Obituaries – 2004 – L

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (L)

~ 2004 ~

Ladd, Betheny
Betheny Ladd, 93, formerly of Batesville, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004, at Grenada Lake Medical Center of natural causes.

Services were Monday at Antioch M.B. Church in Courtland. Burial was in Antioch M.B. Church Cemetery. Rev. Jessie Frison officiated. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors had charge.

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Laney, Doris Laverne 
Martin, Tenn.0
Doris Laverne Laney, 82, formerly of Enid, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Van Ayer Manor Nursing Home in Martin, Tenn.

Graveside services were Sunday at Bethel Cemetery in Teasdale. Roger S. Oldham officiated. Murphy Funeral Home of Martin, Tenn. had charge.

Laney, a homemaker, attended the First Baptist Church in Martin and was a member of Oakhaven Baptist Church in Memphis.

Survivors include one son David Laney of Collerville, Tenn.; one daughter Donna Jones of Martin, Tenn.; one sister Thelma James of Memphis; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Louis Laney; and her parents, Pryor B. Newman and Jeannie Flowers Newman.

Laster, Leo Frankie
Batesville, MS
Leo Frankie Laster, 85, of Batesville, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Services were Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Sardis Lake Baptist Church Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Laster, born Aug. 18, 1918, to James Brown and Mary Frances Deadman Laster, was a retired carpenter and bridge builder for Illinois Central Railroad. He was also a WWII U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife Mary Magaline Dunn Laster of Batesville; four daughters, Fran Laster Flemons of Clarksdale, Carolyn Laster Walker of Cleveland, Barbara Laster Black of Oxford and Betty Laster Robertson of Batesville; four sons, Frank Laster, Donald Joe Laster and David Laster, all of Batesville and Paul Laster of Fort Payne, Ala.; two sisters, Carlene Laster White and Mildred Laster Morman, both of Charleston; one brother Emmette Laster of New Albany; 34 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 4 great great-grandchildren.

Latta, Emily
Emily Latta, 99, of Marks, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks of heart failure.

Services were Monday at Marks Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery. Rev. Laurie Jones officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Latta, born Sept. 30, 1904, was retired from Marks Tractor Co. and U.S. Postal Service in Wylie, Texas. She was also a member of Marks Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school for many years at Young’s Chapel.

Survivors include one niece Mary Ada Latta Whiteaker; two great nieces, Barbara Bate and Denise Clark; and four great nephews, Greg Whiteaker, Scott Whiteaker, Bryan Bate and Denny Bate.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Murray Latta and Thomas Forgey Latta; and one sister Helen Latta Gray.

Legge, Mitchell Wayne "Mitch"
Mitchell Wayne Legge, 44, of Batesville, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial was at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery in Sardis. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Legge, born on Dec. 15,1959, to Bob Legge and Mathello Burgland Legge, both of Batesville, was a self-employed furniture refinisher and upholsterer.

In addition to his parents, survivors include one son Logan Parish of Oxford; his stepmother Bobbie Ann Legge of Batesville; one sister Debbie Legge Abernathy of Paris; and one brother Bill Legge of Senatobia.

Leidner, Lindy R. "Ty"
Lindy R. "Ty" Leidner, 47, of Jacksonville, N.C., died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at his home.

Services were Thursday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville Chapel. Rev. Joel Kettner officiated. Burial with military honors followed at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Jones Funeral Home had charge.

Leidner served with the United States Navy and worked at Pet Warehouse in Jacksonville.

Survivors include his wife Cynthia Smith Leidner, formerly of Batesville, of Jacksonville; two daughters, Cori Tinsley and Lauren Tinsley, both of Jacksonville; mother and stepfather, Janice J. and Elvin L. Hoskins of Longwood, Fla.; two sisters, Christy Ann Pryor of Altamonte Springs, Fla. and Lauren Kelley Scioscia of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Richard Brown of Alton, Ill. and Reese Scott Hoskins of Joliet, Ill.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice Foundation, c/o Continuum Home Health and Hospice, 3391 Henderson Dr. Extension, Jacksonville, NC 28546.

Lewis, Edith Teen
Edith Teen Lewis, 87, of Como, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
Lewis was a member of Howard Chapel C.M.E. Church.

Services were Saturday at Howard Chapel C.M.E. Church in Como. Burial was in Howard Chapel Church in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include one daughter Edith Lathell Lewis of Como; one son James Earl Lewis of Como; one sister Mary Howard of Seattle, Wash., and one grandchild.

Lipscomb, Robert Watkins "Buddy"
Robert Watkins Lipscomb, 86, of Como, died Jan. 2, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Services were Sunday at Moore Funeral Home in Sardis. Burial was at Friendship Cemetery in Como. Rev. Norman Holliday and Rev. Gladwin Clark officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Lipscomb, born on Feb. 16, 1917, to the late R.H. and the late Sallie Tait Lipscomb, was a retired cattleman and owner of Lipscomb Livestock Barn. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Como United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Rebekah Lipscomb of Como; one son Bobby Lipscomb of Como; one sister Wheeler Carr of Clarksdale; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to Como United Methodist Church.

Lizana, Luther J.
Batesville, Miss.

Luther J. Lizana, 82, of Batesville, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Lizana, born Dec. 14, 1921, to the late Alcede A. and Sylvania Saucier Lizana, was a retired Air Traffic Controller for the Federal Aviation Administration and was an Army World War II Veteran.

Graveside services and burial were Thursday at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Father Sam Messina officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include his wife Bernice Fleming Lizana of Batesville; one daughter Diana Lizana Green of Batesville; one son Anthon L. Lizana of Dallas, Texas and three grandchildren.

Little, Cathryn Haley
Cathryn Haley Little, 72, formerly of Sardis, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Cooper-Green Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. of cancer.

Little, born July 25, 1932, to the late Joe Haley and the late Vallie Gant Haley, was a housewife and a Baptist.

Services were Thursday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery near Oxford. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include three sons, Herbert Little Jr. of Huntington, Calif., Alan Little of Cullman, Ala. and Edward Little of Warrior, Ala.; two brothers, Rex Haley of Hernando and Harold Haley of Clarksdale and two grandchildren.

Long, Brian Chanse
Brian Chanse Long, 22, of Sardis, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, from injuries received in an auto accident.

Long, born Aug. 2, 1982, to Ottis Dale Jr. and Debbie Long, was a member of West Marks Baptist Church and a riverboat worker.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at West Marks Baptist Church. Burial is in Marks Cemetery. Rev. Mike Smithey and Rev. Tim Mims will officiate. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors include his son Nolan Chanse Long; his parents Ottis Dale Jr. and Debbie Long of Marks; two brothers, Ashley Long of Sardis and Kyle Long of Marks and his grandparents, Ottis "Ruddy" and Estella Long of Marks and Charles and Lois Veazey of Marks.

Lovdahl, Ted
Senatobia, Miss.
Ted Lovdahl, 66, of Senatobia, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at his residence in Senatobia of cancer.

Services were Wedensday at First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Warren Co. Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth, Ill. Pate-Jones Funeral Home of Senatobia had charge.

Lovdahl was a data processing manager and served in the U.S. Airforce. He was also a member of the Senatobia United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife Bonnie Horn Lovdahl of Senatobia; three daughters, Karen Channault of Belvedere, Ill., Krystal Gaham of Sharon, Wis. and Rachael Clem of Truman, Ark.; two sons, Gene Lovdahl of Garden Prarie, Ill. and Thomas Lovdahl of Gatesburg, Ill.; four sisters, Bessie Snyder of New Brunsfield, Texas, Blanche Icenogle and Libby Bethell, both of Monmouth, Ill. and Becky Hartman of Russell, Kansas; Creighton Lovdahl , Cecil Lovdahl and Jim Lovdahl, all of Monmouth, Ill. and Martin Lovdahl of Oquawka, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son Timothy Lovdahl and one brother John Lovdahl.

All memorials may be made to Senatobia First United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.

Love, Trena D.
Sardis, Miss.
Trena D. Love, 42, of Sardis, died Sunday, August 29, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn
Love was a member of Ebenezer M.B. Church.

Services were Saturday at Ebenezer M.B. Church in Como. Burial was at Ebenezer Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her parents, Robert Patton and Ora Lee Love; one daughter Katonya Love of Sardis; seven sisters, Howard Moore and Juanwanda Love, both of Sardis, Janice Love of Senatobia, Deborah Love and Annie Love, both of Memphis, Tenn., Betty Owens of California and Robin Lipscomb of Chicago, Ill.; four brothers, Kenneth Love and Monico Love, both of Memphis, Tenn., Marcur Love of Austin, Texas and Melvin Patton of Chicago, Ill. and five grandchildren.

Loveberry, Robbie Lee
Robbie Lee Loveberry, 77, of Como, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at her residence.

Loveberry was a homemaker, church stewardess and usher, and on the Mother Board.

Services were Saturday at Howard Chapel C.M.E. Church in Como. Burial was in Zion Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Senatobia. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her husband William Loveberry Sr.; five daughters, Maggie Lee Loveberry of Memphis, Tenn., Classie Lee Farmer of Como, Barbara Loveberry Steel of Memphis, Mary Loveberry and Sharon Covington, both of Como; four sons, William Loveberry Jr. and Dannie Loveberry, both of Memphis, Dallas Loveberry and James Loveberry, both of Como; 46 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Lucas, Sandra Jean
Sandra Jean Lucas, 60, of Warren died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at her residence.

Memorial services were Saturday at Frazer’s Chapel in Warren, Ark. Frazer Funeral Home of Warren, Ark. had charge.

Lucas, born April 19, 1943, was a Catholic and a homemaker.

Survivors include one son John O. Edward of Altoona, Iowa; one daughter Danielle Dyer of Warren, Ark.; two step daughters, Shelia Montminy of Waynesboro, Tenn. and Jessica Anne Herring of Paris, Tenn. and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Tommy Bennett and Bobby Bennett and her husband Larry Noel Lucas.

Lyles, Timothy Lavell "Boss Dog"
Sledge, MS

Timothy Lyles, 40, of Sledge, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Enid. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Micheal Ferrel will officiate. Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. has charge.

Lyles, born May 26, 1964, to Tommy Lyles Jr. and Flora Lyles, was a maintenance worker for ACI.

Survivors include his parents Tommy and Flora Lyles of Memphis; his companion Jackiella Jordon of Sledge; one son Jaheim Lyles of Falcoln; two step-sons, Bobby Miles of Ohio and Corey McMurray of Texarkana, Ark.; three step-daughters, Beverly Miles, Cynthia Miles and Linda Miles, all of Batesville; four brothers, Tommy Lewis Lyles and Terry James Lyles, both of Memphis, Marcus Lyles of Aurora, Ill. and Quartico Reed of Memphis; five sisters, Shirely Franklin, Gwendylon Simmons, Alisa Smith, Tamika Reed and Brittany Reed, all of Memphis.