Obituaries – 2004 – O

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (O)

~ 2004 ~

Odom, Jimmy Wayne
Duck Hill, MS
Jimmy Wayne Odom, 45, of Duck Hill, died Monday, March 29, 2004, of heart failure.

Graveside services were Thursday at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

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Odom, born Oct. 22, 1958, to the late James Edward and Earline West Sanders, was a truck driver for Carpenter’s Trucking Company. He also served in the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife Debbie Fay Farmer Odom of Duck Hill; one daughter Katie Lynn Odom of Duck Hill; two sons, Jimmy Wayne Odom Jr. and Steve Odom, both of Duck Hill; one sister Kathrine Ann Sanders Bright of Sardis; and his mother Earline Wood of Sardis.

Oliver, Kathryn
Amory, Miss.
Kathryn Oliver, 89, died Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory after a short illness.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home. Burial will be in Haughton Memorial Park. Rev. Joe H. Oliver, Dr. Ronald Oliver and Rev. Greg Hood will officiate. E.E. Pickle Funeral Home has charge.

Oliver, born Aug. 19, 1914, to Fulton Andrew and Merle Chapman Herron, was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She was an elementary school teacher at Greenwood Springs and Becker Schools. She was an active member of Cason Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, led Discipleship training and was church pianist for over 40 years. Her hobbies included crocheting and she enjoyed flower gardening.

Survivors include her son Rev. Joe H. Oliver of Algonquin, Ill.; two daughters, Mary Kay Hurst of Pensacola, Fla. and Ann Hood of Amory; one brother Warren A. Herron of Batesville; two sisters, Margaret Lee of Tylertown and Francis Seale of Batesville; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a great-grandson, Camden Hood. Memorials may be given to the Joseph and Kathryn Oliver Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 530, Jackson, MS 39205 or Cason Baptist Church, 30018 Cason Rd., Amory, MS 38821 or Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905.

O’Neal, Harl "Bud" Jr.
Harl O’Neal Jr., 56, of Crenshaw, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin, Tenn. of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Services were Thursday at Crenshaw Baptist Church. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.

O’Neal was an environmental manager for Kentucky Tennessee Clay Company and a member of Crenshaw Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Constance Long O’Neal of Crenshaw; one daughter Shannon O’Neal Lipscomb of Como; one son Trey O’Neal of Ridgeland; his dad Harl O’Neal Sr. of Sledge; one sister Judy O’Neal Hales of Sledge; one brother Jimmy H. O’Neal of Jayess; and three grandchildren, Ben, Luke and Noah Lipscomb.

All memorials may be made to Crenshaw Baptist Church – New Building Fund.

Overall, Velma Lee
Velma Lee Overall, 94, of Sardis, died Saturday, September 18, 2004, at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia.

Overall, born March 9, 1910, to the late Theo Samuels and the late Claude Russell Samuels, was a member of Peach Creek Baptist Church and a housewife.

Services were Monday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Peach Creek Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Bobby Caples officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include one daughter Ruby Mae Mathews of Sardis; one son Clarence "Bubba" Overall of Batesville one sister Earlean Still of Sardis; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Owens, Jessie Vanburen
Coldwater, MS
Jessie Vanburen Owens, 79, of Coldwater, died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his residence of heart failure.

Services were Tuesday at Hernando Funeral Home. Hernando Funeral Home had charge.

Owens, born June 13, 1925 in eudora, was a retired heavy equipment operator, long-time member of Gray’s Creek Baptist Church, The American Legion of Crenshaw and a Veteran of WWII.

Survivors include his wife Margaret Berryhill Owens of Coldwater; three sons, Tim Owens of Independence, John T. Owens of Coldwater and George A. Owens of Southaven; one daughter Katherine L. Brown of Wyatte; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice South Healthcare.