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Obituaries 8-7-09

Obituaries 8-7-09

James W. Appleton

SARDIS– James W. Appleton, 74, died Wednesday, August 5.  

He was in his 10th term as Panola County Justice Court Judge and served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Sardis.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Emily; one daughter, Sandra Sturniollo of Greenwood; one granddaughter, Amanda Sturniollo; two brothers, Richard Appleton and Winfred Appleton, both of Batesville; and two sisters, Maxine Perkins of Washington, Ill., and Patricia Segars of Batesville.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but a spokesman for Ray-Nowell Funeral Home in Sardis said services have been tentatively scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sardis.

Lottie Quay Meredith Bible

HORN LAKE— Lottie Quay Meredith Bible, 57, died August 1, 2009, at her residence. She was the mother of Dusty Bible of Batesville.

Services were Wednesday at Hernando Funeral Home. Burial was in Hernando Memorial Park. Hernando Funeral Home had charge.

Bible was a Baptist and a girl and boy scout leader.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Lee Meredith Sr.

Survivors along with her son include: two daughters, Leigh Dalton of Holly Springs and Amber Bell of Southaven; one son, Joshua Bible of Horn Lake; her mother, Maxine McCullar Meredith of Hernando; four brothers, Robert Alan Merdith of Southaven, Blake Meredith, David Meredith Sr. and David Kyle Meredith Jr., all of Hernando and 11 grandchildren.

Linda McKinney Buice

SARDIS— Linda Gail McKinney Buice, 64, died Monday, August 3, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Tuesday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Robert Rawson officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Buice, born Sept. 5, 1944, was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred R. Buice Sr.

Survivors include: two sons, Robert Raymond Buice and Lester Buice, both of Sardis and four grandchildren.

Beverly B. Lee

ENID—  Beverly B. Lee, 83, died Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Batesville. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church. Dr. Ron Kirkland and Dr. Greg Johnston will be officiating.

Lee, born September 20, 1925, in Lodi, Calif., to the late Emil Nathaniel and Edna Ernestine Kroll Bansmer, was a retired school teacher after 27 years as a reading specialist. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Dell Lee.

Survivors include: two daughters, Gail Lee Wright of Oakland, Cheryl Lee Clark of West Memphis, Ar.k.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mable Louise Austin Mariner

CROSBY, Texas-— Mable Louise Austin Mariner, 83, formerly of Batesville, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at the Baytown Hospital.

Services were Thursday, July 30 at Navarre Funeral Home. Pastor John Satherly officiated. Graveside services were Saturday, August 1 at Goodhope Baptist Church Cemetery in Batesville. Dickins Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements.

Mariner was born March 26, 1926, in Webb.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Smith Austin and Homer M. Mariner, and her daughters, Betty Francis Mariner and Cynthia Jane Austin.

Survivors include: two daughters, Linda Theobald of Crosby and Barbara Brumfield of Baytown; two sons, Henry Harold of Commerce and Donald Ray Austin of Lakewood, Colo.; one brother, Charles Crow of Savannah, Tenn.; two sisters, Janie Bruister and Yvonne Williams of Cedar Hill, Tenn.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Walter “Ted” Thomas Mixon

CROWDER— Walter “Ted” Thomas Mixon, 77, died Saturday, August 1, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services were held Tuesday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakhill Cemetery in Water Valley. Larry Kilgore and Gene Caldwell officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine Rotenberry Mixon.

Mixon, born July 24, 1932, to the late Jessie James Mixon and Violet Magee Mixon, was a retired farmer and a veteran of the army. He was  a member of the Presbyterian Church in Water Valley.

Survivors include: one daughter, Sandra Elaine Mixon of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons, Jerry Lane Mixon of Marks and Michael Ted Mixon of Crowder; one sister, Rita Mixon Caldwell of Cookeville, Tenn.; two brothers, Charles Paul Mixon of Suches, Ga. and James Hugh Mixon of Batesville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

James Ivory Taylor

COURTLAND— James Ivory Taylor, 59, died Sunday, August 2, 2009, at his residence.

Services will be held today at noon at Shiloh M.B. Church in Courtland. Rev. Carl Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitiatation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time at the church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Taylor, born Dec. 8, 1949, in Oakland, to Eather Mae Williams Taylor of  Courtland and the late James T. Taylor, was a self-employed truck driver and a member of Persimmon Hill M.B. Church in Enid.

Survivors along with his mother include: his wife, Jeanette Taylor of Courtland; two daughters, Regina Taylor and Carolyn Hope, both of Courtland; one son, Brian Taylor of Courtland; two brothers, Levi Taylor of Greenville and Joe Taylor of Memphis and six grandchildren.