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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wells Funeral Home

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)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Jeffery “Neal” Bennett Jr. — 22, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at his home in Coffeeville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Elam Church in Coffeeville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Janice Faye Wardlaw Dulany — 68, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Private burial will follow. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and for an hour and a half prior to the service, all inside the Activities Center of the church. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Keith Lipsey — 35, died Monday at Dove Health and Rehabilitation in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Charles David Reed — 53, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his home. Services were held this morning in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville.
  • Billy Conn Rotenberry — 70, died Friday, April 12, 2013, in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

 (April 16, 2013, 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)

Friday’s Obituaries

WILLIAM GEORGE KNIGHT JR. – 76, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home in the Taylor community. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ross Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

ELIZABETH “LIBBY” TILLMAN – 79, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at a hospital in Batesville, Ark. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Paul Seay officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville, Ark.

DARLENE TOWNSEND-CAROTHERS – 57, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. Association Building on Highway 334, with the Rev. Eddie Goliday Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the East St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. today in the Serenity Martin Funeral Chapel. Family will be present from 5 to 7 tonight.

BARBARA L. WALKER-JONES – 43, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at her home in Southaven. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

ROBERT C. WOODARD – 82, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home chapel in Batesville. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the funeral at 1 p.m. (June 3, 2011, Page 2A)

Thursday’s Obituaries

STEVEN DRAYTON COWARD – 32, of Scobey, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks.

THOMAS GERALD “JERRY” FOOSHEE – 67, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at noon Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home.

BETTY MAE JOHNSON – 44, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Water Valley. The funeral was held at Springhill North Church in Water Valley and burial at Persimmon Hill Cemetery in Enid.

BONNIE LOU MCBRIDE – 87, died May 31, 2011, at her home in Courtland. Funeral services were held this morning at Wells Funeral Home Chapel, Batesville. Burial followed at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Batesville. (June 2, 2011, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

MARY ANN FOLSON EALY – 99, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Graceland Nursing Care in Oxford. Funeral serviceS will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Everdale Baptist Church in Water Valley with the Rev. Larry Hervey, the Rev. Phillip Brackett and the Rev. Timothy Frieson officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

ROBERT WHITTEN GRAVES JR. – 52, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in his Batesville home. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Batesville Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held before the service. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JENNIFER RENE HAMM SMITH – 26, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with the Rev. Tom Marshall officiating. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 this evening at the funeral home. (January 14, 2011, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

GRADY “PETE” MATHIS BROWNING JR. – 73, died Satuday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Richardson officiating. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and again prior to the service from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

LILLIE “SEAL” CROWLEY – 53, caregiver, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Visitation will be today from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at East St. Peter’s M.B. Church in Abbeville with the Rev. William Woods officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

LUKE “TODDY” CLIFTON LEE HYLAND – 64, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, in Batesville. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Tutor Memorial with the Rev. Joey Swords officiating. Burial followed at County Line Baptist Church in Pontotoc. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of the arrangements.

MICHAEL CARL LADD – 53, of Como, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. at Davis Chapel United Methodist Church in Sardis with the Rev. Dayna Goff officiating. Interment followed in Davis Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Wells Funeral Home of Batesville.

NANCY BRACKEN LOVE — 65, of Madison died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at St. Dominic‘s Hospital. Funeral services were held at Grace Episcopal Church on East Peace Street in Canton today. Burial and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, Md. Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland is assisting with arrangements.

MARGARET ANN RUSSELL PARTRIDGE – 76,, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John Semmes officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM DAVID “SPRAD” SPRADLIN – 59, of Pendleton, Ind. and formerly of Gilboa, Ind. died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Meadowbrooke Rehabilitation in Anderson, Ind. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home in Leipsic with Pastor Tad Finch officiating. Burial will follow in Harman Cemetery in Gilboa with military rites by the Ottawa American Legion and VFW. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to service on Tuesday.

JUANITA “NOUNCE” VAUGHN – 67, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her residence in Oxford. Funeral service arrangements will be announced later by Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.

CHRISTOPHER T. WOODARD – 31, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, in Waterford. Funeral services were held Dec. 31, 2010, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Bell officiating. Burial followed at Anchor Baptist Cemetery. (January 3, 2011, Page 2)

Friday’s Obituaries

Gwen Westbrook Howell – CLEVELAND — Howell, 83, of Oxford, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Visitation will be held Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Graveside funeral services will follow at 2 in the New Cleveland Cemetery.

Ruth T. Kelly – 85, died Thursday, April 16, 2010, at Graceland Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

Gracie McIntosh Morrow – 47, died Thursday, April 15, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.

Harold L. Rogers – BATESVILLE — Rogers, 78, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be at 3 this afternoon at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with Bobby Stewart officiating and the Rev. Pat Ludlam assisting. Burial will follow in Forrest Park Memorial Cemetery. (April 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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