Obituaries 06-29-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Obituaries 06-29-10

Mildred McDowell Cosby

COURTLAND– Mildred McDowell Cosby, 77, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Friday at Dickins Funeral Home. Rev. Terrell McGreger and Rev. Chris Wolfe officiated. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

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Cosby was a factory worker, nurse’s aide and a school bus driver. She was a member of the Batesville Chapter of Eastern Star and Tocowa Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cosby.

Survivors include: one daughter, Ouida Joyce Smith of Bartlett, Tenn.; two sons, Ronald “Ronnie” Cosby of Batesville and Dennis Cosby of Courtland; one sister, Juanita Clark of West Monroe, La.; one brother, Brooks McDowell of Courtland; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Wanda Alred Howard

SARDIS– Wanda Alred Howard, 52, died Saturday, at her residence.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Howard, born May 6, 1958, in Batesville, to the late Josephine Still and Elvin Thomas Alred Sr., was a factory worker at Panola Mills and attended Hosanna Family Worship Center.

Survivors include: her husband, Larry Howard of Sardis; two sons, Gary Howard and Danny Howard, both of Sardis; one daughter, Wendy Underwood of Batesville; three sisters, Janie Caine, Sue Morris and Teresa Lott, all of Batesville; four brothers, Elvin Thomas Alred Jr., Harold Alred and Johnny Alred, all of Batesville and Billy Alred of Sardis and five grandchildren.


Clyde Whitaker

Batesville native and former Tupelo Mayor Clyde Whitaker died Monday morning at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a months-long battle with brain and lung cancer.

Whitaker moved to Tupelo in 1964 and quickly immersed himself in civic and political affairs. Within a decade of moving there, he became Tupelo’s first Republican mayor in 1973.

Funeral services were incomplete at press time.