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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

  • John W. Alexander Jr. — 60, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasants Cemetery in Rossville, Tenn.
  • Mary “Sis” Payne Byars — 87, died Sunday, Feb.. 19, 2012, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Batesville, with Dr. Tommy Snyder and the Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Burial will follow in Marks Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Janette “Jan” Deaton — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The visitation at the funeral home will be held for two hours prior to Tuesday’s service.
  • Zakaylin Martezz Jones — infant son of Miesha Jones and the late Martezz Evans, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Graveside services were held Sunday at Philadelphia M.B. Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Alfred Hall officiating. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Flora McCallum — 86, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Oxford. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Presbyterian Church of Oxford, with the Rev. Curt Presley officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  •  Joe Lee Rockette — 55, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Services were held earlier today at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home in Racine, with Bishop Rory Marshall officiating. Burial followed in West Lawn Memorial Park.
  • Willie Mae Simmons — 97, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Leona Buckner Thompson — 92, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • James “Babe” Allen Wortham — 82, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (February 20, 2012, Page 2)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    • Mamie B. Franks — 84, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home in Oxford. There are no plans for a memorial service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
    • Cathy Leigh Dunton Weaver — 52, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her home in Water Valley. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

     (February 17, 2012, Page 2A)

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      Thursday’s obituaries

      • Mamie B. Franks — 84, died Wednesday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
      • Isaac Gene McGuirt — 48, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Toccopola Church of the Living God in Toccopola, with Bishop Calvin C. Wiley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Toccopola. Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
      • Sherman Rogers Jr. — 62, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with the Rev. Kenny Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
      • Lenora “Topsy” Pegues Smith — 97, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Providence M.B. Church, with the Rev. Johnny Frost officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
      • Russell Mae Wortham — 68, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Hopewell M.B. Church, with the Rev. Jamuel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

       (February 16, 2012, Page 2)

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        Wednesday’s obituaries

        • Aliene Buckley Tatum — 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Taylor. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Browning Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

         (February 15, 2012, Page 2)

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          Tuesday’s obituaries

          • Levi Paul Minyard — 30, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
          • Dorothy Aliene Tatum — 88, died today at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
          • Mary D. Winter — 71, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Edmond. Burial will follow in Edmond. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.

           (February 14, 2012, Page 2)

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            Monday’s obituaries

            • Bernice Pegues Flora — 70, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services were held earlier today at Union Hill M.B. Church, with the Rev. Porchia McGlowon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Williams Memorial of Okolona was in charge of the arrangements.
            • Lenora “Topsy” Pegues Smith — 97, died today at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
            • Russell Mae Wortham — 68, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

             (February 13, 2012, Page 2A)

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              Friday’s obituaries

              • Issac McGuirt — 48, died today at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
              • Whitney Janay Turner — 24, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

               (February 10, 2012, Page 2A)

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                Thursday’s obituaries

                • Joe Edward Fortner — 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 7 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Lambert. Burial will follow in the Lambert Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Kimbro Funeral Home of Marks is in charge of arrangements.
                • Thomas Russell — 67, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jeffrie Chapel M.B. Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at J. F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home of Holly Springs and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

                 (February 9, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Wednesday’s obituaries

                  • Dr. Cherie Friedman — 84, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tenn. A private family memorial service will be held in Nashville on Feb. 18.
                  • Paul Hayne Johnson III — 67, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at his home in Oxford. A private graveside service will be held Thursday in Dallas. Visitation will follow from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oxford at First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
                  • Carolyn Ruth Lovelady — 73, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Whitney Janay Turner — 24, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.

                   (February 8, 2012, Page 2)

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                    Tuesday’s obituaries

                    • Clemmie Alice Mason Bay — 78, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
                    • Katherine Burlingame McKenzie — 93, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service in the church sanctuary. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant, with L.A. “Hap” Farber Jr. officiating and with full military honors. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Quay Walker Samuels — 82, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Ford’s Well Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

                     (February 7, 2012, Page 2)

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