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Mary Louise Drake BATESVILLE–Mrs. Mary Louise Smith Drake, 92, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at DeSoto Healthcare and Rehab in Southaven. Mrs. Drake was born September 7, 1924 in Courtland to the late Christine Fisher Smith and David H. Smith. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Batesville where she taught…

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Obituaries Rebecca Ernestine Battle OAK LAWN, Ill.–Rebecca “Becky” Ernestine Battle, 79, died Monday, March 6, 2017.  She was born and raised in Batesville. Services will be held Saturday, March 18, at noon at Life Changing Outreach Ministries where her brother, George McDaniel, is the pastor.  Burial will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be held…

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Gerald Belvin OXFORD–Gerald Leverne Belvin, 75, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The funeral service was held March 11 at Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Wes Sherman officiating. Burial was in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Born in Sumter, S.C., to the late Duncan Lewis and Gertrude Cotton Belvin, Mr. Belvin…

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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…

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Obituaries Ernestine Black MARKS–Mrs. Ernestine “Granny” Black, age 84, passed away Friday evening March 3, 2017 at her residence near Crowder. Services were held Sunday at Crowder Baptist Church. Interment was at Lambert Cemetery. Granny retired from Garan Inc. after 31 years of service. She was a devoted mother and family woman. She was a…

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Obituaries Rober Douglas Carroll SARDIS–Mr. Robert Douglas (RD) Carroll, 92, made his final journey with his Lord on February 28, 2017. RD was born March 8, 1924 to Michael Tibertius and Cecilia Deloris (Peoples) Carroll in Glendive, MT. RD grew up in Wibaux, MT, leaving at the age of 17 to join the Navy during…

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Obituaries Lela Smith SLEDGE–Lela Smith, 70, passed away at her home outside of Sledge on February 23, 2017. Mrs. Smith was born August 18, 1946 to the late Marion William Lawson and Lela Mai Hitt Lawson in Lawton, Okla. She was a homemaker and a member of Hollywood Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting and working…

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Obituaries James Edwin Brown SARDIS–Mr. James Edwin Brown, 95, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017, at North Delta Hospice House in Southaven. Mr. Brown was born on October 17, 1921 to the late Mildred Arnold Brown and James Madison Brown, at his home in the very bedroom where he slept for over 93 years.…

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Obituaries James R. Childres James R. “Crawdad” Childress, 68, passed away at Methodist Hospital in Memphis on February 15, 2017. Funeral services were held February 18, at Wells Funeral Home.  Interment was at Forrest Memorial.  Reverend Cain Wheeler officiated the service. Mr. Childress was born June 25, 1948 to the late George R. Childress and…

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Robert Allen Avant Jr. LONGTOWN–Robert Allen “Champ” Avant Jr. died January 30, 2017. He was born on July 3, 1973 to Robert Allen Avant, Sr. and Vernice Black Avant of Longtown. At an early age Champ accepted Christ as his savior at McIvor Creek Missionary Baptist  Church where he remained a member until his death.…

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