Obituaries 12-11-07

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Lou Dell Livingston Flemmons

SAUK VILLAGE, IL. –  Lou Delle Livingston Flemmons, 80, died December 7, 2007, at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Illinois. She was the half-sister of Frances Livingston of Batesville.

   Services were Monday, December 10 at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was in the Marks Cemetery.  Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Flemmons, born August 9, 1927, to Chester A. and Jennie McCain Livingston of Charleston, was a homemaker. She was a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses of West Chicago, IL.

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Survivors along with her half-sister include her  husband, Herman A. Flemmons of Sauk Village; three sons, Bo Flemmons (Donna) of St. John IN, Barry Flemmons (Diana) of Mattawan MI, and Jack Flemmons of Sauk Village; brother Robert Leon Livingston of Memphis; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


Willie C. Bradford

BATESVILLE – Willie C.  “C-Dog” Bradford, 44, died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.

Services are Tuesday, December 11 at 1 p.m. at Persimmon Hill M.B. Church in Enid. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12 noon – 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Rev. Nick Reed will officiate with Cooley’s Mortuary directing.

Bradford, born January 20, 1963, in Pope to John Trim and Dorothy Bradford, was disabled. He was a member of Persimmon Hill M. B. Church.

Bradford is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy and Dennis Mister, Jr.; daughter Precious Sharnae Turner; sisters Rosie and Lacrissa Bradford, Betty Mister of Batesville, and Bernice Taylor of Sardis; brothers Farry and Perry Bradford of Sardis and Elbert and William Mister of Batesville; grandfather Johnny Roland of Coffeeville; step-daughters Sonya Smith and Shaniqnaw Patterson of Batesville, Tiffany McKinney of Oxford, and Erica Patterson of Texas; step-sons James Barksdale of Batesville and D’Juan Hunt and Jackie Brassell of California; step-sisters Karen Willie of Courtland, Gloria Hamilton of Oakland, Johnnie Johnson of Memphis, Rosetta Perry and Sara McGruder of Markcle, Arkansas, and Henrietta Lee and Mary Bryant of Flint, Michigan; step-brothers Jessie and Melvin Willie of Batesville and Willie Norris Willie and Rev. Albert Willie of Senatobia.

Roger “Ossie” Oswalt

BATESVILLE – Retired Batesville police officer Roger “Ossie” Oswalt, 59, died Saturday, December 8, 2007, at his home in Batesville.

Oswalt, born October 21, 1948, to Loyce M. and Beatrice Zachary Oswalt of Houston, was co-owner of Mississippi Detection and Security Service, Inc. He was a member of the Dream Riders Biking for Children Motorcycle Club.

Oswalt was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Randy Oswalt.

Survivors include his mother, Beatrice Oswalt of Houston.

Services were held Monday, December 10 at Houston Funeral Home with Rev. Walter Goldsmith officiating. Burial was at Houston Cemetery with Houston Funeral Home in charge.

Harold Dean Tucker

OXFORD – Harold Dean Tucker, 63, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, at his home in Oxford.
Services are Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Rev. Chris Kelly will officiate.

Tucker was employed by Carquest over the past twenty years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus and Mabel Tucker.

 Survivors include daughters Mary Watts and her husband Ben of Oxford and Tammy Firman and her husband Clyde of Woodberry Forest, Virginia;  sister Imogene James of Ackerman; brother Rob Tucker of Pelham, Alabama; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by Linda Fox of Oxford, and her three children, Tina Vest, Perry Tutor, and Jim Tutor, all of Oxford.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions be made to the Lafayette Endowment for Education, P. O. Box 1319, University MS 38677 or to the Lafayette Band Boosters, P. O. Box 1595, Oxford MS 38655.

Henry Allen Hitchcock

BATESVILLE – Henry Allen Hitchcock, 80, died Sunday, December 9, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi.

Services are Tuesday, December 11 at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial will be at Forrest Memorial Park, Batesville. Wells Funeral Home is in charge.

Hitchcock, bon December 8, 1927, in Pontotoc to Chester B. and Annie Lou Roberts Hitchcock, was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church of Tupelo, The American Legion, and the National Rifle Association.

Survivors along with his wife of 57 years, Muriel Virginia Buchanan of Batesville, include a daughter Patricia Gail McCoy of Batesville and a son Donald Wade Hitchcock of Columbus; sisters Charlotte Hitchcock Turner of Mobile and Jean Hitchcock Daniels of Tupelo; brothers Ken Hitchcock of French Camp and Paul Hitchcock of  Tupelo; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.