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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.

Monday’s obituaries

Meredith “Hope” Mize Dennis — 59, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at her home in Paris. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Paris Baptist Church, in Paris. The Revs. Larry Wicker and Rick Glidewell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9-11 a.m., all at the church. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Charlotte Freeman — 85, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at her home in West Memphis, Ark. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

Mary J. Souter — 63, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Autry Funeral Home of Pontotoc in charge. (May 18, 2015, Page 3)

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    Thursday’s obituaries

    Junior Charles ”Buzz” Dunn — 70, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at his home in Water Valley. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. before the service at the funeral home.

    Susie Ree Archie Liggins Ivy — 89, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at her residence in Oxford. A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Andrew Robinson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be for two hours prior to the service at Second Baptist Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

    Janet Ray Kirby — 91 of Coffeeville, died on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Calhoun City. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home chapel in Bruce with the Bro. Freddie Buchanan officiating. Interment will be in Memory Memorial Gardens in Bruce. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home.

    Juanita Floyd Pittman — 91, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at her home in Oxford. The funeral service will be held today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Lendy Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at noon at the funeral home.

    Brenda Lee Smith — 52, of Etta, died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Flint Hill M.B. Church in Etta with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

      (May 14, 2015, Page 3)

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      Wednesday’s obituaries

      Todd Shelton Maclin — 58, died Monday, May 11, 2015 at his home near Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Tabernacle Church, on Highway 32 East in Water Valley. Interment will be in the Tabernacle Cemetery adjacent to the church. Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. before the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

      Bro. Hugh A. Martin — 88, died Monday, May 11, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Philadelphia, with the Revs. Stuart Purvis, Phillip Jackson and Don Savell officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

      Juanita Floyd Pittman — 91, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

        (May 13, 2015, Page 3)

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        Tuesday’s obituaries

         Tommy Wilson Cook — 84, died Friday, May 8, 2015. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Harmontown Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Pinkerton and Dr. Garry Graves officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

        Mable Faye Williams Dorris — 100, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. Phillip Cook and Bro. Bennie Turnage officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.

        Betty Elizabeth Callahand Melton — 67, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A memorial service will be held May 19 at 1 p.m. at Paris Methodist Church in Paris with Pastor Sammy Gossett officiating.

        James Albert “Sarge” Moore Sr. — 88, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service was held 11 a.m. Monday at the Burton Funeral Home chapel in Indianola.

          (May 12, 2015, Page 3)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          Ottilie Schwarz Beatty — 71, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Fr. Joe Tonos officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

          Susie Lee Ivy — 89, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc. (May 11, 2015, Page 3)

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            Sunday’s obituaries

            Lois Elizabeth Harmon Stevens — 88, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. A graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service beginning at noon at the funeral home.

            Gordon R. Thetford — 66, died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville with Hal Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin one hour before the service.

              (May 10, 2015, Page 3A)

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              Friday’s obituaries

              Ottilie Schwarz Beatty died Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Pensacola, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

              Lera Owen Jacobs — 93, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Magnolia Manor in Tupelo. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be tonight from 6-8 at the funeral home and prior to the service on Saturday from 1-2 p.m.

              Brenda Smith —  52, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford.

              Lois Stevens — 88, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (May 8, 2015, Page 3A)

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                Thursday’s obituaries

                Elease Hite — 76, a homemaker, died May 5, 2015. Funeral services are Saturday at 3 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale, with burial in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

                Johnny Mack McLarty — 63, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at his home near Oxford. There are no plans for a service. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

                Sarah Salmon — 92, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Bro. Gregory Davis officiating. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

                Idell Duff Slack — 100, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with the Rev. Roosevelt Joyner, pastor of Koinonia Baptist Church in Memphis, officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford, with family visitation to be held Friday from 5-8 p.m. at East Providence M.B. Church in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. (May 7, 2015, Page 3)

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                  Wednesday’s obituaries

                  Betty Mullins Coon — 85, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ann H. Kelly officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 9-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                  Roy Lee Jones — 59, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with Minister Lee Avant officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-6 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.

                  Sarah Salmon — 92, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Yalobusha County Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                  William Scott Smith — 17, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at his home in Harmontown. A memorial service is planned at his home, 21 County Road 525, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                  Shelly “Red Bone” Ray Taylor —  51, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Coffeeville. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today 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 6, 2015, Page 3A)

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                    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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