Obituaries – 2004 – W

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2004

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (W)

~ 2004 ~

Waddell, Lawrence Herman
Lawrence Herman Waddell, 69, of Marks, died Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at Quitman County Hospital from injuries received in a car accident.

Services are today at 10 a.m. at Goodwill Church of God in Marks. Burial is at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Rev. Jerry Hill will officiate. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.

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Waddell, born January 2, 1935, was a past member the of Quitman County Farm Bureau Board, a member of Goodwill Church of God and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife Ruth Waddell of Marks; one son Randy Waddell of Little Rock, Ark.; two brothers, Alfred Wadell of Stark, Fla. and Jessie Waddell of Jackson; five sisters, Nancy Waddell and Judy Rico, both of Batesville, Lazelle Hancock of Chattanooga, Tenn., Chirstine Waddell of Orlando, Fla. and Dorothy Waddell of Jackson and one grandson, Jackson Sides Waddell of Little Rock, Ark.

Memorials may be sent to Goodwill Church of God or the American Diabetes Association.

Waldrop, Kay Gail
Kay Gail Waldrop, 52, of Byhalia, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at her residence of heart failure.

Services were Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Cold Springs Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Robert "Bob" Hickey officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Waldrop, born Oct. 20, 1951, to Lloyd and Betty Scruggs Gill of Sardis, was a member of First Baptist Church in Byhalia.

Survivors include two sons, Warren Willis Waldrop of Memphis and Eric Gill Waldrop of Byhalia; and her parents, Lloyd and Betty Scruggs Gill of Sardis.

Wall, Betty Elizabeth (Trixie)
Betty Elizabeth (Trixie) Wall, 53, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Methodist University Hospital.

Wall was a member of Middle Baptist Church in Whitehaven.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at Middle Baptist Church in Whitehaven. Burial was in Viney Creek M.B. Church Cemetery in Sardis. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include her husband Jerry Wall; one daughter Jerrica Monique Wall of Memphis, Tenn.; two step-daughters, Tresa Russell of Memphis, Tenn. and Loretta Jackson of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Jerry M. Wall Jr. and Jerome M. Wall, both of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Bobby Birge of Como, Bonnie Harris of Memphis, Tenn. and Verline Ward of Como and nine grandchildren.

Walters, Ethel Lenora Pritchard
Ethel Lenora Pritchard Walters, 85, of Marks, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Quitman County Nursing Home in Marks.

Services were Sunday at Courtland Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial was at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Pope. Bro. Ray Legge and Bro. Charles Locke officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Walters, born on Jan. 12, 1918, to the late Estes and the late Estelle Patton Pritchard, was a housewife and a member of the Courtland Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sons, Richard D. Walters of Enid, John W. Walters and Randy P. Walters, both of Batesville, Donald E. Walters of Marks and David R. Walters of Astoria, Ill.; three daughters, Ethel Pauline Wolfe of Sardis, Patricia McNutt of Lambert and Pamela K. Barlow of Batesville; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.    

Ward, John Benjamin Jr.
John Benjamin Ward Jr., 47, formerly of Sardis, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford.

Graveside services were Wednesday at Davis Chapel Cemetery. Dr. Doyce Gunter officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include his mother Sadie Ward of Sardis; and one sister Rebecca McClanahan of Tallahassee, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his father John B. Ward Sr.

Watson, Harold Dunbar Jr.
Batesville, Miss.

Harold Dunbar Watson Jr., 81, of Batesville, died Sunday, August 29, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Watson was a retired operations engineer for Local 406 of Baton Rouge, La. and a WWII Army Veteran.
Graveside services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at Beach Ridge Cemetery in Denham Springs, La. Rev. Rex Pittman will officiate. Visitations are today from 5-8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home and tomorrow from 5-8 p.m. at Seale Funeral Service in Denham Springs, La. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Allene Ferguson Watson.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Watson Ray of Longview, Texas, Rita Watson Pittman of Pope and Rocque Watson of Mt. Holly, N.J.; two sons, Harold D. Watson III of Baton Rouge, La. and Mickey C. Watson of Baton Rouge, La.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Watson, Redonda Jean
Redonda Jean Watson, 58, of Batesville, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Methodist Hospital South of natural causes.

Memorial Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Tchulahoma Baptist Church, 3150 East Shelby in Memphis, Tenn. There will be food and fellowship after the service at this time the family will privately scatter remains in a portion of the Mississippi River. Memphis Funeral Home had charge.

Watson a high school graduate of South Panola, the fall semester of 1964 she enrolled in Blue Mountain College and she later received her masters from Ole Miss. At the time of her death she was a disabled, a retired English teacher in the Memphis City school system, and was a member of Tchulahoma Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her dad E.E. Stephens and three brothers, Reginald Stephens, Xavier Stephens and Joe Neal Stephens.

Survivors include her husband Calvin Jones; her mother Billie Jean Stephens Sossaman of Batesville; one daughter Heather Watson Dominguez of Memphis, Tenn.; one son Marty Wade Watson of Wynne, Ark.; two brothers, Danny L. Stephens of Meridian and Felix Stephens of Oakland and two grandsons Dakota and Dalton Watson.

In honor of her own request for no flowers, memorials may be sent to Tchulahoma Baptist Church, 3150 East Shelby Drive, Memphis, Tenn. 38118; Synergy Treatment Center D & A Addiction, Democrat Rd., Memphis, Tenn.; National Cancer Care for the Terminally Ill, P.O. Box 368, Shelbyville, Ky. 40066-0368, phone number 1-800-813-4673 or Blue Mountain College or a charity of your choice.

Weaver, Tommy Lynn
Tommy Lynn Weaver, 52, of Memphis, Tenn., died Nov. 30, 2004, at his residence.

Weaver was a member of the Episcopal faith.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven. Burial is in Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens. Twin Oaks Funeral Home has charge.

He was preceded in death by his son Shane Maese Weaver.

Survivors include one daughter, Kelly Weaver Mendez of Memphis, Tenn.; his mother Robbie Weaver Clark of Memphis, Tenn.; his step-mother Lorene Weaver of Harmontown; four sisters, Linda Weaver Scott of Southaven, Janice Weaver Cullither of Memphis, Tenn., Deborah Weaver White of Jonesboro, Ark. and Wanda Weaver Howell of Harmontown; one brother, Lonnie Weaver of Oxford and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Southaven.

Wesley, John R. Sr.
John R. Wesley Sr., 68, of Sardis, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Wesley, born Oct. 31, 1935, to the late John Henry Wesley and the late Lena Black Wesley, was retired from Ford Motor Company in Chicago, Ill. and was currently working in the security office for S.A.F.E. Security Company in Grenada. He was a member of Viney Creek M.B. Church in Sardis and a U.S. Army Veteran.

Services were Thursday at Viney Creek M.B. Church. Rev. Ozine Thomas officiated. Burial will be in Viney Creek Cemetery in Sardis, Tues., Oct. 5, 2004. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge. Services will also be held tomorrow from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with the wake from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Second Mt. Vernon M.B. Church in Chicago, Ill.

Survivors include his wife Evangelist Josephine Welsey of Sardis; one daughter Monica Wesley of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Evangelist John Wesley Jr. and Joseph D. Wesley, both of Chicago; three brothers, James Wesley and Joseph L. Wesley, both of Sardis and Lee Wesley of Country Club Hill, Ill.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Westbrook, Donald
Courtland, Miss.

Donald Westbrook, 53, of Courtland, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn.

Westbrook was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, a Systems Technician for Batesville Casket Company, a Navy Reserve Veteran and a Mason.

Memorial services are Friday, Nov. 12 at Bethany Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m.

Survivors include his father Donald E. Westbrook of Oakland; his step-mother Loraine Parrish Westbrook of Oakland; one brother Robert Westbrook of Nineveh, Ind.; two step-brothers, Gerald Parrish and Tommy Parrish, both of Batesville and two step-sisters, Laura Herron of Batesville and Sandra McGregor of Trezevant, Tenn.

Whittaker, Sharon "Sherri" Rose
Sharon "Sherri" Rose Whittaker, 39, of Hannibal, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, in Kansas City.

Whittaker, born Sept. 9, 1965, to Robert Rose of Batesville and Sharon Diane Monroe Rose of Hannibal, Mo., was a Baptist and was a cook at Applebee’s Restaurant.

Memorial services were Monday at James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman officiated. James O’Donnell Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors, along with her parents, are her husband Albert Whittaker; one son Michael Gillia of Hannibal, Mo.; one sister, Evelyn Frye of Hannibal, Mo.; four brothers, Frank Rose of Hannibal, Mo., Robert Dornhecker of Wyoming, Mich., Joseph Dornhecker of Kentucky and Kyle Rose of Biloxi; one granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

White, Dana Scott
Batesville, Miss.
Dana Scott White, 43, of Batesville, died Thursday, July 29, 2004, at his residence.

Services were Saturday at Enon Baptist Church. Burial was in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Truman Scarborough and Rev. Rusty Fair officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

White, born Feb. 19, 1961, to Hosey M. White and the late Oneavyer Anne Myers White, was a member of Crowder Baptist Church.

Survivors include his father Hosey M. White and stepmother Eleanor B. White of Batesville; two daughters, Christina White of Enid and Ariel Austin of Crowder; one sister Cynthia Renee "Cindy" McNally of St. Louis, Mo. and one step-sister Gaeba B. Magness of Batesville.

Wilbourn, Dora Lee
Como, MS
Dora Lee Wilbourn, 83, formerly of Como, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at Allenbrooke Nursing Home in Memphis.

Services are today at Hammond Hill M.B. Church in Senatobia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Wilbourn was a life member of Hammond Hill M.B. Church.

Survivors include one daughter Erma Jean Bonner of Como; one son Roosevelt Davis of Maywood, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.

Williams, Ada
Memphis, Tenn.

Ada Williams, 69, of Memphis, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Methodist Central Center in Memphis.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at South Hopewell M.B. Church in Taylor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Samuel McNeal will officiate.

Survivors include one daughter Jenny Lewis of Batesville; one son Haywood Iry of Memphis; eight grandchildren; and one brother Haywood Iry Jr. of Taylor.

Williams, Hubert H.
Hubert H. Williams, 89, of Sledge, died Friday, September 10, 2004, of heart failure.

Williams, born May 18, 1915, to the late Hubert H. and Rilla Powell Williams, was the retired president of United Southern Bank of Sledge, a U.S. Veteran of WWII and a member of Sledge Baptist Church.

Services were Monday at Sledge Baptist Church. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include his wife Ruby P. Williams of Sledge; two God-daughters, Candy Dillon Wells and Shelley Tierce Utz, both of Greenwood and his niece Helen Williams Brown of Meridian.

Memorials may be made to Sledge Baptist Church.

Williamson, Peggy Ann Cook 
Grenada, Miss.
Peggy Ann Cook Williamson, 65, of Grenada, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at her residence of heart failure.

Services were Sunday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Bro. T. Hill and Bro. Bill Lee officiated. Garner-Harper Funeral Home had charge.

Williamson, born Nov. 16, 1938, was a homemaker and a child care provider. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and active in Grenada Relay for Life.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Hill of Grenada and Catherine Karrer of Allentown, Pa.; three sisters, Louise Williams and Doris Chapman, both of Grenada and Bobbie Jean Burnett of Russellville, Ky.; one brother James "Jim" Cook of Winamic, Ind.; and two grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to Grenada Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel B. Williamson; and parents, Roy Craig Cook and Sarah Catherine Flemmons Cook.

Williford, Jack Anthony
Batesville, MS
Jack Anthony Williford, 80, of Batesville, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at Beverly Health Care in Batesville.

Services were Thursday at Pope Baptist Church. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Rev. Allen Mullan officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Williford, born Feb. 20, 1924, to the late Seab Williford and the late Hattie Anthony Williford, was a carpenter and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was also a member of Pope Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip Williford of Pope and Clinton Burns of Olive Branch; two daughters, Sandra Joiner of Bossier City, La. and Pamela Ann Williford of St. Petersburg, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Willingham, Corinne Carter
Corinne Carter Willingham, 98, of Oxford, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at her residence.

Services were Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Water Valley. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Thomas Buckner Jr. officiated. Nicholson Funeral Home had charge.

Willingham was born Aug. 14, 1905, to the late Alfrod Carter and late Emma Ivy Carter.

Survivors include five sons, James Willingham, C.W. Willingham, Eugene Carter, Edward Willingham and Roland Willingham; two daughters, Minnie Willingham and Shirley Willingham; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Wilson, Mary Jane Short
Mary Jane Short Wilson, 84, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at her residence in Kirkwood by the River Retirement Community of Birmingham, Ala. She was the widow of Edward Robert Wilson of Sardis and the daughter of the late Mord and Jennie Fyfe Short of Como.

Mrs. Wilson lived the majority of her life in Panola County where she was an active participant in church and civic activities. Known for her community involvement, she was instrumental in the establishment and subsequent administration of the public housing authority in Sardis.

Recognizing the importance of preserving local history, she was a member of PanGens and the Tate County Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Society. Mrs. Wilson compiled and published Panola County Mississippi Obituaries and Cemeteries of North Panola, as well as contributing materials to the Mississippi State .

Mrs. Wilson was an accomplished quilter whose work is included in the Mississippi State Department of and History. Many of her smaller quilts were donations to patients at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.

For the past seven years, she was a resident at Kirkwood where she was well known and loved for her interest in the welfare of her fellow residents and volunteer work in that community.
Mrs. Wilson enjoyed a wide circle of friends and had a great loving interest in all of her extended family.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by a sister, Ellenor Moore of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a brother Robert M.P. Short of Sewanee Tenn.; a daughter and son-in-law, Meredith and Jimmy Creekmore of Jackson; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Amanda Wilson of Birmingham; grandchildren, Dolly Creekmore Goings and James Hiram Creekmore Jr. of Jackson and Evan Robert Wilson of Birmingham; and three great-grandchildren.

The family received friends at Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Home, 2116 University Boulevard on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m. and a memorial service was at the Chapel of Kirkwood by the River on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Life Care Fund at Kirkwood by the River, 3605 Ratliff Rd., Birmingham, AL 35210 or to the charity of your choice.

Wilson, Walker "Nat"
Walker "Nat" Wilson, 96, formerly of Sardis, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Senatobia Convalescent Center.

Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ruffin Grove M.B. Church in Como. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. Timothy Smith will officiate. Moore Funeral Home has charge.

Wilson, born Nov. 22, 1907, was a farmer and a member of Ruffin Grove M.B. Church.

Survivors include one son William McGhee of Crenshaw; nine step grandchildren; 30 step great-grandchildren; and 19 step great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mattie Walton Wilson.

Wood, Lowell T.
Batesville, Miss.
Lowell T. Wood, 73, of Marks, died Monday, August 2, 2004, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks of heart-failure.

Services were Wednesday at Belen Baptist Church in Belen. Burial was in Belen Cemetery. Rev. Todd Bowen officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Wood, born April 30, 1931, in Vance, was in the U.S. Army and a member of Belen Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Collums Wood of Marks; one son Tommy Wood of Germantown, Tenn.; four daughters, Carolyn Wood and Susan Wood, both of Marks, Linda Fowler of Batesville and Beverly Gandy of Senatobia; two sisters, Lucille Woodsof of Batesville and Dorothy Brown of Ripley, Tenn.; two brothers, Maxwell "Buddy" Wood of Belen and Rodney Wood of Centerville and five grandchildren.

Woods, Betty Jean "Jeannie" Brean
Betty Jean "Jeannie" Brean Woods, 58, of Batesville, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford of heart failure.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Tyronza Cemetery in Tyronza, Ark. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Woods, born Nov. 9, 1945, to the late Murray Lloyd and late Betty Jean Branan Brean, was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Survivors include four sons, Keith Allen Walker, Scotty Kester, Brain Kevin Woods and Chris M. Woods, all of Batesville; one brother Murray Allen Brean of Tyronza, Ark.; and five grandchildren.

Woods, Roxie Diane Bell
Roxie Diane Bell Woods, 44, of Water Valley, died Thursday, September 9, 2004, at Leflore County Hospital in Greenwood.

Woods, born Nov. 15, 1959, to the late James Wilburn Bell Sr. and the late Roxie Mae Alexander Bell, was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Baptist Network.

Services were Sunday at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include two sons, Dudley Woods III and Daniel Woods, both of Coldwater; three brothers, Tod Maclin and Jimmy Bell, both of Water Valley and David Bell of Batesville; three sisters, Lisa Wiggs of Fulton, Shirley Roberts of Batesville and Sandra Ray of Coldwater and four grandchildren.

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

Worley, Charles Othnel Sr.
Charleston, Miss.
Charles Othnel Worley Sr., 81, of Charleston, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Services were Wednesday at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. J.G. Thomas officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Worley, born Oct. 2, 1922, to Charles Henry Worley and Mary Tatum Worley, was a retired machinist from InterNational Harvester after 35 years. He was also a member of Friendship East Baptist Church and a WWII veteran while serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his wife Catherine Mertie Rigby Worley of Charleston; two sons, Charles O. Worley Jr. of Memphis and Van Holder of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter Donna Studdard of Memphis; one sister Fannie Pritchard of Charleston; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to Batesville -Magnolia Cemetery, P.O. Box 302, Batesville, MS 38606.

Wren, Sarah Frances
Sarah Frances Wren, 75, of Enid, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Enid. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. William Johnson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary Inc. had charge.

Wren, born Dec. 14, 1928, in Water Valley to the late Wiley Ward and the late O.D. Reed, was a retired custodian for Batesville Elementary School and a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church where she served as usher and as a mother of the church.

Survivors include three sons, Major Wren Jr. of Memphis, Charles Wren of Batesville and Alvin Wren of Oakland; four daughters, Edna Joyner of Batesville, Jo Ann Laws of Charleston, Caroline Houston of Enid and Patsy Ann Bland of Oxford; two sisters, Lenora Collins and Virginia Whitten, both of Chicago, Ill.; one brother Sam Ward of Memphis; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great -grandchildren.

Wright, Leavetta Leland
Leavetta Leland Wright, 66, formerly of Batesville, Calif., died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at her residence.

Services were Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at Chapel of Faith Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Calif. Rev. Louis Hall officiated.

Wright, born Dec. 17, 1938, to Rev. Zannie Leland and the late Gladys Trantham Leland, was retired from LACUSC where she had worked for 30 years in the medical field.

Survivors include two sons, Derrick Wright of Los Angeles, Calif. and Keith Wright of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother Rev. Zannie Leland Jr. of Batesville; one sister Diane M. Gordon of Oxford; two foster sisters, Jeanette Johnson of Batesville and Juanita Howard of Indianapolis, Ind.; two foster brothers, Samuel Chapman of St. Louis, Mo. and Wesley Chapman of Indianapolis, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.

Wright, Lisa
Wright, Quartez

Lisa Wright, 21, of Batesville, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at The Med in Memphis and Quartez Wright, stillborn, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Saturday at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church in Batesville. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.

Ms. Wright’s survivors include, Irma Dell Wright of Batesville, an aunt who served as her caregiver; her parents, Alice Marie and K. Smith of Memphis and George Fondren of Batesville; one sister Tina Loveberry of Memphis; and one brother Johnathan Wright of Batesville.

The baby’s survivors include grandparents, Alice Marie and K. Smith of Memphis and George Fondren of Batesville.

Wright, William Carey
William Carey Wright, 68, of Lambert, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at his residence.

Graveside services were Thursday at Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Wright, born Dec. 23, 1935, was a retired rural mail carrier and U. S. Navy WWII veteran. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Lambert.

Survivors include two daughters, Kelley Lynn Miller of Hinesville, Ga. and Caryn Rendall Cole of Anaheim, Calif.; and five grandchildren.

All memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Wolfe, John Mark
John Mark Wolfe, 20, of Sardis, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis of heart failure.

Services were Saturday at Sardis Lake Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin Crofford officiated. Burial was at Sardis Lake Baptist Church Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Wolfe, born Apr. 9, 1983, to Otis E. and Renya Long Wolfe of Sardis, was a student.

Survivor, in addition to his parents include his grandmother, Annie B. Wolfe of Senatobia.

All memorials may be made to the Gideon Bible Ministry, in lieu of flowers.