Obituaries 7-27-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 27, 2007

Robert Lee “Bob” Hubbard

BATESVILLE– Robert Lee “Bob” Hubbard, 80, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

Services are Sunday at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Crenshaw. Rev. Matthew Hubbard will officiate. Visitation is 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday at Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Shiloh C.M.E. Cemetery. Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home has charge.

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Hubbard, born April 17, 1927, was a retired farmer, a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Mae Payne of Batesville; six daughters, Ceola Layrock of Hernando, Edna Bishop of Southaven, Jean Malone of Batesville, Mona Hubbard of Houston, Texas, Shirley Hubbard of Memphis and Linda Parker of Belzoni; five sons, Carl Lee Hubbard of Crenshaw, Robert Hubbard Jr. of Sardis, Charlie James Hubbard of Jackson, Matthew Hubbard of Memphis and James Earl Hubbard of California; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Mildred Billington Lester

MEMPHIS– Mildred B. Lester, 57, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph M.B. Church in Crenshaw. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at N.J. Ford Funeral Home in Memphis. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home has charge.

Lester was a retired school teacher.

Survivors include one daughter, Murriel Lester of Memphis and her father, William Billington of Crenshaw.

Shirley Ann Maclin Roberts

BATESVILLE– Shirley Ann Maclin Roberts, 61, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at Baptist East in Memphis.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery.  Rev. Todd Pittman and Rev. Larry Sappington will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Roberts was born Sept. 13, 1945 to the late Leeotis Lamar and Roxie Mae Alexander Maclin.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Roberts Sr. of Courtland and James Roberts of Batesville; four daughters, Anita Bradley, Sandra Burke, Teresa Copeland and Pamela Weeks, all of Batesville; two sisters,  Sandra Ray of Batesville and Lisa Wiggs of Fulton; two brothers, Todd Maclin of Water Valley and David Bell of Courtland; 19 grandchildren  and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Roberts; two sisters, Frances Dickey and Diane Woods and three brothers, Jimmy Bell, Danny Maclin and Gene Tutor.

Nancy Mae Turner

OAKLAND– Nancy Mae Turner, 67, died Monday, July 23, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at  the Batesville Junior High School Auditorium. Rev. Nick Reed will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and also Sunday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Batesville Junior High School Auditorium. Burial will be in Persimmon Hill Cemetery in Enid. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Turner, born Nov. 3, 1939 in Charleston to the late John Henry Eggleston and the late Sally Willis, was a homemaker. She was a member of Persimmon Hill M.B. Church where she was a choir member, Prayer Warrior on the Helping Hand Committee and a member of the Ladies Mission Group. She was also on the Mother Board.

Survivors include three daughters, Lynn Turner of Courtland, Diane Eggleston of Batesville and Pennie L. Williams of Jacksonville; four sons, Bobbie Eggleston of Batesville, Kenneth Turner and Sherman Turner, both of Oakland and Clarence Turner of Sardis; one sister, Patient House of Batesville; seven brothers, Dennis Mister Jr. and Buford Mister, both of Batesville, John Henry Davis Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., George Mister of Pope, Joe Mister of Muskegon, Mich., Jerry Mister of Clarksdale and Cleotis Mister of Batesville; 37 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Mary Christine Woodall

BATESVILLE– Mary Christine Woodall, 96, died July 24, 2007 at Golden Living Center.

Services are Sunday at 4 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Terza Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Woodall, born Feb. 8, 1911, in Lovejoy Community, to the late Garfield Finch and Ebbie Dale Finch, worked as a store clerk in her early years. In 1933 she married Harmon Howe who died in 1944.  Two years later, she married Jim Woodall. One of her hobbies was making quilts and gardening.

Survivors include: her sister Lena Whitten of Water Valley and numerous nieces and nephews survive her.