Obituaries – 2003 – H

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 1, 2003

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (H)

~ 2003 ~

Haley, Glenna J.
Glenna J. Haley, 79, of Buffalo Gap, Texas, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene, Texas, of natural causes.

Services are today at Buffalo Gap Church of Christ. Burial will be at the Buffalo Gap Cemetery with military honors under the direction of North’s Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas. Rev. Glen Dobbs is officiating.

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Haley, born Oct. 11, 1923, was the widow of Jack L. Haley of Batesville. She returned to her hometown of Buffalo Gap shortly after his death in 1975. She was the daughter of the former Buffalo Gap mayor, Glenn E. Johnson and his wife Ella Harrison Johnson. Haley proudly served in the Pacific Theater with the United States Navy during World War II, as a gunnery instructor at Barber’s Point in Hawaii. Immediately upon discharge from the military, she and Mr. Haley were married and settled in his home state of Mississippi. Haley, was a long time employee of The Panolian, a gifted artist, author, and actress. She was deeply involved in community affairs in Batesville, and was the primary co-founder of the Batesville Art Mart and Fall Fest. In her later years, she helped to establish and maintain The Buffalo Gap Roundup, Buffalo Gap’s local newsletter, before illness forced her to retire. She was also a longtime member of the V.F.W. and was chosen Member of the Year on two separate occasions.

Survivors include a daughter Barbara Elliot of Pope; three sons, Scott Haley of Holly Springs, Mark Haley of Batesville and Glenn Haley of Abilene, Texas; three sisters, Joyce Glasgow and Peggy Brolls, both of Buffalo Gap, Texas and Loyce Campbell of Klamath Falls, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Haltom, John Thomas Sr.
John Thomas Haltom Sr., 60, of Indianola, died Friday, September 19, 2003, at Hospice Ministries.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Burial is at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery at a later date. Card Funeral Home has charge.

Haltom was a graduate of Mississippi State University, attended the University of Mississippi Law School, attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nev., a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and the Sunflower County Bar Association. He served as a private attorney, as City Judge of Indianola for 17 years, and as Administrative Hearing Officer at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman. He had also served as a Hearing Officer for the Employee Appeal Board. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Indianola, a member of Kiwanis Club, was a contributor to the Indianola Junior Basketball Association and sponsored a baseball player in little league. He often assisted his wife, Terry, in her work in welfare clients who needed a helping hand. His law background was also used in the same manner with needed pro bono work.

Survivors include his wife Terry Armstrong Haltom; one daughter Caroline Kathryn Gordon and husband Tom of Greenwood; one son John Thomas Haltom Jr. and wife Kerri of Downingtown, Pa.; two brothers, Robert F. "Bob" Haltom and wife Margaret of Batesville and Richard C. "Crick" Haltom and wife Colby of Kalamazoo, Mich. and two grandchildren Peyton Gordon and Samantha Haltom.

Hamilton, Bernard Gibson
Bernard Gibson Hamilton, 85, died Sunday, September 7, 2003, in Morehead, Ky.

A memorial service was Saturday, Sept. 13 on the campus of Morehead State University where he was a Professor of Languages for many years.

Hamilton was born in Franklin, Tenn. and spent his early childhood there before moving with his family to Enid.

Survivors include his wife Kozy Hamilton; two sons, Robert H. Hamilton of Atlanta, Ga. and Rick Hamilton of Nancy, Ky.; one daughter Rebecca Hamilton of Alva, Fla.; one sister Helen Nelson of Courtland; a host of nieces and a nephew.

Hamilton, Elizabeth Annie Mae
Elizabeth Annie Mae Hamilton, 88, of Batesville, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Batesville. Interment was at Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. Rev. J.N. Mobley officiated services. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc., was in charge.

Hamilton, born Sept. 7, 1914, to the late Nellie Rogers was a housewife and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church. She was also a member of the Panola Chapter No. 2 Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include one son, Rainey Hamilton of Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Hamilton, Willie Ed "Fat"
Willie Ed "Fat" Hamilton, 72, of Batesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital- North Mississippi in Oxford.

Services were Saturday at Spring Hill A.S.A. M.B. Church in Courtland. Burial was at Spring Hill A.S.A. Cemetery. Rev. Lewis Wilson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Hamilton, born Dec. 27, 1930, to the late Ed Wiley and the late Fannie Facette, was a retired laborer, a member of Spring Hill A.S.A. Church, an usher and a Mason, Batesville Lodge #11.

Survivors include his wife Ruth E. Hamilton of Batesville; one son Isiah Morris of Batesville; four brothers, Elijah Hamilton and Bobby Hamilton, both of Batesville, L.T. Hamilton of Memphis and Riley Jones of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Bertha Boyd and Jennie Hamilton, both of Memphis; one granddaughter whom he raised Renee Boyd of Batesville; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Hardin, Myrtle Young
Memorial services for Myrtle Young Hardin of Gulfport, were Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery.

Hardin, born to the late David Young and the late Ethel Wilkerson Young, was a nurse and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Jo Harpole of Gulf Port, Faye Getzinger of Kansas City, Mo. and Ro Paslay of Dallas, Texas; one step-daughter Polly Nickles of Pass Christian.; one sister Ruby Denham of Ocean Springs; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial obituary may be viewed at

Hardy, Ave Mae Murrah
Ave Mae Murrah Hardy, 96, of Sardis, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at Sardis Community Nursing Home.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Tippo Methodist Church in Tippo. Burial is at Tippo Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home has charge.

She is preceded in death by her husband Elliot H. Hardy; four brothers; one sister; one granddaughter Christina D. Hardy and one son Glen Hardy.

Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie Betten of Bartlett, Tenn., Fay Tidwell of Charleston, DeLois Douglas of Parchman and Jimmy Laurderdale of Sardis; two sons, Bob Hardy and Ray Hardy, both of Tippo; two sisters, Loumetta Purvis of Crystal Springs and Orie Hicks of Baytown, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Hardy, Wayne Hamilton
Wayne Hamilton Hardy, 16, of Booneville, died Saturday, September 20, 2003, at Baptist Hospital in Booneville.

Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc. Burial is at Pontotoc City Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Mitchell will officiate.

He is preceded in death by his mother Glenda F. Hardy, a sister Lisa Gillespie and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Max Davis and Mr. Delain Hardy.

Survivors include his father Gary Hardy of Booneville; two sisters, Jodi Russell of Batesville and Christy Gillispie of Blue Springs and his grandmother Robbie Hardy of Sardis.

Harris, Beulah
Beulah Harris, 83, of Sardis, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services were Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Shiloh Methodist Church in Sardis. Burial was at Shiloh Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. George Bowen officiated. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors had charge.

Harris, born Dec. 8, 1919, to the late George and the late Betty Lee Harris, was a member of Shiloh C.M.E. Church and a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by three children, James Harris, Earl Salter and Fannie Salter.

Survivors include one daughter Betty Harris of Sardis; three sons, Charles (Jeanette) Harris of East Moline, Ill., Jimmy Ree Harris and Joe Harris, both of Sardis; three sisters, Maudie Pride of Crenshaw, Ora Burkley of Jacksonville, Fla. and Flora Hunter of East Malone, Ill.; one brother Donell Harris of East Malone, Ill.; her niece who cared for her Mary Harris; 25 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Harris, Essie Faye Kimble
Essie Faye Kimble Harris, 51, of Coffeeville, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2003.

Services were Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Mt. Moriah District Association in Coffeeville. Burial was at Green Goshen C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Rev. Theodis Austin officiated. Water Valley Funeral Home had charge.

Harris, was a member of Green Goshen C.M.E. Church.

Survivors include her husband Claude Harris; one daughter Claudia Harris and one son Jaworski Harris.

Harris, Jessie
Jessie Harris, 80, of Sardis, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of a heart attack.

Services were Wednesday at New Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial was at Harmonia Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Harlene Harris officiated. Henderson Funeral Home had charge.

Harris, born to the late John Harris and late Easter Carter Harris was a farmer and member of New Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis.

Survivors include his wife Hattie Harris of Sardis; eight sons, Frank Hunt, J.C. Hunt, and James Harris all of Sardis, Willliam Harris of Kansas City, Mo., Terry Harris and Willie Hunt both of Kansas City, Kan., Danny Harris of Grenada and Ronnie Harris of Batesville; four daughters, Easter Battle, Callie Hunt, Maggie Jacobs and Baunita Bradford all of Sardis; 30 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Harris, Johnny R.
Johnny R. Harris, 67, of Sardis, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford of heart failure.

Graveside services are today at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Harris was born Feb. 27, 1936, to the late Clyde and Mary Harris.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Ward of Senatobia; two sons, Ronnie Harris of Horn Lake and Robert Harris of Louisville, Ky.; one sister Elaine Harris Childress of Batesville; seven grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Harris, Margaret See Carothers  (Seeky)
Margaret See Carothers Harris (Seeky), 89, of Batesville, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Highland Home in Ridgeland.

Services were Saturday at First United Methodist Church followed by graveside services at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Harris, born Nov. 20, 1913, to the late John Boothe and the late Leona Lewis Carothers, was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she served on the Administrative Board, a member of the United Methodist Women and Truth Seeker’s Class, participated in the Explorer’s Bible study, a member of the Friends of the Library and was retired from the Bank of Batesville, now known as Union Planters Bank.

She is preceded in death by her husband Richard L. Harris.

Survivors include one son Richard L. Harris Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter Margaret H. Mason of Madison; three sisters, James C. Herron of Batesville, Sara Vance of Batesville and Nan Fontentot of Metairie, La.; one brother Smylie Carothers of Basken, La.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 797, Batesville or the charity of your choice.

Harvey, Earlene R.
Earlene R. Harvey, 71, of Southaven, formerly of Sledge, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Baptist East Hospital in Southaven.

Services were at Lake View M.B. Church in Askew. Rev. H.P. Washington officiated. Burial followed in Lake View Cemetery in Falcon. Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville was in charge.

Harvey was born May 30, 1931, to the late Eddie Rushing and the late Carrie Young in Lake Cormorant.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Harvey of Memphis; three sons, Kerry Harvey of Sardis, Michael Harvey of New Orleans, La. and James Harvey of Germany; five daughters, Joyce Lewis of Southaven, Ida Zeno of Batesville, Rosie Harris of Sardis, Susie Tabor of Crenshaw, and Ulonder Partee of Sledge; two brothers, Eddie Rushing Jr. of Falcon and Joe Rushing of St. Louis, Mo.; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Harris, Spencer Edward
Spencer Edward Harris, 84, of Rena Lara, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale of complications from an automobile accident.

Services are today at 10 a.m. at Nowell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial is in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale. Rev. Leonard Russell is the officiating minister. Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

Harris, born Sept. 25, 1918, was a member of Rena Lara Baptist Church and was a retired salesman for Graeber Brothers Gas Company.

Survivors include his wife Careline Harris of Rena Lara; two daughters, Floyd "Betty" Foster of Clarksdale and Agnes McCloud of Batesville; two stepdaughters, Bobbie Washington of Marvel, Ark. and Jane Cleman of French Settlement, La.; one stepson Bubba Powell of Madison; one brother R.E. Harris of Rena Lara; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Hastings, Jack Marie Little
Jack Marie Little Hastings, 70, of Lambert, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

Services were Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Lambert. Burial was at Lambert Cemetery. Rev. Don O’Quin officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Hastings, born Sept. 2, 1933, to the late Albert Dewitt Little and the late Bernice Jones Little, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lambert, graduated from the University of Mississippi, taught school for over 30 years, was an elementary principal at North Sunflower Academy, and a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Survivors include her husband Paul Hastings of Lambert; one son Paul David Hastings of Jackson; one daughter Karen Michelle Reaves of Collierville, Tenn.; one sister Jenelle Norwood of Drew and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church in Lambert.

Hays, Doris Irby
Doris Irby Hays, 86, of Sardis, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, of heart failure at her residence.

Services were Tuesday at Sardis United Methodist Church. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis.
Dr. Doyce Gunter officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Hays, born Dec. 6, 1916, to the late Ross Walker Irby and Sanford Irby, was a housewife. She was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church, Sardis Woman’s Club and Heflin Heritage Association.

Survivors include her husband Carlton Hays Sr. of Sardis; one daughter Sue Cross of Birmingham, Ala.; two sons, Carlton Hays of Ridgeland and Will Hays of Sardis;

five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Neal-Hays, Jennifer
Jennifer Sueann Melton Neal-Hays, 34, of Huffman, Texas passed away Saturday, June 28, 2003, at the Memorial Hermaon Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Jennifer was born April 27, 1969 in Marks. She grew up in Dayton, Texas and Nettleton and was a long time resident of Huffman, Texas and worked in sales of New Truck Accessories.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in Eastgate with Brother David Miller of First Baptist Church of Huffman, Texas officiating. Services were under the direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, Texas. Pallbearers: Wade Burns, Robert Burns, Robert Burns Jr., Michael Gains, Warren Southers, Larry Maness, Martin Anderson and honorary pallbearers were Wayne Roulston and Charles Adams (Charlie Brown).

She is survived by her adoptive parents: Margie Little Taylor and husband, Jeff of Highlands, Texas and Harold Neal and wife, Pam of Nettleton and her biological parents: Charlotte (C.J.) Little of Batesville and Bobby Melton and wife Karen of Tarkington Prairie, Texas; son Cody Neal Jackson of Huffman, Texas; brothers, David Neal Jr. and wife Vicki of Nettleton, Albert Neal of Nettleton, Eddie Webb and wife Stephanie of Pasadena, Texas, Mike Melton and wife Jamie of Houston, Texas, Michael Gaines of Batesville, Wayne and Cory Neal of Nettleton; sisters, Debbie Melton Neal Jones and husband Stevie of Wren, Theresa Fitzpatrick and husband Robert of England and Stephanie Hugo of Brenham, Texas; grandparents, Rita Stansberry of Hubbard, Texas, Sammy Earl Little and wife Maxcine of Crowder and Audrey Melton of Jackson and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Haynes Jr., James Robert
James Robert Haynes Jr., 85, of Batesville, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford.

Services were Wednesday at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Rev. Freddie Moorman and Rev. Clay Baker officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Haynes, born Sept. 18, 1917, to the late James Robert Haynes Sr. and the late Lillian Dyer Haynes, was a Veteran of WWII, member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Water Valley, was a Mason and a Shriner and worked for Tennessee Gas and Construction.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Moorman Haynes of Batesville; one son James Robert Haynes III of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Wanda Carol Robison and Kelley Magee, both of Batesville; one brother Paul Haynes of Germantown; three sisters, Marguerite Thomas of Water Valley, Artell Warren of Saint Petersburg, Fla. and Mary Alice Meadows also of Saint Petersburg, Fla. and eight grandsons.

Memorials may be sent to: Charity of the donor’s choice. A memorial obituary may be viewed at

Haywood, Luvean
Luvean Haywood, 90, of Water Valley, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at Yalobusha County Nursing Home in Water Valley of heart failure.

Services are today at Pleasant Green M.B. Church at 1 p.m. Burial is at Pleasant Green M.B. Church Cemetery in Water Valley. Rev. Preston Gleaton will officiate. Water Valley Funeral Home has charge.

Haywood, born Aug. 24, 1913, was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church.

Survivors include five sons, Joe F. Haywood, Percy Haywood, James Haywood, Verdia Haywood and Russell Haywood; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her two sons, Lewis Haywood and Earnest Haywood.

Hearington, Frank M.
Frank M. Hearington, 78, of Batesville, died Thursday, July 17, 2003, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.

Services were Saturday at Memphis Funeral Home-Poplar Chapel. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home had charge.

Hearington was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and was affiliated with the Haven House of Oxford.

He is preceded in death by his brother Charles Hearington.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosanne Hearington Thomas of Olive Branch and Suzanne Hearington Thompson of Conifer, Colo.; two sons, John Mitchell Hearington of Memphis and Charles Michael Hearington of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Frances Haynes and Dorothy Fitzpatrick, both of Germantown, Tenn.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Heath, Frank Ronald
Frank Ronald Heath, 67, of Courtland, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, of injuries obtained from an automobile accident.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Heath, born May 27, 1935, to the late Ernest Avery and the late Ella Lewis Heath was a retired self-employed upholsterer, served in the Tennessee Air National Guard and was a member of Barton Heights Baptist Church in Memphis.

Survivors include two sons, Frank Rudie Heath of Southaven and Steve R. Heath of Courtland; one brother Ernest Avery Heath of Memphis; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Helms, Carson
Carson Helms, 78, died Monday Jan. 27, 2003, at home in Courtland of heart failure.

Services will be Jan. 31 at Wells Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Interment at Eureka Private Cemetery in Courtland. Rev. George Buell and Rev. Clay Baker will officiate. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Helms, born Jan. 29, 1924, in Panola County to John I. and Gertrude Fowler Helms, was currently employed as a engineer for McBride Engineering for whom he worked 34 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran of WWII and also served as a Panola County Sheriff from 1964 to 1967.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice Helms Wardlaw of Madison; five sons, Ron Helms, Clay Gaines, and Danny Gaines all of Courtland, Falcom Helms of Pope; and Edward "Earl" Helms of LaVonia, Ga.; one sister, Freddie Hentz Johnson of Courtland; two brothers, Milton Hentz and Bobby Hentz of Courtland; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Henderson, Lawrence Gilbert 
Lawrence Gilbert Henderson, 51, of Crowder, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at his residence of heart failure.

Services will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. at Zion Chapel AME Zion Church in Crowder with interment at Crowder Community Cemetery. Rev. Allen Johnson will officiate service. Delta Burial Corp. of Marks has charge.

Henderson, born March 5, 1951, was retired and also president of the Crowder Community Cemetery, pastor of First Oak Grove M.B. Church, secretary of The Ministerial Alliance and QCDO Save The Children Tutorial Program.

Survivors include his wife, Lula Henderson of Crowder; two sons, Cedrit Henderson and Lawrence G. Henderson, Jr. both of Crowder; three sisters, Margaret Parchman of Chicago, Ill., Dorothy A. Webb of Crowder, and Gwendolyn Ewing of Tupelo; two brothers, Edward Henderson of Milwaukee, Wis., and Willie Henderson of Crowder.

Henderson, Ruthie M.
Ruthie M. Henderson, 62, of Crenshaw, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Joseph M.B. Church in Crenshaw. Rev. Floyd McGlothian will officiate the services. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc., has charge of arrangements.

Henderson, daughter of the late Earnest and Juanita Washington Petro, was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Cleveland. She was a housewife and a member of Lakeview M.B. Church in Askew.

Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Henderson of Crenshaw, Frances Parks of Sardis, Jeanette Gordon of Cleveland, Ohio, and Christine Kirkland of Westbury, N.Y.; two sons, Larry Henderson of Memphis, Tenn.; and Jerry Henderson of Wyandanch, N.Y.; three sisters, Marie Petro of Babylon, N.Y., and Charlie Mae Adams and Rosie Couch; four brothers, Ernest Petro of Cleveland, Marvin Petro of Rosedale, Frank Petro of Sardis; and Willie Petro; 16 granchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Henry, Theresa Rose
Theresa Rose Henry, 42, of Sardis died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at her home of heart failure.

Funeral services are today at 10 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Terry Tribble will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Henry, born Oct. 2, 1960, to Roosevelt and Christine Otts, was a hotel hostess.

Survivors include her parents, Roosevelt Otts and Christine Otts of Batesville; five sons, James Henry of Batesville, Joey Henry, Justin Henry, Joshua Henry, all of Horn Lake and Christopher Oswalt of Batesville; two brothers, Fred Otts of Marion, Ark., and Alan Otts of Covington, Tenn., a sister, Cathy Otts Carithers of Horn Lake, and two grandchildren, Bryce Henry and James Henry II.

Herring, Alvin
Alvin Herring, 84, of Courtland, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at his residence.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Salem M.B. Church. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery. Rev. Larry Itson will officiate. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Herring, born June 24, 1918, to the late John Wesley Herring and the late Bernena Jackson, was a retired repairman for Dunlap & Kyle, a member of Salem M.B. Church in Courtland, a US Army Veteran of WWII, a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher and a choir director.

Survivors include his wife Verlena Herring of Courtland; one daughter Linda Sisson of Redford, Mich.; one brother Carl Edward Herring of Memphis; one sister Exie M. Henderson of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.4

Herrin, James Edward
James Edward Herrin, 79, of Batesville, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at his residence.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at the Batesville Church of Christ. Burial is at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Robert Rawson and Michael Bates will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Herrin, born Aug. 12, 1924, to the late Amos Mabry Herrin and the late Lura Lee Wells Herrin, was a retired Riverboat Captain and a local business owner and member of Batesville Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife Lillie Rebecca "Becky" Herrin of Batesville; one daughter Doris Jean Allredge of Tupelo; one son James Edgar Herrin of Rowlett, Texas and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Sardis Lake Children’s Camp.

Herron, Nona Finley Shook
Nona Finley Shook Herron, 100, of Sardis, died Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Sardis Community Nursing Home.

Services were Thursday at the Batesville Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Henry Williamson officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Herron, born Nov. 2, 1902, to the late Soloman M. Shook and the late Nona Denman Shook, was a member of the Batesville Presbyterian Church, a book keeper and a teacher.

She is preceded in death by her husband Leonard Herron, Sr. and her daughter Virginia Herron Smith.

Survivors include one son Leonard C. Herron, Jr. of Milford, Conn.; one daughter Elizabeth ‘Lib’ Herron Vinson of Courtland; one sister Janey Shook; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and her close friend Lynn Jones of Drew.

Memorials may be sent to Batesville Presbyterian Church, 121 Eureka St., Batesville. A memorial obituary may be viewed at .

Hickey, Chester Lee
Chester Lee Hickey, 66, of Batesville, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Wednesday at Courtland Church of Christ. Burial was at Forrest Memorial Park. Mr. Hal Johnson and Rev. Robert Hickey officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Hickey, born, Oct. 27, 1937, to the late Glover Chester Hickey and the late Mattie Lillian Arnold Hickey, was a member of Courtland Church of Christ, church treasurer for 36 years, a serviceman for Dowdle Gas Company and retired from Dowdle Gas Company.

Survivors include his wife Paula Ann Brewer Hickey of Batesville; one son David Hickey of Batesville; one brother Rev. Robert Hickey of Senatobia; one sister Ruth Harmon of Olive Branch; three grandchildren and one great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Courtland Church Christ, 102 13 Hwy. 51 S., Courtland, Miss. 38620.

Hill, Charline J.
Charline J. Hill, 79, of Fulton, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Winders officiated the service. Burial followed in Campbelltown Cemetery near Guntown.

Hill, daughter of the late Demp and Lottie Bell Parham Johnson, was born April 17, 1923, in Prentiss County. She was a retired nursing aid and a member of the Fulton First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Hill, of Batesville and Tim Hill of Nashville, Tenn; five sisters, Elois Storey of Rock Springs, Ga., Mary Love Jumper of Lafayette, Ga., Joyce Pannell and Gail Johnson, both of Guntown, and Charlotte Mead of Ecru; one brother, Thomas Johnson of Guntown; and five grandchildren Sonya Kisner, Justin Hill, Jonathan Hill, Ana Hill and Jered Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Lottie Moon Christmas Fund, P.O. Box 400, Fulton, Miss. 38843.

Holloway, Alexander
Alexander Holloway, 86, of Sardis, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are today at Howard Chapel C.M.E. Church in Como at 1 p.m. Burial is at Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Holloway, was a farmer and a member of Howard Chapel C.M.E. Church.

Survivors include one sister Mary Black of Sardis; two brothers, J.P. Holloway of Menifee, Ark. and Johnson Holloway of Richmond, Calif.

Holstine, Hugh Roy
Hugh Roy Holstine, 71, of Batesville, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Northeast Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Tupelo of heart failure.

Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville. Reverend Bobby Kounce officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Holstine, born Jan. 11, 1932, to the late James Henry and Sadie Ray Denley Holstine, was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife Sara Ruth Holstine of Batesville; three step-sons, Kenneth Goss of Southaven, Sandie Goss of Pope and David Goss of Batesville; two brothers, Jessie Holstine and Charles Holstine both of Lorado, Texas; four step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Hoskins, Doris B.
Doris B. Hoskins, 76, of Batesville, died Friday Dec. 27, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Funeral services were Thursday, Jan. 2, at 1 p.m. at Concord M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. W.L. Nash officiated services. Interment was in Concord Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Hoskins, born Aug. 26, 1926, in Panola County to the late Buford Buckley and Etta Hudson was a retired cook and a member of Concord M.B. Church in Batesville.

Survivors include four sons, Ronald Hoskins, Kenneth Hoskins, and Ira James Hoskins, all of Batesville; six daughters, Earniece Foster of Memphis, Tenn., Linda Sutton of Kansas City, Kan., Jean Hoskins of Frameingham, Mass., Valorie Shegog of Wood Bridge, Va., Hattie Buckley DeJohnette of Chicago, Ill., and Idella Ware of Elkhart, Ind.; six sisters, Bennette Griffin of Chicago, Vernice Partee of Burkley, Cal., Merdith Buckley of Chicago, Jacqueline Brock of Oakland, Cal., Patricia Woodford, Memphis, Tenn., and Rosa Brown, of Chicago; 25 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Houpt, Frieda Mae Larmer  
Frieda Mae Larmer Houpt, 92, of Corinth, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Magnolia Regional Health Center.

Services are today at North Corinth Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis.

Survivors include one son Glenn Houpt of Corinth; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

House, Jessie Lee
Jessie Lee House, 73, of Oakland, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Parrish Grove M.B. Church in Oakland. Burial is at Parrish Grove Cemetery. Rev. Grady McKinney will officiate. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

House, born Feb. 8, 1930, to the late Simp House Sr. and the late Matilda Butler, was a retired school bus driver and a member of Parrish Grove M.B. Church.

Survivors include his wife Littie House of Oakland; three sons, Jessie L. House Jr. of Charleston, R.L. Bland and Terry Bland, both of Oakland; three daughters, Rosie Mary House of Oakland, Emma Lee Stokes of Chicago, Ill. and Mary Ann Protho of Gary, Ind.; three brothers, Oneal House, James House, both of Oakland and Edward B. House of Charleston; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

House, Patrick L.
Patrick L. House, 27, of Oakland, died Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Monday at Mt. Moriah District Association Center in Coffeeville. Burial was at Philadelphia Cemetery in Oakland. Rev. B. Brooks officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

House, born Dec. 19, 1975, to J.B. House and Helen House was disabled and a member of Philadelphia M.B. Church.

Survivors include his parents, J.B. and Helen House, both of Oakland; one sister Rosalind House of Oakland; his paternal grandmother Gracie P. House of Oakland; his maternal grandfather Willie Johnson Jr. of Urbana, Ill.; one son Patrick Jamel House of Batesville and three god-children, Keyshayla Govan, Gregory Govan and Patrersia House, all of Batesville.

Houston, Hubert
Hubert Houston, 65, of Batesville, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, at his home.

Funeral services were held Jan. 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Batesville. Interment was at Eureka Cemetery. Rev. J. N. Mobley officiated services.

Houston, born May 5, 1937 to the late J.D. Houston and the late Mattie Austin Houston, was a farmer and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Batesville.

Survivors include his wife, Lula Henderson Houston of Batesville; two sons, Hubert Houston, Jr. of Batesville, and James Earl Houston of Courtland; five daughters, Rosie Armstead of Batesville, Lulla Lofton, Martha Turner, Dorothy Smith, and Sharon Williams all of Courtland; four brothers, John (Jr.) Houston of Batesville, James Houston, and Robert Earl Houston both of Memphis, Tenn., and Johnny Lee Houston of Jackson; five sisters, Eunice Henderson, Eva Young, Vergie Hamilton, and Cloetee Houston all of Batesville, and Annie Ruth Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Howe, Connie Lynn Cochran
Connie Lynn Cochran Howe, 42, of Pontotoc, died Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial is at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Steve Cannon, Dr. Johnny Spencer and Rev. Tracy Quillian will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Howe, born March 15, 1961, to Wallace V. Cochran and the late Mary Rose Beackworth Cochran, was a registered nurse.

Survivors include her father Wallace V. Cochran of Batesville; her husband Burney Howe of Pontotoc; four sons, Michael Shane Howe, Caleb Seth Howe, Brandon Howe and Jonathan Howe, all of Pontotoc and two sisters, Betty Morrow and Barbara Ann Locke, both of Courtland.

Memorials may be sent to Batesville Magnolia Cemetery, P.O. Box 302, Batesville; The American Cancer Society, Mid South Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, Mississippi, 39213-8013 and the Lupus Foundation.

Howell, Dorothy Lee Jarrett
Dorothy Lee Jarrett Howell, 84, of Potts Camp, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 10 a.m. at Temperance Hill Baptist Church. Bro. Roger Howell, Bro. Leonard Howell and Bro. Malcom Brock officiated the services. Burial followed at Temperance Hill Cemetery in Potts Camp. Holly Springs Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Howell, daughter of the late Chester and Ora Gullett Jarrett, was born July 18, 1918. She was a member of Adonai Baptist Church in Water Valley and a retired Wurlitzer factory worker. Her husband, Lawrence Howell, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, Eugene Howell of Batesville; one daughter, Elizabeth Brisco of Southaven; one brother, Harold Hood of Beebe, Ark.; four children and 14 great-grandchildren.

Hubbard, Dalton Burrow
Dalton Burrow Hubbard, 92, of Grenada, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, at Grenada Living Center.

Services were Saturday, at 2 p.m. at Dickins Chapel with interment at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Dr. Lee Hudson and Rev. Donald Estes officiated services. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Hubbard, born Nov. 29, 1910, to the late Jim Hubbard and the late Mary Green Hubbard was a farmer and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include four brothers, Dave Hubbard and Rodney Hubbard, both of Victoria, Texas, Harley Hubbard of Charleston, and Jerry Hubbard of Clarksdale; three daughters, Pearl Hill and Mary Ann Laney of Tillatoba, and Ella Guest of Drew; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Hubbard.

Memorials may be sent to: Donors choice. A memorial obituary may be viewed at .

Hudson, Christine Everette
Christine Everette Hudson, 83, of Marks, died Thursday, August 21, 2003, at her residence.

Memorial services were Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Marks. Burial was at Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dr. Walter T. Hudson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Hudson, born Jan. 4, 1920, to the late John W. Everette and the late Maude Adkins Everette, was a housewife.

Survivors include one daughter Judy Bland of Marks; one son Bobby Hudson of Marks; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great, great-grandchildren.

Hudson, Roy Lee
Roy Lee Hudson, 60, of Gore Springs, Miss., died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in his residence of cancer.

Services were Friday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Union Baptist Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Robert Hickey officiated services. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Hudson, born Mar. 1, 1942, to the late Elmer Hudson and Zelma Harris Hudson, was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sisters, Nan Holt and Helen West both of Como, Elaine McCormick of Horn Lake, Murriel Smith of Grenada, and Linda Sowell of Byhalia; one brother, Leo Hudson of Gore Springs.

Hughery, Larry
Larry Hughery, 50, of Chicago, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.

Services were Saturday at Antioch M.B. Church in Courtland. Burial was at the church cemetery. Rev. Nathaniel Frieson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Hughery, born Aug. 31, 1953, to the late Alfred Hughery Sr. and Annie Mae Hughery, attended South Panola High class of 1973 and was a mechanic for Chrysler Corporation.

Survivors include his mother Annie M. Hughery of Batesville; one son DeLaron Crump of Batesville; two brothers, Alfred Hughery Jr. and Kent Hughery, both of Batesville; one sister Charlotte Walker of St. Paul, Minn.; two daughters, Latonia Matthews and Journey Tomeka Mark, both of Chicago, Ill. and one grandchild.

Hughes, Antonio Quentin
Antonio Quentin Hughes, 19, of Batesville, died Thursday, May 22, 2003.

Services were Thursday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial was at Batesville Cemetery. Rev. J.N. Mobley officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Hughes, born, Dec. 26, 1983, to Anthony Taylor and Shemar Hughes, was a student at South Panola High School and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

Survivors include his mother Shemar Hughes of Batesville; his father Anthony Taylor of Denton, Texas; one brother MarQuise Hughes of Batesville; his grandparents Ruby and Paul Taylor of Clarksdale and his grandfather David Hughes of Trenton, N.J.

Hurt, Andrew Jr.
Andrew Hurt, Jr., 62, of Batesville, formerly of Flint, Mich., died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at his residence.

Visitation only was held at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel, Thursday, Feb. 20. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. at Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Chapel in Flint. Burial will follow in River Rest Cemetery in Flint. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. and Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home in Flint, Mich. have charge of arrangements.

Hurt, son of the late Andrew and Henrietta Bates Hurt, was born April 21, 1940, in Memphis. He was a retired General Motors employee.

Survivors include his wife, Daphne Hurt of Batesville; two daughters, Felicia Rawls of Virginia Beach, Va., Janice Malone of Huntsville, Ala.; five sons, Andrew Hurt, II, of Batesville; Henry Lee Hurt, Tommy Lee Hurt and Anthony Hurt, all of Detroit, Mich., Andrew Henry Johnson, Jr., of Denver, Col.; one stepdaughter, Tekoa Brown of Flint; four stepsons, Chauntu Brown, Montez Brown, Deontae Brown and Terry Franklin, Jr., all of Flint; two sisters, Minnie Boose of Ionia, Mich. and Clemmie Washington of Flint; two brothers, Riley Hurt of Flint and Thomas Davis of Columbia, S.C.; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Huston, Sadie Mae Simmons
Sadie Mae Simmons Huston, 82, of Batesville, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home, Batesville, with interment at Crowder Cemetery in Crowder. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Huston, born January 17, 1921, to the late George and Johnnie Simmons, was a homemaker.

Survivors include two sons, William G. Huston of Olive Branch and Archie Osborne of Memphis; three sisters, Lillie Simmons Simmons of Charleston, Bessie Simmons Flemmons of Batesville and Betty Simmons Ross of Charleston; one brother, Billy Simmons of Moon Lake and three grandchildren.

Hutching, Willie Elizabeth
Willie Elizabeth Hutching, 70, of Sardis, died Jan. 3, 2003, at her home of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. Rosary service was held Sunday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Father Jack Kurpas officiated services. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Hutching, born April 22, 1932 to the late Joseph Allen Tigner and Becky Ann Bullard Tigner, was a homemaker and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Hutching of Hernando, and Jacob Trotter of Sardis; two daughters Rhonda Hutching of Sardis, and Donna Jones of Pope; one sister, Lee Taylor of Sardis; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Hutching.

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