Obituaries 8-8-08

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 8, 2008

Melvin “Boney” Carr

BATESVILLE– Melvin “Boney” Carr, 44, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at his residence.

Services were Sunday at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. George Golden officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

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Carr, born Oct. 10, 1963, to Dartha Rean Carr of Batesville was a member of Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church and a mechanic for Meek’s Auto.

Survivors along with his mother include: two daughters, Kimberly Ann Oliver and Candice Marie Oliver, both of Batesville; three sisters, Mae Frances Carr and Linda Lois Carr, both of Batesville and Mary Ann Carr of Bedford Hills, N.Y. and four brothers, Mack Arthur Carr, Willie Earl Carr and Richard Lynn Carr, all of Batesville and Keith Hardy of Courtland.

Addie Marie Ford

CHICAGO– Addie Marie Ford, 47, died Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Crowder. Rev. Richard Watson will officiate. Visitation is today 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Ford, born in Crowder March 7, 1961, to the late Ida Taylor Doyle and the late Mary Lee Watson, was a member of South Shore Baptist Church in Chicago.

Survivors include: her husband, Donald Ford of Chicago; three daughters, Akeiwa Doyle of Southaven, Sharyon Wright of Dekale, Ill. and Capri Wright of Chicago; two sisters, Linda Doyle and Sally Doyle, both of Crowder; one brother, Terry Watson of Sterling and one grandchild.

Honeylee Noland Funk

POPE– Honeylee Noland Funk, 66, died Monday, August 4, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Thursday at Lovejoy Methodist Church in Pope. Rev. Todd Pittman officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Funk, born Feb. 29, 1942, to the late George Noland and Ruth Carlson Noland, was a homemaker.

Survivors include: three daughters, Teresa Keeler of Tustin, Mich., Ardth “Ardy” Rassumussen of Luther, Mich. and Tina Ruppert of Ashton, Mich.; four sons, Darrell Funk of Pope, Shane Funk of Burlison, Tenn., Dane Funk of Covington, Tenn. and Ronald Funk of Millington, Tenn.; four sisters, Charline Sorrenson of California, Debbie Ness of Indiana, Cathy Krouse of Grand Rapid, Mich. and Janice Cone of Petosky, Mich.; one brother, Raymond Noland of Cadillac, Mich.; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

William “Bill” Millard Jackson

COMO– William “Bill” Millard Jackson, 59, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Methodist University Hospital Extended Care.

Services were Wednesday, July 30 at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.

Jackson, born Oct. 7, 1948, to the late Charles Millard Jackson and Zola Mae Taylor Jackson, was a truck driver for MBCI Metal Building Systems, retired from the Mississippi National Guard and a member of Como Baptist Church.

Survivors include: one son, James “Bo Jack” Millard Jackson; one sister, Sandra Jackson Williams of Como; two brothers, Charles Martin Jackson of Hot Springs, Ark. and Thomas “Tommy” Wayne Jackson of Sardis; one grandson.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Heart Fund, St. Jude’s Children Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary Petty

SARDIS– Mary Petty, 76, died Monday, August 4, 2008, at her residence.

Services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the PGA Building in Sardis. Rev. Larry Key will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be noon on Saturday with family present 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis has charge.

Petty, born to the late Jessie Thompson and the late Pearl Kuykendall, was a retired domestic worker.

Survivors include: four daughters, Shirley Herring of Courtland, Mary Madlock of Sardis and Norma Petty and Annie Madlock, both of Oxford; four sons, Jessie Petty of Batesville, Terrell Petty of Oakland, Eddie Hughes and Walter Petty, both of Sardis; one sister, Odell Thomas of Sardis; two brothers, Eddie Thomas of Cleveland, Ohio and Mose Johnson of Memphis; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Bettie Lee Sanford

MILWAUKEE, Wis.– Bettie Lee Sanford, 63, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

Services were Wednesday at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. Nehemiah Martin officiated. Burial was in Pope Chapel Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Sanford, born March 8, 1945, to the late Hartford Walls and the late Zula Walls, was a homemaker.

Survivors include: two daughters, Brenda Walls and Veronica Sanford, both of Milwaukee; one son, Terry Walls of Milwaukee; one brother, Leland Walls of Courtland; three sisters, Essie Bobo and Margaret Walls, both of Courtland and Nezzie Pough of Ferndale, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Maleria Taylor

SARDIS– Maleria Taylor, 40, died Tuesday, August, 5, 2008, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Antioch No. 1 M.B. Church in Senatobia. Burial will be in Cedar Grove M.B. Church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Taylor was an employee for the health department and a member of Antioch No. 1 M.B. Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Ericka Taylor of Sardis; one son, Jarvis Taylor of Sardis; one sister, Catherine Stanford of Memphis; six brothers, Marvin Thompson and Stacy Campbell, both of Sardis, Michael Thompson of Houston, Texas, Bemis Thompson of Radcliff, Ky., Dan Campbell and Adolph Campbell, both of Memphis; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Geneva B. Toliver

WATER VALLEY– Geneva B. Toliver, 80, died Monday, August 4, 2008, at her residence.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at New Providence M.B. Church in Water Valley. Rev. Sidney Towns will officiate. Burial will be in Old New Providence Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Toliver, born Aug. 1, 1928, in Batesville, to the late Wilton Bishop Sr. and the late Myrtle Morgan, was a member of New Providence M.B. Church and a retired teacher. She was a factory worker and long distance runner of the Mississippi State Conference. She received the Panola County NAACP Service Award, was a member of the Homemaker Club, Panola County and State Democratic Executive Committee, 4-H Club and director of the Christian Committee. She was a youth Bible class teacher, a board member of the Panola County Voter’s League and Panola County Farmer Cooperative.

She was also the president of the Panola County NAACP.

Survivors include: two daughters, Janice O. Tidwell of Water Valley and Mary Catherine Jones of Memphis; one son, Chancie Eugene Toliver of Milwaukee; one sister, Juanita Bishop Cox of Water Valley; two brothers, John W. Bishop of Memphis and Leslie Bishop of Water Valley; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.