Obituaries 8-14-09

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 14, 2009

Obituaries 8-14-09

Katherine Elizabeth Hance Brower

BATESVILLE— Katherine Elizabeth Hance Brower, 48, died Sunday, August 9, 2009, at her residence.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Damon Plummer officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

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Brower was born Dec. 29, 1960, in Memphis, to William Travis and Phyllis Keith Hance of Batesville.

Survivors along with her parents include: her husband, H. Howard Brower of Batesville; two daughters, Michelle Brower Nichols of Thaxton and Rachel Brower of Athens, Ga.; one son, Justin Brower of Batesville; one sister, Debbie Hance Hollowell of Batesville and her grandmother, Udine Keith Nichols of Batesville.

Max Wayne Chapman

BATESVILLE— Max Wayne Chapman, 47, died Friday, August 7, 2009, at Methodist University Hospital.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim’s Rest M.B. Church. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the church. Rev. Melvin Ellis will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Chapman, born Aug. 30, 1961, to Lillie Flowers Chapman of Batesville and the late Adolphus Chapman Sr., was a member of Pilgrim’s Rest M.B. Church and attended South Panola. He was a retired laborer.

Survivors along with his mother include: seven brothers, Aldolphus Chapman Jr., Kenneth Chapman, Aron F. Chapman, Ray Charles Chapman, James Chapman and Bobby King Chapman, all of Batesville and Lonnie King of Milwaukee, Wis. and three sisters, Delphia C. Tillman and Pearl L. Anderson, both of Batesville and Emma Green of Milwaukee, Wis.

Gladys Mae Hensley Gitter

SENATOBIA— Gladys Mae Hensley Gitter, 91, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. She was the mother of Bobby Gitter of Batesville.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial will be in Crockett Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home has charge.

Gitter was a member of the Crockett Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Gitter.

Survivors along with her son include: one daughter, Sadella Dickerson of Faulkner; one son, Lacey Gitter of Senatobia; one sister, Louise Moore of Senatobia; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Crockett Cemetery Fund or the Senatobia Convalescent Center’s Activity Center.

Bill F. Knox

CRENSHAW— Bill F. Knox, 85, died Sunday, August 9, 2009, at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia.

Services were Wednesday at  Crenshaw United Methodist Church. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.

Knox, born Nov. 5, 1923, in Water Valley, moved to Crenshaw in 1947 to work at the Bank of Crenshaw. He retired from the bank in 1987. He was president of the bank for over 35 years. He was also a general insurance agent and president of the Crenshaw Insurance Agency.

He was a Panola County Supervisor for 33 years. He was a  member of the Crenshaw United Methodist Church, Crenshaw Volunteer Fire Department and a charter member of the Crenshaw Lions Club. He was the Panola County Representative on the Board of North Mississippi Mental Health Commission for 21 years. He was a Mason and Shriner for over 63 years, a member of the Valley City Lodge No. 402 and a member of the Wahabi Shrine of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mollie Ruth Rich Knox and two sons, Andrew Knox and Clayton Knox.

Survivors include: one son, B. Rich Knox of Yazoo City.

Memorials may be sent to the Crenshaw United Methodist Church or the Neuro Fibromatosis Foundation.