PADGETT, Tommie Turner
BAY ST. LOUIS– Funeral Services for Mrs. Tommie Turner Padgett of Bay St. Louis were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005 in the chapel of Greenlawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Dallas Redding officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Tommie Turner Padgett, age 86, died March 31 in Bay St. Louis at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bobbye Ruth Maggio. Mrs. Padgett was a native of Batesville. She had made her home in Columbia, S.C. for the last 16 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents Matthew Thomas Turner and Vallie Leola Turner; by her husband of 67 years, Gaddis Terry Padgett, an infant son Terry Thomas Padgett, and a daughter Jeanette Padgett Soderstrom; her son-in-law Herbert McElvain, Jr., whom she considered a son, and her grandson Mark Jason McElvain.
Mrs. Padgett is survived by her daughters Bobbye Ruth Maggio, (Mrs. Henry) of Bay St. Louis and Ms. Linda Fay McElvain of Columbia, S.C., seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
What a wonderful mother we had. She never had ambitions beyond her husband, children and home. She was always able to create a pleasant home for her family in spite of the many moves with her military husband. A faithful Christian until the end of her life, she trained her children in the way that they should go, never leaving room for any doubt that they were loved by her. She knew that the greatest work that she would do would be done within the walls of her home. She welcomed all who entered her home with true hospitality. She truly laid her life down on the altar of motherhood.
Her cooking talent was always evident when she prepared food for family and friends. Gardening was not work for her, it was her pleasure. Her faith was lived out day-to-day. Church life was always the center of her interaction with others. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. She always had time to listen to the concerns of others and some of her best advice was encouraging each one to "keep on the sunny side."
She will be greatly missed by her loved ones and many friends, but all who knew her know that she is at peace in her heavenly home.
The family would like to express their love and appreciation to the many friends who have offered and provided love and support during her illness. Thank you Odyssey Hospice Health Care; you served with such love.
Our mother was blessed with wonderful sitters who loved her and prayed with her during the long night hours. Thank you Anita, Janice, Tabitha, Florence, and Amanda.
PADGETT, William J.
CHARLESTON – William J. Padgett, 75, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at VA Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were Monday at Friendship East Baptist Church. Rev. J.G. Thomas officiated. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Padgett, born Aug. 3, 1929, in Grays, Ark., to the late Julius C. Padgett and the late Willa Fincher Padgett, was a retired radio and t.v. repairman and a member of Friendship East Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Padgett of Enid; five sons Donald Padgett of Saginaw, Mich., William Padgett Jr. of Clinton, Ark. and Attorney Jeff Padgett of Batesville, Dr. Bill Williams of Searcy, Ark. and Jack Williams of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one daughter Patricia Spicher of Selmer, Tenn. and 14 grandchildren.
PARKS, Cora Lee
CRENSHAW- Cora Lee Parks, 79, died Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services are tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph M.B. Church in Crenshaw. Rev. Richard Askew will officiate. Visitation is today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Crenshaw. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Parks, born October 25, 1926, in Sledge to the late Effie Turner and the late Alberta Gordon, was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph M.B. Church in Crenshaw. She was also an usher.
Survivors include seven daughters, Mary Parks, Ora Nelson, Bessie Sims and Roberta Wright, all of Crenshaw, Emma Dukes of Longtown, Rose Mary Robinson of Chicago, Ill. and Patsy Fox of Batesville; six sons, Eddie Parks, James Parks and Johnny Parks, all of Crenshaw, Bobby Parks and David Parks, both of Longtown and Willie Parks of Lakewell, Fla.; 41 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
PARKS, Eddie Jr.
CRENSHAW– Eddie Parks Jr., 78, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services are tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph M.B. Church in Crenshaw. Rev. Robert Askew will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Parks, born Jan. 3, 1927, in South Lake to the late Eddie Parks and the late Bessie Gordon, was a retired truck driver for Kentucky Clay Company, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of St. Joseph M.B. Church in Crenshaw.
Survivors include his wife Cora Lee Parks of Crenshaw; his step-mother Annie Parks of Parking, Ark.; seven sons, Eddie Parks, James Parks, Johnny Parks and Sammy Parks, all of Crenshaw, Bobby Parks and David Parks, both of Longtown and Willie Parks of Lakewell, Fla.; seven daughters, Mary Parks, Ora Nelson, Bessie Sims and Roberta Wright, all of Crenshaw, Emma Dukes of Longtown, Patsy Fox of Batesville and Rosemary Robinson of Chicago, Ill.; two brothers, James Parks of Los Angeles, Calif. and Frank Gordon of Crenshaw; one sister Leller Mae Parker of Cincinnati, Ohio; 41 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
PARKS, Sammy Lee
CRENSHAW – Sammy Lee Parks, 50, died Saturday, August 6, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services are tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph M.B. Church in Crenshaw. Rev. Robert Askew will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Crenshaw. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Parks, born April 6, 1995, in Tunica to the late Eddie Parks Jr. and Cora Lee Parks, was a member of St. Joseph M.B. Church.
Survivors, along with his mother, include his wife, Willie H. Parks of Sledge; three daughters, Patricia Harris of Sledge, Tammie Harris of Rochester, N.Y. and Lawanda Ly of Walls; two sons, Jimmy Harris of Rochester, N.Y. and Robert Lee Harris of Sledge; seven sisters, Mary Parks, Ora Nelson, Bessie Sims and Roberta Wright, all of Crenshaw, Emma Dukes of Longtown, Patsy Fox of Batesville and Rose Mary Robinson of Chicago, Ill.; six brothers, Eddie Parks, James Parks and Johnny Parks, all of Crenshaw, Bobby Parks and David Parks, both of Longtown and Willie Parks of Lakewell, Fla. and 11 grandchildren.
PARROTT, Eugene William Jr.
FLORENCE, S.C.- Eugene William Parrott Jr., 85, father of Connie Waldrup of Batesville, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at his residence in Florence.
Services were Jan. 22, at Waters-Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Florence. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Parrott, born Oct. 30, 1919, in Florence, to the late Vinnie Meeks Parrott and the late Eugene William Parrott Sr., graduated from Florence High School. He played on the football, basketball, and baseball teams.
He was known as "glue-fingers" on the football team for catching passes.
He attended Presbyterian College and played on the baseball team.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years. He served with distinction with the 94th Division, 301st Infantry, E CO. as a 1st Sergeant. He was qualified in M1 30-caliber rifle, 30-caliber heavy machine gun and Browning automatic rifle. He served 18 months in France, Germany and Czechoslovakia during World War II. Theaters of Operation and Medals include Northern France, two Battle Stars, Ardennes-Rhine; two Battle Stars, Central Europe; one Battle Star, European Operation. Other commendations earned include Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart and The Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement in ground combat.
He spent 25 years in the South Carolina Officials Association in football, basketball, and baseball. He worked 38 years for the Postal Service as a clerk, city carrier and rural carrier. He enjoyed playing golf and being with his family and friends. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Survivors in addition to his daughter include his wife Betty Parrott; one son, Eugene "Chip" W. Parrott III of Florence; grandchildren, Susan Hardy of Batesville and Christy Waldrup of Batesville, Jennifer Colbert of Greenville and Taylor H. Parrott of Florence.; three great-grandchildren, Bryce and Britton Colbert and Addison Hardy; two sisters, Maureen Shrum of Charlottesville, Va. and Carolyn MacDonald of Jonesboro, Ga.
He was preceded in death by one brother Pete Parrott.
PATTERSON, Dennis Dero
COURTLAND– Dennis Dero Patterson, 81, formerly of Lambert, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville of heart failure.
Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Rev. Gary Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
Patterson, born Aug. 16, 1923, in Calhoun, was a member of McIvor Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Patsy Funderburg Patterson of Courtland; six daughters, Allis Patterson of Courtland, Jo Steed and Linda Cobb, both of Lambert, Shirley Applewhite of Moorhead, Judy Royce and Debbie Tucker, both of Brewton, Ala.; three sons, Gary Patterson and Roy Patterson, both of Courtland and Gerald Patterson of Waco, Texas; two sisters, Pat Chaldwell of Johnson City, Tenn. and Faye Johnson of Little Rock, S.C.; two brothers, Ray Patterson of Nacodoches, Texas and Wayne Patterson of Houston, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to McIvor Baptist Church Building Fund, 103 Wilson Rd., Batesville, Miss. 38606.
ENID – Johnnie Patterson, 59, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at his residence of natural causes.
Patterson was born June 8, 1945.
Services were Saturday at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Directors had charge.
PERRY, Issac "Zeke" Jr.
BATESVILLE- Issac "Zeke" Perry Jr., 90, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services are today at 1 p.m. at Concord M.B. Church. Bro. Solomon Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Perry, born April 10, 1914, to the late Issac Perry and the late Tom Ella Stewart, was a retired farmer and a member of Concord M.B. Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Tom Ella Douglas of Memphis; one son, Wesley Ford of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Thersa Lewis and Lubertha Johnson, both of Milwaukee, Wis.; a niece who cared for him, Evone Smith of Batesville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
PERRY, Linda Joyce
COLDWATER- Linda Joyce Perry, 45, died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Services were Sunday at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando. Burial was in Goodrum Memorial Cemetery in Eudora. Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home had charge.
Perry was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Alonzo Perry; three daughters, Laura Jean Feathers of Senatobia, Kassy Patrick of Senatobia and Mary Feathers of Eudora and one step-daughter, Angel Nicole Perry of Horn Lake; one son, Lawrence Guy Feathers of Eudora and two step-sons, Alonzo Perry Jr. and Charlie Perry, both of Horn Lake; two sisters, Teresa Lovett of Memphis, Tenn. and Christina Fowell of Senatobia; three brothers, Terry Lovett of Como, Mark Lovett of Barton and John Phelps of Hernando; her mother, Carolyn Tingle of Southaven and six grandchildren.
BATESVILLE– Connie Petrovich, 88, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare of heart failure.
Mass services were Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Sam Messina officiated. Burial is today at 2 p.m. in North Hampton Memorial Shrine in Easton, Pa. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Petrovich, born Sept. 10, 1916, to the late Louis S. and Mary Semeraglia Pecora of West Hazelton, Pa., was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was employed in the food service industry.
Survivors include one daughter Letitia P. Davis of Pope; one sister Letitia Yaworski of Easton, Pa. and two brothers, Joseph Pecora of Bethlehem, Pa. and Louis Pecora of Santa Ana, Calif.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church building fund.
PHILLIPS, Daniel Morris
Daniel Morris Phillips, 47, of Oxford, died December 12, 2005, at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital. He was assistant publisher at The Oxford Eagle and an award-winning writer and photographer. He served in several leadership positions with the National Newspaper Association, including a term as president in 1999-2000. As president of the Mississippi Press Association in 1997-98, he was instrumental in forming the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, headquartered at The University of Mississippi. He was named among the "Top 40 Under 40" by the Mississippi Business Journal in 1998. He was also recognized that year by The University of Mississippi department of journalism as one of the top 50 alumni as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebration. He was a current member of the board of trustees for the National Kidney Foundation of Mississippi.
He was a member of the Oxford Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow, and was an active member of Oxford University United Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Oxford University United Methodist Church with Rev. Warren Black and Rev. Bob Whiteside officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
He leaves his wife Susan Schove Phillips; two daughters, Margaret Goodwyn Phillips and Mary August Phillips; his parents, Jesse P. and Jeanette Phillips; two brothers, Tim Phillips and Andy Phillips; and his mother-in-law Margaret (Peggy) Schove, all of Oxford.
Memorials may be made to Oxford University United Methodist Church, 424 S. 10th Street, Oxford, MS 38655; to the National Kidney Foundation of Mississippi, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296; or to the Daniel M. Phillips Scholarship, University of Mississippi Department of Journalism, University, MS 38677.
PHILLIPS, Dr. Doris Dunn
BATESVILLE – Dr. Doris Dunn Phillips, 82, retired professor from The University of Mississippi, died Friday, August 5, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Hospital.
Services were yesterday at Batesville Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Dr. Phillips, born Feb. 17, 1923, in Abbeville, was the daughter of the late Taylor Eugene and Ruby Davis Dunn. She was the widow of the late Richard Spears Phillips of Batesville. As an Elder of the Batesville Presbyterian Church, Dr. Phillips served on the board of Deacons and numerous Presbytery and Synod Committees. After earning two masters and a doctorate degree from The University of Mississippi, she taught in the school of business at Ole Miss for 25 years and was inducted into the Ole Miss Jazz Musicians Hall of Fame.
In 2004 the Dr. Doris Dunn Phillips Ole Miss First Scholarship was established in her honor at The University of Mississippi. An avid Ole Miss sports fan, Phillips enjoyed tailgating in the Grove and spending time with family.
Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rayna Phillips Hill.
Survivors include one son, Richard T. "Flip" Phillips and wife Vera of Batesville; two daughters, Julie Phillips Correro and husband William of Senatobia and Gina Phillips Kilgore and husband Don of Batesville; eight grandchildren, Cassie Phillips Alston of Jackson, Richard Spears Phillips II of Lubbock, Texas, Taylor Phillips of Ridgeland, Ashley Hill Sinclair of Batesville, Laura Hill of Oxford, Phillip and Richard Corerro of Senatobia and Madison Kilgore of Batesville and three great-grandchildren, Sheldon, Miles and Gray Alston of Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. Doris Dunn Phillips Ole Miss Scholars Award, c/o University of Mississippi Foundation of Batesville Presbyterian Church.
PHILLIPS, John Derwood Sr.
Batesville – John Derwood Phillips Sr., 75, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland, Texas. Rev. Holy Field will officiate. Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Cemetery in Cleveland, Texas. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
Phillips, born Dec. 7, 1929, in Cleveland, Texas to the late Ernest Leon Phillips and the late Velma Phillips, was a veteran of WWII, a truck driver and a member of the Church of God in Columbus, Texas.
Survivors include three sons, John D. Phillips Jr. of Texas, Ernest Leon Phillips of Winona and Michael Wayne Phillips of Dallas, Texas; nine daughters, Janet Munoz of Lubback, Texas, Janice Dun of Alabama, Diana Sowders of Batesville, Sandra Phillips of Houston, Texas, Wanda Kay Phillips of Houston, Texas, Robin Gail Phillips of Vegas, Nev., Rita Joyce Patera of Houston, Texas, Donna Boyd of Fort Myers, Fla. and Ruth Simmons of Cleveland, Texas; three sisters, Dolly Phillips, Magodlane Beshea and Thelma Phillips, all of Nacogdoches, Texas; 26 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
PIERCE, Evelyn A.
BATESVILLE- Evelyn A. Pierce, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare of heart failure.
Memorial services are Sunday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Community of Christ Church in Senatobia. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Pierce, born July 2, 1915, to the late Albert and Arinda Evenson Cole in Bremerton, Wash., was the widow of Leory Pierce and a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter Mary Pierce Kennedy of Batesville; one son Roy John Pierce of Courtland; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
PIGUES, Kimberley Roseborough
SARDIS – Kimberley Roseborough Pigues, 30, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto.
Services were Thursday, August 4, 2005, at Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como. Rev. Mack Taylor officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. M.J. Edwards Funeral Home, Inc. had charge.
Pigues, born Jan. 15, 1975, to Tiwatza Roseborough Anderson of Sardis and Robert Earl Birge of Como, was a graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College and attended The University of Mississippi School of Business.
She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Virginia Roseborough Jennings of Como and Alice Birge of Sardis.
Survivors, along with her parents, include one son, Nicholas Pigues of Sardis; four sisters, Evette Mister of Batesville, Sharon Montgomery of Chicago, Ill., Debbi Birge of Como and Brittany Anderson of Sardis.
SLEDGE – Wilson Pinion, 88, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford of heart failure.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Sarah Baptist Church. Rev. Jimmy Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Longtown Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
Pinion, born Nov. 30, 1916, in Quitman County, was a member of Sarah Baptist Church and a retired farmer.
He was preceded by his wife, Clara Howe Pinion.
Survivors include four sons, Jesse W. Davis of Sarah, Gary Pinion of Sledge, Wayne Pinion of Southaven and Larry Pinion of California; one daughter, Mona Harrison of Florida; one brother, Bertram Sanders of Pittsboro; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
PITCOCK, Ann Williams
POPE – Ann Williams Pitcock, 74, died Monday, September 12, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were yesterday at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Stubblefield and Rev. Jay Anderson officiated. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Pitcock, born Oct. 15, 1930, in Batesville to the late Aubrey Crump and the late Edith Lucille Smith Williams, was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Pitcock Robison.
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Pitcock of Pope; two daughters, Brenda Pitcock Williams of Pope and Melanie Pitcock Perry of Clarksdale; one brother, Willard Williams of Courtland; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope.
PITCOCK, Grady Wayne "Pudden"
JONESBORO, Ark.–Grady Wayne "Pudden" Pitcock, 57, died Wednesday, April 13 at him home.
Pitcock was stricken by a sudden, massive heart attack, according to his sister, Debra Pitcock Bolton of Batesville. "His wife went to church and when she got home she found him," she said.
Pitcock was a Batesville native who graduated from South Panola High School in 1966 where he also picked up the nickname "Pudden." He was an outstanding athlete and a member of The Archmen, a favorite local rock and roll band of the era.
Pitcock’s athletic abilities earned a baseball scholarship to Arkansas State University where he was a member of the Indian baseball team and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was named to the All-American baseball team in 1967 and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox. He later played with the New York Yankees organization before injuries ended his baseball career. He was a member of the ASU Hall of Honor and the Jonesboro Elks Lodge.
He worked in real estate and was of the Church of Christ faith.
Survivors, in addition to his sister, include his wife, Barbara Chafin Pitcock; one daughter, Clare Pitcock of Little Rock; one son, Ty Pitcock, also of Little Rock, and his father, Grady W. Pitcock of Sardis.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Faye McLendon Pitcock, and his brother, Barry Pitcock. Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro handled the private arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to The Learning Center, 2808 Fox Meadow Lane, Jonesboro, AR, 72404.
PITCOCK, Leslie Ross
POPE- Leslie Ross Pitcock, 19, died Saturday, December 10, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Services were Monday at Batesville First Baptist Church. Dr. Greg Johnston and Rev. Annette Ford officiated. Burial was in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Pitcock, born July 22, 1986, in Oxford to Jim and Linda Clay Bryan Pitcock, was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a junior at Ole Miss and graduated from Senatobia City School in 2003 where she was an honor student. She was a Lott Leadership Scholar and also a Chandler Leadership Scholar at Ole Miss. She was an artist and said she wanted to be a big time artist in New York City. She played for the Batesville Blaze ASA 14 and under softball team at first base, which her father coached. The team placed second in the Mississippi State Tournament in 2000. Her parents said she was a "sweet, sweet, sweet girl."
Survivors include her parents, Jim and Linda Clay Bryan Pitcock of Pope; her grandparents, Alta Jo Cook Bryan of Taylor and Cecil and Mae Bell Pitcock of Pope and a number of aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the Leslie Ross Pitcock Scholarship Fund at First Security Bank, P.O. Box 690, Batesville or Panola Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 791, Batesville.
POLK, Marvin W.
LONGTOWN- Marvin W. Polk, 75, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at his residence.
Services were Sunday at Askew Grove M.B. Church in Longtown. Burial was in Askew Grove Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
Polk was a retired farmer and a member of Hopewell C.M.E. Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Pearline Polk.
Survivors include three sons, Marvin C. Polk of Minneapolis, Minn., Robert Strong of Peoria, Ill. and James Rodger of Longtown; five sisters, Georgia Lee Crowder of Memphis, Mary Ann Polk and Dorothy Polk, both of Longtown, Edna Polk of Clarksdale and Cora Lee Polk of Oxford; two brothers, B.P. Polk of Memphis and George Polk of Longtown; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
POPPENHEIMER, Nell Linda Johnston
SOUTHAVEN – Nell Linda Johnston Poppenheimer, 61, died Monday October 17, 2005.
Services were yesterday at Whitehaven Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Enid Oak Hill Cemetery in Enid. Forrest Hill Funeral Home had charge.
Poppenheimer was a retired choral music teacher for West Memphis Schools and a member of Whitehaven Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Aaron Johnston Sr.
Survivors include her mother, Nell Johnston of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, Aaron Johnston of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two daughters, Beth Carroll of Hernando and Carolyn Mears of Southaven and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.
POWELL, Wilma Loretto Meadows
BATESVILLE – Wilma Loretto Meadows Powell, 89, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare of heart failure.
Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Martin Chism officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Martin Powell Sr.
Powell, born April 20, 1916, in Hickory Flat, to the late Judge Watt and Susie Meadows, was a Baptist and a homemaker.
Survivors include one son Sam W. Powell Sr. of Sardis; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
PRESLEY, Corporal Michael Brandon –
BATESVILLE- Corporal Michael Brandon Presley, 21, of Batesville, who was serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, died Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany of wounds sustained from a suicide, vehicle-borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 12. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Services are Thursday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 305 Keating Road, Batesville. Visitation is Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Presley, born February 17, 1984, in Oxford to Pam Hope Presley Cousar and the late Michael Woods, was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in New Albany. He was a United States Marine Corporal and a 2002 graduate of North Delta School, where he played offensive and defensive lineman for the Green Wave football team.. He was also part of the 2000 Mississippi Private School Association 3A Championship team.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Woods.
Survivors include his mother, Pam Hope Presley Cousar of New Albany; one brother, Frasyer Colin Hawkins of New Albany; his step-father, Joe W. Cousar of New Albany; his grandmother, Mary Presley of Pope and his grandparents, Mitchell and Mary Frances Harmon Woods of Sardis.
The family requests that memorials be sent to: Hillcrest Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 Hwy. 15 South, New Albany, MS 38652.
PRESLEY, Mary Ruth Shaw
SARDIS – Mary Ruth Shaw Presley, 78, died Monday, October 24, 2005, at Sardis Community Nursing Home in Sardis.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will be in College Hill Cemetery in Oxford. Dr. Gary Richardson will officiate. Visitation is also today from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home. Waller Funeral Home has charge.
Presley was a homemaker and a member of North Oxford Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Eli Presley.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Grace Foret of Shawnee Mission, Kan. and one sister, Elnora Hamilton Shaw Harmon of Greenwood.
PRITCHARD, Margaret Mae Finch
BATESVILLE– Margaret Mae Finch Pritchard, 81, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Sardis Community Nursing Home of heart failure.
Services are today at 1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kevin Teague will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Prichard, born July 9, 1923, in Panola County to the late Carl Bedford and the late Christine McMinn Finch, was a homemaker and a member of Courtland Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Ruthie Arnold and Beverly Pritchard.
Survivors include four sons, Paul Gaines of Worth, Ill., Harold Prithcard of Cordova, Tenn., Jim Pritchard of Evergreen Park, Ill. and Dale Pritchard of Batesville; one brother James Finch of Batesville; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
PRUITT, Paul Eugene
SARAH – Paul Eugene Pruitt, 78, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at his residence.
Memorial services were Saturday at Bartlett Funeral Home. Bartlett Funeral Home had charge.
Pruitt was a retired self-employed upholsterer.
Survivors include his wife Beverly Howton Pruitt; two daughters, Paula K. Perry of Amarillo, Texas and Suzan J. Land of Sarah; two sons, Paul Edward Pruitt, formerly of Louisville, Ky. and step-son Jim D. Stacy of Lafayette, Colo.; two sisters, Abbie Elizabeth Pruitt of Boyd, Texas and Ada Jean Pruitt of Metairie, La.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.