Obituaries 07-30-10

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 30, 2010

Obituaries 07-30-10

 Deloras Berkey

SARDIS– Deloras Berkey, 67, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Sardis Community Nursing Home.

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A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Berkey was born July 30, 1942 in Dallas, to the late Oscar Wesley and Sarah Anna Burleson Smith. She was of the Jewish faith and preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar R. Smith, Jr. and William Simpson.

She worked in retail sales most of her career along with her husband in Berkey Brothers Jewelers & Trust House in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her son, Victor E. Berkey of Bethlehem, Penn.; sisters, Mary Hopkins of San Angelo, Texas; Joyce Nell Hutson of Azel, Texas; and Margaret Fields of Katy, Texas; brothers, Marvin Shoemake and Raymond Smith of Como and 2 grandchildren.

Sgt. William Casey Brown

SOUTHAVEN– Sgt. William Casey Brown, U.S.M.C., 34, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 in Conway, Arkansas.  

Services were held on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at at Union Church near Sardis, with Robert Hickey officiating.  Burial followed in Union Cemetery.  

Sgt. Brown was a U.S. Marine for 10 years and served his country in Korea, Okinawa, Israel and served two tours in Iraq where, during his second tour, he received a name for valor for his actions under fire.  Sgt. Brown was also a member of the Booze Fighters Motorcycle Club, Chapter 57.  

He is survived by his wife, Debra Bishop Brown of Southaven; his parents, Bill and Leslie Brown of Como, and one sister, Shannon Scrimager of Collierville, Tenn.  Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301, Attn:  Gift Processing.

Gladys Virginia Elliott

CROWDER– Gladys Virginia Elliott, 92, widow of Bobby Elliott, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Fairfield Assisted Living Center.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Crowder Baptist Church, with interment to follow in Crowder Cemetery. Rev. Ben James and Rev. Jerry Wages will officiate.

Mrs. Elliott was born March 13, 1918 in Houston, to the late William Andy and Pemmie White Moore. She was a member of the former Crowder Methodist Church and attended Crowder Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Judy Elliott Wells of Magnolia, Texas; one son, Gary Elliott of Crowder; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Anyone wishing to send memorial contributions to please forward those to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Idell Jones

OXFORD–Idell Jones, 80, retired line operator from Emerson factory, died July 28, 2010 at her son’s residence in Oxford.

She was a native of Panola County. She was the widow of Bobby Jones.

Funeral services will be Sunday, August 1 at 3 p.m. at Philadelphia M.B. Church, with Rev. Alfred Hall officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 31 from 10-3 at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home has charge of


Suvivors include three sons, John E. Jones, Bobby G. Jones and Sam Jones, all of Oxford; four sisters, Relola Buford, Richmond, Va.; Pollie Mitchell, Daisy Mitchell, Cleveland, Ohio; Maisy Mitchell, Batesville; three brothers, Alonzo Mitchell, Oxford; Willie Earl Mitchell and Walter Mitchell, Cleveland, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Robert Shelton King Sr.

COMO– Robert Shelton King Sr., 82, died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at his residence.

Services were held July 27 at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia with burial in Friendship Cemetery in Como.

Pate-Jones Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

King was a mason and a veteran of the Korean War where he served in the army. He was retired from Mississippi Power and Light and a member of the Como Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Charlie E. and Grace A. King; two sons, Shelton King Jr. and Clifford King; two sisters, Ruby Patterson and Martha Beavers; and three brothers, Charles L. King, Harold King, and George King.

Survivors include his wife Fannie Childress King of Como; two daughters, Vickie McCullough of Earlsboro, Okla. and Veronica Dixon of Como; three sons, Paul King of Cordova, Clifton King of Coldwater and Scottie King of Como; one sister, Freddie Hensley of Huron, Ohio; 22 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Jessie Hill Monroe

SARDIS– Jessie Hill Monroe, age 78, widow of Harvey Monroe, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Bobby Waydell will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until service time.

Mrs. Monroe was born, June 13, 1932 in Marks, to James G. and Mary M. Hill. She worked at Sardis Luggage Company, Carrom Manufacturing and Harvey’s Candy Company, along with her husband.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church.

Survivors include: 4 Daughters: Pat Monroe Eubanks of Cabot, Ark., Charlotte Monroe Evans of Cabot, Ark., Debbie Monroe Ford of Cabot, Ark., Carla Monroe Edlin of Sardis, ; 1 Sister: Sarah Force of Slidell, La.; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and in-laws.


Martha Ann Sutton Smith

BATESVILLE– Martha Ann Sutton Smith, 75, died Monday, July 26, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Hospital- North Mississippi.

Graveside services were Wednesday, July 28 at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville.

Dickins Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Smith, born December 4, 1934 to the late David C. and Thelma E. Sutton, was retired from South Panola Community Hospital and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, David Henry Sutton, Joseph F. Sutton and Charles Harold Sutton.

Survivors include her husband, Richard N. Smith of Batesville; one daughter, Susan Berryhill of Batesville; one sister Thelma S. Ray of Madison and two grandchildren.