Obituaries – 2007 – H

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 1, 2007

The Panolian: OBITUARIES (H)


HALL, George David "Dude" Jr.
ENID – George David "Dude" Hall Jr., 78, died Friday, February 9, 2007, at his residence.
     Services were Monday at Willow Springs Assembly of God Church. Bro. Tommy Darby and Bro. Mike Darby officiated. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
     Hall, born Oct. 24, 1928, to the late George David Hall Sr. and the late Lula Maye Darby Hall, was a farmer. He was also a deacon of Willow Springs Assembly of God Church where he was a member.
     Pallbearers included: Charley Darby, Joey Gordon, Jeff Hubbard, Jimmy Manues, Ray Mattox, Berry Hall, Marion May Jr. and Billy Riggs. Honorary pallbearers were: Dave Box, Bro. Donnie Box, Bro. Robert Bradley, Vince Brummett, Keith Darby, Jeff Hall, Bro. Carl Kendall, Bro. Bill Moore, Bro. Hugh Lee Moore, Bro. James Nichols, Gary Porter and Rusty Porter.
He was preceded in death by: three brothers, William David Hall, Elmer Edward Hall and Leslie B. Hall and one sister, Annie Mae Mattox.
     Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Burnice Woods Hall; two sons, David Hall of Enid and George Hall of Raleigh; three daughters, Evelyn Brummett of Batesville, Thelma Porter and Dollie Warren of Enid; two brothers, Arthur James Hall and Garland Hall, both of Enid; three sisters, Mary Edith May of Senatobia and Betty Schroeder of Louisville, Ky. and Katie Vanstraten of Senatobia; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

HALTOM, Marvin Z. Jr.
NEW CARLISLE, Ohio – Marvin Z. Haltom Jr., 92, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Dayview Care Center in New Carlisle.
     Services are Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in New Carlisle. Rev. Jeff Burdsall will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Tipp City, Ohio. Visitation is today 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home has charge.
     Haltom, born, April 23, 1914, in Crenshaw, to the late Marvin Z. and Lucy Carothers Haltom Sr., was a WWII veteran in the U.S. Army Signal Corp., and retired in 1982 from the AT & T headquarters of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C.
     He was a 1936 graduate of Mississippi State University, a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Carlisle, and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
     He was preceded in death by his brothers, Billy, Crick and Dick Haltom.
     Survivors include: his wife, Olive Haltom of 66 years; three daughters, Lucy McAdams of New Carlisle and Sally Haltom and husband Wayne Clapp of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Robert and his wife Glenn Haltom of Jackson and his grandchildren, Douglas and Debi Harris and Michael Alcock.
     Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity in Marvin’s name.

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     NEW CARLISLE, Ohio – Services were held March 29 in New Carlisle for Olive Haltom, 91. Mrs. Haltom died March 25 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin on March 20. Mr. Haltom was a former resident of Batesville.
     Born August 23, 1915 in Louisville, Miss., Mrs. Haltom was a member of the First United Methodist Church of New Carlisle, where the funeral services were held. She was also a member of United Methodist Women.
     She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Shackle and Loree Dispenzea; three brothers, Ercle, Cecil and Edwin Jernigan, and her son-in-law Larry McAdams.
     She is survived by her daughters Lucy McAdams of New Carlisle and Sally Clapp of Columbus, Ohio.

BATESVILLE – Nell V. Hankins, 73, died Thursday, February 15, 2007, at Quitman County Hospital.
     Services are Thursday at 1 p.m. at Second Concord M.B. Church. Pastor J.A. Wilson will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in Second Concord Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Hankins, born Aug. 12, 1923, in Lucedale, to the late Johnnie B. Williams and the late Rosie Hill, was a homemaker and a member of Second Concord M.B. Church. She also served on the Mother Board.
     Survivors include: nine daughters, Velma Rudd of Pope, Patricia Brown of Batesville, Kathy Nash and Diane Lane, both of Memphis, Marsha Fleming of Carnee, Ill., Barbara Curtis and Velma Hankins, both of Chicago, Ill., Augusta Stockes of Gary, Ind. and Betty Powell of Milwaukee, Wis.; two sons, Billy Joe Hankins of Jackson and Anthony Hankins of St. Louis, Mo.; 27 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

HARRIS, Afreddie
CRENSHAW – Afreddie Harris, 61, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Baptist Desoto Hospital.
     Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Askew Grove M.B. Church in Long Town. Rev. Lacy Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Askew Grove M.B. Church cemetery. Visitation is from 1 p.m.  – 7 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home. Delta Burial Funeral Home has charge.
     Harris, born April 27, 1945, in Panola County, was a machine operator at Kentucky Tennessee Clay Company. He received a diploma and safety awards from his job. He was also a Baptist.
     Survivors include: his wife, Annie Harris of Crenshaw; four daughters, Elizabeth Lamberth, Patricia Harris, both of Batesville, Linda Harris of Sardis and Tracy Harris of Crenshaw and four sons, Freddie Harris Jr. of Enid, Terry Harris and Dewayne Harris, both of Batesville and Jerome Harris of Crenshaw.

HARRIS, James Garry
MARKS – James Garry Harris, 85, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at Baptist Hospital Desoto in Southaven.
     Services were Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Marks, with graveside services at the Marks Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
     Harris was born in Humboldt, Tenn. to the late Garry E. Harris and the late Emma Tuttle Harris. After graduating from Clarksdale High School, he was inducted into the United States Army with the National Guard in 1940. In 1942 he was accepted in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant and began Air Force Cadet training in Santa Ana, Calif.
During WWII, he was a member of the 459th Fighter Squadron in the China Burma India Theater of Operations. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force as a P-38 Lightning twin-engine fighter pilot with the rank of Captain in 1945. Some of the medals and citations he received include: Distinguished Flying Cross with an Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster and a 10th Air Force Unit Citation. After the war he was a crop duster, a Korean War flight instructor, and a cotton buyer before owning and managing a cotton and soybean farm from 1953 to his retirement in 1981. He was a former board member of Marks High School, a board member of Lost Lake Drainage District, Quitman County and a director of Producers’ Gin in Belen.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Harris and Tom Harris.
     Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Lamb Covington Harris of Belen; two daughters, Ruth Harris of Memphis and ElGenia Harris French of Weatherford, Okla. and two sisters, Ann Bass of Hernando and Mary Clark Jones of Southaven.

HARRIS, Martha Speck
SARDIS – Martha Speck Harris, 81, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cascilla Baptist Church. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery in Cascilla. Newsom Funeral Home has charge.
     Harris was a homemaker.
     She was preceded in death by one brother, Ted Speck.
     Survivors include: her husband, John Frank "Buddy" Harris of Sardis and one sister, Marjorie Smith of New Albany.

HAWKINS, Everlene
     WATER VALLEY – Everlene Hawkins, 59, died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at the Cancer Center in Greenwood.
     Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Water Valley City Auditorium. Robinson Funeral Home has charge.
     Hawkins, was a member of Oak Grove Church.
     Survivors include: her husband, William Hawkins of Water Valley; two sons, Craig Hawkins and Case Hawkins, both of Water Valley; four brothers, George Folson, Ruther Folson and Freddie Folson, all of Water Valley and Charles Folson of California; three grandchildren and several cousins of Batesville.

HAYNES, Andrew Lee
LAMBERT – Andrew Lee Haynes, 88, died Thursday, February 1, 2007, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He was the father of Lee Ann Aubian of Batesville.
     Services were Saturday at at the First Baptist Church in Lambert. Rev. Don O’ Quin officiated. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.
     Haynes, born April 8, 1918, was a retired pharmacist for Don’s Pharmacy in Lambert. He was a member of the First Baptist Church where he served as deacon and was a choir member. He was listed in Who’s Who in Mississippi, and was a charter member and an assistant fire chief for 30 years for the Lambert Volunteer Fire Department.
     Survivors along with his daughter include: his wife of 67 years, Sherlene C. Haynes of Lambert; one son, Andrew Lee "Andy" Haynes Jr. of Tiptonville, Tenn.; two daughters, Shirley Ann Heffner of Lambert and Martha Lee Hinton of Marks; one sister, Helen Haynes Bailey of Southaven; two brothers, Frank Haynes of Sardis and Douglas Haynes of Lambert; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Lambert.

HAZEL, Haward Lloyd
BATESVILLE – Haward Lloyd Hazel, 95, died Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Services are today at 11 a.m. at Batesville First Baptist Church. Dr. Jim Travis will officiate. Burial will be in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     Hazel, born Oct. 20, 1911, to the late Dillard Damarcus Hazel and the late Minnie Lee Baker Hazel, was a retired civil engineer for the U.S. Corps of Engineers and TL James Construction Company in Ruston, La.. specializing in interstate construction. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was the oldest male member. He was a long time member of the men’s Bible class. He was an avid gardner and had a passion for hunting and the outdoors. He was a loyal baseball fan having played with the Jackson Senators in the 1930s.
     Pallbearers include: David Ball, Hunter Coy, Zellon McGregor, P.R. Roberts, his grandsons, Chris Travis and Brian Young.
Honorary pallbearers will include: the Batesville First Baptist Men’s Sunday School Class.
     He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Leslie Oliver McCullar Hazel.
     Survivors include: two daughters, Patricia Jean Hazel Travis and husband Jim of Durham, N.C. and Beverly Joan Hazel Young and husband Tom of Ripley; one sister, Celia Hazel Rhodes of Jonesboro, Ga.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
     Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church handbell fund.

COMO – Irene Henderson, 52, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at her residence.
     Services are Saturday at noon at Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como. Burial will be in Mt. Level Church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
     Henderson was a factory worker and a member of Mt. Level M.B. Church.
     Survivors include: her parents, Sarah Henderson and Albert Henderson Jr. of Gary, Ind.; four sisters, Sara Jane Henderson, Ruby Lark and Mary Henderson, all of Como and Dorothy Jean Henderson of Oxford; three brothers, Clyde Henderson of Horn Lake, Willie C. Henderson of Como and Elmo Henderson of Senatobia.

HENTZ, David Charles
TUPELO – David Charles Hentz, 55, died Saturday, January 20, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center.
     Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Good News Church in Tupelo. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Hentz, born Nov. 22, 1951, to the late Kenneth and Opal Mask Hentz, was an electrical engineer and transmission maintenance manager for TVA. He was a member of Good News Church.
     Survivors include: his wife, Jessie Carol "J.C." Brewer Hentz of Tupelo; one daughter, Telena Carol Hentz of Tupelo; one son, Michael Paul Hentz and wife Tisha Michell of Pope; one sister, Kay Hentz Gordon of Pope and one granddaughter, Sarah Madison Hentz of Pope.

HOLMES, Lucille Sanders
BOSSIER CITY, LA. – Lucille Sanders Holmes, 80, died Saturday, February 24, 2007, at Grace Home in Bossier City, La.
     Graveside services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Holmes, born Feb. 12, 1927, to the late Robert Floyd and the late Alma Leona Howell in Sumner, was a homemaker and member of Waller Baptist Church in Bossier City, La.
     Survivors include: her husband, Elwood Holmes of Bossier City, La.; one daughter, Cheryl Holmes Fontenot of Birmingham, Ala. and three sisters, Robbie Sartain, Jean Ridgeway and Jessie Browning, all of Batesville.

HOUSE, Lillie Bee Joyner
BATESVILLE – Lillie Bee Joyner House, 74, died Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
     Memorial services are today at 3 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Visitation is today 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. John Stewart will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
     House, born Dec. 29, 1932, in Sledge to the late William Henry Joyner and the late Jessie Collins Joyner, was a homemaker.
     Survivors include: two sons, Clifton George House and Jefferson Davis House, both of Batesville; four daughters, Mary Elizabeth House Colclasure of Courtland, Patricia Ann House of Sardis, Johnnie Faye House and Debbie Sue House Smith, both of Batesville; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand.

HOUSE, Morris Lee
SARDIS – Morris Lee House, 51, died Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Memphis.
     Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh C.M.E. Church in Sardis. Pastor Robert Govan will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh C.M.E. Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation is today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s’ Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     House, born Nov. 10, 1955, in Sardis, to the late John Hale House and the late Katie Lee Harris, was a retired construction worker and veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was also a member of Black Hill Chapel M.B. Church.
     Survivors include: his wife, Mary House of Sardis; three sons, Morris House Jr., Anthony House and Bradley Robinson, all of Sardis; five sisters, Martha Ann House, Martha Mae Walls and Brenda Walters, all of Batesville, Vickie House and Carolyn House, both of Chicago; three brothers, Ronnie Baker of Tunica, Edward Charles Walters and Ricky Harris, both of Batesville and three grandchildren.

BATESVILLE – Sally A. Houston, 63, died Wednesday, January 3, 2007, at her residence.
     Services are Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church in Batesville. Rev. Melvin Ellis will officiate. Visitation is today 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
     Houston, born July 10, 1943, in Batesville, to the late Preston Adair and the late Marie Chapman, was a retired ICS Headstart teacher and a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church.
     Survivors include: one daughter, Lukeither Willingham of Tampa, Fla.; three sons, Kenneth Willingham of Batesville, Steven Willingham of Miami, Fla. and Mar’Trullus Willingham of Tampa, Fla.; five sisters, Sarah Chapman, Ann Robinson, both of Batesville, Rosie Littlejohn of Oxford, Birdie Boston of Milwaukee, Wis., Kay McCray of Birmingham, Ala.; four brothers, Harry Wright Jr., Preston Adair, Jerry Adair and Wayne Adair, all of Batesville; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

HUBBARD, Joseph Harley
OAKLAND – Joseph Harley Hubbard, 66, died Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Golden Living Nursing Home.
     Graveside services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Visitation is Saturday noon until service time at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
     Hubbard, born Nov. 20, 1940, in Pope, to the late Dalton and Fannie Karr Hubbard, was a truck driver for L.M.T. Truck Lines and a U.S. Army veteran.
     Survivors include: three daughters, Tamara Hubbard Sedgwick and Tracey Hubbard Hoelz, both of Portland, Ore. and Kayla Hubbard of Batesville; three sisters, Pearl Hubbard Hill of Tillatoba, Ella Hubbard Quest of Drew and Mary Ann Hubbard Laney of Charleston; three brothers, Charles David "Dave" Hubbard of Victoria, Texas, Jerry Hubbard of Vicksburg and Rodney Hubbard of Seadrift, Texas and four grandchildren.

HUDSPETH, Pauline Self
DUNDEE – Pauline Self Hudspeth, 31, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at her residence.
     Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
     Hudspeth, born in Clarksdale on Jan. 18, 1976, to Frank and Lavelle Galloway Self, was a homemaker.
     Survivors include: her husband, Larry Scott Hudspeth of Dundee; two sons, Justin Singleton and Daniel Hood, both of Dundee; one sister, Christine Self Frazier of Crenshaw and one brother, John Self of Senatobia.



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