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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cooley's Mortuary

Thursday’s obituaries

  • C’riyah Monique Clayton — infant daughter of Cara Alford and Montae Clayton, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Family hour will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Harrisonville M.B. Church Cemetery in Oxford.
  • Joyce Diane Gordon — 58, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will follow in Orrwood Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville, with the family receiving guests from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Brenda L. Moorman — 63, died this morning at Oxford Health and Rehab Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • James “Melvin” Smith — 54, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Springfield Life Center in Abbeville. Burial will follow in Springfield M B. Church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Malassie Wright — 98, died Wednesday at her daughter’s residence in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (November 20, 2014, Page 3A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Joyce Diane Gordon — 58, died Sunday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville.
  • Lynda Ruth Hodge Kinniburgh — 74, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Jan Robertson — 73, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, with a private graveside service to be held at Oxford Memorial Cemetery for family. Visitation will be held Thursday from noon until the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Melvin Smith — 54, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.

  (November 19, 2014, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Robert “Bob” Edmon Askew — 63, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Carlean Blackmon Harmon Kimmons — 87, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at noon Monday at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow at Pleasant Green Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, with family hour from 2 to 3, at the funeral home.
  • Robert Theron “Bob” Rosson Sr. — 81, died this morning at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Arrangements are incomplete with Chancellor Funeral Home.

 (April 11, 2014, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Jean “Nana” Barnes — 73, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in Little Rock. Burial will follow at Crittenden Memorial Park. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Roy Cook Jr. — 58, died Thursday at his resident in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • William Lynn “Billy” Jones — 60, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with burial following in Crowder Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Pearl Lucille McCord — 101, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Sudie Mae Polk — 84, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bayson Chapel M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held until 4 this afternoon at Cooley’s Mortuary and family hours will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church.

 (February 28, 2014, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Marjorie Gooch Gilmore — 91, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Mary F. Sanford — 61, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel in Batesville. Visitation will be held until 6 this evening at the funeral home.

 (January 4, 2013, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Ray Charles Cunningham — 56, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at North Vista Hospital in Las Vegas. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel in Batesville, with Minister Dameon Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at the Springhill ASA Cemetery in Courtland. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Arthur D. Ivy — 70, died Monday at his residence in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Howard M. McLain Sr. — 91, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with the Rev. Tim Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. The visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Glen Talf Mynatt — 81, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, at his home in Potts Camp. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with Bro. Bobby McKay officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Margaret Ann Alexander Self — 44, died on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Connie Wade West — 53, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Lafayette County. Services will be held Thursday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. David Freeman and Bro. Furman Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

  (July 10, 2012, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • LaCardo D. Moore, 26 — died Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Batesville Junior high School auditorium. Burial will follow in Mt. Level Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will be held until 7 this evening, with family present from 5 to 7, at Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville.
  • Scott Moorhead — 50, died Wednesday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.

 (April 5, 2012, Page 2A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Michael R. “Mickey” Andrews — 62, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Texas. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Abbeville Cemetery in Abbeville. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Donna Berry Byers — 65, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at her home in Millington, Tenn. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Rovelia “Sonny” Carothers — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow at New Providence Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be held until 6 this evening and for two and half hours prior to Thursday’s service at the funeral home. Family hour will be from 4 to 6 today.
  • Earline Hawkins — 75, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Betty L. Martin — died Tuesday in Brandon. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.

 (February 29, 2012, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Roy Bruner — of Water Valley died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
  • John David Crews — 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in the Parish Hall of the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Earl Hawkins — 88, of Crowder, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crowder Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Naddie Lloyd Morgan — 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Pleasant Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held until 7 this evening at Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. in Batesville, and for an hour prior to the service at the church.
  • Ginger Morris — 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 6 this evening in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Larry Donnell Smith — 61, formerly of Oxford, died today in Detroit. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Leona Buckner Thompson — 92, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7 this evening at Greater St. John M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Hayden Murray “Red” Vines — 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Gulfport. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 (February 24, 2012, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Steven Edward Kelly — 47, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at his home in Paris. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paris Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
  • W.J. Littlejohn — 61, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in the West Tennessee V.A. Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 (November 29, 2011, Page 2)

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