Obituaries 11-17-09

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Faye Turner Goldsmith

BATESVILLE­— Faye Turner Goldsmith, 69, died Thursday, November 12, 2009, at her residence.

Services were Saturday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home in Sardis. Burial will was in Cold Springs Cemetery in Batesville. Rev. Larry Eason officiated. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Goldsmith, born Sept. 26, 1940, to the late Billie Buck Turner and Mildred Childress Turner, was a credit representative at Navistar Financial. She was a member of Blackjack Baptist Church.

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She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kathy Nelson.

Survivors include: two sons, Brian Goldsmith of Elkmont, Ala. and Van Goldsmith of Batesville; one sister, Brenda Gitter of Batesville and one brother, David Gray of Byhalia; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Blackjack Baptist Church, 31874 Blackjack Rd., Batesville.

Dotsy Thompson Joyner

BATESVILLE­— Dotsy Thompson Joyner, 82, died Sunday, November 8, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Middleton officiated. Burial was in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Clarksdale. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Joyner, born March 7, 1927, in Tallahatchie County, to the late Joseph Oyett and Virginia Anthony Thompson, was a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church in Clarksdale. She was a professional painter and wallpaper hanger. She was a member of the V.F.W. of Water Valley.

Survivors include: three sons, Ellis Louis Joyner of Crenshaw, Ronny Lyn Joyner of Nesbit and Jimmy Darron Joyner of Hernando; eight sisters, Draper Mae Thompson Odom, Hilda Thompson Russell, Faye Thompson Clark, Jetty Thompson Whitsell, all of Pope, Mildred Thompson Gordon of San Angelo, Texas, Joan Thompson Sharp of Duck Hill, Nina Thompson Hays of Carrolton, Mavis Thompson Kim of Yelm, Wash; one brother, Corley Thompson of Scobey; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Carolyne Fontaine Smith Porter

SARDIS— Carolyne Fontaine Smith Porter, 76, died Friday, November 13, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Graveside services were Sunday at Davis Chapel Cemetery. Rev. Sam Godfrey officiated. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Porter, born  in San Angelo, Texas, to the late Lamar Fontaine Smith and Mary Carolyne Lipscomb Smith, was a dispatcher for Choctaw in Como. She was a member of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Marvin Porter Sr.

Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyne Moore of Batesville; two sons, William Porter Jr. of Sardis and Jewel Fontaine Porter of Batesville; one sister, Sarah Smith of Coldwater and four grandchildren.

Janie Young Riddick

COFFEEVILLE— Janie Young Riddick, 85, died Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Yalobusha General Nursing Home in Water Valley. She was the sister of R.O. “Red” Riddick of Batesville.

Services were Sunday at Coffeeville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Owen Riddick officiating. Burial was in Coffeeville Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home had charge.

Riddick, born July 15, 1924, in Coffeeville, to the late William Henry Sr. and Eleanor Young Riddick, was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was employed by the Coffeeville office of the Bank of Water Valley for 38 years.