Obituaries – 2002 – C

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (C)


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Callicott, Ethel B.
Ethel B. Callicott, 79, of Como, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at her home of heart disease.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer M.B. Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Callicott, a native of Panola County, was a homemaker. She was the widow of the late Jack Callicott.

Survivors include two daughters, Bettye J. Callicott and Georgia M. Callicott, both of Como; a son, Jessie Frank Callicott of Chicago, Illinois; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren.
 


Campbell, Clercy Lavelle Chrestman
Clercy Lavelle Chrestman Campbell, 83, of Batesville, died Thursday, September 12, 2002, at her home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. at Dickins Chapel. Rev. Alan Kilgore and Rev. Dr. Johnny Spencer officiated the service. Burial was in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Campbell, daughter of the late William Bolivar and Irene Foster Chrestman, was born November 12, 1918, in Calhoun County. She was a quality control supervisor for Panola Mills and a member of First United Methodist Church in Batesville.

Survivors include two sisters, Vadie Hawkins and Velma Faulkner, both of Batesville.

A memorial obituary may be viewed at www.legacy.com.


Campbell, Larry Lee
Larry Lee "Bubba" Campbell, 33, of Batesville, died Monday, September 9, 2002, at his home of heart failure.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 13, at 2 p.m. at Dickins Chapel. Hal Johnson and Joel E. White will officiate the service. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Dickins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Campbell, son of Larry Ray Campbell and Bette Hunter Moore, both of Batesville, was born July 27, 1969, in Marks. He was disabled and a member of the Church of Christ in Courtland.

Survivors, other than his parents, include his step-father, Earlie Moore of Batesville; a grandmother, Aline Melton of Batesville; a brother, Dennis Moore of Batesville; three sisters, Melissa Hughes of Manassas, Virginia, Lisa Moore and Janice Moore, both of Batesville; five nephews and two nieces.

A memorial obituary may be viewed at www.legacy.com.


Carlton, Leslie
Leslie Carlton, 86, of Batesville, died Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at the State Veterans Nursing Home in Oxford, MS of heart failure.

Services were Sunday, December 8, 2002, at Batesville Church of Christ. Interment was at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Robert Rawson, Hal Johnson, Michael Bates, and Rev. Audrey Crouch officiated services. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Carlton, son of the late James Robert Carlton, and the late Missouri Williams Carlton, was born September 3, 1916, in Lodi, MS. He was a pulp wood buyer for Georgia Pacific. He was a Veteran of WWII and a member of Batesville Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Juathena Humphrey Carlton of Batesville, one son, Robert Leslie Carlton, of Optimus, AR, and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Obie, Eris, John, and Bufaord Carlton; and five sisters, Agnes, Addie, Ruby, Katie, and Lallie Carlton.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Magnolia Messager, and Sardis Lake Christian Camp. A memorial obituary may be viewed at www.Legacy.com.


Childress, Bobbie Jean Bland
Bobbie Jean Bland Childress, 69, of Horn Lake, died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 20, at 4 p.m. at Dickins Chapel. Bro. Harold Smith officiated the service. Burial was in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Childress, daughter of the late Allen Smith and Gemell Beirchfeild Bland, was born November 21, 1932, in Panola County. She was a retired factor worker.

Survivors include a son, Doyle Allen of Weir; three daughters, B.J. Lucky of Olive Branch, Margaret Childress of Stewart and Sue Nelms of Weir; three brothers, Bill Bland of Crowder, Pete Bland of Marks and Louis Bland of Sledge; seven sisters, Jackie Bailey and Helen Bell, both of Marks, Lois Daniels and Elouise Williams, both of Batesville, Betty Ann Sanders of Memphis, Tennessee, Mary Nell Rosamond of Sardis and Linda Jean Bland of Crowder; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial obituary may be viewed at www.legacy.com.


Chrestman, Louise O’Bannon
Louise O’Bannon Chrestman, 86, of Batesville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at Dickins Chapel. Travis Avaritt will officiate the service. Burial will be in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Chrestman, daughter of the late Thomas and Mollie M. File O’Bannon, was born January 13, 1916, in Tallahatchie County. She was a homemaker and a member of Jehovah Witness. She was the widow of the late J.R. Chrestman.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennie Hollinger of Standardville, Virginia; four sons, Danny Chrestman of Memphis, Tennessee, David Chrestman, John Chrestman and Joel Chrestman, all of Batesville; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. A memorial obituary may be viewed at .
 


Cirilli, John Tony
John Tony Cirilli, 65, of Water Valley, died Thursday, January 17, 2002, at his residence of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 21, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Charleston. Burial was in Magnolia Garden Cemetery in Charleston, Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Cirilli, husband of Dorothy Browing Cirilli, was born June 24, 1936. He was a sports fishing guide and a retired railroad worker.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Theresa Gray of Tupelo; two sons, Mark Cirilli and Les Vaughn both of Water Valley; two sisters, Shirley Justice of Clarksdale and Anges Stewart of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.; two brothers, Louis Cirilli and Bobby Cirilli both of Clarksdale; and three grandchildren.


Clark, Billy W.
Billy W. Clark, 38, of Sardis, died Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, at 11 a.m. at Senatobia Gospel Temple Church in Senatobia. Elder Robert Earl Barber officiated the service. Burial was in Askew Grove Cemetery in Longtown. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Clark, son of Winnie L. Griffin of Sardis and the late James A. Clark, was born April 10, 1964, in Panola County. He was a truck driver for Choctaw Trucking, Inc. in Como and a member of Pleasant Grove M.B. Church.

Survivors, other than his mother, include his stepfather, Charlie Griffin of Sardis; grandparents, Clara Perry of Sardis, and Dempsey Caldwell of Batesville; three brothers, Larry Clark and Patrick Clark, both of Sardis, and Leonard Poindexter of Nashville, Tennessee; and four sisters, Doris Clark, Aretha Aikens and Vivian D. Clark, all of Senatobia, and Joyce Lynn Clark of Crenshaw.
 


Clark, J. C.
J.C. Clark, 74, of Crowder died Saturday, Dec. 14, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at 11 a.m. Dr. Brel Clark will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in French Camp. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. has charge of arrangements.

Clark, son of the late Jack Clark and Lena Mae Potts, was born May 20, 1928, in French Camp. He was a retired plumber and a member of Shady Grove M.B. Church in French Camp.

Survivors include four daughters, Margie Clark, Sherry Ann Mamon, Joyce Marie Huggins and Shannon Lamberth, all of Batesville; three sons, Kenneth Clark of Batesville; Dr. Brel Clark of Columbus, Ga., Jermal Clark, of Jackson; four sisters, Bobbie Arterberry of French Camp; Norma Docher of New Orleans, La., Willie Mae Dorsey, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Alma Anthony of Ackerman; six brothers, Jamie Lee Clark of French Camp, W.C. Clark and L.J. Clark, both of Weir, Jack Clark of Atlanta, Ga., Robert Clark of Detroit, Mich., and Harvey Lee Clark of McCool; a companion, Mary Watson of Crowder; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 


Cole, Oddie Alvin, Sr.
Oddie Alvin Cole, Sr., 60, of Cascilla, died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, at his home of cancer.

Funeral services were held Thursday , January 24, at 2 p.m. at Paynes Baptist Church in Charleston. Burial was in Magnolia Garden. Newsom Funeral Home had change of arrangements.

Cole, son of Doris Cole of Charleston and the late George L. Cole, was retired from the Mississippi National Guard. He as a concrete construction worker.

Survivors, other than his mother, include his wife, Diane Joiner Cole of Cascilla; a son, Tim Cole of Cascilla; four sisters, Jane Kighten and Faye Starnes, both of Cascilla, Mary Morgan of Oakland, and Vernie Jones of West Point; four brothers, Larry Cole of Cascilla, Terry Cole of Charleston, G.L. Cole, Jr., of Greenville, and Bob Cole of Greenfield, Tennessee; and two grandchildren.


Collier, Thomas Augusta
Thomas Augusta "Gus" Collier, 61, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, formerly of Pope, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

Graveside services were held Friday, July 5, at 4 p.m., at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Doug Pepper officiated the service. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Collier, son of the late William Howard and Mary Louise Tidwell Collier, was born November 29, 1940, in Pope. He was a retired lawn maintenance employee and a Baptist.

Survivors include a brother, Howard Gerald Collier of Denham Springs; and a sister, Doris Collier Wallace of Springfield, Missouri.

Memorials may be made to Batesville Magnolia Cemetery, P.O. Box 302, Batesville, Mississippi 38606.

A memorial obituary may be viewed at www.legacy.com.


Collins, Willis Greenville
Willis Greenville "Jack" Collins, 88, of Clarksdale, died Thursday, August 15, 2002, at Clarksdale Nursing Center of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 18, at 2 p.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home. Rev. Mike Smithey officiated the service. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Collins, son of the late Lucius and Roxanne Logan Collins, was born October 16, 1913, in Vardaman. He was a retired farmer and a member of West Marks Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Phillip D. Collins of Clarksville, Arkansas; a daughter, Renelda June Yount of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister, Udela Owens of Sugarland, Texas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Conard, Mae Lean
Conard, 59, of Water Valley, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at her home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 13, at noon at Springhill North M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial was in the church cemetery. Nicholson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Conard, daughter of Lillie B. Phillips of Water Valley and the late Harvey Phillips, was born July 26, 1942, in Yalobusha County. She was disabled and a member of Springhill North M.B. Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Mae Nell Conard, Annie O. Conard, Brenda Conard and Carol Conard, all of Water Valley; five sons, Enos Conard, Joe L. Conard, Simpson Conard, and Walter Conard, all of Water Valley, and Percy Lee Phillips of Waterloo, Iowa; four sisters, Mattie Williams and Emma L. Clark, both of Water Valley, Roberta Jackson of Coffeeville and Martha Murray of Oxford; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 


Conrad, Lola
Lola Conrad, 83, of Sardis, died Saturday, August 10, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 17, at Pleasant Green M.B. Church. Rev. W. O. McKinney officiated the service. Burial was in the church cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Conrad, daughter of the late John Salter and Beatrice Hall, was born November 24, 1918, in Mississippi. She attended school in Panola County. She was a farmer and a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church.

Survivors include a son, Jimmie Rucnir of Inkster, Michigan; four sisters, Bessie Turner, Maude Robison and Evilena Hibbler, all of Sardis, and Annie R. Fort of Sikeston, Missouri; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Cook, Mary Louise Hall
Mary Louise Hall Cook, 78, of Crowder, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2, at 2 p.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home. Rev. Ben James officiated the service. Burial was in Crowder Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Cook, daughter of the late Benton and Myrtle Hall, was born June 6, 1924, in Jasper, Alabama. She was retired from Garan, Inc. and a member of Crowder Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Greely Clifton Cook.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Griffin of Crowder; a son, George Cook of Crowder; a brother, Junior Hall of Vicksburg; two sisters, Willie Grace Hall and Helen Hall, both of Vicksburg; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Crowder Baptist Church Building Fund.


Cooper, Annie Bell
Annie Bell Cooper, 51, of Batesville, died Sunday, June 30, 2002, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church in Courtland. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Cooper, daughter of Vernice Ellis of Batesville and the late Charlie Ellis, was born August 29, 1950, in Batesville. She was a cook and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Survivors, other than her mother, include two daughters, Ann Marie Ellis of Batesville and Jacquiline Dolores Cooper of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; six brothers, Walter Ellis, James Ellis, and George Ellis, all of Memphis, Tennessee, Warren G. Ellis, Willie B. Ellis and Foster Patton, all of Batesville; and four sisters, Katherine Ellis, Rosie Sanders and Bonnie Corley, all of Batesville, and Eula Mae Ellis of Memphis.


Cooper, Hannah
Hannah Cooper, 75, of Crowder, died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Alliance Health Care System in Holly Springs of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Zannie Leland, Jr. officiated the service. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Crowder. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Cooper, daughter of the late George Coats and Millie Baker, was born July 16, 1926, in Belzona. She was a homemaker and a member of Valley Queen M.B. Church.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mary Watson of Crowder, who cared for her.


Cosby, James Edwin
James Edwin Cosby, 73, of Courtland, died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. John Ford and Rev. Wiley Newby officiated the service. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Cosby, son of the late John Davidson and Minnie Lois Sturgis Cosby, was born November 5, 1928, in Panola County. He was a retired truck driver and a member of First United Pentecostal Church in Water Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred McDowell Cosby of Courtland; a daughter, Ouida Joyce Smith of Bartlett, Tennessee; two sons, Ronald Edwin Cosby of Batesville and Dennis Ray Cosby of Courtland; a sister, Betty Jean Crogan of Water Valley; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Cemetery, Batesville, Mississippi. A memorial obituary may be viewed at www.legacy.com.


Craig, Margaret McKee
Margaret Craig, 73, of Merigold (formerly of Batesville), died Monday, October 28, 2002, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. at Ray Funeral Home. Rev. Sid Harriton officiated the services. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.

Craig, daughter of the late Walter and Lois Butler McKee, was born February 3, 1929 in Red Bay, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Ross Craig, and son, Thomas L. Estes.

Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth Estes Mullins of Merigold; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Batesville Presbyterian Church or the First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland.


Crocker, George Luther
George Luther Crocker, 55, of Water Valley, died Tuesday, September 24, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 27, at 2 p.m. at Springdale Family Worship Center. Burial was in Jumpers Chapel Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Crystal McCoy of Water Valley; two sons, George T. Crocker and Donnie W. Crocker, both of Water Valley; five sisters, Helen Wright of Grenada, Dorothy Carroll of Greenwood, Lois Gore of Coffeeville, Hazel Pierce of Batesville and Merale Culver of Waterforth; two brothers, Raymond Crocker of Coffeeville and Leon Crocker of Oakland; and eight grandchildren.


Cruse, Martha Lucille Kidd
Martha Lucille Kidd Cruse, 54, of Nettleton, died Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center, of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton. Rev. Sammy McMillan and Rev. Marvin Ward officiated the service. Burial was in Springville Cemetery near Pontotoc. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Cruse, daughter of the late Carl and Lera Staten Kidd, was born October 13, 1947, in Pontotoc County. She was a former factory worker and a member of Cason Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Granville Cruse, Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Hawkins of Batesville, and Ashley Marie Cruse of Nettleton; a son, Granville "Peanut" Cruse, Jr. of Nettleton; three step-daughters, Gail Gray of Smithville, Flora Cruse of Okeechobee, Florida, and Carolyn Cruse of Tupelo; two step-sons, Tommy Cruse of Mooreville and Mike Cruse of Shannon; two sisters, Jean McGregory and Barbara Palmer, both of Pontotoc; two brothers, Jackie Kidd of Tyler, Alabama, and Billy Kidd of Pontotoc; eight step-grandchildren, and three step great-grandchildren.


Curtis, Lucille
Lucille Curtis, 87, of Charleston, died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Grenada Lake Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at Locopolis M.B. Baptist Church in Charleston. Rev. W. H. Johnson, Jr. will officiate the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Nicholson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Curtis, daughter of the late James Henry Boclair and Maggie R. Gentry, was born November 23, 1914, in Grenada County. She was a homemaker and a member of Locopolis M.B. Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Maggie Crump on Pontiac, Michigan, Jessie Melton of Greenwood, Dorothy Curtis of Charleston, and Barbara Booker of St. Louis, Missouri; four sons, Ben Curtis, Larry Curtis and W. B. Curtis, all of Chicago, Illinois, and Henry Curtis of Grenada; 51 grandchildren, 97 great-grandchildren, 26 great, great-grandchildren and one great, great, great-grandchild.
 


   

 

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