Obituaries 01-19-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Obituaries 01-19-10

Claude Hubert “Junior” Avery

COURTLAND– Claude Hubert “Junior” Avery, 56, died Sunday, January 17. 2010, at his residence.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time at the church. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

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Avery, born Nov. 11, 1953, to the late Claude Hubert Avery Sr. and the late Ruby Mae Wray Avery, was a cafeteria worker for Batesville Intermediate School. He was a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church, Lafayette Hunter’s Club and was an Ole Miss alumnus.

Survivors include: two sisters, Charlotte Bailey of Courtland and Janet Robertson of Courtland.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Cemetery Fund c/o Carole Martin, 929 Farrish Gravel Rd., Batesville, 38606.

Mary Edna Mask

CRENSHAW– Mary Edna Mask, 79, died Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at Baptist Desoto Hospital.

Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Rev. Howard Beam officiated. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Mask, born Feb. 10, 1930, in Crowder, to the late George and Enda Mae Arendale Sanders, was a member of Sarah Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Eston Mask; one daughter, Amelia Joy Mask and son, Donald Glenn Mask.

Survivors include: two daughters, Diane Mask Smith of Nesbit, Dolores “Lowie” Mask Chrestman of Hernando; five sons, Harvey Delane Mask of Randolph, Samuel Wayne Mask of Senatobia, Gerald Ray “Dick” Mask of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Billy Eston “Bill” Mask of Longtown, Perry Michael Mask of Holly Springs; two sisters, Jane Sanders Eads of Columbus and Sherry Sanders Hetherington of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

The family requests anyone wishing to send memorials to forward those to A&E Hospice at 6810 Crumpler Blvd., Suite No. 101, Olive Branch, MS 38654.

Kenneth R. Sanders

SARDIS– Kenneth R. Sanders, 63, died Friday, January 15, 2010, at Baptist Desoto Memorial Hospital.

Services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at the First Evangelical Church, 735 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis. Rev. Eddie Wren, James Quillen and Barry Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Sanders, born Oct. 30, 1946, to the late Marion Raymond and Evelyn Sue Barrett Sanders, was a member of First Baptist Church in Memphis. He was a social worker and a business manager for Sanders Silk Screening in Memphis. In 2001 he graduated from the University of Mississippi Desoto campus with his degree in education, then began his teaching career at Sacred Heart School in Southaven.

Survivors include: his wife, Susan Lynn Payne Sanders of Sardis; three daughters, Heather Lynne Davis of Memphis, Ladye Joanna Sanders Lemmon of Collierville, Tenn. and Margaret Elisabeth Sanders of Memphis; one son, John Baskin Sanders of Oxford; one brother, Charles Robert Sanders of Memphis and one grandson.

Memorials may be made to the Kenneth R. Sanders Memorial Fund c/o First Security Bank 201 South Main Street, Sardis, Miss. 38666.

Floyd B. Turner

WATER VALLEY– Floyd B. Turner, 82, died Saturday, January 16, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was a member of Central Academy Church of Christ in Batesville.

Services were Monday at Memphis Funeral Home in Germantown. Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens. Memphis Funeral Home had charge.

Turner, was a retired engineer with Florida East Coast Railroad after 33 years of service. He was a retired locksmith from Webster Safe and Lock.

Survivors include: his wife of 28 years: Barbara Hissong Turner; one daughter, Donna Turner of Germantown, Ohio; four step-sons, Wayne Gibson of Bogota, Colombia, Eddie Hissong of Water Valley, Earl Hissong of Bartlett and Daryl Hissong of Memphis; two step-daughters, Wenona Gibson of Dayton, Ohio and Cheryal West of Atoka, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be sent to Central Academy Church of Christ, 653 Central Academy Road, Batesville, Miss. 38606.