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Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Thursday’s obituaries

  • John Henry Ashford — 87, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • David Bland — 69, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. in the Water Valley City Auditorium. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the auditorium. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Bonnie Lou West Chandler — 73, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Delay Baptist Church Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Annie Lee Gibson — 86, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Ashland Health and Rehabilitation in Ashland. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at South Ashland Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, with family hour from 5 to 6, and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs is in charge of arrangements.
  • Keith Kimmons — 51, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Loyola University Hospital in Chicago. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Watson Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the New Albany City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 this evening, with the family hour from 5 to 7 today, in the chapel of Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.
  • Sharod Damarcus “Slim” Vaughn — 22, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

  (August 15, 2013, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Bonnie Lou West Chandler — 73, died Sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Wade Doolin — 89, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services were held this morning at Bethel Baptist Church in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Bethel Church Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.
  • Keith Kimmons — 51, died Saturday at Loyola University Hospital in Chicago. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany.

 (August 12, 2013, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Phyllis J. Dreher — 83, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Aurora Health and Rehabilitation in Columbus. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in West Point. Burial will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Linda Kay Polk Howell — 47, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at the home of her in-laws in Myrtle. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burail will follow in Navo Cemetery in Drew.
  • William Ronnie Thompson — 59, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home near Sardis. There are no plans for a memorial service. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.

  (June 12, 2013, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Willis Burt — 84, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Wanda Fae Crawley — 63, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  •  Frank James Ellis — 65, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Services were held Saturday at the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial followed at the Free Branch M.B. Church Cemetery in Holly Springs.
  • Roscoe Gandy — 86, died at his home near Oxford on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. There will be no funeral service. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Raymond Neely — 51, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill North Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Green Goshen Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gene Saucier — 83, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  • Jewel Mathis Swanson — 85, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 (January 29, 2013, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • La’Neka Oni Byers — 35, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Methodist South-Memphis. Services were held Saturday at the Cummings Street M.B. Church in Memphis. Burial followed in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis. Serenity Funeral Home of Holly Springs was in charge of the arrangements.
  • John Edward Rockette — 63, formerly of Taylor, died Monday at Viewmont Hospital in Detroit. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (January 16, 2013, Page 2)

Thursday-Friday’s obituaries

  •  Elijah Vaughn Kirk — 71, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Salem U.M. Church in Etta. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of arrangements.
  • Kathryn Elizabeth “Kay” McDuffie — died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. A private burial will follow in the Nettleton Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Cora Wadlington — died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Henderson Funeral Home of Sardis is in charge of arrangements.

 (November 22, 2012, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Maryland Joanna Lawson Foreman — 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at her granddaughter’s home. Services were held Friday at the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial followed in the Martintown Cemetery.
  • John Moore — died Monday at his home near Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Dr. John Leonard Tolbert — 55, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Rev. Steve Edmonds and Bro. Truman Scarbrough officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  • Donald Watts — died this morning at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.

 (October 16, 2012, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Rickie Booker — 55, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Elsie Triplett Pugh — 82, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 this afternoon at Brooksville Cemetery in Brooksville. Visitation will follow the service at the Brooksville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Cockrell Funeral Home Inc. of Macon is in charge of arrangements.
  • William “Bill” Baxter Tatum Jr. — 77, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home in Memphis,. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Browning Cemetery in Taylor. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Bill Vernon Wilburn — 85, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Pisgah Cemetery in Panola County. Seven Oaks funeral Home in Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

 (March 15, 2012, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Justin Chambers — 23, died today at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Antoinette Moorehead Edrington — died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. A memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the First United Methodist Church in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 this afternoon in the Mizpah Cemetery in Durant. Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Carl Dewitt Lewis Sr. — 88, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at his home. Services were held Thursday at the Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Burial followed at Springridge United Methodist Church cemetery.
  • John Casey Roscoe — 23, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, in Bayou La Batre, Ala. Services were held at noon today in the chapel of the Serenity Funeral Home. Burial followed in Serenity Memorial Gardens.
  • O.D. Spratlin — 84, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 (November 4, 2011, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • Peggy De’Ette Griffin Pate — 72, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. Services will be held  at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Broom Chapel near Coffeeville. Burial will follow in the Broom Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville.
  • La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — one month, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Yocona-Northwell Cemetery in Taylor. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Lois Evelyn Wright Ruth — 101, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at the Quitman County Hospital in Marks. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Burial will follow in Lambert Cemetery in Lambert. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • John Alvis Sides — 70, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Baptist DeSoto-Southaven. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial will follow in Little Hope Cemetery in Faulkner. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Annie Mae Greene Smith — 89, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from noon until 2 in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Hezzie Wright Jr. — 67, died in Shreveport, La. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Everdale Baptist Church on Calhoun Street in Water Valley. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

 (December 21, 2010, Page 2)

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