Obituaries – 2006 – C

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 1, 2006

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (C)


CAGLE, Boyce Glynn
     BATESVILLE –  Boyce Glynn Cagle, 71, died Tuesday, March 4, 2006, at his residence.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will be in Chapel Town Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Cagle, born May 5, 1934, in Oxford to the late Marshall and Ada Bray Cagle, was a retired electronic technician for Ikon Copiers of Tupelo. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Batesville, a member of the Batesville Civitan Club, carekeeper of Chapel Town Cemetery and former leader of Explorers Bible Class. He also served in the National Guard.
     Survivors include his wife Linda Duke Cagle of Batesville; six daughters, Christina Elaina Taylor of Senatobia, Cassie F. Arnold and Marni Michelle Towles, both of Batesville, Vicki Lynn Turnage of Courtland, Dena Marie Haliburton of Cleveland and Regina Ann Youngblood of Greenbrier, Ark.; two sons, Boyce Glynn Cagle Jr. of Ruston, La. and Mark Andrew Cagle of Flowood; one sister, Louease M. Cagle of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, Bill Moore of Hernando and Archie Cagle of Paducah, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

CAGLE, Brenda Kaye
MEMPHIS – Brenda Kaye Cagle, 49, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Methodist South.
     Services were Friday at Moore-Nowell Funeral Home in Sardis. Burial was in Forrest Hill – South Cemetery in Memphis. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.
     Cagle, born Aug. 6, 1956, to the late Haywood Burns and Margaret F. Fowler, was a roofer for Burns Home Improvement.
     Survivors include her husband, Phillip Cagle of Memphis; one son, Michael Phillip Cagle of Memphis; four sisters, Margaret Fox and Yvonne Odom, both of Batesville, Lona Porter of Coldwater and Linda Paige of Sardis; two brothers, Roy Burns of Batesville and Gary Burns of Memphis and three grandchildren.

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CAIN, Hazel K. Laskie
     RIDGELAND – Hazel K. Laskie Cain, 78, died Saturday, October 7, 2006, at Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland.
     Services were Monday at the First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville. Rev. Steve Cannon officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Cain, formerly of Senatobia, was a homemaker.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. J.B. Cain.
     Survivors include two sons, Rev. Jimmy B. Cain of Ridgeland and Harvey A. Cain of Saucier; two brothers, Luther Laskie and Felix Laskie, both of Trinity, Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

CAMPBELL, Bobbie Jean Clolinger
CHARLESTON- Bobbie Jean Clolinger Campbell, 71, died Saturday, July 29, 2006, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home. Newsom Funeral Home has charge.
     Campbell was a retired nurse.
     Survivors include two daughters, Jackie Carnathan of Schertz, Texas and Terri Duerr of Baltic, Conn.; one son, Phill Campbell of Cleveland; one sister, Ethylene Clolinger of Charleston; two brothers, Edward Clolinger of Enid and Kenny Clolinger of Gulfport, and six grandchildren.

CAMPBELL, Larry Gene
     BATESVILLE – Larry Gene Campbell, 68, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at his residence.
     Memorial services are today at 5 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Campbell, born Jan. 20, 1938, to the late Everett and Mildred Wagner Campbell, was a printer for B & M Printing and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
     Survivors include two daughters, Lynda Campbell Youngman of Siloam Springs, Ark. and Valerie Campbell of Covington, Tenn.; one son Brian Campbell of Olive Branch; two brothers, Jimmy Campbell of Southaven and Gordon Campbell of Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

CANNING, Jean Lovett
POPE- Jean Lovett Canning, 82, died Sunday, December 10, 2006, at her residence.
     Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Sam Messina and Father J.L. Oglesby will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Memphis. Visitation is today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Canning, born to the late George H. and Ann Christine Reid Lovett, July 24, 1923, in Richmond, Canada, was a homemaker and a charter member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul M. Canning.
     Survivors include: one sister, Georgina Lovett Farmer of Naples, Fla.; one brother, G.H. "Sonny" Lovett of Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.
     Memorials may be sent to: St. Mary’s and St. John’s Catholic Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 569, Batesville.

CANON, Jesse L. Jr.
BATESVILLE – Jesse L. Cannon Jr., 79, died Sunday, January 29, 2006.
     Private memorial services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Canon, born Nov. 28, 1926, in Vaiden to the late Jesse Lee Cannon Sr. and the late Marilla Vail Canon, was a member and active deacon in First Baptist Church of Gulfport. He worked as an engineer with Mississippi Power and Light. He was a mechanical engineer for Keesler Air Force Base, partners with Brewer, Skewes, Godbold and Associates in Clarksdale. He was an engineer with the Mississippi Test Facility in Picayune, a member of the Professional Engineering Society, served on the Gulfport Regional Planning and Developing Committee, and was founder of the Gulf Coast Heating and Refrigeration Society. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was the founder and owner of Canon Engineering.
     Survivors include his wife, Rosa Lee McCoy Canon of Batesville; one daughter, Gwendolyn Canon of Pass Christian; one brother, Dr. William W. Canon of Columbus; one grandson, Nathan McCoy Canon of Pass Christian and one niece, Margie Canon of Columbus.

CARLTON, Juathena Otkeia Humphreys
     BATESVILLE – Juathena Otkeia Humphreys Carlton, 76, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at Methodist South in Memphis.
     Services were Saturday at Batesville Church of Christ. Burial was in Batesville – Magnolia Cemetery. Robert Rawson, Hal Johnson and Micheal Bates officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Carlton, born to the late Issac Calvin Humphreys and the late Pashont Jones Webb Humphreys, was a member of Batesville Church of Christ and a homemaker.
     Survivors include one son, Robert Leslie Carlton of Water Valley; one sister, Dorothy Shelton of Cordova, Tenn. and two grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to Magnolia Messenger, Box 1518, Kosciusko, MS 39090 or Sardis Lake Camp Ground, P.O. Box 349, Batesville, MS 38606.

CARMICHAEL, Richard Thomas
OXFORD – Richard Thomas Carmichael, 79, of Oxford, formerly of Brandon, Fla. completed his life on Earth March 4, 2006.
     His final resting place will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
     Carmichael, born March 1, 1927, to the late Tom Cobb and the late Daisy Miser Carmichael in California, was retired from Reynolds Metal Company as a safety inspector after 22 years. He also served his country in the U.S. Navy for 20 years.
     Survivors include his wife, Juanita Jennings Carmichael of Brandon, Fla.; one daughter Bronwyn Meredith of Lyon; two sons, Richard "Rick" Thomas Carmichael Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla. and Philip Carmichael of Brandon, Fla.; one sister, Dorris Miller of Palo Alto, Calif.; three grandchildren, Kristen Neal Robison of Batesville, Wes Neal of Brandon, Fla. and Angela Carmichael Silsley of Oceanside, Calif. and two great-grandchildren.

CARPENTER, Rebecca Carol "Beck" Roberson
     HORN LAKE – Rebecca Carol "Beck" Roberson Carpenter, 55, died Saturday, December 16, 2006, at her residence.
     Services were Tuesday at Dickins Funeral Home. Rev. Randy Lockley officiated. Burial was in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Carpenter, born Nov. 26, 1951, to the late Varner Roberson and Carolyn McGee Gupton, was an administrative assistant in medical records, loved spending time with her grandchildren, camping, skiing and outdoors.
     Survivors include: her mother, Carol McGee Gupton of Memphis; her husband, Mike Carpenter of Horn Lake; two daughters, Jennifer Pickett of Atoka, Tenn. and Alyssa Carpenter of Horn Lake; two brothers, Donald Roberson of Hernando and Gary Roberson of Tupelo; two sisters, Charlotte Pierce of Bartlett, Tenn. and Marianne Kapp of Charlotte, N.C.; five grandchildren.
Memorials maybe made to the American Cancer Society.

CARPENTER, Robert Lee Sr.
COFFEEVILLE – Robert Lee Carpenter Sr., 55, died Tuesday, February 7, 2006, at Grenada Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. Burial will be in Coffeeville City Cemetery.
     Carpenter was a district manager for TVA and a member of Coffeeville First Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Wanda H. Carpenter of Coffeeville; one daughter, Candace Elaine Ferguson of Grenada; one son, Robert Lee Carpenter Jr. and his wife Jennifer White Carpenter of Coffeeville; one grandson, Dalton Lee Ferguson of Grenada; one sister, Wanda Faye Martin of Memphis, Tenn.; and one brother, Clinton Carpenter of Charleston.
     Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

CARTER, Arthur H.
SARDIS – Arthur H. Carter, 82, died June 20, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
     Services were Sunday at McIvor M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial was in McIvor M.B. Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
     Carter was a deacon, treasurer, and Sunday school teacher. He was principal of Crowder Elementary School, assistant principal of Patton Lane School and assistant principal of South Panola High School.
     Survivors include his wife, Mae Rivers Carter and one daughter Gelendy Loisteen Carter.

CARTER, Sara Lee Beard
SARDIS – Sara Lee Beard Carter, 80, died Friday, November 3, 2006, at her residence.
     Services were Sunday at Sardis Presbyterian Church. Rev. Bob Hickey and Rev. Ray Cross officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.
     Carter, born March 18, 1926, in Oxford, to the late Otis Lee Beard and the late Sarah B. Houston Beard, was a homemaker and Panola County Tax Collector and Assessor. She was also a member of Sardis Presbyterian Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband William S. Carter; one daughter, Nancy Carol Carter and one sister, Betty Jane Beard.
     Survivors include two daughters, Sara Jane Holloway of Batesville and Suzanne C. Boyle of Como; two brothers, Otis Eugene Beard of Nesbit and Robert Houston Beard of Hernando and two grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

BATESVILLE – Troy E. Carver, 86, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital.
     Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Batesville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Carver, born in Webster County to the late Eskerage and Annie Carver, was a member of the First Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII.
     Survivors include his wife, Doris Middleton Carver of Batesville; his daughter, Carolyn Carver Mills and husband Terry of Courtland; two sons, Larry Carver and wife Betsy of Conway, Ark. and Jimmy Carver and wife Jackie of Courtland; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to Farrow Manor (Baptist Children Village) of Independence.

CASEY, Willie Earl
BATESVILLE –  Willie Earl Casey, 52, died Sunday, January 29, 2006, at Tri – Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at West Batesville Baptist Church. Rev. William Frison will officiate. Burial will be in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Casey was born Nov. 6, 1954, in Shreveport, La., to the late Roy Casey Sr. and the late Mary Lydia Neal Casey.
     Survivors include one daughter, Rosaline Casey of Cordova, Tenn.; two sons, LaShundric Casey of Batesville and Patrick Lee of Frayser, Tenn.; one sister Mary Casey Johnson of Batesville; six brothers, Terry Casey, Robert Casey, Larry Casey, Henry Casey, David Casey and Kirk Casey, all of Batesville and three grandchildren.

CHAMBERS, Charles Lee Jr.
COMO –  Charles Lee Chambers Jr., 83, died Monday, March 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Como United Methodist Church. Rev. Randy Owen will officiate. Visitation is today from noon to 2 p.m. at Como United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery near Como. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.
     Chambers, born June 21, 1922, to the late Charles Lee Chambers Sr. and the late Maggie Wilbourn Chambers, was a member of Como United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher, treasurer and member of the board. He was a farmer/cotton broker for F.G. Barton Cotton.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Chambers.
     Survivors include one daughter, Patrice Chambers Pelham of Daytona Beach, Fla.; one son, Charles Lee Chambers III of Como; one sister, Sara Ann Baker of Atlanta, Ga. and three grandchildren, Charles Lee Chambers IV, Chaeli Louise Chambers and Colston Pelham.
     Memorials may be made to Como United Methodist Church and Friendship Cemetery in Como.

CHAMBERS, Hubert Haywood
CRENSHAW – Hubert Haywood Chambers, 71, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at his residence.
     Services were Thursday at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial was in Truslow Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.
     Survivors include his wife, Joanne Petkus Chambers of Crenshaw; two daughters, Belinda Pittman of Tunica and Maryland      Donnaway of Byhalia; two step-daughters, Chrisdale Martin of Senatobia and Rebekah Lee of Coldwater; one son, Johnny Chambers of Tupelo; one step-son, Woodrow Oaks of Horn Lake; one sister, Beatrice Dunson of Batesville; six brothers, Walter Chambers of Biloxi, Kenneth Chambers, Wiley Chambers and Enos Chambers, all of Southaven, Lamar Chambers and Thomas Chambers, both of Sarah; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

BATESVILLE – Eula Faye Chandler, 86, formerly of Coffeeville, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at Beverly Health Care of Batesville.
     Services were Thursday at Elam Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Rev. Roger Richards and Rev. Gerald Walker officiated. Burial was in Elam Baptist Church Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home had charge.
     Chandler, born June 26, 1919, was a member of Pope Baptist Church and the Yalobusha County Homemakers Club. She was also a homemaker.
     She preceded in death by her husband, David B. Chandler, one son, Daniel Chandler and one grandson, Jimmy Baker Jr.
     Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Faye Baker and Helen Kyzer, both of Batesville; one brother, Will Tharpe of Coffeeville; one sister, Effie Kelly of Rock Island, Tenn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

CHANDLER, Susie Mae Kelly
CROWDER – Susie Mae Kelly Chandler, 75, died Saturday, December 10, 2005, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Saturday, December 17, 2005, at New Bethel M.B. Baptist Church. Rev. Truevelle Black officiated. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Crowder.
     Chandler, born June 16, 1930, to the late Mary Ellis Hudson-Kelly and Virgil Kelly-Hudson, accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of New Bethel M.B. Church in Crowder where she served as an Usher.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Tim Chandler; two brothers, George Franklin Kelly and Johnny Rural Kelly; one sister, Everlyne Reese; two sons, Franklin Smith and Laden Cooper and one grandson, Aaron Gabriel Johnson.
     Survivors include her daughters, Lena Mae Gailes of Jacksonville, Fla., Patricia Burnette of Crowder, Rosemary Johnson of Courtland and Brenda Hill of Batesville; two sons, Roger Cooper of Milwaukee, Wis. and Gregory Chandler of Crowder; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

POPE – Lanell Chapman, 48, died Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. Larry Key will officiate. Burial will be in Eureka Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.
     Chapman was a retired machine operator for Parker Hannifin Company and a receptionist for Hodges Funeral Home.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Bud" Chapman Jr.
     Survivors include one daughter, De’Kasha Chapman of Pope; one son, Rev. De’Wayne Chapman of Batesville; seven sisters, Ora Cox of Cleveland, Betty Walker and Matory McWilliams of Houston, Texas, Rose Berry of Detroit, Mich., Sadie Medley of Denton, Texas, Mawanda Gilbert of Jackson, Effie Glasper of Memphis; eight brothers, C.S. Denson of Detroit, Mich., John Bratcher of Memphis, Green Bratcher of Pope, Johnny Menzie and Henry Menzie, both of Batesville; Earl Jones of Tupelo, Willie Lee Flowers of Denton, Texas and Fred Gilbert of Jackson.

THAXTON – Jay Childress, 45, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at his work place in Memphis.
     Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Robert Rawson will officiate. Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Childress, born May 17, 1960, in Panola County to the late O.L. and Margaret Deloach Childress, was a truck driver for Perimeter Trucking in Memphis.
     Survivors include his wife, Gurtie Welch Childress of Thaxton; one daughter, Emily Burnett of Batesville; two sons, Mark Welch of Batesville and Clint Childress of Thaxton; one sister, Donna Childress Hays of Ridgeland and three grandchildren.

CHINN, Noah Hing
MARKS – Noah Hing Chinn, 91, formerly of Marks, died Monday, December 25, 2006, at Memphis Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Bartlett, Tenn. He was the uncle of Wally Pang of Batesville.
     Memorial services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Marks. Rev. James Tidwell will officiate. Burial will be in Marks Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
     Chinn, born April 7, 1915, in Seattle, Wash., was a retired co-owner of The King Store in Marks. He graduated from the University of Southern California where he received an electrical engineering degree. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marks, served on the Marks school board and was a past president of the Marks Chamber of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gene Pang Chinn.
     Survivors, along with his nephew, include: one daughter, Donna Caplin of Yorba Linda, Calif.; two sons, Dexter Chinn of The Woodlands, Texas and Cedric Chinn of Germantown, Tenn.; one brother, Howard Chinn of Emeryville, Calif.; one sister, Eva Jeong of San Francisco, Calif. and six grandchildren.

CLARK, William Arnold Bill
GREENWOOD – William Arnold Bill Clark, 82, died of complications from leukemia Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.
     Services were Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Dr. Rusty Douglas officiated at the services. Burial was in Odd Fellows East Cemetery. Wilson and Knight Funeral Home had charge.
     Clark was born in Hattiesburg and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1952, he moved to Greenwood, where he was engaged in the insurance business and was the founder of Clark Insurance Agency. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon, elder and former Sunday school teacher and very active in all other church activities. He was a former president of Greenwood Exchange Club, having also served as state secretary and president, and was a recipient of the Exchange Golden Deeds Award. He held memberships in many civic endeavors such as Jaycees, the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce, Odd Fellows Lodge (past Noble Grand), High School Band Boosters, United Givers, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity (past president), Cottonlandia and the Elks Lodge. He was a founder of Boys Clubs of Leflore County, had served as chairman of the Leflore County Republican Committee and served as delegate to the national and state Republican conventions. He was the Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District in 1960.
     He is survived by his wife, Pearl Peacock Clark of Greenwood; three daughters, Jackie Guest and her husband Jimmy of Minter City, Janet Clark of Brandon and Stacie Clark of Byram; three sons, Randy Clark and his wife Sherry of Greenwood, Chris Clark and his wife Cindy of Mendenhall and Marty Clark of Greenwood; a brother, Bobby Clark, and his wife Mary Alice of Blue Springs; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

MARKS – Oma Lee Chrestman, 92, died Thursday, January 12, 2006, at Quitman County Hospital.
     Services were Friday at Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Rev. James Tidwell officiated. Burial was in Marks Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
     Chrestman, born Oct. 28, 1913, in Calhoun County, was a member of Marks First Baptist Church and a retired sales clerk.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim A. Chrestman and one son, Jimmy D. Chrestman.
     Survivors include one daughter, Pat Shellman of Batesville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Marks.

COBB, Charles Clark "Chuck"
MARKS – Charles Clark "Chuck" Cobb, 53, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at his residence.
     Services were Thursday at Kimbro Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Laurie Jones officiated. Burial was in Haughton Memorial Park in Amory. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
     Cobb, born Nov. 1, 1952, was a member of Wilson Lake Country Club, an avid golfer and a member of Marks First United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mandi Beckham and husband Kyle of Greenville; three brothers, Hubert Cobb and wife Linda, Kenneth Cobb and wife Carolyn, and Mike Cobb, all of Lambert; one sister ,Ginger Harrison and husband "Boo" of Marks.

COBB, Denise Michelle
     SENATOBIA – Denise Michelle Cobb, 32, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her residence.
     Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Dickins Chapel. Rev. Charles Locke will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Dickins Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     Cobb, born Dec. 9, 1973, to Charles Franklin Cobb and Mrs. Clyde Massey Callihan, was a graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College. She was employed with Sta-Home Health Care in Senatobia as an LPN. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Batesville.
     Survivors along with her mother and father include her step-father, Michael Callihan; step-mother Faye Cobb, of Batesville; one daughter, Allie Nicole Richardson of Senatobia; one brother, William Massey of Oakland and one sister, Whitney Cobb of Batesville.

COLE, Mary Hicks
GASTONIA, N.C. – Mary Hicks Cole, 66, died Friday, January 27, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.
     Services were Wednesday at Greene Funeral Home Service, South Chapel. Pastor David Scruggs and Pastor Lamar Creel officiated. Burial was in Gaston Memorial Park. Greene Funeral Home Service, South Chapel in Gastonia had charge.
     Cole, born August 18, 1939, in Panola County to the late Alford Fair Hicks and the late Ethel Ford Hicks, was a member of First Assembly of God in Gastonia, and the owner of Mary’s Groom Shop.
     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Hicks.
     Survivors include three sons, Terry Wayne of Bessemer City, N.C., Tony Reed of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Todd Owens of Winter Haven, Fla.; one daughter, Tammy Terry of Gastonia, N.C.; two brothers, Pete Hicks of Batesville and Mack Hicks of LaBelle, Fla.; one sister, Ethel Houston of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

COLEMAN, Shirley Jean
COURTLAND- Shirley Jean Coleman, 59, died Friday, December 1, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
     Services were Sunday at McIvor Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Stevens officiated. Burial was in Temprance Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Coleman, born Nov. 5, 1947, in Clarksdale to the late Hiram Funderburg and the late Myrtle Lucius Funderburg, was a cook on the river boat.
     Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa Miller of Courtland; one brother, Claude Funderburg of Marion, Ark.; three sisters, Louise Taylor of Colt, Ark., Patsy Patterson of Courtland and Peggy Moss of Earl, Ark.; three grandchildren, Wesley Lynn, Shannon Ray, and Dallas Paige Harrell and a grandpuppy, Lucy.

COLEMAN, Virginia Dayle Baker
COURTLAND –  Virginia Dayle Baker Coleman, 61, died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at Baptist Memorial in Oxford.
Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Goodhope Baptist Church. Visitation is today from 5 p.m.  –  8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home.      Burial will be in Goodhope Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Coleman, born Feb. 26, 1944, in Memphis, Tenn., to the late J.T. and Clara Head Baker, was an opra singer with the Coleman Family, affiliated with North Mississippi Opra out of Bruce, and a member of Goodhope Baptist Church.
     Survivors include her husband, Riley L. Coleman of Courtland; two daughters, Anita Coleman Avalos of Byhalia and Angela Coleman Barton of Courtland; one son, Riley Matthew Coleman of Batesville; three sisters, Charolette Baker Stewart of Bruce, Elizabeth Baker Edwards of Grenada and Melody Baker Dickson of Memphis, Tenn.; three brothers, John Baker and Paul Baker, both of Grenanda and Dan Baker of Coffeeville; nine grandchildren and five great – grandchildren.

COLLIER, Howard Gerald
BATESVILLE- Howard Gerald Collier, 68, died Friday, January 13, 2006, in Denham Springs, La.
     Graveside services were yesterday at Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Collier, born Sept. 6, 1937, in Batesville to the late William Howard Collier and the late Mary Louise Tidwell Collier, was a pipeline construction worker.
     Survivors include one sister, Doris Collier Wallace of Springfield, Mo.

CONRAD, Fred "Doll"
COMO – Fred "Doll" Conrad, 67, died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
     Services are today at noon at Mount Moriah C.M.E. Church in Como. Burial will be in Mount Moriah C.M.E. Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home has charge.
     Conrad was a brick mason and a member of Mount Moriah C.M.E. Church.
     Survivors include his mother Effie Conrad of Como; two sisters, Ernestine Black of Como and Stella L. Jackson of Arlington, Tenn.; and three brothers, Eugene Conrad, Jody Conrad and Bedford Conrad, all of Como.

COOK, Ruth Helen Callens
BATESVILLE – Ruth Helen Callens Cook, 71, died Monday, November 13, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Cook, born Feb. 27, 1935, in Tennessee, to the late Thomas Franklin and the late Mattie Wilson Callens, was a homemaker and a member of Cypress Corner Baptist Church in Sarah.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Edward T. Cook.
     Survivors include two sons, Eddie T. Cook and Bruce S. Cook, both of Pope; one sister, Tommie Jean Callens Kilpatrick of Horn Lake; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

COOK, William Thomas
OXFORD – William Thomas Cook, 85, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at the VA Home in Oxford.
     Graveside services were Tuesday at Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
     Cook, born Oct. 30, 1920, was a veteran of the the U.S. Navy serving in WWII and was in the American Legion. He was also a retired Realtor.
     Survivors include his wife, Marian Cook of Illinois; one daughter, Pamela Wood of Thurmond, Md.; three sons, William T. Cook of Smyrna, Tenn., Danny Cook of Hernando and Freddie Cook of Memphis; two sisters, Katherine Cox of Biloxi, Hazel Reihm of Long Beach, Calif.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

COOK, Winfred Sutton Jr.
OXFORD – Winfred Sutton Cook Jr., 73, died Sunday, November 19, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. He was the brother of Jimmy Cook of Batesville.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at Anchor Baptist Church in Oxford. Rev. Gerald Shook and Rev. Alan Cochet will officiate. Burial will be in Anchor Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home has charge.
     Cook, a retired surveyor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was a member and deacon of Anchor Baptist Church. He was a farmer, formerly worked in the printing service at the University of Mississippi and at the Commercial Appeal newspaper. He was an avid golfer.
     Other survivors include his wife, Sue Cook of Oxford; three daughters, Martha Cook Witherspoon of Memphis, Debbie Hewlett and Cindy Cook Conrad, both of Oxford; one son, Steve Cook of Oxford; one sister, Maudene McCain of Oxford; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

COPELAND, Margie Darby
SENATOBIA – Margie Darby Copeland, 73, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Pate -Jones Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Jerry Morton, minister of Ellisville Church of Christ, will officiate. Pate -Jones Funeral Home has charge.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Lance and Gladys Martin, husbands Cecil A. Darby and Ervin J. Copeland, and brothers, Bill Martin and Leon Martin.
     Survivors include two daughters, Betty Grace Doty and husband Guy of Brandon and Ann Burks and husband Ed of Laurel; step-children Linda Summerford of Plano, Texas, Gary Copeland and Ricky Copeland, both of Senatobia; four grandchildren, David Doty and wife Barbie of Brandon; Tommy Doty and wife Sandy of Brandon; Amy Burks of Laurel and Jennifer Burks Whitten and husband Chris of Houston, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Rayna Doty of Brandon; nine step-grandchildren and eight step-great grandchildren; three sisters, Laverne Darby, Betty Matthews, Carol Maughan; two brothers, Wesley Martin and Bob Martin, and a host of family and friends.

COSBY, Avery Merle
COURTLAND –  Avery Merle Cosby, 67, died Wednesday, March 23, 2006, at North Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Tupelo.
     Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Cosby, born Dec. 20, 1938, to the late J.W. Cosby Jr. and the late Leslie Lorene McMinn Cosby, was a retired self-employed brick mason and a member of Sardis Church of Christ.
     Survivors include his wife, Marie Joyner Cosby of Courtland; three daughters, Tammy Cosby Darby and Sherry Cosby Bratcher, both of Pope, and Sandra Cosby Darby of Batesville; three brothers, J.W. "Bill" Cosby Jr., Robert L. "Bob" Cosby, and Charles M. Cosby, all of Courtland, and five grandchildren.

COSBY, Linda Williams
BATESVILLE – Linda Williams Cosby, 64, died Tuesday, October 31, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Cosby, born Nov. 12, 1941, to the late Murray and the late Sammie Doris Vaughn Williams, was a retired insurance agent with A.F.L.A.C. and a member of Eureka United Methodist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Joe K. Cosby.
     Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Arlene Cosby Latham and Pennie Jo Cosby Carlini, both of Batesville, and five grandchildren.

COVINGTON, William Allen "Bill"
     MARKS – Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 12 for William Allen "Bill" Covington, 72, of Marks. He died October 8 at the Mississippi Veteran’s Home in Oxford. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday at Kimbro Funeral Home and Charles Langford will officiate the service at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Belen Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
     Covington served the U.S. Army in Korea. He earned a master’s degree in social work from Louisiana State University. He was a retired social worker with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A member of the Presbyterian Church, he also belonged to the Marks Lions Club and the Coffee Club.
     He was born in Marks on February 13, 1934.
     Survivors include his wife, Minnie Margaret Covington of Marks; two daughters, Amanda Belle Covington of Siletz, Ore. and Callie Courtney Covington-Nichols of Oxford and four grandchildren.

COX, Alta Rooker "Sissy"
SARDIS – Alta Rooker "Sissy" Cox, 79, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at Sardis Nursing Home.
     Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Brad Chandler and Rev. Jimmy Massey will officiate. Visitation is today 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Marks Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Cox, born Jan. 2, 1927, to the late Melvin S. and Jewel Clemmer Rooker in Blue Mountain, was a retired teacher’s aide in Quitman County Schools and a member of New Hope Church of God in Batesville.
     Survivors include three daughters, Linda Cox Meek of Courtland, Judy Cox Austin of Batesville and Wanda Cox Chandler of Batesville; two brothers, Lee Rooker of Oxford and Sylvester Rooker of Ripley; three sisters, Marie Rooker Cox of Marks, Mavis Rooker Bolton of Pope and Mary Rooker Osborne of Conyers, Ga.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

COX, Paula Jean Spears
     MARKS- Paula Jean Spears Cox, 55, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at her residence.
     Services were Saturday at Goodwill Worship Center. Brother Jerry Hill officiated. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
     Cox, born June 20, 1950, in Parchman, was an employee at Casco Incorporated of Mississippi.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Beatrice and Houston Spears, and a brother, James Howard Spears.
     Survivors include three daughters, Angela Renee Cox Hester and Mary Elizabeth Cox, both of Marks and Cheryl Jean Cox Bryant of Batesville; two sons, Karl Roy Cox of Pope and Michael Paul Cox of Marks; three sisters, Mary Frances Spears of Honey Grove, Texas, Martha Ann White and Virginia Lee Self, both of Pontotoc, and five grandchildren.

CROFFORD, Lucy Marie
SARDIS – Lucy Marie Crofford, 87, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at North Oak Hospital in Senatobia.
     Services were Thursday at Sardis Lake Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin Crofford officiated. Burial was in Providence Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
     Crofford, born Oct. 9, 1919, in Banner, was a member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker and a retired cotton farmer.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Victor Leo Crofford.
     Survivors include: two sons, Dr. Leo Crofford of Memphis and A.B. Crofford of Bartlett, Tenn.; two daughters, Annice Crandall of Lunenberg, Va. and Peggy Miller of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Russell Steele of Water Valley; 20 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

CROWDER, George Wood
BATESVILLE – George Wood Crowder, 92, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at his residence.
     Services are Sunday at 11 a.m. at Shiloh M.B. Church in Courtland. Rev. Carl Brown will officiate. Visitation is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Crowder, born Sept. 27, 1913, in Batesville to the late Norman Crowder and the late Carrie Peoples, was a farmer.
     Survivors include his wife, Sarah Wright Crowder of Batesville; seven daughters, April Wright, Angela Wright, Nancy Wright, Effie Wright and Earmie Wright, all of Batesville, Sarah Crawford of Virginia Beach, Va. and Mary Ann Carr of White Plains, N.Y.; eight sons, Larry Wright, Robert Crowder and Mack Carr, all of Batesville, George Crowder of Crowder, Michael Wright, Richard Wright and Gilbert Lee Crowder, all of Memphis, and George Crowder Jr. of New York City, N.Y.; one brother, Hurley Crowder of Batesville; 27 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

     POPLAR BLUFF, MO – JoAnn Curtis, 64, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at her residence. She was the mother of Jeff Curtis of Courtland.
     Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 15 in the chapel of Cotrell Funeral Chapel, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., with Dr. Steve Proctor officiating. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, in Campbell, Mo.
     Mrs. Curtis was born Feb. 2, 1942, in Marshton, Mo. A homemaker, she was also a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Harrisburg, Ark. Mrs. Curtis enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and photography work. She also loved animals as well.
     Survivors include her mother, Earlene (Hughes) Sanders, of Campbell, Mo.; three sons, Jeff Curtis and wife Becky, of Courtland, Perry Curtis and wife Lisa, of Harrisburg, Ark. and Kevin Curtis and wife Mary Ann, of Houston, Tex.; four grandchildren, Cody Curtis, Keely Curtis, Betsy Anderson and husband Scott, and Brittaney Curtis; two great-grandchildren, Trace Anderson and Tate Anderson; two sisters, Rhonda Gail Forkum, of Dexter, Mo. and Debbie Arevalo, of Campbell, Mo.; and two brothers, Ray Gene Sanders, of House Springs, Mo. and Wayne Sanders, of Campbell, Mo.
     Her father, Clester Hayes Sanders and two brothers, Danny Sanders and Gregory Lynn Sanders, preceded Mrs. Curtis in death.
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