Obituaries 6-26-07

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 26, 2007

James Harold Anthony

NEW ALBANY–James Harold Anthony, 72, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. He was born in Pope, Sept. 20, 1934, to the late E.C. and Ruby Anthony.

Services were Monday at Friendship Baptist Church in Ecru. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery. United Funeral Services of New Albany had charge.

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Anthony was a retired construction worker. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where he recently celebrated his 35th year as an active deacon.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Frances Elizabeth Anthony.

Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Anthony; four sons, Lawrence Anthony of Puerto Lempira, Honduras, Mark Anthony of Ecru, Richard Anthony of New Albany and Clay Anthony of Richmond; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bobby Lee Chapman

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

Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Armstrong Street Church of God. Rev. Willie Chapman will officiate. Burial will be in Armstrong Street Church of God Cemetery. Visitation will be today 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Home. Hodges Funeral Home of Batesville has charge.

Chapman, was a retired machine operator for Air Kontrol. He was also a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Chapman and one brother and one sister.

Survivors include: his wife, Cora Chapman of Batesville; his mother, Louise Chapman of Batesville; one son, Steven Howard of Batesville; five sisters, Eva Thomas and Jeralean Johnson, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Sarah Crump, Hattie Flowers and Lehoma Chapman, all of Batesville; five brothers, Robert Lee Chapman, Ray Chapman and Larry Chapman, all of Batesville, Willie Chapman and Ira Joe Chapman, both of Milwaukee, Wis. and one granddaughter.

Kem Victor “Vic” Davis Jr.

BATESVILLE–Kem Victor “Vic” Davis Jr., 25, died Friday, June 22, 2007.

Services were Sunday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. Burial was in Memorial Park Southwoods Cemetery. Memorial Park Funeral Home had charge.

Davis, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Batesville. He was employed at Kem Davis Trucking Company and was a graduate of the University of Memphis.

Survivors include: his mother, Karon M. Davis of Memphis; father and step-mother, Kem and Brenda Davis of Batesville; two sisters, Lisa Butler-Raby and Karon L. Davis; one brother, Brent S. Davis and his grandmothers, Elizabeth R. Davis of Batesville and Sharon Cook of Olive Branch.

Memorials may be sent to Cross Ministry, 2021 Eureka Rd., Batesville.

Bobby Jim Graves

BATESVILLE–Bobby Jim Graves, 66, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell, La.

Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Graves, born Oct. 13, 1940, to the late Roy F. and Mildred Jaudon Graves of Pope,  was the owner of Wheels and Deals of Slidell, La.

Survivors include: his companion Gail Constance of Slidell, La.; one son, Jeff W. Graves of Atlanta; one grandson, Jeffery Glen Graves of Atlanta and one granddaughter, Kayla Lynn Graves of Houston, Texas.

James Robert “JR” Haynes

SARDIS–James Robert “JR” Haynes, 97, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Fairfield Assisted Living.

Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery in Sardis. Rev. James Edwards and Rev. Terry Tribble officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Haynes, born May 24, 1910, in Oakland, to the late James Isaac and the late Quida McCorkle Haynes, grew up in Oakland and moved to Sardis in 1946 while working with the Soil Conservation Service. He retired as manager of Magnolia Farms after many years there. He was named Livestock Man of the year in 1970 by the Panola County Livestock Association. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church of Sardis. He served as deacon and Sunday School teacher.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Haynes Weeks; one sister, Bessie Lynn Carney and three brothers, Noris Haynes and Harvey Haynes and Allen Haynes.

Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Frances Thomas Haynes of Batesville; two daughters, Sonia Haynes Jay and son-in-law, Elton Jay of Brandon and Sandra K. Haynes of Sardis; one son, Robert T. “Bob” Haynes and daughter-in-law, Joyce Haynes of  Batesville; two sisters, Lucille Haynes Edwards of Coffeeville and Edith Haynes Everett of Canton; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Frances Caldwell Meurrier

BATESVILLE–Frances Caldwell Meurrier, 94, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at River-Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Charles Caldwell officiated. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Meurrier.

Meurrier, born, Oct. 4, 1912, in Blytheville, Ark. to the late Charles  A. and Helen Gertrude May Caldwell, was a member of Enon Baptist  Church and a homemaker. She was also a long time cotton farmer of the Asa Community.

Survivors include: one daughter, Linda Jo Meurrier Caldwell of Vicksburg; two granddaughters, Vicki Caldwell Pedron of Collierville, Tenn. and Rene’ Caldwell Taylor of Marietta, Ga.; five great-grandsons, Jordan Meurrier Pedron, Daniel Henderson Pedron, Michael Saucier Pedron, Nathan Caldwell Taylor and Joshua Brandon Taylor.

 Gladys Glee Williams Hopper

BATESVILLE–Mrs. Gladys Glee Williams Hopper, 87,  Batesville died June 22, 2007, in Saraland, Ala.

Services were Monday, at Dickins Chapel. Burial was in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. John Howell Jr. officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Hopper, born Feb. 27, 1920 in Hamilton, Ala. to the late  Marlin Dallas Williams and Michael Lenora Ozbirn Wlliams, was a lifetime member of Curtis-Union   Church and First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include: three sons,  Dr. Thomas T. Hopper of Saraland, Ala., Kenneth Hopper  and Marlin D. Hopper, both of Batesville; one brother, Travis Williams of Olive Branch; one sister, Eva M. Williams of Olive Branch; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her father  Marlin Dallas Williams, mother Michael Lenora Ozbirn Williams and husband Leck Hopper, Jr., one  son Jerry Hopper and one sister Ora Cleator Williams

Memorials may be sent to; Curtis Union Cemetery c/o Maxine Thaggard, 315 Curtis Locke-Station Rd., Batesville, MS 38606

Joyce Ann Parker Hoskins

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

Services were Friday at Second Concord M.B. Church. Rev. J.A. Wilson officiated. Burial was in Second Concord Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had 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, 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.

Barbara Jean Arnold Powell

PLANTERSVILLE–Barbara Jean Arnold Powell, 63, formerly of Cleveland, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at her residence. She was the wife of Walker Powell, regional manager for Armtech Insurance Services of Batesville.

Services were Saturday at Roundaway Baptist Church. Burial was in Linn Methodist Church Cemetery in Linn. Rev. Gayden Harrell officiated. Ray Funeral Home had charge.

Powell, born Feb. 7, 1944, to the late Willie Fred and Louise McDaniel Arnold, received her doctorate from the University of Mississippi in nursing. She was the director of Inservice Education at the Bolivar County Hospital from 1970-1975. She served as director of the A.D. Nursing program at Mississippi Delta Junior College for 15 years and dean of the school of nursing at Delta State University for seven years. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau (International Nursing Society) and a member of the Hall of Fame of the Mississippi Nursing Association.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Fred Allen Arnold.

Survivors along with her husband include: one daughter, Paige Vickers of Indianola; one son, Walker Powell II of Tupelo; three sisters, Jurline Steed of Roundaway, Claudine Baker of Indianola and Gayle Sheppeard of Durant; one brother, James Arnold of Greenwood and six grandchildren.