Obituaries

Obituaries

Hubbard Edward Bass Jr.

BATESVILLE–Hubbard Edward Bass, Jr., 85, passed away at his home in Southaven Saturday, March 4, 2017.
Graveside services for Mr. Bass were held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville. Reverend Sam Burton II officiated the service.
Mr. Bass was born November 11, 1931 to the late Hubbard Edward Bass and Hazel Bingham in Corinth. He was a loan officer during his lifetime and of the Methodist Faith. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and anything Ole Miss. Ed held a special admiration for Archie Manning.
Survivors include his three daughters; Tammy Bass Wallis of Batesville, Beverly Bass Clark of Pope, and Sheila Faye Darby of Southaven; sisters Jean Towles of Batesville and Sunny Coffey of Oxford, six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Eddie Wilson Bell

COURTLAND—Eddie Wilson Bell, 68, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.
Eddie Bell was born on September 13, 1948 to the late Mr. Eddie Wilson and Mrs. Nellie Pinkins Wilson.
Eddie was a woman after God’s own heart, a woman of greater inner strength and truly a servant of the Most High God.
Her passion was studying and sharing the Word of God and allowing others to see God through her by the life she lived.
She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at an early age.  She united with the Antioch M.B. Church, where she was an active member and remained until her transition.
Whatever task she took on, she did it to the very best of her abilities with the attitude of excellence knowing that this was what God required.
In times of testing, Eddie’s faith in God allowed her to become a great encourager to others not focusing on anything she was dealing with.
Eddie was united in holy matrimony on May 25, 1985 to Dennis Bell.  To this union, two sons were born.
She graduated from Rust College with a degree in Business Education and was employed at First Security Bank for over forty years.  She also holds the distinction of being the first black banker in Panola County
In addition to her parents, four brothers preceded her in death: James, Earl, Donald and Sammy Wilson.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Dennis Bell; two sons, Rumeal and Rashad (Deneshia); one grandson, Rashad Jr., both of Jackson; five sisters, Viola (Roger) of Memphis, Hannah (Thomas) of Palm Coast, Fla., Pearlie (Leroy) of Indianapolis, Ind., Lee Ann (David) and Bedeliah (Lindsey, Jr.) of Courtland; six brothers Boyd (Minnie) of Chicago, Charles (Merry) of Cleveland, Chester of Batesville, Louis (Margaret), William (Sherron) and Eric (Debbie), all of Courtland.   She is also survived by one uncle, Walter Pinkins of Indianapolis, a God-Grandson, Adarian “AJ” Lloyd, Goddaughter, Ethel Clark Rudd and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends.
Eddie will most definitely be missed by the many whose lives she touched.

Ronald Terry Bynum

Services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 for Ronald Terry Bynum, 59, who died January 15 at Baptist Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven.
Services will be at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.
Mr. Bynum was born April 20, 1957 in Chicago to the late George Raymond Bynum and Martha Virginia Roberts Bynum.
He served in the Navy and belonged to Highland Baptist Church in Southaven.

Jackie Laverne Eads

BATESVILLE–Miss Jackie Laverne Eads, 55, of Oxford, formerly of Batesville, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford.
Jackie was born in Batesville on January 12, 1962 to Mrs. Margie Jones Eads and the late James L. Eads.
Jackie was known, all of her life, for enriching the lives and making happier everyone with whom she came into contact.
She was a kind and gentle soul who was always helpful and loving to others.
She will be deeply missed by those who knew her sweet spirit.
Jackie leaves behind her loving family which includes her mother and stepfather, Margie Eads Pearson (Joe) of Batesville; two sisters, Cheryl Eads Johnson of Harward, Mo. and Linda Eads Dear of Batesville; her nephews, James Johnson of Hayward, Walter Dear, Jr. and Taylor Dear, both of Senatobia.
She was preceded in death by her father, James L. Eads and her niece Terri Johnson.
Funeral services were held March 8 at Dickins Funeral Home. Interment was in Center Hill Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford for their kindness and love for Jackie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, 114 Marketridge Dr., Ridgeland, MS 39157

Jimmy Ray Lott

SARDIS–Mr. Jimmy Ray Lott, 75, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 13, 1941 in Greenville to Molly Melvin Ray Lott and the late Jewel Lott.
He was employed in manufacturing management his entire life and served in the Army Reserves for nine years. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing and was dedicated to his family, whom he loved dearly.
Mr. Lott is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lynda Lott of Sardis; two sons, Billy Dean Lott (Sherry) of Sardis and Bobby Ray Lott (Tami Lynn) of Tillatoba; his mother, Molly Bunch of Water Valley; two brothers Jerry Lott of Austin, Texas and Roy Bunch of Oxford; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jewel Lott.
Graveside services were held March 9 at Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Lafayette County.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 607 W. Main St. Suite C, Tupelo, MS 38804.
Ray-Nowell Funeral Home – Sardis Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Willie Mae Lutts

MARKS–Mrs. Willie Mae Lutts, 89, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 8, 2017, at her daughter’s residence in Crowder.
Funeral services were held March 9 in the Chapel of Kimbro Funeral Home. Interment was in Shelby Cemetery.
Mrs. Lutts, a cook and homemaker, was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hinchcliff.
Surviving Mrs. Lutts are five daughters, Ruby Golden (Lesley) Holmes of Rossville, Tenn., Betty Golden Jenkins of Marks, Wanda Lutts (Don) Omedeo of Lamar, Nancy Lutts (George) Cook of Crowder, Frances Lutts Phillips of Batesville; two sons Billy (Becky) Golden of Randleman, N. C., and Roy Lutts of Batesville, one sister Minnie Pearl Harvey of Drew,  special family friend Ashley Goodwin, 19 grandchildren and a host of great and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Jake Lutts, her parents Charlie and Mamie Morgan, three sons Gary Vernon, Robert Lewis and J.C. Golden, five brothers Truman, John, J.D., Dewey, Charles “Shorty” Morgan, one sister Mamie Charlene Golden, and one great-granddaughter, Shelby Leigh Golden.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice.

Diane Sanford

POPE–Diane Sanford, 70, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford surrounded by her family.
Funeral services were held March 7, 2017 at Wells Funeral home with interment at Chapel Hill Cemetery.  The Reverend Ricky Cook and Reverend Lennie Maples officiated the service.
Born April 20, 1946 to the late Burtrum Hy Howell and Ollie Baker Howell in Pope, she was a member of Friendship Church of God. She was a first grade teacher at Pope School.

Virginia Schiele

MARKS–Mrs. Virginia Schiele, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening March 7, 2017 at Quitman County Health & Rehab in Marks. The family will begin receiving friends Friday, March 10, 2017 from 12 noon until service time 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Lambert.
Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, Gore Springs, one hour past the service dismissal.
Mrs. Schiele was a homemaker, loved to garden and was an exceptional cook. She was a member of Lambert Baptist Church where she was always faithful and active. She was a member of The Eastern Star in Marks, and participated in The Soil Conservation Ladies Earth Day.
She is survived by her two sons Max (Joan) Schiele Jr., Danny (Suzanne) Schiele, all of Lambert; one brother Bryan (Mary Lee) Abel of Yazoo City; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Schiele Sr.; her parents, Elijah and Nona Abel Sr.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Bailey; one sister, Patricia Sultan; two brothers, John F. Abel and Elijah Green Abel Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church Lambert, 812 Sixth Street, Lambert, MS. 38643 or Providence Cemetery Fund, 85 Misterton Rd., Grenada, MS. 38901

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