Obituaries – 2006 – T

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 1, 2006

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (T)


TALLEY, Linda Faye Wallace
SARDIS – Linda Faye Wallace Talley, 52, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Graveside services were Thursday at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Talley, born May 1, 1953, in Greenfield, Tenn., to the late Leon Wallace and the late Rosie Foren Wallace, was a factory worker.
     Survivors include her husband, Richard Cox Talley of Sardis; one son, Ricky Talley of Sardis; one daughter, Denice Holland of Batesville and four grandchildren.

TANKSLEY, Allen "June"
SENATOBIA – Allen "June" Tanksley, 59, died Monday, October 16, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital.
     Services are Saturday at noon at Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Senatobia Memorial. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
     Tanksley was a member of Independent-Tyro Baptist Church and a factory worker.
     Survivors include his wife, Bennie Lee Johnson Tanksley; two daughters, Beverly Ann Harrell and Helen Marie McClellan, both of Senatobia; one son, Allen Vashon Tanksley of Senatobia; three sisters, Sarah Lee of Hernando, Velma Smith of Senatobia and Gerline Jones of Como; one brother, T.J. Tanksley of Crenshaw and three grandchildren.

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TAYLOR, Christopher
     SARDIS – Christopher Taylor, 38, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove M.B. Church. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove M.B. Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
     Taylor was a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church , Como.
     Survivors include his mother Dorothy Mae Taylor of Sardis; three sisters, Latoya Taylor of Longtown, Dorothy Henderson and Gloria Lester, both of Sardis and two brothers, Kelvin Taylor and John Taylor, both of Sardis.

TAYLOR, Marie Frances Brittain
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Marie Frances Brittain Taylor, 80, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at her residence.
     Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Como United Methodist Church. Visitation will begin in the church annex at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Como Friendship Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     Taylor, born July 5, 1925, in Franklin, Tenn., to the late Leonard Parks Brittain and Mary Emily Beasley Brittain, was a graduate of Ward Belmont Prep School and Ward Belmont Junior College in Nashville, Tenn. She was active in the Como United Methodist Church serving on the Altar Guild. Other clubs she participated in were the Como Home and Garden Club, the Como Study Club Friends of the Library and the James Gilliam Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1988, she and Meg Bartlett of Como started Homeplace Products, a business to distribute gourmet sauces, relished and preserves made from old family recipes.
     Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Frederick Ward "Straw" Taylor Jr.; six children, Emily Marie "Kandy" Taylor Myhre of Grover Beach, Calif., Alberta Meriwerther Taylor Cline of Winchester, Va., Frederick Ward Taylor III of Senatobia, Leonard Brittain Taylor of Oakland, Tenn., Nancy Beasley Taylor Breen of Hilton Head, S.C., William James Taylor of San Francisco, Calif. and nine grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, Leonard Parkes Brittain Jr. of Nashville, Tenn. and William Oliver Brittain of Louisville, Ky.
     Memorials may be made to Como United Methodist Church or Como Friendship Cemetery.

TAYLOR, Robert
SARDIS – Robert Taylor, 92, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Sunday at Cedar Grove M.B. Church in Sardis. Rev. Ira Leverson officiated. Burial was in McIvor Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
     Taylor, born April 13, 1914, in Como to the late Granson Taylor and the late Roxie Coleman Taylor, was a retired mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church in Sardis.
     Survivors include one daughter, Mary T. Harris of Sardis; two sons, Ronald Taylor and James Washington, both of Sardis; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

TEAGUE, Jimmy Lee
     LAMBERT – Jimmy Lee Teague, 79, died Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at Quitman County Hospital.
     Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Marks. Rev. Eddie Ward of Batesville will officiate. Burial will be in Booker Cemetery in Marks. Visitation is today 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Corporation. Delta Burial Corporation has charge.
     Teague, born Dec. 9, 1927, was a Methodist and a retired farmer.
     He was preceded in death by three sons, Bennie Teague, Otha B. Teague and Sonny Teague.
     Survivors include: his wife, Lennie Teague of Milwaukee; six sons, Henry Clay Teague and Eva Weekly of Milwaukee, Eddie Crumble and David Lee Crumble, both of Lambert, James Gipson and Lewis P. Green, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four daughters, Clara Teague, Mary Ann Teague, and Shirley Reimer, all of Milwaukee, and Jessie Mae Johnson of Lambert; and of Milwaukee.

OXFORD – Walter F. Threadgill, 73, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Joliet, Ill. Waller Funeral Home has charge.
     Threadgill was retired from Row Window Factory in Rockdale, Ill.
     Threadgill was the widower of Nancy K. Delrose Threadgill and was a former resident of Joliet, Ill.
     Survivors include one son, Ronald T. Threadgill of Joliet, Ill.; and two sisters, Phyllis Bell and Pearl O’Bannon, both Sardis.

TIDWELL, Hazel Goforth
BATESVILLE – Hazel Goforth Tidwell, 90, died Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Terry Tribble will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     Tidwell, born March 28, 1916, to the late John Lewis Goforth and the late Fannie Ruth Tidwell Goforth, was a member of Orwood Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.
     Survivors include her husband, Preston Tidwell Sr. of Batesville; one son, Preston Tidwell Jr. of Batesville; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

TIDWELL, Marjorie "Margie" Lucretia Perkins
     BATESVILLE- Marjorie "Margie" Lucretia Perkins Tidwell, 88, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006, at Sardis Community Nursing Home.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jon Burnham will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Tidwell, born July 28, 1917, in the Blackjack Community to the late Richard Gore and the late Katie Lucretia McGinnis Perkins, was a member of the Batesville Homemaker Club and a member of Batesville Presbyterian Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Stovall Tidwell.
     Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn Rose Tidwell Edwards of Batesville; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

TITUS, Clara Mae Holliday
BUENA PARK, Calif. – Clara Mae Holliday Titus, 86, formerly of Hernando, died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at West Anaheim Medical Center in Anaheim, Calif.
     Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Walton Chapel C.M.E. Church in Sardis. Burial will be in Howard Chapel C.M.E. Cemetery in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
     Survivors include four daughters, Earnestine William of Gary, Ind., Pearl Titus of Bellflower, Calif., Morece Dowell of Henderson, Nev. and Angelene Robinson of Tracy, Calif.; four sons, Alexander Titus and Willie Titus, both of Gary, Ind. and Mack Titus and Herbert Titus, both of Cerritos, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Holliday Hardy of Sardis and Estelle Holliday Smith of Memphis, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

TOLAR, Albert W. "Bill"
BOLINGBROOK, Ill.- Albert W. "Bill" Tolar, 78, formerly of Batesville, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Meadowbrook Manor in Bolingbrook, Ill.
     Memorial services are today at 12:30 p.m. in the Pavilion Library at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home, 431 Remington Blvd., in Bolingbrook with Rev. Karl Engle officiating. A private interment was held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. Hultgren Funeral Home has charge.
     Tolar, born February 17, 1928, in Columbia, Miss., worked for the Department of Defense as an Industrial Specialist. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a retired Captain in the Army Reserves. He enjoyed gospel music, church, gardening, flying, scuba diving and crossword puzzles.
     He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Sidney Tolar; his mother, Annie Lou (nee Moye) and his sister, Alice Vivian "Billie" Hutchins.
     Survivors include his wife Flora (nee Keel); his son, John Tolar; three daughters, Ann (Eddie) Leonard, Ramona (Robert) Piske, and Joy Tolar; four grandchildren, David, Gregory, Rachel and Brandon; and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Hawks and many nieces and nephews.

TOLBERT, Roosevelt
OAKLAND – Roosevelt Tolbert, 88, died Saturday, September 23, 2006, at Yalobusha Nursing Home in Water Valley.
     Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Massey Grove M.B. Church in Oakland. Pastor George Forrest will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Tillatoba. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Tolbert, born Jan. 19, 1918, in Oakland to the late Sam Tolbert and the late Martha Lester Tolbert, was a retired construction worker, farmer and factory worker. He was a member of Massey Grove M.B. Church in Oakland. He was chief usher and member of Davis Chapel Lodge #198. He was also a veteran of the US Army from 1942-1943.
     Survivors include his wife, Josiephine Tolbert of Oakland; two daughters, Ethel Pomerlee of Oakland and Rose Harris of Coffeeville; two sons, William Tolbert of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Gene Tolbert of Duncain, Okla.; two sisters, Josiephine Boyd of Oakland and Eva Lee Nevels of Memphis; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

TOWLES, Mary Jane "Dollye" Fitts
SARDIS – Mary Jane "Dollye" Fitts Towles, 97, died Wednesday, January 25, 2006, at her residence.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Preach Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Bobby Caples will officiate. Visitation will be today noon – 2 p.m. at Peach Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in Peach Creek Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Towles was born Feb. 5, 1908, to the late Newt and Fannie Armes Fitts.
     Survivors include one brother James "Jim" Fitts of Sardis; six nephews and four nieces.

TOWLES, Joseph "Richard"
BATESVILLE – Joseph "Richard" Towles, 61, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at his residence.
     Services were Wednesday at McIvor Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Stevens officiated. Burial was in McIvor Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Towles, born Nov. 30, 1944, to the late John Hillary Towles and the late Zadie Mae Scollorn Towles, was a welder for the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a veteran fireman of the United States Air Force.
     He was preceded in death by one brother, the late Marvin Neil Towles.
     Survivors include his wife Peggy Freeman Towles of Batesville; two sons, Richard Allen and wife Deanna Towles of Batesville and Michael Rex of Batesville; three brothers, James Harvey Towles of New Egypt, N.J., William Lester Towles Sr. of St. Louis, Mo. and John Hillary Towles Jr. of Memphis; a sister, Carol Ann Towles Mothershed of Hernando and four grandchildren, Amber Leigh Towles, Austin Richard Towles, Courtney Allyson Towles and Gavin Chase Towles.
     Memorials may be made to McIvor Baptist Church Building Funds, 2593 Barnacre Rd., Batesville, 38606.

TRAMEL, Maxine Morehead
SARDIS – Maxine Morehead Tramel, 76, died Thursday, August 10, 2006, at her residence.
     Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial were in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Tramel, born Sept. 2, 1929, in Quitman County to the late Virgil and Effie Palmertree Morehead, was a homemaker.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Tramel Sr.
Survivors include two daughters, Maxine Tramel McCollum of Sardis and Faye Tramel Clawson of Olive Branch; three sons, Wesley Terry Tramel of Batesville, Jerry Lynn Tramel of Victoria, Texas and Wesley Fredric Tramel Sr. of Batesville; two sisters, Shirley Morehead Dodd of Winona and Lora "Tisa" Barrentine of French Camp; one brother, Carl Morehead of Marks; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dennis Trantham, 39, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at his residence.
     Services were Saturday at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. James Ollie officiated. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home had charge.
     Trantham was a native of Panola County and graduated from South Panola High School in 1986. He also graduated from Jackson State University.
     Survivors include his mother and step-father, Dixie and Ernest Ales of Batesville; his father, Charlie Robinson of Pittsburgh, Pa.; six sisters, Angela Ales, Eva Newson and Earnestine Smalley, all of Batesville, Daisy Trantham of Meadsville, Pa., Ozell Ford of Chicago, Ill. and Barbara James of Olive Branch; three brothers, Elias Trantham and James Trantham, both of Chicago, Ill. and Marvin Ales of Batesville.

TRAYWICK, Velma Morris
SARDIS – Velma Morris Traywick of Sardis, a retired manager and seamstress for Riteway Laundry and Cleaners passed from this life on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, at her residence. She was 74.
     Memorial services will be Saturday, September 16, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the Sardis Church of Christ. Burial will be at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.
     Mrs. Traywick was born on May 10, 1932, in Tate County, to Florence Boling Morris and the late John Wallace Morris. She was the widow of Van C. Traywick.
     She is survived by her mother, Florence Morris of Senatobia; two sons, Melvin and Charles Traywick, both of Pope; two daughters, Julia Baronowski of Batesville and Rachel Scruggs of Hernando; three sisters, Sylvia Norris of Millington, Tenn., Frances Parker of Nesbit and Betty Marsh of Hernando; six brothers, Wallace Morris of Pearl, J.L. Morris of Sulligent, Ala., Wayne Morris of Clinton, Doug Morris of Hernando, Lamar Morris of Pilot Mtn., N.C. and Randy Morris of Senatobia; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
     Pallbearers are David Baronowski, Cole Traywick, Brent Scruggs, Ryan Traywick, Tyler Scruggs, David Draper, Zachary Traywick and Clay Traywick.
     In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorials be sent to the Sardis Church of Christ, Sardis Lake Christian Camp, or Panola County Cancer Relief Fund.

     CHARLESTON – Jack H. Troutt, 80, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.
     Services are Thursday at 3 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial will be in Charleston Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home has charge.
     Troutt, born Nov. 29, 1925, was the supervisor for Future Homemakers of America where worked many years. He was a veteran of the Navy during WWII and attended Mississippi State University.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Troutt.
     Survivors include three daughters, Pat Riter of Yorktown, Va., Kathy Melton of Augusta, Ga. and Peggy Troutt of Charleston; two sons, Jack E. Troutt of Hertford, N.C. and Lee Troutt of Batesville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    BATESVILLE- James E. Trussell, 87, died Thursday, July 27, 2006, in Mobile, Ala.
    Services were Monday at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Robert Self and Dr. Greg Johnston officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
    Trussell, born April 10, 1919, to the late Daniel Martin and Fannie Lee Hooker Trussell in Grenada, was a member of the First Baptist Church where he was secretary of department No. 4 Sunday school. He was the retired assistant manager of the Batesville Hoisery Mill and Mississippi Soil Conservation. He was also an active member of the Batesville Civitan Club for 46 years where he served as president, district governor and district lieutenant governor.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Marter Trussell.
    Survivors include two sons, James Carey "Jim" Trussell of Mobile, Ala. and William Martin "Bill" Trussell of Richardson, Texas; one sister, Marjorie Trussell Spratlin of Oxford; one brother, Clifford Eugene Trussell of Gore Springs; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

TUCKER, Lloyd "Doll"
BATESVILLE- Lloyd "Doll" Tucker, 73, died Saturday, September 9, 2006, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
     Services are today at 10 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Floyd will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Tucker, born Aug. 11, 1933, in Ripley, Tenn., to Horace E. and Mary Alice Keltner Tucker, was a retired heavy equipment operator and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church.
     Survivors include: his wife, Virginia Craft Tucker of Batesville; one daughter, Cindy Tucker Russell of Monticello, Ark.; four sons, Billy Tucker of Courtland, Timmy Tucker of Water Valley, Chuck Tucker of Batesville and Jerry Tucker of Tupelo; one sister, Louise Tucker Tatum of Ripley, Tenn.; one brother, James Tucker of Ripley, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

TUCKER, Walter E.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Walter E. Tucker, 75, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at his residence. Tucker was the cousin of Asa Tucker of Batesville.
     Services were Wednesday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Columbus, Ga. at 2 p.m. today in Riverdale Cemetery. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home has charge.
     Tucker, born in Courtland, was the only child of the late Estelle Chapman Tucker and the late Walter Everett Tucker. He graduated from Greenwood High School then graduated from Mississippi State receiving a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He served in the U.S. Army, active duty in Korea. He worked at Royal Crown Cola. After moving with his company promotions over the years to Birmingham, Ala. and Maitland, Fla., they settled in Jacksonville, where he was the president and general manager of the Royal Crown Cola Bottling Company on San Marco Blvd. over Jacksonville and Gainesville for 15 years. Following the sale of the local plant, he entered the food brokerage business; first with Richards/Labry Company and then with Marketing Specialists and later formed his own brokerage company, Produce Brands. He served one term as president of the Jacksonville GMRA. He was an active member of Southside Rotary for several years. He served on on the board of directors for Big Brothers of Jacksonville, and was a member of the Jacksonville Parks and Recreation advisory board.
     Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dee Tucker; two daughters, Dorie Sparkman and Margete Griffin, and a cousin, Asa Tucker of Batesville.
     In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Akita Rescue Society of Florida, 2364 Emerson St., Jacksonville, FL 32207, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

TURNER, Charles Ronald
Batesville native Charles Ronald Turner died Sunday, November 26, 2006, at his home in Tampa, Florida from complications of diverticulosis. He was 58.
     Turner was the son of the late Charles Miller Turner and the late Mary McCurley Turner. He enlisted in the Army following his graduation from South Panola High School in 1966 and became a pilot, serving in the Vietnam War. Following his Army discharge in 1969, he entered Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and upon graduation entered the Air Force and became a jet fighter pilot. He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel and continued his aviation career as a flight safety instructor and, during the early 1990s, served as the private pilot of the president of the African nation of Botswana. His final job as a pilot prior to his retirement in 2000 was for Walt Disney Corporation, flying then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner.
     Turner is survived by his sister, Mary Lynne Henry of Oklahoma City, Okla. He is also survived by three daughters, Melinda Strubel of Louisville, Tenn., Caitlin Turner of Fayetteville, Ark., and Sheridan Turner of Tampa, Fla.; one son, Brian Turner, also of Louisville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.
     A memorial is planned in Oklahoma City at a later date.

TURNER, Lloyd Dell
MARKS – Lloyd Dell Turner, 76, died Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
     Services are Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Crowder Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kimbro Funeral Home. Rev. Larry Kilgore will officiate. Burial will be in Crowder Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
     Turner, born Nov. 22, 1929, in Steele, Mo., was a member of Crowder Baptist Church and a retired farmer.
     He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Wiggs, and one brother, Marvin Wiggs.
     Survivors include one brother, Johnny Wiggs of Lambert; five sisters, Patsy Wilder of Pope, Bobby Bridges of Crowder, Peggy Warrington of Batesville, Gladys Warrington of Marks and Bonnie Bice of Como.

TURNER, Mildred Shelton
ENID – Mildred Shelton Turner, 87, died Sunday, October 1, 2006, at the Sardis Nursing Home.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Willow Springs Assembly of God in Enid. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Turner, born Sept. 19, 1919, to the late Henry and Elizabeth Ferguson Shelton, was a member of Willow Springs Assembly of God Church and a homemaker.
     She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Wilburn Turner.
     Survivors include: three daughters, Callie Turner Winters of Enid, Joy "Missy" Turner Woods of Sardis and Charlotte "Skip" Turner Hearns of Sardis; two sons, Douglas Turner of Rural Retreat, Va. and Charles "Tiny" Turner of Enid; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

TURNER, Mitchell Lee
     PITTSBORO – Mitchell Lee Turner, 47, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at North Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Tupelo.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Brother Donnie Britt and Brother Robert Rawson will officiate. Burial will be in Pittsboro Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home has charge.
     Turner, born Aug. 21, 1958, was a local town potter, and a member of Monroe Street Church of Christ in Calhoun City. He attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College and The University of Mississippi.
     Survivors include his wife, Rose Harmon Turner of Pittsboro; one daughter, Veronica Michelle Turner of Pittsboro; his mother, Bettie Oleta Cofer Davis of Banner; one sister, Donna Bynum of Walls; three brothers, Clinton Lee Turner Jr. of Bruce, Reuben Lynn Turner of Pittsboro and Rommell Stribling of Oxford.

TURNER, Robert Wesley
SARDIS – Robert Wesley Turner, 44, died Sunday, July 9, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Rev. Charles Becton will officiate. Burial will be in Old Rock Hill Cemetery in Sardis with full military honors. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Turner, born Nov. 20, 1961, in Batesville to the late Jessie L. Turner and the late Elvera Hawkins Turner, served in the National Guard and was a factory worker. He was a member of New Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
     Survivors include seven sisters, Mary Butler of Sardis, Alma Hawkins of Chicago, and Tina Liggins, Jessie Mae Benson, Ella Ford, Oletitia Benson and Patricia Benson, all of Batesville and 12 brothers, Jessie Turner Jr. and Ulysee Turner, both of Sardis, William Turner of Como, Sylvester Turner of Batesville, George Turner of Memphis, Jimmy Turner of Detroit, Mich., Curtis Turner and Marshall Turner, both of Chicago, Christopher Turner of El Paso, Texas, and Tommy Benson, Dennis Benson and Willie B. Benson, all of Batesville.

TURNER, Reverend Walter Harmon
BATESVILLE – Reverend Walter Harmon Turner, 89, died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his residence.
     Services were Monday at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Danny Hudson officiated. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Turner, born Jan. 17, 1917, the late Charles Patrick Turner and Callie Selby Turner in Tallahatchie County, served as a minister for 50 years and was the founder of Batesville First Assembly of God Church. He also worked as a carpenter and a farmer.
     Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Prince Alvin, Charlie Turner and Hershel Turner and two sisters, Annis Dees and Gladys Dees.
     Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Floy Belle Burkes Turner; two sons, Herman Ray Turner of Enid and Larry Dale Turner of Lucedale; three daughters, Floy Marie Taylor of Dallas, Texas; Linda Fay Brooks of Batesville and Debbie Kay Hopper of Brandon; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
     Memorials may be sent to Batesville First Assembly of God Church, 14938 Hwy. 35 South, Batesville, MS.

TUTOR, Gary D.
BATESVILLE –  Gary D. Tutor, 52, died Monday, January 30, 2006, at Tri – Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Tutor, born Nov. 1, 1953, in Sledge to the late Herman Tutor and Maurice McGregory Tutor, was a job supervisor for Tri – Star Mechanical in Batesville.
     Survivors, along with his mother, include his wife, Betty Sue Davis Tutor of Batesville; two daughters, Daphane Tutor Webb and Stephanie Tutor Clements, both of Batesville; one son, Mason D. Tutor of Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Shelia Tutor of Courtland and Wanda Tutor Anderson of Water Valley; five brothers, Ronald Tutor and Troy Tutor, both of Batesville, Randall Tutor of Como, Travis Tutor of Courtland and Terry Tutor of Water Valley and four grandchildren.

TUTOR, Jackie Carl
BATESVILLE – Jackie Carl Tutor, 54, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at his residence.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is today from noon to 2 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     Tutor was born Aug. 15, 1951, to Delma Otis Tutor of Batesville and the late Zeta Celestine Reeves Tutor.
     Survivors, along with his father, include three brothers, Roger Tutor of Joliet, Ill. , Jerry Tutor of Wilmington, Ill. and Michael Tutor of Tunica; and two sisters, Karen Allen of Tunica and Romona Wheeler of Batesville.

TUTOR, James "Jim" D.
WATER VALLEY – James "Jim" D. Tutor, 55, died Thursday, November 2, 2006, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
     Services were Sunday at Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Brother Tim Ellis officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge.
     Tutor was a retired truck driver, a Baptist and served his country in the United States Army.
     He was preceded in death by his father Wayne Tutor and one sister, Becky Self.
     Survivors include his mother, Mable S. McCullar of Water Valley; three sisters, Teresa Tutor and Brenda Moorehead, both of Water Valley, and Deborah Tutor Roberson of Batesville; five brothers, Allen Tutor of Courtland, Thomas Tutor of Batesville, Kenneth Tutor and Richard Tutor, both of Tampa, Fla. and Nick Martin of Tupelo.

TUTOR, Willadine Webb Tutor
SARDIS- Willadine Hill Webb Tutor, 74, died Thursday, January 19, 2006, at her residence in Sardis.
     Services were Saturday at Goodway Pentecostal Church in Marks. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Tutor, born March 17, 1931, in New Albany to the late Murry and Ella Rhee Hogue Hill, was a homemaker and a member of Goodway Pentecostal Church.
     She was preceded in death by her former husband, Hollis Webb.
     Survivors include her husband, Delma Tutor of Sardis; four daughters, Ava Sue Williford Shuemaker, Betty Ann Webb Robertson and Tina Marie Webb Burnworth, all of Batesville and Rita Faye Webb Hallmark of Courtland; three sons, Larry Dean Webb and Danny Joe Webb, both of Batesville and Billy Dale Webb of Denham Springs, La.; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

TUTTLE, Forrest Reed "Hoss"
BATESVILLE – Forrest Reed "Hoss" Tuttle, 93, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Sunday at Batesville First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Tuttle, born Sept. 19, 1913, to the late Robert Adison and the late Myrtle Sanders Tuttle, was both marshall of Batesville and chief of police in 1961.
     Later he served as Panola County Sheriff in 1968 and served until 1975 in that capacity. He served as Constable in 1998.
     He was Batesville’s chief law enforcement officer during the 1960’s freedom marches for civil rights and voter registration where he assisted with security for James Meredith and others.
     Tuttle worked under five Mississippi Governors during his tenure in law enforcement; Ross Barnett, Paul B. Johnson, John Bell Williams, William Waller and Kirk Fordice.
     Before he began his career in law enforcement, he was a farmer and a logger. Mr. Tuttle helped construct Sardis Dam and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. An avid hunter and houndsman throughout his life, he was a member of Tocowa Baptist Church in Courtland.
     He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Mae Hopper Tuttle; two sisters, Mabel Tuttle Tripp and Robbie Tuttle Mangrum and one granddaughter Sherrie Lane Pounders.
     Survivors include: one daughter, Bobbie Jean Tuttle Pounders of Batesville; three granddaughters, Sheila Pounders of Batesville, Jackie Langlow and husband, Dr. John Langlow of Birmingham, Ala. and Amy Bailey and husband, Scott of Crowder; four great-grandchildren, Caitlin Claire Bailey, Carson Scott Bailey, John Robbins Langlow IV and Jackson Rhodes Langlow. Memorials may be made to Tocowa Baptist Church.

TWEEDY, Trystain Adrell
AUGUSTA – Trystain Adrell Tweedy was stillborn Monday, February 13, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
     Graveside services were Saturday at St. Peter Cemetery in Sardis. Elder David Walton officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
     Trystain was born to Juwanna Tweedy of Augusta, Ga.
     Survivors include her mother Juwanna Tweedy of Augusta, Ga.; her grandparents, Wanda and Walter Willingham of Batesville and Micheal Tweedy of Augusta, Ga. and her great-grandparents, Mattie Rudd of Batesville and Earnestine Haskins of Rustburg, Va.




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