Obituaries 11-3-09

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Robert Marvin Durham

BATESVILLE— Robert Marvin “Boots” Durham, 85, owner of Durham’s One Stop, died Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Sunday at Waller Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Floyd officiating.  Burial was in Forrest Memorial Cemetery.  Waller Funeral Home had charge.

Born in Lafayette County, . Durham served in the United States Army during World War II and worked for the State of Mississippi as motor vehicle comptroller .  He was a member of the VFW and First Faith Baptist Church at Cole’s Point. He also served as Chief of the Cole’s Point Volunteer Fire Department.

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He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Maxey.

Survivors include one son, Mike Durham of Holly Springs; three step-sons, Tony Hallmark of Columbus,  Johnny Hallmark of Horn Lake and William Larry Thweatt of Walls; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Jamie Sue Gardner Foresman

MARKS— Jamie Sue Gardner Foresman, 50, died Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today at West Marks Baptist Church in Marks with Dr. Laurie Jones officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time at the church. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Foresman was born on June 10, 1959 in Cookeville, Tenn., to James K. and Charles Evelyn Ray Gardner. 

She retired from IBM as a Support Representative in Jackson with over 12 years of service. She graduated from Delta Academy in Marks and Delta State University in Cleveland.

Survivors include her husband, Edward G. Foresman, Jr. of Marks; one daughter: Elizabeth Gardner Foresman of Marks; her mother: Charles Evelyn Gardner; one sister, Kim Gardner Skillion; and one brother- James Kelly Gardner, all of Marks.

The family request that memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Center at 262 Danny Thomas Blvd, Memphis, Tenn.,  38105 or Delta Academy Enrichment Fund at P.O. Box 70, Marks,   38646.

Harold D. Hughes

BATESVILLE—  Harold D. Hughes, former employee of Piggly Wiggly (food service manger) died October 28, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Miss in Oxford.

Funeral services are today at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Batesville; with Rev. J.N. Mobley, officiating; burial will be in Bethlehem M.B. Church Cemetery; Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home, of Oxford, has charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Hughes, Batesville; three daughters, Quanisha Williams, Ieiasha Williams, Shamira Williams, all of Batesville; mother and step-father, Sara and Gus Alexander, of Milwaukee, Wis., father, Hubert Hughes of Beloit, Wis.; one sister, Tomeka Hughes, Milwaukee, Wis.; three brothers, Torry Hughes, Batesville; Tony Hughes and Hubert Hughes of Milwaukee, Wis.

 Doyle C. Melton

COURTLAND— Doyle C. Melton, 67, died Friday, October 23, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were held Wednesday October 28 at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park.

Melton, born July 20, 1942, to the late John Leonard Melton and Dona Mae Stafford Melton, was a mechanic for Magnolia Sales.

Survivors include: three daughters, Lorretta Luttrell of Bartlett, Tenn., Jean Taylor of Southaven and Renee Kollman of Lloydtown, Ohio; one son, Craig Fuell of Olive Branch; one sister, Betty Lou Melton of Oxford; three brothers, Otis Melton of Courtland, Roy Melton and Darrell Melton, both of Batesville and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to Panola County Relief Organization.