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Obituaries 5-16-08

Beatrice Lillian Steinman Allish

BATESVILLE– Beatrice Lillian Steinman Allish, 86, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

The family had private services with burial in Blackjack Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Allish, born Jan. 11, 1922, to the late Mr. Steinman and Dora Skoeman Steinman, in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, reorganized the Church of Latter Day Saints and was a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, Norman Allish of Batesville; four daughters, Carol Allish Rigg of Pella, Iowa, Gwendoline Pauline  Allish Goodnite of Batesville, Shannon Allish Ligon of Glendale, Ariz. and Taleah Allish Evans of Durango, Colo.; two sons, Nathaniel Allish and Timothy Allish, both of Dallas, Texas; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Willie Clyde Boyce

COMO– Willie Clyde Boyce, 47, died Friday, May 9, 2008, in Como.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at Hunters Chapel M.B. Church in Como. Burial was in Hunters Chapel Church Cemetery in Como. Rodgers Funeral Home had charge.

Boyce was a heavy machine operator.

Survivors include: his wife, Chris Presley Boyce; two sons, Christopher Kentrial Presley and Clyde Presley, both of Como; four sisters, Christine Lanford of Las Vegas, Nev., Hattie Mae Downs of Los Angeles, Calif., Clara Mae Pittman and Brenda Black, both of Como; six brothers, Hubert Bowns Jr., R.L. Boyce, Raymond D. Boyce, both of Como, James Ward Jr. of Coldwater and Elvis Bowden of Senatobia.


Clifton Lathair “Jack” Bullard

BATESVILLE– Clifton Lathair “Jack” Bullard, 74, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at his residence.

Services were Tuesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Rev. Robert Earl Alexander officiated. Burial was in Bruce Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home had charge.

Bullard, born April 20, 1934, in Bruce, to the late Lem Allen and Jennie Lou Tedford Bullard Barton, was a retired road construction and commercial building worker. He served in the United States Army Military Police during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Sue Gray Bullard.

Survivors include: one son, Michael Keith Bullard of Warren, Ohio; two sisters, Martha Nell Leachman of Bruce and Sara Saratt of Germantown, Tenn. and three grandchildren.

Carrie Bell Brunt

SARDIS– Carrie Bell Brunt, 81, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at her residence.

Services are Saturday at  1 p.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will be in Mt. Zion M.B. Church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Brunt was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church where she was on the Mother Board. She was in the choir for 36 years, a director, usher and former Sunday school superintindent. She was also a licensed hair stylist for 58 years.

Survivors include: her husband, Clyde Brunt; one daughter, Betty Salter of Sardis; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.


Madie Ellen Darby

BATESVILLE– Madie Ellen Darby, 92, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Batesville.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Willow Springs Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Darby was born Nov. 22, 1915, to the late Arthur VanBuren Howe and Mary Sevilla Williams.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lee Darby; one son, Carrolls Darby and one daughter, Ellen Maxine Darby.

Survivors include: one son, Arnold Darby of Southaven; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Harold Lee Hayes

NESBIT– Harold Lee Hayes, 66, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was the father of Shannon Davis of Courtland.

Services are today with visitation noon – 1 p.m. prior to the service at Forest Hill Funeral Home (South) located on East Holmes Road in Memphis. Burial will be in Forest Hill South Cemetery. Forest Hill South Funeral Home has charge.

Hayes was a member of Longview Heights Baptist Church in Olive Branch.

Survivors along with his daughter and her husband, Billy, include: his wife of 42 years, Helen Hayes of Nesbit, and one brother, Charles Hayes of Hernando.

Nina Catherine “Teny” Burns Hyland

POPE- Nina Catherine “Teny” Burns Hyland, 82, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at her residence.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Jay Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Hyland, born Dec. 11, 1925, in Texas, to the late Arthur Clarence and Lona D. Davis Burns, was a homemaker and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee Hyland; two sisters, Uvie Ensor and Nannie Snider; five brothers, Willie Burns, Fred Burns, Dale Burns, Windell Burns and Hayward Burns and two grandchildren, Rebecca Copeland Watts and Timothy Copeland.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sandra Hyland Copeland and husband, Charles Copeland of Pope; two grandchildren, Tommy Copeland of Hernando and Michelle Copeland Capwell of Pope; five great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be given to: Liberty Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 5033 Pope Water Valley Rd., Pope, Miss. 38658.

Roy Wayne Oliver

BATESVILLE– Roy Wayne Oliver, 64, died Friday, May 9, 2008.

Services were Tuesday at McPeters Funeral Home in Corinth. Burial was in National Cemetery. Rev. Ralph Culp officiated. McPeters Funeral Home had charge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Oliver.

Survivors include: one daughter, Michelle Oliver; two brothers, Kenneth Oliver of Batesville and Sammy Oliver of Chicago, Ill. and four grandchildren.

Cindy Cook Roberson

SLEDGE–Cindy Cook Roberson, 49, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at her residence.

Services are Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Roy Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Longtown Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. At Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Roberson, born Feb. 10, 1959, in Senatobia to Rosemary Barlow Cook of Sledge and the late Thomas J. Cook, in Senatobia, was a homemaker.

Survivors along with her mother include: one daughter, Amanda Roberson Ruth of Senatobia; one son, Barry Roberson Jr. of Potts Camp; two sisters, Faye Cook Cummins of Askew and Glenda Cook of Sledge and five grandchildren.

Richard A. “Dick” Stewart

BATESVILLE– Richard A. “Dick” Stewart, 75, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Concord M.B. Church. Rev. Edward Thomas will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Visitation is today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooleys’ Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Stewart, born Oct. 16, 1932, to the late William Stewart and the late Helen Roseborough, graduated from Mississippi Valley State receiving a bachelor’s degree. He graduated with a master’s degree from Tennessee State University and was a retired educator for Indiana State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Concord M.B. Church.

Survivors include: two sons, Richard Stewart Jr. of Pascagoula and Okee Stewart of Memphis; one sister, Theresa Spencer of Louisville, Ky. and four grandchildren.

Jewel Taylor Wright

CRENSHAW– Jewel Taylor Wright, 76, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Thursday at Crenshaw United Methodist Church. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery. Rickey Haynes officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Wright, born Nov. 4, 1931, to the late Paul C. and Mary Louise Moorman Taylor, was a member of Crenshaw United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Lions Club and the Missionary Society. She was a retired postmaster with the U.S. Postal Service and received postmaster of the year in 1988.

Survivors include: her husband, James F. Wright of Crenshaw; one daughter, Cindy Dye of Southaven; one son, Jimmy Wright of Senatobia; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Crenshaw United Methodist Church