GANN, Pearlene Cannon
ARNOLD, MO.– Pearlene Cannon Gann, 89, died Friday, March 4, 2005, at her residence of natural causes.
Services were Monday at United Pentecostal Church in Clarksdale. Rev. R.L. Tolbert officiated. Burial was in Peach Creek Cemetery near Sardis. National Funeral Home had charge.
Gann, born Feb. 4, 1916, was formerly a member of United Pentecostal Church in Clarksdale and recently a member of Solid Rock Church in Fenton, Mo. She was an in home private nurse assistant.
She was preceded in death by one daughter Nellie Rose.
Survivors include five daughters, Frances Veteto of Memphis, Mina Lambrich of Hillsboro, Mo., Jane Russell of Clarksdale, Debra Sullivan of Florissant, Mo. and Marilyn Sullivan of Charlotte; four sons, Paul Ray Gann of Gulfport, George Gann of Arnold, Mo., Larry Gann of Fountain Lake, Ark. and Danny Gann of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister Earlene Leath of Pontotoc; 25 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Foreign Missions, 899 Gravois Rd., Fenton, Mo. 63026.
GANT, Charlie Thomas
LAMBERT – Charlie Thomas Gant, 64, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Thursday at Community Independent Baptist Church in Lambert. Rev. Raymond Roberson officiated. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
Gant, born Dec. 20, 1940, in Indianola, was a Baptist and a member of the Mississippi National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Gant of Lambert; one son, Charlie Thomas Gant Jr. of Batesville; one daughter, Evelyn Marie Shivers of Batesville; two brothers, Marvin Gant of Illinois and Eddie Wayne Gant of Georgia; five sisters, Betty Powers of Oxford, Shirley Blevins of Georgia, Joyce Drew of Crowder, Anita Nolan of Arkansas and Helen Chain of Tylertown; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
GARDNER, Lou Berta
BRUCE – Lou Berta Gardner, 85, died Wednesday, October 19, 2005, at her residence.
Services were Saturday at Lighthouse Apostolic Church. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Houlka. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
Gardner was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Gardner.
Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Gatson and Ruby Davidson, both of Bruce and Mary Pride of Batesville; two sons, Carlos Clark of Decatur, Ala. and Johnny Slaughter of Bruce and three grandchildren.
GARNER, Helen Clyde Ferrell
BATESVILLE – Helen Clyde Ferrell Garner, 87, died Sunday, October 23, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Rev. Russell Fletcher will officiate. Burial will be in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
Garner, born Aug. 3, 1918, in Panola County to the late Quitty O’Bryant and Barnett Valeri Sanford Ferrell, was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, David Garner and Lee Garner, both of Batesville; two daughters, Kay Hasseltine of Keller, Texas and Joan Mills of Batesville; one sister, Faye Holcombe of Batesville; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Batesville Magnolia Cemetery.
GEE, Clarron D. "Pete"
CROWDER – Clarron D. "Pete" Gee, 80, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at St. Francis in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were yesterday at Crowder Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Kilgore and Rev. Truman Scarbrough officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Gee, born Nov. 2, 1924, in Panola County to the late Clarron Dahlburg Gee and the late Theo Nelson Gee, was a TGT Shift Foreman, a Navy veteran, a member of Crowder Baptist Church and a member of V.F.W. Post 4968.
Survivors include his wife Faye Gee of Crowder; two sons, Stanley Gee of Crowder and Dana Gee of Midland, Texas; two step-sons, Robert Brewer of Washington and Jimmy Brewer of Batesville; three daughters, Teresa Shields of Brandon, Pat Finnie of Batesville and Linette Walters of Senatobia; one sister, Shirley Busby of Teasdale; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crowder Baptist Church and the American Heart Association.
GEORGE, Doc Ellis
SARDIS – Doc Ellis George, 84, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at V.A. Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. of heart failure.
Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Sardis. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
George, born Aug. 4, 1920, in Cherokee, Ala., to the late John Thomas and the late Loudora Minor George, was a retired construction foreman and a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. He was a Mason and a Shriner and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Jennings George of Sardis; two daughters, Carolyn Farless Blanford of Collinsville, Ill. and Jeanette George Smith of Evans, La.; three sons, Richard A. Farless of Maylene, Ala., Bobby George Sr. of Sardis and Larry Edward George of Jonesboro, Ark.; one brother, Herbert George of Michigan City, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
GIBSON, Sara Wynette White Gibson
VICKSBURG–Sara Wynette White Gibson, 64, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at River Region West Campus in Vicksburg.
Services were Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Vicksburg. Dr. John G. McCall and Rev. Jim Hess officiated. Graveside services were in Crowder Cemetery. Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg had charge.
Gibson, born in Lambert to the late Mr. and Mrs. H.N. White of Batesville, was a newspaper carrier for the Vicksburg Post and a member of First Baptist Church in Vicksburg.
Survivors include her husband Carter H. Gibson of Vicksburg; one brother Newell White of Gray, Ky.; two nieces; one nephew; three great-nieces and one great nephew.
GLOVER, Jessie W. "Wimpy"
NORTH PORT, FLA.- Jessie W. "Wimpy" Glover, 61, formerly of Crenshaw, died Wed., Jan. 19, 2005, at his residence.
Graveside services are today at 2 p.m. at Long Town Cemetery in Crenshaw. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. until service time at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Glover, born in Sledge, Jan. 20, 1943, born to Bertha Naomi Goodwin Glover and the late William R. Glover, was a construction worker for Ajax Paving Company in North Port, Fla.
Survivors include his fianc?e, Loretta Williams of North Port, Fla.; one daughter, Dawn Glover of Pontotoc; one son Jessie Glover of South Carolina; his mother Bertha Naomi Goodwin Glover of Red Bay, Ala.; one sister Jeanette Glover Simmons of Red Bay, Ala. and four brothers, Bill Glover of Crenshaw, Gerald Glover of Moulton, Ala., Donnie Glover of Red Bay, Ala. and Ricky Glover of Madison, Ala.
GLOVER, William Henry
SARDIS – William Henry Glover, 76, died Thursday, October 20, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were yesterday at Hammond Hill M.B. Church. Burial was in Hammond Hill M.B. Church Cemetery in Como. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.
Glover was a member of Hammond Hill M.B. Church and a factory worker.
Survivors include four daughters, Bettye Lamar of Sardis, Marie Baker of Batesville, Ruthie Anderson of Como and Yvonne Rodgers of Senatobia; four sons, James Glover and Terry Glover, both of Memphis, Tenn., William Glover of Sardis and Michael Glover of Como; one step-son, Andrew Aikens of Como; five sisters, Virginia Sanford of Memphis, Tenn., Cordelia McKinney of Memphis, Tenn., Earline Saulsberry of Coldwater and Lula Gaunty of Chicago, Ill.; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
GOFORTH, Horace Leland
SARDIS – Horace Leland Goforth, 90, died Saturday, November 26, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in Batesville.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Goforth, born March 11, 1915, to the late Lee and Charlie Goodnight Goforth, was a retired truck driver and a member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Ruby Allen Goforth of Sardis; three daughters, Norma Jean Hudson of Batesville, Mary Ann Parham of Amory and Judy Mahan of Drew; two sons, Harold Goforth of Jackson, Tenn. and Jimmy Goforth of Sardis; two sisters, Hazel Arnold of Sardis and Annie Lee Flanagan of Louisville; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
GONZALEZ, Ramon M.
BATESVILLE – Ramon M. Gonzalez, 69, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Baptist Memorial in Oxford.
Services are tomorrow at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville. Burial will be in Cementerio De Los Angeles in Jalisco, Mexico. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Gonzalez, born Oct. 13, 1935, in Teocaltiche, Jalisco, Mexico, to the late Angel M. and Hilaria Maciaz Gonzalez, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife Juanita Diaz Gonzalez of Batesville; two daughters, Alicia Gonzalez Munoz of Olive Branch and Maricela Gonzalez Viscencil of Batesville; two sons, David Gonzalez of Batesville and Jose Luis Gonzalez of Southaven; two sisters, Socora Villavos of Stockton, Calif. and Mercedes Ramos of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Jose Gonzalez and Tinidad Gonzalez, both of Mexico and 18 grandchildren.
GORDON, Billie Harrelson
BATESVILLE – Billie Harrelson Gordon, 80, died Monday, August 8, 2005, at Wesley Highland Manor in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were yesterday at Rose Hill Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian. Rev. Tom Clark officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Gordon, born April 10, 1925, in Camden to the late David and Roma Pittman Harrelson, was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Batesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Gordon.
Survivors include two daughters, Canty Gordon Robbins of Memphis, Tenn. and Jill Gordon Hutto of Pope; one son, David Gordon of Madison; a half-brother, Alex Langley of Bay Springs; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Highland Manor, 3549 Norriswood, Memphis, Tenn., 38111.
GRAY, Ginger Helmes
BATESVILLE- Ginger Helmes Gray, 62, died Monday, December 5, 2005, at Baptist Memorial in Oxford.
Services were Wednesday at Enon Baptist Church. Rev. Rusty Fair officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Gray was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Albert Lee "Bubba" Gray of Batesville; two daughters, Rosa Gray Pettit of Batesville and Sonya Gray Brown of Sardis; one son, Albert Lee Gray Jr. of Batesville; her mother Jewel White Helmes of Sardis; two sisters, Theresa Helmes Moore and Dorothy Nell Helmes Roberson, both of Batesville; four brothers, Billy Helmes, Tony Helmes, Bobby Helmes and Jimmy Dale Helmes, all of Batesville; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
GRAY, Vivian Lucille Nichols
BATESVILLE – Vivian Lucille Nichols Gray, 64, died Monday, August 15, at her residence.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Sardis Lake Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin Crofford will officiate. Burial will be in Sardis Lake Baptist Church Cemetery. Family and friends will be gathering at the home of John Gray today after 4 p.m. at 335 Locke Station Road. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Gray, born Oct. 7, 1940, in Bruce to the late R.M. and Virlon Stacey Nichols, was a homemaker and a member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gray Jr.; one daughter, Velina Gray Kelley and one son, Gary Allen Gray.
Survivors include three daughters, Jena Gray Boyette of Crowder, Audra Gray Williams of Sardis and Cindy Gray Crawley of Lincoln Park, Mich.; one son, John Gray of Marks; three sisters, Shelby Nichols Alford of Spring, Texas, Bertha Nichols Carlton and Wilma Nichols Boitnott, both of Huntsville, Texas; one brother, Kenneth Nichols of Coldsprings, Texas; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
GREGG, Walter Earl
PEARL – Walter Earl Gregg, 53, died Thursday, September 22, 2005, at his residence.
Memorial services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Baldwin Lee Funeral Home has charge.
Gregg was a carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Marines.
Survivors include one daughter Susan Scott; four brothers, W.T. Gregg, Jerry Gregg, Luther Gregg and Tommy Gregg; one sister Betty Putman and three grandchildren.
GRIFFIS, Martha Wesley
POPE – Martha Wesley Griffis, 65, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Rev. Jay Anderson will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Griffis, born March 4, 1940, in Notak, Alaska, to the late Charles K. and Margaret Wesley, was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeannette L. Griffis of Pope; one son, Jeff L. Griffis of Pope; three sisters, Ruth Ashby, Emmaline Downey and Victoria Onalik, all of Alaska and five grandchildren.
GRIMSLEY, Joseph Edward
CRENSHAW – Joseph Edward Grimsley, 72, died Thursday, August 4, 2005, at Quitman County Hospital.
Services are tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Rev. Roy Hartzell will officiate. Burial will be in Longtown Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
Grimsley, born Oct. 12, 1932, in Snowville, N.C., was a a grocer and a veteran of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Grimsley of Crenshaw; one son, Joe Grimsley Jr. of Aiden, N.C.; one daughter, Josephine Little of Greenville, N.C.; one brother, Jessie Grimsley of Fountain, N.C. and three grandchildren.
GROSS, Mary S.
COMO – Mary S. Gross, 62, died Wednesday, November 2, 2005, at her residence.
Services are tomorrow at 11 a.m. Hammond Hill M.B. Church in Senatobia. Burial will be in Hammond Hill Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home in Senatobia has charge.
Gross was a member of Hammond Hill M.B. Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include two daughters, Essie Turner and Carlean Stasher, both of Como; four sons, Earnest Jackson, Eric Gross and Charles Gross, all of Como and John L. Jackson of Lakeland, Fla.; four sisters, Martha Ann Wilbourn, Bessie Mae Butts and Bessie Lee McNeal, all of Como and Viola Sledge of Chicago, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
GROSS, Stella Louise
OXFORD – Stella Louise Gross, 54, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services are today at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s M.B. Church in Batesville. Burial will be in St. Peter’s M.B. Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.
Gross was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband James Earl Gross of Batesville; one daughter, Gloria Brooks of Oxford; her mother Eva Mae Webb of Senatobia; two sisters, Lula Mae Youngblood of Jacksonville, Fla. and Martha Bobo of Senatobia; four brothers, John Barksdale of Batesville, Otis Brooks of Como, Sammie Bobo of Coldwater and Danny Bobo of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
GUSNIOWSKI, Jaroslawa "Cecilia"
MARKS– Jaroslawa "Cecilia" Gusniowski, 77, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at her residence.
Services were Wednesday at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Father John Bohn officiated. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
Gusniowski, born in Domamorycz, Tarnopol, Poland, Nov. 8, 1927, was a member of St. Elizabeth Church in Clarksdale and a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Jan Gusniowski of Marks.