Obituaries 5-18-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 18, 2007

Horace Wesley Browning

BATESVILLE–Horace Wesley Browning, 85, died Monday, May 14, 2007, at Baptist  Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford.

   Services were Thursday  at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel.  Rev. Doug Pepper and Rev. Kenneth Corley officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

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Browning,  born Sept. 5, 1921, to the late Charles Bedford and the late  Leila Moore Browning in Burgess, was a retired salesman for Amerigas Company in Oxford. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Church and a veteran of WWII in the United States Army.

Survivors include: his wife of 64   years, Frances Elizabeth Childs Browning of Batesville; three daughters Elizabeth Anne Browning of Oxford, Lynda Lou Davis of Hiawassee, Ga. and Jane B. Carr of Clarksville, Tenn.; one son Larry Browning of Batesville and three grandchildren, Sandra Greer, Michael Browning and Rhett Browning, and six great-grandchildren,  Heather, Brittany and Thomas Worley, Diamond, Taylor and James Kyle Browning

He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Browning and four brothers, Curtis, Grady, Gene and Leonard Tom Browning.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery Funds, C/O Deborah Johnson, 1368 B. Shady Grove Rd., Batesville 38606.

 Raymond Darby

ENID–Raymond Darby, 64,  died, Monday, May 14, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at  Calvary Holiness Church in Enid. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. The Rev. David Uselton will officiate the services. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Darby, born March 6, 1943, to the late Curtis E. and the late Ethel Edna Jackson Darby in Yalobusha County, was a maintenance technician for the United Plastic Company in Sardis. He was also a member of Calvary Holiness Church in Enid.

Survivors include: his wife of 42  years,  Dorothy  Faye Turner Darby of Enid; one daughter,  Lisa Grant of Pope; two sons: Raymond and  wife Angela Darby of Pope and Mark and  wife Cindy Darby of Pope; one sister, Geneva Darby of Jackson; one brother, James Alexander of Memphis and six grandchildren.  

Natalia V. Moore

FLORENCE–Natalia V. Moore, 73, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, in Water Valley. She was the sister of Harold Vaughan and Lorene V. Jones, of Batesville.

Services were Wednesday at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. Chancellor Funeral Home had charge.

Moore retired after 22 years of service from the University Medical Center in the Communicative Disorder Department. After retirement, she spent five years as a greeter at Wal-Mart. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Florence.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Knox Moore.

Survivors along with her brother and sister include:  one son, Gregory K. Moore of Florence.

Laverne Branch Moorman

SLEDGE–Laverne Branch Moorman, 88, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Quitman County Hospital. She was the sister of Robbie Wheeler of Batesville.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at Sledge United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale. Rev. James Hancock will officiate. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.

Moorman, born Feb. 18, 1919, in Houston, was a retired sales clerk for Luck Wing Pharmacy and a member of the Sledge United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Darrell Moorman.

Survivors along with her sister include: her husband, R.D. Moorman of Sledge; one daughter, Sandra Moorman Hall of Crenshaw; one son, James Roy Moorman of Clarksdale; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Marty Guy “Squeaky” Shegog

WATER VALLEY–Marty Guy “Squeaky” Shegog, 49, formerly of Pope, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at Baptist Memorial in Oxford.

Services are today at noon at Miles Memorial C.M.E. Church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Adam Tyson will officiate. Eddie Robinson Funeral Directors have charge.

Shegog, born to Ruthie Jane Shegog of Pope and the late John A. Shegog, was a truck driver, self employed mechanic and a veteran of the marines. He was also a graduate of South Panola High School.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Connie Mack Shegog.

Survivors along with his mother, include: his wife Cynthis Shegog; one son, Martel Shegog of Georgia; three daughters, Stephanie Brown of Batesville, Trista Shegog and Sheree Shegog, both of Water Valley; three brothers, Martin Ray Shegog of Kankakee, Ill., Emmitt Shegog of Batesville and Dwayne Shegog of Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Cedell Johnson of Pope and Betty Thomas of Memphis.

Fannie Mae Thomas

COURTLAND–Fannie Mae Thomas, 72, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi in Oxford.

Services are Saturday at noon at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will be in Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery. Larry Key will officiate. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home had charge.

Thomas, born July 1, 1934, was a cook at Mr. Jiffy for 18 years.

Survivors include: six daughters, Jeanette Taylor, Martha Mae Avant, Mary Jones, Dorothy Virgina Love and  Shirley Ann Hines and Dorothy Marie Thomas, all of Courtland; four sons, Reedy Sanford of Oxford, Robert Lewis Thomas of Batesville, Eddie Daniel Thomas of Courtland and Ray Charles Thomas of Enid; three sisters, Earlene Sanford of Chicago, Edna Mae Bradford of Courtland and Lorine Sanford of Batesville; three brothers, Johnnie V. Sanford of Courtland and J.W. Sanford, both of Courtland and Lonnie B. Sanford of Milwaukee, Wis.; 26 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Marie Townsend

TUPELO–Marie Townsend, 87, died Monday, May 14, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center. She was the mother of Willie B. Townsend of Batesville.

Services were Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Chesterville M.B. Church. Rev. Henry Vaughn officiated. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Chesterville Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home had charge.

Townsend was a native of Chickasaw County, a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church in Chesterville where she was on the Mother Board and choir, member of Heroines of Jericho Court No. 68 and a retired cook from Pontotoc City Schools.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nora Townsend and two sons, J.D. Townsend and Jessie Townsend.

Survivors along with her son include: two daughters, Elder Frances White of Belden and Elnora Long of Tupelo; three sisters, Essie Reed of Woodland, Mildred Borden and Ruby Davison, both of Mantee; three brothers, Elijah Thomas of Tupelo, William Thomas and Willie James Thomas, all of Mantee; 24 grandchildren; 78 great-grandchildren and 48 great-great-grandchildren.