Obituaries 3-5-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 5, 2010

Obituaries 03-05-10

 George Boyles

LAKE– George Boyles, 49, a resident of Lake passed away , Friday February 26, 2010, at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon.

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Visitation was Monday, March 1, 2010, at 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. with services following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Wolf Funeral Services with burial in High Hill Methodist Cemetery in Lake. Officiating was Rev. Owen Riddick. Wolf Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

George was a lifelong resident of the Norris Community in Scott County and was a member of High Hill United Methodist Church. George was a 1979 graduate of Forest High School and he was a member of the Forest High School Marching Band.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Same and Elsie Boyles; one sister, Zelma Ann Boyles and one brother, Sammie Lee Boyles.

He is survived by one sister, Zylphia “Zee” Perkins and husband, Rusty of Batesville; two nieces, Amy Hendrix of Virginia Beach, Va., Courtney Fos of Batesville and one great-niece Summer Fos of Batesville.

Pallbearers were Robert Wilkerson, Hiram Wilkerson, Bobby Wilkerson, Tim Douglas, Darrell Manning and Darrell Reeder. Honorary pallbearer was Chris Fos.

Memorials may be made to, High Hill United Methodist Church and Cemetery Fund.

Roosevelt “Smitty” Galmore

BATESVILLE– Roosevelt “Smitty” Galmore, 65, died Sunday, February 28, 2010, at his residence.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mt. Gillion M.B. Church. Rev. Walter Newson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges Freeman Funeral Home has charge.

Galmore was a carpenter for the Corps of Engineers in Sardis.

Survivors include: his wife, Martha Galmore of Batesville; two sons, Kenneth Galmore of Milwaukee, Wis. and Jalyn Galmore of Batesville; one step-son, Marlon Logan of Sardis; one daughter, Ebony Galmore of Batesville; one brother, Charles Galmore of Batesville; one sister, Allie Galmore of Batesville and eight grandchildren.

Bobby Nell Miles Hankins

CLEVELAND, Ohio–Bobby Nell Miles Hankins, 69, formerly of Pope, died Sunday, February 21, 2010, at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Ohio.

Services were Saturday at Mt. Gillion M.B. Curch. Rev. Walter Newson officiated. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery in Courtland. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Hankins, born July 6, 1940, in Pope, to the late Grady Miles and Evelylen Clark Miles, was a press operator for G&S Metals and a member of Antioch M.B. Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Margaret Rudd and Gloria Carr, both of Courtland and Bobbie Dell Hankins of Warrenville Heights, Ohio; two sons, Terry Miles of Batesville and Bennie L. Hankins Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Billy Turner Jones

PENSACOLA, Fla.– Billy Turner Jones, 75,  formerly of Sardis, died Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

Jones, born Dec. 29, 1934, to thee late William Alvis Jones and Annie Laurie Turner Jones, was a retired pastor.

Survivors include: his wife, Jane Emerson Jones; one daughter, Cammy Jones Blake; three sons, Jeffrey Emerson Jones, James Craige Jones and Kevin Scott Jones and eight grandchildren.

William Lloyd Mitchell

RULEVILLE– William Lloyd Mitchell, 69, died Sunday, February 28, 2010, at North Sunflower Medical Center.He was the father of Amy Mitchell Smith of Batesville.

Services were Wednesday at Ray Funeral Home. Rev. Higdon Herrington and Rev. Larry Chouccoli officiated. Burial was in Lehrton Cemetery. Ray Funeral Home had charge.

Mitchell, born Sept. 17, 1940, in Marie, to the late Floyd Norris Mitchell and Geneva McDonald Mitchell, married Ann Mallette of Linn on April 8, 1972.

He was a farmer until his retirement and a member of Ruleville Baptist Church.

Survivors along with his daughter include: his wife, Ann Mallette Mitchell of Ruleville; one daughter, Melanie Mitchell Shive of Cleveland and five grandchildren.

Gilbert Ray Stroud

SARDIS– Gilbert Ray Stroud, 74, died Sunday, February 28, 2010, at his residence.

Services were Wednesday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Stroud, born June 9, 1935, in Clarksdale, to the late Leigh Stroud and Letha Cooksey Stroud, was a dozer operator for Panola County Road Department and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was proceeded in death by his son, Gregory Ray Stroud and one grandson, Brandon Stroud.

Survivors include: his wife, Katherine Marie Stroud of Sardis; one daughter, Pam Stroud Whitworth; two sons, Gilbert Camey Stroud, Gordon Thomas Stroud; two step-sons, Terry Lee Myers and James Richard Cash; two sisters, Susie Mills of Batesville and Carolyn Baker of Kentucky; seven grandchildren and five step-grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Sardis.

Barbara Killebrew White

BATESVILLE– Barbara Killebrew White, 54, died Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital Hospital in Memphis.

Services were Thursday at Springhill Asa M.B. Church in Courtland. Rev. Lewis Wilson officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

White, born Dec. 16, 1955, to the late Johnny Killebrew and Irene Kuykendall Griffin of Batesville, was a cook for Batesville Middle School and a member of Robertson Chapel in Oakland.

Survivors along with her mother, include: her husband, Wesley White of Oakland; one daughter, LaShenna Killebrew of Batesville; one son, Tawone Killebrew of Batesville; seven sisters, Gwen Lamar of Courtland, Hattie Jackson, Erma Attwell, Kededia Doston, all of Memphis, Joann Killebrew, Johnnie Killebrew and Kimberly Killebrew, all of Michigan; nine brothers, James Killebrew, Marvell Kuykendall, Danny Ray Griffin, David L. Griffin, Benard Griffin, all of Batesville, Darnell Killebrew  and Demetric Killebrew and Cornell Killebrew, all of Memphis and James Killebrew of Michigan and nine grandchildren.

Sara Faye Clolinger Owen

HOLCOMB– Sara Faye Clolinger Owen, 70, died Monday, February 22, 2010. She was the sister of Betty Sensabaugh of Batesville.

Services were Thursday at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial was in Poplar Springs in Cascilla. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors along with her sister, include: three sons, Kenneth Owen and Daniel Owen, both of Holcomb and Roger Dale Owen of Elliott; five sisters, Florence Foster and Barbara Winters, both of Oakland, Myra Wilmoth of Pearl, Francis Brazel of Philadelphia and Pauline Morris of Clarksdale; one brother, Johnny Clolinger of Webb and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.