Obituaries 12-9-08

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Obituaries 12-9-08

Joe “J.W.” Hentz

BATESVILLE– Joe “J.W.” Hentz, 75, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

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Services were Sunday at Spring Hill M.B. Church in Pope. Rev. Willie Forest officiated. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Hentz, born June 6, 1933, in Pope, to the late John Thomas Hentz and the late Artessia Leland, was a retired heavy machine operator and a member of Spring Hill M.B. Church where he was a deacon.

Survivors include: his wife, Doris Hentz of Batesville; two daughters, Twana Hentz and Sandra Cauthern, both of Batesville; one son, Leonard Smith of Batesville; two sisters, Johnnie Lee Warren of Batesville and Myrtis Allen of Chicago; two brothers, J.T. Hentz of Courtland and James Willie Hentz of Chicago and 13 grandchildren.

Sarah Jane Brewer Matthews

COMO– Sarah Jane Brewer Matthews, 65, died Friday, December 5, 2008, at her residence.

Services were Sunday at at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home. Rev. Leland Brewer officiated. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery.

Matthews, born March 23, 1943, to the late Thomas Earl Brewer and the late Anna Bell Glover Brewer, was a retired waitress for Best Western in Sardis. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sardis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton Lamar Matthews.

Survivors include: three daughters, Brenda Deloach of Como, Beth Snider of Batesville and Angie Dukes of Tillatoba; seven sisters, Mae Sanders, Ann Boyles, Martha Vardaman, Jimmie Thompson, all of Batesville, Marie Lantrip of Horn Lake, Margie Havens of Enid and Myrtle Watson of of Taylor; two brothers, Rev. Leland Brewer of Hattiesburg and Jerry Brewer of Junction City, Kan.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Harriet “Sissy” Grosser Corley Meredith

BATESVILLE– Harriet “Sissy” Grosser Corley Meredith, 74, died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at Fairfield Assisted Living.

Services were Monday at Batesville Church of Christ. Burial was in Drew Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Meredith, born Aug. 6, 1934, to the late Harry Grosser and Mary Jane Gallat Grosser, was a volunteer worker at the Sardis Lake Christian Camp, she was a school cafeteria worker, a volunteer worker for Beverly Healthcare/Golden Living for 20 plus years and a Triad volunteer. She was a missionary worker and a member of Batesville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deward Meredith; one son, H. Kevin Corley and one sister, Dolly Owens.

Survivors along with her mother include: one sister, Maurine Kohls of San Antonio, Texas; four sons, Robert L. Corley of Brandon, Timothy D. Corley of Quantico, Va., Jason R. Corley and wife Rebecca of Charlotte, N.C. and Paul J. Corley and wife, Melissa of Hattiesburg; eight grandchildren, Justin Corley, Trenton Corley, Jason Corley II, Kevin Corley, Robby Corley, Cassie Corley, Adam Corley and Sam Corley and one great-grandson, William Braden Corley.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Lake Christian Camp, 193 4H Club Rd.,  c/o Danny Jones, Batesville, Miss. 38606

Jewel Reeves Newsom

BATESVILLE– Jewel Reeves Newsom, 92, died Saturday, November 6, 2008, at West Side Care and Nursing Home in West Frankfort, Ill.

Services are Thursday at 7 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville. Visitation will be Thursday at 5 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church. Rev. Tim Dyson and Rev. Ken Dyson will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Newsom, born July 1, 1916, in Darling to the late J.W. and Laura Pistole Reeves, was a member of First United Pentecostal Church and New Life Pentecostal Church in Batesville. She and her late husband, Pastor Mike L. Newsom, were founders of the First United Pentecostal Church of Batesville.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Ella Anthony Reeves; one son, Johnny Laverne Newsom; one sister, Helen Reeves Byars and one brother, William “Bill” Reeves.

Survivors include: two daughters, Mary Newsom Dyson of Memphis and Margaret Newsom “Toedy” Holley-Gray of West Frankfort, Ill. and two sons-in-law, Rev. Ken Dyson and retired U.S. Congressman, Ken Gray; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.