Obituaries 9-14-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 14, 2007

Annie J. Freeman

SENATOBIA– Annie J. Freeman, 52, died Saturday, September 8, 2007, at her residence.

Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Independence-Tyro M.B. Church. Burial will be in Independence-Tyro Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Freeman was a member of Independence-Tyro M.B. Church and a cafeteria worker.

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Survivors include: her husband, Mack Freeman; four daughters, Sharon Malone, Tokereitha Freeman and Mary Freeman, all of Senatobia, and Pam Malone of Como; one step-daughter, Carolyn Pratcher of Memphis; six sons, Larry Burton, Travis Freeman, Walter Freeman, Mack Freeman Jr. and Marco Freeman, all of Senatobia, and Michael Pratcher of Memphis; her mother, Ileavea Burton of Senatobia; four sisters, Ora Love of Sardis, Ilene Thomas and Massie Garrett, both of Senatobia and Faye Burton of Como; two brothers, C.P. Burton of Como and B.W. Burton of Senatobia and 22 grandchildren.

Allie V. “Rockie??? Andrews McGhee

BATESVILLE– Allie V. “Rockie” Andrews McGhee, 72, died Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at her residence.

Services were Sunday at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland. Rev. J.C. Hentz officiated. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery.  Eddie Robinson and Son Funeral Home had charge.

McGhee, born Aug. 20, 1935, to the late Arthur Knox and  Genora Files Andrews, was a member of Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed by the late J.C. “Jack” Dunlap and the Shackeroffs of Batesville.

Survivors include: her husband, Cecil McGhee; five daughters, Cecil Mae McGhee, Frances H. Greene, Becky McGhee and Natasha McGhee, all of Batesville and Bobbie Sue Wendell Wilson of Vicksburg; one son, Damon Andrews of Longtown; two sisters, Mary Andrews of Batesville and Martha Knox Ray of Memphis; her step-mother, Catherine Knox of California; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Ardis Alvin Shields

SARDIS-Ardis Alvin Shields, 64, died Tuesday in Sardis from an automobile accident.
Graveside services are Friday, at 11 a.m. at McIvor Cemetery in Batesville.

Wells Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Shields was born August 30, 1943 in Sardis to the late Alvin and Lena Potts Shields. He was disabled and a member of McIvor Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter Angel Shields Shanowat of Pikeville, Ken.; four sons Wayne Hitchcock of Pikeville, Ardis Gene Shields of Hayward, Wis., Thurman Lee Shields of Chicago and Randy Lannet of Sardis; four sisters, Mary Ann Kuehl of Crystal Lake, Ill., Joyce Brown of Sardis, Michelle Shields and Kathy Shields, both of Pontotoc; six brothers J.C. Shields, Leslie Shields, Terry Shields and Ricky Shields, all of Batesville; Harvey Shields and James Robert Shields, both of Tennessee; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.