Obituaries 7-24-07

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Franklin D. Lovelady Jr.

 OXFORD–Franklin D. Lovelady Jr., 51,  died Sunday, July 22, 2007 at his residence in Oxford. He was the son of Franklin D. Lovelady Sr. of Batesville.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Joe Lovelady officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 8  p.m. at Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral service at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home has charge.
Lovelady was a member of the  First Baptist Church and was a retired elementary school teacher.
 He played on the church softball team and was a former coach for Oxford Park Commission Girls Softball.  He was an avid golfer, advocate and volunteer for disabled people in the Oxford community and was a graduate of the University of Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Holloway Lovelady and a step brother, Jeffrey Russell.
Survivors, along with his father, include: his step-mother, Frances R. Lovelady of Batesville; two sisters, Janie H. Lovelady-Iglesias of Bronx, N.Y. and Robin Lovelady Cotto of Oxford; two step sisters, Patricia Putman and Beverly Britt, both of Batesville; three step brothers, Johnny Russell and Jamie Russell, both of Batesville, and Tommy Russell of Water Valley.  
 The family requests that memorials  be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Kathy Bartosch, 3359 HWY 309 North, Byhalia, MS 38611.

Millard H. Pollock Jr.

CROWDER– Millard H. Pollock Jr., 83, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis.
Services are today at 2 p.m. at Crowder Baptist Church. Rev. Larry Kilgore, Rev. Truman Scarborough and Rev. Murphy Eubank will officiate. Burial will be in Crowder Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.
Pollock, born July 28, 1923, in Hohenwald, Tenn., was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII and a member of Crowder Baptist Church where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a retired tool and die setter for Emhart Inc.
Survivors include: one daughter, Cynthia Griffith Houston of Crowder; two sons, James Shepherd of Medon, Tenn. and Freddie Faulkner of Crowder; one sister, Dorothy Morse of Thaxton; one brother, Burl Pollock of Batesville; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Nellie Mooneyham Russell

SARDIS– Mrs. Nellie  Mooneyham Russell, 82, died Friday, July, 20, 2007, at her residence.
Graveside services were Monday at Lambert Cemetery, Lambert. Rev. Larry Kilgore and James Bownes officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Mrs. Russell,  born Feb.  8, 1925,  to the late Robert and Vinnie Mooneyham in Hulka, was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Russell.
Survivors include: five daughters, Juanita Parks of Batesville,  Brenda Brock of Sardis, Glenda Clark of Batesville, Shirley Stewart of Water Valley and Ruby Robertson of Lambert; four sons,  Marlin Russell  Jr. of Oakland, Larry Russell of Marks, Jimmy Russell of Water Valley and James “Shorty” Russell of  Batesville; one sister, Edria Logan of Bruce; one brother, Joe Mooneyham of Texas; 35 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great grandchildren.

Luther David Rutherford

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BATESVILLE– Luther David Rutherford, 81, retired farmer died July 16, 2007, at Clarksdale Nursing Home.
Services were held July 20 at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.  Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Rutherford was born June 11, 1926, to the late Henry Lemnon and  the late Susan Ethel Hill Rutherford in Dundee.
Survivors include: two sons, Jerry Wayne Rutherford of Charleston and Terry Rutherford of Batesville; one daughter, Betty Beck of Batesville; one sister, Vardie Mae English of Irving, Texas; four grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Billie Gay Whitten

BATESVILLE– Billie Gay Whitten, 71, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Rex Pittman and Hal Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Whitten, born March 8, 1936, to the late Tommy and Lena Johnson, was a member of Tocowa Baptist Church in Courtland. She was a retired hair dresser and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Whitten.
Survivors include: four daughters, Glynda Waldrop of Senatobia, Cindy Adams and Kay Daugherty, both of Batesville and Judy Patterson of Smithville; three sons, Mark Anthony Whitten of Batesville, Timmy McCullar of New Albany and Larry McCullar of Beumont, Texas; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.