Hernando Funeral Home Ebituaries

Robbie Lee (Rochelle) Riley

Lake Cormorant, MS

 

Robbie Lee (Rochelle) Riley 77 passed away peacefully at her home on July 4, 2015. She was a retired secretary from the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department where she worked for 25 years. Mrs. Riley was also an active member of Trinity Baptist Church in Eudora. She was preceded in death by her husband James Earl Riley, Sr., a sister, Vetra Geater and her father and mother, Lawless and Ruby Rochelle. Mrs. Riley is survived by her son and daughter in law, Jimmy Earl and Becky Riley of Hernando, two grandchildren, Corey Riley and Brittany Riley both of Hernando, brother in law, Paul Leslie (Frances) Riley of Eudora, sister in law, Mary Nell Carter of Birmingham, AL and a host of nieces and nephews. Service will be 1 pm Monday, July 6, 2015 with the family receiving friends at catered reception beginning at 11 am at Hernando Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Trinity Baptist Church Cemetery in Eudora. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Trinity Baptist Church in Eudora, MS.

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Daniel Vincent Tucker

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Daniel Vincent Tucker, raconteur, bon vivant, inveterate seeker of fun and calamity and an appreciator of fine wines and spirits passed on to that great funhouse in the sky on June 30th, 2015. He is no doubt, at this time, entertaining Angelic hordes with his dancing prowess and most certainly providing laughter and stories that will be fodder for future generations of Angels.
Known in various parts of Mississippi as Ol’ Dan Tucker or simply Tucker and in Memphis, where he lived, as “Dancin’ Dan”, he was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on November 28th, 1956. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Alice Hood Mitchell. He is survived by his grandmother, Lucille Hood, his half-brother, Charles Mitchell Jr, and his uncle, James Hood.
He was a dancing fiend that had no peer. He could dance for hours in any style and better than all others. Many a woman swooned at his grace and style as he twisted them, dipped them low and then twirled them with a suave panache. He would then affix a gold sticker to the dress of the transfixed lady that said, “You’ve been dipped by ‘Dancin’ Dan.”
He was certainly a character. He was a member of the Krewe of the Ennead and contributed tirelessly and without hesitation, of course, to their parties, but more often, and with no thought of recompense, to the charitable efforts that they provide. He was a practicing Catholic, so that late at night or in the morning, he could be seen studying the Bible, even if his head was pounding.
A genial spirit, he was loved and adored by all who knew him. He was a brilliant eccentric and the closest incarnation to Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes that is possible. All of his friends have ‘Tucker Stories’ though not many may be recanted here with one notable exception. There was the time some years ago, when after a riotous evening, he and one who shall remain unnamed due to statute of limitation problems, decided to attempt to shoot skeet in their attic in a house in the Belhaven area of Jackson with repeated blasts from a shotgun. The arrival of a SWAT team distinguished this episode from so many others as none can remember as swift a reaction from the authorities on other Tucker escapades.
There will be a visitation service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd, at the Hernando Funeral Home in Hernando MS and a service will follow at 2:00 p.m. A wake will be held Thursday, July 2nd, 7:00 p.m. at Owen Brennan’s at 6150 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN 38117 wherein his memory will be cheered and revered with laughter and tears. Shortly after, it is entirely probable that the robe of Saint Peter will be adorned with a gold sticker proclaiming that he has been dipped by “Dancin’ Dan”.
There was really no one like him. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and by those who only observed his antics from a distance but enjoyed a laugh. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Krewes for Kids Carnival Memphis 4735 Spottswood Ave Suite #103 Memphis, TN 38117 are encouraged as is a daily shot of Tullemore DEW and a dance in memory of our friend and cohort, “Dancin’ Dan” Tucker.

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Charlie Roy Pounders

Eudora, MS

 

Charlie Roy Pounders 90 passed away June 26, 2015. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, a Purple Heart recipient at The Battle of the Bulge and a member of Eudora Baptist Church. Mr. Pounders was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Matthews Pounders, daughter, Donna Carol Pounders Teuton, sister, Vera Whitten and brother, J.D. Pounders. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Smith (Larry) of Kosciusko, MS, son, Charles Pounders (Dorothy) of Nesbit, son in law, David Teuton of Como, grandchildren, Gary Teuton, Lee Smith, Deana Cathey, Landon Smith, Staci Pounders and Justin Pounders and great grandchildren, Cody Cathey, Cole Teuton, Kayla Smith, Jackson Smith, Kamille Smith, Avery Cathey, Ainsley Cathey, Lilly Smith, Sydney Teuton and Collins Teuton. The family will receive friends at a catered reception from 5 pm until 7 pm Sunday, June 28, 2015 and service will be 11 am Monday, June 29, 2015 both at Hernando Funeral Home. Interment will follow in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Betty S. Busby Ritchie

Independence, MS

 

Betty S. Busby Ritchie 80 passed away June 18, 2015. She was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Independence; MS. Mrs. Ritchie was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Paul Ritchie. She is survived by her daughters, Vicky Kornegay of Independence and Susan Vincent (Roy) of Senatobia, sisters, Mary Gibson of Arkansas and Ruth Owens of Cockrum, MS, brother, Albert Busby of Horn Lake, grandchildren, Tiffany Parker, Paul Kornegay and Nikki Chambers and great grandchildren, Cayla Parker, Caitlyn Parker, Jasmine Chambers, Irelynn Chambers and Vanessa Chambers. Memorial service will be 3 pm Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Hernando Funeral Home with family receiving friends at a catered reception beginning at 1 pm.

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Dr. Dan Murphy

HORN LAKE

Dr. Dan Murphy, 68, passed away suddenly near his home in Horn Lake, MS after returning from a morning bicycle ride.  He was born September 27, 1946 in Denver, Colorado to Bernard and Madelene Murphy.  He will be dearly missed by Gay Myers, his fiancé, from Memphis and her children, Kristen Myers and Pete Myers (Larkin) and her grandchildren, Roxanne and Peter.  Dan moved to the mid-south in 1966 area after living numerous places around the world with his parents.  It was in this area that his children were born and where he pursued his education as a psychologist, earning his PhD at the University of Mississippi.  He was very proud of his service in the US Air Force after college. Dan is survived by his children, Heather Murphy (David Steinberg) of Memphis and Devin Murphy (Ana Matos) of Amsterdam and their mother Virginia Brown Murphy of Collierville, and by his brothers Ben Murphy (Liz) of California, Jim Murphy (Linda) of Arizona, and Kevin Murphy (Pat) of Indiana and many nieces and nephews.  After closing his long-time private practice in 2008, Dr. Murphy worked at Region One Mental Health Center in Clarksdale, MS and Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility near Tutwiler, MS performing mental health services.  Dr. Murphy has touched the lives of his many clients and friends with his kindness, thoughtfulness and quirky sense of humor and will be dearly missed by all.

A memorial service will be held at Hernando Funeral Home Friday, June 19 with visitation from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM with the service beginning at 5:30 PM. Casual attire is welcome.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Monastery of St. Clare, 1310 Dellwood Ave, Memphis 38127 or the Memphis Union Mission, PO Box 1938, Memphis 38101.

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