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Obituaries

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Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • Peggy De’Ette Griffin Pate — 72, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held  at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Broom Chapel near Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Broom Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville.
  • La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — one month, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Yocona-Northwell Cemetery in Taylor. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Lois Evelyn Wright Ruth — 101, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Quitman County Hospital in Marks. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Burial will follow in Lambert Cemetery in Lambert. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • John Alvis Sides — 70, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto-Southaven. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in Little Hope Cemetery in Faulkner. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Annie Mae Greene Smith — 89, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon until 2 in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Hezzie Wright Jr. — 67, died in Shreveport, La. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Everdale Baptist Church on Calhoun Street in Water Valley. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

 (December 21, 2010, Page 2)

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    Monday’s obituaries

    • Frankie Faye Bruce — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Coleman Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
    • Huntley Gordon “H.G.” Davidson — 85, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his residence in Olive Branch. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will follow at Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
    • Bernice Doyle — 75, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held Tuesday in Chicago. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
    • Katrina “Sister” Ruffin-Jones — 64, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
    • L.B. King — 89, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Providence M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
    • Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • A Q Lemons — 81, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Marshall County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of oxford is in charge of arrangements.
    • Lerlean Burt Loggins — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hope M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
    • Mary Ann Overstreet — 87, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Houma, La. Services were held Saturday at National Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oakridge Cemetery.
    • La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — infant son of Qanisha La’Sha Rowsey of Abbeville, died Saturday at Woman Pavilion Hospital of North Mississippi in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.
    • Virginia “Gini” Simmons — 77, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Kalamazoo. No services are planned, but an open house will be held in her home from 2 to 4 this afternoon. Redmond Funeral Home of Kalamazoo is in charge of arrangements.
    • Annie Smith — 89, died Sunday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
    • Robert Gene “Blue” Thompson — 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s M.B. Church cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation until 4:30 this afternoon and family hour will be 5-7 this evening at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

     (December 20, 2010, Page 2)

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      Friday’s obituaries

      • Gladys Bowles — 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Springdale Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and again prior to the service from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.
      • Frankie F. Bruce — died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
      • Irene H. Brummett — 91, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Life Point Village in Southaven. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 until 2 p.m.
      • Katrina Ruffin-Jones — 64, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
      • L. B. King, 89, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
      • Cora Bell Liggins — 67, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at her cousin’s residence in Abbeville. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at East St. Peter M.B. Church. Burial will follow in East St. Peter Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
      • Lerlean Loggins — 85, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

       (December 17, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Thursday’s Obituaries

        GLADYS LUCILLE BOWLES – 91, died at home Wednesday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

        ANGELA BOGARD BUFORD – 39, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springfield M.B. Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

        DARRELL WAYNE CHAMBERS – 35, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Antioch M.B. Church in Courtland, with the Rev. Reginald Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held until 6 this evening at Cooley’s Mortuary.

        W.C. HILL – 71, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union Hill MB Church with Rev. Porchia McGlown officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Union Hill Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

        ROBERT GENE “BOO MAN” THOMPSON – 73, retired athletic handler for the University of Mississippi, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hosptial-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (December 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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          Wednesday’s obituaries

          • Mollie Fairley — 93, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Westchester Nursing Center in Bronx, N.Y. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church in Meridian. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
          • Andrew Mayes — 58, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at East St. Peters M.B. Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

           (December 15, 2010, Page 2A)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            • Pauline “Polly” Harris Bobitt — 87, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home Wednesday.
            • Daniel Joseph McCormick — 20, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. A private family graveside service will follow at Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and again one hour prior to the service at the church.

             (December 14, 2010, Page 2)

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              Monday’s obituaries

              • Angela Bogard Buford, 39, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
              • Mollie Fairley, 93, died at the Westerchester Nursing Home in Bronx, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • John Philip Hester, 37, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center,  with Bro. Larry Walker and Bro. Steve Hentz officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery, with Bro. Davy Russell officiating at graveside. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 this evening at Coleman Funeral Home.
              • W.C. Hill, 71, died Saturday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
              • Cora Liggins, 67, died Saturday at her cousin’s residence in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
              • Andrew Mayes, 58, died Thursday in Davenport, Iowa. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
              • Daniel Joseph McCormick, 20, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
              • Joseph Edwin Nissen, 67, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Joe Tonos officiating. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 6:30 this evening at the church. A Rosary Service will follow at 6:30. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
              • Annie Mae Key Pegues, 89, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford, with the Rev. Alfred Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held until 6 this evening at Cooley’s Mortuary.

               (December 13, 2010, Page 2A)

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                Sunday’s obituaries

                • Mollie Fairley — died at the Westerchester Nursing Home in Bronx, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
                • John Philip Hester — 37, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home.
                • W.C. Hill — 71, died Saturday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                • Cora Liggins — 67, died Saturday at her cousin’s residence in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                • Andrew Mayes — 58, died Thursday in Davenport, Iowa. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
                • Joseph Edwin Nissen — 67, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the church. A Rosary Service will follow at 6:30. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                 (December 12, 2010)

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                  Friday’s obituaries

                  No obituaries were submitted for publication in today’s edition of The EAGLE. (December 10, 2010, Page 2A)

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                    Thursday’s obituaries

                    • Julius Adams Johnson — 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. A memorial service, following cremation, is planned for Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in El Dorado, Ark. His ashes will be interred in the columbarium at the church. A reception will follow in the Cloister. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.

                     (December 9, 2010, Page 2)

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