Obituaries 02-05-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 5, 2010

Obituaries 02-05-10

Ruthie Akins Anderson

COMO– Ruthie Akins Anderson, 56, died Saturday, January 30, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Saturday at Hammond Hill M.B. Church in Senatobia. Burial was in the church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

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Anderson was a member of Hammond Hill M.B. Church and a medical technician.

Survivors include: her mother, Lizzie Glover of Como; one son, Richard Akins of Memphis; three sisters, Yvonne A. Rodgers of Senatobia, Betty Barnes of Dundee and Marie Baker of Batesville; five brothers, Andrew Akins of Como, James Glover and Terry Glover, both of Memphis, William Glover of Senatobia and Michael Glover of Como and two grandchildren.

Doris Josephine Bailey

BATESVILLE– Doris Josephine Bailey, 90, died Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at Golden Living Nursing Home.

Services were Wednesday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Peach Creek Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Bailey, born Oct. 13, 1919, to the late Russell Lee Bailey and the late Josephine Sanford Wilson, was a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired teacher and director of religious education.

Survivors include: one brother, Lee Bailey of Clarksdale.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Foreign Mission Offering or Home Mission Offering in care of Batesville First Baptist Church.

Ray Aubrey Coaten

BATESVILLE– Ray Aubrey Coaten, 77, died Saturday, January 29, 2010, at his residence.

Services were Monday, February 1 at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. John Stewart and Rev. Randy Cox officiated.

Coaten, born Aug. 24, 1932, in Yalobusha, to the late Douglas O. and Nellie Betts Coaten, was retired from Panola County and attended Blackjack Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Lyndora Ferguson Coaten and one daughter, Brenda Coaten.

Survivors include: one daughter, Patricia “Trish” Coaten Medlock of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sons, Michael Coaten and Eric Coaten, both of Batesville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family requests anyone wishing to send memorials forward them to The American Cancer Society.

Charline Cox

SARDIS– Charline Cox, 74, died Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion M.B. Church. Rev. Cedric Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home has charge.

Cox, born June 8, 1935, to the late John Frank Cox and Earlee Brice, was a custodian and a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

Survivors include: four daughters, Linda Johnson of Silver Springs, Iris Renee Taylor of Como, Thresa Burnett of Sardis and Sandra McCarty of Oxford; three sons, Michael Bell of Chicago, Anthony Cox of Albany, Ga. and David Cox of Como; one sister, Hazel Fair of Silver Springs, Mo.; four brothers, Chester Cox of Sardis, James Cox of Fort Washington, D.C., Johnny Cox of Norfolk, Va., Keith P. Cox of Sardis and George Cox of Washington, D.C.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Hazel A. Fields

BATESVILLE– Hazel A. Fields, 75, died Sunday, January 31, 2010, at her residence.

Services were Wednesday at New Hope Church of God. Rev. Raymond Aven and Rev. Doug Pepper officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Fields, born in Fairhope, Ala., to the late Malcolm P. and Hessie Donnahoo Hill, worked many years for the U.S. Plywood.

She was preceded in death by her son, Billy G. Hamblin.

Survivors include: two sons, Jacky D. Hamblin and Larry W. Hamblin, both of Batesville; two sisters, Dorcie Reese of South Haven, Mich. and Bobbie Sue Musser of Indiana and two grandchildren.

Lela Mae Pegues

BATESVILLE– Lela Mae Pegues, 87, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Gilliam M.B. Church in Sardis. Burial will be in Bluff Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. until service time at the church. Gillespie Funeral Home has charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Walter Pegues.

Survivors include: three daughters, Willie Mae Smith of Normal, Ill., Sarah Lois Sheegog and Patricia Ann Gross, both of Batesville; 10 sons, Leonard Pegues of Olive Branch, Arthur Lee Pegues, Silas Pegues, Ezell Pegues, Wesley Pegues, Gilbert Pegues, Jessie Pegues and Jimmy Pegues, all of Batesville, John Ballentine of Memphis and B.J. Pegues of East St. Louis; four sisters, Alice Lathan, Bobbie Freeman and Donnie Massey, all of Memphis and Jennie Ruth Patton of Iowa; one brother-in-law, James Ward of Memphis; 127 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and 40 great-great-grandchildren.