Obituaries 4-16-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 16, 2010

Bruce Burns

THEODORE, Ala.—Bruce Burns, a native of Pope and longtime resident of Theodore, Ala.,  died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at his residence

Services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home has charge.

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He was owner and operator of Burns Dewatering.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Burns, and mother, Myra Collins.

Survivors include his daughter, Susan B. Sime of Loxley, Ala. and one granddaughter, Jordan Bettner.

Delores O. Cook

COURTLAND–Delores O. Cook, 71, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Kevin Crofford and Rev. Charles Locke officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Cook, born May 5, 1937, in Pope, to the late Fletcher Claude and Dolly Ophelia Ragon Alewine, was a homemaker and a member of Courtland Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Larry, Ronnie and Billy Alewine.

Survivors include: her husband, Walter J. Cook of Courtland; one daughter, Melody Ann Cook Smith and her husband, Delmar; one son, Ricky E. Cook and his wife, Kaye, all of Courtland; four sisters, Francis Alewine Garrison of Greenwood, Carol Alewine Cook of Como, Claudette Alewine Wages of Loxahoma, Ann Alewine Hudspeth of Senatobia; three brothers, Danny Alewine of Courtland, David Alewine of Itta Bena and Steve Alewine of Batesville and her grandchildren, Cassie Nicole Cook White and her husband, Sammy of Batesville, Alisha Renee Smith, Robert Wesley Smith and his wife, Brittany, Jeremy Scott Smith and his wife, Natalie, Andrew Paul Tutor, Alisha Nicole Smith and 10 great-grandchildren.

Joshua O’Neal Lloyd

POPE—Joshua O’Neal Lloyd, 14, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Olive Ray M.B. Church. Burial will be in Olive Ray Cemetery in Pope. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home has charge.

Lloyd, born May 18, 1995, to Brenda Lloyd and Odis Johnson, was an eighth grade student at Pope Junior High. He was a member of Olive Ray M.B. Church.

Survivors along with his parents include: his grandmothers, Annie Johnson of Batesville and Minnie Lloyd of Pope; two sisters, Angela Walton and O’Kerria Market of Batesville; and his great-grandmother, Ruby Jones of Batesville.

George W. “Beanie” Martin III

RICHMOND, Va.—George W. “Beanie” Martin III, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W Martin Jr. of Batesville.
Services were incomplete at press time. Full obituary information will be in Tuesday’s edition of The Panolian.

Will Earnest Robertson

BATESVILLE—Will Earnest Roberston, 85, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at his residence.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh M.B. Church. Rev. Carl Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time at Shiloh M.B. Church.

Robertson, born Sept. 3, 1924, to the late Kirk Robertson and Olivia Flowers, was a retired farmer. He was a construction worker and line worker for T.V.E.P.A. He was a member of Shiloh M.B. Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Birdia L. Robertson of Batesville; one son, Will Robertson Jr. of Batesville; three daughters, Kasandra Robertson of Batesville, Elnora Biggs of Pittsburg, Pa. and Gloria Burleson of Alexandria, Va.; two sisters, Rosie Bobo of Batesville and Mattie Robertson of Pittsburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Harold L. “Bud” Rogers

BATESVILLE—Harold L. “Bud” Rogers, 78, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at the Veteran’s Home in Oxford.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Bobby Stewart and Rev. Pat Ludlam will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Rogers, born Aug. 7, 1931, in Memphis, to the late Phillip LaVerne and Annie Pauline Evans Rogers, was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He retired after 35 years with Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He was the former owner of The Golf Shop in Memphis and Batesville. He was an avid golfer, golf instructor and member of the Panola Country Club. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy Shelton Rogers.
Survivors include: his wife, Sara Austin Rogers of Batesville; one daughter, Paula Rogers Stewart of Sardis; two step-daughters, Kim Austin Pointer of Batesville and Billie Ann Austin Beard of Sardis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

James “Jimmy” Turnage

OXFORD–James ”Jimmy” L. Turnage, 63, died Monday, April 12, 2010, at his residence.

Memorial services will be held  at 5 p.m. on Friday at First Faith Baptist Church in Sardis. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eppie “Buddy” Turnage and Flora Maples Turnage.
Survivors include: his wife, Peggy Ann Goodwin Turnage of Oxford,; one daughter, Christy Turnage of Memphis; four sons, Bubba and Jimbo Turnage both of Oxford; and David Putman of Enid, and James Putman of Water Valley; four sisters, Sharlott Rupprecht of Batesville, Gail Bishop of Memphis, Jeanette Chrestman of Batesville and Jeanice Windham of Pearl; and four grandchildren.