Obituaries – 2006 – O

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 1, 2006

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (O)


OBEY, Taiwan "Chicken" Sr.
COURTLAND – Mr. Taiwan "Chicken" Obey Sr., 28, died Friday, February 3, 2006, at his residence.
     Visitation is today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. Services will be held Saturday, February 11, at 1 p.m. at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Pope. Reverend Zannie Leland Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Pope Chapel Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Obey was born on July 14, 1977, to Leroy Richardson and Linda Faye Oby Richardson Deshileds in Courtland. He was a self-employed construction worker and a member of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Church. He was also a member of the Panola Biker Club.
     Survivors include his wife, Tasha Obey, his son, Taiwan Obey Jr., two daughters, Takoya Obey and Laquisha Bishop, all of Courtland; his mother and step-father, Linda Faye and Tommy Deshileds of Bolivar, Tenn.; his father and step-mother, Leroy and Emma Richardson of Courtland; two sisters, Zipporah and Natora Richardson both of Bolivar, Tenn.; and three brothers, Jakeddrick McGuire and Epron McGuire, both of Bolivar, Tenn., and Daiwan Richardson of Courtland.

ODOM, Nona Jenkins
Nona Jenkins Odom, 92, died September 17 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.
     Mrs. Odom was a homemaker.
     Services will be held at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston on Wednesday, September 20, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Rosemound Cemetery in Tutwiler.
     She is survived by her son Troy B. Odom Jr. of Pope and her sister Dessie Wagner of Heber Springs, Ark.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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OLIPHANT, Clara Mae Young
SARDIS – Clara Mae Young Oliphant, 70, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
     Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Fredonia Cemetery. Rev. Robert Smith officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Oliphant, born Aug. 12, 1935, to the late Raymond and Flossie Taylor Young in Como, was a member of Como Baptist Church and a retired nurses aid.
     Survivors include two sons, Don Berry of Watervliet, Mich. and Joel "Mike" Covington of Sardis; one sister, Daisy Faye Smith of Oakland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

OLLISON, Karen Darlen
BATESVILLE – Karen Darlen Ollison, 43, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at North Mississippi Regional Center in Tupelo.
     Services were Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial was in Curtis Union Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Ollison, born Nov. 9, 1962, to the late James Elijah and Anna Mae Stinnitte Ollison, was a homemaker.
     She was preceded in death by Eunice Carol Barmer and Patricia Ann Manes.
     Survivors include one sister, Linda Ollison of Senatobia.

ORANGE, Lottie Mae
SENATOBIA – Lottie Mae Orange, 82, died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at her residence.
     Services were Monday at Askew Grove M.B. Church. Burial was in Askew Grove Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
     Orange was a cook at Northwest Community College, a member of Paradise M.B. Church and a member of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband, R.V. Orange Sr.; four daughters, Stella Evans of East St. Louis, Ill., Josephine Miller, Mary Webb and Diane Baker, all of Senatobia; two sons, Mack Orange of Senatobia and R.V. Orange Jr. of Cahokia, Ill.; four sisters, Viola Hollins of Sardis, and Linda B. Collins, Mildred McGhee and Rosie Lee Faulkner, all of Senatobia; three brothers, Jessie Hullette and Ossie Hullette, both of Senatobia, and Ozell Hullette of Memphis; 35 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

OWEN, Harold Edward Sr.
BATESVILLE – Harold Edward Owen Sr., 82, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was the husband of Ernestine Mahan Owen of Batesville.
     Services were Sunday at Batesville Church of Christ. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Owen, born Nov. 13, 1923, to the late Edward A. and Verde G. Owen, was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII. He was a Mason and a member of Batesville Church of Christ. He was also the retired former owner of Northwest Office Machines in Senatobia.
     He was preceded in death by his first wife Nancy Jo Owen.
     Survivors include three daughters, Elaine Owen Pinner of Senatobia, Nanda Owen King of Gulf Shores, Ala. and June Owen Lee of Hernando; one son, Harold Edward Owen Jr. of Collierville; two step-daughters, Jackie Mahan Rinck of Dexter, Mo. and Priscilla Mahan Smith of Batesville; one stepson, Tommy Mahan of Drew; one sister Annie Owen Meurrier of Batesville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.




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