Obituaries – 2007 – A

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 1, 2007

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (A)


ADAMS, Creasie
BATESVILLE – Creasie Adams, 86, died Monday, March 26, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at new Bethlehem M.B. Church. Rev. Zannie Leland Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Adams, born May 22, 1920, in Batesville, to the late Robert Lightfoot and the late Nancy Campbell, was a homemaker.
     Survivors include: two sisters, Robbie Johnson of Gary, Ind. and Mattie Mitchell of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; two nieces who cared for her, Monia R. Johnson and Burda J. Franklin, both of Gary, Ind.; two nephews who cared for her, John Johnson and Robert Johnson, both of Gary, Ind. and one brother, Charley Lightfoot of Memphis.

BATESVILLE – Ralph Alexander, 76, died Saturday, January 13, 2007, at his residence.
     Graveside services were Monday at Crews Cemetery in Sulligent, Ala. Dr. Gary Roberson officiated. Burial was in Crews Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Alexander, born Aug. 14, 1930, to the late Virgil G. and Pearl Stanford Alexander, in Beaverton, Ala., was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as Master Sergeant. He was a retired engineer with Commercial Wire after 35 years and also retired from MYCO out of Rockford, Ill.
     Survivors include: his wife, Jearldean Otts Alexander of Batesville; two daughters, Debbie Alexander Nichols of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Linda Alexander Slabaugh of Caledonia, Ill.; one son, Brian Alexander of Monroe Center, Ill.; two brothers, E.J. Alexander of Loves Park, Ill. and Carrol Alexander of Wheeling, Ill. and six grandchildren.

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ANDERSON, Sarah "Sadie" Hollingsworth
BATESVILLE – Sarah "Sadie" Hollingsworth Anderson, 91, died Monday, January 22, 2007.
     Services were Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church. Rev. John Burnham and Rev. David Snellgrove officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Anderson, born March 2, 1915, to the late Thomas Lucius and the late Lennie U’Doxy Smith Hollingsworth, graduated from Mississippi State College for Women in 1935. She moved to Batesville to teach school and coach girl’s basketball. She taught in the business education department from 1950 – 1985.
     "Mrs. A" as her students called her, sponsored the Y-Teens, directed junior and senior plays, sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America Club and many others.
     She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she played piano for the men’s Sunday school class. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma education honorary.
     She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Mallory Croskey Anderson Jr..
     Survivors include: two daughters, Carol Lewis and husband Don Lewis of Lillian, Ala. and Beth Richmond and husband Mark Richmond of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren, Michael Caffey, Shannon Robbins, Susan Brozovic and Alan Arnold and eight great-grandchildren, Haley Caffey, Sarah Caffey, Mary Louise Caffey, Ann Leigh Robbins, Lydia Robbins, Will Brozovic, Kate Brozovic and Christopher Arnold.

ARMSTEAD, Gladys Battle
BATESVILLE – Gladys Battle Armstead, 73, died Friday, March 23, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Antioch M.B. Church in Courtland. Pastor Christopher Townsend will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Courtland. Visitation will be today at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Armstead, born Feb. 12, 1934, to the late Glover Battle and the late Harriet Bobo, was a retired factory worker, a member of New Destiny Baptist Church and served on the Mother Board.
     Survivors include: one daughter, Sonia Renee Armstead of Batesville; four sons, Calvin Armstead, Charles Armstead and Claude Armstead, all of Batesville and J.W. Armstead of Milwaukee; four sisters, Minnie Battle of Utica, Clara Carter of Jackson, Amelia Hoskins of Memphis and Catheryn English of Indianapolis; two brothers, Leroy Battle of Bellwood, Ill. and J.C. Battle of Milwaukee; 21 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.





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