Obituaries 11-9-07

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 9, 2007

Robert Carr Jr.

BATESVILLE– Robert Carr Jr., 62, died Friday, November 2, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Liberty Hill M.B. Church. Rev. Larry Key will officiate. Burial will be in Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home has charge.

Carr was a retired mechanic for Hood Equipment and a member of Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church.

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Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn Andrew of Batesville; three sons, Richard Cauthen of Memphis, Lionel Carr and Lamont Carr, both of Batesville; two sisters, Jessie Carr and Robbie Brassell, both of Batesville; four brothers, George Wright, Charles Carr and Adolph Carr, all of Batesville and James Carr of Kansas City, Kan. and six grandchildren.

Georgia E. Webb Fulks

BATESVILLE– Georgia E. Webb Fulks, 88, died Monday, November 5, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Concord M.B. Church. Pastor Edward Thomas will officiate.  Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday at Cooley’s Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Fulks, born Feb. 18, 1919, in Batesville, to the late Godfrey Webb and the late Willia B. James, was a retired housekeeper and a member of Leland M.B. Church in Detroit, Mich.

Survivors include: one daughter, Diane Sutherland of Batesville; four sons, Richard Fulks of Batesville, Eric Fulks, Darryl Fulks and Elgie Fulks, all of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Anna E. Smith and Ruby J. Cooper, both of Detroit, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Bobby “B.J.” Jones

SARDIS–Bobby “B.J.” Jones, 48, died Monday, November 5, 2007, at his residence.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at West Camp M.B. Church. Rev. Eugene Brown will officiate. Burial will be in West Camp Cemetery. Visitation will be today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Jones, born April 18, 1959, in Batesville, to the late Eddie D. Jones and Mozella Fox Jones, was the personnel director at Batesville Job Corps. He was a basketball referee and a member of the Mississippi High School Athletic Association. He was a member of West Camp M.B. Church where he was a deacon, choir member and Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include: his wife, Annie Jones of Sardis; one daughter, Courtney Jones of Sardis; two sons, Christopher Jones of Sardis and Donyell Hentz of Memphis; five sisters, Gracie Jones of Chicago, Helen Woods of Matteson, Ill., Betty Redmond and Doris Borum, both of Chicago and Edna Barber of Oakland, Calif. and five brothers, James “J.J.” Jones of Courtland, Robert Jones of Crenshaw, Joe Jones and Nathaniel Jones, both of Fayetteville, N.C. and Edd Jones of Rosarita, Mexico.

Claudia May Patton Pierie

SARDIS– Claudia May Patton Pierie, 86, died Thursday, November 1, 2007, at her daughter’s residence in Silver Springs, Md.

Services were Tuesday at Sardis Presbyterian Church. Rev. Ray Cross officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Moore-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Pierie, born Nov. 19, 1920, to the late William Franklin and the late Lillian Jackson Patton, was a member of Sardis Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William S. Pierie Jr.

Survivors include: one daughter, Nancy P. Kalcounos of Silver Springs, Md.; one son, William Shippen Pierie III of Kensington, Md.; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Sardis Presbyterian Church.

Billy Lee Stallings

MARKS– Billy Lee Stallings, 78, died Sunday, November 4, 2007, at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. He was a graduate of Batesville High School.

Services were Tuesday at Marks United Methodist Church. Rev. Charlie Simmons and Keith Gaughf officiated. Burial was in Marks Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Stallings, born Sept. 17, 1929, to the late Minnie Vance and Sandy Jack Stallings, in Jonestown, was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of Marks United Methodist Church, a Mason and a member of the Marks Rotary Club.

Survivors include: his wife of 56 years, Joyce Stallings; one son, Mack Stallings of Madison; one daughter, Brenda Horn of Greenville; two grandchildren; a step-grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Marks United Methodist Church, Box 157, Marks, 38646.

Katie B. Wheeler

COMO– Katie B. Wheeler, 78, died Sunday, November 4, 2007, at North Oak Medical Center in Senatobia.

Services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Liberty Hill C.M.E. Church in Como. Rev. Clifton Ward will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Hill C.M.E. Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be today 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel in Sardis. Henderson Funeral Home has charge.

Wheeler, born Dec. 5, 1929, to the late John W. Bowden and the late Edna Kirkwood, was a member of Liberty Hill C.M.E. Church in Como, and a homemaker.

Survivors include: three daughters, Mary Bowden of Sardis, Jeroilne Bowden and Jaunita Ogden, both of New Orleans; five sons, John W. Nelson of Como, Bruce Wheeler and Steve Wheeler, both of New Orleans, Howard Wheeler of Senatobia and Tommy Wheeler of Como; one sister, Azalea Mabry of Como and one brother, Roymond Bowden.

Pamela D. Young

BATESVILLE– Pamela D. Young, 39, died Monday, November 5, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Concord Baptist Church. Burial will be in Shiloh C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Sardis. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Young was a member of Shiloh C.M.E. Church and a factory worker.

Survivors include: her husband, Venton Young; three daughters, Tyesha Stewart, Sheletha Stewart and Lawanda Keys, all of Batesville; two sons, Tyrone Keys and Venton Young Jr., both of Batesville; her mother, Earmie Lee Sullivan of Lake Wells, Fla.; one sister, Phyllis Hawking of Batesville; two step-sisters, Minnie R. Freeman and Bobbie Harris, both of Batesville; three brothers, James Willie Stewart, Carl Edward Sullivan and Albert J. Sullivan, all of Lake Wells, Fla. and three grandchildren.