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Obituaries – 2002 – H

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (H)


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Haltom, Nina Mae Cook
Nina Mae Cook Haltom, 87, of Batesville, died Sunday, August 18, 2002, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 20, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Rev. Don Bishop and Rev. Martin Case will officiate the service. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Haltom, daughter of the late John Cyril Sr. and Lula Mae Clifton Cook, was born November 16, 1914 in Zent, Arkansas. She graduated from the Baptist School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a registered nurse and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville, where she was a member of the Truth Seekers Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Yellow Jackets, the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Band Boosters Club and the Batesville Garden Club. She was the widow of the late Oliver Dickins "Dick" Haltom.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Forrest "Bob" Haltom of Batesville, John Thomas "John" Haltom of Indianola, and Richard Carothers "Crick" Haltom of Kalamazoo, Michigan; three sisters, Norma Tune of Memphis, Tennessee, Jean Engler of Heber Springs, Arkansas, and Mary L. Reed of Toledo, Ohio; a brother, Thomas A. Cook of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Haltom Scholarship Fund, First United Methodist Church, Batesville, Miss.

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


Hammond, David Lloyd
David Lloyd Hammond, 33, of Como, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at UT-Bowld in Memphis, Tennessee, of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m. at Simon Chapel No. 2 M.B. Church. Rev. Eugene Whiting officiated the service. Burial was in the church cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hammond, son of R.G. Freeman of Senatobia and Katherine Hammond of Senatobia, was born September 30, 1968, in Mississippi. He attended Senatobia High School and was a mechanic. He was a member of Zion Hill M.B. Church in Senatobia.

Survivors, other than his parents, include his wife, Jean Hammond of Como; four daughters, Tiara King of Independence, Shanteshia Dandridge and Daneisha Hammond, both of Memphis, and Janona Hammond of Como; two sons, Davins Hammond of Memphis and Mauricras Bradley of Como; eight brothers, Brian Hammond, Brett Hammond, Plemon Hammond, all of Senatobia, Rieng Hammond, Darron Hammond, Ketrick Hammond Michael Hammond, and Ronnie Hammond, all of Como; and five sisters, Emily Hammond, Stacy Hammond, Becky Hammond, Stephanie Hammond and Debra Ramsey, all of Senatobia.
 


Haney, Howard Brown
Howard Brown Haney, 94, of Cleveland, formerly of Belen, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at his home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Haney, son of the late Charlie and Emma Farbes Haney, was born March 3, 1908, in Eupora. He was a retired laundryman for Sunflower Laundry and Clarksdale Laundry. He was a member of Belen Baptist Church and a Marks Masonic Lodge member, where he was a master Mason.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wives, the late Ola Crocker Haney, and the late Charlene Chrestman Haney.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Haney of Cleveland; two stepsons, Harold Chrestman of Belen, and Tommy Chrestman of Cleveland; a sister, Myrtle McCleve of Hattiesburg; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
 


Hankins, Ellnar
Ellnar Hankins, 85, of Memphis, Tennessee, formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at her home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m. at Second Concord M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. Jesse Turner officiated the service. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Hankins, daughter of the late Robert Bunton and Sally Winters, was born October 13, 1916, in Oakland. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Concord M.B. Church. She was also a member of New Mt. Sinia M.B. Church in Memphis, where she was treasurer of the Senior Club, was a member of the choir, served on the Mother Board, and was an usher.

Survivors include a daughter, Marshell Austin of Memphis; 25 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 12 great, great-grandchildren and two great, great, great-grandchildren.
 


Hanks, Bobby Gene
Bobby Gene Hanks, 69, of Memphis, Tennessee, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Yellow Leaf Cemetery in Oxford. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Hanks, son of the late James Arthur and Ester Cordelia Anderson

Hanks, was born May 2, 1932, in Oxford. He was a retired security officer for the University of Memphis and a mason.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Pearl Hanks of Memphis; two sons, Bryan Hanks of Ft. Polk, Louisiana and Bradley Gene Hanks of Oxford; a sister, Ann Hanks Dettor of Sardis; and four grandchildren.
 


Harden, SheKinah Renae’
SheKinah Renae’ Harden was stillborn Saturday, June 29, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at Persimmon Hill Cemetery in Enid. Rev. T. A. Lawrence officiated the service. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, Kenneth Harden and Cynthia McKinney, both of Oakland; grandparents, A.C. and Lenora Benson of Oakland, and Robert Earl and Linda Harden of Holly Springs; and great-grandparents, Archie and Lillie Mae Harden, and Rev. Wilson Reynolds, all of Holly Springs.


Harris, Richard L’Roy
Richard L’Roy "Roy" Harris, 89, of Batesville, died Monday, September 16, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 18, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Don Bishop, Rev. Martin Case and Rev. Glen Wiygul officiated the service. Burial was in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Harris, son of the late Louis Harvey and Annie Laurie Owens Harris, was born October 24, 1912, in Charleston. He was a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He spent many years as postal clerk on the train between Memphis and New Orleans. After the mail trains were discontinued, he moved to the Batesville Post Office. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served as chairman of the administrative board and the Board of Trustees. He was also named Lay Person of the Year, was a teacher for the Jim Bates Bible Class, an Explorer Bible Study leader and a choir member. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed the outdoors. In earlier years, he was an active Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Seeky" Carothers Harris of Batesville; a son, Richard L. Harris, Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter, Margaret H. Mason of Madison; a brother, Harvey Lake Harris of Sharonville, Ohio; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, Mississippi 38606, or the charity of your choice.

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


Harris, Danny Earl
Danny Earl Harris, 50, of Olive Branch, formerly of Sardis, died Friday, August 2, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto in Southaven of cancer.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Jim Howard will officiate the service. Burial will be by cremation. Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harris, son of the late Curtis Sr. and Pearl Ray Harris, was born October 9, 1951, in Panola County. He was an electrician with Mann Electrical Co. and a member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Buffy Chavers of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Tanita Harris of Hattiesburg; a son, Victor Harris of Carlsbad, California; three brothers, Curtis Harris, Jr. of Olive Branch, James W. Harris of Courtland and Larry L. Harris of Clinton; and one grandchild.


Henning, John Wesley
John Wesley Henning, 64, of LaFollette, Tennessee, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home. Rev. Sonny Longmire and Rev. Kenny Cox officiated the service. Burial was in Baker’s Forge Cemetery. Martin Wilson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Henning, son of the late Dotson and Elsie McGhee Henning, was employed for Johnson and Galyon Construction Company for 15 years. He enjoyed tinkering on cars, and loved to garden and work. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by a son, the late James ‘Jimbo’ Henning, a brother, the late Billy Henning, and his in-laws, the late Elmer and Edith Brantley.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Henning of LaFollette; a son, Gene Henning of LaFollette; and a sister, Patricia Yates of Batesville.
 


Henry, Leon
Leon Henry, 79, of Batesville, died Thursday, August 1, 2002, at his home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Lee Hudson officiated the service. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Henry, son of the late Oscar and Belle Johnson Henry, was born May 16, 1923, in Mississippi. He was a retired construction worker for Panola County and a member of North Batesville Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Lee Henry.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie McCain Henry of Batesville; a daughter, Barbara Henry Bonner of Clarksdale; a son, Ricky Henry of Batesville; two sisters, Lilly Mae Henry Joyner of Courtland and Edna Henry Tidwell of Batesville; and five grandchildren.


Herbold, Doris Joiner
Doris Joiner Herbold, 85, of Batesville, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 11, at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Cold Springs Methodist Church Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Herbold, daughter of the late Tom Smith Joiner and Mollie Spears Joiner, was born April 10, 1916, in Panola County. She was a retired clerk and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Ray Herbold.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.
 


Williams-Hervey, Brenda Kaye
Brenda Williams-Hervey, 34, of Water Valley, died Thursday, October 24, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-N. Miss. in Oxford of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Monday, October 28, at 1 p.m. at Springhill North M.B. Church. Rev. Sammy Townes officiated the services. Burial was in Springhill North M.B. Church Cemetery. Northridge/Woodhaven Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Williams-Hervey, daughter of Mattie B. Williams of Water Valley and the late Harold W. Mayes, was born June 11, 1968. She attended Water Valley High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Springhill North M.B. Church.

Survivors include her son, Brandon D. Hervey of Water Valley; five brothers, John Williams and Albert Williams, both of Oxford, Larry Williams and Michael Williams, both of Water Valley, and Bobby Williams of Alaska; three sisters, Patsy Tenner of Water Valley, Nancy Bynum of Oakland, and Linda Gayle Mayes of Memphis, Tenn.


Hill, Chester Lee
Chester Lee Hill, 74, of Grenada, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Grenada Health and Rehabilitation Center of heart failure.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 11, at 3 p.m. at Hebron Cemetery in Grenada. National Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mary R. Hill of Grenada; three daughters, Linda Cunningham and Rhonda Langham, both of Grenada, and Debbie Sue McGregory of Batesville; two sons, Eugene Hill and Larry Hill, both of Grenada; five sisters, Lorene Nail and Fay Dunn, both of Grenada, Cecil Beckwith of Carrollton, Dottie Boyette of Scobey and Mary Fincher of Clayton, Alabama; three brothers, Loyd Hill of Holcomb, Bruce Hill of Hardy and James Hill of Grenada; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Hill, Juanita Wilson
Juanita Hill, 80, of Southaven, died Monday, October 28, 2002, at Baptist Hospital East Memphis, Tenn., of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 31, at 11 a.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Wages officiated the services. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hill, daughter of the Felix Wilson and Effie Suber Wilson, was born October 31, 1921. She was a retired sales associate, Sears.

Survivors include her daughter, Anita Harris of Lakeland, Tenn.; two sons, William Hill of Southaven, and Charles Hill of Hot Springs, Ark.; three brothers, Elbert Wilson of Hernando, Felix Wilson of Nesbit, and J.D. Wilson of Lucedale; Gerald Wilson of Oceanside, Cal.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and two great, great-grandchildren.


Hines, Eunice
Eunice Hines, 87, of Sardis, died Monday, December 2, 2002, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 8, at Walton Chapel C.M.E. Church in Sardis. Rev. Micheal Thomas officiated the services. Interment was in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Hines, daughter of the late Eddie Lyons, and Dosha Beale, was born June 7, 1915 in Sardis. She was a housewife and member of Walton Chapel C.M.E. Church where she was a member of the Stewardess Board.

Survivors include, six daughters; Juanita Webb, Kathy Holliday, Elsa Perry, and Barbara Poole, all of Sardis, Edith Vance of St. Louis, Mo., and Robbie Sanders of Memphis, Tenn., and three sons; Leland Hines, Jr., Gill Hines, and Harold Hines, all of Sardis; 33 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, and four great, great-grandchildren.
 


Holland, Florrie 
Florrie Holland, 95, of Memphis, formerly of Panola County, died Friday, March 8, 2002, in Memphis of heart failure.

Graveside services were held Sunday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Holcomb. Memphis Funeral Home – Poplar Chapel had charge of arrangements. Holland, widow of Jeff Holland, was a member of Union Ave. Baptist Church in Memphis.

Survivors include four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and seven great, great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.


Holliman, Pearl V.
Pearl V. Holliman, 90, of Batesville, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 19, at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Robert Rawson and Chip Horton officiated the service. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Holliman, daughter of the late Harvey and Lottie Beavers Vancleave, was born March 15, 1912, in Paris, Tennessee. She was a homemaker and a member of the Batesville Church of Christ. She was the widow of the late C.D. Holliman.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane Holliman Carr of Batesville and Naomi Holliman McWilliams of Houston, Texas; a son, C.H. "Bud" Holliman of Senatobia; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.


Hollis, Elizabeth Sherman
Elizabeth Sherman Hollis, 84, of Charleston, formerly of Memphis, Tennessee, died Saturday, September 7, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hollis was born June 15, 1918. She was a former school teacher and a bookkeeper for Sayle Oil Co. She was the widow of the late Harris Lane Hollis.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Hollis of Falls Church, Virginia; a son, Sherman Hollis of Enid; and a sister, Virginia Sherman Lavender of Cordova, Tennessee.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 223 Gay St., Charleston, Mississippi 38921.


Hollister, Danica Danielle
Danica Danielle Hollister, 20, of Water Valley, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at her home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Water Valley. Burial was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Browning Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hollister, daughter of Dan Hollister and Bessie McCloud, both of Water Valley, was a student at The University of Mississippi. She was a part time employee for the City of Oxford Public Works Department. She was a member of Water Valley Baptist Church, where she was a children’s church helper.

Survivors include her parents, Jimmy and Bessie McCloud and Dan and Debbie Hollister, all of Water Valley; a sister, Michelle Hubbard of Grenada; grandparents, Oneil Johnston of Water Valley, Willard Hollister of Senatobia, and Bubba and Agnes McCloud of Batesville.

Memorials may be made to the Water Valley First Baptist Church Children’s Fund.
 


Holston, Mattie Lee 
Mattie Lee Holston, 82, of Como, died Sunday, February 3, 2002, at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia of heart disease.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9, at 1 PM at Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como. Burial was in the church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Holston, widow of the late Ed Holston, was a Red Cross usher at Mt. Level M.B. Church. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lessie Settles of Como; a son, Walter Pratcher of Como; and five grandchildren.


Host, Monica G.
Monica G. Host, 28, of Sardis, died Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.  

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 7, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Sardis. Rev. Pierre Lyons officiated the service. Burial was in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Host, daughter of Melvin and Joann Salter of Sardis, was born February 23, 1973, in Mississippi. She was a housewife and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

Survivors, other than her parents, include her husband, Donald D. Host of Sardis; a daughter, Monneasha V. Host of Sardis; a son, Vellderico Butler of Sardis; five sisters, Shameka Wilbourn, Joann O. Salter, LaTessa Salter, Dornesha Salter and Latunya Hines, all of Sardis; five brothers, Tyrus J. Butler, Melvin J. Butler, Rodrigus Salter, Cordarus Salter and John Salter, all of Sardis; a grandmother, Genella Bobo of Sardis; and a great-grandmother, Dorothy Walton of Sardis.


House, Lucy Willingham
Lucy Willingham House, 91, of Batesville, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at her home of heart failure.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at Sylva Rena Baptist Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

House, daughter of the late William David and Vera Magee Willingham, was born October 16, 1910, in Yalobusha County. She was a homemaker and a member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Hubert F. House.

Survivors include a sister, Deryl Willingham Schmitz of Coffeeville; seven nieces and a nephew.
 


Howard, Lillie Wilson 
Lillie Wilson "Mamaw" Howard, 78, of Batesville, died Wednesday, February 13, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 15, from 5 PM to 8 PM Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, at 2 PM at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Howard, daughter of the late Charles Wesley and Sula Bell Wilson, was born October 17, 1923, in Dell, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, and a member of Blackjack Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Charles Darden Howard.

Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Howard Redmon of Batesville; two sisters, Mabel Harrison of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Christine Rohr of Seattle, Washington; a brother, Walton Wilson of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blackjack Baptist Church.


Howell, Jerry Taylor
Jerry Taylor Howell, 62, of Memphis, Tennessee, formerly of Senatobia, died Friday, June 21, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Howell, daughter of the late Curtis and Inez Newman Taylor, was born September 3, 1939, in Pope. She was a school teacher for 28 years and a member of the First Baptist Church in Senatobia.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan S. Howell of Memphis; a son, Jamie W. Howell, Jr. of Memphis; a sister, Marilyn Taylor Hudson of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina; and two grandchildren.
 


Hubbard Baby Boy
Baby Boy Hubbard was stillborn Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at Springhill ASA Cemetery in Courtland. Rev. Louis Wilson officiated the service. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his parents, Terry Hubbard and Darlene Benner, both of Batesville; two sisters, Ledra W. Hubbard and Terri R. Hubbard, both of Courtland; grandparents, Jessie and B. Willie Ferrell of Batesville, H.L. and Angeline Hubbard of Crenshaw; and great-grandparent, Famous Ferrell of Courtland.
 


Hudson, Eunice Grace
Eunice Grace Hudson, 99, of Enid, died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Senatobia Convalescent Center of heart failure.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Rev. Tommy Darby officiated the service. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hudson, daughter of the late William Henry and Minnie Ruth McCachren Grace, was born April 2, 1903, in Panola County. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was the widow of the late Alton S. Hudson.

Survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.


Hudson, Gene
Gene Hudson, 69, of Clarksdale, died Saturday, August 24, 2002, at Mississippi Firefighters Burn Center in Greenville due to injuries received at work.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 29, at 10 a.m. at National Funeral Chapel. Rev. Joel Stroud officiated the service. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. National Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hudson was born September 5, 1932, in Sardis. He was a security guard for North Delta Compress. He retired in 1998 from Stephens-Adamson Mfg. after 35 years of employment. He was a member of V.F.W. Post No. 3936, the American Legion, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was a member of Lyon Baptist Church, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved gardening and raising vegetables.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hudson of Clarksdale; three sons, David Hudson of Zanesville, Ohio, Dennis Hudson of Clarksdale and Darrell Hudson of Morenci, Arizona; four sisters, Mattie Arnold and Jewell Blackburn, both of Trenton, Tennessee, Gracie Gaines of Clarksdale and Edna Smith of Batesville; four brothers, Charles Hudson of Friars Point, Bobby Hudson of Lyon, Robert Hudson, Jr. of Wister, Oklahoma, and Joel Hudson of Drew; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pilots Lighthouse Lodge, Attention Dan Shaw, 1609 Hospital St., Greenville, Mississippi 38703.


Hudson, Mattie Zelma
Mattie Zelma Hudson, 97, of Como, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at her home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Robert Hickey officiated the service. Burial was in Union Cemetery in Sardis. Moore Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hudson, daughter of the late T.T. and Emma New Harris, was born October 6, 1904, in Myrtle. She was a housewife and a member of Union Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late James Elmer Hudson.

Survivors include five daughters, Nan Holt and Helen West, both of Como, Elaine McCormick of Horn Lake, Murriel Smith of Grenada and Linda Sowell of Byhalia; two sons, Leo Hudson and Roy Lee Hudson, both of Gore Springs; 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 10 great, great-grandchildren.