Obituaries 5-1-09

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 1, 2009

Obituaries 5-1-09

Patricia Ann Palmer Childress

BATESVILLE– Patricia Ann Palmer Childress, 60, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hosanna Family Worship. Burial will be in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home has charge.

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Childress, born May 16, 1948, in Marks, was a member of Hosanna Family Worship Center and a caretaker.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jennifer Floyd of Batesville; one son, Daniel Childress of Golden; four sisters, Marie Carlisle of Charleston, Debbie Palmer of Yazoo City, Pam Nissen and Carol Raiteri, both of Crowder; two brothers, James Palmer of Horn Lake and Jessie Palmer of Batesville and five grandchildren.

Peggy Wray McCammon Dunn

THOMASVILLE, Ala.– Peggy Wray McCammon Dunn, 75, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009. at Southwest Alabama Medical Center.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Courtland. Rev. Johnny Gillis will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill, Ala. has charge.

Dunn, born Aug. 2, 1933, to the late Jesse and Eva Caldwell Wray, was a nurse at Jackson Health Care Facility and Willard F. Bond Nursing Home in Jackson. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Dunn; three sisters, Ruby Avery, Jessie Moore, Virginia Teague and one brother, Waverly W. Wray.

Survivors include: two sons, Michael Lewis McCammon of Ridgeland and Marcus Wade McCammon of Jackson; two daughters, Marcia Gail Gilbert of Ridgeland and Felicia Jean Powell of Dickinson, Ala. and one grandchild.

Katina Kitchens Lloyd

BATESVILLE– Katina Kitchens Lloyd, 36, died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Batesville Civic Center. Close family friend, Dr. Zannie Leland Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Batesville Civic Center. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge. Burial will be in Olive Ray Cemetery in Pope.

Lloyd, born Feb. 6, 1973, to Roosevelt Kitchens and Norva Davis Kitchens of Batesville, graduated from South Panola High School and Rust College. She was a teacher at South Panola High School, a volley ball coach and funeral home assistant at Cooley’s Mortuary. She was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

She was a member of the South Panola Association of Educators, and served on the MAE (Mississippi Association of Educators) Committee. Last year she was the teacher of the year for the South Panola School District and Congressional District I. She was one of four finalist for Mississippi Teacher of the Year last year and served on the Mississippi Task Force on Low Performing Schools. It was the work of this task force that led to the recently passed Children’s First Act, which was signed into law. She was an MAE and IAQ Trainer, Local Legislative Contact Team, Local Building Representative and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Survivors along with her parents include: her husband, Marvin L. Lloyd of Batesville; five daughters, Halle Lloyd, Haley Lloyd, Bianca Lloyd, Brandyce Lloyd and Domonique Lloyd, all of Batesville; two sisters, Krochelle Kitchens of Tupelo and Koretta Kitchens Sullivan of Batesville; two brothers, Corey Kitchens of Memphis and Larry Cunningham of Albany, N.Y.; one goddaughter, LaCresia Cooley of Batesville; and one godson, Edward Cooley of Batesville.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is set up at Regions Bank in the name of her children. Checks can be mailed to Regions Bank, P.O. Box 3907, Tupelo, Miss. 38803.

Johnnie Lee Self Mask

COURTLAND– Johnnie Lee Self Mask, 81, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Mask, born Feb. 5, 1928, to the late Elzy Enoch Self and Clara Elveen Lear, was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henry Mask, and one daughter Alice McGee.

Survivors include: two sons, Dudley Mask of Pope and Larry Mask of Courtland; one daughter, Berta Lee Beard and her husband, Robert of Batesville; two sisters, Verla Mae Patton of Oakland and Sadie Robbie Coggins of Marks; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to McIvor Cemetery, 103 Wilson Rd., Batesville.

Ed Ray Taylor

BATESVILLE– Ed Ray Taylor, 83, formerly of Como, died April 25, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Monday at Ray Nowell Funeral Home. Burial was in Fulmer Cemetery in Como. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include: one sister, Janie Taylor Clark of Kosciusko and one brother, Grady W. Taylor. He was a parts manager.