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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.

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Lucy P. Brown — 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at her home in Toccopola. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Toccopola Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Charles Michael “O.D.” Jameson — 61, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Yalobusha County. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. A special memorial service will follow at 4 at the LZ in Grenada. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
  • Virginia J. Kesler — 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • Marie Smith Pringle — died Wednesday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Mary Louise Wortham — 79, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Burns U.M. Church in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (February 3, 2011, Page 2)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    • Lucy P. Brown — 75, died this morning at her home in Toccopola. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • Marshall Ray Jenkins — 55, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at his home near Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Abbeville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
    • Virginia J. Kesler — 74, died today at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
    • Jacqueline Anne “Reeh” Smith — 68, of Memphis died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery in Holly Springs and immediately be followed by a memorial service and celebration of her life. Memorial service and burial will be at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and Holy Cross Cemetery in her hometown of Blair, Neb., at a later date. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
    • Velma Williams — 68, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Delay Baptist Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service.

     (February 2, 2011, Page 2)

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      Tuesday’s obituaries

      • Donna Kirkwood Harding — 90, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the College View Assisted Living Center in Columbus. Services were held Sunday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Harold Sprayberry and the Rev. Melvin Mordecai officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.
      • Marshall Jenkins — 55, died at his home in Lafayette County on Monday. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

       (February 1, 2011, Page 2)

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        Monday’s Obituaries

        BETTY SUE REYNOLDS LIPSEY – 73, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington. Burial will follow in the Malone Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

        JOHN ALBERT RICE JR. – 92, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Oxford. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, with the Very Rev. James F. Carlyle officiating.

        JACQUELINE REEH SMITH – 68, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

        MARY LOUISE WORTHAM – 79, died Sunday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (January 31, 2011, Page 2)

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          Friday’s obituaries

          • Shirley Jean Cain — 67, formerly of Tula, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the University Hospital in Lexington. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant. Burial will follow in Mizphe Cemetery in Durant. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
          • Charlie Crane — 70, of Tula died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
          • Donna Kirkwood Harding — 90, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the College View Assisted Living Center in Columbus. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
          • Lillie Belle Hilliard-Hayes — 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints of the St. Mary’s Health Care Facility in Racine, Wis. Services will be held at noon Monday at the East Providence M.B. Church of Oxford, with Pastor Johnny Frost officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery of Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Chapel of Oxford.

           (January 28, 2011, Page 2A)

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            Thursday’s obituaries

            • Beatrice Davis Campbell — 89, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Clear Creek M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
            • Robert Edward Dooley — 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
            • Claiborne Powell East Jr. — 89, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Sun City West, Ariz. Services were held earlier and burial took place in the family plot in Oxford.
            • Lillie Bell Hilliard Hayes — 91, formerly of Oxford, died Tuesday at St. Mary Medical Center in Racine, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
            • Woodrow Felton Murphy — 90, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the Veterans Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp. Burial will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 this evening at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
            • Wilson Earl Smith — 57, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his home in Walls. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oakland City Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

             (January 27, 2011, Page 2)

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              Wednesday’s obituaries

              • Jewell Cobb Bains — 86, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
              • Geraldine “Jerri” Kendall Bolen — 66, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Willow Springs Assembly of God Church in Enid. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at the church and one hour prior to the services Thursday. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
              • Frances Waits Brown — 72, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to the service at the church.
              • Robert E. Dooley — 70, of Oxford died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

               (January 26, 2011, Page 2)

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                Tuesday’s obituaries

                • Earline Bramlett Bell, 74 of Oxford died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Baptist East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                • Frances Waits Brown, 72, died Monday at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
                • Patricia Wilkerson of Oxford died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, followed by communion. A reception for her friends and colleagues will be held for one hour prior to the service in the parish hall. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund; 113 South 9th Street; Oxford, MS 38655.

                 (January 25, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Monday’s obituaries

                  • Jewel Baines — 86, died this morning at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
                  • Lisa Hollowell Bevan — 49, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at her home in Batesville. Services were held Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Cemetery in Batesville.
                  • Beatrice Davis — 89, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
                  • Thomas Watkins Elliott — 76, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
                  • Edith Harding Jones — 89, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. A private family graveside service was held Sunday, with burial in Yellowleaf Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
                  • Frances Edwards Oliver — 86, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Jacalyn Diane Sills — 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at her home, located at 281 CR 323 in Taylor. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Jack Walton Thrift — 80, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the church parish hall Tuesday. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                   (January 24, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Friday’s obituaries

                    • Lisa Hollowell Bevan — 49, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be Saturdayfrom 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
                    • Cecelia Morgan McCain — 47, of Pope died at her home Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.

                     (January 21, 2011, Page 2A)

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