Obituaries – 2004 – C

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (C)

~ 2004 ~

Cagle, Marjorie D. "Margie"
Marjorie D. "Margie" Cagle, 79, of Kenner, La., formerly of Batesville, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Canon Hospice-Elmwood in Jefferson, La.

Services were Monday at the Metairie Chapel of Lamana-Panna-Fallo in Metairie, La. Burial was in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in St. Rose, La. Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home had charge.

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She was preceded in death by her husband Marshall D. Cagle and her parents Frank and Hettie Deltor and her sister Sarah Wells.

Survivors include two sons, Richard C. Cagle of Carriere and Ronald J. Cagle of Destin, Fla.; one sister Jane Gowen of Batesville; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cain, Reverend J. B.
Senatobia, Miss.

Reverend J. B. Cain, 80, of Senatobia, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at his residence.

Services were Wednesday at First United Pentecostal Church of Batesville. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. John Vanverford, Rev. Cecil Walker, Rev. Johnny Tullos and Rev. James Sandy officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Cain, born May 19, 1924, to Ashley and Eller Bell Shell Cain, was a retired minister of the First United Pentecostal Church of Senatobia, which he founded and was a well known retired water well contractor throughout North Mississippi.

Survivors include his wife Hazel Laskie Cain of Senatobia; two sons, Jimmy B. Cain of Ridgeland and Harvey A. Cain of Saucier; two sisters, Dorothy Cain Elliot and Ethel Cain Hammac, both of Brewton, Ala.; three brothers, Narvel Cain of Tyler, Texas, Austin Cain of Batesville and Nelson Cain of Ackerman; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Cain, Sam
Sam Cain, 83, of Marks, died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his residence.

Services are April 1, 2004, at First United Pentecostal Church. Burial will be in Harmony Baptist Cemetery in Kosciusko. Rev. Steve Cannon and Rev. John Goodhue will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Cain, born July 22, 1920, to the late Cass and late Sally Potts Cain, was a security guard and a veteran of WWII in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife Edna Howard Cain of Marks; 10 sons, Anthony Cain of Portland, Ore., David Cain of Searcy, Ark., Phillip Cain of Batesville, Sammy Cain of Marks, Jimmy McLain of Davie, Fla., John King, Jason King, Joel King, Justin King and Jeffery King, all of Clarksdale; three daughters, Debbre Miller of Memphis, Kelli Kelly of Noxapater and Janie Kendall of Oxford; one sister Mable Reed of Marks; 30 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to First United Pentecostal Church, 102 Pettit St., Batesville, MS 38606.

Calvert, Henry Jackson Jr.
Crowder, Miss.

Henry Jackson Calvert Jr., 72, of Crowder, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at Veterans Hospital in Memphis.

Calvert, born April 10, 1932, was retired from Panola Mills, was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the American Legion and a member of Crowder Baptist Church.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Crowder Baptist Church. Burial is in Crowder Cemetery. Rev. Larry Kilgore will officiate. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy H. Calvert of Crowder; two sons, Jack Calvert III of Crowder and Larry Calvert of Marks; two daughters, Ellen Parker of Marks and Carrie McGovern of Sardis; two sisters, Geraldine Bridges of Lambert and Annie Griffith of Memphis, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Crowder Baptist Church or the American Heart Association.

Camire, George Henry
George Henry Camire, 79, of Marks, died Saturday, August 7, 2004, at Quitman County Nursing Home of heart failure.

There will be a private memorial service at a later date. The family will be receiving friends Saturday at Ginger Mitchell’s home, 959 Shady Grove Rd., in Lyon from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. National Funeral Home had charge.

Camire, born Nov. 22, 1925 in Lowell, Mass., was the retired owner of Clarksdale Auto Electric, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of VFW Post #3936.

Survivors include six children, Dennis Camire of Rockville, M.D., Dianne Smith of Clarksdale, Toine Chilcutt of Piggot, Ark., Jon Camire of Sardis, Ginger Mitchell of Lyon and Chip Camire of Juliet, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Camp, Lucious Hale
Water Valley, Miss.
Lucious Hale Camp, 78, of Water Valley, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will be in Camp Family Cemetery in Water Valley. Rev. Ronald Jenkins and Rev. Elvis Vance will officiate. Parker Funeral Home has charge.

Camp, born Aug. 22, 1925, to Leroy Camp and Lillie Wright Camp, was a heavy equipment operator and farmer. He served during WWII in the U.S. Army as Staff Sgt. He was also a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Water Valley.

Survivors include his wife Martha Shields Camp of Water Valley; three daughters, Ann Turner of Batesville, and Carolyn "Spin" Smith and Hilda Gregory, both of Water Valley; one brother Luther Lee "Dude" Camp of Bruce; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Campbell, Randricous Elijah
Batesville, MS

Randricous Elijah Campbell, 1, of Batesville, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at his residence of natural causes.

Services were Sunday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. J.N. Mobley will officiate. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home has charge.

Survivor include his parents, Chantray Crump and Randy Campbell; grandparents, Tommy and Emma Hall of Batesville and Chester and Martha Campbell of Sardis.

Campbell, Samuel L.
Batesville, MS
Samuel L. Campbell, 78, of Batesville, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis of heart failure.

Services were Friday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Blackjack Cemetery. Dr. Robert Self officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Campbell, born January 8, 1926, to the late James Jefferson and the late Lois Griffis Campbell, was a member of First Baptist Church and a retired factory worker for Muscle Shoals Rubber Company of Batesville.

Survivors include four sisters, Robbie Campbell of Sardis, Jeffie Campbell and Betty Campbell Moore, both of Batesville and Voncille Campbell Tarver of Oxford; and one brother James Campbell.

Cannon, Dewey C.
Dewey C. Cannon, 82, of Batesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Services are Friday at 11 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial is at Pine Flat Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home has charge.

Cannon served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a corporal. He was a member of Pine Flat United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing Rook, fishing, hunting and gardening. Cannon was a retired warehouse manager for Crooks Terminal in Chicago, Ill.

Survivors include his wife Sylvia Sanders Cannon of Batesville; one daughter Donna Acanfora of Valparaiso, Ind.; two sons, Larry G. Cannon of Charleston, Ill. and Dennis N. Cannon of Valparaiso, Ind.; two sisters, Corine Rose of Courtland and Dorothy Upchurch of Water Valley; one brother Elroy Cannon of Spokane, Wa.; and seven grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to Pine Flat Cemetery Fund or American Cancer Society.

Carlisle, Dorothy Lucille
Marks, Miss.
Dorothy Lucille Carlisle, 85, of Marks, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Quitman County Hospital of heart failure.

Carlisle, born May 26, 1919, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marks and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Graveside services were Saturday at Marks Cemetery. Rev. James Tidwell officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include three sisters, Gircie Terry of Tampa, Fla., Nettie Fowler of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Mary Pund of Batesville and several nieces and nephews.

Carpenter, Mary Doris Carlisle
Mary Doris Carlisle Carpenter, 67, of Sardis, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville of heart failure.

Services were Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Surrett Cemetery in Arkabutla. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Carpenter, born June 28, 1936, to Harvey and Della Mae Reed Carlisle, was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Tunica.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Sowell Manues of Tunica and Shelia Sowell Castleman of Cordova, Tenn.; two sons, George Terry Sowell and Larry Mosley, both of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister Shirley Carlisle Dover of Sardis; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Earl Carpenter.

Carr, Walter Guy
Walter Guy Carr, 58, of Courtland, died Friday, September 24, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Carr was a truck driver.

Services were Sunday at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church in Courtland. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include his wife Rose Sanford of Courtland; three daughters, Shelia Carr, Patricia Todd and Barbara Todd, all of Courtland; five sons, Gregory Carr, Calvin Sanford, Travis Carr, William Carr and Alexander Carr, all of Courtland; two sisters, Robbie Lee and Jessie M. Carr, both of Batesville; five brothers, George Wright, Robert Carr, Charles Carr and Adolph Carr, all of Batesville and James Carr of Kansas City, Kansas and eleven grandchildren.

Caruthers, Ruby Lee
Ruby Lee Caruthers, 72, formerly of Sardis, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Desoto in Southaven.

Services were Friday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Sardis. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Steve Cannon officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Caruthers, born Oct. 11, 1931, to the late James "Jack" Childress and the late Ethel Taylor Childress, was a clerk for the Dept. of Human Services and a member of Union Baptist Church near Sardis.

Survivors include one daughter Suzan Hyde of Sardis; two sons, Charles Caruthers Jr. of Kosciusko and Scott Caruthers of Sardis; and four grandchildren.

She was the widow of Charles K. Caruthers.

Cathey, Carl Noise
Carl Noise Cathey, 58, of Memphis, died Saturday, August, 14, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. Roy Allen and Rev. Pierce Lyons will officiate. Visitation is at Mt. Zion M.B. Church Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Cathey, born Feb. 20, 1946, to the late Coleman Cathey and the late Pearlean Kerney Cathey, was a factory worker for Chromcraft and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church. He was also an usher.

Survivors include his wife Eva Cathey of Sardis; one daughter Anna Jones of Batesville; two sons, Saiderick Jones of Laurel and Andrea Jones of Sardis; two brothers, Jimmy Cathey of Roosevelt, N.Y. and Coleman Cathey Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif.; five sisters, Jean Austin and Barbara Jean, both of Wheatley, N.Y., Jacqueline Cleveland of Roosevelt, N.Y. and Alice Morris of Bellwood, Ill. and 14 grandchildren.

Cavness, Hazel White
Clarksdale, MS
Hazel White Cavness, 62, of Clarksdale, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Services were Monday at National Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Rev. Edd Lawrence officiated. National Funeral Home had charge.
Cavness, born April 28, 1941, to the late Adam Gullick and the late Cora Spencer, was a graduate of Phillips Community College and a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband Billy Cavness of Clarksdale; six daughters, Teresa White Piselli, Vicki White Maevers, both of Clarksdale, Sharon Brammer of Indianapolis, Ind., Kim Webb of Walls, Lisa Weiland of Holly Springs and Angie Rogers of Flora; three sons, Johnny Cavness of Clarksdale, Billy Cavness of Blythville, Ark. and Chris "Skidder" Laster of Paducah, Ky.; six sisters, Reet Fondren of Clarksdale, Flo Fuller of Walls, Gail Savoie of Tunica, Marsha Baker and Charlotte Walker, both of Paducah, Ky. and Rachel Winters of Water Valley; one brother Joey Gullick of San Antonio, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Belinda White and a grandson Jaylon Cavness.

Chapman, Virginia Dale Marberry
Virginia Dale Marberry Chapman, 81, of Batesville, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Desoto Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial will be in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dr. Martin Case and Rev. Don Bishop will officiate. Dickins Funeral has charge.

Chapman, born Sept. 5, 1922, to the late Nunnie Marberry and the late Sarah Dale Hawkins Marberry, was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband Herbert William Chapman of Batesville; one son Jackie Chapman; one daughter Sherry Chapman Fink of Batesville; and one grandchild.

All memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Ave., Batesville, Miss 38606.

Childress, Mary Ardith Scallorn
Mary Ardith Scallorn Childress, 85, of Sardis, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services were Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Sardis. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Hal Johnson officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Childress, born Nov. 22, 1918, to the late George Andrews and late Cappie Durham Scallorn, was a secretary for Home Insurance in Memphis and a member of Sardis Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband Irby Childress of Sardis; three sisters, Clara Fry and Marjorie Coleman, both of Sardis and Katie Armstrong of Como

Childs, Milton Davis
Batesville, MS
Milton Davis Childs, age 95, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2004, at the home of his daughter. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Forrest Memorial Park of Batesville.

Mr. Childs was born Jan. 1, 1909, in Batesville to the late James William and Nettie Frances Varner Childs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Mill Childs, of 64 years, his two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his daughter Martha Jo Childs Hall and her husband Don Hall of Batesville; one sister Elizabeth Childs Browning of Batesville; and one brother Edward Childs of Hernando; two granddaughters, Lisa Hartman and her husband Gary of Batesville and Kathy Barber and her husband Mark of Pensacola, Fla.; two step-grandchildren, Don Hall Jr. and Rene Deyoung of Olive Branch. He is also survived by one great-grandson Joshua Childs Thomason and four great-granddaughters.

Mr. Childs lived his entire life in the Mt. Olivet Community. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church for over 80 years, where he held many offices through the years. He was also a mason. Mr. Childs was a farmer in his earlier years and worked to build the Sardis Dam. He also drove a school bus for many years and worked for Mrs. Alice Chambers. In his later years he was employed by Panola County.

Mr. Childs loved life and never met a stranger. He had recently celebrated his 95th birthday with many family and friends.

Memorials may be sent to the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Youth Building Fund, Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 60 Hunt Rd., Batesville, MS 38606 or a charity of donor’s choice.

Cockrell, Kenneth "Red"
Kenneth "Red" Cockrell, 67, formerly of Pope, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, La.

Services were Saturday at Welsh Funeral Home in Gonzales, La. Rev. Clint Johnson officiated. Welsh Funeral Home had charge.

Cockrell, born Aug. 23, 1936, was a retired tankerman with CGI.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Cockrell of St. Amant, La.; two brothers, Terell Cockrell of Pope and Gerald Cockrell of Memphis, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents Horace and Beatrice Womble Cockrell.

Coleman, Marjorie S.
Marjorie S. Coleman, 88, of Sardis, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Sardis Community Nursing Home in Sardis.

Coleman, born May 31, 1916, to the late George Scallorn and the late Cappie Durham Scallorn, was a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church.

Services were Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Mr. Hal Johnson and Rev. James Cox officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh U. Coleman.

Survivors include one daughter Dixie P. Fernandez of Coffeeville; one son Ronnie Coleman of Batesville; two sisters, Katie Armstrong of Como and Clara Fry of Sardis; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Connard, Warner
Clarksville, Tenn
Warner Connard, 58, of Clarksville, Tenn. died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville.

Services were Saturday at East Antioch in Coldwater. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Connard was a retired Army SS E6, employed by Quebeca Printing and was a member of Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ when he was a child growing up.

Survivors include his wife Emma Connard; one daughter Dana S. Conner of Denver, Colo.; two sons, Warner P. Marshall of Senatobia and Brian E. Connard of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one sister Lillie Merriweather of Coldwater; two brothers, Willie James Connard of Atlanta, Ga. and Willie A. Ruffin of Memphis and five grandchildren.

Conner, Kenneth Derrell
Kenneth Derrell Conner, 28, of Courtland, died Saturday, June 26, 2004.

Services were Thursday at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Walter Newson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. had charge.

Conner, born Jan. 1, 1976 in Batesville, to Freeman Allen Hentz and Lorine Ellis Conner, both of Batesville, was a laborer for Thermos Company and a member of Mt. Gillion M.B. Church in Sardis.

Survivors, in addition to his parents include his step father, Rev. Mark Conner of Batesville; his grandparents, Betty Lou Ellis and LeAnna Baker, both of Batesville; five sisters, Teresa Barksdale, Sharon Conner, Felecia Hines, Tameka Gibbins, all of Batesville and Stephanie Holman of Courtland; and four brothers, Marcus Conner and Tyrone Pinkins, both of Batesville, Jeremy Conner of Atlanta, Ga. and Christopher Conner of Marks.

Cook, William L. "Bill"  Jr.
William L. "Bill" Cook Jr. of Batesville died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven of heart failure.

Services are today at First United Methodist Church in Batesville at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Don Bishop, Rev. Martin Case and Rev. Barry Male will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Cook, born July 1, 1949, to the late William Leslie and the late Mary Elizabeth Roberts Cook, was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Cook was serving his second year as Rotary Assistant Governor of District 6800. He had responsibility for Batesville, Clarksdale, Como, Quitman County, Sardis and Senatobia as part of the Rotary Club. He joined the Rotary Club of Batesville in 1984 and served two terms as President. During his tenure, the Batesville Club has achieved the largest single year membership gain in the history of the club and won the District 6800 Award for membership development. He has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by the club for outstanding achievement and services.

Cook practiced law in Batesville for the last 24 years. He was listed in "Who’s Who in American Law" and served as President of the Panola County Bar Association, as well as the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Mississippi State Bar. He served as a member of the Mississippi State Board of Bar Admissions and as chairperson of the Bar’s Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. He was a former member of the Bar’s Ethics Committee. He served on numerous committees as a member of the American Bar Association, and the American and Mississippi Trial Lawyers Associations. He was a shriner and a mason.

Cook received both his bachelor of arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Ole Miss, where he was awarded membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, national honorary leadership and scholastic society. He was a member of the Ole Miss Law School’s Lamar Order and past officer of the Panola County Ole Miss Alumni Association.

Cook was a licensed pilot and his hobbies included flying and traveling with his wife and family.
Survivors include his wife Mary Jo Dorr Cook of Batesville; one daughter Maribeth Cook of Batesville; two sons, Leslie Patton Cook and Wiliam Roberts Cook, both of Batesville; and one brother Robert Calvin "Bob" Cook of Germantown.

All memorials may be sent to Batesville Rotary Club or Batesville First United Methodist Church.

Cooke, Fannie Mae Gore
Marks, MS
Fannie Mae Gore Cooke, 96, of Marks, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Grenada Lake Medical Center of heart failure.

Services were Wednesday at West Marks Baptist Church. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Rev. Tim Mims officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Cooke, born June 30, 1907, was a homemaker and a member of West Marks Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son William Raymond Cooke of Mobile, Ala.; six daughters, Olene Phillips of Dyserburg, Tenn., Maxine Mullins of Starkville, Vivian Verno of Peoria, Ariz., Betty Barnes of Filmore, N.Y., Mavis Greene of Muscle Shoals, Ala. and Linda Foster of Grenada; two brothers, Julian Gore of Huntsville, Ala. and Howard Gore of Aurora, Colo.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 12 great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband William B. "Doc" Cooke.

Sydney Jannette Coopwood
Batesville, Miss.

Sydney Jannette Coopwood, 39, of Batesville, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.

Coopwood was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

A memorial service was held Monday at Coleman Chapel Funeral Home. Coleman Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her husband Thomas Earl Coopwood of Olive Branch; three daughters, Wendy Rouse of Athens, Ala., Dana Bailey and Debbie Bailey, both of Douglasville, Ga.; her parents Larry Burke of West Helena, Ark. and Ida Mae Andrews of Louisville, Ky.; one sister Robin Board of Louisville, Ky. and one brother Jeff Burke of West Helena, Ark.

Cornelison, Hazel Marie Mills
Hazel Marie Mills Cornelison, 68, of Walls, died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at Baptist Desoto of heart failure.

Cornelison, born Jan. 11, 1937, was a member of Blue Lake Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Blue Lake Baptist Church in Lambert. Burial is in Lambert Cemetery. Rev. Terry Pickard will officiate. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors include one son John Cornelison Jr. of Pelahatchie; three daughters, Linda Marie Pickard of Hernando, Brenda Prewitt of Senatobia and Wanda Jean Bynum of Byram; her mother Lorene Farris Mills of Lambert; two sisters, Martha McCullar and Glenda Cosby, both of Batesville; three brothers, Larry Mills of Oakland, Charles Mills of Water Valley and Jimmy Mills of Lambert; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Coston, Ruby Odell Wiggs
Ruby Odell Wiggs Coston, 90, of Crenshaw, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Senatobia Convalescent Center of heart failure.

Services were Wednesday, June 16, at Kimbro Funeral Home. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery in Longtown. Bro. Lester McMullen and Bro. Wesley Davis officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Coston, born Oct. 4, 1913, was a homemaker and a member of Sarah Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Burling of Kingsland, Calif. and Sue Woolfolk McMullen of Sardis; one son James Coston of Elkmont, Ala.; one sister Kate Winters of Sardis; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orbie Coston; and one son Doyle Coston.

Cotton, Thomas Lee
Thomas Lee Cotton, 47, of Sardis, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

There will be no services.

Cotton, born Dec. 15, 1956, to the late James Beatty and late Muriel Lucille Millette Cotton, was a member of Central Academy Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son Thad D. Pennington of Central Point, La.; one daughter Crystal Cotton of Lake Village, Ark.; one sister Lynn Cotton Krol of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; and one grandson.

Cox, Lisa Bolen
Lisa Bolen Cox, 31, of Batesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at her residence of heart failure.

Services were Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville. Rev. Charles Locke officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Cox, born Feb. 2, 1973, to the late Bobby Ray Bolen and Lois Ann Burns Bolen, was a homemaker.

Survivors include her son Brian Ray Cox of Batesville; her mother Lois Ann Burnes Bolen of Batesville; and a grandmother Lila Faye Burns of Batesville.

She was preceded in death by her father Bobby Ray Bolen.

Cox, Rev. Mack "Bo" Jr.
Rev. Mack "Bo" Cox Jr., 63, of Crowder, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.

Services were held Sunday, Nov. 28, at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where he was an associate minister, with burial in Crowder Cemetery. M.J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Home in Memphis had charge.

He was an employee of the South Panola School District and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie M. Cox; three daughters, Maxine Thaddies of Tunica and Jill Cox and Carolyn C. Orr, both of Crowder; two sons, Mack E. Cox and Russell W. Cox, both of Crowder; a stepdaughter, LaTonyia Green of Clarksdale; his mother, Jancy A. Green, and a sister, Vallie Ree Wilkins, both of Crowder; a brother, Rev. Christopher Lawrence Cox of Milwaukee, Wis., 11 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Craddler, Joe
Clarksdale, Miss.
Joe Craddler, 61, of Clarksdale, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, of heart failure at his residence.

Craddler, born Jan. 8, 1943, was a member of St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church.

Services were Friday at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church. Min. John E. Givins officiated. Burial was in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Robinson and Son Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include his wife Julia Craddler of Clarksdale; five daughters, Julia Hill, Flora Harris and Linda White, all of Clarksdale, Sarah Williams of Memphis, Tenn. and Sharon Randolph of Robinsonville; six sons, Joe Collins of Atlanta, Ga., Freddie Collins, George Collins and Ben Collins, all of Clarksdale, Henry White and Leon Archer, both of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother Henry Earl Craddler of Clarksdale; 22 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and a special granddaughter, Angela Collins.

Crawley, Joe L.
Joe L. Crawley, 75, of Batesville, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford of heart failure.

Services were Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was at Sardis Lake Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Melvin Crawley and Bro. Kevin Crofford officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Crawley, born July 7, 1928, to the late Joe and the late Cordie Bridwell Crawley, was a retired pipe welder.

Survivors include his wife Rubenia Stroup Crawley of Sardis; one daughter Janis Crawley Cathcart of Batesville; two sons, Dr. Willard Crawley of Horn Lake and Larry Crawley of Wyandotte, Mich.; one brother Tiger Crawley of Batesville; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Criddle, Helen Rose Todd
Helen Rose Todd Criddle, 65, of Batesville, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Baptist Desoto in Southaven.

Services were Friday at Kimbro Funeral Home Chapel in Marks. Burial was in Crowder Cemetery. Rev. Mike Dutton officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Criddle, born Sept. 7, 1938, to the late John O’Reilly and the late Velma Fontaine Todd, was an employee at Barth Manufacturing.

Survivors include three daughters, Kitty Golden of Crowder, Vanessa Russell of Batesville and step-daughter Debbie Criddle of Texas; four sons, Roger Golden and Thomas Anthony III, both of Batesville, step-sons, Tommy Criddle III of Columbus and Ricky Criddle of Illinois; four sisters, Shirley Golden and Lynn Pruitt, both of Lambert, Trudy Kilgore of Manchester, Tenn. and Hazel Deering of Natchez; and seven grandchildren.

Crouch, Edward Ray
Broken Arrow, OK
Edward Ray Crouch, 83, formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Services were Monday at Woodlake Assembly of God in Tulsa, Okla. Burial was in Park Grove Cemetery. Pastor Ted Heaston officiated. Hayhurst Funeral Home had charge.

Crouch, born Sept. 26, 1920, to the late James Monroe and Edna Delene Bankston Crouch, was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He was a maintenance supervisor for Ford Motor Company in Sharonville, Ohio before retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed working on cars, yard work and fishing. He was a member of Woodlake Assembly of God.

Survivors include one daughter Iva Tatum of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sons, Darwin "Danny" Ray Crouch of Prescott, Ariz. and James Crouch of Bixby, Okla; three brothers, Eugene Crouch and Elliot Crouch, both of Batesville and Wilbourn Crouch of Mindenmines, Mo.; two sisters, Clara Murphy of Batesville and Lucille Inman of Athens, Ala.; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor Ernestine Pound. All memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Crowell, Floyd B.
Newport, Tn

East Tennessee Tire & Retreading Company co-founder Floyd B. Crowell Jr., 68, died on Saturday morning after a lengthy illness.

Crowell and his partner, Herb Sane, of Parrottsville founded the tire company in 1982. Before that, they had worked together many years at Newport Industrial Products, (later Ace Products) the Newport Firestone tire manufacturing plant.

One of his close friends and former co-workers was Fred Mobley, former Firestone plant manager, who said that Crowell was " a very devout Christian and will be sadly missed."

"Floyd always had this yearning to own a recapping and retreading business. In 1982, his dream was realized when he resigned from Ace Products and with Herb Sane they started East Tennessee Tire & Retreading Company," said Mobley.

Crowell was born in Batesville and graduated from Panola County High School, Northwest Junior College in Senatobia and got his degree from Mississippi State University at Starkville.

He studied industrial management and got his first job with Firestone Corporation in Memphis as a supervisor in the reclaiming division.

In 1961, he married the former Bettie Kinard of Louisville. They have one son Mike Crowell. In 1970, he was transferred to the Newport Industrial Products (later Ace Products) plant where he was the production manager. He and his wife moved to Morristown in 1969.

Rubber products made at the Newport plant were semi-pneumatic tires, which were used on agricultural equipment, lawn and garden equipment and toys. In 1981, Firestone sold the plant to Ace Products. Crowell stayed on and helped the company expand the plant by adding rubber mixing equipment and new lines of products. He was instrumental in the start-up of the new equipment and products and later used his vast knowledge and experience to build his own company.

After Sane retired from East Tenn. Tire, Crowell’s son, Mike joined the business fulltime as co-owner, although he had heled for many years while attending high school and Carson-Newman College.
After his long illness of colon cancer, Crowell passed on Saturday, March 27, 2004. Graveside services were Tuesday at First Hamblen Memory Gardens of Morristown. Allen’s Funeral Home had charge.

(Reprinted courtesy of The Newport Plain Talk, Newport, TN.)