Obituaries – 2005 – K

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 1, 2005

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (K)

2005 – K :             

KELLY, Joseph C. Jr.
SARDIS – Joseph C. Kelly Jr., 72, died Monday, August 8, 2005, at his residence.
     Services are today at 10 a.m. at Roller Citizens Chapel. Burial will be in Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion, Ark. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home has charge.
     Kelly was a glazier and a life member of Local #242/District 80.
     Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Louise Byerly Kelly of Sardis; three daughters, Jeanette Kelly, Joette Kelly and Susan Kelly, all of Memphis, Tenn. and one son, Daniel Kelly of Memphis, Tenn.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or charity of the donor’s choice.

     BATESVILLE – Tommy Kelsay III, 45, died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Damon Plummer officiated. Burial was in Marks Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Kelsay, born July 19, 1960, in Marks to the late Elijah Thomas and Bessie Gaston Kelsay, was a mechanic for Wade, Inc. and a member of Locke Station Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his wife Charlotte Dean Kelsay of Batesville; two daughters, Jessica Rena’ Kelsay and Kasey Nicole Kelsay, both of Batesville; four sisters, Nita Kelsay Townsend of Brandon, Carol Kelsay Milam of Sevierville, Tenn., Jane Kelsay Clark of Batesville and Linda Kelsay Conn of Senatobia and one brother, John Oliver Kelsay of Senatobia.

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KERNS, MGy./Sgt. Donald W.
     BALD KNOB, Ark. — MGy./Sgt. Donald W. Kerns, 72, USMC, ret., formerly of Memphis, Tenn., died April 27, 2005, at St. Vincent’s Infirmary in Little Rock, Ark.
     Services were Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Forest Hill Funeral Home East in Memphis, Tenn. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery East. Forest Hill Funeral Home had charge.
     Sgt. Kerns was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, worked with the Boy Scouts of America for 20 years and served as a Justice of the Peace on the Quorum Court of White County, Ark. He was a past president of the Rotary Club, AARP, Treasurer of the Bald Knob Chamber of Commerce and in 1991, was selected Bald Knob Citizen of the Year. Sgt. Kerns was a long time member of the Hopewell Community Church.
     Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margarette Simpson Kerns; four daughters, Donna Kerns and Pamela Finney, both Memphis, Tenn., Tracy Hopper of Batesville, Jill Lawson of Bald Knob, Ark.; one son John F. Kerns of Gutenstein, Austria; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; his mother Sarah Kerns of Mt. Morris, Pa.; two sisters, Jean Renner and Linda Short, both of Pennsylvania and two brothers, Raymond Kerns and George Kerns, both of Utah.

KEYS, Cortez DeShun
     SARDIS- Cortez DeShun Keys, 9, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were yesterday at New Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev. Walter Nash officiated. Burial was in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home had charge.
     Survivors include his mother, Denise Keys of Sardis; his father, Bobby Heffner and three sisters, Denesha Keys, Jeleisha Keys and Baleisha Heffner, all of Sardis.

KIMBLE, Fordia Flowers
OAKLAND – Fordia Flowers Kimble, 92, died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Saturday at Persimmon Hill M.B. Church in Enid. Rev. J.C. Hentz. Burial was in Persimmon Hill Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
     Kimble, born July 16, 1912, in Yalobusha County to the late Ike Flowers and the late Louise Hamilton, was a homemaker and a member of Persimmon Hill M.B. Church.
     Survivors include a grandson who cared for her, Antonio Kimble; six daughters, Hubert Jean Kimble, Minnie Suggs, Mary Edna Bradford, Shirley McCollins, all of Oakland, Marie Taylor of Cascilla and Mary Chandler of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, L.C. Kimble and H.K. Kimble, both of Oakland; one brother, Perry Flowers Sr. of Memphis, Tenn.; 35 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

KIMMONS, Roosevelt
SARDIS –  Roosevelt Kimmons, 54, died June 15, 2005, at North Mississippi Regional Center in Tupelo.
     Services were Monday at Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como. Burial was in Mt. Level Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
     Kimmons was a MDOT heavy equipment operator and a member of Mt. Level M.B. Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Clara Renix Kimmons; one sister, Martha Loftin of Milwaukee, Wis. and five brothers, L.C. Kimmons of Milwaukee, Wis., David Kimmons of Memphis, Tenn., Clyde Kimmons of Houston, Texas, Clifton Kimmons of Sardis and Fred Hunt of Chicago, Ill.

KING, Annie Margaret Baker
     BATESVILLE– Annie Margaret Baker King, 38, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at her residence.
     Services are tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Jerusalem M.B. Church in Batesville. Visitation will be today from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home. Rev. Zannie Leland and Rev. Jerome Ballard will officiate. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home will have charge.
     Survivors include her husband Michael King; one son Christopher Baker and one daughter Annequat Baker.

KING, Nettie Myrl Cobb
     OXFORD — Nettie Myrl Cobb King, 86, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Oxford. Waller Funeral Home has charge.
     King was a member of Springdale Freewill Baptist Church.
     She was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy Miller and David Miller.
     Survivors include three sons, Jerry Miller of Kosciusko, Bobby Miller and Donnie Miller, both of Oxford; three sisters, Jewel Bains and Dorothy Lott, both of Oxford and Sue Shepard of Grenada; one brother Vernon Cobb of Oxford; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to Springdale Cemetery Fund, 230 County Road 431, Oxford, Miss. 38655.

KNIGHT, Darlene J.
     METAIRIE, La. – Darlene J. Knight, 50, formerly of Panola County, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La.
     Services were yesterday at West Camp Church in Batesville. Burial was in West Camp Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
Knight was a secretary.
     Survivors include her husband John Knight of Metairie, La.; one daughter Tangenyika B. Knight of Metairie, La.; Steven Nicholas Knight of LaPlace, La.; her father T.J. Johnson of Metairie, La.; five sisters, Allie M. Miles of Upper Marlboro, Md., Bonnie Cockerham, of Metairie, La., Sherrie Anderson of Walnut Creek, Calif., Lorene Douglas of Ebro, Fla. and Susan Smith of Metairie, La.; two brothers, T.J. Johnson Jr. of Batesville and Steve Johnson of Metairie, La. and three grandchildren.

KITCHENS, Charlotte Marie O’Neal
     SARDIS- Charlotte Marie O’Neal Kitchens, 59, died Saturday, December 3, 2005, at her residence.
     Services were yesterday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Scruggs officiated. Burial was in Surette Cemetery in Arkabutla. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Kitchens, born July 25, 1946, in Arkabutla to the late James Clay and the late Clara Estell Patrick O’Neal, was a homemaker.
     Survivors include one daughter Melissa Jeannie Redd of Sardis; two sons, James Franklin Redd and Nick Orlando Redd, both of Sarah; three sisters, Shirley O’Neal Buchanan Payne of Dallas, Texas, and Jean O’Neal Brooks and Maxine O’Neal Jennings, both of Memphis, Tenn.; six half-sisters, Liz Clemons of Crenshaw, Mary Alice Medina of Sardis, Pricilla Sparks of Strayhorn, Lou Redd of Sardis, Betty O’Neal of Coldwater and Pauline Boyd of Tunica; one half-brother, William O’Neal of Strayhorn and four grandchildren.

     POPE- Judith Knighton, 56, died Sunday, November 4, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 10 a.m. at Pope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Brown Family Cemetery in Pope. Visitation is today at 9 a.m. at Pope Baptist Church. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Knighton, born December 8, 1948, to the late Milton and Elizabeth Shaw Brown in Southaven, was a member of Pope Baptist Church and a factory worker.
     She was preceded in death by her sister, Carol Brown Crisler.
     Survivors include her long time companion, James Watson of Courtland; one son, Keith Knighton of Courtland; four sisters, Billie Brown Capwell of Pope, Kathryn Brown Sullivant of Memphis, Tenn., Barbara Brown Watts of Marion, Ark. and Wanda Brown Griffin of Memphis, Tenn.; four brothers, Tommy Brown of Memphis, Tenn., Bobby Brown of Olive Branch, and Jimmy Brown and Ricky Brown, both of Pope and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Memorials may be made to Pope Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

KUYKENDOLL, Karen Denise
     SARDIS – Karen Denise Kuykendoll, 19, died Friday, July 22, 2005, from an automobile accident.
     Services are Friday at noon at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Batesville. Rev. C. Jerome Battle will officiate. Burial will be in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Kuykendoll, born July 17, 1986, in Batesville to Curtis Rice of Memphis, Tenn. and Loretta Kuykendoll of Batesville, was a student at Northwest Mississippi Junior College and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Senatobia.
Survivors, along with her parents, include her grandfather, Lawrence Kuykendoll of Batesville; her great-grandmother, Ophelia M. Young of Batesville; her god-parents, King David and Pearl Jones of Sardis; two sisters, Kenya Shegog of Argyle, Texas and Keyana Kuykendoll of Batesville and one brother, James M. Scott IV of Batesville.




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