Obituaries – 12-19-08

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 19, 2008

Obituaries – 12-19-08

William Claude Arnold

SARDIS– William Claude Arnold, 74, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Memphis.

Services were Wednesday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home.  Hal Johnson and Rev. Robert Hickey officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

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Arnold, born Dec. 1, 1934, was a diesel mechanic and truck driver for LMT Trucking. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Rowland Arnold.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa Arnold Axthelm of Sardis; two brothers, Harry Arnold of Piedmont, Ala. and Edward Arnold of Shreveport, La.; two grandchildren; one step-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Public Library or Magnolia Heights School, One Chiefs Drive, Senatobia, Miss. 38668.

Kelcie F. Card Sr.

BATESVILLE– Kelcie F. Card Sr., 84, died Tuesday, December 16, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi.

Services are Monday, December 22 at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Visitation will be noon until service time. Rev. Pat Ludlam and Card’s step-son, Ken Masson will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Card, born Nov. 20, 1924, to the late Lena Ackers and the late James Albert Card, retired from East Texas Motor Freight after working in management. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Gwen Card.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary D. Card of Batesville; three sons, Kelcie F. Card Jr. of Olive Branch, Charles Albert Card of Duncanville, Texas and Allen Burl Card of Cordova, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Cathy Morton of Aiken, S.C.; two step-sons, Ken Masson of Montclair, N.J. and James Masson of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Joan Card Bailey of Crowder and Carole Card Williams of Sledge; two brothers, Murry J. Card of Cordova, and Donald Ackers Card of Crowder; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

James Houston “Jimbo” Hardy Jr.

BATESVILLE– James Houston “Jimbo” Hardy Jr., 56, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at his residence.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Chuck Hardy, Rev. Brownie Tohill and Rev. Pat Ludlam officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Hardy, born Feb. 18, 1952, in Memphis, to the late Gwen “Tessie” Ledford Hardy and James Houston Hardy Sr. of Batesville, was a corporate pilot.

Survivors along with his father, include: two daughters, Allison Hardy Coulton and husband, Kirk of Bentonia and Hanna Kay Hardy of Birmingham; one son, Lee Houston Hardy of Senatobia; his step-mother, Pat Hardy of Batesville; one sister, Dovie Anderson Watts of Batesville and two brothers, Chip Hardy and David Hardy, both of Batesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to “Make a Wish Foundation”  or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Earl Frank Holmes

COURTLAND– Earl Frank Holmes, 35, died Monday, December 15, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. George Golden will officiate. Visitation is today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Holmes, born Sept. 12, 1973, in Batesville, to Alice Holmes of Courtland and the late Joe Willie Wright, was a member of Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church.

Survivors along with his mother include: his grandmother, Annie Holmes of Courtland; his great-grandmother, Rosie Etta Holmes of Courtland; two sisters, Tashia Holmes and Nikita Holmes, both of Courtland and seven brothers, Christopher Holmes, Kentry Holmes, Erick Holmes, Arick Holmes, Andrell Holmes, Derrick Holmes and Keith Holmes, all of Courtland.

Bobby Joe Ware

CARTHAGE, N.Y.  —  Bobby Joe Ware, 72, formerly of Enid, died Monday evening, December 15, 2008, at his residence. He was the brother of Marcia Daugherty of Batesville.

Memorial services were Thursday at the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home. Burial will be at the family’s convenience.

Ware, born April 26, 1936, in Enid to the late Joe and the late Nona Bell Shankle Ware, attended school in Enid.

 He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

He married Kathy S. PluMadore on Sept. 25, 1993, in Carthage. He was employed at the former St. Regis Paper Company in Deferiet and Champion International for 42 years. He worked as an oiler and machine tender, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of Carlowden Country Club, Denmark, BPOE Lodge 1762, Carthage, Black River American Legion and an exempt member of West Carthage Volunteer Fire Department and  the Hornets Drill Team.

He was on the Carthage Seniors Bowling League.

He received an enthusiast award from the Carthage Wrestling Alumni Association in 2008 for his support to Carthage Wrestling.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joann McLane.

Survivors along with his sister, include: his wife, Kathy S. Ware of Carthage;  two daughters Bobbie J. Nafziger and Margaret A. Brown, both of Greenville, S.C.; one step son, Robert C. LaVancha of Carthage; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice Foundation of Jefferson County, 425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, or to the American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.