Obituaries 2-10-09

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Obituaries 2-10-09

Donald W. Hall

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

Services were February 3 at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Rev. Doug Pepper officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had 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 son, Don Hall Jr. and wife Donna 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.

Jessie Mays

COLDWATER– Jessie Mays, 74, died February 3, 2009 in Southaven.

Services were Sunday, February 8 at New Bethlehem Baptist Church in Coldwater. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery in Coldwater. Rodgers Funeral Home had charge.

Mays was a retired construction worker.

Survivors include: 11 sons, Jessie Mays Jr. of Hernando, William Miller of Memphis, Joe Lee Mays of Senatobia, Henry Miller of Coldwater, Billy Mays of Coldwater, Nelson Mays of Coldwater, Willie Young of Memphis, Barnell Mays, Cleroy Mays and LaVorn Mays, all  of New York, N.Y., and Joseph Mays of Memphis; six daughters, Ella Mays, Angel Newson, and Scherry Mays all of Coldwater, Margie Newson and Hazel Mays Patterson of Memphis, and Carolyn Mays of Senatobia; six brothers, Y.W. Mays of Hernando, Lois Mays of Byhalia, Willie Lee Mays, Ozell Mays, A.Y. Mays Jr., and Levi Mays, all of Coldwater; and one sister Lena Davidson of Coldwater; 52 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

George Washington Shegog Jr.

COURTLAND– George Washingtong Shegog Jr., 77, died Thursday, February 5, at the Sardis Nursing Home.

 Services are Wednesday, February 11 at 1 p.m. at Pope Chapel AME Zion Church. Rev. Nehemiah Martin will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation is today from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.  at Pope Chapel AME Zion Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Shegog, born October 20, 1931, in Pope, to the late George Washington Shegog Sr. and Queen Mary Gleaton Shegog was a retired custodian and a member of Pope Chapel AME Zion Church.

Survivors include: four sons, Robert Lee Shegog and Gregory Shegog of Courtland, Jerry Shegog of Batesville and Carl Shegog of Alexandria, Va.; three daughters, Joyce Houston of Courtland, Sadie Wallace of Batesville, and Betty Jones of Bartlett, Tenn.; and one sister Reba Shegog of Pope; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.