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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Thursday’s obituaries

  • Teresa Lynn Ferguson — 52, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Graceland Care Center in New Albany. No services are planned. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Annie Grace Gaters — 54, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Philadelphia M.B. Church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Richard “Ricky” Leroy Gore — 56, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A family-led memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Graceland Nursing Care Facility in Oxford. Wells Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Johnny Murry — 67, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Aaron Lynn Spence — 48, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Belden. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in the Blair community. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Rickey Gene Weaver — 55, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

  (January 16, 2014, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Maxine Evans Blackburn — 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Visitation will be in the fellowship hall following the service. Waller Funeral Home in oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Dorothea Louise Cogswell Blackmon — 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
  • Buck Fondren — 47, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the T.O.M.B. Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from noon to 8 this evening at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and for two hours prior to Friday’s service at the T.O.M.B. Building.
  • Art “Jun” Frierson — 70, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jordan Chapel C.M.E. Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • James Robert Pegues — 79, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Dr. Chester Quarles — 69, died today, Oct. 31, 2013, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Tula Cemetery in Tula. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Willie Holloway Tidwell Jr. — 71, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his residence. A private graveside service will be held Friday at Glenfield Memorial Park. Burial will follow in Glenfield Memorial Park. Visitation was held Wednesday at United Funeral Service of New Albany.
  • Simon LaVois “Spider” Webb — 94, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, with visitation afterwards in the Parish Hall. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (October 31, 2013, Page 2)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Willie Holloway Tidwell Jr. — 71, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his residence. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Glenfield Memorial Park. Burial will follow in Glenfield Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at United Funeral Service of New Albany.
  • Richard “Bo” Marion Truly Jr. — 74, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at his home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • J.C. Winters — 86, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (October 29, 2013, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Harritt Allethia Coffey — 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at her residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Philadelphia Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at United Funeral Service in New Albany and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
  •  Dennis James “Cookie” Hilliard — 52, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. Memorial services will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Jordan Chapel C.M.E. Church Fellowship Hall. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (August 29, 2013, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Otis Sheldon Braboy — 55, died Saturday, April 27, 2013, in Chicago. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Tyler Emerick — 19, died Monday, May 6, 2013, in Lafayette County. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
  •  Adelia Fay Purnell Morris — 92, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial will follow in the New Albany City Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (May 9, 2013, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Randall Bleu Bass — 27, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at his residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Funeral Service of New Albany. Burial will follow in Vista Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  • Jerry Campbell — 58, died Monday at his daughter’s residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Stanley Crow — died Monday at his home in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Mary Lee Powell Newell — 86, died Sunday, April 7, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Oxford. Services and burial will be held in Benson, La. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford and Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, La., are in charge of the arrangements.

 (April 9, 2013, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Sarah L. Alexander — 62, died Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Warren Hershel Ash — 70, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • John Whitaker Hamilton — 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Longview. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Jimmie Livingston Kemp — 99, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Hixson, Tenn. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Juanita Hadden Lovelace — 70, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Service will be held at 1 this afternoon at Acree Hill Church in Batesville, with the Rev. Randle Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Acree Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held for two and half hours prior to the service at the church.
  • Linda Sue Minor Rodgers — 51, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services were held Sunday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany, with the Rev. Larry Harrison and the Rev. Steavon Ball officiating. Burial followed in the Enterprise Cemetery.
  • Robert “Bob” Hughie Stubbs III — 57, died Saturday, March 2, 2013, at his home in Harmontown. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Harmontown Baptist Church in Harmontown, with Bro. Jim Pinkerton officiating. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.

  (March 4, 2013, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Pete Gill Sr. — 86, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Trinity Nursing Home in Holly Springs. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at FreeBranch M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cottrell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 this evening at J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs.
  • Marilyn Kagen — 82, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Winter Park Hospital in Orlando, Fla. A private interment will be held Monday at Gulf Pines Memorial Park and Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Englewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Norris A. Robertson Sr. — 93, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening  at United Funeral Service and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
  • Andrew Stewart — 77, died Thursday at Coral Gable Hospital in Miami. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (October 5, 2012, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Clinton Cade — of Water Valley died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at his home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m.  Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home.
  • Ruby Clorene Westmoreland King — 95, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Minnie Aline Robertson Locke — 76, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at her residence in New Albany. Services were held this morning at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial followed  in the Glenfield Memorial Park in New Albany.
  • Annie Floyd Coleman Oliver — 59, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Irene Bishop Williams — 85, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at her home in Etta. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 this evening at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (August 6, 2012, Page 2)

Monday-Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Mildred E. Bishop — 84, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating. Burial will follow at Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Elizabeth C. “Betty” Elliott — 80, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at St. Dominic’s Hospital. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Parkway Chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Inurnment will follow in the Trinity Mausoleum.
  • Preston Booker Farr — 65, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at his residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Macedonia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Malcolm Brock and the Rev. Louie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Cornersville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 till 9 this evening at the United Funeral Service in New Albany and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
  • Jimmie Dee Franklin — 87, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. A private memorial service will be held for the family at a later date. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon.
  • George B. Jones — 49, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the state hospital in Whitfield. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jesus’ Crown of Life Apostolic Pentecostal Church, with burial to follow in the Rock Hill Church Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Stanley Mark Partridge — 55, of Long Beach died Friday, July 1, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Eastover Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 4:30 – 6:30 Wednesday, with a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. at Michael Memorial Baptist Church in Gulfport, with Pastor Tony Karnes officiating. The Riemann Family Funeral Home of Gulfport is in charge of arrangements and Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of local arrangements.
  • Ollie O. Vaughn — 84, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

 (July 5, 2011, Page 2)

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