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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Waller Funeral Home

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

  • JOAN “MUV” MILLER BOWEN – 85, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at her home in Oxford. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford with the Rev. Eric Hankins and the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held the day of service from noon to 2 p.m.
  • JONATHAN ROVES “JON JON” MALONE – 24, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Oxford. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • BILLIE LOYD MITCHELL – 74, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Visitation is set for this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services are planned for Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Fred Eakes and Bro R.W. Moffett officiating. Burial will be in Elam Cemetery near Coffeeville.

 (July 9, 2013, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • GRAHAME BROOKE SNIDER – 26, died on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Johnny Flynt officiating. Interment will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home.
  • WILLIE WALKER – 89, of Water Valley, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • DAMON WALL – 80, died this morning at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Oxford with Dr. Eric Hankins and Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (December 14, 2012, Page 2A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

PATRICIA ANN MONTEITH GIBBS – 70, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Oxford, with Dr. Robert Allen and Dr. Eric Hankins officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

TEXANNA BRUNT REDMON – 94, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at her son’s residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building, with the Rev. Reginald McClain officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the T.O.M.B. building. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements. (September 26, 2012, 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)

Friday’s Obituaries

  • DELLA MOZELLE STEEN GALLOWAY, 85, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Graveside services will be held Saturday at Parkway Cemetery in Kosciusko. Visitation is today at First Baptist Church in Yazoo City. Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City is in charge of arrangements.
  • ADELINE MASON HOUSTON, 79, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Taylor Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Houlka. Visitation will be held prior for two hours prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • SCOTT MOORHEAD, 50, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church, with the Rev. Chet Bush and the Rev. Derrick Starnes officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday one hour prior to the service.
  • CLARA DEAN RICHARDS, 91, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. The family will be having a private memorial service. Memorials may be made to the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
  • JESSE IRVIN WADE SR., 81, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ponderosa Cemetery, adjacent to the Wade residence in Lafayette County, with Bro. Josh Winslett and Bro. Nathan Pitney officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at United Funeral Service of New Albany.

 (April 6, 2012, Page 2A)

Monday’s Obituaries

  • BORIS WAYNE ARD – 88, retired self-employed carpenter, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held this evening from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.
  • AUTRY WAYNE MOORE – 93, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. James Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • ROBERT LEE “MR. PAT” PATTERSON JR. – 91, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Black officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in Wesley Hall at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • THELMA LOUIS MASSEY TATUM – 79, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Browning Cemetery.

 (January 30, 2012, Page 2A)

Monday’s Obituaries

  • MARYCE FLORENCE ALES – 77, a homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at Graceland Care Center of New Albany. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  • LULA FRANCES BARNES – 88, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Azalea Gardens in Oxford. Services were held this morning in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Dr. Gary Richardson officiating. A graveside service will be held in Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City, Ark., at 2:30 this afternoon.
  • H.G. “HAM” FULLER – 82, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cambridge United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Petermann officiating. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • EDITH P. “POLLY” MARTIN – 84, of Oxford died this morning at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
  • JIMMY LEE SOCKWELL – 67, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New El Bethel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charles Keel, the Rev. Derrick Starnes and the Rev. Bobby Snow officiating. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at the Waller Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

 (January 16, 2012, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

J. H. “HAM” BAKER –  76, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at his home in Water Valley. Services were held Saturday at in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

NELL BRISCOE –  86, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at her home in Oxford. The funeral service will be Tuesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating and Eric Payne assisting. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and from 10 until 11 a.m. Tuesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church.

A.C. COATEN – 83, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

MELISSA ANN RUSSELL – 44, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Sarepta. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home. (September 26, 2011, Page 2A)

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)

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