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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)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Billy Ray Childress — 52, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fulmer Cemetery in Harmontown. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
  • Janet Cummings Fortune — 58, daughter of the late University of Mississippi Chancellor Porter Fortune, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Asheville, N.C. Services will be announced later.
  • Jearlene Gordon — 62, of Oxford died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • John E. Hartsfield — 89, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills Memorial Park in North Little Rock. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Nehemiah Evian Jones — the infant son of Rozalyne Jones, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Emily Ann Grantham Mathews — 85, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Services were held Oct. 11 at Woodmont Christian Church in Nashville.

 (October 26, 2010, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Malinda Brooks-Brister — 77, formerly of Oxford, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in Memphis. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Eugene Eggerson — 58, died Thursday at his residence in Taylor. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

 (October 15, 2010, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Malinda Brister — 77, of Oxford died Saturday in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Amanda Louise Gardner — 86, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Robert Pratcher — 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Services were held Sunday at Mt. Moriah C.M.E. Church in Como. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Marshall Williams — 51, died Sunday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (October 11, 2010, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Dr. Ephraim Edward “Ed” Davidson — 87, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Stillwater. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Strode Funeral Home in Stillwater is in charge of arrangements.
  • Henry Louis Graham — 87, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Union Prospect MB Church in New Albany. Burial will follow in Union Prospect Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 4:30 this afternoon at the Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc and from 6-8 this evening at the church.
  • Evelyn Noel — 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Services will be held at a later date in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements and V.H. Funeral Home in St. Thomas is in charge of all other arrangements.

 (October 8, 2010, Page 2A)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Billy Dan “Beau” Kilgore — 63, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010. Services will be held at the Coffeeville Church of Christ at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 this evening at the Church of Christ in Coffeeville. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Frances Hillman Mitchell — 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held the same day in the Parrish Hall of St. Peter’s from noon until 1. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Evelyn Noel — 71, of Oxford died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home.

 (October 6, 2010, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Elsie Lavenier Brewer Ashford — 89, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, in Greenville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Water Valley Church of Christ . Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Paul E. James — 78, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 until 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home, and Monday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the church.
  • Alfreda D. Price-Cannon — 59, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on Pea Ridge Road. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Repass will follow at the Martin Center on Pea Ridge Road. Visitation will be held until 7 this evening in the chapel at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • James Herman Ragland — 94, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Miles Memorial CME Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Eddie Robinson and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 (October 1, 2010, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Alfreda Price Cannon — 59, died Friday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Helen Mayfield Lamar — 95, formerly of Oxford, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at her home. Services were held Saturday at the Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Park. E. E. Pickle Funeral Home of Amory was in charge of arrangements.
  • Roy Lee “Buck” Potts — 60, of Water Valley died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Driver’s Flat Baptist Church in Calhoun County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

 (September 27, 2010, Page 2A)

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