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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

Mary Elizabeth Groner Donnell — 85, died at her home in Water Valley on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held today from 1 p.m. until the start of the service.

Tony Mitchell — 57, died in Grenada on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kimbro Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Crowder Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the chapel.

  (March 23, 2015, Page 3)

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    Thursday’s obituaries

    Annie Lee Burnett Buford — 82, died March 11, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with the Rev. Bobby Dailey officiating. Burial will be Buford Chapel U.M. Church Cemetery in Oxford. Viewing will be Friday from 11a.m.-5 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Homes Chapel. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

    John V. Grigg — 58, died March 16, 2015, at his residence in Harmontown. No services were held. Cooley’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements (March 19, 2015, Page 2)

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      Wednesday’s obituaries

      Sylvia Quay Langham McCullar — 83, died Monday, March 16, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m.  Thursday at Camp Ground Cemetery in Lafayette County with Bro. David Ross officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements. (March 18, 2015, Page 3)

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        Tuesday’s obituaries

        Ginger Alice Christman Daniel — 75, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Skyline Alive Hospice. Services were held March 10 at Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin, Tenn.

        Carol Champion House — 64, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Orchard with Bro. Derek Starnes and Bro. Ken White officiating. Interment will be in Laodicea Cemetery at the Lafayette Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Lafayette Springs. Visitation will be held today from 4-7 p.m. at The Orchard, 295 Highway 7 North. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

        Jaxon Clay Hutchens — infant son of James and Alessandra Denise Carter Hutchens of Charleston, was born and died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service was held Monday at the Bethel Cemetery in the Teasdale community in Tallahatchie County with Bro. Ben Kennedy officiating.  Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (March 17, 2015, Page 3)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          Jessie Ray Cox — 64, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at his home in Lafayette Springs. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc with Ken White officiating. Burial will follow in Turnpike Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m.

          Bobby Johnson — 62, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with interment to follow in Campground Cemetery near Water Valley. Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m.

            (March 16, 2015, Page 3)

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            Sunday’s obituaries

            Vera Ellen Smith Maples — 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Miss. Services were held Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Minister Bob Brewer officiating. Burial followed in North Oxford Cemetery.

            John “Johnny” Horace Pruitt, Jr. — 60, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at his home in Oxford. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Shirley Corine Rogers — 69  of Water Valley died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Springhill Church in Water Valley with Pastor Sammy Townes, Pastor Amos Sims and Pastor Mitchell Steen officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

              (March 15, 2015, Page 3A)

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              Friday’s obituaries

              Sally Applewhite — died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

              Bill Beaty Blankenship — 82, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.  Visitation will be held Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.

              Carolyn Rochelle Boyd-Johnson — 49, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A celebration of life service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Bryant Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

              Helen Newman — 83, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at her residence in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Bruce with Bro. Jimmy McLendon officiating. Interment will be in Turkey Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

              Beverly Ann “Puddin” Tatum-Walker — 48, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Ridgeland. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Springhill North M.B. Church in Water Valley. Visitation will be this evening from 4-7 p.m. at Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley, which is in charge of arrangements.

                (March 13, 2015, Page 3)

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                Thursday’s obituaries

                Bill Blankenship — 83, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                Annie Lee Buford — 82, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Oxford. Funeral services will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford.

                Hattie Ann “Big Mama” Isom — 72, died March 5, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be Saturday at noon at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Rodney Dean officiating. Burial is set for Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation will be Friday from 2-6 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford, which is in charge of arrangements.

                Jerry Lipsey — 57, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Union Hill M.B. Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford, which has charge of arrangements.

                Mark D. Lofton — 62, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Bro. Anthony Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.

                Vera Ellen Smith Maples — 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North MS. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Minister Bob Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Waller Funeral Home.

                Thomas Anthony McVeigh — 47, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home in Olive Branch. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Beavers officiating. Burial will follow in Carey Springs Cemetery in Pontotoc County. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at Waller Funeral Home.

                Roy F. Smith — 90, of Harmontown passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the aftermath of a serious stroke. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Free Springs United Methodist Church (76 CR 511, Como) with the Rev. Joey Bates officiating. Interment will be in Harmontown Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                  (March 12, 2015, Page 3)

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                  Wednesday’s obituaries

                  Curtis Wayne Dennis — 71, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at his home in Water Valley after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks at 10 a.m. Saturday with Bro. Dan Dickerson and Bro. Bennie Turnage officiating. Burial will be in the Anchor Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

                  Mark Lofton — died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                   Vera Smith Maples — 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                  Mildred Groner Wilder McKinney — 85, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab following an extended illness. A celebration of her life is today at 2 p.m. in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Private burial will follow in Verona City Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon to service time.  Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

                  Thomas Anthony McVeigh — 47, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                  Carolyn Boyd Redmond — 49, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

                  Roy Frank Smith —  91, of Harmontown, died Friday, March 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time. (March 11, 2015, Page 3)

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                    Monday’s obituaries

                    • Paul Oneil Davis — 57, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Jerry Lipsey — 57, died Sunday at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.
                    • Phillip Bruce Yarbrough — 56 died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Community Hospice House in Verona. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow in Memory Memorial Gardens in Bruce. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

                     (March 9, 2015, Page 3)

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