Obituaries 4-11-08

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 11, 2008

Joe Burke Hartley

BATESVILLE–Joe Burke “Joe B.” Hartley, 81, died Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Dr. Greg Johnston, Dr. David Ball and Bro. Frank Hartley will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

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Hartley, born Oct. 12, 1926, in Calhoun County, to the late J.F. And Mable Burke Hartley, was a vocational agriculture teacher for 27 1/2 years. He served 16 years as Panola County Superintendent of Education. He was a Charter member of the Batesville Civitan Club in 1958. He was a Korean Veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Batesville. For 55 years he taught Sunday school at First Baptist. Since 1974 he was the teacher of the “Joe B. Hartley School Class.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Lee Caples Hartley; one sister, Mary Evelyn Hartley of Vardaman; one brother, Douglas Cooper Hartley of Grenada and one granddaughter, Amy Elisabeth Hartley of Batesville.

Survivors include: one daughter, Cynthia Hartley Waller of Pontotoc; one son, Richard A. Hartley of Batesville; three brothers, Samuel H. Hartley of Vardaman, Dr. Mark F. Hartley of Waverly, Tenn. and Dave Hardin of Buchanan, Ga.; his companion, Bessie Mae Fite of Batesville and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be given to any of the following: Gideon Ministries, Panola Camp, P.O. Box 791, Batesville, MS 38606; Calvary Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, P.O. Box 1505, Batesville or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 Panola Ave., Batesville, MS 38606


William Leo “Blue” Kuykendall

CROWDER–William Leo “Blue” Kuykendall, 66, died Friday, April 4, 2008, in Crowder.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Antioch M.B. Church in Courtland. Rev. Reginald Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Antioch M.B. Church. Cooleys??? Mortuary has charge.

Kuykendall, born Jan. 1, 1942, to the late Nolton Kuykendall and Eula Dunn Kuykendall of Crowder, was a truck driver for Swift Trucking Company and a member of Antioch M.B. Church.

Survivors along with his mother include: two sisters, Carnelia Kuykendall of Memphis and Velma James of Batesville; two brothers, Waverly Kuykendall of Memphis and Sceola Kuykendall of Minneapolis, Minn.; one step-daughter, Linda Stanton of Memphis and one step-grandchild.

Homer K. Robertson

BATESVILLE–Homer K. Robertson, 84, died April 9, 2008, at Beverly Health Care in Batesville.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cold Springs Cemetery in Sardis. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Robertson was born Nov. 30, 1923, to the late Dewright Robertson and Nina Gant Robertson.

Survivors include: his wife, Katherine Tindell Robertson; one daughter, Shirley Cox of Batesville; five sons, Danny Robertson, Ray Robertson, Jimmy Robertson, Ronnie Robertson and Charles Tindell; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Major Raymond C. Jablonski

GERMANTOWN, Tenn.–Major Raymond C. Jablonski, 86, died Friday, April 4, 2008, at his residence.

Visitation will be today at Memorial Park Funeral Home 5668 Poplar Avenue from 6-8 p.m.  A mass will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Major Jablonski will be buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jablonski was retired from the USMC, received a Masters in education from the University of Memphis, was a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of: the Military Officers Association of America, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, UCT Organization, instructor for AARP Safe Driving Courses and an inventor and artist.

Survivors include: his wife, Irene Kutina Lyons Jablonski; daughters, Margaret John-Chandler R.N. of Milton, Fla., Roxann Howerton of Bartlett, Tenn., Pamela J. Donovan of Memphis; two sons,  Terry P. Jablonski of Fairhope, Ala. and Ken J. Jablonski of Pope; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family request donation to be made to the Avon Lenox School 310 Avon Rd, Memphis, Tenn. 38117 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.