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Friday’s obituaries

  • Thomas H. Freeland III — 82, died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • John Morgan King — 51, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Billie Dale Mooneyham — 72, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  •  Alex Broome Shields — 25, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville.
  • Rufus Robert “Bobby” Rhodes Jr. — 84, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Burial will follow in Gulde Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.

  (May 11, 2012, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  •  Landyn Drake Burns — newborn son of Daniel Lee Burns and Angel Cearra Caine, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis. A graveside service was held Saturday at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville was in charge of arrangements.
  • James B. “Happy Hank” Hankins Jr. — 70, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gary Stevens and the Rev. Cary Worthington officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and also for one hour prior to the service at the church.
  • Bertha Irene Lee Harmon — 90, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Paris Baptist Church, with Bro. Raymond Aven and Bro. Justin Gates officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery in Paris. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. National Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Dorothy Hudson — died Sunday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Larry W. Wrenn — 59, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services were held this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Kevin Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Liberty Church Cemetery in Calhoun County.

  (May 7, 2012, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Frances W. Bevill — 81, of Oxford died Tuesday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home.
  • Hubert Bowles — 69, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his residence. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home Chapel of Desloge. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery in Farmington. Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
  • Tony S. Daugherty — 64, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
  • Frances Clytee Carter Finchum — 86, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. A private burial was held Tuesday at Lafayette Springs. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.

 (May 2, 2012, Page 2)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Rickie Booker — 55, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at South Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will follow at Browning Cemetery in Taylor. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.
  • Margaret Ellen Dalton — 92, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  • W.T. Hawkins — 73, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at his home in Sardis. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Dorothy Bullard Lee — 95, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at her home in Lillian, Texas. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Hermitage Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Old Hickory, Tenn. Burial will follow. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.
  • Mary Magdelena “Maggie” Moorehead — 83, died Thursday, March 15, 201,2 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Sunday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Paris Cemetery in Paris.
  • Doris Murphree — 87, died Friday, March 16, 2012. Services were held this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Yalobusha County.
  • Billy C. Smith — 82, died Thursday, March 15, 2012. Services were held Sunday at Roswell Funeral Home in Roswell. Burial followed at Green Lawn Cemetery.
  • Delton Watkins — died Saturday at his home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.

 (March 19, 2012, Page 2)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Rickie Booker — 55, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Elsie Triplett Pugh — 82, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living in Oxford. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 this afternoon at Brooksville Cemetery in Brooksville. Visitation will follow the service at the Brooksville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Cockrell Funeral Home Inc. of Macon is in charge of arrangements.
  • William “Bill” Baxter Tatum Jr. — 77, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home in Memphis,. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Browning Cemetery in Taylor. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Bill Vernon Wilburn — 85, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Pisgah Cemetery in Panola County. Seven Oaks funeral Home in Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

 (March 15, 2012, Page 2)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Donald George Baker — 73, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Oxford, followed by a celebration of his life in the fellowship hall.
  • Jackie Walker Grier — 57, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • The Rev. Elton Lee Jones — 68, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Senatobia. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at East Providence M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • L.C. “Mac” McCurdy — 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday 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.
  • Earnestine McThune — 68, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at East Providence M.B. Church. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Larry Darnell Smith — 61, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Detroit. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the TOMB building. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Lloyd Rodney White — 95, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Memphis. Burial will follow. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (March 2, 2012, Page 2A)

Friday’s obituaries

  • Roy Bruner — of Water Valley died Thursday. Arrangements are incomplete with Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley.
  • John David Crews — 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in the Parish Hall of the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Earl Hawkins — 88, of Crowder, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crowder Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Naddie Lloyd Morgan — 92, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Pleasant Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held until 7 this evening at Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. in Batesville, and for an hour prior to the service at the church.
  • Ginger Morris — 62, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 6 this evening in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
  • Larry Donnell Smith — 61, formerly of Oxford, died today in Detroit. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • Leona Buckner Thompson — 92, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:30 to 7 this evening at Greater St. John M.B. Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
  • Hayden Murray “Red” Vines — 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Gulfport. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 (February 24, 2012, Page 2A)

Monday’s obituaries

  • John W. Alexander Jr. — 60, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasants Cemetery in Rossville, Tenn.
  • Mary “Sis” Payne Byars — 87, died Sunday, Feb.. 19, 2012, at her home in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Batesville, with Dr. Tommy Snyder and the Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Burial will follow in Marks Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Janette “Jan” Deaton — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 this evening at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The visitation at the funeral home will be held for two hours prior to Tuesday’s service.
  • Zakaylin Martezz Jones — infant son of Miesha Jones and the late Martezz Evans, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Graveside services were held Sunday at Philadelphia M.B. Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Alfred Hall officiating. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
  • Flora McCallum — 86, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Oxford. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Presbyterian Church of Oxford, with the Rev. Curt Presley officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
  •  Joe Lee Rockette — 55, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Services were held earlier today at the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home in Racine, with Bishop Rory Marshall officiating. Burial followed in West Lawn Memorial Park.
  • Willie Mae Simmons — 97, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Leona Buckner Thompson — 92, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
  • James “Babe” Allen Wortham — 82, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

 (February 20, 2012, Page 2)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Clemmie Alice Mason Bay — 78, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
  • Katherine Burlingame McKenzie — 93, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at the State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Visitation will be held for an hour and a half prior to the service in the church sanctuary. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant, with L.A. “Hap” Farber Jr. officiating and with full military honors. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
  • Quay Walker Samuels — 82, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Ford’s Well Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 (February 7, 2012, Page 2)

Wednesday’s obituaries

  • Jennifer Gay Scheuner — 43, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, in Oxford. Following a private cremation service in Memphis, her family will receive friends at their home. Call Canale Funeral Directors at 901-452-6400 for times and dates. A memorial service in Oxford will occur at a later date.
  • Margie Watts Smith — 90, died Tuesday at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
  •  Joe Tidwell — 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A private family service was held today and a visitation will be held from 7 to 9 this evening at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville.

 (January 11, 2012, Page 2)

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