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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Obituaries

The Oxford EAGLE publishes obituaries free of charge for local families and for those making arrangements through local funeral homes. We accept obituary information from funeral homes only. Photos are welcome. For more information, call us at 662-234-4331 or send an e-mail.

Tuesday’s obituaries

Dr. Charles Whitney Evans — 84, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a long struggle with cancer. There will be, at Evans’ request, no memorial service.

Betty Elizabeth Callahan Melton — 67 and a native of Lafayette County, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Shelly “Red Bone” Ray Taylor —  51, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Coffeeville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Orchard, 295 Highway 7N in Oxford, with Bro. Mark Harris officiating. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at The Orchard. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (May 5, 2015, Page 3)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    Dr. Goberdhan “G.B.” Bhagat — 86, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday and share food at the family home at 319 Murray St. at any time between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Idell Duff Slack — 100, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford has charge of arrangements. (May 4, 2015, Page 2)

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      Sunday’s obituaries

      Roy Lee Jones — 59, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford in charge.

      Clark Anthony Parham — 2 weeks, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.  Private graveside services will be today at the New Hope Cemetery.

        (May 3, 2015, Page 3A)

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        Friday’s obituaries

        Stephany Gray Cox — 64, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. The funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

        Jerrel Lee Jones — 76, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, near Oxford. Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Peterman officiating. Burial will follow at the Abbeville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 1-3 p.m. today. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

        Kimberly Lashay Jones —  39, died April 23, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Funeral services will be Saturday at noon at Hodges Funeral Home chapel in Oxford with burial to follow at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Hodges Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

        Roy Lee Jones — 59, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford in charge.

        John “Rook” Willis McCauley —  79, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his home is Oxford. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford with the Rev. Eddie Rester and the Rev. Warren Black officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 4-6 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and Saturday from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

          (May 1, 2015, Page 2A)

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          Thursday’s obituaries

          Stephanie Cox — 64, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

          Jerrel L. Jones — 79, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.

          John “Rook” Willis McCauley — 81, died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

          Jeffie Lucille Tidwell Mooneyham — 79, of Oxford, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pine Flat Methodist Church with Bro. Eugene Bramlett officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Methodist Church Cemetery near Oxford. Visitation is Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at Pine Flat Methodist Church. National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

          Dennis Clark Turman —  57, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Delta Hospice House in Southaven. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sardis Church of Christ with Bro. Hal Johnson officiating. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of arrangements.

            (April 30, 2015, Page 3)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            Pamela C. Crawford — 60, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (April 29, 2015, Page 3A)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              Kalvin O’Neal “Spanky” Caldwell — 38, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill North Church in Water Valley with the Rev. James Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley,

              Joe H. Harding Jr. — 43, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at his home in Greenback, Tenn. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at The Orchard, 295 Highway 7 North, in Oxford with Bro. David Bodenheimer officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

              William H. (Bill) Stubblefield — 65, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after a brief illness.  A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford at 11:30 a.m. Friday. Visitation will be at the church at 10 a.m. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                (April 28, 2015, Page 3A)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                Jennifer Christine “Chris” Beall Cobb — 43, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at her home in Batesville. A private family committal service was held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. The family received friends at 10 this morning at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford with the Rev. John Semmes officiating a memorial service that followed at 11. Wells Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.

                Kimberly LaShay Jones — 39, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford has charge of arrangements.

                Sara Keith Pryor Mauldin —  75, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                Bobby Sockwell —  78, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at New El Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Keel officiating. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                William H. Stubblefield — 65, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                Roy Watson — 67, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services were held today at 1 p.m. at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry East officiating. Interment followed in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

                  (April 27, 2015, Page 2)

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                  Sunday’s obituaries

                  Dorothy Beatrice Coker Clark — 93, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Fairhope Health and Rehab in Fairhope, Ala. A private graveside service will be held at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Bill Barksdale officiating. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                  Sara Pryor Mauldin — 75, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                  Bobbye Jean Rush — 77, of Oxford and Burdette, Ark., died Friday, April 24, 2015, in Burdette. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Roller-Swift Funeral Home Chapel in Osceola, Ark., with burial in Mississippi County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

                  Theodore Steele (Ted) Todd —  63, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Oxford. No funeral is scheduled, but a memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. May 10 at the Eagles Lodge, 16801 E Sprague, in Spokane, Wash. The service will include musical performances and remembrances of Todd. The Inland Empire Blues Society will also be on hand for memberships, renewals and donations in honor of Todd.

                  Virginia “Sis” Tucker — 78, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Shane Crawford officiating. Interment will follow in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. The family will receive friends today from 5-8 p.m.

                    (April 26, 2015, Page 3A)

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                    Thursday’s obituaries

                    Jessie E. Draper — 71, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.

                    Edgar Dewitt Graham Jr. — 86, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Sumner. A funeral service will be held Friday at the Church of Advent at 11 a.m. in Sumner with the Rev. Lynn Ronaldi officiating. A private burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. The family will receive guests at their home in Sumner from 5-7 p.m. today. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale is in charge of arrangements.

                      (April 23, 2015, Page 3)

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