Obituaries 9-28-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 28, 2007

Gene Larry “Butch” Bridges Jr.

CLINTON–Gene Larry “Butch” Bridges Jr., 43, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, September 25, 2007, in Jackson.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hosanna Family Worship Center in Pope. Rev. Damon Plummer and Rev. Rayford Ables will officiate. Visitation is today 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Bridges, born in Starkville on Sept. 16, 1964, was an engineer for Nissan of North America in Canton and a member of Hosanna Family Worship Center.

Survivors include: one daughter, Allie Elizabeth Bridges of Batesville; his mother, Mavis Cooke Greene of Muscle Shoals, Ala. and step-father, Carl Greene of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; his father, Gene Larry Bridges Sr. of Dolphin Island, Ala. and step-mother, Ann Boler Bridges of Dolphin Island, Ala.; one sister, Stephanie Elizabeth Bridges of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; four nieces and one nephew.

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Eddie Raymond Lammey

SENATOBIA–Eddie Raymond Lammey, 84, died Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was the father of Carol Boren of Batesville.
Services were Tuesday at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.

Lammey was a retired diesel mechanic. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War where he served as an air craft mechanic. He retired as a Navy Chief after serving for 20 years.

Survivors along with his daughter include: his wife, Millie Lammey of Senatobia; one daughter, Susan Rattner of Manhatten, N.Y.; one son, Eric Claude Lammey of Oxford; two brothers, Cullen Lammey of Hernando and L.D. Lammey of Iowa; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Lillian Ford McClain

MEMPHIS–Lillian Ford McClain, 89, died Tuesday, September 25, 2007,  in Memphis.
Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Rev. Jay Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
McClain, born Oct. 11, 1917, to the late Rufus Albert and Mary Etta Lewallen Ford in Ravenden Springs, Ark., was retired from Kimberly Clarke after 33 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. McClain.

Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara Snyder Johnson of Memphis and Betty Snyder Bennett of Nesbit; two sons, Walter D. Snyder of Horn Lake and L.D. Snyder of Pollock, La.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Sandra Maclin Ray

BATESVILLE– Sandra Maclin Ray, 57, died Friday, September 14, 2007.
Services were Monday, September 17, 2007, at Dickins Chapel. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Ray was born Jan. 12, 1950, to  the late Leeotis Lamar Maclin and Roxie Mae Alexander Maclin in Water Valley.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Danny Maclin, Gene Tutor and Jimmy Bell and three, sisters Shirley Roberts, Roxie Dianne Woods and Frances Bell Dickey.

Survivors include: her husband of 25 years, Bobby Ray of Batesville; two sons, Gary Jaudon of Strayhorn and Scotty Ray of Coldwater; four daughters,  Janet Tubbs and Clarisa Pruitt, both of Batesville, Shelly Ray of Crenshaw and  Johnnie Ann Kelly of  Tupelo; two brothers, Todd Maclin of Water Valley and David Bell of Courtland; one sister, Lisa Wiggs of Peppertown and 16 grandchildren.

David Wiley Jr.

MEMPHIS– David Wiley Jr., 83, died Sunday, September 23, 2007, at Methodist Healthcare University Hospital in Memphis.
Services were Thursday at New Enon M.B. Church. Rev. Zannie Leland Jr. officiated. Burial was in East Batesville Church of God in Christ Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Wiley, born Jan. 29, 1924, to the late David Wiley and the late Lynna Fox Wiley, was a retired state employee and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include: his wife, Joann Wiley of Memphis; one daughter, Patricia Morehead of Nashville; one son, Micheal Jones of Memphis; two sisters, Bernice Stinson and Pauline LaGrone, both of Batesville and two grandchildren.

Lovie Williams

CHARLESTON– Lovie Williams, 46, died September 25, 2007. He was the father of Melissa Collins of Crowder.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mark M.B. Church. Rev. John Fierson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. Clark Williams Funeral Home of Grenada has charge.

 Williams was born November 10, 1960.

Survivors along with his daughter include: 10 daughters, Felecia Thomas, Jessie Robey, Lue A. Sanders, Pearlie Criss, Ester Hunt, Mozell Williams and Rachel Williams, all of Charleston,  LaTonya Thomas of Memphis, Annie Jennings and Louise Pickins, both of Tippo and two sons, Isiah Williams and Willie Williams, both of Charleston.

Flossie Johnson Wilson

SARDIS– Flossie Johnson Wilson, 100, died Thursday, September 27, 2007, at her residence.
Services are Saturday at 10 a.m. at Moore-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will be today 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Moore-Nowell Funeral Home. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

Wilson, born Nov. 6, 1906, to the late George Johnson and Minnie Boregard Johnson, was a retired hosiery mill worker and a member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wilson.
Survivors include: one son, James L. “Scoot” Wilson and wife, Betty Wilson of Batesville; five grandchildren, Shirley Mahoney of Sardis, Virginia Wilson of Nettleton, Brenda May of Memphis, Jimmy Wilson of Batesville and Tommy Gene Wilson of Sardis; six great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.