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Wednesday’s obituaries

  • EDDIE LEE “BUCK” OWENS — 63, died Wednesday, April 30, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. John Jones officiating. Burial will be at Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

 (May 7, 2014, Page 2)

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    Friday’s obituaries

    DAVID JONES JR. — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home near Oxford. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.

    DANNY JOE MARTIN — 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.

    TOY L. PALMER — 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in McComb. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb, with Dr. David Millican officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

    TRAVIS DENTON PHILLIPS — 82, of Starkville, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from complications due to Parkinson Disease. Services will be held at Welch Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside service and interment will be at Oktibbeha Memorial Gardens.

    OCIA B. JONES-SMITH — 89, of Etta died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Flint Hill M.B. Church in Etta with Pator Lindsey Sanford Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-6 p.m. today at Serenity-Martin Chapel and for one hour before the service at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

    PAULINE SOWELL WHEELER — 94, of Golden died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Red Bay, Ala., Hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Donnie Riley presiding. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Golden. Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements. (January 31, 2014, Page 2A)

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      Thursday’s obituaries

      • MICHAEL DARNELL BOOKER – 55, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Serenity-Martin Chapel in Oxford with Pastor Lee Earl Robinson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Serenity Martin Chapel with family hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
      • EMILY HALL BOSWELL – 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Eric Dahl officiating. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
      • RUBY PRITCHARD RUSSELL – 94, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Meridian. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Dr. Robert Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

       (August 22, 2013, Page 2)

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        Monday’s obituaries

        • James Edward Cool Jr. – 71, died Saturday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford in charge.
        • Eva Ellzy – 94, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services were held Saturday at the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville, with the Rev. Jay Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
        • Anna Savage Phillips Russell – 70, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with the Rev. Gene Bramlett officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery.
        • Ruth Dale Allen Sneed – 83, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her residence in Belden. Services were held this morning at Harrisburg Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Langerfeld, Dr. Forrest Sheffield and the Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial followed in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors, Tupelo Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
        • Elmar Lee Summar – 85, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Saturday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford, with Bro. Randy Hope officiating.
        • Jimmy Wortham – 60, died Saturday at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.

         (January 7, 2013, Page 2A)

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          Monday’s obituaries

          • QUITMAN ELLIOTT “BOO” HARRISON – 74, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in his home in Lambert. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
          • EARL IVY – 64, died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
          • LULA OWENS – 53, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
          • MARY ALLENE HUDSON SMITH – 87, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at the Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville. Services were held Sunday at the United Funeral Service Chapel in New Albany. Burial followed in the Glenfield Memorial Park.

           (October 29, 2012, Page 2A)

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            Thursday’s obituaries

            JEFFREY O’NEAL BOOKER – 27, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Taylor. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the T.O.M.B. Building in Oxford. Visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel in the Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford, with the Rev. Jamuel Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Yocona Cemetery in Taylor.

            JOSH BOOKER – 95, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Pastor Phillip Brackett, Pastor Mitchell Steen, Minister Steve Allen and Minister Curtis Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

            JEAN T. SICHI – 92, of Oxford died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford. (August 16, 2012, Page 2A)

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              Tuesday’s obituaries

              • JEFFREY O’NEAL BOOKER – 27, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Taylor. Funeral arrangements are incomplete; Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
              • DOROTHY “DOT” LOUISE DAVIDSON – 89, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

               (August 14, 2012, Page 2)

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                Man beaten to death

                The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. Thursday.
                Derald “Pete” Connell, 69, died from injuries he received from an assault that took place off Highway 6 East, in the area of the county near the Brittany Woods subdivision, Investigator Scott Mills said. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Monday’s obituaries

                  • William Van Brewer — 93, died today at his residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
                  • William Montgomery Champion — 78, died Friday, March 12, 2010. Services were held this morning at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
                  • Kenneth Galmore — 39, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Services were held Saturday at the New Hope M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial followed at New Hope Cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.
                  • Leonard “Doc” William Jenkins — 99, died Sunday, March 14, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel. A Private graveside will follow in Pine Crest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Mildred McGhee Quarles — 79, died Saturday at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                  • Patti Joy Sullivan Scott — 63, died Saturday, March 13, 2010. Services will be held at noon Tuesday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
                  • Alta Mae East Welch — 90, died Saturday, March 13, 2010. Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church in Oxford. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery, CR 429, Oxford. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

                   (March 15, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Friday’s obituaries

                    • Sylvester “Sugar man” Cook — 62, died Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
                    • Joshua Darnell Fondren Jr. — infant son of Jessica Woodard and Joshua Darnell Fondren Sr., died Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring North Cemetery in Water Valley. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
                    • Leland Herod — 59, of Oxford died Saturday, March 6, 2010. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be until 6 this evening at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford.
                    • Carey “Pudding” Shantel McCollins — 31, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Services were held earlier today at Green Goshen C.M.E. Church in Water Valley. Burial followed at Green Goshen Cemetery. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge.
                    • Jacquelyn Mason Smith — 50, died Tuesday, March 2, 2010. Services were held Wednesday at the Serenity-Martin Funeral Chapel in Oxford. Burial followed at Brown Chapel Church Cemetery in Taylor. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge.

                     (March 12, 2010, Page 2A)

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