Obituaries 4-13-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Barbara Arnold

BATESVILLE—Barbara Arnold, 67, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Memorial services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Pat Ludlam officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Arnold, born July 11, 1942, in Grand Junction, Colo., to the late Carl and Catherine Collingwood Rogalla, was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville, where she was a member of the Senior Choir ministry and participated in many other church related activities. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. When living in Texas, she was a two term president of the Department of Texas Marine Corps League Auxiliary.

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She was a member of the Panola County Historical Society (PanGens) and the Panola County Humane Society.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Malcolm Wesley Arnold of Batesville; two sons, Mark Lawson of Seagoville, Texas and Gregory B. Lawson of Rowlett, Texas and step-sons, Matthew Arnold of League City, Texas and Malcolm W. Arnold III of Starkville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the general fund of the First United Methodist Church in Batesville.

Derald Gaines Connell

POPE—Derald  “Pete” G. Connell, 69, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Friday at Acree Hill Church in Batesville. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include: his wife, Deborah Connell of Pope; one daughter, Charity F. Wright of Oxford; two sons, Chad Everette Connell and James W. Connell of Oxford; one brother, Lloyd J. Connell of Batesville; three sisters, Dera Kerchoff of Verdeman, Ara Connell of Walnut and Betty Faye Connell and seven grandchildren.

Delores O. Cook

Funeral arrangements for Delores O. Cook of Courtland are incomplete.

 Cook, 72, died Monday, April 12, 2010 at Baptist Memoial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Her survivors include her husband, W.J. Cook of Courtland; one daughter Melody Smith of Courtland and one son Ricky Cook of Courtland, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wells Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Jean Legge Crowell

LEBANON, Tenn.—Jean Legge Crowell, 69, formerly of Batesville, died March 31, 2010, at her residence.

Services were Monday at Gladeville United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Tenn. Hernando Funeral Home had charge.

Crowell was a member of Gladeville United Methodist Church.

She was a retired deli clerk from Kroger.

Survivors include: her husband, Lynn W. Crowell of Lebanon, Tenn.; two sons, Glenn Crowell of White House, Tenn. and Gerald Crowell of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters, Frances Moore of Batesville and Margaret Eskew of Memphis; one brother, Ray Legge of Batesville and five grandchildren.

Barbara L. Jones

SARDIS—Barbara L. Jones, 68, formerly of Memphis, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the VFW, Post 4968 in Batesville.

Survivors include: her husband, Lee Jones of Sardis; one daughter, Terry Hensley of Atoka, Tenn.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Meagan Inora Shanks

SARAH—Meagan Inora Shanks, 26, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010.

Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Polk officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Shanks, born Sept. 9, 1983, in Greenville, to Mary Katherine Sullivan and Alton Dewey Shanks Jr., was a member of Happy Valley Full Gospel Church in Independence.

Survivors include: her mother, Mary Katherine Thacker of Sarah; one sister, Catherine Darlene Newton of West Memphis, Ark., one brother, Alton Dewey “Perry” Shanks III of West Memphis and her grandmother, Billie Faye Jones of Water Valley.


Cleophus Towns

BATESVILLE—Cleophus Towns, 80, died Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Quitman County Hospital.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Rev. Jacob Hentz will officiate. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Wednesday from noon – 1 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Towns, born Nov. 30, 1929, in Batesville, to the late Lacy Towns and Maybell Brown, was a retired school bus driver for South Panola High School and a member of Divine Worship Holiness.

Survivors include: his wife, Irene Towns of Batesville; four daughters, Mae Bell Shaw, Annebel Gibbons, Tina M. Flowers and Trina M. Towns, all of Batesville; 11 sons, Walter “Bo” Towns, Odies Towns, Vergie Towns, all of Batesville, Richard “Rick” Towns of Water Valley, Danny Towns, Steve Towns, Leslie Towns, Terry Towns, James Smallie, Darryl Smallie and Maurice Market, all of Batesville; 35 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.