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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wells Funeral Home

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)

Wednesday-Thursday obituaries

  • William M. “Bill” Anderson Jr. — 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for an hour and 45 minutes prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church. Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center in Somerville, Tenn., is in charge of arrangements.
  •  Jeffie L. Campbell — 80, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Blackjack Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Vita Diane Williams Gillard — 48, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at her residence. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Mt. Hope MB Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Wynona Tramel Gossett — 87, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Delay Baptist Church in Lafayette County. Burial will follow in the Delay Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • Cynthia Miller Pettis — 51, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Buford Chapel Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Aurelia Christalise Lealynn Simmons — infant daughter of Martin Simmons and Ariel Pryor, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gregory Anthony Tinner — 46, died Tuesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

 (January 2, 2014, Page 2)

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)

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