Obituaries 8-19-08

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sarah Kathryn Bright

COURTLAND– Sarah Kathryn Bright, 91, died Friday, August 15, 2008, at her residence.

Services were Sunday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Bright, born Sept. 18, 1916, to the late Walter Clarence McMinn and the late Jessie Lee Reed McMinn, was a homemaker.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Woodruff Bright.

Survivors include: one daughter, Betty B. Crouch of Russellville, Ark.; one son, Billy Bright of Courtland; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Eureka United Methodist Church, 101 Cosby Rd., Courtland, Miss. 38620.

David Wayne Burke

LEESVILLE, La.– David Wayne Burke, 38, died Saturday, August 9, 2008.

Graveside services were Friday at Longtown Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Burke, born Nov. 21, 1969, to James Kenneth Burke of Arkansas and Martha Louise Craddock Green of Sardis, was a Corp of Engineer and roofing employee.

Survivors along with his parents include: one daughter, Shelby Pruitt of Lambert; three sons, Stony Burke of Lambert, Dalton Pruitt of Lambert and Andrew Burke of Batesville; two sisters, Angelia Harris of Sardis and Christie Burke of Sardis.

Clara Emma B. Dees

COURTLAND– Clara Emma B. Dees, 75, died Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto.

Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Terrell McGreger officiated. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery in Courtland. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Dees, born Dec. 22, 1932, to the late John Aubrey Burroughs and the late Daisey Violet McLellan Burroughs in Halls, Tenn., was a member of Tocowa Baptist Church and a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, Robert E. Dees of Courtland; one daughter, Susan Dees Messer of Courtland; two sons, Doug Dees of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dennis P. Dees of Arlington, Tenn.; one sister, Hazel Burroughs Brown of Fort Worth, Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Steve D. Jaco

BATESVILLE– Steve D. Jaco, 45, died Saturday, August 16, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Roger Howell will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Jaco, born Feb. 20, 1963, to the late Bobby Gene and Edwena Whitman Jaco, was a painter.

Survivors include: one son, Stephen Todd Jaco of Tupelo; seven sisters, Joyce Jaco Gordon, Arlene Jaco Robertson, Rowena Jaco Robertson, Lila Jaco Darby, Wanda Jaco Shields, all of Batesville, Carelene Jaco Robertson of Sardis and Diane Jaco Wiginton of Jackson, Tenn.; four brothers, Terry Gene Jaco of Holly Springs, David Jaco, Kelly Jaco and Allen Jaco, all of Batesville and one grandson.

Carl Alexander Howell

COURTLAND– Carl Alexander Howell, 62, died Friday, August 15, 2008, at his residence.

Services were Monday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Howell, born Aug. 8, 1946, to the late Everette William Howell and the late Audrey Louise Brooks Howell, was a construction worker.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty Rose Castleberry Howell of Courtland; one son, Carlos Joe Howell of Middleton, Tenn.; one step-son, Jackie Baggett III of Greenwood; two brothers, Paul Terry Howell of Pontotoc and Joey Howell of Batesville; two sisters, Betty Faye Shows of Batesville and Doretha Pruitt of Tutwiler and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Methodist Church Cemetery, 159 Hunt Rd., Batesville, 38606.

Mark Leslie Milam

COURTLAND– Mark Leslie Milam, 53, died Sunday, August 17, 2008, in his daughter’s home in Pope.

Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Jim Howard will officiate. Visitation is today 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Milam, born April 15, 1955, to R.L. and Jean Onkst Milam of Enid, was formerly an auto parts salesman.

Survivors along with his parents include: his wife, Lou Gene Moseley Milam of Courtland; four daughters, Kristi Simpson Womack of Lumberton, Jamie Simpson of Auburn, Wash., Heather Stidham of New Port, N.Y. and Courtney Milam Scoggins of Pope; one son, Mark Byron Milam of Senatobia; one sister, Janice Milam Mangimelli of Atlanta; one brother, David Milam of Leeds, Ala. and 11 grandchildren.

Louise Elizabeth Gooch

SARDIS– Louise Elizabeth Gooch, 86, died Saturday, August 16, 2008, at her residence.

Services are today at 1 p.m. at Sardis Church of Christ. Burial will be in Jonesboro Memorial Park in Jonesboro, Ark. at 4:30 p.m. Hal Johnson will officiate. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

Gooch, born April 3, 1922, to the late William H. Noblin and Lillian Curs Noblin, was a member of the Sardis Church of Christ and a sewing operator.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe W. Gooch.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jo Ann Hinds of Sardis and Carolyn Hix of Austin, Texas; one son, William Michael Gooch of Truman, Ark.; two sisters, Willene Miller of Texarkana, Ark. And Betty Gobbell of Catula, Ga.; two brothers, Don Noblin of Cardwell, Mo. and T.L. Noblin of Jonesboro, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Mary Magdelene Ramsey

CRENSHAW– Mary Magdelene Ramsey, 61, died Sunday, August 3, 2008, at the Quitman County Hospital in Marks.

Services were Saturday, August 9 at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church. Rev. Prez Jackson officiated. Burial was in Spring Hill M.B. Church Cemetery. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home had charge.

Ramsey, born Jan. 25, 1947, to the late Hosea and Litha Lee Ramsey, joined Spring Hill M.B. Church in Crenshaw at an early age and later joined the Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Crenshaw.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Percy Mae Ramsey.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa Renea Ramsey; seven sisters, Dorothy Davis of Chicago, Ardie Mae Morgan of Kansas City, Mo., Flora Thompson of Robin, Ill., Fannie Ramsey of Milwaukee, Wis., Christine Merrell of Chicago, Queen Ester Kelson of Crenshaw and Cora Venson of Chicago; six brothers, Willie Ramsey of Chicago, Hosea Ramsey Jr., Sylvester Ramsey of Kansas City, Mo., Nathaniel Ramsey, Johnny Lee Ramsey, and Albert Ramsey of Aurora, Ill. and one grandson.

Ida M. Billingsley Reed

BATESVILLE– Ida M. Billingsley Reed, 83, died Saturday, August 16, 2008, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Forest Hill Funeral Home in Memphis. Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown has charge.

Reed, born March 30, 1925, was a member of Eureka Methodist Church. She was employed for 30 years at Kimberly Clark in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Billingsley of Memphis and John W. Reed of Batesville and one daughter, Barbara Ann King.

Survivors include: four sons, Jerry Billingsley of Oklahoma City, Hugh Billingsley of Olive Branch, Bobby and Bill Reed of Batesville; one brother, Sam McKee of Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family requests that memorials be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.