Obituaries 8-31-07

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 2, 2007

Vera Jennel Smith Allen

BATESVILLE–Vera Jennel  “Jenny” Smith Allen, 72, died Thursday, August 16, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

She was the wife of Ed Allen of Batesville.

Services were Monday, August 20 at Sardis Lake Baptist Church. Burial was in Forrest Hill Cemetery in Memphis.

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Survivors along with her husband include: two sons, Mike Hall and Mark Hall and four grandchildren.

Geneva Ruth Cain

BATESVILLE–Geneva Ruth Cain, 77, died Saturday, August 25, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Thursday at Sardis Lake Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin A. Crofford officiated. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge.

Cain, born to the late James J. and Mary Hodge Hollowell, was retired from Surrette’s Grocery Store in Water Valley and a member of the Sardis Lake Baptist Church and Triad Senior Citizens Group.

Survivors include: her husband, Dorris Cain of Batesville; one daughter, Kay Harmon of Batesville; two sons, Jimmy Pratt of Water Valley and Michael Pratt of Paris; two sisters, Juanita Rainey of Edmond, Okla. and Dale Sartin of Water Valley; one brother, Calvin Hollowell of West Point; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Jimmy A. “Jimbo” Carr Jr.

Funeral services for Jimmy A. “Jimbo” Carr, Jr., 38, of Lufkin, Texas will be held Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Paul Lee and Brother Chuck Baker officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home.

Jim was born August 26, 1969 in Oxford, Mississippi, to Diane (Holliman) and Jimmy Arnold Carr, Sr., and died Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at his residence, after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer.

A former resident of Austin, Jim had resided in Lufkin since April of this year. He was a computer programmer for Accenture, Inc. Jim was a member of the High Point Fellowship Church in Austin, and attended Harmony Hill Baptist Church in Lufkin.

Those of us who knew Jim loved him. He was just that kind of person. He was a big “teddy bear,” and always greeted you with a big “larger than life” smile that immediately put you at ease. Jim especially loved his wife and son with every fiber of his being. In their nearly fifteen years of marriage, whenever you saw Amy, you usually saw Jim right by her side holding her hand. He simply LOVED his wife.

Jim also had an extreme fondness for all things electronic. Whether it be computers, big screen TVs, cell phones, ipods, DVDs…to Jim, electronics were the ultimate!

Many friends as well as family from Mississippi, Arkansas, Oregon, California, Texas and many points in between will miss Jim.

We love you Jim, and we know that you are in a better place where there is no pain and no suffering. Upon your passing, without a doubt God welcomed you home and said, “Well done My good and faithful servant. Welcome home!”

Jim was a devoted Christian, wonderful husband, loving father, fun-loving uncle, dutiful son, caring friend and hard worker. He truly impacted us all. We will miss you! You may be gone, but not forgotten. You will always have a special and irreplaceable place in the hearts of many.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Candace Carr of Lufkin; son, Landon Cole Carr of Lufkin; parents, Diane and Jimmy A. Carr, Sr. of Batesville, Mississippi; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Duane and Angie Hartman of Lufkin; niece, Ashley Newman; nephews, Sam Hartman, Robert Hartman and Tyler Hartman; mother-in-law, Mary G. Davis of Livingston; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice in the Pines, 116 South Raguet St., Lufkin, Texas 75904 or to a charity of your choice.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, Texas directors. (paid obituary)

Mary Lillian Cooper Key Dobbin

IVANHOE, N.C.–Mary Lillian Cooper Key Dobbin, 56, formerly of Batesville, died Thursday, August 23, 2007, at her residence.

Graveside services were Thursday at Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Dobbin, born Aug. 22, 1951, in Memphis, to the late Clarence Cooper and the late Zenobia Benson, was a clerk for Pender County Health Department in Ivanhoe, N.C. She was a member of Hawes Chapel M.B. Church. She was also a member of the Women’s Community Choir.

Survivors include: her husband, Bobby James Dobbin of Ivanhoe, N.C.; one daughter, LaChandra Key of Burgaw, N.C.; two sons, Kevin Dobbin of Ivanhoe, N.C. and Charles M. Key of St. Louis, Mo. and three grandchildren.

Lloyd Delane Elmore Sr.

CROWDER–Lloyd Delane Elmore Sr., 71, died Thursday, August 30, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice Home in Tupelo.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Crowder Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until services on Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Elmore, born Oct. 9, 1935, in Lambert, to the late Sam James and Jeanette Agnes Masterson Elmore, was a retired truck driver and a member of Blue Lake Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Chris Jenkins Elmore of Quinland, Texas; three daughters, Marcy Elmore Laster of Oxford, Sandi Elmore James of Sanger, Texas and Barbara Elmore Tidwell of Branson, Mo.; one son, Lloyd Delane Elmore Jr. of Wills Point, Texas; three sisters, Connie Elmore Rowe of Oakland, Betty Elmore Webb of Courtland and Dorsi Elmore Kornegay of Arkabutla; five brothers, James Elmore of Wills Point, Texas, Larry Elmore of Memphis, Bob Elmore of Horn Lake, Joe Elmore of Dyersburg, Tenn. and Mike Elmore of Chicago; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Sadie Lee Harrison

COURTLAND–Sadie Lee Harrison, 83, died Saturday, August 25, 2007, at her residence.

Services are Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Salem M.B. Church in Courtland. Rev. Larry Itson will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be today at 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Sardis Educational Building. Visitation will also be Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Salem M.B. Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Harrison, born March 4, 1924, in Batesville, to the late Jenkin Bobo and the late Amanda Coppage, was a retired cafeteria manager for the South Panola school district. She was a member of Salem M.B. Church, Panola Chapter No. 2 Order of the Eastern Star, Sardis District Association and Martin Luther King Crusaders.

Survivors include her husband, Willie Harrison of Courtland; one daughter, Faye Govan of Memphis and one sister, Christine Govan of Memphis.

Calvin Norwood

GARDLAND, Texas–Calvin Norwood, 52, formerly of Sardis, died Saturday, August 11, 2007, at Richardson Regional Hospital in Richardson, Texas.

Services were Friday, August 17, 2007, at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ in Richardson, Texas. Burial was in Restland Memorial Park. Ben Myers officiated. Charles W. Smith and Sons Funeral Home had charge. Memorial services will be Sunday, September 2 at 3 p.m. at Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Ballentine Road in Sardis.

Norwood, born March 14, 1955, to the late Josephine and William Henry Norwood, was a member of Greenville Avenue Church of Christ. He worked for Quaker Oats for 17 years and later became self-employed with Norwood’s Tree Service.

Survivors include: his wife of 23 years, Beverly Norwood; two daughters, Tiffany Scott and Chancy Mathis; two sisters, Dell Davis and Mary A. Corley; six brothers, Carl W. Norwood, Curtis Norwood, Jimmy D. Norwood, Benjamin Norwood, Bobby J. Norwood and Michael Norwood and three grandchildren.