Obituaries 6-19-09

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 19, 2009

Obituaries 6-19-09

James Anderson

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COURTLAND– James Anderson, 81, died Monday, June 15, 2009, at Golden Living Center.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Batesville. Visitation will be held at Cooley’s Mortuary on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Anderson, born Sept. 20, 1927, in Clarksdale, to the late Dan Anderson and Annie Mae Lomach, was a farmer and a construction worker.

Survivors include: his wife, Rosie Lee Anderson of Batesville; nine daughters, Martha Jean Harrison, Linda Bledsoe, Dorothy Bledsoe and Martha Bledsoe, all of Batesville, Josephine Bishop of Sardis, Mary Joiner of Courtland, Gladys Powell and Lorine Anderson Cox, both of Chicago and Louise Bimbo of Ft. Myers, Fla.; seven sons, Charles Anderson of Batesville, Terry Anderson of Courtland, Willie Anderson of Pearl, James Anderson Jr. of Lindale, Texas, Johnny Anderson of Richardson, Texas, Eddie Anderson of Henderson, Tenn. and Randy Griffin of Blytheville, Tenn.; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Inez Holbrook Cathledge

SOUTHAVEN– Inez Holbrook Cathledge, 93, died Monday, June 15, 2009. She was the mother of Peggy Winters of Batesville.

Services were Thursday at Holly Springs Funeral Home. Mark McNair officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ashland.

Cathledge, born June 5, 1916 in Ashland, to the late George H. Miller and Annie Whitehead, was a homemaker and a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Lee Holbrook.

Survivors along with her daugher include: one daughter, Connie Parker of Hernando; one son, Jimmy Holbrook of Southaven; one brother, Thomas Miller of Blue Mountain; two sisters, Sarah Collins of Hickory Flat and Lottie Lunday of Memphis; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Gracann Darby

SARDIS– Gracann Brady Darby, 42, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, in her home in Sardis.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. Steve Cannon will officiate. Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday until services at the funeral home. Wells Funeral Home has charge

Darby was born August 8, 1966 to Wayne and Frances Deleres McMullen.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jessica Erin Darby and Victoria Whitney Hope Darby, both  of Sardis; her father Wayne McMullen of Sardis; two step-brothers, Samuel Clint McMullen of Sardis and Jason Wayne McMullen of Savannah, Ga. She also leaves behind her two granddaughters, Addison Leigh Taylor and Laelynn Gracie Marie Donahou.

Robert Whitten Graves

Batesville– Robert Whitten Graves, 17, died Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.

Services were Wednesday at Batesville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Karen O’Brien officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Whitten was born on December 9, 1991 in Memphis  to Robert “Bob” Whitten Graves and Kalen Michelle Williamson Graves.

He was a student at Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia. He was a big Ole Miss Fan and planned to attend Ole Miss. He enjoyed attending concerts because of his love for music. Because he was an avid sports fan he wanted to be a sports broadcaster. Whitten enjoyed playing video games and spending time on computers.

Survivors include: Parents: Bob Graves and Kalen Williamson Graves, both of Batesville; one sister, Alden Graves of Batesville; his grandparents, Alice Faye Williamson Walker and  Mary Alice Thornton of Batesville  and Lloyd Williamson of Greenville.

 Memorials may be sent to: Batesville Presbyterian Church, 121 Eureka St, Batesville, MS 38606 or Magnolia Heights School, 1 Chiefs Dr, Senatobia, MS 38668.

S.B. Henderson

BATESVILLE– S.B. Henderson, 93, died Friday, June 12, 2009, at his residence.

Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at New Hope M.B. Church. Rev. Warren G. Henderson will officiate. He will be buried with full military honors in New Hope Church cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Henderson, born April 4, 1916, to the late Edgar Henderson and Lula Hentz, was a carpenter and a member of New Hope M.B. Church where he was a deacon and Chariman of Deacon Board. He was the superintendant of Sunday School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 – 1945.

Survivors include: four daughters, Patricia McGhee of Batesville, Betty Hendree and Elaine Frison, both of St. Louis and Sharon Gray of Houston, Texas; three sons, Rev. Warren G. Henderson of Inglewood, Calif., Benard Henderson of Dallas and Harold Henderson of Ashland, Va.; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.