Obituaries 10-16-07

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dr. Jimmie Carol Still Durr

BATESVILLE– Dr. Jimmie Carol Still Durr, 68, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice House.

Services were Saturday at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Batesville-Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

 Durr, born June 7, 1939, to  the late James Vardman “Buck” Still and the late Mary Hortense Hudson Still, in Sardis, was a member of First United Methodist Church and a graduate of  the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State. She was an English and literature professor.

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Survivors include: two sons, Robert James Durr and wife Michelle   of Freeland, Wash. and William Durr and wife Ginnie of Starkville; three brothers, Steve Still of Quebec City, Canada, Hudson Still of Water Valley and David Still of Tacoma, Wash. and seven grandchildren.

Ann Graves

COMO–Ann Graves, 76, died Thursday, October 11, 2007, at her residence.
Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Graves, born Aug. 20, 1931, in Elaine, Ark., to the late John J. and Bird Guinn Humphries, was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Harmontown.

Survivors include: her husband, Bryan Adams Graves of Como; four daughters, Kacky Graves Dunnagan and Becky Graves McAlexander, both of Senatobia, Sandra Graves Holloway of McDonough, Ga. and Jane Graves McClain of Russellville, Ark.; one son, Marc Graves of Carlyle, Ill.; one sister, Grace Humphries Cobalt of Kansas City, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Gladys Marie Gant Hightower

VAIDEN–Gladys Marie Gant Hightower, 77, died Saturday, October 13, 2007. She was the mother of William Andy Hightower of Batesville.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Oliver Chapel. Burial will be in Vaiden Cemetery. Oliver Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors along with her son include: three daughters, Carolyn McCoy of Kilmichael, Betty Herron of Mobile, Ala. and Joy Rodgers of Winona; three sons, Clayton Hightower of Vaiden, John Hightower of Winona and Roy Hightower of Oxford; one sister, Faye Rushing of Harrison, Ark.; two brothers, Floyd Gant of Heber Springs, Ark. and Bill McNemar of Kosciusko; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Troy B. Odom Jr.

POPE–Troy B. Odom Jr., 72, died Thursday, October 11, 2007, at his residence.
Services were Sunday at Pope Baptist Church. Rev. Roger Richards and Rev. Annette Ford officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Odom, born Sept. 4, 1935, to the late Nona Jenkins and the late Troy B. Odom Sr., was a member of Pope Baptist Church where he served as assistant Sunday School Director. He worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) for eight years and then retired after 32 1/2 years with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. He was an active member of the Retired Troopers Association and he was chosen “Trooper of the Year” in 1994.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ann Horton Odom of Pope; one daughter, Christy Jean Haynes of Pope and one son, David Odom of Olive Branch.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the building fund of Pope Baptist Church, P.O. Box 34, Pope, 38658.

Tracy Albert Perkins

BATESVILLE–Tracy Albert Perkins, 95, died Thursday, October 11, 2007, at his residence.
Services were Sunday at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge

Perkins, born Dec. 13, 1911, to the late William “Bill” and Betty Arnold Perkins in Panola County, was a lifelong farmer on the residence where he lived  until his death. He was a veteran of WWII and an active member of 80 years at  Shady Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Odell Mae Perkins.

Survivors include: three sons, Jerry Perkins and wife Betty and James Perkins and wife Barbara, all of Batesville and Orville  Robertson and wife Peggy of Oxford; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.