Obituaries 10-30-07

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Joel M. Bailey

LAMBERT–Joel M. Bailey, 47, died Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at Quitman County Hospital in Marks.
Services were Sunday at Enon Baptist Church in Crowder. Rev. James Clutter officiated. Burial was in Crowder Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Bailey, born Oct. 12, 1960, in Lambert, was a member of Enon Baptist Church and RN Director for Continued Care.

Survivors include: his wife, Trina White Bailey of Lambert; two daughters, Meredith Summers Robertson of Parkland, Fla. and Amber Nichole Howard of Lambert; two sons, Ryan Walton Meek of Boca Raton, Fla. and Zachary Heflin Bailey of Lambert; his mother, Annie Ruth Bailey of Lambert and four grandchildren.

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Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock, Ark.

Edward Lynch Burns

OXFORD–Edward Lynch Burns, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Monday at the Oxford Church of Christ with Ministers Robert Rawson and Steve Hentz officiating.  Graveside service will be today at 10:30 a.m. at Forest Memorial Cemetery in Batesville. Waller Funeral Home has charge.

 Burns was  a minister at the Church of Christ in Courtland and he was a minister for 57 years at various Church of Christ congregations in North Mississippi.  He was a retired insurance agent for Equitable Life Insurance Society.  He served as a Pharmacist Mate Second Class in the US Navy during World War II.

 Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Wilson Burns of Oxford; four daughters, Carolyn Burns Hatfield of Batesville, Betty Burns Drewrey, Mary Burns Deaton, Jo Burns Marquis, all of Oxford; three sons, Leonard Edward Burns and Cecil McRae Burns both of Oxford and Terry Wilson Burns of Water Valley; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

The family requests memorial contributions in Mr. Burns memory be made to Courtland Church of Christ, 1348 Mt. Olivet Road, Batesville, 38606 or American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla.  73123-1718



R.W. Matthews

BATESVILLE– R.W. Matthews, 76, died Sunday, October 28, 2007, at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi.

Services are incomplete at this time. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford has charge.

See complete obituary information in Friday’s edition of The Panolian.

Charles E. Salter

SARDIS–Charles E. Salter, 53, died, Friday, October 26, 2007, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.

Services are today at noon at Simon Chapel M.B. Church No. 2 in Como. Rev. David Craft will officiate. Burial will be in Simon Chapel M.B. Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford has  charge.

 Salter, born to Mary Francis Salter of Sardis and the late Willie Salter Sr., was a retired butcher for John Morrell Meat Company in Memphis. He graduated from North Panola Vocational High School in 1972.

Survivors along with his mother include: three sisters, Varnia Johnson of Memphis; Emma Caldwell and Louise Lewis, both of Chicago and four brothers, Bemmis Salter of South Bend, Ind., John Salter of Olive Branch, Jessie Salter and Willie Salter Jr., both of Sardis.

Marilyn Brewer Tobias

BATESVILLE–Marilyn Brewer Tobias, 60, died Friday, October 26, 2007, at Baptist Memorial-North Mississippi.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is today 10 a.m. until service time at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Tobias, born Feb. 16, 1947, in Tate County, to the late Willie and Daisy Dickson Brewer Sr., was a member of First Faith Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, George M. Tobias of Batesville; three sons, Tommy Sigler of Tunica, Kenny Sigler of Batesville and Marlin “Ricky” Tobias of Memphis; two daughters, Teresa Halfacre of Batesville and Debra Barnes of Covington, Tenn.; three brothers, Willie Houston Brewer of Joshua, Texas, Herbert Brewer of Mt. Pleasant and Danny Brewer of Memphis; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.