Obituaries 8-25-09

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Obituaries 8-25-09

Jerry G. Anderson

SARDIS— Jerry G. Anderson, 55, died Friday, August 21, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. Tim Ellis officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

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Anderson, born Jan. 28, 1954, in Fort Gordon, Ga., to Earl Franklin Anderson and Kathleen Hays Ray, was a mechanic for Custom Sign Company.

Survivors include: his wife, Wanda Tutor Anderson of Water Valley; one daughter, Laticia Wilson of Starkville; two sons, Jerry Glen Anderson Jr. of Olive Branch and David Anderson of Ft. Wayne Wright, Ark.; his mother, Kathleen Hays Ray of Batesville; two sisters, Jane Williams of Courtland and Patricia Flemmons of Batesville; one brother, Earl Anderson of Batesville and six grandchildren.

Homer Gordon Brown

SARDIS— Homer Gordon Brown, 90, died Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were held Saturday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home. Hal Johnson officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Brown, born Feb. 28, 1919, in Sardis, to the late Aubrey Brown and Ethel Riales Brown, was a member of the Sardis Church of Christ and a veteran of the Army during WWII.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma G. Brown and one son, Gordon Brown.

Survivors include: one daughter, Judy Griffin of Gonzales, La.; one son, Jerry Brown of Sorrento, La.; three brothers, Bill Brown of Como, Jack Brown and Andy Brown, both of Senatobia; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the local Mason Chapter.

Eletha Jamison Melton

BATESVILLE— Eletha Jamison Melton, 96, died Monday, August 24, 2009, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Marks Cemetery with Rev. Charlie Simmons officiating. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Melton, born Sept. 11, 1912, to the late Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Jamison of Marks, was formerly of a member of the Batesville Presbyterian Church, member of the Daughter’s of American Revolution and the Friends of the Library. She was a retired legal secretary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Lowry Melton.

Survivors include: one sister, Linda Jamison Patridge of Batesville.

Memorials may be sent to Community Hospice, 510 Hwy. 51 South, Batesville, Miss. 38606.

Joe Noe Jr.

KOSCIUSKO— Joe Noe Jr., 76, died Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Kosciusko Veterans Home. He was the brother of Gloria Noe Stewart of Batesville.

Services were Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Noe, was a farmer. He was a Navy veteran. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church where he was in the choir, an usher, the St. Elizabeth Parish Fair, past president of the Parish Council, the church building committee, the school building committee and many benefit projects. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He served on the board of Covenant Bank and was instrumental in its formation. He was a board member of North Delta Compress, the Farm Bureau and a FSA committee member.

Survivors along with his sister include: his wife of 50 years, Bobby Jean Balducci Noe of Clarksdale; one son, Joe Noe III of Clarksdale; three daughters, Angela Kestenbaum of Madison, Renee’ Turner of Vicksburg and Judith Martin of Greenwood; one brother, Richard Noe of Clarksdale; five sisters, Helen Noe Tuminello, Elizabeth Noe Malatesta, Ramona Noe Young and Agnes Noe Sherman, all of Clarksdale and Nancy Noe Frazier of Greenville; and eight grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to St. Elizabeth Catholic School, Clarksdale or Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, Jackson, Miss.

Ottis T. Stark

MANSFIELD, Mo.— Ottis T. Stark, 84, formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, August 22, 2009, at a revival in Memphis.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Randle Harris officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 6 – 9 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home in Oxford.

 Stark, was born in Sunflower County and was a resident of Mansfield, Mo.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, Private First Class, and served in the Korean War.  While living in Batesville, he was a member of Acree Hill Holiness Church, he later became a member of Bethel Living Waters Holiness Church in McClurg, Mo. He was a volunteer preacher.

 Survivors include his wife of 26 years: Thelma Stark of Mansfield, Mo; three daughters, Jo Ann Gonzales of Grenada, Diane Clifton of Grenada, and Rosie Eubanks of Water Valley; three step-daughters, Mary Lindley of Batesville, Bernice Anderson of Mansfield, Mo., and Rebecca Watkins of Seymour, Mo; four sons, John Stanley Stark of Water Valley, Bobby Stark of Grenada, Wayne Stark of Grenada, and Ronnie Stark of Water Valley; one step-son, Anthony Tramel of Oakland; one adoptive son, Larry Martin of Mansfield, Mo; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in Mr. Stark’s memory be made to Brother David Terrell Ministries, P.O. Box 4800, Dallas, Texas 75208.