Obituaries 1-27-09

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obituaries 1-27-09

Leroy Chapman

BATESVILLE– Leroy Chapman, 46, died Friday, January 23, 2009, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Services are Friday at 1 p.m. at  Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. George Golden officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 3 p.m –  7 p.m. at the church. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home in Oxford has charge of arrangements.

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He was a contractor with Mastec.

Survivors include: his wife, Brinda Chapman of Pope; one daughter, LaPeatreya Chapman of Pope; one son, Laroyis Chapman of Pope; his mother, Annie Chapman of Bateville; 11 sisters, Annie Henderson, Clara Chapman, Betty Moore, Mary Carter, Debra Turner, Pearl Anderson all of Batesville, Bobbie Young of Sardis, Mildred Hentz, Rolanda Chapman, Sharon Chapman and Suzette Chapman, all of Pope; nine brothers, Curtis Chapman, Robert Chapman, Greg Chapman, Tony Chapman and Michael Chapman, all of Batesville, Stacy Chapman and Carl Hentz both of Pope, Willie Chapman of Charleston and Buster Caldwell of Jackson.

Virgie Aileene Rowsey Henley

POPE– Virgie Aileene Rowsey Henley, 84, died Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at her residence.

Services were Saturday at Dickins Funeral Home. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Henley, born Jan. 20, 1925, to the late Virgil Rowsey and the late Loice Hentz Rowsey, was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. She was a retired waitress.

Survivors include: one daughter, Janice Wardlaw of Madison; three sons, Falcon Helms of Pope, Edward Earl Helms of Lavonia, Ga. and James William Wells of Sardis; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be sent to Bethany Independent Baptist Church, 4112 Hubbard Rd., Batesville, Miss. 38606.

Rubystine Johnson

MEMPHIS– Rubystine Johnson, 46, died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at Methodist South. She was the sister of Lettie Mae Jordan of Como.

Services were Saturday at Thyatira Church of Christ in Senatobia. Burial was in Robert’s Chapel Cemetery in Coldwater. Rodgers Funeral Home had charge.

Johnson was a funeral director.

Survivors along with her sister include: one daughter, Lashonda Johnson of Memphis; two sons, Carlos Johnson and Justin Johnson, both of Memphis; six sisters, Edna Richardson, Deborah Jones, Mammie Harris and Audrey Jones, all of Memphis, Geraldine Jones of Senatobia and Helen Cole of Olive Branch; two brothers, James Johnson and Jack Cole, both of Memphis and six grandchildren.