Obituaries 10-2-09

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 2, 2009

Obituaries 10-2-09

Bessie Mae Phillips Butts

COMO— Bessie Mae Phillips Butts, 77, died Monday, September 28, 2009 at her residence.

Services will be held Saturday at noon. at Hammond Hill M.B. Church in Senatobia. Burial will be in in the church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

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She was a housewife and a member of Springfield M.B. Church in Senatobia.

Survivors include: her husband Jacks D. Butts of Como; eight daughters, Jessie M. Howard, Dorothy J. Phillips, Christine Phillips, Delois Phillips, Gertrude Hatcher, and Rose Phillips all of Boston, Mass., Bertha L. Smith of Como and Kathleen Jones of Batesville; five sons, J.C. Phillip, Willie J. Phillip and Willie J. Phillip Jr., all of Boston, Mass., John L. Phillip and Jimmie D. Phillip of Como; three sisters, Martha Wilbourn and Bessie L. McNeil of Como and Viola Sledge of Chicago, Ill.; 50 grand children, a host of great-grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren.

James Edward Clemmer

LAMBERT— James Edward Clemmer, 73, died Saturday, September 19, 2009, at Quitman County Hospital.

Services were Tuesday, September 22 at Community Independent Baptist Church. Rev. Raymond Roberson officiated. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Clemmer, born June 28, 1936, in Tippah County, to the late Willie and Gertrude Summers Clemmer, was a retired logger and a member of Community Independent Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by one son Jasin “Brandon” Clemmer.

Survivors include: his wife Peggy Clemmer of Lambert; two sons, Mike Clemmer of Ripley and Greg Ward of Como; six daughters, Teresa Hill of Blue Mountain, Shelley Jenkins and Christi Meek of Ripley, Carla Collums of Senatobia, Renee Rodgers and Irene Sbravati of Lambert; four brothers, Houston Clemmer and Laverne Clemmer of Ripley and Sidney Clemmer and John L. Clemmer of Faulker; two sisters, Louise Harrison of Ripley and Frances Edward of Memphis; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Harry J. Cobb Sr.

DYERSBURG, TENN.— Harry J. Cobb Sr., 91, of Dyersburg, Tenn., father of Lexie Cobb of Batesville, died Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Dyersburg Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were Tuesday, September 29, at Dyer County Memorial Gardens.

Cobb, a retired farmer and equipment dealer, was a former alderman and vice-mayor in Newbern, Tenn., member of the Dyer County Election Commission, Newbern Rotary Club, VFW, Masonic Lodge, DCHS Booster Club Hall of Fame and retired 1st Sergeant in the Tennessee National Guard, and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

He was preceded in death by his wife Muriel Cobb.

Survivors along with his son include: two sons James T. “Bubba” Cobb and Skipper Cobb of Dyersburg; one sister, Ona Cobb of Dyersburg; one brother, Lexie L. Cobb Jr. of Memphis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Harold Rowsey McCurdy

BATESVILLE— Harold Rowsey McCurdy died Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at his residence.

Services are today at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Batesville. Rev. Pat Ludlam will officate.

McCurdy, born July 4, 1931 in Pope to William Grady and Margaret Rowsey McCurdy, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville, where he served on many boards and committees.

He was a retired supervisor from DuPont Chemicals and a long-time cattleman. He is a former president of Farm Bureau Federation and long-serving board member, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in Memphis, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Tyler McCurdy of Batesville; two daughters, Beverly McCurdy Manning of Batesville, and Wendla McCurdy of New Orleans, La.; one sister, Cynthia McCurdy Bie of Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Panola County Cattleman Association or Panola County Farm Bureau Youth Scholarship Program of First United Methodist Church.

Daniel Nelson

WATER VALLEY–Daniel Nelson, 15, died Monday, September 28, 2009 in Lafayette County.

Services are today at 10 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Rev. Bobby Jones officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Randy and Mary Ann Bright Nelson of Water Valley, and his grandmother, Cliffe Bright of Courtland.

Nelson enjoyed fishing, ATV riding and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rev. Virgil and Mrs. Carolyn Nelson, and his grandfather, Charles Bright.

Earlene Owens

BATESVILLE— Earlene Owens, 54, died September 14, 2009 at Baptist Hospital- DeSoto.

Services were September 20, 2009 at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home in Grenada. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Oakland. David Chrestman officiated. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home had charge.

Turman, was a retired doctor’s assistant and a Jehova’s Witness.

Survivors include her husband Johnson Owens of Batesville; two sons, Tony Owens of Oakland, and Johnathan Owens of Batesville; two daughters, Patrice of Chicago, Ill., and Valene of Holly Springs; five sisters; two brothers; and four grandchildren.