Obituaries – 2003 – O

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 1, 2003

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (O)

~ 2003 ~
Oliver, Bernice
Bernice Oliver, 73, of Batesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at her residence.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 6, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Viney Creek M.B. Church in Sardis. Rev. Ozine Thomas officiated the services. Interment was held at Viney Creek Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Oliver, born March 29, 1929, to the late Lynn Fondren and the late Annie Mae Speed, was a retired laborer and a member of Viney Creek M.B. Church in Sardis. She was a missionary and a choir member.

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Survivors include four sisters, Gladys Branch of Memphis, Tenn., Lenrene Thomas and Hazel Speed, both of Gary, Ind., and Betty Washington of Oklahoma, Neb.; five brothers, Elbert Fondren and Erby Fondren, both of Memphis, Tenn., Clarence Fondren of Chicago, Ill., Albert Fondren of Gary and Robert Fondren of Chicago.

Overall, Helene Marie
Helene Overall, 80, died Jan. 26, 2003, at Senatobia Convalescent Center of heart failure.

Services were at Moore Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Rev. John Parker officiated.

Overall, born March 16, 1922, to the late James A. Jones and Mullie Pittman Jones, was a homemaker and member of Sledge Baptist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Juanita Goodwin of Crenshaw, Shirley A. Lantrip of Sardis, Linda Carpenter of Nesbitt and Joyce Elaine Carlisle of Strayhorn; two sons, John W. Overall of Southhaven and Billy E. Overall of Sledge; one sister, Agnes Taber of Abbeville; one brother, David Jones of Pleasant Grove. She was preceded in death by one son William Clyde Overall. She also leaves 16 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Owens, David A.
David A. Owens, 47, of Oxford, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were at South Hopewell MB Church in Coldwater. Burial followed in Browning Cemetery in Oxford. Henderson Funeral Home in Sardis was in charge.

Owens was born Oct. 25, 1955, to Andrew Owens and Marie Booker.

Survivors include one daughter, Raven Harris of Oxford; two sons, Rodney Cook of Jackson and Jeremy Cook of Oxford; and one brother, Harold J. Owens of South Carolina.