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Thursday’s obituaries

  • J.L. Smith — 66, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at East Providence M.B. Church in Oxford. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Earnestin Williams — 75, died Wednesday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

 (March 17, 2011, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Josephine R. Mathis — 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Second Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

 (February 24, 2011, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Josephine Wortham Mathis — 87, died this morning at Graceland Care Center of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Yovonna Spearman — 32, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (February 23, 2011, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Willie Lee Crane — of Oxford died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Free Branch Church in Holly Springs. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Betty Jean Marion — 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Springs Baptist Church in Calhoun County, with the Rev. Tommy Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Tommie Lee Shelby — 69, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Lena Mae Stone — 96, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Adam Vinson officiating. Burial will follow in Christian Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • M. Craig Warren — 34, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at his home in Springboro, Ohio. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc, with ministers Marcus Coward and Bill Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Sand Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held this afternoon starting at 4 and for one hour prior to the service Saturday, all at the funeral home.

 (February 4, 2011, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Shirley Jean Cain — 67, formerly of Tula, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at the University Hospital in Lexington. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Durant. Burial will follow in Mizphe Cemetery in Durant. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Charlie Crane — 70, of Tula died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Donna Kirkwood Harding — 90, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the College View Assisted Living Center in Columbus. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
  • Lillie Belle Hilliard-Hayes — 91, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints of the St. Mary’s Health Care Facility in Racine, Wis. Services will be held at noon Monday at the East Providence M.B. Church of Oxford, with Pastor Johnny Frost officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery of Oxford. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Chapel of Oxford.

 (January 28, 2011, Page 2A)

Thursday-Friday obituaries

  • Clarence Booker — 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Serenity-Martin Funeral Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Repass will be held at the West Spring Hill Church Life Center. Visitation will be held Friday from noon to 6 p.m., with family present from 5 to 6, at the funeral home.
  • Alma B. Miller — 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Cambridge Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Holly Springs Funeral Home.
  • Doris Quarles — 81, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (December 30, 2010, 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)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Frankie Faye Bruce — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Coleman Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
  • Huntley Gordon “H.G.” Davidson — 85, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his residence in Olive Branch. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial will follow at Blocker Cemetery in Olive Branch. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
  • Bernice Doyle — 75, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held Tuesday in Chicago. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Katrina “Sister” Ruffin-Jones — 64, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • L.B. King — 89, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at East Providence M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Myrtle Melissa Kitchens — 76, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • A Q Lemons — 81, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Darlington Oaks Hospice in Verona. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Marshall County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Lerlean Burt Loggins — 85, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Hope M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 this evening at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Mary Ann Overstreet — 87, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Houma, La. Services were held Saturday at National Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oakridge Cemetery.
  • La’Quarius Mar’Shon Rowsey — infant son of Qanisha La’Sha Rowsey of Abbeville, died Saturday at Woman Pavilion Hospital of North Mississippi in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.
  • Virginia “Gini” Simmons — 77, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at her home in Kalamazoo. No services are planned, but an open house will be held in her home from 2 to 4 this afternoon. Redmond Funeral Home of Kalamazoo is in charge of arrangements.
  • Annie Smith — 89, died Sunday at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Robert Gene “Blue” Thompson — 73, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s M.B. Church cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation until 4:30 this afternoon and family hour will be 5-7 this evening at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (December 20, 2010, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Jean W. Cheek — 72, of Delhi died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Delhi Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, south of Delhi. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Cox Funeral Home in Delhi.
  • Vernon Kenneth Daniels — 82, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eric Hankins and Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from noon until 2 at the funeral home.
  • Jearlene Frison-Gordon — 62, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Clear Creek M.B. Church on Highway 6 West. Burial will follow in the Greater St. Johns Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 this evening, with family present from 5 to 7, at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.
  • Gladys Louise Pannell Graham — 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Prospect M.B. Church in Blue Mountain. Burial will follow in Union Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • William Harvey Johnson — 86, died at Berkshire Manor in Miami. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial with full military honors will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
  • Wendy Lee Evans Pritchard — 37, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Rose Elizabeth Ramage — infant daughter of Robert Ramage and Carolynn Batt, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Babyland in the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Jesse Glyn Weeks — 84, died on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.

Born in Tillatoba, he was a graduate of Water Valley High School and was an outstanding athlete for the football, basketball and track teams, where he was affectionately known as “Puppy Dog.” From 1944 through 1946, he served as a first class seaman in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the USS Ticonderoga in the Pacific Arena during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946 Glyn was an avid reader, a devout Ole Miss fan, and a dedicated Sunday School teacher. He was a staunch supporter of the Biblical Research Society. He also loved fishing and gardening. After retiring as a power dispatcher for the Tennessee Valley Authority, he and his wife returned home to Water Valley. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Callie Mae Mills Weeks “Kay” of Water Valley; two sons, Dr. Barry L. Weeks of Water Valley and Timothy G. Weeks of Nashville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.

Memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Water Valley. (October 29, 2010, Page 2A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Ella Vasser Bishop — 93, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Visitation will be at Waller Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m. and at the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s on Friday from 9 a.m. until the service.
  • Jean Cheek — formerly of Oxford, died today in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Cox Funeral Home in Delhi, La.
  • Nehemiah Evian Jones — an infant, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Springfield M.B. Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Cynthia Jane Mansel — 54, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Fannin in the Old Sanctuary. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements.

 (October 27, 2010, Page 2)

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