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Friday, March 27, 2015

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Friday’s obituaries

Leatrice Randle Griffin — 100, died at her home in Coffeeville on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Bro. Donnie Stewart and Bro. Daniel Hathorne officiating.  Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in the church sanctuary.  McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service of Grenada is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Ann Coleman — 78, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi early this morning. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home. For complete arrangements, see www.colemanfuneralhome.com.

Louise Kehoe — 62, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. Michael Haas officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.

Mary Roy Lambert — 77, of Franklin passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson, Tenn., with Dr. Bob Agee officiating. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Arrington Funeral Home in Jackson, Tenn. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Russell “Russ” Howell Waldrip — 82, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Alive Hospice Center in Nashville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m.in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Blair and Bro. Charles Whitten officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home.

  (March 27, 2015, Page 3A)

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    Wednesday’s obituaries

    Louis Waldo “Buddy” Campbell — 99, died at Oxford Health and Rehab on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Barksdale officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. (March 25, 2015, Page 2)

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      Sunday’s obituaries

      Vera Ellen Smith Maples — 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Miss. Services were held Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Minister Bob Brewer officiating. Burial followed in North Oxford Cemetery.

      John “Johnny” Horace Pruitt, Jr. — 60, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at his home in Oxford. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

      Shirley Corine Rogers — 69  of Water Valley died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Springhill Church in Water Valley with Pastor Sammy Townes, Pastor Amos Sims and Pastor Mitchell Steen officiating.  Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

        (March 15, 2015, Page 3A)

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        Friday’s obituaries

        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.

          (March 13, 2015, Page 3)

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          Thursday’s obituaries

          Bill Blankenship — 83, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

          Annie Lee Buford — 82, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Oxford. Funeral services will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford.

          Hattie Ann “Big Mama” Isom — 72, died March 5, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Services will be Saturday at noon at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford with the Rev. Rodney Dean officiating. Burial is set for Mt. Vernon Church Cemetery in Abbeville. Visitation will be Friday from 2-6 p.m. at Serenity-Martin Funeral Home in Oxford, which is in charge of arrangements.

          Jerry Lipsey — 57, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Union Hill M.B. Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford, which has charge of arrangements.

          Mark D. Lofton — 62, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Bro. Anthony Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.

          Vera Ellen Smith Maples — 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North MS. The funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Minister Bob Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service at Waller Funeral Home.

          Thomas Anthony McVeigh — 47, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home in Olive Branch. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Dale Beavers officiating. Burial will follow in Carey Springs Cemetery in Pontotoc County. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at Waller Funeral Home.

          Roy F. Smith — 90, of Harmontown passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, in the aftermath of a serious stroke. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Free Springs United Methodist Church (76 CR 511, Como) with the Rev. Joey Bates officiating. Interment will be in Harmontown Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            (March 12, 2015, Page 3)

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            Wednesday’s obituaries

            Curtis Wayne Dennis — 71, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at his home in Water Valley after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks at 10 a.m. Saturday with Bro. Dan Dickerson and Bro. Bennie Turnage officiating. Burial will be in the Anchor Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

            Mark Lofton — died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

             Vera Smith Maples — 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

            Mildred Groner Wilder McKinney — 85, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab following an extended illness. A celebration of her life is today at 2 p.m. in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Private burial will follow in Verona City Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon to service time.  Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

            Thomas Anthony McVeigh — 47, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

            Carolyn Boyd Redmond — 49, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

            Roy Frank Smith —  91, of Harmontown, died Friday, March 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time. (March 11, 2015, Page 3)

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              Sunday’s obituaries

              Gayle “Big Al” Allen —  69, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at his home in Oxford. The funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken White and the Rev. Jay White officiating.  Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

              Anthony Wayne Azlin —  44, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 201, in Hope, Arkansas. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service as the church. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

              Tyler Allen Monteith —  21, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Bro. Anthony Williams officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

              The Rev. Nathaniel Smith —  67, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Ocean Springs Hospital. Services were held Jan. 10 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ocean Springs, with Bishop D.A. Graham officiating.  Interment was in the Biloxi National Cemetery. Millender’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

                (February 22, 2015, Page 2A)

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                Sunday’s obituaries

                Lori Jo Embry Fox — 43, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 this afternoon at Yellow Leaf Baptist Church in Oxford, with the Rev. Jerry East officiating. Burial will follow in Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

                Bennie Tramel Gossett — 67, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Delay Baptist Church with Bro. Sammy Gossett officiating.  Burial will be in the Delay Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

                Cpl. Justin Sanders Haynes — 26, owner of Montgomery & Co. Pumping, LLC, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Oxford.  Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church with Dr. Laurie Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be today from 2-6 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and again, prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. at the church.

                Billy Leon Welch — 85, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at his home in Abbeville. Services were held Saturday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Burial followed at Springdale Freewill Baptist Church. (January 11, 2015, Page 3A)

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                  Monday’s obituaries

                  • Elizabeth “Betty” Baker Brewer — 87, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Oxford Health and Rehab in Oxford. A memorial graveside service will take place at a later date in Shelby Cemetery in Shelby. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
                  • Janice Cook — 50, died Dec. 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Homes will announce arrangements later.
                  • Venis Phillips — 50, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Oxford Health And Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
                  • Jasper “J.M.” Menken Sneed — 81, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North MS in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Peterman and the Rev. Sammy Gossett officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
                  • Wanzie Jordan Williams — 72, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at his home in Oxford. Services were held  today in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Robbie Long officiating. Burial followed in Christian Rest Cemetery.

                    (December 15, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Saturday’s Obituaries

                    Wanzie Jordan William —  72, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Robbie Long officiating. Burial will follow in Christian Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home. (December 13, 2014)

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