Sally Applewhite — died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
Bill Beaty Blankenship — 82, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
Carolyn Rochelle Boyd-Johnson — 49, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A celebration of life service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Bryant Davis will officiate. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Taylor. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Newman — 83, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at her residence in Greenville. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Bruce with Bro. Jimmy McLendon officiating. Interment will be in Turkey Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly Ann “Puddin” Tatum-Walker — 48, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Ridgeland. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Springhill North M.B. Church in Water Valley. Visitation will be this evening from 4-7 p.m. at Serenity-Daniels Funeral Home of Water Valley, which is in charge of arrangements.
The body of a woman labeled a pauper at last week’s Lafayette County Board of Supervisor’s meeting has been claimed and put to rest by family members in Bruce.
Natalie “Nikki” Coleman was buried in Bruce Saturday in a family burial plot.
Coleman was found dead in her University Arbors apartment on Oct. 28. On Monday, Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy told supervisors he could not locate family to pay for Coleman’s cremation. The board approved to foot the bill under the county’s Pauper Burial policy. (November 8, 2010, Page 2A)