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Obituaries 1-01-08

Annie Louise Crockett Collins

SARDIS – Annie Louise Crockett Collins, 93, died Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas.

Services were 11 a.m., Monday, December 31, at Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Burial wwas in Tyro Cemetery in Tate County.

Collins, born January 11, 1914, in Tate County to Joe B. and Hattye Jones Crockett, was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sardis.

Survivors include sons Alva Lee Collins of Saucier and Graham W. Collins of Pearland, Texas; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchilden.

Collins was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest Lee Collins, Jr.
Wells Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

E. A. Henderson

BATESVILLE – E. A. Henderson, 65, of Batesville died Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were held, Monday, December 31, at St.  Peters M. B. Church, Batesville.  Rev. Odell Draper will officiate. Burial is at New Hope Cemetery in Batesville.

Henderson, born May 6, 1942, to Osia and Willie W. Henderson, was an ambassador – patient transporter at North Miss. Medical Center.  She was a member of St. Peters M B. Church.

Survivors include her mother, Osia Henderson of  Batesville; daughters Kimberly and Leathric Henderson of Batesville, Marilyn Morris of Longtown, and Cynthia Ivery of Newport News, Virginia; sons Paul and Michael Henderson of Batesville and Kenneth Henderson of Memphis; brother Willie W. Henderson Jr. of Newport News; sisters Lizzie Ruth Brassell of Oxford and Baby Ruth Henderson of Batesville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Henderson Funeral Home of Sardis was in charge of arrangements.

David Thacker Jr.

SARAH – David Thacker Jr., 65, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Services were held Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel in Batesville. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sardis. Wells Funeral Home was in charge.

 Thacker, born March 9, 1942, in Quitman County to David and Leona Dykes Thacker Sr., was an E. V. S. employee of Fitzgerald’s Casino.

Along with his wife, Kathy Sullivan Thacker of Sarah, he is survived by daughters Stacey C. Russell of Water Valley, Michelle Wortham of Grenada, Meagan Shanks of Horn Lake, and Darlene Newton of West Memphis, Arkansas; sons Leroy Thacker of Pontotoc, Gary Thacker of Water Valley, Chris Thacker of Grenada, and Perry Thacker of West Memphis; sisters Bobbie Thacker Stuart of Askew, Patsy Thacker Mitchell of Crenshaw, Judy Thacker Mayo of Sarah; brothers Paul Thacker of Olive Branch, Robert Thacker of Crowder, Stanley Thacker of Strayhorn; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandson.