Obituaries – 1-23-09

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 23, 2009

Obituaries – 1-23-09

Earnestine Rowland Dover

COURTLAND– Earnestine Rowland Dover, 80, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at Memorial Hospice in Clarksdale.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Oliver Dover officiated. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

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Dover, born Oct. 4, 1928, in Panola, to the late Hiram A. and Daisy Knight Rowland, was a member of Tocowa Baptist Church in Courtland. She worked over 34 years for William Carter Company as a seamstress.

Survivors include: three daughters, Janette Dover Jenkins of Courtland, Judy Dover Crowsey of Uncertain, Texas and June Dover Sullivant of West Plains, Mo.; one son, Ottis Dover Jr. of St. Mathews, S.C.; seven sisters, Lillian Rowland Dover and Ruth Rowland Tarver, both of Senatobia, Irene Rowland Butler of Crockett, Lorene Rowland McCarver of Arkabutla, Margie Rowland Rowe of Greenwood, Dorothy Rowland Helems of Abbeville and Virginia Rowland Turner of Henderson, Tenn.; three brothers, Johnny Rowland of Coldwater, Bennie Rowland of Bartlett, Tenn. and Chester Rowland of Strayhorn; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Memorial Hospice, P.O. Box 1726, Clarksdale, Miss. 38614.

Rubbie Stean Hibbler Evans

BATESVILLE– Rubbie Stean Hibbler Evans, 54, died Friday, January 16, 2009, at Golden Living Center.

Services are Saturday at noon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Pastor Prez Jackson will officiate. Visitation is today 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Eddie Roberson and Son Funeral Home.

Evans, born May 29, 1954, in Crenshaw, to the late Joe Hibbler Sr. and the late Mae Onie Riley Hibbler, was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Crenshaw. She attended Crenshaw Elemetary, North Panola High School and Coahoma Community College. She was a supervisor at Pillowtex and Carters.

Survivors include: two sons, Joeseph Charles Evans of Crenshaw and Terry Campbell of St. Louis; six brothers, Milton Phipps, Aaron Hibbler and Ozell Hibbler, all of Crenshaw, James Hibbler of Memphis, Joe Hibbler Jr. of Sardis and Michael Hibbler of Longtown; two sisters, Rosie Thomas and Josie Felix of Richmond, Ind. and one grandson, Terrion Campbell of St. Louis.

Michael Voyd Goad

CHARLESTON– Michael Voyd Goad, 58, died Monday, January 19, 2009.

Services were Wednesday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.

He was a gravel company owner.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lezlie Goad of Charleston; his mother, Velma Goad of Batesville; four sisters, Sherry Bailey of Charleston, Jackie Pearson and Bobby Griffin, both of Batesville and Bonita King of Cascilla; two brothers, Donnie Goad and Calvin Goad, both of Charleston and three grandchildren, Sara Beth Mullins, Emma Grace Mullis and John Michael Prewitt.

Peggy Sue Doty Higginbotham

BATESVILLE– Peggy Sue Doty Higginbotham, 75, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Floyd will officiate. Visitation is today noon until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Higginbotham, born July 3, 1933, in Boyle, to the late Tallmage and Ita Ray Doty, was a homemaker and a member of First Faith Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Charlie F. Higginbotham of Batesville; one daughter, Debbie Higginbotham Richardson of Southaven; one son, Charles Lynn Higginbotham of Batesville; two brothers, Irby Doty of Kosciusko and David Doty of Wellington, S.C.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Regina Gail Prince Jones

BATESVILLE– Regina Gail Prince Jones, 36, died Monday, January 19, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Interment was in Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Tim Ellis officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Jones, born June 10, 1972, to John Clinton and Patricia Jean Crouch Prince of Batesville, was a homemaker and a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Survivors along with her parents include: her husband, Dekki Jones of Batesville; two daughters, Jessica Gail Jones and Callie Blake Jones, both of Batesville; two sisters, Renee Prince Haire and Susan Prince Cook, both of Batesville; her grandparents, Eugene and Clarence Crouch of Batesville; one grandson, Jonathan James of Batesville; her father-in-law, Ronald Jones Sr. of Horn Lake and her mother-in-law, Janie Cain of Batesville.

Fernando W. “Woody” Loden III

BATESVILLE– Fernando W. “Woody” Loden III, 80, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville.

Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Batesville Church of Christ. Dr. Joe Wiley, Dr. Milton Sewell, Dr. Malcolm Parsley, Ronnie Darby, Michael Bates and Robert Rawson will officiate. Visitation is today 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Loden, born in Sledge, Sept. 16, 1928, to the late Valeria Sorrells and Fernando W. Loden Jr., was the former owner of Loden Oil Company. He was a real estate developer. He served his country in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Korean War. He was a member of the Batesville Church of Christ.

The local businessman and his family are responsible for much of the commercial development along the Highway 6 and 51 corridor.

He left Panola County in  1946 to attend Freed-Hardaman College  and David Lipscomb College where he earned a degree in business

In 1961 the Lodens moved back to Panola County where he worked at his fuel distribution business.

He then developed his first shopping complex on family property on Highway 6 east where the current Fred’s is located. The family would later sell the fuel distribution business to concentrate on their commercial real estate holdings.

Survivors include: his wife, Patsy Daniel Loden of Batesville; one daughter, Lisa Loden Castleberry and her husband, Mark of Jackson, Tenn.; one son, Woody Loden IV and his wife, Crystal of Edmond, Okla. and four grandchildren.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be sent to: Freed Hardaman University, 158 East Main St., Henderson, Tenn. 38340 or Sardis Lake Christian Camp, P.O. Box 349, Batesville, Miss. 38606.

John T. Morrissey

CINCINNATI, Ohio– John T. Morrissey, 75, died Sunday, January 18, 2009. He was the husband of Lula Pittman Morrissey, formerly of Batesville.

Mass of Christian Burial is today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Cincinatti. Gilligan Funeral Home has charge.

Morrissey, born to the late Joseph and Susan Morrissey, was a 1951 graduate of Purcell High School in Cincinnati and a 1955 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. His engineering career spanned 51 years and he recently retired from the University of Cincinnati as senior staff engineer.

Survivors along with his wife include: his children, Sean Morrissey and his wife, Angela, Meghan Sicilian and her husband, David, and Brendan Morrissey, all of Cincinnati, Patricia Ard and her husband, James, Kenneth Hubbard and his wife, Angela, and Ramona Hubbard, all of Batesville; two brothers, Rockne Morrissey and Micheal Morrissey; one sister, Barbara Stautbert; 10 grandchildren, Kelly, David, Daniel, Dominic, Maria, Marissa, Adam, Benjamin, Karla and Anna and two great-grandchildren, Staci and Sadie.

Mary D. Rounsaville

ENID– Mary D. Rounsaville, 75, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial will be in Magnolia Gardens in Charleston. Newsom Funeral Home has charge.

Rounsaville was a homemaker.

Survivors include: one daughter, Cindy Hollingsworth of Charleston; two sons, Danny Dody and Bruce Dody, both of Enid; two sisters, Dorothy Boys and Ann Jackson, both of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Abbie Howell of Arlington, Va.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Helen Marie Whitworth Turner

BATESVILLE– Helen Marie Whitworth Turner, 81, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Kevin Crofford will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Turner, born Dec. 25, 1927, in Randolph, to the late Luster C. and Mittie P. McCullough Whitworth, was a member of  North Batesville Baptist Church. She and her husband, Carl, owned Turner’s Silver Saver Grocery Store. She was also a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Turner; one sister, Evelyn Tedford Russell and one brother, Carlyle Whitworth.

Survivors include: three sons, Carl Ray and his wife, Mary Phypher Turner of Ecru, Thomas Michael and his wife, Kay Turner of Batesville and William Edward and his wife, Connie Turner of Batesville; two brothers, Billy R. Whitworth and Larry J. Whitworth, both of Batesville; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.