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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home

Monday’s obituaries

  • Earlean “Speedy” Flemons — 60, died Thursday at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at East St. Peter’s MB Church. Burial will follow in East St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Billy Wayne Ling — 66, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at his home. Services were held this morning. Burial followed in Masonic Cemetery. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 (November 11, 2013, Page 2A)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Raymond Carl Highsmith – 72, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at his home in Oxford. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Dr. Alice Clark officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery in Orlando, Fla. Visitation will be held the day of service from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Sgt. L.C. “Babe” Jenkins – 80, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Batesville as the result of an automobile accident. A celebration of life service is set for noon Saturday at the Water Valley City Auditorium. The Rev. Mitchell Steen will officiate. Burial will be in Bayson Chapel Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the city auditorium. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Jonathan Roves “Jon Jon” Malone – 24, line operator for SWM Company, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Springfield M.B. Church Community Life Center in Abbeville. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Abbeville. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford has charge of arrangements
  • Indiana Cancer Price – 93, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Providence U.M. Church in Abbeville with burial in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 (July 11, 2013, Page 2)

Tuesday’s obituaries

LELONZO QUENDRA ANDREWS – 33, died Monday in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

RICHARD SISLER EUBANKS – 63, of Water Valley, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Graveside services were held at 1 this afternoon at Pisgah Cemetery in Yalobusha County, with Bro. David Roberson officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRANCIS GARY FOURNET JR. – 89, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at the Mississippi Veterans’ Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at McKneely and Sons Funeral Home in Hammond, La. Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and for two hours prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

PATRICIA M. GIBBS – 70, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Oxford. Her arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

BETTY DEE KEHOE MELTON – 85, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Fletcher Mooreman and Bro. Phillip Cook officiating. Burial will follow in the Delay Baptist Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

JULIUS MINOR – 52, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

CHARLES ANTHONY PANETTA – 80, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Allen Morgan Health Center in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Oxford, with Father Joe Tonos officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a Rosary service at 6. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.

ARVILLA MILLINER RILEY – 77, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Alton Nursing Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Springfield Baptist Church in Memphis. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at N.J. Ford Funeral Home in Memphis. (September 25, 2012, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • ANN HANKS DETTOR – 77, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville with the Rev. Joshua Heath Warren, the Rev. Craig Warren and the Rev. Tim McMillen officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held tonight from 5 to 8 at Wells Funeral Home.
  • TAMASANA JAYSLIN GAITHER – 3, died Sunday, July 8, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in the Goshen Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • ARTHUR D. IVY – 70, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at his home in Abbeville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford with the Rev. Eddie Goliday Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 Friday afternoon at Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home in Pontotoc and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

 (July 12, 2012, Page 2)

Monday’s Obituaries

  • David “Deke” Baskin – 59, died Saturday at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • LaNelle Lucas Davis – 89, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at College Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening in the sanctuary of the church and also for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Janie Ernestine Shaw Fitch – 92, a retired office manager for The Women’s Clinic, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Oxford. The funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at College Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alan Cochet and Brother Randy Hope officiating. Burial will follow at College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
  • Willie C. Willingham – 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tallahacthie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. The Rev. Jamuel Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at North Hopewell MB Church in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

 (September 12, 2011, Page 2A)

Friday’s Obituaries

RAY BLOUNT – 38, died Thursday in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

SARAH LOIS HENDERSON LLOYD – 96, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Viney Creek M.B. Church in Sardis, with the Rev. Ozine Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Viney Creek Cemetery. Visitation will continue to 6 this evening at Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis, which is in charge of the arrangements.

BIRDIE KITCHENS SLOAN – 96, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Sunshine Health Care Inc. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cherry Creek Baptist Church, with Roger Reeder and Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday both at the church. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

RITA C. WEAVER – 88, died this morning at Yalobusha General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (April 1, 2011, Page 2A)

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)

Friday’s Obituaries

EMMITT EUGENE “HOOT” WILLIAMS, SR. – 84, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Sockwell and Rev. Derrick Starnes officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

MATTY IVY BRUCE – 103, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

AMANDA MCCAIN PIPKIN – 38 , died on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at her home in Coffeeville. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Billy McCord and Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Interment will take place at Goshen Cemetery in Coffeeville. (August 27, 2010, Page 2A)

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