Obituaries 10-19-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 19, 2007

Tracy M. Bratcher

POPE–Tracy M. Bratcher, 72, died Sunday, October 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at Springhill Pope M.B. Church. Rev. Willie Forrest will officiate. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery. Visitation will be today noon – 1 p.m. at Springhill Pope M.B. Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Bratcher, born March 3, 1935, in Courtland, to Mary Ford Sanford of Courtland and the late Tracy Rudd, was a homemaker and a member of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Courtland.

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Survivors along with her mother include: her husband, Green Bratcher of Pope; two daughters, Georgia Butler of Pope and Anita Bratcher of Hattiesburg; two sons, Alphria Bratcher of Batesville and Rufus Bratcher of Pope; two sisters, Raymond Sanford of Courtland and Joyce Lloyd of Oxford; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Ruth Hale Cooper

ZACHARY, La.–Ruth Hale Cooper, 80, formerly of Crenshaw, died Sunday, October 14, 2007, at Our Lady of Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, La.
Graveside services were Wednesday at Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Rev. Ricky Haynes officiated. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Cooper, born April 25, 1927, in Dennis, to the late Marvel Joseph Hale and Ollie Hardis Hale, was a member of Crenshaw United Methodist Church and a librarian.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Ray Cooper Jr.

Survivors include: one daughter, Elaine Cooper Vallette of Zachary, La.; two sons, Ray Cooper of Houston, Texas and Greg Cooper of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Doris Hale Conwill of Florence, Ala. and seven grandchildren.

Michael Neal Hall

WATER VALLEY–Michael Neal Hall, 27, died October 14, 2007, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Water Valley.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Water Valley Civic Auditorium. Burial will be in Bayson Chapel Church Cemetery. Visitation will be today 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Robinson and Son Funeral Home in Water Valley. Robinson and Son Funeral Home has charge.

Hall, born July 21, 1980, to the late Bobby Hall Sr. and the late Ella Quay Folson Hall, was employed at Oxford Wire and Cable as a shipping supervisor for 7 1/2 years. He graduated Water Valley High School 1998 and attended Northwest Mississippi Community College. He was a member of Bayson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Tiffany Hall of Water Valley; one daughter, Ta’Mya Miquayla Hall; one son, Eliljah O’Neal Hall; one sister, Shelia Kay Hall of Water Valley and four brothers, James Earl Hall, Arnold Wayne Folson and Nicholas O’Brian Hall, all of Water Valley and Bobby Hall of Taylor.

Sammie L. Hamilton

COURTLAND–Sammie L. Hamilton, 58, died Monday, October 15, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Pope. Rev. Robert Walter will officiate. Burial will be in Pope Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Hamilton, born July 13, 1949, to the late Floyd Hamilton and the late Nellie Mae Harris, was a member of Askew Grove M.B. Church in Longtown.

Survivors include: four daughters, Tabitha Hamilton and Stacy Roberson, both of Batesville, Trenita Winfield of Courtland and Diane Bledsoe of Starkville; five sons, Calvin Winfield and Marlon Winfield, both of Batesville, Sammie Roberson of Como, Timothy Hamilton of Crenshaw and Willie Hamilton of Beloit, Wis.; three sisters, Sola V. Pope of Pope, Nettie Irvin of Chicago, Ill. and Elnora Turner of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Willie Hamilton of Pope and Richard Evans of Chicago; 31 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Blanch Lucille Rosemond Smith

SENATOBIA–Blanch Lucille Rosemond Smith, 89, died Monday, October 15, 2007, at Senatobia Convalescent Center.

Services were Wednesday at Crowder Baptist Church. Burial was in Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale. Rev. Truman Scarborough officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Smith, born July 26, 1918, in Kilmichael, was a member of Crowder Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clovis D. Smith Jr. and one son, Bobby Glen Davis.

Survivors include: three sons, Thomas M. Davis of Water Valley, David Earl Davis of Lambert and Vernon Dwight Davis of Askew; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.