admiral Dewey Cannon of Eupora; and two grandchildren. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce was in charge of arrangements.

Laurie Perry Fulce April 18, 2012 Services for Laurie Perry Fulce, 92, were April 20, 2012, at Ackerman United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rob Faulk and Bryan Carrubba officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery. She was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Choctaw County. Mrs. Fulce was a retired business owner/homemaker and member of Salem Independent Methodist Church. She died April 18, 2012, at her residence in Ackerman. Survivors include two sons, Johnny M. Fulce and Tommy Fulce of Ackerman; two brothers, Hayward Perry and J.T. Perry of Ackerman; a sister, Maurine Burkes of Hurley; four grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Salem Cemetery Fund or charity of choice. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Bill Miles Hitt April 12, 2012 Services for Mary Bill Miles Hitt, 79, of Bellefontaine, were April 15, 2012, at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora with Dr. James Bryant and the Rev. J.B. Rowe officiating. Burial was in Embry Cemetery She was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Webster County. Mrs. Hitt was a bookkeeper/teacher and member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church. She died April 12, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Survivors include her husband, Charles Everett Hitt of Bellefontaine; a son, Charles Everette Hitt Jr. of Grenada; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Alex Allday, Jimmy Bennett, Jimmy Ray Caffey, George Faulk, Jack Hendricks, Glen “Hob” Hood, Chuck Miles, Joe Miles, Joey Miles and Tim Rowe.

Carlton Cecil Staggs April 16, 2012 Services for Carlton Cecil Staggs, 75, were April 20, 2012, at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Interment was in the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home. Born in Eupora, he had lived in the Oxford area for 38 years. Mr. Staggs was a retired insurance salesman with Farm Bureau Insurance and member of North Oxford Baptist Church. He took the Eupora Eagles football team to the 1956 nationals, where it won. This resulted in his scholarship to college and he was named outstanding quarterback. Mr. Staggs was honored on the football field on the 50th anniversary of the Eupora Eagles 1956 Choctaw championship. He died April 16, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Survivors include his wife, Teresa W. Staggs of Oxford; a daughter, Kimberly Staggs of Oxford; a son, Sean Staggs of Oxford; two stepsons, William Westbrook Jr. and Steve Westbrook of Oxford; two sisters, Debra Lindsey of Vicksburg and Sherry Tanner of Delta, La.; a brother, Brent Lamb of Vicksburg; and eight grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284-8217.

Samuel Hunter Vaughn April 15, 2012 Services for Samuel Hunter Vaughn, 32, of Ackerman were April 19, 2012, at Ackerman Baptist Church with the Revs. Danny Irvin and Larry Odom officiating. Burial was in Enon Cemetery. He was born July 2, 1929, in Amory. Mr. Vaughn was a pharmacist at Ackerman Discount Drugs and member of Ackerman Baptist Church. He died April 15, 2012, in Jackson. Survivors include his wife, Angel Bell Vaughn of Starkville; a son, Jaxon Hunter Vaughn of Starkville; two brothers, Brad Vaughn of Ackerman and Richard Vaughn of Tupelo; and his parents, Eddy and Joyce Erwin Vaughn of Ackerman; Memorials may be made to the Hunter Vaughn Memorial Fund, c/o C. Hood, P.O. Box 759, Ackerman, MS 39735. Coleman Funeral Home of Ackerman was in charge of arrangements.