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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.

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Carol Pittman Bell — 76, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Coffeeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • David Talbert Dotson — 93, died Monday, July 21, 2014, in the VA Medical Center in 
Jackson. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in 
Winona. A graveside service with military honors will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge of arrangements.
  • Richard Jennings Field Jr. — 87, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Centreville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Newman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Ray Elisha Slaughter Jr. — 67, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Full military honor services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in the veteran’s section of Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Robert Eugene Williams — 55, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital- Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.

 (July 23, 2014, Page 2)

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    Tuesday’s obituaries

    • Ora L. Eggerson — 86, died this morning at her home in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
    • Richard Shoemaker — 66, died recently at his home in Oxford. No formal memorial service is planned. He will be laid to rest alongside his parents at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson. Lakewood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

     (July 22, 2014, Page 2)

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      Monday’s obituaries

      • Frank W. Brown — 68, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Peach Creek Cemetery in Sardis.
      • Gloria Holmes — 66, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
      • Lavelle Billings Moore — 86, died Friday, July 18, 2014. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the College Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery in College Hill.
      • Harry Leon Russell — 86, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Central Academy Church of Christ in Batesville. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Wells Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
      • Billy W. Taylor— 74, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Serenity-Simmons Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will follow in Bethleham Cemetery in Potts Camp. Visitation will be held for four hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

       (July 21, 2014, Page 2)

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        Friday’s obituaries

        • Vanqueisha Tierra Rena “Nay” Carr — 20, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
        • Laverne B. Stewart — 99, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
        • Bobby Gene Stone — 74, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
        • Susan Clark Tutor — 60, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home–Senatobia Chapel. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
        • Martha Lee Reed Vinograd— 89, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Austin, Texas. The burial will be in Marlborough Cemetery in Alliance, Ohio.  A memorial service will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford.
        • Robert Gene Williams — 55, died Thursday at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

         (July 18, 2014, Page 2A)

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          Thursday’s obituaries

          No obituaries were submitted for publication today. (July 17, 2014, Page 2A)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            • Helen Reynolds — 84, died Friday, July 11, 2014, in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Jonestown Cemetery in Jonestown. National Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Clarksdale is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Emeritus of Oxford.
            • Rachel Joan McGee Smith — died Monday, July 14, 2014. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church in Greenwood and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Friday, followed by the service in the sanctuary. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park in Memphis. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
            • Linda Ann Smith Tubbs — 66, died Saturday, July 12, 2014. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, and a memorial service will follow at Grace Celebration Lutheran Church, 8601 Trinity Road in Cordova, Tenn. Canale Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

             (July 16, 2014, Page 2)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Craig Stephen Kidd Sr. — 67, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Green Houses at Traceway Retirement Community in Tupelo. A service will be held later. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • John Henry Pegues — 85, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the T.O.M.B. Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, with family present from 5 to 7 this evening at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford, and for two hours prior to the service at the T.O.M.B. Building on Wednesday.

               (July 15, 2014, Page 2)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Sarah Virginia Cook — 86, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Holly Springs Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
                • Michael Wayne Herron — 58, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Forest Memorial Cemetery on Highway 6 near Batesville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
                • Anthony “Tony” Rakestraw — 56, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Midway Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                 (July 14, 2014, Page 2)

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                  Friday’s obituaries

                  • Betty DeShazo — 69, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her home in Conroe, Texas. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Family requests that those attending the services dress casual and wear “happy colors.” Burial will follow in Harmontown Cemetery in Harmontown. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Dr. Malcom Maurice Leach — 88, died today, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
                  • Martha Mitchell — 57, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • William Tom Ragland — 46, died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Union Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                  • William Earl Strowd Sr. — 92, died Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Inverness. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Burton Funeral Home in Indianola.

                   (July 11, 2014, Page 2A)

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                    Thursday’s obituaries

                    • Edward Dewayne “Hook/Shane” Houston — 48, died Friday, July 4, 2014, at his sister residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at TOMB association building, with burial to follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
                    • Margaret Dean Kinne — 95, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home in Cabot, Ark. Another service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Pine Crest Memorial Gardens.

                     (July 10, 2014, Page 2)

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