Obituaries – 2004 – F

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (F)

~ 2004 ~

Farmer, Willie C.
Willie C. Farmer, 80, of Sardis, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at his residence.

Services are Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Morris M.B. Church in Sardis. Visitation is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at Henderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the cemetery of Morris M.B. Church. Rev. L.H. Harris will officiate. Henderson Funeral Home has charge.

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Farmer, born Sept. 8, 1923, to the late Alsia Farmer and late Bay Cox, was a member of Morris Chapel M.B. Church in Sardis.

Survivors included his wife Bessie Farmer of Sardis; eight daughters, Mary Shorter, Emma Roberson, Katie Gross and Bonnie Lamar, all of Sardis, Fannie Farmer, Earlie Mae Farmer and Terry Washington, all of Milwaukee, Wis. and Josephine Jackson of Como; two sons, Roy Young and Mack A. Farmer, both of Milwaukee, Wis; and 100 grandchildren.

Faulkner, Gerald
Gerald Faulkner, 57, of Abbeville, died Jan. 28, 2004, at his residence of natural causes.

Services are Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Springfield M.B. Church in Abbeville. Visitation is Tuesday Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Burial will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Abbeville. Rev. Jerry Malone will officiate. Eddie Robinson & Son Funeral Home has charge.

Faulkner, born on Apr. 10, 1946, was a Janitor at ICS Gordon Headstart Center.

Survivors include his wife Lorraine Faulkner of Abbeville; one daughter Annette Folson; one son Mark Gipson of Shreveport, La.; one sister Doris Jefferson of Abbeville; and two grandchildren.

Faulkner, James Edward "Ben"
Batesville, Miss.

James Edward "Ben" Faulkner, 88, of Batesville, died Friday, August 27, 2004, at V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. of heart failure.

Faulkner, born Feb. 24, 1916, to the late James Ransom and the late Ada Christine Kiihnl Faulkner, was a retired auto mechanic, a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and a member of Batesville Church of Christ.

Services were Sunday at the Batesville Church of Christ. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery. Mr. Robert Rawson and Mr. Michael Bates officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include his wife Helen Clark Faulkner of Batesville; one daughter Cordelia Faulkner Kelper of Batesville; one son James Edward Faulkner of Mt. Pleasant; one nephew Preston Faulkner of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Batesville Church of Christ Building Fund.

Ferrell, Jessie Sr.
Jessie Ferrell Sr., 59, of Batesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at his residence.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Spring Hill ASA M.B. Church in Courtland. Burial was in Spring Hill ASA Cemetery. Rev. Louis Wilson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge.

Ferrell, born Aug. 6, 1944, to the late Chester and Famous Ferrell, was a forklift driver for Batesville Compress where he worked for 24 years. He was also a former employee of Staplcotn and a member of Spring Hill ASA M.B. Church.

Survivors include his wife B. Willie Ferrell of Batesville; his mother Famous Ferrell of Courtland, four sons, Jessie Ferrell Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Curtis Ferrell, Roy Ferrell and Terry Ferrell, all of Batesville; five daughters, Barbara Ann Smith, Vanessa Ferrell, Mary Ferrell, Darlene Hubbard and Patricia Ferrell, all of Batesville; three sisters, Joyce Brown of Memphis, Mary Ferrell of Chicago, Ill. and Lela Norwood of Batesville; six brothers, Tony Ferrell of Cleveland, Ohio, Willie Ferrell, James Ferrell, Terry Ferrell, Perry Ferrell and Rickey Ferrell, all of Batesville; and 11 grandchildren.

Flippo, Martha Ledbetter
Pope, Miss.
Martha Ledbetter Flippo, 76, of Pope, died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at her residence of heart failure.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Bruce. Rev. Al Mullan officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Flippo, born Oct. 1, 1927, to Jake Morris and Winnie McCormick Ledbetter, was a member of Pope Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband W.E. Flippo.

Survivors include three daughters, Martha Faye Turman of Pope, Deborah Kaye Roach of Cabot, Ark. and Lisa Joe Lewellyn of Munford, Tenn.; one son James K. Flippo of Pope; one sister Bobbie L. Henry of Houlka; three brothers, R.C. Ledbetter of Banner, J.M. Ledbetter Jr. of Pope and T.M. Ledbetter of Bruce and six grandchildren, Allen Turman, Michelle Weatherley, David Elliot Roach, Brandon Lewellyn, Elizabeth Flippo and Brittany Flippo.

Florence, Rosa Leigh Pou
Rosa Leigh Pou Florence, 83, of Courtland, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at her residence.

Services were Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at Pope Baptist Church in Pope. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Rev. Allen Mullen officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Florence, born Aug. 16, 1920, to the late Gavin Henry Pou and the late Katie Leigh Pou, graduated from Ms State College for Women and became a school teacher. She was a member of the Pope Baptist Church and The Womans Club.

Survivors include one son Tommy Florence of Courtland; one daughter Margaret Barnhart of Atalissa, Iowa.; one sister Katherine Weeks of Hernando; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Albert Florence. All memorials may be made to Pope Baptist Church in Pope, Ms 38658.

Flowers, Inez McCullar
Inez McCullar Flowers, 74, of Oakland, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at her residence.

Services were Monday at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Enid. Rev. Carol Beardain and Rev. Terry Brown officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Flowers, born April 20, 1929, to the late Floyd McCullar and the late Clyde Pitcock McCullar, was a LPN and a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband T.J. Flowers of Oakland; one son Michael Flowers of Pope; four daughters, Mary Ann Churchill of Hot Springs, Ark., Joyce Holmes of Little Rock, Ark., Rosa Knichel of Southaven and Judy Brown of Jackson, Tenn.; one brother Stanley McCullar of Flint, Mich.; four sisters, Frances Floyd of Nesbit, Ruth Sweat of Dallas, Texas, Mattie Sue Stephens of Phoenix, Ariz. and Loy McMinn of Water Valley; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son Ronnie and daughter Debra Kay. All memorials may be made to Unity Hospice Care, 6810 Crumpler Rd., Suite 3011, Olive Branch, MS 38654 or Oak Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Melvin Toole, 92 Enid Teasdale Rd., Enid, MS 38927.

Floyd, Toy Witt
Toy Witt Floyd, 92, of Sardis, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Floyd, born July 6, 1912 in Ripley, to the late John Witt and Caroline Jones Witt, was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and a retired registered nurse. After retiring as public health nurse in 1979, she worked at the Sardis nursing home.

Services were Monday at Sardis United Methodist Church. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. Jim Cox officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dan Floyd.

Survivors include one daughter Martha F. Barefield of Houston, Texas; one son Dan "Buddy" Floyd of Saratoga, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Fly, Marion F.
Marion F. Fly, 56, of Charleston, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at his residence.

Services were Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery in Coffeeville. Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston had charge.

Fly, born Nov. 11, 1948, was retired from Mississippi State Forestry Commission.

Survivors include his wife Dora Beckwith Fly of Charleston; two daughters, Serena Woods of Grenada and Beth Harper of Charleston; his mother Minnie Fly of Charleston; three brothers, John Fly of Grenada, Jimmie Dale Fly of Charleston and Robert Fly of Laurel; two sisters, Barbara Fike of Sardis and Francine Glass of Charleston; and four grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to Goshin Cemetery Fund in Coffeeville.

Foley, William G.
Sardis, Miss.
William G. Foley, 72, of Sardis, died Monday, August 16, 2004, at his farm.

Services and burial are today at Forest Hill South Funeral Home in Memphis, Tenn. Forest Hill South Funeral Home has charge.

Foley was a retired engineer for Illinois Central Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his sister Iva Mae Davenport.

Survivors include his wife Frances Facello Foley; two sons, Joseph M. Foley, of Memphis, Tenn. and Richard W. Foley of Holt, Fla.; one daughter Frances Gayle Foley Burke of Sardis; one brother Nate Foley of Cocoa, Fla.; two sisters, Mildred Weaver and Ernie Lee Dew Satterfield, both of Germantown, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Chad Franks, Freddie Lee Burke, William L. Foley and Shelby L. Foley and four great-grandchildren, Anthony Ivy, Amanda Ivy, Joseph Ivy and Katelyne Kimbrell.

Memorials may be sent to Cedar View Baptist Church, 3300 Hwy. 305, Olive Branch, Miss. 38654 or Peach Creek Baptist Church, 3107 Parks Place Road, Como, Miss. 38619.

Fondren, Rosalyn Rochelle
Rosalyn Rochelle Fondren, 23, of Batesville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at her residence of heart disease.

Services were Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Hodges Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Batesville Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her parents, Linda and George Fondren, both of Batesville; three sisters, Stephanie Fondren of Sardis, Chasity Fondren and Yolanda Fondren, both of Batesville; one brother Marcus Fondren of Batesville; her grandparents, Agnes and Spencer Jones of Sardis and Lewis Fondren of Batesville.

Fontenot, Nancy Ross Carothers "Nan"
Nancy Ross Carothers Fontenot, 83, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at her residence.

Graveside services were Friday at Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Bo Thompson officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Fontenot, born on Aug. 30, 1920, to the late John Boothe and the late Leona Lewis Carothers, was a secretary for Shape and Dome Pharmaceuticals and a member of Rayne Memorial Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband Allen Ray Fontenot Sr. of New Orleans, La.; one son Allen Ray Fontenot Jr. of New Orleans, La.; two sisters, James Carothers Herron and Sara Boothe Carothers Vance, both of Batesville; one brother Oliver Smylie Carothers of Baskin, La.; and three grandchildren.

All memorials may be mailed to American Lung Society, Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

Ford, James L.
Courtland, MS
James L. Ford, 77, of Courtland, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.

Services were Monday at Salem M.B. Church in Courtland. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery in Batesville. Rev. Larry Itson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. had charge.

Ford, born Sept. 29, 1926, to the late Ida Sanford, was a retired truck driver and a member of Salem M.B. Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Ida Williams of Courtland and Jimmie Mays of Independence; five sons, Dennis Ford, Roy Ford, Bobby Ford, George Ford and Billy Ford, all of Courtland; one sister Lizzie Ford of Batesville; and one brother Joe Ford of Courtland; 30 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and six great great-grandchildren.

Ford, Jean H.
Batesville, Miss.
Jean H. Ford, 75, of Batesville, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital in Birmingham of heart failure.

Ford, born Oct. 2, 1929, to the late Buck and Eddie Lou Tramell Horne, was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery in Oxford. Rev. Gerald Walker officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Lloyd Ford.

Survivors include three daughters, Amy Ford Hersey of Alabaster, Ala., Donna Rutherford Speakman of Somerville, Ala. and Dorothy Rutherford Coleman of Greenville, Ala.; two sisters, Dorothy Horne Bolin of Ashland, Ohio and Kathy Horne Woolfolk of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Ford, Willie Roy "Buster"
Willie Roy "Buster" Ford, 95, of Courtland, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at Beverly HealthCare of Batesville of heart failure.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial is in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Batesville. Rev. Rex Pittman and Rev. Ray Legge will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Ford, born Feb. 8, 1909, to the late Mims and late Eddie Lewallen Ford, was a retired ABF Truck Driver of Little Rock, Ark. He was a founding member of the Enid Lake Baptist Church in Enid.

Survivors include his wife Louise Brown Ford of Courtland; one daughter Mae Bell Ford Ragon of Courtland; one son Willie Euel Ford of Coldwater; one sister Lillian Ford McClain of Memphis; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to Heritage Hospice of Olive Branch or The Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Franklin. Winnie Ree Sartin
Winnie Ree Sartin Franklin, 82, of Oxford, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Services were Sunday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Oxford. Rev. Jerry Patterson and Rev. Buster Clark officiated. Waller Funeral Home had charge.

Franklin was a retired sales clerk at Morgan and Lindsey Five and Dime Store. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a faithful Sunday school teacher. She was also a former member and Sunday school teacher at Shiloh Baptist Church. She was a foster grandparent at North Mississippi Regional Center and she volunteered at the Food Pantry.

She was preceded in death by her husband Johnnie Franklin.

Survivors include three sisters, Eva Sartin Ellzey of Batesville, Ruth Sartin Smith of Oxford and Emily Sartin Menhel of Antioch, Tenn., and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Shiloh Cemetery Fund.

Franks, Viola Mandy
Crenshaw, MS
Viola Mandy Franks, 93, of Crenshaw, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.

Services are Saturday at St. Phillip M.B. Church in Crenshaw. Burial will be in Wesley United Methodist Cemetery in Birdie. Rev. Larry G. Gozart will officiate. Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. has charge.

Franks, born Sept. 5, 1910 in Birdie, to the late Tom Orr and late Callie Hunt Orr, was a housewife and a member of St. Phillip M.B. Church where she served as a mother. She was also a member of Heroines of Jericho and was a club leader.

Survivors include three daughters, Dortha Henderson of Crenshaw, Barnice Burnette of Detroit, Mich. and Brenda McNiel of Memphis; three sons, Robert Burnette, Larry Burnette and Reb Burnette, all of Detroit, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren.