- Joyce Bardo — 51, of Water Valley died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
- Y.C. Mayes-Rockette — 67, died Monday, April 11, 2011. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Everdale M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oakridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Christopher Caleb Wesley — 20, a college student, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Oxford. Funeral Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with Bro. Ryan Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2 at the funeral home. Born in Greenwood, he was a 2008 graduate of Dickson High School in Dickson, Tenn., and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College. He enjoyed working with children at The Scott Center in Oxford, music and singing. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Helen L. Wesley, and his grandfathers, James H. Wiltshire and Darrel Wayne Gray. Survivors include his mother, Rolonda Wesley Gray of Oxford; his father, Shealyn N. Richmond of Holly Springs; his step-father, David W. Gray of Oxford; his brother, David Bojack Gray of Oxford; his sister, Cara Loree Gray of Oxford; and his grandparents, Ronald Wesley of Carolton, Rubye Britt Carlisle of Greenwood and Sally J. Gray of Oxford. Memorials may be made to: The Scott Center, 401 North 5th Street, Oxford, Mississippi 38655. For online condolence, visit, www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
- Bobby Gene “Calhoun” Walker, 57, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, with family present from 5 to 6, all at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Usher Valley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Domini Henry officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. A native of Pontotoc, he was a member of Usher Valley United Methodist Church. He loved people and making them laugh, loved gangster movies, loved broadcasting baseball games and other events and love the Pistons and the Lakers. Survivors include his wife, Eloise Walker of Houlka; one daughter, Seqouia Williams of Pontotoc; three sons, Brandon Walker, Kasar Latham and Isiah Walker, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; his mother, Georgia B. Ware of Pontotoc; three sisters, Patsy Wilson and Alice Montgomery, both of Pontotoc, and Sarah Currie of Houston, Texas; eight brother, Jake Walker of Grand Rapids, James Wilson of Oxford, Joe Ware, Melvin Ware, Robert White and Johnny Ware, all of Pontotoc, Willie Ware of Plantersville and Gearld Ware of Memphis; four grandchildren; and a very special aunt, Lue Ethel Foster of Pontotoc.
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