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OBITUARIES 5-9-08

Stella Waddell Beeson

MERIDIAN– Stella Waddell Beeson, 60, died Friday, May 2, 2008, at her residence. She was the mother of Heather Beeson Campbell of Como.

Services were Monday at Midway Baptist Church. Dr. Keith Grubbs officiated. Burial was in Beeson Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home in Meridian had charge.

Beeson, born to the late Hubert Waddell and the late Maxine Bosarge Waddell, was a cosmetologist.

Survivors along with her daughter include: her husband, Joe Beeson of Meridian; one daughter, Brandi Beeson Smith of Hattiesburg; two sisters, Dorothy Jean Douthitt and Linda Keller, both of Meridian; one brother, Hubert Waddell of Meridian and two grandchildren.


Edward “T.Roy” Lloyd

SARDIS– Edward “T.Roy” Lloyd, 74, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Thursday at Olive Ray M.B. Church. Rev. L.C. Smith officiated. Burial was in Olive Ray Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Lloyd, born March 12, 1934, in Pope, to the late Ed Lloyd and the late Cora McGhee, was a retired state department worker and a member of Olive Ray M.B. Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Lena Lloyd of Sardis; six sons, Jerry Stinson of Batesville, James Whitten of Mesa, Ariz., John Lloyd and Jimmy Lloyd, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Edward Lloyd Jr. of Duluth, Mich. and Hozie Clasberry of Kankakee, Ill.; four daughters, Brenda Lloyd of Kankakee, Ill., Kathy Lloyd and Jacquelyne Lloyd, both of Milwaukee, Wis. and Carolyn Lloyd Verser of Covington, Ga.; three sisters, Ruth Williams and Clara Shaw, both of Pope and Annie Lee Smalley of Enid; one brother, Eddie Lloyd of Pope; 23 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.


Marvin Reed

DEXTER, Mo.– Marvin Reed, 33, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, in Memphis. He was the son of Gladys Doyle of Como and Jimmy Edward of Como.

Services are Saturday at 3 p.m. at Springfield M.B. Church. Burial will be in Springfield Church Cemetery in Senatobia. Visitation is today 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Rodgers Funeral Home in Coldwater. Rodgers Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors along with his parents include: one sister, Katrina Reed of Senatobia and two brothers, Reginald Reed and Timothy Reed, both of Malden, Mo.


Floyd “Clinton” Rosamond

BATESVILLE– Floyd “Clinton” Rosamond, 71, died Monday, May 5, 2008, at his residence.

Services were Thursday at First Faith Baptist Church in Batesville. Terry Floyd and Ken Phister officiated. Graveside services were held at Ingram Baptist Church Cemetery in Baldwyn. Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn had charge.

Rosamond, born to the late Floyd Alexander and the late Louise Farrell Rosamond, was a member of First Faith Baptist Church in Batesville and served in the U.S. Army for 15 years. He worked for the city of Jackson for 14 years and for 15 years he was a construction and maintenance worker for John Kyle State Park.

Survivors include: his wife, Cathy Williams Rosamond of Batesville; one daughter, Deborah Morgan of Raymond; one step-daughter, Misty Hoard of Bartlett, Tenn.; one son, Darryl Rosamond of Crystal Springs; two step-sons, Bruce Myhand of Baldwyn and Brad Myhand of Pontotoc; one sister, Martha Pittman of Eupora; three brothers, Pleas O. Rosamond of Kosciusko, Frank A. Rosamond of Kilmichael and R.L. Rosamond of Kilmichael and eight grandchildren.


Richard Adams Smith

OXFORD– Richard Adams Smith, 66, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hositpal-North Mississippi. He was a retired agronomist with the Mississippi Department of Transportation in Batesville for 30 years.

Services were Thursday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Gary Newton officiated. Burial was in Tyro Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home had charge.

Smith was a veteran of the United States Air Force and  a member of Tyro Baptist Church.  He was a graduate of Mississippi  State University with degrees in general biology and chemistry.   

Survivors include his wife,  Linda Moore Eubank Smith of Oxford; two daughters, Leah Eubank Dossett  of Hermosa Beach, Calif. and Lisa Eubank Whalen of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; two sons,  Kent Elliott Smith of Holly Springs and Stephen Richard Smith of  Brookhaven; three sisters, Ann Smith Welch of Long Beach, Calif., Faye Smith St. John Woods of Byhalia and Bonnie Smith Schwartz of Germantown and three grandchildren.

 The family has asked that contributions in Mr. Smith’s  memory be made to the Mississippi Diabetes Association, 800 Avery Blvd.  Suite 100, Ridgeland, Miss. 39157.


Frank Tucker

BATESVILLE– Frank Tucker, 98, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at his residence.

Services were Wednesday at Springhill Asa M.B. Church. Rev. Louis Wilson officiated. Burial was in Springhill Asa Church Cemetery in Courtland. Delta Burial in Marks had charge.

Tucker, born Sept. 19, 1909, in Yazoo City, was a member of Springhill Asa M.B. Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: one daughter, Ammie Thomas of Batesville; one step-daughter, Joyce Walker of Westbury, N.Y.; three step-sons, Louis Jones of Clarksdale, Lee Walker of Miami, Fla. and Herbert Willingham of South Beloit, Ill. and one brother, Earl Tucker of Courtland.


Howard Lee White

BYHALIA– Howard Lee White, 78, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at the Memphis Jewish Home.

Services were Wednesday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

White, born April 12, 1930, to the late Homer Arvil White and Myrtle Mae Helums White, was a retired landscaper.

Survivors include: his wife, Emelder O. Catlett White of Byhalia; three sons, David Hartley of Hemstead, Texas; Howard Wayne White of Byhalia and Jerry Walker of Cleveland; two sisters, Sarah Pauline Wimberly of Marks and Mittylene Goodwin of Holiday, Tenn. and six grandchildren.

 

Melinda Cooper Wilkey

WINONA– Melinda Cooper Wilkey, 36, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Batesville.

Services were Thursday at Evergreen Cemetery in North Carrollton. R.L. Wilcutt officiated. Oliver Funeral Home of Winona had charge.

Wilkey was a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, Charles Bryan Wilkey of Southaven; three sons, Shannon Tyler Murphy, Anthony Chance Murphy and Christian Dakota Murphy, all of Winona; her father, Malcolm Cooper of Winona; her mother and step-father, Betty and R.L. Wilcutt of Batesville and her grandmother, Myrtis Floyd of Winona.