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Thursday’s obituaries

  • Lula Bell Quarles — 82, of Abbeville, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.
  • Philip James Wells — 91, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 (May 19, 2011, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Steven Wayne Franklin —36, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at his home in Brookhaven. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home of Oxford. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Centerpoint Church in Brookhaven, with visitation for one hour preceding the service at the church.
  • Henry P. Jones — 94, died Wednesday, May 5, 2011. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow at East St. Peter Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 to 5:30 this evening, with family present from 4:30 to 5:30.
  • Wilborn L. Jones — 82, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
  • Rosemary Shannon Kerr — 84, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Harbor View Nursing and Rehab in Memphis. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Eunice Lamb — 85, died Thursday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
  • Wilbur Woodson “Bill” Russell Jr. — 76, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

 (May 13, 2011, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Samuel “Bo Pete” Holman — 82, died Sunday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Henry P. Jones — 96, formerly of Oxford, died Friday in Baltimore. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Bertie G. Hanson “G.G.” Shoop — 97, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one and a half hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (May 9, 2011, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Clancy Eugene “Lanny” Brasher Jr. — 48, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at his residence near Batesville. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Dovie Champion Burke — 106, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Jewell Hutchens Enlow — 62, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at noon Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home of Oxford. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
  • Le Christopher “Chris” Gipson — 22, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Flint Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m., Monday at New Albany Serenity Funeral Home and 5 to 8 p.m. at Serenity Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • William Andrew McLarty — 61, died Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Services were held this morning at St. Andrew’s Cathedral Episcopal Church. Burial followed in the church’s All Souls’ Walk Columbarium.
  • William Henry “Hoghead” Pegues — 65, died Friday, April 29, 2011. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Hill M.B. Church in Etta. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (May 6, 2011, Page 2A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Currie F. Brooks — 73, died Monday, April 25, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sylva Rena Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Sylva Rena Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
  • Sammie Lee Rogers — 95, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, in the Tippah County Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove M.B. Church in New Albany. Burial will follow in the Academy Cemetery in Blue Mountain. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday in the chapel at Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany, and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
  • Sharon Denise “Deenee” Hill Wortham — 39, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at her home in Memphis. Services were held this morning at the West Antioch Church in Senatobi. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home of Hernando was in charge of arrangements.

 (April 27, 2011, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Joyce Bardo — 51, of Water Valley died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
  • Y.C. Mayes-Rockette — 67, died Monday, April 11, 2011. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Everdale M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oakridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Christopher Caleb Wesley — 20, a college student, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, in Oxford. Funeral Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with Bro. Ryan Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2 at the funeral home. Born in Greenwood, he was a 2008 graduate of Dickson High School in Dickson, Tenn., and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College. He enjoyed working with children at The Scott Center in Oxford, music and singing. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Helen L. Wesley, and his grandfathers, James H. Wiltshire and Darrel Wayne Gray. Survivors include his mother, Rolonda Wesley Gray of Oxford; his father, Shealyn N. Richmond of Holly Springs; his step-father, David W. Gray of Oxford; his brother, David Bojack Gray of Oxford; his sister, Cara Loree Gray of Oxford; and his grandparents, Ronald Wesley of Carolton, Rubye Britt Carlisle of Greenwood and Sally J. Gray of Oxford. Memorials may be made to: The Scott Center, 401 North 5th Street, Oxford, Mississippi 38655. For online condolence, visit, www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
  • Bobby Gene “Calhoun” Walker, 57, died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Visitation is from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, with family present from 5 to 6, all at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Usher Valley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Domini Henry officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. A native of Pontotoc, he was a member of Usher Valley United Methodist Church. He loved people and making them laugh, loved gangster movies, loved broadcasting baseball games and other events and love the Pistons and the Lakers. Survivors include his wife, Eloise Walker of Houlka; one daughter, Seqouia Williams of Pontotoc; three sons, Brandon Walker, Kasar Latham and Isiah Walker, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; his mother, Georgia B. Ware of Pontotoc; three sisters, Patsy Wilson and Alice Montgomery, both of Pontotoc, and Sarah Currie of Houston, Texas; eight brother, Jake Walker of Grand Rapids, James Wilson of Oxford, Joe Ware, Melvin Ware, Robert White and Johnny Ware, all of Pontotoc, Willie Ware of Plantersville and Gearld Ware of Memphis; four grandchildren; and a very special aunt, Lue Ethel Foster of Pontotoc.

 (April 15, 2011, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Y.C. Rockette — 67, of Water Valley died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Bertha Lee Taylor-Sisk — 91, died Thursday, April 7, 2011. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 this evening, with family present from 5 to 7, at the funeral home.

 (April 12, 2011, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Sarah Jane Smith Knight — 83, died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Oxford Church of Christ, with Lendy Bartlett and Doug Shields Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
  • Bertha L. Sisk — 91, of Oxford died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.

 (April 8, 2011, Page 2A)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • James Hugh Cross — 83, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the West Augusta United Methodist Church, in West Augusta, Va., with burial to follow in the West Augusta Cemetery.
  • Bernice Easley Embry — 96, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce, with Elder Herman Clark and son Robert Embry officiating. Burial will follow in the Bruce Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Randle “Randy” O’Neal Johnson — 38, died Friday, March 25, 2010. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Clear Creek M.B. Church, with the Rev. Bobby Hall officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope M.B. Church in Oxford. Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home, with family present from 5 to 7.

 (March 31, 2011, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Bentley Baker Crawford — 87, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Burial will be held at 3 in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Aberdeen. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Randale Johnson — 38, of Oxford died Friday at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Kermit Frazier Shotts — 63, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Olive Branch. A private family service was held at the University of Mississippi Chapel. Brantley Funeral Home of Olive Branch was in charge of arrangements.
  • Sallie H. Sledge — 78, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at Primacy Healthcare & Rehab Center in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Bellevue Cemetery on Highway 6 East outside of Oxford. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Samuel Swinney — 83, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Tulsa. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Tulsa. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds Funeral Service in Tulsa.
  • Mary Nina Walton — 77, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Landmark of DeSoto Care Center in Horn Lake. Services were held Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Broadstreet Cedar Grove Cemetery in Yalobusha County.

 (March 28, 2011, Page 2A)

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