VARDAMAN – Ellie Louise Hellums Head, 78, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Calhoun Health Service Hospital in Calhoun City. She was born Nov. 15, 1934, at Springhill in Lafayette County, to John Warren Hellums and Willie Avis White Moore. She was a homemaker and retired employee of Franklin Manufacturing in Houston.
Service is at 2 p.m. today at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Interment is at Poplar Springs Cemetery.
She is survived by her son, Randy McKiney (Shirley) of Houston; five sisters, Annice H. Jenkins of Bruce, Syville H. Wells of Horn Lake, Annie H. Parker of Pittsboro, Vannie Hellums of Wynne, Ark., and Frances H. Brown of Bruce; stepmother, Christeen Hellums of Vardaman; two brothers, David Hellums of Pearl, Henry Moore of Vardaman; five grandchildren, John, Shawn, Jason and Brad McKiney and Beverly Edge (Jimmy); six great-grandchildren, Ben, Cheyenne and Tori McKinney, Coty and Mathew Edge and Kayla Jo Hamilton; one great-great-grandson, Kyle Nichols.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clark Jackson Head; two sons, Willie Ray McKiney and Eddie Dean McKiney; two grandsons, Steven Dean “Stevie” McKiney and Samuel Edge; and two brothers, Johnny Moore and Joseph Coleman “Joey” Hellums.
Pallbearers are Jason Aron, John John Campbell, James K. Hardin, Dewayne Hellums, Rodney Hellums, Michael Landreth, Wesley Moore and Brad McKiney. Honorary pallbearers are Aaron Brown, Robbie Head and Billy Moore.
Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, March 6, Chickasaw Journal.