Obituaries 7-13-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 13, 2007

Delphia H. Hardy

BATESVILLE–Delphia H. Hardy, 95, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at her daughter’s residence.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Hope M.B. Church. Rev. Jacob Hentz will officiate. Burial will be in the New Hope M.B. Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.

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Hardy was a homemaker and a member of New Hope M.B. Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Glennie Butler of Batesville, Minnie Bivins of Memphis and Verna Buckley of Chicago; one son, L.D. Hardy of Memphis; two sisters, Eula Booker of Memphis and Mildred Patton of Memphis; one brother, James Henderson of Batesville; 16 grandchildren; 30  great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Rosemary Kelley Hubbard

POPE–Rosemary Kelley Hubbard, 89, died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at her residence.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Rev. Roger Richards will officiate.  Visitation is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pope Baptist Church until service time. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Hubbard, born March 24, 1918, in Desoto, Ill., to the late William Ritter and the late Dot Womble Kelley, was a homemaker. She was a member of Pope Baptist Church, Pope Women’s Club and Women’s Missionary Union. She was a Sunday School teacher at Pope Baptist Church for a number of years. She was also a member of the Crazy Eight Rook Club.

She was Pope Town Clerk for 48 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman L. Hubbard Sr.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sue Hubbard McMinn and husband, Jimmy of Pope; one son, Herman L. Hubbard Jr. and wife, Alice of Batesville; two sisters, Lillian Kelley Smith of Hixson, Tenn. and Doris Kelley Atterton of Whitwell, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Trey Hubbard and wife Carol, Roy Hubbard and wife, Joyce, Todd Hubbard, Michael Hubbard and wife, Judy and Kelley Still and five great-grandchildren.

Elgenia Smith Seale

COURTLAND–Elgenia Smith Seale, 92, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation is today at 1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Seale, born Nov. 12, 1914, in Courtland, to the late Wiley Wooten and the late Julia Nichols  Smith, retired from the Hosiery Mill. She was the oldest living and lifelong member of the Independence Presbyterian Church in Courtland.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Edith Smith Williams, Emma Claire Smith Pugh, Beatrice Smith Fite and Evelyn Florence Smith and two brothers, Warren “Jack” Smith and Harold Isaac “Bub” Smith.

Survivors include: one daughter, Betty Seale Herron of husband Jimmy of Courtland; three grandchildren, Jimmy Warren “Jim” Herron and wife Heather of Courtland, Amy Herron McMinn and husband Stevie of Courtland and Kim Herron Jackson of Courtland and five great-grandchildren, Meri Harbor and Holt Warren Herron, Meagan McMinn and Jim Tyler and John Cody Dalrymple.

James A. Yelton

BATESVILLE–James A. Yelton,  80, died Thursday, July 12, 2007, at the Veteran Affair Home in Oxford.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. until service time. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Yelton, born Feb. 22, 1927, in Memphis, was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force pilot, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was elected as a Batesville City Alderman on July 1, 1985 and served until his death.

Survivors include: his wife, Melanie Scott Yelton of Batesville; two daughters, Ginger Hitt and Laura Woods, both of Batesville; one son, Andy Yelton of Batesville; two grandchildren, Beth and Michael Woods and one great-granddaughter, Lydia Woods.

Memorials may be sent to the Panola County Humane Society at P.O. Box 1756, Batesville.