Samuels, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth Samuels, 99, of Sardis, died
Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Sardis Community Nursing Home of
Services were Friday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at
Cold Springs Cemetery in Batesville. Rev. Bobby Caples and Rev.
Travis Trammel officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.
Samuels, born Sept. 13, 1903, to the late Chester Simpson and
the late Ida Mae Stout Simpson, was a housewife and a member of
Easley Memorial Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Samuels.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Sanders, Eva Hentz Lester
Eva Hentz Lester Sanders, 99, of Southaven, died Friday,
August 29, 2003, at Oakville Health Care Center in Memphis.
Services were Friday at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial was at
Eureka Cemetery. Rev. Jacob Hentz officiated. Cooley's Mortuary
had charge of arrangements.
Sanders, born to the late Allen Hentz and the late Elizabeth
Carr, was a domestic worker and a member of Warner Temple A.M.E.
Zion Church in Memphis.
Survivors include two sons, Hargis "Moochie" Lester of
Batesville and Willie James Ellis of Memphis; three daughters,
Elizabeth Brown of Southaven, Gennie Ruth Madlock of Olive
Branch and Rosie Mae Trantham of Harvey, Ill.; 28 grandchildren
and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Nancy Marie Sanders, 75, of Pope, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in Pope.
Services were Saturday at Sardis Lake Baptist Church. Burial was at
Sardis Lake Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sanders, was a graduate of Humes High School, a member of Sardis Lake
Baptist Church and retired after 30 years with Kimberly Clark.
She is preceded in death by one daughter Cheryl P. Oschner.
Survivors include her husband Otis S. Sanders of Pope; one daughter
Alice M. Tillie of Pope and one son Fred W. Sanders of Bartlett, Tenn.;
10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
Patsy Vanlandingham Sanders, 62, of Marks, died Saturday, Dec. 6,
2003, at her residence.
Services were Monday at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial was
in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale. Rev. Charlie Cooper officiated.
National Funeral Home had charge.
Sanders was born Feb. 23, 1941 in Sunflower County. She graduated from
high school in Dublin and was a retired bookkeeper and a Baptist.
Survivors include her husband Jimmy Sanders of Marks; three sisters,
Katherine Lunceford of Jackson, Corrine Scheider of Indianola and
Shirley Finn of Clarksdale; one brother Bobby Vanlandingham of
Clarksdale and two grandchildren.
Sanders was preceded in death by one brother B.D. Vanlandingham. The
family requests all memorials be mailed to West Cancer Foundation in
Memphis or Baptist Children's Village in Jackson.
Robert Jr. (Baby Brother)
Robert Sanders Jr. (Baby Brother), 56, of Senatobia, died Friday,
Nov. 7, 2003, at his residence.
Services were Thursday at West Looxahoma Church of Christ of Senatobia.
Burial was at West Looxahoma Church of Christ Church Cemetery. Felix
Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
Sanders, was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church of Senatobia and a
custodian at the Senatobia Middle School.
Survivors are his wife Patricia Ann Sanders; two daughters, Pamela
Sanders and Rosella Williams, both of Memphis; six sisters, Vernell
Garrett, Birther Humphrey, Rosie Bowen and Vearnesa Leverson, all of
Senatobia, Winnie Sander of Como, Alice King and Frani Davis, both of
Memphis; two brothers, Willie B. King and Willie Lee King, both of
Memphis and five grandchildren. He also leaves a special friend
Sanders, Ruby Jean
Ruby Jean Sanders, 67, of Barton, died Sunday,
May 11, 2003.
Services were Wednesday at Collierville F.H. in Collierville,
Tenn. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery in Collierville, Tenn.
Collierville Funeral Home had charge.
Sanders attended First Baptist Church Mt. Pleasant.
She is preceded in death by her husband James R. Sanders.
Survivors include one daughter Loretta Jean Meadows of Barton;
two sons, Ronald Sanders of Southaven and James Kevin Sanders of
Horn Lake; two sisters Verna Coston of Elkmont, Ala. and
Celestine H. Brown of Dallas, Texas; four brothers, Charles
Buford Herring of Louisville, Texas, Jimmy Wayne Herring of
Hartselle, Ala., Michael Anthony Herring of Portland, Ore., and
Bobby Herring of Texas; five grandsons and three
Charles Sanford, 71, of Courtland, died Wednesday, August 6,
2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Tuesday at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Pope.
Burial was at Pope Chapel Cemetery. Rev. William C. Bailey
officiated. Cooley's Mortuary had charge.
Sanford, born Sept. 11, 1931, to the late G.W. Sanford and the
late Lizzie Lee Blackburn, was disabled and a member of Pope
Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.
Survivors include four brothers, Layran Sanford, Washington
Sanford, both of Courtland, Jonathon "Nay" Sanford and Levon
Sanford, both of Detroit, Mich. and one sister Dorothy Mae
Coleman of Detroit, Mich.
George Sanford, 81, of Memphis, died Friday, June
20, 2003, at VA Medical Center.
Services were Sunday at M.J. Edwards Funeral Home Airways
Chapel. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. M.J.
Edwards Funeral Home had charge.
Sanford was a retired employee of Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include three sisters, Zoda Butler of Los Angeles,
Calif., Quanita Smith of Compton, Calif. and Effie Boothe of
Whites Creek, Tenn. and two brothers, Harry Sanford of
Brownsville, Tenn. and Lonnie Harrison of Clarksdale, Miss.
Sallie Sanford, 75, of Courtland died Thursday, April 10, 2003,
at her residence.
Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. at Olive Ray M.B. Church in
Pope. Rev. L.C. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Olive
Ray Cemetery. Cooley's Mortuary has charge.
Sanford, born Sept. 7, 1927, to the late Sam Ford and the late
Lena Anderson, was a housewife and a member of Cotton Plant
A.M.E. Zion Church in Batesville.
Survivors include her step-mother Claudia Ford of Chicago, Ill.;
four daughters, Anetta Lloyd of Pope, Evelyn Proctor and Joyce
Carter, both of Memphis and Kay Louis Ramsey of Hillcrest, Md.;
three brothers, Earl Ford of Memphis, Paul Ford and Vincent
Ford, both of Chicago, Ill.; six sisters, Almire Ford of
Atlanta, Ga., Annie M. Tucker, Clara Davis, Claudine Ford and
Lisa Ford, all of Chicago, Ill. and Louise Adams of Los Angeles,
Calif.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Sanford, Reginald Dewayne
Reginald Dewayne Sanford, 24, of Courtland, died Monday, August
4, 2003, at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia.
Services were Saturday at Batesville Intermediate School
Auditorium. Burial was at Johnson Chapel in Courtland. Felix
Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
Sanford was a cashier, a choir director of Johnson Chapel Church
and a life member of Johnson Chapel Church.
Survivors include his parents James Sanford and Betty Lee
Sanford of Courtland; two sisters Cassandra Cox of Courtland and
D'Shanta Catching of Senatobia; four brothers, Tyrone Sanford,
Derrick Sanford, Terrill Sanford and Lavette Smalley, all of
Courtland and his grandparents, Nona Sanford, Jessie Sanford and
Pamela Brown Savage, 44, of Batesville, died Wednesday,
September 24, 2003, at the University of Texas Medical Branch in
Galveston, Texas of heart failure.
Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was at
Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Savage, was a waitress.
Survivors include her husband James David Savage of Liverpool,
Texas; three daughters, Jacquelyn Savage Pouncey of Rosharon,
Texas, Jamie Savage of Batesville and Jodie Savage Smith of
Darling; three brothers, Dennis Brown of Como, Jerry Brown of
Alvin, Texas and Jimmy R. Brown Jr. of Batesville; her
step-mother Tomme N. McAllister Brown of Batesville and five
Scruggs, Laura Jewel
Laura Jewel Scruggs, stillborn, of Sardis, died Tuesday, May
27, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Graveside services were Wednesday at Cold Springs Cemetery in
Batesville. Moore Funeral Home in Sardis had charge.
Survivors include her parents, Thomas L. Scruggs and Cindy
Hughes Scruggs of Sardis; one sister Leslie Nicole Scruggs of
Sardis; her grandparents, Lottie Scruggs of Batesville, Martha
Scruggs of Sardis, Mr. and Mrs. Benton Brewer of Oxford and J.T.
Hughes of Oxford.
Joshua Field Seay, 33, of Chapel Hill, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 26,
A memorial service was Saturday at Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill,
Seay, born Dec. 23, 1969, to James Seay and Lee Smith, attended Chapel
Hill public schools and UNC-Asheville. He was employed by Akai Hana
Japanese Restaurant in Carrboro and he also assembled a tape of his
compositions he entitled "Five Not So Easy Pieces."
Survivors include his father James Seay; his mother Lee Smith; his
step-mother Caroline Seay; his step-father Harold Crowther; one
step-sister Amity Crowther of Chapel Hill, N.C. and one brother Page
Seay of Nashville, Tenn.
Selby, Sandra Houston
Sandra Houston Selby, 59, of Marks, died Monday, September
1, 2003, at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Services were Wednesday at West Marks Baptist Church. Burial was
at Marks Cemetery. Rev. Tim Mims and Mike Smithey officiated.
Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
Selby, born Oct. 11, 1943, to the late Fred Houston and Alyne
Lewis, was a retired auto repair shop owner and a member of West
Marks Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband Sammy Selby.
Survivors include his mother Alyne Lewis of Clarksdale; one
daughter Pam Selby Weaver of Marks; one son Scotty Selby; one
brother Kenneth Ray Houston and two grandchildren, Claiborne and
Colton Selby White.
Self, Rebecca Tutor
Rebecca Tutor Self, 38, of Batesville, died Sunday, August 24,
2003, at her residence in Tampa, Fla. of heart failure.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial is at Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. Rusty Fair will
officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Self, born Nov. 10, 1964, to Wayne W. Tutor and Georgia Wolfe
Tutor Hollinger, was a licensed practical nurse.
Survivors include her husband Michael Wayne Self of Tampa, Fla.;
one son James Michael Self of Tampa, Fla.; her parents, Georgia
Tutor Hollinger and Wayne W. Tutor, both of Batesville; one
sister Debra Tutor Roberson of Batesville; one half-sister
Brenda Moorehead of Water Valley; two half brothers, James D.
Tutor of Water Valley and William Allen Tutor of Courtland and
three brothers, Thomas W. Tutor Sr. of Batesville, Kenneth L.
Tutor and Richard D. Tutor, both of Tampa, Fla.
Sellers, Bea Harlow
Bea Harlow Sellers, 61, died Sunday evening of
Services were Thursday at First Baptist Church in Sardis with
interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Rev. Ricky Haynes and Rev.
Jerry Stafford officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Sellers was born Dec. 12, 1942 in Pontotoc to A.B. and Ruby
Walls Harlow. She was the widow of James H. Sellers and was a
member of First Baptist Church in Sardis.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Washington Pilkinton and
Belinda Washington Hobbs, both of Memphis; two stepsons, Ronnie
Sellers of Senatobia and Todd Sellers of Sardis; three brothers,
Rudolph Harlow of English Ind., Travis Harlow of Pontotoc, and
Clifton Harlow of Pontotoc; two grandchildren and seven
Sexton, Sarah Frankie
Sarah Frankie Sexton, 86, of Crenshaw, died Wednesday, July 23,
2003, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.
Services were Friday at C.O. Pate Funeral Home is Senatobia.
Burial was at Longtown Cemetery. C.O. Pate Funeral Home had
Sexton was a member of Crenshaw Baptist Church and a housewife.
She is preceded in death by her husband Austin Walker Sexton.
Survivors include three daughters, Frankie Purdy of Courtland,
Margie Luther of Sardis and Dorothy Harper of Shelby, N.C.; six
sons, Raymond Sexton of Strayhorn, Herbert Sexton of Crenshaw,
Billy Sexton of Strayhorn, Jimmy Sexton of Pontotoc, Bobby
Sexton of Bruce and Hubert Sexton of Enid; three sisters, Mattie
Lee Parson of Southaven, Nora Montgomery of Allen, Texas and
Beth McQueen of Jasper, Ga.; 39 grandchildren; 76
great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Shear, Mae Etta Fowler Brewer
Mae Etta Fowler Brewer Shear, 76, of
Batesville, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Grenada Lake Medical
Center of heart failure.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m. at
Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Clay Baker and Rev. William
Johnson will officiate the services. Interment will follow at
Eureka Private Cemetery in Courtland. Wells Funeral Home has
charge of arrangements.
Shear, born June 22, 1926, in Panola County to the late Angelo
and Nettie Hyland Fowler, was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Pat Brewer Briggs of
Marshall, Texas, Ruby Brewer Lucket, of Memphis, Tenn., and
Sherry Brewer Wieronski of Frisco, Col.; one son James Bryan
Brewer of Marshall; three sisters, Osie Fay Fowler White of
Nacogdoches, Texas, Irene Fowler Porter and Margaret Fowler
Burns, both of Courtland; five brothers, Rupert M. Fowler,
Douglas Fowler and Coleman Fowler, all of Courtland, Harry
Fowler of Walnut, and Billy Ray Fowler of Conroe, Texas; seven
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Eureka Private Cemetery, 7510
Eureka Road, Courtland, MS 38620.
Shelton, Ruth Scott
Ruth Scott Shelton, 89, of Vicksburg, formerly of
Marks and Indianola, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at Tracehaven
Nursing Home in Vicksburg, Miss.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 2:00 p.m. at
Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Interment will be at Lambert
Cemetery in Lambert, Miss. Rev. Laurie Jones officiated
services. Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks had charge of
Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Shelton Windham of
Vicksburg; two sons, Thomas E. Shelton of Jackson and Vernon
Shelton of Oxford; two sisters, Rebecca Shuttleworth of
Bethesda, MD, and Mary Frances Sledge of Palm Desert, CA; and
one brother, Vernon Scott of San Antonio, TX; 6 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to
the charity of the donor's choice.
Sherman, Mary Alice
Mary Alice Sherman, 77, of Charleston, died
Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial was at
Sherman Cemetery in Enid. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.
Sherman, born Nov. 2, 1925, was a retired church secretary for
First Presbyterian Church in Charleston where she was a member
for 50 plus years, she was a member of United Voices of Praise
and a member of the Mississippi Poetry Society.
She is preceded in death by her husband John West Sherman.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kitty Sherman Newsom and
Jeanie Sherman Hobson, both of Charleston; five grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Jimmie Joseph Sr.
Jimmie Joseph Shields Sr., 48, of Thaxton, died Saturday, Dec. 27,
2003 of heart failure.
Services were Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial
was at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Rev. Jerry Moore officiated.
Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Shields, born Apr. 8, 1955 to Vera Morrow Shields of Oxford and the late
Clinton Shields Jr., was a construction worker.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife Rosina Sanfilippo
Shields of Centreville, Ala.; one son Jimmie Shields Jr. of Tupelo; one
step-son Timothy Michael Bratton of Montevallo, Ala.; one sister Hilda
Shields James of Zolfo Springs, Fla.; one brother Tim Shields of
Pineville, La.; and six grandchildren.
Jane Pund Shook, 64, of Cleveland, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at her
Funeral Services are today at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Milton Burd
will officiate. Burial will be at North Cleveland Cemetery. Ray Funeral
Home has charge.
Shook, born Aug. 25, 1939, to the late Florence Pund and William Pund,
graduated from Batesville High School, Northwest Community College and
Delta State University with a BSN in nursing and RN (board certified in
Geriatrics). She married Dossie Martin Shook on Mar. 8, 1959, in
Crowder. She was a life member of the Jr. Auxiliary and member of the
First Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Erma Ballard Sunday
Survivors include her husband Dossie Martin Shook of Cleveland; her
father William H. Pund of Crowder; two sons, Thomas Dossie Shook of
Hattisburg and William Darby Shook of Jackson; two daughters, Nancy
Shook Flowers of Ecru and Teresa Shook Reed of Cleveland; one brother
Billy Pund of Crowder; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother Florence Pund and one sister
Joetta Pund Smith.
Doyle M. Sibley, 72, of Batesville, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, of
Services were Sunday at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Bentonia.
Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Bentonia. Wells Funeral Home of
Batesville had charge.
Sibley, born Aug. 31, 1931 in Belzoni to the late Chester Calvin and the
late Mary Daisy Matthews Sibley, graduated from Satartia High School,
Holmes Jr. College and Miss State University where he received a master
degree in agricultural education in 1963. He was the vocational ag
teacher for five years at Holly Bluff High School in Yazoo County and
Western Line High School in Washington County. Sibley served three years
in U.S. Army with 16 months in Korea during the Korean War and nine
months in Arlington Hall, Va. Sibley served five years as district field
director and commodity director with Mississippi Farm Bureau. He retired
after 30 years in 1996 as Farm Bureau Insurance Agency Manager of Panola
County. His other affiliations include Batesville Exchange Club, V.F.W.,
F.F.A. Alumni, M.S.U. Alumni, M.S.U. Bulldog Club, Director of Exchange
Club Center for prevention of Child Abuse, National Rifle Association,
The Sons of Confederate Veterans and Tri-lakes Life Underwriters
Association. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Batesville.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Sibley, Mark Sibley and Michael
Sibley, all of Batesville; two brothers, James Sibley of Denver, Colo.,
and Lamar Sibley of Bentonia; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances Daniel Sibley. All
memorials maybe sent to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 3941
Mechanicburg Rd., Bentonia, Miss. 39040 or First Baptist Church, Panola
Ave., Batesville, Miss. 38606.
Mary Frances Daniel
Mary Frances Daniel Sibley, 68, of Batesville, died Friday, Oct. 3,
2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.
Services were Sunday at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Burial was
at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bentonia. Rev. Dwight
Sibley and Rev. Ray Daniel officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Sibley, born Jan. 4, 1935, to the late Neal and Maybelle Oldham Daniel,
was a retired home economics school teacher and office manager and a
member of the First Baptist Church in Batesville.
Survivors include her husband Doyle M. Sibley of Batesville; three sons,
Larry Sibley, Michael Sibley and Mark Sibley, all of Batesville; two
sisters, Mernette Daniel Sibley of Bentonia and Mattie Jo Daniel Cook of
Vicksburg; one brother Ray Neal Daniel of Bentonia and five
Memorials may be sent to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 3941
Mechanicsburg Rd., Bentonia, Miss. 39040.
Harry F. Jr.
Harry F. Smet Jr., 57, of Olive Branch, died Thursday, September 11,
2003, at his residence.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Chapel of the Risen Christ in
Fon Du Lac, Wis. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Fun Du Lac, Wis.
Deacon Ricardo Munoz officiated. A memorial service will take place in
Olive Branch at a later date. Zacherl Funeral Home had charge.
Smet, born March 25, 1946, to Harry Smet Sr. and the late Bernice
Bernhardt Smet, served for 16 years in the U.S. Navy and was deployed
during the Vietnam Conflict, was an active member of American Legion
Post 1990 and the VFW Post in Olive Branch.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Bernice; his brother Michael and
his sister Sheryl.
Survivors include his father Harry Smet Sr.; three daughters, Cynthia
Valin of Alameda, Calif., Roxana Melaas of Clinton, Wis. and Stacey Smet
of Batesville; one son Douglas Smet of Batesville; two sisters, Beverly
Duelge of Muskego, Wis. and Carol Mack of Mukwonago, Wis.; two brothers,
Roland Smet of Milwaukee, Wis. and Lester Smet of Wautoma, Wis. and four
Smith, Dorris Alice Draper
Dorris Alice Draper Smith, 76, of Enid, died
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Baptist East in Memphis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at
Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. Interment was at Charleston
City Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.
Smith, born July 18, 1926, was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, David Smith of Enid; three
daughters, Anne Wilson of Enid, Garner Smith of Memphis, Tenn.,
and Frances Harmon of Nederland, Texas.; one son, David Earl
Smith of Enid; four sisters, Naomia Attanasio of Memphis, Tenn.,
Daisy Davis of Charleston, Mary Brunson of Bartlett, Tenn., and
Elizabeth Nichols of Doddsville, MS; 10 grandchildren; and 11
Duncan Tooles Smith, 88, of Batesville, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003,
at his residence.
Services were Saturday at Mt. Pisgah Church. Burial was at Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery in Enid. Rev. Marty Evans officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had
Smith, born July 20, 1915, to the late Ernest Smith and the late Willie
Bettie Howard Smith, was retired from the military of the United States,
was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Army
during WWII and participated in the Normandy Invasion where he was
awarded the Bronze Star. He also served in U.S. Air Force during the
Korean War and he was discharged in August 1954 with rank of staff
Survivors include one sister Aline Rogers Leech of Jackson, Tenn.
Memorials may be sent to Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.
Smith, E. B.
E.B. Smith, 78, of Marks, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home. Burial
will be at Marks Cemetery. Rev. Charlie Simmons will officiate.
Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
Smith, born March 26, 1925, to the late Roy Smith and the late
Etta Commer Smith, was a retired farmer, a Mason and a member of
the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Ella Mae Smith of Marks; two
daughters, Carla Smith McLarty of Marks and Melinda Pennington
of Oxford; three sons, Gary Smith of Jackson, Joe Smith and Brad
Smith, both of Marks; three sisters, Dale Henson of Greers
Ferry, Ark., Doris Colbert of Lake City, Ark. and Emenella
Johnson of Caraway, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and five
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to
the American Lung Association.
Smith, Evelyn McLemore
Evelyn McLemore Smith, 94, of Charleston, died
Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at Fairfield, Inc., Batesville. Funeral
services were at First Baptist Church in Charleston. Newsom
Funeral Home had charge.
Smith was born Sept. 7, 1908, and was the wife of the late Dr.
Monroe Smith and was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Smith Hardy of
Charleston; two sons, Ted Lucas Smith of Batesville, Gene Smith
of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Carl McLemore of Birmingham, Ala.;
five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Smith, Jeanette Barrett
Jeanette Barrett Smith, 85, of Water Valley, died
Saturday, June 14, 2003, at Yalobusha County Hospital of heart
Services were Monday at Latham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was
at Oak Hill in Water Valley. Latham Funeral Home had charge.
Smith was the oldest living member of the First United Methodist
Church in Water Valley.
She is preceded in death by her husband Herman (Hoss) Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Ben Barrett Smith of Batesville and
James Mitchell "Pete" Smith of Water Valley; one sister Grace
Barrett Lovorn of Canton; one brother Bill Barrett of West
Point; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Lessie Smith, 101, of Pope, died Jan . 20, 2003,
at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
Services were Saturday at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in
Pope. Rev. William Bailey officiated services with interment at
Pope Chapel Cemetery. Cooley's Mortuary Inc. had charge .
Smith, born March 6, 1902, in Oakland to the late Mr. Edward
Shaw and the late Mrs. Addie B. Metcalf Shaw, was a retired
school principal and a member of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church
in Pope. She was a church trustee, Victory Star #121 Pope,
Deaconess, National Educator Association, Panola County
Homemaker Club, and Church Secretary.
Survivors include grandchildren who cared for her, Juanita Smith
of Oakland, Calif.; Lawrence Smith of L.A., Calif.; Deborah
Fennie of West Palm Beach, Fla., Tommy E.. Smith, Jr. of
Fremont, Calif.; Jill White of Atlanta, Ga.; Paul Smith of
Hayward, Calif.; and nine great grandchildren.
Melvinie L. Reed Smith, 61, of Chicago,Ill., died Wednesday, September 3,
2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island, Ill.
Services are today at 2:30 p.m. at West Camp M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial
will be at the church cemetery. Rev. Melvin Jones will officiate. Cooley's
Mortuary has charge.
Smith, born Dec. 19, 1940, to the late Melvin Reed and the late Mable Spark
Cooper, was a teacher and on the board of education in Chicago, Ill.
Survivors include her husband Lawrence Smith of Chicago, Ill.; one son Rossye
Smith Sr. of Chicago, Ill.; one daughter Rosalyn D. Smith of Maryland; two
step-daughters, Patricia Warren and Sharron Smith, both of Chicago, Ill.; three
brothers, Larry Cooper of Detroit, Mich., Lester Cooper and Thomas "Ben" Cooper,
both of Batesville and six sisters, Dorothy Willingham of Perris, Calif., Mattie
Kuykendall and Madistean Cooper, both of Batesville, Mable Johvigan of Harvey,
Ill., Gloria Love and Charlene Rodgers, both of Detroit, Mich.
Smith, Ronald "Ron" Dean
Ronald "Ron" Dean Smith, 46, of Sardis, died
Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services are today at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. The
Rev. Jerry Sandford will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has
Smith, born June 5, 1956, to the late Cullen Smith and the late
Wille Maye Goforth Smith, was a draftsman, contractor at
Survivors include one son Robbie Smith of Walnut Grove; two
daughters Connie Smith of Saltillo and Lisa Broadbent of Mill
Port, Ala.; three brothers Thomas Smith, Robert Smith, both of
Clarksville, Tenn. and Cullen "Sandy" Thomas Smith Jr. of
Auburn, Ala. and two grandchildren.
Smith, Rosie Ella Mamon
Rosie Ella Mamon Smith, 56, formerly of
Batesville, died Sunday, May 4, 2003.
Services were Friday, May 9, at Andrews and Hardy Funeral Home
in Detroit, Mich. Cooley's Mortuary had charge.
Smith was born Jan. 12, 1947, in Batesville.
Survivors include one daughter Brenda Smith of Detroit, Mich.;
one brother Charles Mamon of Gary, Ind.; three sisters, Joann
Mamon, Edith Mamon, both of Sardis and Stella Mamon Lee of
Southaven and five grandchildren.
Clyde Spann, 90, formerly of Sardis, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at Allan Brook
Nursing Home in Memphis of natural causes.
Services are Sunday at 12 p.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will be
at Rose Hill in Sardis. Rev. Roy Allan will officiate. Wate is Saturday evening
from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel in Sardis. Henderson
Funeral Home has charge.
Spann, born July 12, 1912, to the late John Spann and the late May Cox was a
dairy farmer and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mattie F. Vallentine, Betty Thelma Vallentine
and Mary Elma Spann, all of Memphis; two sons, Robert Spann of Memphis and
Curtis Spann of Sardis; one sister Eva Brooks of Memphis and 26 grandchildren.
John, Mary Marie
Mary Marie St. John, 81, of Batesville, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003,
at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Monday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial was
at Sunset Memorial Garden in West Helena, Ark. Rev. Mike Beck
officiated. Waller Funeral Home had charge.
St. John was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Water
Valley and a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Laurel Horton of Batesville, Della
Griffin of Auburn, Ala., and Pat Moore of Grand Isle, La.; two sons, Lee
Jones of Bellingham, Wash. ,and Ronnie Jones; six grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie St. John.
Elizabeth Grace Stephens, 2, of Pope, died Monday, August 11,
2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Burial was
at Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Paul Middleton and Rev. John Howell
officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Stephens was born June 20, 2001, in Oxford to Derek E. and Cindy
Boatner Stephens of Pope.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include two sisters,
Ginger Gray Stephens and Kylie McKae Stephens, both of Pope;
grandparents, Billy and Cheri Downs and Terry and Chesley
Stevens Pratt and Travis Boatner, all of Batesville;
great-grandparents, Avilla Schafer of Mt. Holley, N.J., Barbara
Ward Stevens, Jim and Billy Jean Sossaman, all of Batesville and
Edith Mae Pratt of Pope.
Memorials may be sent to BancorpSouth in Batesville.
Still, Laverne Keating
Laverne Keating Still, 86, of Batesville, died Tuesday,
August 26, 2003, at Fairfield of Batesville.
Services were Thursday at Dickins Chapel. Burial was at
Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dr. Bob Self officiated. Dickins
Funeral Home had charge.
Still, born August 20, 1917, to the late Boyce Henderson Keating
Sr. and the late Quida Byrd Towles, was a homemaker and a member
of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Eddie Manning of Saltillo and John
Ross Manning of Oxford; two daughters, Patricia Bridges of
Tupelo and Beth Hightower of Batesville; two brothers, Boyce
Keating Jr. and Ralph Keating, both of Batesville; one sister
Quida Allison of Decatur, Ga. and one grandchild Clark Manning.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 104 Panola
Jadie Franklin Jr.
Jadie Franklin Still, Jr., 80, of Sardis, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003,
at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.
Services were Sunday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Sardis.
Burial was at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Norman H. Holliday
officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Still, born Dec. 12, 1922, to the late Jadie Franklin and the late
Bessie Scruggs Still, Sr., was a retired construction inspector with
Mississippi Department of Transportation of 45 years, a U.S. Navy
Veteran of WWII and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife Mary Appleton Still of Sardis; one daughter
Susan Still King of Como; one son Butch Still of Sardis; one sister
Betty Still Glenn of Florida; one brother Cecil F. Still of Batesville;
four grandchildren, John Still Jr. and Amy Still Brown, both of
Batesville, Shannon King and C.J. King, both of Como and three
great-grandchildren, Tripp Still and Chris and Evan Brown, all of
Memorials may be sent to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in
Stripling, Shirley Ann Tutor
Shirley Ann Tutor Stripling, 66, of Oxford, died Wednesday, June
11, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis, Tenn.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in
Oxford. Burial is at Yellow Leaf Cemetery. Rev. Ross Robertson
will officiate. Waller Funeral Home has charge.
Stripling was a retired assembly line worker with Holly
Carburetor and a member of New Prospect Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband Hugh L. Stripling of Oxford; one
step-daughter Melissa Irby of Brookhaven; one step-son Robert
Hugh Stripling of Thaxton; four sisters, Mary Ruth Pettit of
Pontotoc, Ruby Jean Oswalt of Pontotoc, Bobbie Nell Pettit of
Lambert and Patty Sue Baker of Courtland; three brothers, Wayne
Tutor of Randolph, James Lee Tutor of Pontotoc and Richard Glenn
Tutor of San Antonio, Texas and four step-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Yellow Leaf Cemetery Fund.
Faye Etta Strong, 54, of Batesville, died, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at
Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart disease.
Services were Saturday at St. Peter's M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial was
at Bethlehem Cemetery in Sardis. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
Strong was a nursing assistant.
Survivors include her husband Lawrence P. Strong of Batesville; six
daughters, Martha F. Poole, Diana Lee Strong, Brenda K. Strong, Cherry
Goodson, Camera R. Strong, and Calandra Strong, all of Batesville; three
sons, Eddie Strong, Tommy Strong and Edward Poole, all of Batesville; 11
sisters, Katie Gross, Emma Robinson, Lucinda Briscoe, Josephine Jackson,
Mary Shorter and Bonnie Lamar all of Sardis, Della Pratcher of Como, and
Clara Bell Henderson of Oxford, Terry Emmoog, Earlia Farmer and Fannie
Farmer, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; eight brothers, Robert E. Gross of
Memphis, Tenn., James E. Gross, Robert Gross Jr., and George Gross, all
of Batesville, Solomon Gross of Nashville, Tenn., Roy Young and Mack
Farmer both of Milwaukee, and Dennis James of Sardis and 26
Mary Alyce Sturdevant, 79, of Clarksdale, died Tuesday, Nov. 11,
2003, at Quitman County Hospital at Marks of heart disease.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home. Burial is at
Rosemound in Tutwiler. National Funeral Home has charge.
Sturdevant, born Nov. 1, 1924, was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church
and a member of Ladies AUA. of VFW and was a retired sales lady.
Survivors include her husband Lawrence E. Sturdevant of Beaumont,
Calif.; three daughters, Angelia Durham and Ashley Sturdevant, both of
Clarksdale and Sherry Blanchat of Wichita, Kansas; one son Clyde
Matthews of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister Eva Patterson of Sardis; nine
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great
Sturgis, Leland Hardin
Leland Hardin Sturgis, 85, of Enid, died Saturday, May 3, 2003,
at Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston of heart failure.
Services were Monday at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Enid.
Burial was at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Rev. Ray Legge, Rev. Howard
Armstrong and Rev. Marty Evans officiated. Dickins Funeral Home
Sturgis, born July 29, 1917, to the late Ely Nolan Sturgis and
the late Minnie Moore Sturgis was a retired hog farmer and
construction foreman, a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, a
member of Tallahatchie Company Hospital Board, a member of
Mississippi Animal Health Board, President of the Tallahatchie
County Fair and Northwest Mississippi Livestock Board.
Survivors include his wife Margaret Deese Sturgis of Enid; two
sons, Roger Sturgis and Tommy Sturgis both of Enid; two
daughters, Nina Mabus of Oakland and Lee Dell Sturgis of Enid;
10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to Tallahatchie General Hospital in
Swigart, Nehemiah "Nick"
Nehemiah Swigart, 39, died at 2:40 a.m. Jan. 18,
2003, in a car fire near Oxford.
Memorial Services were at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in
Macomb. Re., Chuck Nicholson officiated. Private burial of ashes
were at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Memorial services will be
held also Saturday Feb. 1, at the Blackjack Presbyterian Church
in Sardis. Family requests memorials be made to the Baptist
Memorial Hospital of Northern Mississippi.
He was born on March 1, 1963, to Eldon and Dorothy Hollis
Swigart. He was a carpenter for Flint Co. in Oxford and was a
member of a Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Dorothy White of Galesburg, Ill.;
one son, Nehemiah "Bryant" Swigart of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one
brother, Lyndon Swigart of rural Macomb; one sister, Cheryl
Jenkins of Peoria,Ill.; two nieces, Breann Swigart and Brittany
Marr; two nephews, Dustin Swigart of Sheppard Air Force Base in
Texas and Austin Jenkins of Pekin, Ill. He was preceded in death
by his father Eldon Swigart and his grandparents.