Obituaries – 2004 – N

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (N)

~ 2004 ~

Nash, Mary
Mary Nash, 104, of Batesville, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Batesville of natural causes.

Services were Thursday at Eddie Robinson and Son Chapel. Burial was in Macedonia M.B. Church Cemetery. Min. Ethel McKinney officiated. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors had charge.

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Neal, Sarah Hubbard
Sarah Hubbard Neal, 77, of Brandon, died Thursday, May 20, 2004, at Hospice Ministries Inc.

Services were Saturday at Chapel Hill Methodist Church at Pope. Burial was in the church cemetery. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home had charge.

Neal was raised in Pope and was a resident of Canton for 45 years. She worked in the food service in Canton until her retirement. She was a member of Center Terrace Baptist Church in Canton.

Survivors include one daughter Joann Neal; three sons, Billy Neal, Robert Neal and Jack Neal; one brother Bobby Hubbard; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack V. Hubbard and Sula Mae Beard Hubbard, her husband Willie C. Neal, one brother Dewey Hubbard; a step-son James Neal; and one nephew Dewey Lee Hubbard.

Newsom, Christine Kendall
Batesville, Miss.
Christine Kendall Newsom, 83, of Batesville died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center of heart failure.

Newsom was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Greenville and worked for Merchants Credit Bureau in Greenville for 26 years.

Services were Saturday at Mortimer Funeral Home Chapel in Greenville. Burial was in Hollandale City Cemetery. Rev. Ronnie Spivey officiated. Greenville Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her husband Robert Newsom of Batesville; two daughters, Patty Morrison and Donna K. Stone, both of Batesville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Newton, Leigh Peterson
Enid, Miss.
Leigh Peterson Newton, 43, of Enid, died Friday, August 27, 2004, at her residence.

Newton, born Oct. 7, 1960, to the late Walter Lewis Peterson and the late Willeene "Charlie" Gray Peterson, was a member of the Methodist Church and a nurse for the State Department of Health.

Services were Monday at Bethel UMC near Enid. Burial was at Bethel Cemtery. Womble Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her husband Robert Lee Newton of Enid; two sisters, Lyn Burns of Senatobia and Ellen Newton of Enid and two God-children.

Memorials may be sent to Rally for Cure, American Cancer Society, Tallahatchie Co., 3928 Hwy. 35 N, Charleston, Miss. 38921.

Nichols, Mary
Mary Nichols, 70, of Iuka, died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Iuka Hospital.

Services were Tuesday at Cutshall Funeral Home in Iuka. Burial was in Moore’s Cemetery. Bro. Greg Woodruff officiated. Cutshall Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her caregiver Lynn McBride Wes of Iuka; two sisters, Clara Oliphant of Sardis and Daisy Faye Smith of Coffeeville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Hershel Nichols.

Nicholson, Lorenzo
Lorenzo Nicholson, 46, of Clarksdale, died Friday, September 3, 2004, at Northwest Regional Medical Center.

Services are tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Clarksdale Civic Center. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Rev. Jonathan Williams will officiate. Visitation is today from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Eddie Robinson and Son and also tomorrow from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. at Clarksdale Civic Center. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors has charge.

Nix, Eunice Kathleen Bryant
Batesville, Miss.

Eunice Kathleen Bryant Nix, 90, of Batesville, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Nix, born March 12, 1914, to the late William K. Bryant and the late Nettie Mae Cook Bryant, was the retired owner and operator of Nix Dry Goods, a member of Batesville Presbyterian Church and an active member of the Eastern Star.

Services were Sunday at Batesville Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Batesville – Magnolia Cemetery. Dr. Jon Burnham and Rev. David Snellgrove officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her son Charles Ray Nix of Batesville; two daughters, Carol Ann Crafton of Sardis and Betty Sue Whitten of Flint, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be may to Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery, P.O. Box 302, Batesville.

Noel, Neily Mae Grigsby
Neily Mae Grigsby Noel, 74, of Memphis, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Methodist University.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Memphis Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hanover, Pa. Memphis Funeral Home had charge.

Noel was retired from Sears and a member of Holmes Terrace Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 39 years Lester E. Noel; three daughters, Joan Roberts and Tammy Berggren, both of Southaven and Deborah Sanders of Teasdale; two sons, Danny Keen of Olive Branch and Eric Keen of Southaven; one sister Vivian "Bobby" Nelson of Munford, Tenn.; one brother Oscar David Grigsby of Batesville; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter Barbara Denton.