Obituaries 5-21-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 21, 2010

Hattie Marguerite Goodwin

CRENSHAW–Hattie Marguerite Goodwin, 100, died Sunday, May 16, 2010.

Services were Wednesday at Crenshaw Baptist Church. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

She was a member of Crenshaw Baptist Church.

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Goodwin was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bryant Goodwin; two sons, Murry Goodwin and Prentis W. Goodwin, Sr.; and one grandson, Eddie Michael Goodwin.

Survivors include: four daughters, Saarnell Frazier of Jacksonville, Fla. and Marvel Norton, Lucy Malone and Martha Sellers, all of Crenshaw; four sons, Hal Goodwin of Atlanta, Ga. and James Ed Goodwin, Bob Goodwin and Ronnie Goodwin, all of Crenshaw; 30 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

John Walter Kairit

COMO––John Walter Kairit, 91, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at his residence.

Services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Como United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Kairit, born March 22, 1919, to Gustaf and Emily Rugay Kairit, in Dorchester, Mass., served in the Airforce during WWII. He was a mink rancher until 1972, then worked for the Highway Department and retired as superintendant of the Water Department in Bridgewater, Mass.

He was a member of the Como Methodist Church where he was in the choir.

Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Jessie Colburn Kairit of Como; two sisters-in-law, Edith V. Kairit of Como and Eva F. Owen of Andover, Mass.; one daughter, Judy Carter and her husband, Charlie of Water Valley; one son, William “Bill” Kairit and his wife, Bonnie of Batesville; four grandchildren, Bill Goodnight and his wife, Jenny of Arlington, Tenn., Bridgett Goodnight of Batesville, Jenny Carter Herron and her husband, Jason of Batesville and Megan Carter of Cordova and three great-grandchildren, Mason Wilkerson, Cody Goodnight and McKay Herron.
Memorials may be made to Como United Methodist Church.

Norma Lillis

BATESVILLE––Norma Lillis, 75, previously of Dickson, Tenn., died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Dickson Healtchare Nursing Home.

Graveside services were Thursday at Magnolia Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Lillis was a homemaker.

Survivors include: one daughter, Kamala Shields of Dickson, Tenn.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Larry Wayne Manues Jr.

CRENSHAW––Larry Wayne Manues Jr., 30, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services were Thursday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home Chapel in Sardis. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery in Crenshaw. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Manues, born June 30, 1979, to Connie Merritt and Larry Manues Sr. of Crenshaw, was a carpenter and a Baptist.

Survivors along with his parents include: one daughter, Skylar Leann Manues of Crenshaw; one son, Spencer Wayne Manues of Crenshaw; one sister, April Dawson of Tunica and his grandmother, Shirley Merritt of Tunica.

Memorials may be made to Region One Mental Health Center in Tunica.

Carlye Alexis Pritchard

OXFORD––Carlye Alexis Pritchard, infant daughter of Chris Prithchard and Haley Wood, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Methodist LeBonheur Hospital in Germantown, Tenn.

Graveside services were Wednesday at McIvor Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Gary Stevens officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors along with her parents include: her grandparents, Tammy House of Oxford, Billy Wood of Independence and Charles and Myrna Pritchard of Batesville and one sister, Elizabeth Pritchard of Batesville.

Tukela Rennett Rodgers

CRENSHAW––Tukela Rennett Rodgers, 9, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at her residence.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Senatobia. Burial will be in Longtown Cemetery. Delta Burial has charge.

Rodgers, born Nov. 7, 2000, to Tommy Rodgers Jr. and Daphne Rodgers of Crenshaw, was a student at Quitman County Middle School and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Survivors along with her parents include: one sister, Dessanie Rodgers of Crenshaw; two brothers, Darrien Hillard and Jaylene Lark, both of Crenshaw and her grandparents, Tommy and Emmie Rodgers of Crenshaw and Murray and Gloria Geter of Senatobia.

Brenda Roper

FULTON––Brenda Joyce Roper, 53, died Friday, May 14, 2010. She was the sister of Raymond Lowell “Buddy” Roper of Batesville.

Services were Sunday at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Mark Tutor and Ronnie Martin officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Senter Funeral Home had charge.

Roper, born Jan. 24, 1957, in Marks, to Lowel Raymond and Jewell Watson Roper, was a factory worker, a homemaker and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Survivors along with her brother include: two daughters, Samarra Putt and Kennady Roper, both of Fulton; four brothers, Johnny Alvis Roper of Festus, Mo., Dennis Earl Roper and Jimmy Dale Roper, both of Fulton.

Cora Tinnin

HOLLY SPRINGS–Cora Tinnin, 65, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto. She was the wife of Douglas Tinnin Jr. who was the electrician for Cooley’s Mortuary in Batesville.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at West Antioch No. 1 M.B. Church in Senatobia. Rev. Robert Bell will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday from 11 a.m. – noon at West Antioch No. 1 M.B. Church.

She owned Tinnin Electric.

Survivors include: her husband, Douglas Tinnin Jr. of Holly Springs; one son, Demtetrius Tinnin of Holly Springs; one step-daughter, Holly Tinnin of Memphis; one step-son, Douglas Tinnin of Holly Springs; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Christian of Memphis; LuCrease Garner of Memphis; one brother, Ephron Robinson of Memphis; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild and five step-grandchildren.

Oma Walters

SARDIS–Oma Walters, 74, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Wednesday at Pate-Jones Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sardis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Mack Walters Sr.

Survivors include: three daughters, Marilyn Marie Townsend of Southaven, Janie Cleo Joiner of Sardis and Wanda Kay Moore of Sardis; one son, Jimmie Mack Walters Jr. of Abbeville; two sisters, Mary Sutton and Anne Keyes, both of Forrest City, Ark.; one brother, Doyle Kennedy of Shelbyville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Harold Grey Williams Jr.

WATER VALLEY–Harold Grey Williams Jr., 46, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East. He attended school in Panola County.

Services were Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Raymond Aven and Dr. Randy Bain officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge.

Williams, born to Harold Grey Williams Sr. of Water Valley and the late Mary Lou Johnson Williams, won many barbecue cooking contests in the Mid South in his younger days and garnered many trophies in Motor Cross racing. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Water Valley.

He was managing partner of Williams Flowers and Gifts and was one of the youngest members ever named to the Hall of Fame for the Mississippi Automobile Auction Association. He was selected as member of the Outstanding Young Men of America and served as Lt. Col for several Mississippi Governors including Gov. Finch and Gov. Waller.

Survivors along with his father include: one daughter, Jessica Grey Williams of Water Valley; one sister, Kathy Johnson Williams of Peachtree City, Ga.