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Obituaries

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Thursday’s obituaries

  • Russell Paul Berryhill — 72, of Cedarview, died Monday,  Jan. 6, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Charles “Charlie” Dunbar King — 25, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Veracruz, Mexico. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Oxford Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (January 9, 2014, Page 2)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Dr. Woodrow Wilson Defore Jr. — 66, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. A private family service will be held in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford.
    • James “Jim” Norman Weniger — 65, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the mass at the funeral home.

     (January 8, 2014, Page 2)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Janet Ann Bernet — 83, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Indywood Glen. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Wilson & Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood is in charge of arrangements.
      • Rosie Perry Caulfield — 83, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. There are no plans for a service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.

       (January 7, 2014, Page 2)

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        Monday’s Obituaries

        • JAMES “BILL” HENRY BAILEY — 84, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany, with the Rev. Greg Spencer and the Rev. John Staggs officiating. Burial will follow in Glenfield Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
        • BOBBY LYNN BROWER — 78, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Grenada Living Center in Grenada. Services will be held at 1:30 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. James Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
        • RONALD KEITH PARKER — 54, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Sunday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with Bro. Chuck Fowler officiating. Burial followed in the Kingdom Cemetery.
        • CHARLES FRANKLIN SITZLAR — 86, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services were held Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Derek Starnes officiating. Burial followed in Yellow Leaf Cemetery.

         (January 6, 2014, Page 2)

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          Friday’s obituaries

          • Alice E. “Betty” Cleland — 93, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in The Villages in Florida. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home.
          • Leon Steven “Steve” Cooper — 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Tuscaloosa. Services were held this morning at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, Ala. For information on a later memorial service planned for early February in Tuscaloosa, contact Deborah Hughes at deborahhughes50@gmail.com.
          • Betty Ann Kennedy Mobley — 84, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the commons area of the church. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
          • Ronald Keith Parker — 54, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • Charles F. Sitzler — 86, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
          • David Lee Sullivan — 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–East in Memphis. A graveside service will be held at 3 this afternoon at Rose Hill Cemetery in Obion, Tenn. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
          • Gregory Anthony Tinner — 46, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek MB Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
          • Ann Beckham Turney — 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Anchor Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Forest Hill South Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
          • Gwen Williams — 75, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Drew Cemetery in Drew. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

           (January 3, 2014, Page 2A)

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            Wednesday-Thursday obituaries

            • William M. “Bill” Anderson Jr. — 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and 45 minutes prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center in Somerville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
            •  Jeffie L. Campbell — 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Blackjack Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
            • Vita Diane Williams Gillard — 48, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hope MB Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
            • Wynona Tramel Gossett — 87, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Delay Baptist Church in Lafayette County. Burial will follow in the Delay Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
            • Cynthia Miller Pettis — 51, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Buford Chapel Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
            • Aurelia Christalise Lealynn Simmons — infant daughter of Martin Simmons and Ariel Pryor, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
            • Gregory Anthony Tinner — 46, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

             (January 2, 2014, Page 2)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • Georgia Callicutt — died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

               (December 31, 2013, Page 2)

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                Monday’s obituaries

                • Lois Harris Halter Lawhorn — 89, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Yalobusha General Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
                • Hugh Bill McGuire — 83, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services were held Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial followed in Spring Creek Cemetery in Banner.
                • Elmease Billingslea Patton — 88, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Oxford. Funeral services were held Sunday at Concord Church Cemetery in Madison County. Southern Funeral Home of Lexington was in charge of arrangements.
                •  Michael Aaron Scanlon — 30, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon 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 two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • Robert Lynn Tettleton — 84, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. The visitation will be held the day of the service in Wesley Hall of the church from 9 a.m. until service time. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                 (December 30, 2013, Page 2)

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                  Friday’s obituaries

                  • Lt. Col. Paul Jonathan Barlow — 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home in Clinton. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wildwood Baptist Church in Clinton with graveside services immediately following at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 this evening at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
                  • Susie Marshall — 100, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Second M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford, and for one hour prior to the service Sunday at the church.
                  • Sophia Elaine Smiley —  infant daughter of Amanda and Drew Smiley, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at LeBonheur Children’s Research Hospital. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pine Flat Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                   (December 27, 2013, Page 2A)

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                    Thursday’s Obituaries

                    • HARRY EARL BENNETT JR. — 77 died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. There will be no service. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
                    • O’JAY LORETTA CRAIG GRAHAM — 90, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at her home in Oxford.  The funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Elder Grady Camp and Rev. Jeff Taylor officiating. A graveside service will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
                    • SUSIE MARSHALL — 100, retired school teacher, died Wednesday at her residence in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

                     (December 26, 2013, Page 2)

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