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Obituaries 12-18-07

Henning Andrews

  HOULKA – Rev. Henning Andrews, 95, died Tuesday, December 11, 2007, in Harker Heights, Texas. He was a former pastor of Peach Creek Baptist Church in Panola County.
A memorial service was held Monday, December 17 at First Baptist Houlka. Private burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home was in charge.

Andrews was born December 28, 1911, in Dyer County, Tennessee, to Rev. S. P.  and Ida Beard Andrews.

He graduated from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Andrews also pastored churches in Mississippi at Lula, Furrs and McCool. He served as interim pastor for more than twenty years in Calhoun and Chickasaw Associations and was a member of First Baptist Church in Houlka.

Andrews was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Gladney Andrews, of Harker Heights; and daughter Eleana Cooley of Benton, Texas and one granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baptist Children’s Village, P. O. Box 27, Clinton MS 39060.

William R. Burford

SARAH – William R. Burford, 87, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at his residence.
Services were Saturday, December 15, 2007, at See’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery near Crenshaw. Rev. David Watson officiated.

Burford, born January 24, 1920, in Sarah to Vernon Young Burford and Bessie Ray Burford, was a retired farmer.  He was a member of See’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Burford was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Henley Burford and daughter Patricia Mitchell.

Surivors include stepdaughter, Katie McMurry of Sarah and stepson Dennis Paulk of Senatobia, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

   Memorials may be made to See’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Sarah.

Vera Faye McCullar

BATESVILLE–Mrs. Vera Faye McCullar, 66, homemaker, widow of Grady McCullar, Sr. of Batesville, passed away at her residence Dec. 15, 2007.

Funeral services  are today, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Dickins Chapel at 2 p.m. Interment to follow  in Lovejoy Cemetery southeast of Batesville.

Mrs. McCullar was born Feb 25,  1941 to Wiley  Allen and Lillian Tutor in Yalobusha County.

She is survived by three daughters: Tammy Gant of Batesville, Linda Locke of Batesville and Sandra Krueger of Southaven; two sons, Grady McCullar Jr. of Batesville and Curtis McCullar of Enid; a sister, Gladys White of Batesville; 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter and three brothers.

Eunice Mooney Castle Mitchell

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Eunice Mooney Castle Mitchell, 91, formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, December 8, 2007.

A memorial service is being held today, Tuesday, December 18 at 6 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will follow in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Mitchell, born April 1, 1916, in Oxford to Zolotes Whitfield and Anna Lowe Davis Mooney was a supervisor for the hosiery mill. She was a member of Batesville First Baptist Church and of Keen Agers.

Mitchell was preceded in death by husbands Roy W. Castle and Laverne Howard Mitchell, three brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include: a son, Charles Wendell Castle of Rapid City, South Dakota; one daughter, Patricia Ann Castle Elton of Scottsdale; a brother Eugene Mooney; seven grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Elizabeth Snyder Stucker

BATESVILLE–Mrs. Elizabeth Snyder Stucker, 78, died December 13, 2007 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 15 at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. Gregg Johnston officiated the services.

Mrs. Stucker was born Sept. 12, 1929 in Panola County to Earnest Verba Snyder and Clyde Lorene Snyder. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was retired from the VA Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Doris Morris of Batesville and nephews, William M. Morris of Southaven and Michael A. Morris of Batesville.