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Wells Funeral Home

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Jewel Buford “Boots” Bell — 78, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at noon Thursday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Pine Crest Memorial Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Daisy Brown — 100, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Services will be held for her and her son-in-law, Robert Couch, at 11 a.m. Friday at the Third Missionary Baptist Church in Davenport. Orr’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
  • Robert William Couch — 74, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, while visiting his son in Cypress, Calif. Services will be held for him and his mother-in-law, Daisy Brown, at 11 a.m. Friday at the Third Missionary Baptist Church in Davenport. Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.
  • Charles Laten Howell — 86, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home in Oakland. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held for an hour and half prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (December 17, 2013, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Tommy Lenay Cobb — 55, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Ft. Collins, Colo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford,. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
  • Lillian Grace Leavell — 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Greenwood. Graveside services were held this morning in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Dorothy Durlene Cobb Lott — 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Willie L. “Billie” Tucker — 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the veterans section of Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. There will be no visitation. Wells Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.

 (October 24, 2013, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Janie Lucas — 61, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in McIvor Cemetery near Batesville. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Reedy Guy Sanford — 64, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Eureka AME Zion Church in Courtland. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford and for one hour prior to the service at the church in Courtland.
  • Josephine “Josie” Vaughn — 82, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 this evening at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Birdie Agnes White — 100, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.

 (October 17, 2013, Page 2)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • James Lee Avent — 88, died Monday at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Donald Wayne “Don” Mills — 58, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his home in Pope. Services were held this morning at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope.

 (October 15, 2013, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Bettye Joyce Jenkins Hammack — 72, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital. At her request, no service will be held. Waller Funeral Home was in charge.
  • Charles Edward Scruggs — 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Cold Springs Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (October 3, 2013, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Sarah Elizabeth Bial — 17, of Oxford died Saturday. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Juanita Laverne Musick Dillard — 78, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service was held Sunday in New El Bethel Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Robert Edward Fudge — 63, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his home in Byhalia. Services were held this morning in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Thomas Roland “Tom” Hurdle — 70, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Taylor Baptist Church in Taylor. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Ernest Allen Lavender Sr. — 68, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at his home in Harmontown. A private family service will be held at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Genendle Walker Parker — 86, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Peggy Hailey Watson — 56, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (August 26, 2013, Page 2A)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Earl Christman — 82, died today at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Elizabeth Colston — died Wednesday at her home in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Nancy Clair Evans — 72, died this morning at her home in Midlothian, Va. Arrangements are incomplete.
  • Lucile Thomas Goree Monk — 89, died Tuesday,  July 23, 2013, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Batesville Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church.Wells Funeral Home in Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Annis Hipps Morgan — 92, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Francis Tatum Tidwell — 95, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Sardis Community Nursing Home. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (July 25, 2013, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Willie Herod — died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Elizabeth “Pumpkin” Lewis — 55, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Morris “Ray” Rayburn Rhyne — 66, died Saturday, June 20, 2013, at his brother’s home in Batesville. Services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with the Rev. Al Mullan officiating. Burial followed in Cold Springs Cemetery near Sardis.
  • Judge Ed Roberts — 65, died this morning at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • George Thompson — 78, died Friday at his residence in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (July 1, 2013, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Thomas L. Brooks — 77, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Michael “Mike” Clinton Butts — 65, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home in Oxford. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Wilma Faye Houston — 76, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at Wells Funeral Home.
  • Cora Lynn Frison Barr Westbrook — 59, died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at East Providence M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at East Providence M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

  (June 19, 2013, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Edward Bethel Adams — 51, died Monday, May 27, 2013, at his home in Portland, Ore. A memorial service will be arranged later.
  • Betty Mack Priest Brown — 72, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Priest Cemetery in Houston. A visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Presley Nicole Jones — an infant, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 this afternoon at Shady Grove Cemetery near Batesville. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 this afternoon preceding the service at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville.
  • Landers Slack — 88, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Providence M.B. Church. Burial will be in Yellowleaf Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • June Anderson White — 94, died Friday, June 7, 2013, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in College Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 30 minutes prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (June 7, 2013, Page 2A)

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