Obituaries – 2006 – J

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 1, 2006

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (J)


SARDIS – Geneva Jackson, 97, died Tuesday, October 24, 2006, at Sardis Nursing Home.
     Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home Chapel in Senatobia. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah M.B. Church Cemetery in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
     Jackson was a member of Percyville Church of Christ in Sardis, where she was the oldest member.
     Survivors include one son, Jeff Barber of Sardis; one sister, Mary Howard of Memphis and 10 grandchildren.

     SENATOBIA – Perry Jackson, 47, died Thursday, December 29, 2005, at Desoto Baptist Hospital.
     Services are Saturday at noon at Springfield M.B. Church. Burial will be in Edward Chapel Cemetery in Coldwater. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
     Jackson was a member of Zion Hill M.B. Church in Senatobia and a factory worker.
     Survivors include his wife, Bobby Jackson; six daughters, Sharron Jackson, Lawanda Jackson, Amanda Jackson and Tarsha Jackson, all of St. Louis, Mo., Kimberly Jackson of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Kimberly Gardner of Senatobia; three sons, Lamar Jackson of St. Louis, Mo., Gary Gardner of Shreveport, La. and Ricardo Gardner of Senatobia; one sister, Rose M. Ross of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, Robert Former of Como, John P. Jackson of St. Louis, Mo. and Theodore Jackson of Chicago, Ill. and 20 grandchildren.

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JACOBS, Maggie Pearl
     SARDIS – Maggie Pearl Jacobs, 53, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.
     Jacobs was a retired assembly line worker.
     Survivors include her mother, Hattie Harris of Sardis; one son, Fred D. Jacobs III of Sardis; three sisters, Callie Hunt, Vouneta Bradford, Easter Jones, all of Sardis; seven brothers, Willie B. Hunt, J.C. Hunt, William Harris , Terry Harris, of Kansas City, Mo.; Frank Hunt, Danny Ray Harris of Sardis and Ronnie Harris of Batesville.

     ENID- I.C. James, 84, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Graveside services were Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Enid. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     James, born March 14, 1922, in Tallahatchie County to the late Artis Clarence and Lillian Sanders James, was a member of Pisgah Baptist Church in Enid and a retired cattleman and farmer.
     Survivors include his wife, Willie B. James of Enid; two daughters, Sandra J. Douglas of Oakland and Melinda J. Rogers of Enid; one son, Terry James of Charleston; one sister, Irene James Douglas of Oakland; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

JAUDON, Billy Wade
     BATESVILLE – Billy Wade Jaudon, 70, died Tuesday, January, 3, 2006, at his residence.
     Services were Thursday at Dickins Chapel. Rev. Robert Legge officiated. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Jaudon, born March 4, 1935, in Panola County to the late Richard "Dick" Jaudon and the late Gertrude Darby "Trudy" Jaudon, was a retired store manager for Big Star and Piggly Wiggly for over 44 years. He was also a member of Hebron Baptist Church of Sardis and a Mason.
     Survivors include his wife, Mary Ruth Jaudon of Batesville; two sons, David Jaudon of Carrolton and Darrell Jaudon of Batesville; two brothers, Ronnie Jaudon of Batesville and Jerry Jaudon of Long View, Texas; four sisters, June Morrow and Imogene Conway, both of Batesville, and Karen "Kitty" Nelson and Ruth Cross White, both of Courtland, and three grandchildren.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North Mississippi Regional Center, 967 Regional Center Dr., Oxford, MS 38655.

WATER VALLEY – Delia M. Jenkins, 74, died Friday, October 6, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was a native of Panola County.
     Services were Thursday at New Providence M.B. Church. Rev. Sidney Townes officiated. Burial was in the New Providence M.B. Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
     Jenkins, born to the late John and Dena Morgan Hawkins, was a retired health care provider for Yalobusha General Hospital.
She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Jenkins; one daughter, Joyce Stewart; one sister, Zola Price and one great-grandchild, Mesha Jenkins.
     Survivors include her husband, Raybon Jenkins of Water Valley; three daughters, Annette Daniels of Water Valley, Maudie Jenkins of Mesa, Ariz. and Marsha Brooks of Country Club, Ill.; three sons, Jerry Wayne Jenkins of Water Valley, Dwight Jenkins and Barron "Billy" Jenkins, both of Joliet, Ill.; one sister, Dollie Henderson of Water Valley; one brother, John Hawkins of Water Valley; 20 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON, Audrey Christine     
     BATESVILLE – Audrey Christine Johnson, 76, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Concord M.B. Church in Batesville. Pastor Edward S. Thomas will officiate. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and also Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Concord M.B. Church. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Johnson, born June 30, 1929, to the late Carey Cox and the late Mary Lou Hill Cox, was a retired nurse and a member of Concord M.B. Church. She was a church mother, choir member and a member of the Star Light Chapter No. 10, Order of the Eastern Star.
     Survivors include four daughters, Audrey "Nita" Johnson Logan, Georgia W. Brown and Carolyn Johnson Smith, all of Batesville, and Ira Lee Johnson of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Charles Johnson of Courtland and Murray Johnson of Batesville; one sister, Waula Saucedo of Chicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

BATESVILLE – Flora Johnson, 54, died Friday, August 11, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services are Wednesday at noon at Macedonia M.B. Church. Rev. W.L. Nash will officiate. Visitation will be at Cooley’s Mortuary today from 11 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at Macedonia M.B. Church. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Johnson, born Jan. 13, 1952, in Batesville to Siller B. Menzie of Batesville and the late Joseph Jones, was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive M.B. Church.
     Survivors, along with her mother, include one daughter, Jennifer J. Johnson of Memphis; two sons, John L. "Rusty" Johnson and Jamie L. Johnson, both of Horn Lake; one sister, Lou Bertha Lofton of East St. Louis, Ill.; seven brothers, Charles Riley, John T. Menzie and Henry Menzie, all of Batesville, Earl Jones of Tupelo, Eugene Riley and T.J. Riley, both of Chicago, and Willie Lee Flowers of Denton, Texas; two sisters, Lanell Chapman of Pope and Sadie Medley of Denton, Texas and one grandchild.

JOHNSON, James W. "Bossman"
COMO – James W. "Bossman" Johnson, 59, died Monday, October 16, 2006,at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hammond Hill M.B. Church. Burial will be in Hammond Hill Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
     Johnson was a member of Hammond Hill M.B. Church and worked for Wal-Mart and Chromcraft.
     Survivors include his wife, Jinnie Ruth Johnson; five daughters, Marilyn Bishop, Anita Johnson, Angela Johnson, Maria Johnson and Maleslie Johnson, all of Como; one step-daughter, Lisa Dandridge of Southaven; two sons, Marvin Johnson and Jermaine Johnson, both of Como; four sisters, Ora Lee Longstreet of Memphis, Rosie Doyle, Johnnie B. Taylor and Florine Haynes, all of Como; two brothers, R.L. Johnson of Como and Amos Johnson of Kalamazoo, Mich.; 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Roy W. Johnson, 75, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, in Dallas.
     Services were Monday, July 10, at Flower Mound Family Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in D/FW National Cemetery with full military honors. Flower Mound Family Funeral Home had charge.
     Johnson was born July 15, 1930, in Lambert to the late Lawrence and Gertie Johnson of Water Valley. A veteran, he served in the Army as a warrant officer for over 30 years. He also graduated the Batesville High School in 1948.
     He was preceded in death by three brothers, Raybert Johnson of Batesville, Edward Johnson of Amory and Eugene Johnson of Water Valley and two sisters, Lottie Johnson of Lambert, Earline McMinn of Batesville.
     Survivors include: his wife, Sok Im Johnson of Lewisville; three sons, Karl Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C., Roy Johnson Jr. of Summerville, S.C. and T.C. Ham of Lewisville; four daughters, Ellen Overture and Linda Johnson both of Columbia, S.C., Marie Griffin of Summerville, S.C., and Yun Ham of Lewisville; two brothers, James Johnson of Golden and Billy Johnson of Huntsville, Ala.; two sisters, Elizabeth Byars and Margie Darby both of Water Valley and 13 grandchildren.

JOHNSON, Tilmus Sr.
METAIRIE, La. – Tilmus Johnson Sr., 82, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La.
     Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at West Camp M.B. Church in Batesville. Visitation is today from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and one hour prior to the service Saturday at West Camp M.B. Church. Rev. Ozine Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in West Camp Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc has charge.
     Johnson, born July 20, 1923, to the late Frank and Alma Johnson, was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Cypress Grove M.B. Church in Metairie, La. where he was a deacon, male chorus member and Sunday school teacher.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Bess McGill Johnson, and one daughter, Darlene Johnson-Knight.
     Survivors include five daughters, Allie Miles of Bowie, Mo., Bonnie Cockerham and Suzanne Smith, both of Metairie, La., Sherrie Anderson of Pittsburgh, Calif. and Lorene Douglas of Ebro, Fla.; three sons, Jim West of Detroit, Mich., Tilmus Johnson Jr. of Batesville and Steve Johnson of Metairie, La.; one brother, George Johnson of Chicago, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON, William Thomas
BATESVILLE – William Thomas Johnson, 83, died Friday, February 3, 2006, at his residence.
     Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. Mr. Lake Johnson and Rev. Kevin Crofford officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Johnson, born Feb. 12, 1922, in Lafayette County to the late William Washington and the late Willie Bundram Johnson, was a mechanic for Campbell’s 66 Truck Line in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII in the First Calvary. He was a highly decorated serviceman, earning the three Bronze Stars, the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
     Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Lucille Johnson Calabrese of Plantation, Fla.; one step-daughter, Janice Cox of Olive Branch; one son, Jerry T. Johnson of Batesville; two grandchildren, Jake Johnson Kidder of Batesville and Ashley Porter McLoughlin of Plantation, Fla. and one great-grandson, Will Kidder of Batesville.

JOINER, Jessie M.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Jessie M. Joiner, 97, died Saturday, December 24, 2005, at Methodist South in Memphis, Tenn.
     Services were Saturday at St. Peter’s M.B. Church. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery in Sardis. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Leland Joiner.
     Survivors include a host of nieces and three nephews.

JONES, Annie Pearl Wolf Rodgers Gentry
CROWDER – Annie Pearl Wolf Rodgers Gentry Jones, 58, died Saturday, August 19, 2006, at her residence.
     Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Crowder Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Jones, born Dec. 1, 1947, in Oxford to the late Thomas and Myrtle Estell Tutor Wolf, was a retired sewing machine mechanic for Springs, Inc. in Sardis.
     Survivors include her husband, William "Billy" Jones of Crowder; three sons, Gary K. Gentry of Senatobia, and Marty V. Gentry and Ryan P. Gentry, both of Crowder; six sisters, Margaret Wolf Hallum and Mickey Wolf Henry, both of Michigan City, Tenn., Georgia Wolf Hollinger of Courtland, Ollie Wolf Grant of Batesville, Tommie Wolf Fernstrom of Coldwater and Rachael Wolf Bowen of Millington, Tenn. and six grandchildren.

JONES, Jai’Lyn Quortez
     OXFORD – Jai’Lyn Quortez Jones, two months, died Monday, May 29, 2006, at his residence.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Johnny Frost will officiate. Burial will be in Babyland in the Garden of Memories cemetery located at Coleman Funeral Home. Coleman Funeral Home has charge.
     Survivors include his parents, Lynwood and Tiffany Jones of Oxford; one brother Jaheim Jones of Oxford; grandparents, Keith and Mary Pegues of Oxford and Bennie Mae Jones of Sardis; great-grandparents, John Henry and Rozette Pegues of Oxford, Raymond and Mildred Townsend of Taylor and Florence Jones of Sardis.
     In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1942.

JONES, Kandace Grace
BATESVILLE- Kandace Grace Jones, 3, died Tuesday, December 5, at her residence.
     Services are today at 1 p.m. at McBride Funeral Home in Ripley. Brother Tommy Wilbanks will officiate. Visitation will be today from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Benton County. McBride Funeral Home has charge.
     Jones, born to Nathaniel Kane and Tammy Faye Jones of Batesville, attended West View Baptist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lloyd and Anna Faye Wilbanks.
     Survivors along with her parents include: two sisters, Krystal Nicole Jones and Katlin Ann Jones of Batesville; her grandparents, Peggy and Larry Jones of Batesville, Dorcie Fercitsh of Milwaukee, Wis., and Roy Jones; her step-grandmother, Lugene Jones of Booneville, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

JONES, Oliver Lamar
CHARLESTON –  Oliver Lamar Jones, 69, died Saturday, November 11, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services were Monday at Stonefield Church of God near Cascilla. Burial was in Stonefield Church of God Cemetery. Womble Funeral Home had charge.
     Survivors include his wife, Melissa Swift Jones; two daughters, Mary Jones of Oakland and Judy Smith of Courtland; two sons, Lamar Jones Jr. and John Jones of Pope; one sister, Susan Caldwell of Memphis; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

JONES, Viola L.
CHARLESTON – Viola L. Jones, 83, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at Tallahatchie General Hospital.
     Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John M.B. Church in Charleston. Pastor Ricky Garvin will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Visitation will be today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and also Saturday 12:30 – 2 p.m. at St. John M.B. Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Jones, born Sept. 27, 1923, in Minter City to the late David Lewis and the late Elizabeth Lizzie Kent, was a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. She was a retired school teacher, having served the Tallahatchie School system for 35 years. She was a member of St. John M.B. Church, was a choir member, Sunday school teacher, director of the youth department and a member of the Business and Professional Federated Women’s Club.
     Survivors include: four daughters, Gloria Barnes of Charleston, Elizabeth J. Boyd, Caroline D. Jones and Classie M. Jones, all of Memphis; two sons, Claudy Earl Jones of Detroit, Mich. and John Thomas Jones Jr. of Tocoma, Wash.; one sister, Ceola Keys of East St. Louis, Ill.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.




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