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Wells Funeral Home

Friday’s obituaries

  • Richard Lionel Bethea — 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • W.J. Milstead — 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Graceland Nursing Center in Memphis. There are no plans for a funeral service at this time. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Thelbert “Doc” Rooks — 61, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (March 1, 2013, Page 2A)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Willis Burt — 84, died this morning at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Wanda Fae Crawley — 63, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  •  Frank James Ellis — 65, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Services were held Saturday at the Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in Holly Springs. Burial followed at the Free Branch M.B. Church Cemetery in Holly Springs.
  • Roscoe Gandy — 86, died at his home near Oxford on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. There will be no funeral service. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Raymond Neely — 51, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill North Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Green Goshen Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  • Gene Saucier — 83, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  • Jewel Mathis Swanson — 85, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 (January 29, 2013, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Joey Oll Brown — 49, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Services were held this morning at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Bruce. Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
  • James Hamilton — 94, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Marie Nelson — 88, died Sunday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Gertrude Fooshee Vinson — 94, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. Services were held Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
  • Gracie Ferrell Wolfe — 70, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at her home in Olive Branch. Services were held Saturday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
  • James Robert Ridgely Wyvill — 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Sunday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial followed in the Veterans Garden of the Garden of Memories located at the funeral home.

 (January 21, 2013, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Latonya Dewayne Carr — 31, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at The Med in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Eureaka A.M.E. Zion Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • James Edward Cool Jr. — 71, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his residence in Oxford. A private service was held for his immediate family. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Norma B. McKee — 86, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with burial to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Stephen Lowell Tripp — 60, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Holy Angels in Shreveport, La. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Some of his ashes will be buried next to his parents in Oxford while the rest will be scattered in the Colorado mountains, where he enjoyed vacationing. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (January 11, 2013, Page 2A)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Aaron Storer Condon — 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church in Oxford, followed by a reception at the church. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Columbarium of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock, Ark. Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock is in charge of arrangements.
  • Rosie Hilliard — 91, a homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford, with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  •  Stacy McKee Woodruff — 58, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Sardis Community Nursing Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Good Hope Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Wells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 (January 3, 2013, Page 2)

Monday-Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Dr. Musa B. Caffey — 92 died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services were held Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Burial followed in Oakhurst Cemetery in Clarksdale. Wells Funeral Home in Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
  • Jimmy “Ray” Dickey — 76, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Mt. Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (December 24, 2012, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Sandra Gail Anthony — 62, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Madyson Bledsoe — an infant, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Johnathon “Jade” Dewayne Holland — 20, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Kristofer Aurther Riddell — 14, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Althea May Brownville Stone — 89, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford, followed by graveside service at the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday, all at the funeral home.
  • Sgt. Britain Arnold Wright — 30, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Fort Gordon in Georgia. Graveside services were held Tuesday at Friendship Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  (December 5, 2012, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • David Wayne Daugherty — 57, died Monday, July 30, 2012, in Batesville. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at at Wells Funeral Home.
  • Rodrick McLeod Jr. — 25, died Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Lafayette County. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow the service in the Oak Grove Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Nellie Alexander Norwood — 89, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Unity Baptist Church in Hesterville. Burial will follow in North Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko.

 (August 1, 2012, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Lorene Clark — 77, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Services were held this morning at the Harrisonville MB Church in Oxford, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Bobby Lee Colston — 75, of Olive Branch, died Friday, July 27, 2012. Services were held Sunday at the Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch. Burial followed in Abbeville City Cemetery in Abbeville.
  • Faye Boyett Cook Crawford — 66, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at her home in Pope. Services will be held at 5 this evening at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with Robert Rawson officiating. Burial will follow in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service.
  • Lucy Fitch Fudge — 101, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services were held this morning in the sanctuary of College Hill Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Alan Cochet officiating. Burial followed in College Hill Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Gertrude Moody Hataway — 101, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at her home in Oxford. A graveside service was held Sunday at the Oxford Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Kirby Ladner officiating. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Case Devon Hawkins — 41, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at his residence in Water Valley. Services were held earlier today at Springhill North MB Church in Water Valley, with the Rev. Bobby Hall officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral home of Pontotoc was in charge of the arrangements.
  •  Rubye Watts Jones — 94, died Saturday, July 21,2012, at The LifeCare Center in Sierra Vista. A memorial service will be held Saturday at Country Estates Southern Baptist Church in Sierra Vista. Her ashes will be returned to Mississippi for burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater. Jensen’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 (July 30, 2012, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Mary Lillian Hart — 84, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
  • Michael Edward Lynn III — 76, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, Minn., with a reception following at the Lafayette Club.
  • Joseph H. “Joe” Sanders — 82, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Southaven. Services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville.
  • Hilda Pittman Young — 71, died Friday, July 20, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Sunday at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth. Burial followed in the City Cemetery in Corinth.

 (July 23, 2012, Page 2)

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