Obituaries 02-19-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 19, 2010

Obituaries 02-19-10

Annie Lorene Lunceford Daves

BATESVILLE—Annie Lorene Lunceford Daves, 94, died Monday, February 15, 2010, at her residence.

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Services were Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rev. Roger Richards officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Daves, born Sept. 22, 1915, in Calhoun City, to the late  Perry E. and Clara Abbie Nelms Lunceford, was a member of Pope Baptist Church where she taught the Estelle Hubbard Sunday School Class for many years and taugh Sunday school over 45 years.

She volunteered over 20 years at Beverly Healthcare/Golden Living Center and was selected as Mississippi Health Care Association 2006 Group Volunteer of the Year.

She was selected as state winner by the MHCA review panel and attend the MHCA Winter Business Meeting  in December of 2006.

Mrs. Daves was a sales person for Stanley Products for over 60 years. She enjoyed being a member of the “Crazy Eight Rook Club” in Pope for many years where she played on Tuesdays since 2001.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.C. Daves Sr., her daughter, Ann Daves Finnie  and her grandson, Stephen C. Daves.

Survivors include: one son, E.C. Daves Jr. and his wife, Ginny of Germantown, Tenn.; one brother, Rupert Lunceford of Calhoun City; three granddaughters, Christina Lorene Daves, Margaret Ann Finnie and Kimberly Lynn Finnie and six great-grandchildren, Jessica A. Daves, Christian A. Leininger, Huston M. Akins, Kayla M. Daves, Zachary J. Akins and S. Christopher Daves II.

Memorials may be made to Pope Baptist Church.

Eula Mae Winters Foster

BATESVILLE—Eula Mae Winters Foster, 79, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

Services were Thursday at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.

Foster was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.D. Foster and one grandson.

Survivors include: one daughter, Linda Foster of Webb; three sons, Edgar Maurice Foster of Oakland, Tommy Wayne Foster of Batesville and James E. Foster of Webb; three sisters, Dela Melton of Charleston, Becky S. Smith of Crowder and Betty L. Campbell of Batesville; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Heather Nicole Huston

OLIVE BRANCH— Heather Nicole Huston, 18, died Tuesday, February 16, 2010.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at New Beginnings Baptist Church. Burial will be in Autumn Woods Memorial Park. Brantley Funeral Home has charge.

Huston was a senior at Desoto Central High School.  She loved photography.

Survivors include: her parents, William G. Huston and Tammy Bailey Huston of Olive Branch and her uncles and aunts: Darron Bailey of Southaven, Randy Bailey of Batesville and Archie Osborn of Tunica.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or New Beginnings Baptist Church.

Junanita Shinn Mitchell

BATESVILLE—Juanita Shinn Mitchell, 86, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home.

Mrs. Mitchell, born Aug. 29, 1923, in Pope, to the late Vera and Columbus Monroe Shinn,  graduated from high school in Batesville and Miller Hawkins College in Memphis. She was employed by Cookes Cotton Company in Memphis; the TVA in Batesville; served as a secretary for the U. S. Corps of Engineers in Hernando, and the office of the Chancery Clerk of Batesville.

In 1942 during World War II, she married Miles Coffman Mitchell of Whiteville, Tenn., at the Chapel in Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis, Indiana.

They had been married 67 years. She was a homemaker who devoted her life to the welfare of her family.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville,

She is survived by her husband, Miles C. Mitchell, of Batesville; her son, Colmon Shinn Mitchell and his wife, Mary Lou Mitchell; her daughter, Vera Mitchell Phillips and her husband, Richard “Flip” Phillips; her daughter, Mona Mitchell Harrison and her husband, Scott Harrison; her grandchildren, Halle Mitchell Walker and husband, Robert Walker; Miles Russell Mitchell and wife, Rebecca Mitchell; Cassie Phillips Alston and husband, Sheldon Alston; Richard Phillips; Taylor Phillips Beard and husband, Justin Beard; Austin Harrison, Pittman Harrison, and Monroe Harrison; and great-grandchildren, Alexander Walker, Olivia Walker, Sheldon Alston, Miles Alston, and Gray Alston.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home in Jackson, Mississippi, or the First United Methodist Church in Batesville.

Makayla Catherine Nicholson

BATESVILLE—Makayla Catherine Nicholson, the infant daughter of Thomas Reed Nicholson and Bonnie Weisenberger Nicholson of Batesville, died February 15, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Graveside services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Forrest Memorial Park. Rev. Terry Floyd will officiate. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors along with her parents include: one sister, Natalie Anna Nicholson; her grandparents, Thomas and Debra Nicholson, Joseph Weisenberger and Ruby Weisenberger; her great-grandparents, Catherine and Carol Thomason, Dean Hollowell Sr., Betty Tramel, Curly and Ann Vinson and Harold D. Nicholson.

Nellie Mavis Tims Tutor

COURTLAND—Nellie Mavis Tims Tutor, 80, died Monday, February 15, 2010, at  her residence.

Services were Wednesday at Bethany Baptist Church. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Rev. Tim Ellis and Robert Rawson officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Tutor, born March 27, 1929, in Pittsboro, to the late James Fred and Kate Barton Tims, was a retired care sitter and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Jewel Tutor and her daughter, Bonnie Kay Tutor Daughtery.

Survivors include: five daughters, Rita Tutor Cook, Diana Tutor Cook, Ginger Tutor Ridgeway of Courtland, Sherry Tutor Darby of Pope and Myra Tutor Wright of Abbeville; seven sons, Danny Ray Tutor and Ronnie Ray Tutor, both of Batesville, Tony Lynn, John David and Billy Leon Tutor, all of Courtland, Douglas Wayne Tutor Sr. and Bobby Dale Tutor of Senaotobia; one sister, Wanda Sanders of Courtland; two brothers, Harold Tims of Pope and Larry Tims of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 38 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.