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Obituaries

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Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Donald E. Holloway — 78, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at his home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, followed by a memorial service at 11 at First United Methodist Church in Water Valley. A time of fellowship and visitation will follow the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the church.
  • Kearney H. Windham — 79, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Services will be held at noon Thursday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A graveside service will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation with be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and friends and family members will gather for fellowship at the First United Methodist Church of Water Valley after the services.

 (February 4, 2014, Page 2)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Odessa Childress Brite — 88, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service.
    •  William Ephraim Cresswell — 87, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Springfield, Va. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Durant. Burial will follow in Mizpah Cemetery in Durant. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
    • Clara Lillian Hensley — 99, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday At Anchor Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • David Jones Jr. — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home near Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Baptist Church of Oxford. Burial will follow in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
    • Margie Muller Lance — 85, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 107 Riverdale Road, in Grenada. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in Carroll County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the hall. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada is in charge of the arrangements.
    • Betty Eloise Parks — 80, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at her home in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Lafayette County. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    • Courtney Patrick — 36, died today at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.

     (February 3, 2014, Page 2)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      DAVID JONES JR. — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home near Oxford. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.

      DANNY JOE MARTIN — 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

      TOY L. PALMER — 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in McComb. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb, with Dr. David Millican officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

      TRAVIS DENTON PHILLIPS — 82, of Starkville, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from complications due to Parkinson Disease. Services will be held at Welch Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside service and interment will be at Oktibbeha Memorial Gardens.

      OCIA B. JONES-SMITH — 89, of Etta died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Flint Hill M.B. Church in Etta with Pator Lindsey Sanford Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-6 p.m. today at Serenity-Martin Chapel and for one hour before the service at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

      PAULINE SOWELL WHEELER — 94, of Golden died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Red Bay, Ala., Hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Donnie Riley presiding. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Golden. Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements. (January 31, 2014, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s obituaries

        • Martha Elnor Berry — 96, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
        • Rowland Carothers — 56, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building. Repast will be held at the Stone Center in Oxford.
        • Eddie Hilliard Jr. — 57, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
        • Maud “Bell” Mitchell-Key — 91, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East St. Peter’s M.B. Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • Mary B. “Dump” Knight — 71, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Presbyterian Church in Oakland. Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
        • John Mackie Pegues Jr. — 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service.
        • Edna Marie Polk — 72, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her residence in Longtown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Askew Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the Askew Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.
        • Doyle Scott “Butch” Vance — died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Southaven. A gathering of friends will be held at a later date.

         (January 30, 2014, Page 2)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Ralph Benjamin Gay Sr. — 79, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sylva Rena Baptist Church. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
          • Teresa Swords — 43, of Etta died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Christian Rest Church in Etta. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

           (January 29, 2014, Page 2)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Kay Frances Bruce — 58, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
            • Alonzo Crocker — 75, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Coffeeville. Services will be held Wednesday at Goshen Church in Yalobusha County. The processional to Goshen Church will leave Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley at noon Wednesday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
            • Eddie “Boosie’ Hilliard — 57, died Monday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • John Eugene Pruett — 57, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
            • Ocia Smith — 89, died Monday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

             (January 28, 2014, Page 2)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • Rowland Carothers — 56, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • Ralph Benjamin Gay Sr. — 79, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • Maude Key — 91, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
              • Joan Bolen Prestage — 80, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.
              • Dr. Emil Sidney Sanders — 67, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, in his home in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will follow at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Following the services in Oxford, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1.
              • Juanita Mize Schoning — 91, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Services will be private with arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home of Homewood.

               (January 27, 2014, Page 2)

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                Friday’s obituaries

                No obituaries were submitted for publication today. (January 24, 2014, Page 2A)

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                  Thursday’s obituaries

                  • Willie Hayward Jones — 66, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at his residence in Abbeville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springfield Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

                   (January 23, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Wednesday’s obituaries

                    •  Lillian Lee Baker — 80, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Oxford. Services were held this morning at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial followed in Gaston Cemetery in Booneville.
                    • Johnnie “Skin” Murry — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Harrisonville M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Myra Ellen Jackson Vines — 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
                    • Jerry Wayne Wilson — 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                      (January 22, 2014, Page 2)

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