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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Waller Funeral Home

Thursday’s obituaries

  • George Washington “June” Bell — 69, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with the Rev. Marvin Quarles officiating. Burial will follow in Providence United Methodist Church in Abbeville. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Born in Abbeville, he professed a hope in Christ at an early age and united with Pilgrims Rest Church in Lafayette County. He attended Gordon School in Abbeville, and he worked at Ray Farms in Abbeville. He loved to help anyone in need, and being around family and people.

Survivors include three nieces, Loretta Morris, Linda Quarles and Barbara Marion, all of Abbeville; two nephews, Freddie Marion and Tommy Marion, both of Abbeville; and two special cousins, Ora Redmon and Tina Sisk, both of Oxford.

  •  WATER VALLEY — Sheila Gregory Nelson, 51, died Sunday, March 1, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. Services were originally scheduled to be held at 11 this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Chaplain Wayne Harlow and Pastor Bill Rutledge officiating. Burial was to follow in the Walker Cemetery in Yalobusha County. However, due to today’s inclement weather, today’s services were postponed.
  •  Rebecca “Becky” Lynn Chrestman Murphree — 59, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home in Lafayette County. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Gerald Shook and the Rev. Ken Hanks officiating. Burial will follow with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Born in Calhoun County, she was a legal assistant at Tannehill, Carmean and McKenzie PLLC in Oxford. She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church where she attended the Grace Sunday school class, and formerly taught a Bible study class and assisted with children’s church. She loved her scrapbooking club, reading and cross stitch. She enjoyed playing and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Lindsay Murphree Hastings of Bruce; a son, Jason Lee Murphree of Oxford; two brothers, Mike Alford of Tupelo and Bobby Chrestman of Pontiac, Ill.; four sisters, Mary Bowker of Anchorage, Alaska, Terry West of Washington State, Reba Ward of Big Creek and Noelle Chrestman of Hawaii; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to: Anchor Baptist Church, in honor of Sue Cook, teacher of the Grace Sunday School Class, 1009 Highway 7 South, Water Valley, MS 38965; or Holding Hands Resale Shop, 2618 West Oxford Loop, Oxford, MS 38655. For online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

  • SOUTHAVEN — Betty Ann McCoy Sullivan, 72, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Southaven Community Church in Southaven. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Hernando Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Originally from Yocona, she lived in Southaven. She was a retired nurse.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Sullivan of Southaven; two daughters, Sherry Cupp and Belinda Higgins, both of Southaven; a son, Charles A. Clark of Southaven; a brother, Tim McCoy of Potlockney; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Glynn Jenkins Hobby Tatum, 83, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two prior to the service at the funeral home.

Born in Sledge, she was a retired hair dresser at Glynn’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of Yellowleaf Baptist Church and loved reading her Bible. She enjoyed gardening and arranging the flowers that she grew. She was a quick-witted lady who loved to laugh. Her home was the gathering place where she found pleasure in cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Aubrey Lee Hobby and James Leon Tatum; a daughter, Robin Gail Hobby; and a son, Randy Hobby.

Survivors include her daughters, Kem Hobby Gossett and Connie Hobby, both of Oxford, and Dana Tatum Harwell of Abbeville; her sons, Marty Hobby of Sardis and Kelly Hobby of Holly Springs; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Yellowleaf Baptist Church, 50 Cr 435, Oxford, MS 38655; or the American Heart Association, 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38134. For more information, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.

  • Dorman Yancy, 89, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

  (March 5, 2015, Page 3A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Loyd James Connell — 88, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Acree Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Gladys Thweatt Douglas — 92, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Providence Assisted Living Home in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

 (October 13, 2014, Page 3)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Maria Atkins — 92, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Hermitage Gardens of Oxford. Services will be held at noon Friday in the chapel of Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford, N.C. Burial will follow at the White Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Willie J. Foster Jr. — 86, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Harold Dean Holliman — 87, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his home in Sardis. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

 (September 3, 2014, Page 2)

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)

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