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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.

Friday’s obituaries

John Wesley Mitchell –  72, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at New Providence M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in Orwood Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford. (March 26, 2010, Page 2A)

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    Thursday’s obituaries

    • John W. Mitchell — 72, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • John Baker Ratliff — 88, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at New Prospect Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     (March 25, 2010, Page 2)

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      Wednesday’s obituaries

      • Opal Boxx Champion Gore — 89, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
      • John Baker Ratliff — died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

       (March 24, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Tuesday’s obituaries

        • Ruth Mortimer Cooper — 94, died Thursday, March 18, 2010. Services were held Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
        • Marjorie Ann Greene Moxley — 75, died Sunday, March 21, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A graveside service will follow at 3:30 p.m. in the Lindsay Cemetery in Belmont. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 this evening at the funeral home.

         (March 23, 2010, Page 2)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          • Patty Ruth Hensley Avent —  81, died Saturday, March 20, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Waller Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 until 7.
          • Robert L. “Bob” Barron — 60, of Indian Rocks Beach, died Sunday, March 21, 2010. Private family services will be held at a later date.
          • Ruth Mortimer Cooper — 94, died Thursday, March 18, 2010. Services were held Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.
          • Dorthy Mae McNece — 78, died Saturday, March 20, 2010. Services will beheld at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie, Mo. Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
          • Dovie Durline Mays Murphree — 82, f died Thursday, March 18. 2010. Services were held Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Pinecrest Cemetery.
          • Marguerite Still — 91, died Friday, March 19, 2010. Services were held this morning at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
          • Sylvia Christine “Teena” White Wallace — 52, died Thursday, March 18, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Columbus. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at Calvert Funeral Home of West Point and one hour prior to the service at the church.

           (March 22, 2010, Page 2)

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            Sunday’s obituaries

            • Patty Ruth Hensley Avent — 81, died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Misssissippi. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel inOxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 until 7.
            • Dovie Durline Mays Murphree — 82, formerly of Water Valley, died Thursday, March 18. 2010, at her home in Germantown, Tenn. Services were held Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in Pinecrest Cemetery.
            • Sylvia Christine “Teena” White Wallace — 52, died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at her home in Caledonia. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Episocopal Church in Columbus, with the Very Rev. James F. Carlyle officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at Calvert Funeral Home of West Point and one hour prior to the service at the church.

             (March 21, 2010)

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              Friday’s obituaries

              • Frederick Andrew Brown — formerly of Oxford, died Monday, March 15, 2010. Services will be held at 9 a.m. June 16 at Ft. Myer Chapel. Burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson Funeral Chapel in Alexandria, Va.
              • Rev. John H. Ford — 87, of Water Valley died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 2 this afternoon at First United Pentecostal Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

               (March 19, 2010, Page 2A)

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                Thursday’s obituaries

                • Rubye Bunkley — 91, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010. A graveside service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
                • The Rev. John H. Ford —  90, died Wednesday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
                • Mildred Quarles — 79, died Saturday, March 13, 2010.  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jordan Chapel CME Church. Burial will be in Jordan Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Christ Temple CME Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

                 (March 18, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Wednesday’s Obituaries

                  • William Van Brewer — 93, died Monday, March 15, 2010. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
                  • Ruby Bunkley — 91, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North  Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
                  • Bonnie Chisholm Eakes — 92, died Monday, March 15, 2010. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel in Philadelphia. Burial will follow in Cooks Chapel Cemetery in Neshoba County. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

                   (March 17, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Integration leader dies at 79

                    The woman who took the issue of Oxford schools’ integration to federal court died Saturday at her home in Oxford. Called “the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County,” Mildred Quarles was an outspoken leader during the local struggle for the integration of public schools — brought to a head when she placed her own son’s name on the federal lawsuit filed against Oxford city schools in 1969. (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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