Obituaries 10-13-09

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Obituaries 10-13-09

Virginia W. Alexander

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NEW ORLEANS—Virginia W. Alexander, 90, formerly of Como, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Lambeth House in New Orleans, La. where she had lived for the last 10 years.

Services were Thursday, October 8 at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Como. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery in Como. Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge.

Alexander was married for 62 years to the late William “Bill” M. Alexander.

She was the daughter of the late Bessie and James Williams of Como.

She and Bill lived in 16 cities throughout the United States during his 34 years as a special agent for the F.B.I.

Survivors include: two daughters, Bess Johnson of Arlington, Va. and Ann Crane of New Orleans, La.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Lambeth House Foundation, 150 Broadway, New Orleans, La. 70118 or the Emily Pointer Library, Main St., Como, Miss.

Edna Faye Brassell

BATESVILLE—Edna Faye Brassell, 69, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Services were Saturday at Bluff Springs Church. Rev. L.C. Smith officiated. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery. Eddie Robison Funeral Home had charge.

Brassell, born Nov. 25, 1935, was a homemaker and a member of Methodist Church-Brassell Chapel.

Survivors include: one son, Carl A. Brassell of Batesville and one daughter, Ora Conner of Batesville; one sister, Della Mae Wilson of Memphis; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Kathleen Mary Lovell Bryant

BATESVILLE—Kathleen Mary Lovell Bryant, 87, died Monday, October 5, 2009, at her residence.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Kevin Crofford and Rev. Eugene Howell officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Bryant, born Aug. 3, 1922, in Somerset, England, to Arhur Edwin and Annie Burton Lovell, was a homemaker and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Bryant.

Survivors include: two daughters, Diane Bryant of Batesville and Sherry Bryant Burns of Batesville; three sons, Jerry M. Bryant, Perry J. Bryant and Terry Lee Bryant, all of Batesville; one sister, Audrey Lovell of Hillfarrance, England; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Isaac Deberry

SENATOBIA—Isaac Deberry, 94, formerly of Como, died Thursday, October 8, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Moriah C.M.E. Church in Como. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home has charge.

Deberry was a member of Mt. Moriah C.M.E. Church.

Survivors include: six daughters, Naomi D. Humphreys, Ester M. Carter, Cora Collins, Millie D. Higggenbottom, Shirley A. Deberry, all of Memphis and Mattie J. Turman of Mitchelville, Md.; three sons, Isaac E. Deberry Jr., Rivers L. Deberry and Eric Alexander, all of Memphis; one sister, Sarah J. Smith of Detroit, Mich.; 36 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren.

Gerald Eugene Jenkins

HERNANDO—Gerald Eugene Jenkins, 75, died Saturday, October 10, 2009.

Services were Monday at Hernando Baptist Church. Burial was in Hernando Memorial Park.. Hernando Funeral Home has charge.

Jenkins was a member of Hernando Baptist Church, a charter member of the Hernando Optimist Club and Deacon at Hernando Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, past president of the Hernando Chamber of Commerce, past organizer of the A-Fair for the Optimist Club and a member of Gideons International.

He was born to Ruth Jenkins of Hernando and the late Murray Jenkins.

Survivors include: his wife, Gladys S. Jenkins of Hernando; three daughters, Sherry J. Zittel of Sheybogan, Wis., Robin Wade of Hernando and Jamie J. Hubbard of Courtland; two sisters, Sarah Maccarino of Brighton, Ind. and Mabel Tatum of Birmingham, Ala.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild and three step-grandchildren.

Lottie Virginia Henry Wright

BATESVILLE— Lottie Virginia Henry Wright, 86, died Sunday, October 11, 2009, at Golden Living Nursing Home.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. Doug Pepper will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Wright, born Aug. 19, 1923, in Oxford, to the late Jim and Pearl Turner Henry, was a retired manager for Cato and a member of Terza United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Wright.

Survivors include: her daughter, Jackie Wright McMurry of Batesville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.