Eula B. Henderson Booker
MEMPHIS– Eula B. Henderson Booker, 100, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at her residence.
Services will be held Wednesday at noon at New Hope M.B. Church. Rev. Larry Patton will officiate. Burial will be held in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held today 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Wednesday 11 a.m. – noon at New Hope M.B. Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Booker, born Jan. 9, 1909, to the late Walter Henderson and Addie Peak, was a homemaker and a member of New Hope M.B. Church.
Survivors include: her sister, Mildred Patton of Memphis and her brother, J.D. Henderson of Batesville.
Earnestine Moore Dodd
COLDWATER– Earnestine Moore Dodd, 88, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at her residence. She was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and a volunteer worker at South Panola Hospital. She was a member of The American Legion.
Services were Monday at Dickins Funeral Home. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
Dodd, born March 12, 1921, to the late Earnest Moore and Lillye Braddy Moore, was preceded in death by her husband, John Samuel “Sam” Dodd, who was a retired Civil Defense Director for Panola County.
Survivors include: two daughters, Judy Dodd Scott of Coldwater and Carol Dodd Joslin of Cartersville; one son, Johnny Dodd of Gulfport; one sister, Betty Moore Barnes of Plato, Mo.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
POPE– Willie Hamilton, 58, died Thursday, July 9, 2009 at Meadow View Apartments in Batesville.
Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. Bobby Walker will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Hamilton, born Jan. 13, 1951, in Enid, to the late Floyd Hamilton and Nellie Mae Harris, was a farmer and a member of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.
Survivors include: three daughters, Ruby Russell and Quntia Willingham, both of Sardis and Linda Lane of Como; two sons, Terry Lee Lane and James Curtis Lane, both of Como; three sisters, Sola V. Pope of Pope, Nezzie Erving of Chicago and Elnora Turner of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Richard Evans of Chicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Everett Leon Woodard
WAYCROSS, GA.– Everett Leon Woodard, 70, formerly of Batesville, died Monday, July 6, 2009, at his residence.
Memorial services were Thursday, July 9 at Music Funeral Home in Waycross, Ga.
Woodard, born Dec. 14, 1938, to the late Oliver Woodard and Alice Mason Woodard, grew up in Batesville but resided in Yulee, Fla. for 22 years before moving to Waycross. He was a retired deputy sheriff with Nassau County Sheriff’s Department in Yulee, Fla. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2235, The Fraternal Order of the Police and was a Baptist.
Survivors include: his wife, Margie Woodard of Waycross; three step-daughters, Jessica Hall of Yulee, Fla.; Carolyn Soto and Theresa Juarez, both of Jarrell, Texas; one step-son, David Gibbs; two sons, Kevin Woodard of Yulee and Randy Woodard of Blackshear; four sisters, Nettie Hudson, Martha Webb and Glynn Joslin, all of Batesville and June McGehee of Sardis; three brothers, David Woodard of Oxford, Chester Woodard and Danny Woodard, both of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and nine greast-grandchildren.