Obituaries – 2005 – T

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 1, 2005

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (T)

2005 – T :             

TALLANT, Steven Earl Jr.
     CLARKSDALE –  Steven Earl Tallant Jr., 38, died Monday, May 30, 2005, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at National Funeral Chapel in Clarksdale. Rev. Bob Hickey and Rev. Rusty Fair will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be today from 9 a.m. until service time. National Funeral Home has charge.
     Tallant, born Aug. 31, 1966, born to Linda Clampit Tallant and the late Steven Earl Tallant Sr., was a Baptist and a mechanic.
     Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Amos and Sue Clampit and his grandfather, DeVoe Tallant.
Survivors, along with his mother, include his sister, Stephanie Dykes of Clarksdale; his grandmother, Etoile Tallant Barker of Batesville and a niece and nephew.
     Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Elvis Presley Trauma Center (The Med).

TAMBOLI, Mario "Sam"
     SARDIS– Mario "Sam" Tamboli, 82, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Batesville. Father Sam Messina will officiate. Graveside services will be in Memory Hill Gardens at 3 p.m.
     Tamboli, born Sept. 4, 1922, to the late Ruggero "Roy" Tamboli and the late Gesomanda Greganti Tamboli, was an electrician and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was also a Navy veteran during WWII for six years.
     Survivors include his wife Rose Catherine Rasbach Tamboli of Sardis; four sons, Robert Tamboli of Clearwater, Fla., William Tamboli of Macon, Ga., Patrick Tamboli and Roy Tamboli, both of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter Maria Windham of Sardis; three brothers, Robert Tamboli of Enid, Joe Tamboli and Frank Tamboli, both of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Lillian Baron and Julia Liberto, both of Memphis, Tenn., Mary Pittman of N.C. and Jose Smith of Fresno, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the Alzelmer Foundation St. Mary Catholic Church.

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TAPPER, Margie Bolton
     POPE – Margie Bolton Tapper, 84, died Monday, August 29, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare in Batesville.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jay Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Tapper, born April 25, 1921, in Panola County to the late Robert Lewis and the late Ola Mae Anthony Bolton, was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope.
     Survivors include her husband, Warren Tapper of Pope; one son Wayne Tapper of Pope; one sister, Aileen Bolton McMinn of Batesville; two brothers, James Lewis Bolton of Batesville and Carl Bolton of Courtland; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

TATE, Lenora
     MARKS –  Lenora Tate, 86, died Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services were Wednesday at Silent Grove M.B. Church in Marks. Evangelist Virginia Pollard officiated. Burial was in Booker Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
     Tate, born July 23, 1919, to the late Jacob Sanders and the late Ella Freeman, was a homemaker and a member of Second Concord M.B. Church.
     Survivors include six daughters, Ella Walton and Lula B. Tate, both of Marks, Lula Mae Tate of Memphis, Tenn., Johnnie Burgess of South Holland, Ill., Molly B. Tate Carter of Maywood, Ill. and Ida Mae Smallie of Chicago, Ill.; five sons, Billy Tate of Marks, Sammye Tate, R.L. Tate, Frank Tate and Milton Tate, all of Chicago, Ill.; 37 grandchildren and a host of great – grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

TAYLOR, Marcelle J.
     SENATOBIA – Marcelle J. Taylor, 85, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at her residence in Senatobia.
     Services were Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia had charge.
     Taylor was a member of the First Baptist Church in Senatobia.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottie Taylor.
     Survivors include one daughter, Kay Minton of Senatobia; two sons, Ronnie Taylor and Bill Taylor, both of Senatobia; one sister, Virginia Ford of Batesville; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Senatobia.

TAYLOR, Marjorie Philpot
     COMO – Majorie Philpot Taylor, 81, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
     Services were Sunday at Como United Methodist Church. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery in Como. Pate Jones Funeral Home had charge.
     Taylor’s childhood home was Houston. Her family moved to Tupelo and during this time she attended Judson College. She transferred to the University of Mississippi where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. After graduating with a B.A. in home economics, she worked as a stewardess for American Airlines. Marjorie and Arthur R. Taylor Jr. were married May 7, 1948, and made their home in Como.
     She devoted much of her time to the activities of Como Methodist Church. She was a M.Y.F. group leader, one of the founders of the local Explorer’s Bible Study and was instrumental in raising funds for the English Carillon bells in the church. She was a supporter of the arts, a member of Panola Playhouse in Sardis, the Como Opera Guild, the Como Garden Club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
     She was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Van Philpot.
     Survivors include her husband Arthur R. Taylor Jr. of Como; one daughter, Lee Taylor Boyd of Camden, S.C.; three sons, Dr. Arthur R. Taylor III of Oak Ridge, N.C., Van Philpot Taylor of Como and David Kenneth Taylor of Como; two sisters, Grace Nelson of Anniston, Ala. and Lois Sandusky of Memphis, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandson.

TAYLOR, Ricky Lane II
     SARDIS – Ricky Lane Taylor II, 33, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, in Sardis.
     Services were yesterday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Narvin Chism officiated. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Taylor, born May 4, 1972, to Ricky Lane and Barbara Little Taylor, was a roofer for Otis Wolfe Roofing.
Survivors along with his parents include his wife Sarah Nolan Taylor of Sardis; one daughter Miranda Nichole Taylor of Sardis; one son Nathan Lane Taylor of Sardis and one brother Bradly Scott Taylor of Batesville.

TAYLOR, Robbie Inez Bevell
     BATESVILLE–Robbie Inez Bevell Taylor, 81, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Monday at Dickins Chapel. Bishop Paul Roberts officiated. Burial was in Batesville Magnola Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Taylor, born Dec. 3, 1923, to the late Edgar Thatcher Bevell and the late Mary Lilla Wilson Bevell, was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints of Oxford.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Burford Taylor, one brother Edgar Bevell and one sister Elva Bevell Cockrell.
     Survivors include one daughter Beverly Taylor Pearson of Pope; one brother Grady Weldon Bevell of Grenada; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

TAYLOR, William Sledge Jr.
     COMO– William Sledge Taylor Jr., 83, died of a heart attack Friday morning in his home. It was a fitting place. The Taylor home was the heart and soul of generations of Taylors, plus their neighbors and friends. It was the gathering place, and nothing gave Bill Taylor more pleasure than sitting around the family table, sharing stories of friends and loved ones with his wife, his children, and grandchildren.
     "My father was a man of quite dignity and modest reserve," explained his son, Sledge. "He was respected for his integrity and sense of fairness, for being a man of his word. He was also known for his generosity to friends, family and the community. He led by example and earned the sincere respect of all who knew him.
     "Dad also had a wonderful sense of humor and surprise, wry wit. There was often a twinkle of mischief in his eye. He loved a good yarn, and most of all, he loved his family."
     Born in Sledge, Taylor attended Mississippi State University, where he was president of Sigma Chi fraternity and a member of the Scabbard & Blade and Omega Delta Kappa honorary societies. A World War II veteran, Taylor was a B-24 pilot, who first served as a gunnery instructor in Texas. He was stationed in California training to fly the B-29 bomber when the war ended. In 1943, he married Frances Aldrich Taylor. They were married for 57 years and had two children.
     After the war, Taylor assumed his place on the family farm. With property in the delta and in the hills around Como, he grew cotton, wheat, corn, and soybeans while also managing cattle operation. He was named the Panola County Cattleman of the Year in 1969. He was a member of the National Cotton Council and the Delta Council. Taylor also served on the board of the State Bank of Como, was a Como City Alderman, President t and long-time member of the Rotary Club, President of the Como Consolidated Gin Company and a lifelong member of the Como United Methodist Church, where he served as President of the church’s administrative board.
     Taylor was a man of many interests and an active outdoorsman. For many years, he flew his own plane, a Cessna 172, and was a competitive harness racer. An accomplished horseman, he often hosted local field trials and quail hunts as well as annual dove hunts.
     Just last year, Taylor married Virginia (Virgie) Fulcher, a family event that drew relatives from all over the country. With Virgie, he continued the tradition of hosting daily, family luncheons where grandchildren were especially welcomed.
     In addition to his wife, Virgie, Taylor is survived by two children, Virginia (Ginny) Taylor Drash and William Sledge Taylor III; six grandsons; two great-grandchildren; a step-daughter; four step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Como Methodist Church.

TERRELL, Frances Virginia Trotter
     MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Frances Virginia Trotter Terrell, 86, formerly of Sardis, died Saturday, August 13, 2005, at Health South Rehab in Memphis, Tenn.
     Services were Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Hal Johnson officiated. Moore Funeral Home had charge.
     Terrell, born June 20, 1919, to the late William C. Trotter and the late Ella Dorr Trotter, was a member of the Church of Christ.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Harrison Terrell.
     Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn Lorena Tribble of Memphis, Tenn.; two sons, Amos H. Terrell Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz. and John W. Terrell of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

THACKER, Harold Green
     ASKEW — Harold Green Thacker, 55, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at his residence.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Derrick Simmons will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Thacker, born Oct. 14, 1949, in Quitman County to the late David and Leona Dykes Thacker, was a self-employed painter and a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.
     Survivors include three sisters, Bobbie Thacker Stuart of Askew, Patsy Thacker Mitchell of Crenshaw and Judy Thacker Mayo of Sarah and five brothers, David Thacker, Jimmy Thacker, and Stanley Thacker, all of Sarah, Paul Thacker of Olive Branch and Robert Thacker of Askew.

THOMAS, Johnny Russell
     SARDIS – Johnny Russell Thomas, 69, died Monday, May 9, 2005, at Beverly Health Care Nursing Home.
     Services are tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Viney Creek M.B. Church. Rev. O. Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Viney Creek Cemetery. Delta Burial Funeral Home has charge.
     Thomas, born May 25, 1935, was a retired construction worker.
     Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Holcom of Southaven, Peggy Floyd of Memphis, Tenn. and Patricia Moore of Sardis and three sons, Johnny R. Thomas Jr. of Sardis, Clay Thomas of Marks and Tony Wheatley of Pope.

THOMAS, Minnie Mae
BATESVILLE –  Minnie Mae Thomas, 80, died Saturday, November 5, 2005, at Baptist Desoto in Southaven.
     Services are tomorrow at 2 p.m. at West Camp M.B. Church. Burial will be in West Camp Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Thomas, born August 11, 1925, to the late Kerron Thomas and the late Pilifia Hentz, was a homemaker and a member of West Camp M.B. Church.
     Survivors include three daughters, Edna Davis of Coldwater, Margaret Armstrong of Pittsboro and Angie McClee of Greenwood; two sons, Milton C. Lee of Bruce and Johnny James Lee of Berkely, Calif.; two sisters, Ida B. Oliver of Sardis and Betty Lou Bradford of Chicago, Ill.; seven grandchildren and three great – grandchildren.

THOMPSON, Carl Eugene Sr.
     BATESVILLE- Carl Eugene Thompson Sr., 94, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at Beverly Health Care.
     Graveside services were Thursday at Black Jack Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Thompson, born Dec. 31, 1910, to the late Lewis Weldon and Claudie Bevell Thompson, was a member of Central Church of Christ.
     Survivors include two sons, Carl E. Thompson and James Lewis Thompson, both of Sardis; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

THOMPSON, William "Bill"
DES MOINES, Iowa – William "Bill" Thompson, 73, formerly of Sardis, died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his residence.
     Services were Thursday, July 28, 2005, at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery. Henderson Highland Park Funeral Service had charge.
     Thompson, born Jan. 4, 1932, to the late Jerry Thompson Sr. and the late Octavia Brooks Thompson, was a member of the Pleasant Green Baptist Church. After moving to Des Moines, Iowa, he joined the Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was employed at Central National Bank until obtaining work as an engineer at Roosevelt High School. He worked for the Des Moines public school system for 21 years, retiring in 1997.
     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Thompson; one brother, Jerry Thompson and one son, David Thompson.
     Survivors include two daughters, Brenda K. Norris of Batesville and Marnee Thompson of Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, David Thompson of Jackson; two sisters, Sarah M. Hightower of Sardis and Christene Patton of Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

TIDWELL, Dorothy Hawkins
     BATESVILLE– Dorothy Hawkins Tidwell, 84, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford.
     Services are today at 1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kenneth Corley and Rev. Doug Pepper will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Tidwell, born Oct. 8, 1920, in Lafayette County, to Adam and Leacy Marbry Hawkins was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Victor Tidwell and a grandson, Rocky Wayne Tidwell.
     Survivors include one daughter Mary Quay Tidwell Russell of Batesville; two sons, Wayne Tidwell and David Tidwell, both of Batesville; one brother Bill Hawkins of Batesville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

TIDWELL, James "Jim" Burford Jr.
This notice is re-printed due to incorrect information originally provided.
     CROWDER–James "Tim" Burford Tidwell Jr., 51, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks.
     Services were Friday at Crowder Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Kilgore officiated. Burial was in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Tidwell, born June 25, 1953, in Batesville to the late James Burford Tidwell Sr. and Edna Louise Henry Tidwell, was a member of Crowder Baptist Church and chemical supervisor for Flyod Fire.
     Survivors along with his mother include his wife Barbara Elmore Tidwell of Crowder; one son James "Tripp" Burford Tidwell III of Auburn, Ala.; two daughters, April Dawn Harp and Barbara Ann Tidwell Burgess, both of Texas; one sister Belle Haire of Batesville and three grandchildren.

TIDWELL, Margaret Frances Snyder
     BATESVILLE- Margaret Frances Snyder Tidwell, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at her residence.
     Services were Tuesday at Dickins Chapel. Rev. Jerry Sanford and Rev. Gary Longo officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Tidwell, born Dec. 18, 1930, to the late Artie Snyder and the late Hattie Corinne Marbery Snyder, was a homemaker and was employed by Mississippi School Pictures. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pearl.
     She is preceded in death by one son, Ronald Lynn Tidwell.
     Survivors include her husband Robert Tidwell of Batesville; two daughters, Anita Longo of Richland and Esther Spain of Pearl; one brother, Charles L. Snyder of Sardis; one sister Christine Barnes of Lonoke, Ark.; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.    

TIDWELL, Ruby Jaco
     MARKS –  Ruby Jaco Tidwell, 71, died Sunday, November 20, 2005, at Baptist Desoto in Southaven.
     Services were Wednesday at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Rev. Earnest Gordon and Dr. Phillip Tidwell officiated. Burial was in Memorial Gardens. National Funeral Home had charge.
     Tidwell, born Nov. 26, 1933, was a homemaker and a member of Gateway Baptist Church in Lurand.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Tidwell and one son Jeff Tidwell.
     Survivors include three daughters, Rita Moore of Mantachie, Barbara Tackett of Marks and Sarah Garrard of Lyon; two sons, Dr. Phillip Tidwell and Wesley Tidwell, both of Marks; two sisters, Lottie Avant of Batesville and Jeanette Carpenter of Clarksdale; two brothers, Doyle Jaco of Clarksdale and William Jaco of Lyon; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to Gateway Baptist Church.

TODD, Hortense
     COLDWATER – Hortense Todd, 75, died Sunday, September 25, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
     Services were Wednesday at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando. Burial was in Greenleaf Cemetery, Greenleaf Community in Tate County. Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home had charge.
     Todd was a retired merchant owner of Todd CB Shop in Southaven.
     Survivors include his wife, Martha Todd of Coldwater; three daughters, Tommie Sowell of Coldwater, Tawanda Pirtle of Nesbit and Lorie Hudson of Nesbit; one son, Billy Todd of Nesbit; seven brothers, Carthel Todd and Lynn Todd, both of Hernando, Jerry Todd, Richard Todd, Lemoyme Todd and Jackie Lee Todd, all of Alphaba and Junior Todd of Hernando; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

TOLBERT, Annie Margarette Ellis
     DETROIT, Mich.- Annie Margarette Ellis Tolbert, 65, formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Garden City Hospital.
     Services were Sunday at West Camp M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. Nathaniel Frison officiated. Burial was in West Camp Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
     Tolbert, born Sept. 5, 1939, in Batesville, to the late Dink Ellis and Willie Mae Ellis, was a butcher and a member of Wings of Love M.B. Church in Detroit, Mich.
     Along with her mother, survivors include her spouse William James Tolbert of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Roy Ellis of Batesville, James Ellis of Memphis and West Henderson of New Port News, Va.; eight sisters, Marylon Madison, Carrie Ellis and Gaynell Anderson, all of Batesville, Emma Jean Street, Ruby McGown and Earlean Gaskin, all of Detroit, Mich., Jennie Ruth Bradley of Olive Branch and Johnnie Florence Cathey of Las Vegas, Nev., and two grandchildren.

TOLIVER, Alaina Jade
     BATESVILLE- Graveside services for Alaina Jade Toliver were held Saturday, February 12, 2005 at Barnacre Farms Cemetery.
     The daughter of Steven and Mary Catherine Cole Toliver, she was stillborn Thursday, February 10 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven. Dickins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
     In addition to her parents she is survived by her grandparents: Katherine Cole of Memphis, David Cole of Fulton, Jerone and Alice Toliver of Batesville and Carolyn McCaa of Sardis; three brothers, Steven Toliver, II, Zachary Cole and Tanner Toliver, all of Batesville, and two sisters, Alicen McGhee and Emily Grace Toliver, both of Batesville.

TOLIVER, Ethel LaTrisha
SARDIS – Ethel LaTrisha Toliver, 28, died Saturday, December 10, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
     Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Sardis. Pastor Bryan Odhiambo will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Cemetery in Sardis. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Toliver, born Oct. 7, 1977, to Jasper Earl Toliver and Shirley Ann Davis Toliver of Sardis, was a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church.
     Survivors, along with her parents, include one daughter, MaTricha Toliver of Sardis; one sister LaToya S. Toliver of Sardis and four brothers, Jasper Toliver Jr., Rodney Toliver and Marreo Toliver, all of Sardis and El Marrie Jones of Batesville.

TOWLE, Barbara
NEW EGYPT, N.J.- Barbara Towles, 63, died Friday, December 23. 2005, at her residence. She was married to J. Harvey Towles, formerly of Batesville, for 40 years.
     A Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday at the Church of the Assumption with interment following at the BGWCD Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, N.J. Tilghman Funeral Home had charge.
     Towles, born to the late Connie and Edward McGuire, in Boston, Mass., was educated in Quincy, Mass. and graduated from Trenton State College in New Jersey. She served in the U.S. Air Force and most recently was an investigator with the N.J. Department of Labor. She was formerly the Republican Municipal Chairperson for Plumsted Township, and was currently the recording secretary for the Plumsted Township Republican Club. She was the founding president of the Friends of the Plumsted Township Library and a library board member for 21 years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 455 in New Egypt and was and enthusiastic gardener and an avid race fan at the New Egypt Speedway.
     She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Edward J. McGurie Jr.
     Survivors, along with her husband, include one daughter, Kerrie Towles; one son, James Towles Jr. of North Hanover Township, N.J.; one sister, Ruth Gamble of Quincy, Mass. and several nieces and nephews.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 516 High Street, Suite 11,
Mount Holly, NJ 08060.

TRAMEL, Travis Lewis
     BATESVILLE–Travis Lewis Tramel Sr., 72, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford of heart failure.
     Services were Friday, April 8 at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. Rev. Wes Sherman and Rev. Billy Credille officiated. Burial was in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Tramel, born Oct. 27, 1932, to the late Webster and Daisy Gray Tramel, was a member of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church and a retired Dunlap and Kyle truck driver of 44 years.
     Survivors include one daughter Judy Lynne Tramel Fos of Batesville; two sons, Ricky Lee Tramel and Travis L. Tramel Jr., both of Batesville; one brother Melvin Tramel of Batesville and two grandchildren, Chris Fos and Hilda Fos.

TURNER, Louise Cole
BATESVILLE –  Louise Cole Turner, 75, died Thursday, August 4, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis. Rev. Odell Draper will officiate. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. has charge.
     Turner, born May 27, 1930, in Sardis to the late Lonnie Cole and the late Deola Draper, was a homemaker and a member of Bountiful Blessing Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn.
     Survivors include five daughters, Rosie Ballentine of St. Louis, Mo., Dorothy Harris and Marilyn Diaz, both of Sardis, Ola Marie Bowden and Tersa A. Diaz, both of Memphis, Tenn.; six sons, Bruce Turner of Sardis, Lonzie Turner of Memphis, Tenn., James W. Turner Jr., Lee G. Turner, Andrew Turner and Calvin Turner, all of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Campbell and Ida Mae Bishop, both of Sardis; one brother, Lonnie Cole Jr. of Sardis; 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 

TUTOR, Richard Glenn
     SAN ANTONIO, Texas- SGM. Richard Glenn Tutor, USA (Ret), 62, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, following a long illness in San Antonio. Mr. Tutor was formerly of Panola County, and he was the brother of Pattie Sue Baker of Courtland.
     Services were Thursday, Dec. 23, at Northern Hills United Methodist Church in San Antonio. Burial was in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Sunset Funeral Home had charge.
     Tutor was born Aug. 7, 1942, to the late Ruby (Onsby) and Richard Gaines Tutor in Robbs, Miss.
     He was preceded in death by his daughter Ann-Janelle Hamilton.
     Other survivors include his wife Joan Tutor; one son Scott Tutor; brothers and sisters, Mary Ruth Pettit, Wayne Tutor and Ruby Jean Oswalt, all of Pontotoc, and Bobbie Nell Pettit of Lambert.
     Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8918 Tesoro Dr., Ste. 575, San Antonio, Texas, 78217.

TURNER, Virginia Florence "Jean" Ashe
     BATESVILLE- Virginia Florence "Jean" Ashe Turner, 84, died Saturday, December 3, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services are today at 10:30 a.m. at Lee Chapel the First Baptist Church. Dr. Robert Self and Rev. Gregg Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in Middleton, Tenn. cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Alexander Turner Sr.
     Survivors include one son, Lloyd Turner Jr. of Kennett, Mo.; one daughter, Regina Garner and son-in-law Paul M. Garner of Woodlands, Texas; one sister, Louise Bottoms of Canton, Ga. and two grandchildren, Paul Martin Garner II and Ashley Lane Garner.




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