BAILEY, Margaret Matthews
OAKLAND- Margaret Matthews Bailey, 89, died Monday, November 20, 2006, at her residence.
Services were Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Garner-Harper Chapel. Rev. Clay Baker officiated. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home had charge.
Bailey was a member of the Oakland Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Durrett M. Bailey.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Bailey Roberts of Oxford.
Memorials may be sent to Oakland Methodist Church or Charity of donor?s choice.
BAILEY, William Clyde
SARDIS – William Clyde Bailey, 85, died Friday, December 22, 2006, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
Graveside services were Saturday at Union Baptist Cemetery near Sardis. Marvin Chism officiated. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.
Bailey, born Sept. 11, 1921, was an employee of the Corps of Engineers at Sardis Lake. He was also a member of Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife Yonnie Dell Scallorn Bailey of Sardis; one daughter, Ruby Fern Bailey Brown of Sardis and one son, Jerry Truman Bailey of Sardis.
BAKER, Hiram E.
OXFORD – Hiram E. Baker, 81, formerly of Batesville, died Friday, September 29, 2006, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.
Graveside services will be today at 11 a.m. at Forest Hill South Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Forest Hill South Funeral Home. Forest Hill South Funeral Home has charge.
Baker was retired from American Airlines and a WWII Navy Veteran.
Survivors include his wife Virginia Barnett Baker; one daughter, Sherry Shackelford of Memphis; a son, Jerry Baker of Memphis and one sister Mary Lou Hamberlin of Olive Branch and four grandchildren.
BAKER, Mary Virginia Barnett
BATESVILLE- Mary Virginia Barnett Baker, 81, died Friday, December 15, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Graveside services were Monday at Forest Hill South in Memphis. Forest Hill Funeral Home-South had charge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram E. Baker.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sherry Shackelford of Memphis; one son, Jerry Baker of Memphis and four grandsons.
BATESVILLE – J.W. Banks, 62, died Friday, August, 11, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services are Friday at 1 p.m. at Valley Queen M.B. Church. Rev. Handy will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Belmount Cemetery. Delta Burial has charge.
Banks, born Aug. 18, 1943, was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Willie Mae Toes, and his brother, Effie Banks.
Survivors include two sisters, Ruth D. Moore of Marks and Laura Banks of Waco, Texas and three brothers, Jessie Banks of Waco, Texas, Johnny Banks of Marks and Eddie Banks of Milwaukee, Wis.
BENNER, Etta Ree Littlejohn
BATESVILLE – Etta Ree Littlejohn Benner, 72, died Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Sunday at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. Walter Nash and Rev. Zannie Leland officiated. Burial was in Macedonia M.B. Church Cemetery. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home had charge.
Benner, born Oct. 20, 1934, in Batesville to the late Sam Littlejohn and the late Maude Harris Handy, was a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church.
Survivors include one son, W.J. Littlejohn of Batesville; two sisters, Gentry Corner and Lillie Jones, both of Batesville; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
BIBBS, Willie H.
BATESVILLE- Willie H. Bibbs, 57, died Sunday, December 10, 2006, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Enon M.B. Church. Rev. Kenneth Hoskins will officiate. Burial will be in Orrwood Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation is today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Bibbs, born July 18, 1949 to Claudia Rockette Bibbs of Batesville and the late James Shelling Bibbs, was a member of Sandy Springs A.M.E. Zion Church.
Survivors along with his mother include: his wife, Freddie Bibbs of Batesville; two sons, Tony Allen and Napolean Stocks, both of Batesville; one daughter, LaKeshia Fondren of Bad Baghdad, Iraq; three brothers, Billy Bills, James Bibbs and Gene Bibbs, all of Batesville and six grandchildren.
WATER VALLEY – Myrtle Bishop, 99, died Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at her residence. She was formerly of Panola County.
Services were Saturday at New Providence M.B. Church. Rev. Sidney Townes officiated. Burial was in New Providence M.B. Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
Bishop was a member of New Providence M.B. Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilton Bishop Sr.; one daughter, Everlena James and one son, Wilton Bishop Jr.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Cox and Geneva Toliver, both of Water Valley; two sons, Leslie Bishop of Water Valley and John Bishop of Memphis; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren and 42 great-great-grandchildren.
BOATNER, Travis Lamar
BATESVILLE – Travis Lamar Boatner, 68, died Thursday, September 28, 2006, at his residence.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Paul Middleton and Rev. Wes Sherman will officiate. Burial will be in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Batesville. Visitation is tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Boatner, born Sept. 19, 1938, in New Albany to the late James Vardaman and Verdell Jarrett Boatner, was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a retired Air Force Staff Sergeant and a truck driver with Motts of Marks.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Stephens.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Boatner Stephens of Pope; one son, William D. Boatner of Batesville; three sisters, Wilma Boatner Hentz of Courtland, Juanita Simmons Farmer of Olive Branch and Ann Simmons Spencer of Tunica; one brother, Tommy W. Simmons of Hernando and five grandchildren.
BOLTON, James Lewis
BATESVILLE- James Lewis Bolton, 80, died Monday, December 11, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were Thursday at Dickins Funeral Home. Rev. James West officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Bolton, born June 11, 1926 in Pope to the late Robert Lewis Bolton and the late Ola Mae Anthony Bolton, was retired from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. He was a member of Silva Rena Baptist Church and a veteran of WWII.
He was preceded in death by one son, Ronnie Bolton and one sister, Margie Tapper.
Survivors include: one son, Jimmy Dale Bolton of Pocahontas, Ark.; one daughter, Kathy Bolton Kriyacka of Moore, Okla.; one brother, Carl Bolton of Courtland and one sister, Aileen McMinn of Courtland and four grandchildren, Wesley Bolton, Hayden Moore, Emily Kirkendoll and Matt Kirkendoll.
BOUDOLF, Lillie Frances Bell
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – Lillie Frances Bell Boudolf, 82, died Thursday, August 10, 2006, at her residence. She was the aunt of Jackie Bell Jones and husband Laurie of Marks.
Boudolf, born Feb. 1, 1924, to the late Jack and Susan Bell, grew up in Enid and remained attached throughout her life to the family gathering place at The Farm. Henry A. "Hank" Boudolf and Fran were married in 1946 in Charleston, S.C., where they both served in the U.S. Navy, she was a WAVE and he as a Chief Motor Machinist Mate. Mr. and Mrs. Boudolf attended Syracuse University, N.Y.
She was a long time Unitarian, and with her husband, Hank, was instrumental in the establishing of The Church of the River of Memphis. She was very active in the League of Women Voters and will be remembered as a journalist and poet, and for her life long interest in Great Books and adult education.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jack Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Hank Boudolf; two daughters, Susan and husband, Bill Longenecker of Austin, Texas and Patti and husband Curt Raush of Deland, Fla. and their grandchildren, Erik, Karly and Bharti; nephews, Jack Reid of Tallahatchie County, Jack Reid and wife Debby and Mark Bell and wife Dawn of Atlanta, Gal and one niece, Jackie Bell Jones and husband, Laurie.
BOWDEN, Phelisea S.
COMO – Phelisea S. Bowden, 35, died Sunday, August 6, 2006, at Carle Medical Center in Champagne, Ill.
Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hunter Chapel M.B. Church in Como. Burial will be in Hunter Chapel Cemetery in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
Bowden worked for the food service at North Panola High School. She was an usher board member, a B.T. Singer and a life-long member of Hunter Chapel M.B. Church.
Survivors include a special friend, Dennis Gordon; one son, Terrance Bowden of Como; five sisters, Charlean Bowden, Brenda Black and Clara Kirkwood, all of Como, Hattie Downs of Los Angeles, Calif. and Christine Langford of Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 brothers, Larry Bowden of Milwaukee, Wis., Elvis Bowden of Senatobia, Rev. Franklin Bowden, Rev. Sylvester Bowden, Charles Boyce Jr., Raymond Boyce, Clyde Boyce, R.L. Boyce, Joe Boyce, and Hubert Browns, all of Como, and James Ward of Coldwater, and her grandfather, Leslie Bowden of Sardis.
BOYLES, Henderson Gregory "Dutch" Jr.
BATESVILLE – Henderson Gregory "Dutch" Boyles Jr., 67, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at his residence.
Services were Sunday at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Robert Rawson officiated. Burial was in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Boyles, born April 25, 1939, to the late Henderson Gregory Boyles Sr. and Pearl Blanche Cosby Boyles, was a truck driver for MDOT and was a former active band booster and for the last 15 years he didn’t miss one South Panola football game. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a faithful Christian.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John Robert Boyles.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Lois Brewer Boyles of Batesville; one son, Thomas Gregory Boyles of Pope; two daughters, Kimberly Luann Boyles and Deborah Elizabeth Wallace, both of Batesville; two brothers, Joseph "Joe" Sidney Boyles of Batesville and Brentley "Bill" Boyles of Tupelo; two sisters, Sally Ann Walker of Columbus and Betty Lu Heddleston of Sardis; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
BREWER, Clarence Alexander
BATESVILLE – Clarence Alexander Brewer, 85, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Friday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Brewer was born June 23, 1921, to the late Edgar Brewer and the late Fannie Callahan Brewer.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Marshall, Bryan, Earl and Lincoln Brewer and two sisters, Georgia Brewer and Ruth Anderson.
Survivors include: his wife Edna M. Brewer of Batesville; three sons, Bobby Brewer, Eddie Brewer and Larry Brewer, all of Batesville; three daughters, Loretta Butler of Sardis, Joan Shackelford of Clarksdale and Janet House of Germantown; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
BREWER, Edna Mable
BATESVILLE – Edna Mable Brewer, 87, died Thursday, December 28, 2006, at her residence.
Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Ed Burns and Robert Rawson will officiate. Visitation is Saturday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
Brewer, born Jan. 31, 1919, to the late Ewen Fletcher and the late Lee Simmons Fletcher, was a homemaker, member of the Batesville Church of Christ, enjoyed canning, cooking, sewing, quilting and gardening.
She was preceded death by her husband, Clarence Brewer; three brothers, Leon, Alton and John Fletcher, and three sisters, Mary Simmons, Maxine Collinsworth and Pauline Houston.
Survivors include: three sons, Bobby Brewer, Eddie Brewer and Larry Brewer, all of Batesville; three daughters, Loretta Butler of Sardis, Joan Shackelford of Clarksdale and Janet Howell of Germantown, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
BATESVILLE – Lucinda Briscoe, 46, died Thursday, October 5, 2006, at her residence.
Services are Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s M.B. Church. Rev. Odell Draper Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.
Briscoe was a supervisor for Diversico, Inc.
Survivors include her husband, Braxton Briscoe of Batesville; one daughter, Danielle Braxton of Batesville; one son, Marcus Gross of Batesville; two step-daughters, Julia Toliver of Senatobia and Sholonda Miller of Como; two step-sons, Larry Danner of Memphis and Terry Danner of Batesville; one sister, Della Mae Ford of Como; five brothers, James Gross, Robert Gross Jr. and George Issa Gross, all of Batesville, Robert Earl Gross of Memphis and Solmon Gross of Nashville, Tenn.; 30 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
BROWN, Bennie Pearl
BATESVILLE – Bennie Pearl Brown, 91, died Wednesday, October 25, 2006, at Beverly Healthcare Nursing Home.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Second Concord M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. W.L. Nash will officiate. Burial will be in Second Concord Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Brown, born July 15, 1915, in Grenada, to the late James Hankins and the late Liddie Willis, was a retired restaurant owner and a member of Second Concord M.B. Church in Batesville. She was a member of the Mother Board, senior choir, and Willing Worker Club.
Survivors include four daughters, Warnner Burgess of Batesville, Jonnye Walton of Horn Lake, Fannie Cotton of Memphis and Clyde Sanders of Chicago, Ill.; one son, Robert Earl Brown of Memphis; one brother, Levi Hankins of Modesto, Calif.; one goddaughter, Tammy Lamar of Batesville; 39 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren and 46 great-great-grandchildren.
BROWN, Carl Lamar
SARDIS- Carl Lamar Brown, 84, died Sunday, August 6, 2006, at Baptist Memorial in Southaven.
Services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Moore-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Sardis. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.
Brown, born July 20, 1922, to the late Carl T. and Clara Arnold Brown, was a manager for Gordon Transport, a member of Strayhorn Baptist Church and a Navy Veteran of WWII.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Barnes of Tunica; one son, Gary Brown of Memphis; one brother, Thomas "Doc" Brown of Southaven; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
BROWN, Mary Anise "Neesie"
BATESVILLE- Mary Anise "Neesie" Brown, 57, died Thursday, December 14, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were Saturday at Womble Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial was in Charleston Cemetery. Womble Funeral Home had charge.
Survivors include: two daughters, Alicia Perry of Southaven and Dee Dee Standard of Batesville; her father, Pate Brown Jr. of Cascilla; one sister, Lynda Pierce of Waynesville, N.C.; one brother, Pate Brown III of Cascilla and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, 50 N. Dunlap, Memphis, Tenn., 38104.
BATESVILLE- M.C. Buckner, 73, died Sunday, November 19, 2006, at his residence.
Services were Wednesday at Shiloh M.B. Church. Rev. Carl Brown officiated. Burial was in Shiloh M.B. Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
Buckner, was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Buckner of Batesville; one step-daughter, Francis Davis of Memphis; one step-son, John Herring of Batesville; four brohters, Tillman Bobo, Robert Lee Bobo, Charles Bobo, all of Sardis and Joe Louis Bobo of Chicago, Ill.; five sisters, Ruby Pride, Barbara Ann McGill, Bonnie Faye Bobo and Geraldine Bobo, all of Sardis and Delores Robinson of Gary, Ind.; . four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
BUMPAS, Alice Dixie Colson
Mt. Pleasant – Alice Dixie Colson Bumpas, 79, died Sunday, August 20, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville.
Services were Wednesday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Dr. Rob Finley officiated. Burial was in Union Baptist Cemetery in Kossuth. Holly Springs Funeral Home had charge.
Bumpas, born March 13, 1927, in Ripley, to the late Noah Colson and the late Jessie Pittman Colson, was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Arthur Criswell Bumpas Jr., John Rufus Bumpas; one brother Noah Colson Jr. and her husband Arthur Criswell Bumpas.
Survivors include one son, Don W. Bumpas of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, David Lee Colson of Batesville; one sister, Frances Powell of Memphis, Tenn.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
BURKES, Margaret Frances Pittman
COURTLAND- Margaret Frances Pittman Burkes, 85, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Pittman, born July 21, 1921, in Courtland to the late Jodie Leander and Georgia Hudson Pittman, was a homemaker and a member of Eureka United Methodist Church in Courtland. She was a member of the Batesville Hospital Auxiliary and also served as a member of the Batesville Garden Club.
Survivors include: her husband, Hubert H. Burkes of Courtland; one daughter, Susan Berry of Courtland; one son, Stan Burkes of Roanoke, Va. and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the National Alzheimer’s Association.
BURNWORTH, Tina Marie Webb
BATESVILLE- Tina Marie Webb Burnworth, 43, died Tuesday, November 7, 2006, from injuries received from an automobile accident.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Burnworth, born Nov. 25, 1962, in Helena, Ark., to the late Walter Hollis and the late Willadine Hill Webb, was a homemaker and a member of First Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Phillip Silas Burnworth Sr. of Batesville; one son, Phillip Silas Burnworth II of Batesville; three sisters, Ava Sue Webb Shuemaker and Betty Ann Webb Robertson, both of Batesville and Rita Faye Webb Hallmark of Denham Springs, La.; three brothers, Larry Dean Webb and Danny Joe Webb, both of Batesville and Billy Dale Webb of Denham Springs, La.