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Obituaries 9-22-09

Hozie Calvin

MILWAUKEE, Wis.— Hozie Calvin, 90, formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, September 12, 2009.

Services were Friday at Springhill  Asa M.B. Church in Courtland. Rev. Louis Wilson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Calvin, born June 18, 1919, to the late Frank Calvin and Patrey Calvin, was a member of Springhill Asa M.B. Church.

Survivors include: his step-mother, Lula Calvin of Batesville; one sister, Isola Harris of Batesville and her neice who cared for him, Mozell Goodrum of Milwaukee, Wis.

Hunter Wray McGee

COURTLAND— Hunter Wray McGee, 18, died Thursday, September 17, 2009, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakhill Cemetery in Enid. Rev. Bobby Murphree officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

McGee, born Dec. 12, 1990, was a member of the Church of God Prophecy.

Survivors include: his mother, Rene Furr McGee of Courtland and his step-father, Gary Williams of Courtland; his twin brother, Haven Wayne McGee of Senatobia; three sisters, Stephanie Hudson Lindsey of Enid, Jordan Kelsey Williams of Batesville and Katie Rose McGee of Danville, Ill.; one brother, Brady McGee of Danville, Ill.; his grandparents, Tillman and Sandra Flowers of Enid and Eloise Williams of Batesville.

Moody B. Riales

OXFORD— Moody B. Riales, 89, died Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was the brother of Gladys Stevens of Sardis.

Services were Saturday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home. Burial was in Union Baptist Cemetery. Rev. Mark Lancaster officiated. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Riales, born July 6, 1920, to the late John Wesley Riales and Lottie Elizabeth Brown Riales, was a retired mechanic.

Survivors along with his sister include: his wife, Mary Riales of Memphis; two daughters, Sharon Johnson and her husband, Jerry, of Memphis and Theresa Riales Hay and her husband, Joe, of Santa Monica, Calif.; two sons, Mark Riales and his wife, Laurie, of Collierville, Tenn. and Rodney Riales  and his wife, Wendy, of Olive Branch; one sister, Letha Bailey of Memphis and six grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Lauren Riales, Bradley Riales, Jessica Riales, Conner Riales and Caitlyn Hay.

Mary Kathryn Joiner Sisk

BATESVILLE— Mary Kathryn Joiner Sisk, 73, died Friday, September 18, 2009, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

Services were Sunday at Dickins Funeral Home. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Sisk, born Aug. 26, 1936, to the late Jake A. Joiner and Audrey Mae Foster Joiner, was a sewing machine operator at Panola Mills. She was a member of Batesville First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Curtis and W.L. Sisk and one son, Greg Curtis.

Survivors include: two sisters, Edith Still of Sardis and Robbie Trotter of Batesville; two brothers, Tommie L. Joiner    of Batesville and Jake Joiner Jr. of Batesville.
Memorials may be made to  Sanctuary Hospice House, 5159 West Main St., Tupelo, Miss. 38801

Dorthea “Dot” Taylor

SENATOBIA— Dorthea “Dot” Taylor, 59, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at her residence.

Services were Saturday at Pate-Jones Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.

Taylor, was an employee at Sycamore Bank. She was a member of Lifepoint Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Travis Taylor.

Survivors include: one son, Jeff Taylor of The Colony, Texas; three sisters, Marcia Sudduth of Jacksonville, Fla., Shirley Gregg of Southaven and Margie Cummings of Greenville; two brothers, Horace White of Senatobia and John White of Southaven and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Nannie Edith Thurmond

RIPLEY— Nannie Edith Thurmond, 89, died Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center. She was the mother of Sandra Bolton and Kay Turner, both of Courtland.

Services were Saturday at Ripley Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Randy Hamilton and Bill Baker officiated. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Ripley Funeral Home had charge.

Thurmond, born Nov. 8, 1919, to the late George P. and Emmalou L. Chunn Stanford, was a member of the First Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. J.E. Thurmond.

Survivors along with her daughters include: one son, John Eddie Thurmond of Columbus; one brother, Ellis Hugh Stanford of Palm Coast, Fla.; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild, four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.