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Friday, November 28, 2014

Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home

Monday’s obituaries

  • Sandra Dickey — 63, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Earl L. Pettis — 66, died Sunday at Trinity Mission Health and Rehab of Great Oaks in Byhalia. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • John Mario Scalzo — 88, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at his residence in West Point. Services were held Saturday. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point was in charge of arrangements.
  • Frank Coleman Wrenn — 92, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Camp Ground Cemetery in Lafayette County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Monik Young — 38, died Saturday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (February 24, 2014, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Lillian Irene Cargill — 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carey Chapel Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Michael Cohran — 50, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at noon Saturday at New Sardis Baptist Church in Memphis, with burial to follow at West Tennessee Veteran’s Cemetery, in Memphis. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at M.J. Edwards Funeral Chapel in Memphis.
  • Margie B. Ellington — 100, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Forest Hill South Funeral Home in Memphis. Burial will follow in Forest Hill South Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Hazel Hoffman Kinney — 80, died this morning at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Jerry Lewis Mathis — 54, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Charles Wesley Tolliver — 84, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Bayson Chapel M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

  (February 13, 2014, Page 2)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Elge Flemons — 60, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • James R. Leister — 74, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at North Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Waller Funeral Home.
  • Florida Bell Martin Marion — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at her home in Waterford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in the Hamilton Chapel CME Church cemetery in Waterford. The remains will lie in repose at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs on Friday from 1-7 p.m. with the family visit from 6-7. The remains will lie in state at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness on Saturday from 10-10:55 a.m.
  • Barbara Bailey Massey — 70, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at her home in Oxford. Visitation will be held Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held immediately following the visitation at 6. In addition to services here in Oxford, a visitation will be held at Raymond United Methodist Church of Raymond on Saturday at 10 a.m. A memorial service will follow at the church at 11.
  • Jerry Mathis — 54, died Monday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Frances Blount Molpus — 97, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at St. Dominic’s Hospital. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements.
  • Paul Parker — died Monday at his home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
  • Michael Tubbs — 67, died Monday at his home in Bruce. Arrangements are incomplete with Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.

 (February 11, 2014, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Martha Elnor Berry — 96, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Rowland Carothers — 56, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the T.O.M.B. building. Repast will be held at the Stone Center in Oxford.
  • Eddie Hilliard Jr. — 57, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
  • Maud “Bell” Mitchell-Key — 91, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East St. Peter’s M.B. Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Mary B. “Dump” Knight — 71, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Presbyterian Church in Oakland. Waller Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • John Mackie Pegues Jr. — 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. 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 for an hour and a half prior to the service.
  • Edna Marie Polk — 72, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at her residence in Longtown. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Askew Grove M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the Askew Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.
  • Doyle Scott “Butch” Vance — died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Southaven. A gathering of friends will be held at a later date.

 (January 30, 2014, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Alice E. “Betty” Cleland — 93, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in The Villages in Florida. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Waller Funeral Home.
  • Leon Steven “Steve” Cooper — 56, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, in Tuscaloosa. Services were held this morning at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, Ala. For information on a later memorial service planned for early February in Tuscaloosa, contact Deborah Hughes at deborahhughes50@gmail.com.
  • Betty Ann Kennedy Mobley — 84, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be at held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Holly Springs. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the commons area of the church. Holly Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Ronald Keith Parker — 54, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Charles F. Sitzler — 86, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • David Lee Sullivan — 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–East in Memphis. A graveside service will be held at 3 this afternoon at Rose Hill Cemetery in Obion, Tenn. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gregory Anthony Tinner — 46, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Clear Creek MB Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Ann Beckham Turney — 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Anchor Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Forest Hill South Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gwen Williams — 75, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at her home in Memphis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Drew Cemetery in Drew. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (January 3, 2014, Page 2A)

Wednesday-Thursday obituaries

  • William M. “Bill” Anderson Jr. — 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and 45 minutes prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center in Somerville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
  •  Jeffie L. Campbell — 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Blackjack Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Vita Diane Williams Gillard — 48, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hope MB Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Wynona Tramel Gossett — 87, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Delay Baptist Church in Lafayette County. Burial will follow in the Delay Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Cynthia Miller Pettis — 51, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Buford Chapel Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Aurelia Christalise Lealynn Simmons — infant daughter of Martin Simmons and Ariel Pryor, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gregory Anthony Tinner — 46, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (January 2, 2014, Page 2)

Tuesday-Wednesday obituaries

  • Alan Wright Arrington — 44, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in Panola County. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Frances White Heard — 87, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Kingdom Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one houre prior to the service.
  • Jossie Mae Kimmons — 67, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at New Hope M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Edna Caldwell Morgan — 66, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Everdale Church in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Green Goshen Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Dorothy Mae Scurlock Thompson — 60, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in New Hope Church Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis.

 (December 24, 2013, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Amos Rowsey — 90, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at noon Thursday at Pleasant Green M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

 (December 4, 2013, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Dwight Leon Crowe — 85, died this morning at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • John Madkins Jr. — 66, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Amos Rowsey — 91, died Sunday at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (December 2, 2013, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • James Ancel Fitchett Jr. — 74, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Services were Sunday at Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Brentwood, Tenn. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with visitation for two hours prior to the service.
  • Susan Smith Jenkins — 44, died Friday, Nov. 22,2013, in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Sumner Presbyterian Church in Sumner. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sumner Grill located at Sumner Court Square. Newsom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Dr. Chester Andrew McLarty — 96, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.
  • Mattie Nell Moore Morton — 81, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Susan Lynn Mossing — 55, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at her home in Oxford. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with vigil and rosary to follow at St. John’s. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Samuel Andrew Spraberry — 24, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Lafayette County. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the College Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Wilbur Jay Solbrack — 75, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Yalobusha County. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Selma Williams — 75, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia MB Church. Burial will follow in Philadelphia 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.

 (November 25, 2013, Page 2A)

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