Obituaries 2-3-09

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Obituaries 2-3-09

Cindy Ann Martin Alewine

BATESVILLE– Cindy Ann Martin Alewine, 51, died Sunday, February 1, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi from injuries received in an automobile accident.

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Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Robert Rawson will officiate. Visitation will be held today 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Alewine, born May 14, 1957, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Betty Coleman Martin of Batesville and the late Lee Bailey Martin, was a fourth grade teacher at Greenhill Elementary School. She was a member of Courtland Church of Christ.

Survivors along with her mother include: her husband, Steve Alewine of Batesville; one daughter Jeannie Summer Alewine of Batesville; four brothers, Lee C. Martin and Mike Martin, both of Batesville, Joe Martin of Woodruff, S.C. and Jeff Martin of Batesville.

Hubert H. Burkes

COURTLAND– Hubert H. Burkes, 86, died Sunday, February 1, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Visitation is Tuesday at Wells from 5-8 p.m. Dr. Gary Berry and Rev. Al Mullans will officiate. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Burkes, born in Shawnee, Okla., on June 27, 1922, to the late Andrew and Zoe  Tannehill Burkes, was a retired plant manager of Panola Mills. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church in Courtland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Frances Pittman Burkes.

Survivors include: one daughter, Susan Berry of Courtland; one son, Stan Burkes of Mobile, Ala. and two grandchildren.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633, or

Edna Ruth Howard Cain

MARKS– Edna Ruth Howard Cain, 79, died January 31, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the First United Pentecostal Church. Rev. Steve Cannon will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery in Ethel. Seven Oaks Funeral Home has charge.

Cain, born to the late W.A. “Bill” and Eula Eakins Howard in Attala County, was a member of First United Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Cain.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jaine Kendall of Water Valley and Kelli Kelly of Noxapater; seven sons, Jimmy Dale McLeon of Davie, Fla., John “Andy” King, Jason “Eddie” King and Joel “JoJo” King, all of Clarksdale, Justen “Rusty” King and Jeffrey “Jeff” King, both of Greenville and Sammy Cain of Water Valley; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Josephine Cathey

COMO– Josephine Cathey, 55, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at North Oak Regional Medical Center.

Services were Saturday at West Lexahoma Church of Christ. Jimmy Stokes officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hodges Serenity Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include: her husband, Manuel Cathey of Como; her mother, Annie Hamilton of Senatobia; one daughter, Debraphine Cathey of Olive Branch; four sons, Rayford Cathey, Demetric Cathey, Anthony Cathey and Marshall Wooten of Como; three sisters, Irene Dandridge, Stella Love of Senatobia and Mae Leverson of Coldwater; three brothers, Will Hamilton, James Hamilton and Melvin Hamilton of Senatobia and 39 grandchildren.

Donald W. Hall

BATESVILLE– Donald W. Hall, 76, died Friday, January 30, 2009, at Methodist Central Hospital.

Services will be today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Rev. Doug Pepper will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Hall, born Feb. 20, 1932, in New Orleans, La., to William S. and Elmer Charlton Hall, was retired from the Memphis Fire Department and former chief and active member of the Mt. Olivet Fire Department. He served with the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and served as lay leader, Sunday school teacher and member of the mission board.

Survivors include: his wife, Martha Childs Hall of Batesville; three daughters, Kathy M. Barber and her husband, Mark of Pensacola, Fla., Lisa M. Hartman and her husband, Gary of Batesville and Rene’ DeYoung of Olive Branch; one nephew, Ray Hall of Hernando; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to: Mt. Olivet Family Life Center Building Fund, 60 Hunt Drive, Batesville, Miss. 38606.

Kelly Wayne Hudson

POPE– Kelly Wayne Hudson, 40, died Thursday, January 29, 2009, in an automobile accident near Pope.

Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. Dan Beardain and Dr. Douglas Sullivan-Gonzales officiated. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Courtland. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Hudson, born Nov. 7, 1968, to Bobby M. and Betty Herron Hudson of Batesville, was a computer analyst for Dunlap and Kyle. He was a member of Independence Presbyterian Church. He coached ball in the J.P. Hudson League.

Survivors include: his wife, Kay DuBois Hudson of Pope; two daughters, Kayla Mercede Roden of Starkville and Karrah Tassie Hudson of Pope; one son, Zackary Ky Roden of Pope; one sister, Sharon Hudson of Batesville; two brothers, Randy Hudson of Olive Branch and Chris Hudson of Courtland and his father-in-law, B.D. DuBois of Oakland.

June Collins Brown Johnson

MEMPHIS– June Collins Brown Johnson, 77, died Saturday, January 31, 2009, at her residence.

Services are today at 2:30 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Visitation will be noon until service time at the funeral home. Rev. Paul Middleton will officiate. Burial will be in Sardis Lake Baptist Church Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.  

Johnson, born June 25, 1931, in Memphis, to the late Jack and Lestel Smith Collins, was a homemaker and a member of the Mullins United Methodist Church in Memphis.

Survivors include: her husband, Edward J. “Ed” Johnson of Memphis; one son, Donald M. Brown Jr. of Jonesboro, Ark.; her step-daughter, Kathy Johnson Nolan of Memphis; two step-sons, Robert Johnson of Coldwater and Larry Johnson of Memphis; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Clifford Peen Lanier

SARDIS– Clifford Peen Lanier, 85, died Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Memorial services will be private.

Lanier was born November 30, 1923 in Vicksburg, to the late Clifford Peen Lanier Sr., and Catherine Harlen Lanier.

He was drafted while in high school into the U.S. Army where he served in the second front of the D-Day invasion and in the Battle of the Bulge under General George S. Patton. He was in the 3rd army, 11th Armored Division.

 After the war he returned to Vicksburg, finished the last year of High School and entered Mississippi State where he graduated January, 1951. He went to work for American Wisconsin Pipeline Company in Greenville in 1956, which became Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline Company, where he retired July 1, 1983. The Company is now Texas-El Paso.

Survivors include: his wife of 56 years Betty Wright Lanier; four daughters, Debbie Sawyer, Laura Donovan, Linda Sexton, all of Senatobia and Nancy McNabb of Southaven. six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and one brother, Cecil Lanier of Vicksburg.

He has been a member of First Baptist Church, Sardis for 41 years. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Sardis or St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital in Memphis.

Colby Mason

SENATOBIA– Colby Mason, 17, died Sunday, February 1, 2009, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was the son of Keith and Gayle Whitsell Mason of Senatobia.

Services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Magnolia Heights School. Officiating the services will be youth pastor of Life Point Church of Senatobia, Jay Adkins. Speakers will be Mary Julia Moore,  Bobby Bouchillon, Cliff Young, Chris McMinn and Russ Whiteside and Lisa Miller. Burial will be in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Mason, born July 22, 1991, in Tupelo, was extremely active in sports at Magnolia Heights where he attended school. He was on the football team, baseball team and was a former baskeball player. He was also a member of the Magnolia Heights Choir.

Survivors along with his parents include: one brother, Will Sanders and his wife, Mandi of Randolph; one nephew, Tripp Sanders; his grandparents, Jetty Whitsell of Pope and Charles and Glenda Mason of Oxford.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Drew Bouchillon Fund, c/o Magnolia Heights School, 1 Chief’s Drive, Senatobia 38668.