Obituaries – 2007 – F

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 1, 2007

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (F)


FAUST, Norris W. Sr.
SLEDGE – Norris W. Faust Sr., 78, died Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at Northeast Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Hollywood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Faust, born Nov. 9, 1928, in Lafayette Springs, to the late George and Ina Waldrip Faust, had farmed for 57 years. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Hollywood Baptist Church.
     Survivors include: his wife, Mary Katherine Aldison Faust of Sledge; one daughter, Polly Faust Borland of Dallas, Texas; two sons, Norris W. Faust Jr. of Pleasant Grove and Terry L. Faust of Cartersville, Ga.; one sister, Carolyn Faust Hill of Tupelo; one brother, Sanford Faust of Horn Lake; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
     Memorials may be made to the Hollywood Baptist Church.

FISHER, Peggy Jean Tyler
BATESVILLE – Peggy Jean Tyler Fisher, 68, died Thursday, February 15, 2007, at her residence.
     Services are Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Visitation is today 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Fisher, born June 19, 1938, in Batesville, to the late Carl William and the late Frances Mildred Varner Tyler, was a retired self employed decorator and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include: her husband, Ira Gail Fisher of Batesville; two daughters, Monica Fisher Parker of Merigold and Kecia Fisher of Brandon; two sisters, Mary Ann Tyler McCurdy and Shirley Tyler Pitcock, both of Batesville; two brothers, Charles Tyler of Jackson and Tommy Tyler of Southaven and two grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

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FLAGG, Harvey Lee
BATESVILLE – Harvey Lee Flagg, 82, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday, February 15, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services were Monday at Second Concord M.B. Church. Rev. James Bownes officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge. Burial will be Saturday at Washington Memory Garden in Homewood, Ill.
     Flagg, born Feb. 15, 1925, in Pondview, Ark., to the late Morgan Flagg and the late Tinnie Hill, was a retired butcher and mechanic. He was also a member of Second Concord M.B. Church.
     Survivors include: his wife, Oria Flagg of Chicago; one daughter, Charlene Benobin of Chicago; two sisters, Ethel Thomas and Mary Drain, both of Chicago; three brothers, Earnest Flagg, Gene Flagg and George Flagg, all of Chicago; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

FONSECA, Rudolph J.
JOLIET, Ill. – Rudolph J. Fonseca, 55, died Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Ill. He was the son-in-law of Homer and Mavis Marquis of Batesville.
     Services are Friday at 1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     He was preceded in death by four brothers, Raul, his twin Raymond, Raul A. and Richard Fonseca.
     Fonseca, born July 21, 1951, to the late Jose and Mary B. Jaso Fonseca, retired from Commonwealth Edison Station 18 in 2004.
     Survivors, along with his mother-in-law and father-in-law, include: his wife, Connie L. Marquis Fonseca of Joliet, Ill.; two daughters, Lynette Hall and husband, Michael, of Horn Lake and Deanne Peterson and husband, Paul, of Horn Lake; one son, Russell Cave Fonseca and wife Becki of Horn Lake; two sisters, Carmen Rauman of Joliet, Ill. and Josephine Lopez of Joliet, Ill.; four brothers, Jesse Fonseca, Joseph Fonseca and Stephen Fonseca, all of Joliet, Ill., Fred Fonseca and wife Terri of Lincoln, Neb.; nine grandchildren, Meredith, Marisa, Miranda, Lorena, Rebecca, Stephanie, Brian, Brandi and Tiffany and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

FOWLER, Bernice Williamson
COURTLAND – Bernice Williamson Fowler, 77, died Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at her residence.
     Services are today at 2 p.m. at Eureka United Methodist Church in Courtland. Burial will be in Eureka Private Cemetery in Courtland. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Fowler, born Dec. 14, 1929, to the late Thomas V. and Mary Bankston Williamson, was a retired sales clerk for Shackeroff’s Department Store and Plaza Jewelers. She was also a member of Eureka United Methodist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert M. Fowler.
     Survivors include: two sons, Larry Fowler and Donnie Fowler, both of Courtland; one sister, Agnes Williamson May of Montgomery, Ala.; one brother, Max Williamson of Southaven; three grandchildren, Mandi Fowler Bingham of Spring, Texas, Chris Clark of Courtland and Ashley Fowler of Courtland and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Morgan Bingham of Spring, Texas.

FOWLER, Virginia Mozell "Granny" Mills
BATESVILLE – Virginia Mozell "Granny" Mills Fowler, 81, died Sunday, January 28, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Eureka United Methodist Church. Rev. George Buel and Rev. Doug Pepper will officiate. Visitation will be today 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     Fowler, born March 28, 1925, in Lafayette County, to the late Velma Berlie McMinn Fowler and the late Lawrence Linder Mills, was a homemaker and a member of Eureka United Methodist Church.
     Pallbearers are: John Fowler, Terry Mills, Paul Mills Jr., David Mills, Bill Shepard, Bryan Fowler, Gary Mills and Bob Shepard. Honorary pallbearers are: Donald Mills, Jeremy Ware, Andrew Moak, Cole Fowler, Tyler Mills, Austin Whitworth, Bubba Hargett, Steven Hargett and Chris Clark.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert "Bob" Fowler; five brothers, Jack, Albert, Jabo, Clarence Robert and Bubba Mills; four sisters, Fannie Ruth Kelly, Mildred Fowler, Mary Fortney and Gladys Mills and son-in-law, Frank Cromeens.
     Survivors include: one son, Jim Fowler and wife Regina of Batesville; one daughter, Bobbye Cromeens of Gordonville, Texas; three brothers, Paul Mills Sr. of Courtland, Billy Mills of Pope and Donald Mills of Sardis; five sisters, Darnell Whitten of Charleston, Lucille Perry of Oxford, Bettie Pittman of Batesville, Dorothy Dean Boothe of Batesville and Linda Hargett of Batesville; three grandchildren, Bryan, Kellen and Kayla Fowler; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Megan and Anna Fowler.
     Memorials may be made to: Eureka United Methodist Church, 202 Brinkley Lane, Batesville, Miss. 38606.

FURR, Tommie L.
LAMBERT – Tommie L. Furr, 64, died Sunday, January 28, 2007, at Quitman County Hospital. He was the father of Charlette Joy of Batesville.
     Services were Saturday at Quitman County Elementary School in Lambert. Elder Lindsey Wade officiated. Burial was in Booker Cemetery in Marks. Delta Burial Corp. had charge.
     Furr, born December 7, 1942, in Vance, was a retired truck driver and a Baptist.
     He was preceded in death by one son, Patrick Furr.
     Survivors along with his daughter include: his wife, Dorothy Furr of Lambert; four sons, Marvin Furr of Marks, Kennith Furr of Peoria, Ill. and Russell Furr and Tommy Furr, both of Lambert; and one daughter, Latoya Furr of Lambert.


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