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Obituaries

Friday’s Obituaries

TOMMY GLENN “TOM CAT” FARR – 58, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at the University of Wisconsin Medical Center in Madison, Wis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Baber officiating. Burial will be in Pontotoc City Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be today from 3 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

LOTTYE CONNER MCCOY – 53, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at her home near Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry East and Bro. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Interment will be in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

KATHLEEN BRASSELL WRIGHT – 61, retired line operator, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at her residence in Batesville. Funeral services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Eureka AME Zion Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Thursday’s Obituaries

    ANN HELMS HILLHOUSE – 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at her home in Oxford. The funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric Payne and the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. (August 25, 2011, Page 2)

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      Wednesday’s Obituaries

      WILLIAM EUGENE “BILL” DAVIS – 78, died at his home in Water Valley on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Visitation will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Services will be held Thursday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Water Valley with Bro. Rick Glidewell and Bro. Fletcher Moorman officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Baptist Church cemetery.

      ANN HELMS HILLHOUSE – 80, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at her home in Oxford. The funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric Payne and the Rev. Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial will follow in New El Bethel Cemetery. The visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.

      LOTTYE C. MCCOY – 53, died today at her home near Oxford. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.

      ANNA M. METZGER – 89, of Dover, Del., died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, with family and hospice chaplain Raymond Taylor by her side. There will be a private viewing for her immediate family. A graveside service will be held on Friday at noon at Erb’s Mennonite Church Cemetery, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, Pa. (August 24, 2011, Page 4)

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        Tuesday’s Obituaries

        SHIRLEY JEAN BLAKE – 60, of Holly Springs died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Anderson Chapel CME Church in Holly Springs with the Rev. Joe T. Lester officiating. Burial will follow at Cottrell Memorial Garden in Holly Springs. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today and 10 to 10:55 a.m. Wednesday at J.F. Brittenum & Son Funeral Home in Holly Springs.

        KATHERINE BRASSELL – 61, died today at her home in Batesville. Funeral services are incomplete at this time with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

        ANN HELMS HILLHOUSE – 80, died today at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

        JACK MILTON MCLARTY – 86, of Jackson died Saturday Aug. 20, 2011, at the Arbor.  Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrews with visitation prior to services beginning at 9:30 in St. Francis Hall at St. Andrews Cathedral.  Private family entombment services will follow in the Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland. (August 23, 2011, Page 2)

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          Monday’s Obituaries

          • ROSE ELLEN HOGINS – 97, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, with the Rev. Taylor Moore officiating. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
          • DONALD W. ROBINSON SR. – 93, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at a later date at All Saints Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pa. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
          • MIRIAM WILSON WEEMS – 69, of Jackson died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011. The funeral will take place Tuesday at the Cathedral Parish of Saint Andrew in Jackson with the service to begin at 11 a.m. Visitation will precede services in the Parish Hall at 9:30. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home.

           (August 22, 2011, Page 2A)

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            Friday’s Obituaries

            WILLIAM GEORGE KNIGHT JR. – 76, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home in the Taylor community. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Ross Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

            ELIZABETH “LIBBY” TILLMAN – 79, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at a hospital in Batesville, Ark. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Paul Seay officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Roller-Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville, Ark.

            DARLENE TOWNSEND-CAROTHERS – 57, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. Association Building on Highway 334, with the Rev. Eddie Goliday Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the East St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. today in the Serenity Martin Funeral Chapel. Family will be present from 5 to 7 tonight.

            BARBARA L. WALKER-JONES – 43, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at her home in Southaven. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

            ROBERT C. WOODARD – 82, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home chapel in Batesville. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the funeral at 1 p.m. (June 3, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Thursday’s Obituaries

              STEVEN DRAYTON COWARD – 32, of Scobey, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks.

              THOMAS GERALD “JERRY” FOOSHEE – 67, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be held at noon Saturday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken White officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waller Funeral Home.

              BETTY MAE JOHNSON – 44, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Water Valley. The funeral was held at Springhill North Church in Water Valley and burial at Persimmon Hill Cemetery in Enid.

              BONNIE LOU MCBRIDE – 87, died May 31, 2011, at her home in Courtland. Funeral services were held this morning at Wells Funeral Home Chapel, Batesville. Burial followed at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery in Batesville. (June 2, 2011, Page 2A)

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                Wednesday’s Obituaries

                PEGGY JEAN CUMMINGS – 69, of Water Valley, died May 30, 2011, at her home with her family at her side. Visitation is planned for 9 a.m. Thursday with services at 11 a.m. at Camp Ground Baptist Church with Bro. David Ross and Bro. Ken Izzard officiating. Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                ROBERT EDWARD JONES – 91, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. A private family graveside service will be held at Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held 1-3 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home.

                DEMETURIS ANTUAN OWENS – 19, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at North Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with Rev. Jamuel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                BERNICE PATEN – 71, died June 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was a resident of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

                GERALD MURRAY STAGE JR. – 67, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Baptist-Memphis Hospital in Memphis. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cordova. Coleman Funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.

                DAVEY LEE TIDWELL – 78, died Monday, May 30, 2011, in Clarksdale. Visitation will be Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Bishop officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Flat Cemetery in Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                DARLENE TOWNSEND-CAROTHERS – 58, died May 31, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi. She was a native of Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.

                ETHEL MAE TURNER – 75, died May 28, 2011, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Water Valley Civic Auditorium with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (June 1, 2011, Page 2)

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                  Tuesday’s Obituaries

                  ETHEL TURNER – 75, died Saturday at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

                  DAVID LEE TIDWELL — died Monday in Clarksdale. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home. (May 31, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Friday’s Obituaries

                    RAY BLOUNT – 38, died Thursday in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

                    SARAH LOIS HENDERSON LLOYD – 96, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at noon Saturday at Viney Creek M.B. Church in Sardis, with the Rev. Ozine Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Viney Creek Cemetery. Visitation will continue to 6 this evening at Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis, which is in charge of the arrangements.

                    BIRDIE KITCHENS SLOAN – 96, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Sunshine Health Care Inc. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cherry Creek Baptist Church, with Roger Reeder and Joe Herndon officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday both at the church. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of arrangements.

                    RITA C. WEAVER – 88, died this morning at Yalobusha General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (April 1, 2011, Page 2A)

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