RANDOLPH, Nell Clement
BATESVILLE- Nell Clement Randolph, 76, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services were Tuesday, March 28 at Independence Presbyterian Church. Rev. Douglas Sullivan Gonzalez and Rev. Brownie Tohill officiated. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Randolph, born April 10, 1929, in Black Hawk to the late Benjamin Franklin Clement and the late Alma Carpenter Clement, was a school teacher at Pope School, West Panola, North Delta Academy and organist and a member of Independence Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, George Randolph of Batesville; one son, Dr. Richard Clement and wife Rae Ann Randolph of Brandon; two daughters, Debbie and husband Gregg Holland of Picayune and Susan and husband Cooper Lewis of Batesville; two sisters, Be Be Potter of Tampa, Fla. and Mildred McLellan of Durant and six grandchildren, Megan, Jonathan and Mirian Randolph, Leigh Ann Holland, Mary Lynn Lewis and Russ Lewis.
Memorials may be made to North Delta School and Independence Presbyterian Church.
RAY, James LaDurle
OXFORD- James LaDurle Ray, 61, died Saturday, November 25, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis.
Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ray was a retired self-employed roofer who lived in the Harmontown area.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sybil Ray, and one brother, Lane Ray.
Survivors include: his wife, Sheila C. Ray of Harmontown; his father, James Ray of Memphis; three daughters, Andrea Ray of Omaha, Neb., Angela Ray of Montana and Amanda Cecil of Owensboro, Ky.; one son, Wesley Ray of Memphis; one sister, Joy Goldsby of Memphis and one brother, Phillip Ray of Memphis.
REED, Mark Patrick
BATESVILLE – Mark Patrick Reed, 33, died Monday, December 25, 2006, at Cordova Rehab and Nursing Center.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at West Camp M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. Zannie Leland Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at West Camp M.B. Church. Burial will be in West Camp Cemetery in Batesville. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Reed, born Jan. 3, 1973, in Sardis to Betty Reed, was a member of West Camp M.B. Church in Batesville where he was in the male chorus. He worked in shipping and receiving at the Grand Casino in Tunica.
Survivors, along with his mother, include: his grandmother, Janie Johnson of Batesville and one sister, Muszelda Hoskins of Batesville.
REED, Terrence Leslie
ENID – Terrence Leslie Reed, 63, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his residence.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Hosanna Family Worship Center in Pope. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home has charge.
Reed, born July 24, 1942, was a retired printer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kelley Matthews Reed of Enid.
Survivors include two daughters, Tawnya Pullen of Oak Grove, Mo. and Hollee Toland of Enid; one sister, Barbara Redd of Downey, Calif and five grandchildren.
MEMPHIS – George Renix, 80, brother of Louise Renix of Como and Mae Norwood of Sardis, died Thursday, October 5, 2006, at Tunica Nursing Home.
Services are Thursday at noon at Mt. Lebannon B.C. in Como. Burial will be in the church cemetery. R.S. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home has charge.
Renix was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired driver for Martin Trucking Co. in Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition to his sisters, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Leola C. Renix of Memphis; four daughters, Cheryl Crawford, Georgietta Crawford, Anna Jackson and Lynn Thomas, all of Memphis; four sons, Phillip Crawford of Madison, Ohio and Danny Mitchell, Robert Mitchell and Gregory Webber, all of Memphis; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
RENIX, Willie B.
COMO – Willie B. Renix, 77, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Saturday at First Baptist M.B. Church in Como. Burial was in Mt. Level M.B. Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
Renix was a bulldozer driver for Panola County District 1 and a member of First Baptist M.B. Church in Como.
Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Renix; seven daughters, Sadie Williams, Nancy Taylor, Charlene Renix, Fannie Johnson, Gracie Renix and Rosie Renix, all of Como and Mary Dandridge of Memphis; five sons, Willie Armstrong and Johnnie Renix, both of Cleveland, Ohio, and Tommy Dandridge, Edward Dandridge and Ray Wallace, all of Sledge; two sisters, Louise Renix of Como and Mae Norwood of Sardis; one brother, George Renix of Como; 34 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
REYNOLDS, Jennifer Pickett
NESBIT – Jennifer Pickett Reynolds, 31, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital.
Services were Friday at Forest Hill Funeral Home South in Memphis. Forest Hill Funeral Home South had charge.
Survivors include her husband, Sean Reynolds; one daughter, Emma Grace Reynolds; one son, Ian Reynolds of Memphis; her mother, Charlotte White Bannon and step-father Chuck Bannon of Nesbit; one sister, Tara Renee Pickett of Horn Lake and her grandmother, Gladys White of Batesville.
RHEA, Troy Eugene
BATESVILLE – Troy Eugene Rhea, 73, died Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at his residence.
Visitation is today at 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. There are no services besides the visitation.
Rhea, born May 12, 1932, to the late Johnny and Lexie Rhea of Ashland, was an electrician.
Survivors include his wife Kathy H. Rhea of Batesville; four daughters, Anne Perkins of Batesville, Genia Whitten of Vincent, Ala., Diane James of Memphis and Denise Simpson of Missouri; two sons, Troy E. Rhea Jr. of Atoka, Tenn. and Lanny Brasher of Vincent, Ala.; one half sister Becky Mayfield of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother Bud Rhea of Savannah, Ga. and 11 grandchildren.
COURTLAND – Sylvester Rice, 81, died Sunday, October 15, 2006, at his residence.
Services were Thursday at West Camp M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. Jessie Frison officiated. Burial was in West Camp Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
Rice, born Feb. 2, 1925, in Water Valley to the late Robert Walton and the late Annie Bell Fly, was a retired factory worker, a member of West Camp M.B. Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include three daughters, Annie L. Rice of Courtland, Mary Ann Reeves of Washington, D.C. and Thelma McKinney of Memphis; four sons, J.C. Rice and Willie Rice, both of Courtland, Sylvester Rice Jr. of Batesville and Curtis Rice of Memphis; three sisters, Annie Buford of Memphis, Hazel Gooch of Joliet, Ill. and Bernice Green of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Leonard Rice and Charles Rice, both of Memphis and Leroy Rice of Chicago, Ill.; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
RICO, Annie Pearl Helms
BATESVILLE – Annie Pearl Helms Rico, 83, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her residence.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Rico, born July 22, 1922, in Darling, to the late Joe Willie and Esther Mae Cox Helms, was a homemaker and a member of Goodwill Church of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Rico Brown of Bowden, Ga. and Linda Faye Rico Skinner of Omaha, Ark.; two sons, Billy G. Rico of Batesville and Bobby L. Rico of Yazoo City; two sisters, Paula Helms Whatley and Cookie Helms Brewer, both of Crowder; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
RIPPEE, Irma Louise
OXFORD – Irma Louise Rippee, 59, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006, in Oxford.
Services were Sunday at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial was at Friendship Church of God Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.
Rippee was a grocery store manager.
Survivors include one son, Jeff Rippee of Coldwater; one sister, Lynda White of Batesville and one brother, David Goad of Ocean Springs.
RISER, Norma Shuford
BATESVILLE- Norma Shuford Riser, 88, died Friday, December 8, 2006, at Regional Medical Center in Memphis.
Memorial services were Monday at the First United Methodist Church. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Riser, born Nov. 18, 1919, to the late Thomas Selwyn and the late Eddie Scogin Shuford, was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, 25-year member of the official board of the United Methodist Church and served three terms as president of the United Methodist Women. She was a Charter member of the Batesville Garden Club where she also served three terms as president. She was a member of the James Gilliam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She helped organize the first special education class in the Batesville school system. She organized the Batesville Girl Scouts, and also helped organize the first public swimming pool in this area. Along with her husband, they both were essential in the founding of the First Regional Public Library in the United States where she served on the local and regional library boards. She was very active in the Panola County Genealogical and Historical Society. She was on the Northwest Community College Board and worked very diligently with the Batesville Literacy Council to help adults read.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Riser.
Survivors include: one daughter, Norma Shuford Riser Thweatt and husband Rayford W. of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Dorothy Shuford Laughter of Batesville; two grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Thweatt Johnson and husband Michael, and Norma Katherine Thweatt Pinter and Husband Aaron, and four great-grandchildren, Amelia and Nathan Johnston and Noah and Elijah Pinter.
Memorials may be made to the Norma Shuford Riser Endowment Scholarship, N.W.C.C. Foundation Office, P.O. Box 7015, Senatobia, or the First United Methodist Church.
ROBERSON, Jimmy Wayne
LAMBERT – Jimmy Wayne Roberson, 48, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at his residence.
Graveside services are Saturday at 3 p.m. at LaGrange Cemetery in Eupora. Visitation is also Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Kimbro Funeral Home. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
Roberson was born April 24, 1958, in Isola.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Roberson; three sisters, Shirley Segar of Ripley, Eva Redwine of Coffeeville and Anna Threadgill of Eupora and two brothers, Robert Woods of Mathiston and James Woods of Greenville.
SARDIS- Lloyd Roberson, 94, died Saturday, December 16, 2006, at his residence.
Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Roberson, born July 16, 1912, in Webster County, to the late Fondon and Georgie Cavans Roberson, was a retired farmer.
Survivors include: his wife, Doris Jackson Roberson of Sardis; three daughters, Dee Roberson Frith of Oak Grove, La., Annita Roberson Box of Greenville and Pam Roberson Garrett of Pace, Fla.; six sons, Charlie Roberson of Greenville, William Butch Roberson of Duck Hill, Barry Roberson of Senatobia, Swayne Roberson of Ocean Springs, Derek Roberson of Courtland and Steve Roberson of Como; 40 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
ROBERTS, Annie Rogers
COMO – Annie Rogers Roberts, 86, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at her residence.
Services were Thursday at Gilmore Church of Christ. Burial was in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
Roberts was a cafeteria worker.
Survivors include four daughters, Mary Ann Armstrong, Helen Black and Gwen Johnson, all of Como, and Bobbie Banks of Senatobia; three step-daughters, Jean Davis, Diane Webb, both of Senatobia and Cassandra Dunning of Austin, Texas; two sons, Larry Johnson of Senatobia and Dennis Johnson of Memphis; two step-sons, Curtis Webb of Senatobia and Dennis Webb of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Ruby Ingram of Senatobia and Katherine Sharper of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, James F. Ingram and A.D. Ingram, both of Memphis; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
ROBINSON, Farry Auto
BATESVILLE – Farry Auto Robinson, 50, died Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at Tri – Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Sunday at Armstrong Street Church of God. Sister Earnestine Flowers officiated. Burial was in Old Viney Creek Cemetery in Sardis. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
Robinson, born Sept. 21, 1956, in Batesville to the late Lonnie James Robinson and the late Alveter Wilkins Robinson, was a member of the Non – Denomination House of Prayer in Batesville.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie F. Robinson of Batesville; two daughters, Latasha Flowers Simmons and LaFarri S. Flowers, both of Batesville; seven sisters, Susie Wilkins Flowers, Dorothy Robinson, Donna Robinson, Pamela Robinson, all of Batesville, Shirley Wilson of Denton, Texas, Lana Hawkins of Vadala, La., Ruby G. Curry of Red Bird, Okla.; nine brothers, Larry Robinson, Ralph Robinson, Michael Robinson, Ronnie Robinson, Robert Govan Jr. and Roosevelt Govan, all of Batesville, Micheal Battle of Memphis, John Govan and William Govan, both of Denton, Texas and three grandchildren.
ROBINSON, Terry Wayne "Bear"
BATESVILLE – Terry Wayne "Bear" Robinson, 46, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006.
Services were Monday at the Batesville Intermediate School Auditorium. Pastor Earnestine Flowers officiated. Burial was in Old Viney Creek Cemetery in Sardis. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
Robinson, born May 16, 1960, in Batesville to the late Roy Chapman and the late Alveter Wilkins, was a mechanic and a member of the House of Prayer.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda F. Robinson of Batesville; two daughters, Shalanda S. Flowers and Brenlanda S. Flowers, both of Batesville; two sons, Anthony Dewayne Flowers and Terry Dewayne Flowers, both of Batesville; four sisters, Pamela Robinson, Dorothy Robinson, Donna Robinson and Susie W. Flowers, all of Batesville; five brothers, Larry Robinson, Farry Robinson, Ralph Robinson, Ronnie Robinson and Micheal Robinson, all of Batesville, and nine grandchildren.
ROBINZINE, Eric Demetric
ENID – Eric Demetric Robinzine, 28, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.
Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Enid. Rev. William Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Enid. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Robinzine, born Oct. 16. 1977, in Charleston to Eddie Robinzine and Willie B. Robinzine, was a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church.
Survivors, along with his parents, include one daughter, Erianna Granberry of Memphis; one sister, Shuntay Jihad of Memphis and his great-aunt who cared for him, Kiara Shannon of Enid.
RODGERS, Maggie Lee Hughes
CHARLESTON- Maggie Lee Hughes Rodgers, 86, died Friday, December 15, 2006, in Oxford.
Services were Sunday at Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery in Oakland. Funeral Chapel Funeral Home had charge.
Rodgers was a homemaker.
Survivors include: two daughters, Linder Bond of Oxford and Evelyn McKay of Senatobia; four sons, Monroe Rodgers, Wesley Rodgers and William Rodgers, all of Charleston and Charles Rodgers of Courtland; one sister, Lois Lambert of Oxford; one brother, Paul Hughes Sr. of Enid; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
COMO – Virginia Rodger, 104, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at her residence.
Services were Sunday at Cistern Hill M.B. Church in Como. Burial was in Cistern Hill Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.
Rodger was a member of Cistern Hill M.B. Church, served on the Mother Board, and was a member of the February Club. She was also a cook at Como Elementary School.
Survivors include 10 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and 47 great-great-grandchildren.
ROGERS, Curtis Wesley Sr.
BATESVILLE – Curtis Wesley Rogers Sr., 70, died Thursday, November 9, 2006, at Tri – Lakes Medical Center.
Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Rogers, born Dec. 12, 1935, in Arkansas to the late Elijah Kirkland and the late Helen Lane Rogers, was an electronics repairman and owner/operator of Rogers Color T.V. Service. He also served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Edwina Reynolds Rogers of Batesville; two daughters, Jo Rogers Fellows of Batesville and Debrah Collier of Greenville; two sons, Erin Ray Vaughn of Smithville, Tenn. and Curtis W. Rogers Jr. of Batesville; one sister Joyce Rogers Weaver of Batesville; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
ROPER, Russell Edward
LAMBERT – Russell Edward Roper, 73, died Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at Quitman County Hospital.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Community Independent Baptist Church in Lambert. Raymond Roberson will officiate. Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Community Independent Baptist Church. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
Roper, born Aug. 6, 1933, in Quitman County, was a Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Roper.
Survivors include: two sons, Paul Edward Roper and James Harold Roper, both of Lambert; two daughters, Deborah Carol Gray of Sardis and Joann Roper of Lambert; two brothers, Harold Roper Jr. of Marks and Jessie Roper of Centreville, Ill.; five sisters, Alice Shields and Kat Yarbrough, both of Crowder, Doris Blair of Batesville, Virginia Boyette of Pope and Fances Jaudon of Crowder; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
ROSS, Melvin Charles
MEMPHIS – Melvin Charles Ross, 50, died Friday, December 22, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Askew Grove M.B. Church in Longtown. Visitation will be today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Askew Grove M.B. Church. Rev. Walter Newson will officiate. Burial will be in Askew Grove Cemetery in Longtown. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Ross, born June 6, 1956, in Como to Rosia Partee Ross and the late James Lee Ross, was a retired welder and a member of Ruffin Grove M.B. Church in Como.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include: three sons, Rodrigus Ross and Jermarcus Ross, both of Como, and Eric Ross of Minneapolis; four sisters, Margaret Ross Jones and Diane Ross, both of Memphis, Connie Ross of Como and Emma Ross of Minneapolis; four brothers, Cleo Ross of Como, James Ross of Senatobia, Larry Ross of Memphis and Duane Ross of Twin City, Minn., and two grandchildren.
ROWLAND, Maudie Ceila
OXFORD – Maudie Ceila Rowland, 63, died Saturday, November 11, 2006, at her residence.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Dan Rowland will officiate. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
Rowland, born Oct. 15, 1943, in Marks to the late Tom Watson Rowland and the late Rener Alice Winter Rowland, was a nurse.
Survivors include one son, Leslie Howard Weeks of Cocoa Beach, Fla., one daughter, Martha Stroup of Oxford; one brother, Dan Rowland; and three sisters, Claudia Acree, Annie Robertson and Mattie Cranford, all of Oxford and five grandchildren.
ROY, Rosa Edith Powers
MARKS – Rosa Edith Powers Roy, 84, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at her residence.
Services were Saturday at West Marks Baptist Church. Rev. Tim Mims officiated. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
Roy, born March 11, 1921, in Forrest City, Ark., was a member of West Marks Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerald William Roy.
Survivors include five sons, Jerry Roy of Crowder, Ronnie Roy of Vicksburg, Larry Roy of England, Ark., Robert G. Roy of Marks and Steven Roy of Batesville; three daughters, Sandy Hite of Clarksdale, Deborah Collums of Marks, Karen Venezia of Ada, Mich.; three brothers, Robert Powers of Memphis, Don Powers of the Phillipine Islands, Fred Henry Powers of Mountain Home, Ark.; 22 grandchildren and and eight great-grandchildren.
BATESVILLE – Roger Russell, 64, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at his residence.
Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Micheal Britt officiated. Burial was in Blackjack Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Russell, born June 25, 1941, in Oxford, to the late Lawrence Edward and Minnie Ruth Moore Russell, was the owner of Russell Marine and a member of First Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Barmer Russell of Batesville; three sons, Roger F. Russell Jr. and Edward Allen Russell of Batesville and Rodney Mathew Hubbard of Duck Hill; six sisters, Maxine Russell Rhodes of Greenville, N.C., Bonnie Russell DePriest of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Jimmie Russell Waller of Oxford, Peggy Russell Martin of Southaven, Sue Russell Vaughn of Oxford and Faye Russell Woodard of Batesville; three brothers, Lawrence "Buddy" Russell of Oxford, and Dovard Russell and Calvin Russell, both of Batesville and one grandson.
RUTHERFORD, Jessie Epps "Jeannie"
BATESVILLE – Jessie Epps "Jeannie" Rutherford, 83, died Sunday, February 12, 2006, at Fairfield Assisted Living.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ray Legge and Dr. Gary Robertson will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Rutherford, born March 28, 1922, in Panola County to the late John Wesley and Mable Clara Ales Epps, was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Jean Rutherford of Batesville; two sons, Wesley A. Rutherford of Batesville and William Earl Rutherford of Water Valley; one sister, Lillie Mae Epps Bishop of Batesville; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
RUTLEDGE, Charles Gordon
MARKS – Charles Gordon Rutledge, 98, of Marks died Sunday, September 17, 2006, at his residence.
Graveside services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Marks Cemetery. Dr. Laurie Jones and Rev. James Tidwell will officiate. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Rutledge was born August 11, 1908 in Memphis. He was a member of the Marks First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Dora Gulic Rutledge and a daughter, Patti Didlake.
Survivors include one daughter, Martha Rutledge Owens of Fairfax, Va.; one son, Jim Rutledge of Marks; seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Marks First Baptist Church.