Obituaries 6-22-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 22, 2007

R.C. Bryan

MARKS–R.C. Bryan, 83, died Friday, June  15, 2007, in Senatobia.

Services were Monday at the First Baptist Church in Marks. Rev. James Tidwell officiated. Burial was in Marks Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Bryant, born Feb. 14, 1924, was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force and a member of the First Baptist Church in Marks. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

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He was preceded in death by his  wife, Billie Lois Ferrell Bryan and one son, Michael Wayne Bryan.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sharon Bryan and Cathy Larson, both of Dallas, Texas; one son, Cecil Bryan of Cordova, Tenn. and one sister, Virginia Harrison of  Batesville.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Marks or to First Marks Cemetery Association.

Jacqueline L. Bratton

BATESVILLE–Jacqueline L. Bratton, 70, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi in Oxford.

Her remains will be used for research.

Bratton, born June 28, 1936, was a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, Roy Bratton of Batesville; two daughters, Cynthia Stovall of Pinson, Tenn. and Teresa Willaford of Memphis.

Bobby Lee Chapman

BATESVILLE–Bobby Lee Chapman, 59, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Funeral services are incomplete at this time with Hodges Funeral Home of Batesville and will be announced at a later date.

Addie Mae Ross Dowdle

GRENADA–Addie Mae Ross Dowdle, 91, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at the Senatobia Convalescent Center in Senatobia.

Services were Wednesday at the National Funeral Home Chapel in Grenada. national Funeral Home had charge.

Dowdle, born April 11, 1916, to the late Hattie and Dave Ross, was a member of the Martha Horton Sunday School Class and the First Baptist Church in Grenada.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Randolph “Doc” Dowdle; her infant son, Samuel Dowdle and her daughter, Katie Dowdle Byrd.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Dowdle Havens of Batesville; two sons, James Edward Dowdle and Archie Lee Dowdle, both of Batesville; three sisters, Alice Nabors of Memphis, Cecil Cole of Senatobia and Elizabeth Tunnel of Southaven; one brother, Charlie Ross of Senatobia; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Joyce Ann Parker Hoskins

BATESVILLE–Joyce Ann Parker Hoskins, 51, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at her residence.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at Second Concord M.B. Church. Rev. J.A. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in Second Concord Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Hoskins, born Sept. 5, 1955, in Batesville, to  William Parker and the late Lillie Pearl Johnson Parker, graduated from South Panola High School and Alcorn State University. She was a homemaker and a member of Second Concord M.B. Church. She was president of the Missionary Society and past youth leader and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors along with her father include: her husband, Ira James Hoskins of Batesville; five sisters, Glenda Parker Reed, Lourine Robinson and Linda Johnson, all of Batesville, Rubye Williams of West Helena, Ark. and Brenda Faye Cosby of Canal Windchester, Ohio and two brothers, William Parker Jr. and Michael Parker, both of Batesville.

John Wilbert Poynor

BATESVILLE–John Wilbert Poynor, 62, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Services are Saturday at 10 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Longcreek Cemetery in Courtland. Visitation will be today 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Poynor, born Aug. 6, 1944, in Tunica, to the late James W. Poynor and the late Lizzie Marie Ellis Poynor, was a lifelong mechanic of Poynor Radiator Shop. He served as justice  court judge for 12 years and served as constable for four years. He also served as Pope fire chief for five years. He was a member of New Life Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Debbie Poynor Redwine and Katina Poynor Watkins, both of Batesville; two sons, John Wilbert Poynor Jr. and Toby Poynor, both of Batesville; his father, Leon Braswell of Batesville; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Collins of Oxford and Carolyn Sue Ray of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

John Michael Priewe

DUNDEE–John Michael Priewe, 55, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at his residence. He was the son of Marjorie Lorraine Jacobs Priewe of Como.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Lula. Rev. Luther Robertson and Rev. Randy Owen will officiate. Burial will be in Barbee Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home has charge.

Priewe was an auto dealer in sales.

Survivors along with his mother include: his wife, Kaye Poell Priewe; one daughter, Dana Powell of Germantown, Tenn.; three brothers, Steve Priewe and Jeff Priewe, both of Como and Robert “Bob” Priewe of Senatobia and two grandchildren.

Sallie Clarkson Morris Regel

POPE–Sallie Clarkson Morris Regel, 94, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jay Anderson, Rev. Charles Stubblefield and Rev. Mike Smithy will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Pope. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Regel, born Jan. 7, 1913, to the late Taylor Joshua and Emma Frances Smith Clarkson in Tallahatchie, was a retired sales clerk for Magic Mart and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope.

Survivors include: two daughters, Norma Morris Gordon of Nesbit and Marilyn Morris Arnold of Charleston; three sons, William Mack Morris of Batesville, J.C. Morris and Thomas L. Morris, both of Pope; one sister, Susie Smith of Senatobia; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or James Bailey Building Fund at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope.


Louise Tolliver

SARDIS–Louise Tolliver, 72, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s M.B. Church in Sardis. Rev. Odell Draper will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter’s M.B. Church Cemetery. Visitation will be today 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.

Tolliver, was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Tolliver.

Survivors include: one daughter, Earline Tolliver of Sardis; two sons, Sammy Lee Brassell of Germany, Charles E. Tolliver of Parchman; three sisters, Georgia Mae Smith and Martha Slate, both of Oxford and Emma Brassell of Abbeville; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.