Obituaries 8-14-07

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Erin Marie Baker

POPE– Erin Marie Baker, 30, formerly of Memphis, died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Graveside services were Monday at Forest Hill South Cemetery in Memphis. Burial was in Forest Hill South Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Baker, born Jan. 4, 1977, in Memphis, to William Woodrow “Woody” Baker Jr. and Pamela Marie Block Baker, of Pope, was a member of Enid Lake Baptist Church in Pope.

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Survivors along with her parents include: one sister, Tracey Baker Mays of Southaven; one brother, Trip Baker of Pope; her grandparents, W.W. and Laverne Baker Sr. of Pope; two nieces, Mollie and Anna Mays of Southaven and one nephew, Kolby Baker of Pope.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Baddour Center of Senatobia or The Special Olympics.

Shirley Jean Davis

WATER VALLEY– Shirley Jean Davis, 50, died Friday, August 10, 2007, at her residence.

Services were Sunday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. Brother Davis Ross officiated. Burial was in Campground Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Coleman Funeral Home had charge.

Davis, born to the late George and Evelyn Hollingsworth, was a member of Campground Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Hollingsworth.

Survivors include: her husband, William E. Davis of Water Valley; two daughters, April Hawkins of Pope and Silera Carlisle from Senatobia; six sisters, Mary Hancock, Ann Jenkins and Brenda McCain, all of Batesville, Kathy Schmitz and Bernice Rotenberry, both of Water Valley and Judy Gant of Lambert; five brothers, John Hollingsworth of Batesville, Jimmy Hollingsworth of Senatobia, James Hollingsworth of Sardis, Ricky Hollingsworth of West Memphis, Ark. and Henry Hollingsworth of Tupelo and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Mississippi Hospice, 104 Skyline Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.

Martha Anthony Major

BATESVILLE– Martha Anthony Major, 84, died Saturday, August 11, 2007, at her daughter’s residence.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation is today at 10 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Major, born April 18, 1923, in Pope to the late James K. and Hattie Morris Anthony, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Batesville. She was also a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.R. “Red” Major Sr.; two sons, J.R. “Bobby” Major Jr. and Alvie Kyle Major; one sister, Sara Anthony Davidson and one brother, Frank Anthony.

Survivors include: two daughters, Joanne Autrey-Druetto and Betty Jane Billingsley, both of Batesville; one brother, Jack Anthony of Conway, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Mamie Autrey Avery, Amos Strickland, Kyle Billingsley, Olivia Billingsley, Melba Major, J.R. Major, Jody Major Gowen, Rebecca Major and Adam Major and five great-grandchildren, Lily Avery, Jolie Avery, Madeline Strickland, Hannah Gowen and Jacob Gowen.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the First United Methodist Church of Batesville.

Boyd Stewart

BATESVILLE– Boyd Stewart, 78, died Saturday, August 11, 2007, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.

Services were Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Stewart, born April 1, 1929, in Duck Hill to the late Walter Lee and Connie Lewis Stewart, was a member of First United Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include: his wife, Dianne Stewart of Batesville; four daughters, Deborah Stewart Killen of Cleveland, Suzette Stewart Antici of Brandon, Maribeth Stewart Denley and Joan Stewart Malatesta, both of Batesville; one son, Stacy Stewart of Corinth; two step-sons, Ken Jones and Keith Jones, both of Cleveland; one brother, Carlton Stewart of Tupelo; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.