Obituaries 10-5-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Alfreda D. Price Cannon

OXFORD–Alfreda D. Price Cannon, 59, died Friday, September 24, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She worked at Golden Living Nursing Facility of Batesville for many years.

Services were held Saturday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Oxord. Pastor Willie G. Erving officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Cannon, born Dec. 14, 1950, in Lafayette County, to the late Savannah Key-Price and Lonzo Price, was a member of New Home Missionary Baptist Church. She was a nurse and was a long time employee of the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford.

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Survivors include: two daughters, Jelisa Cannon Payne and Ida Cannon Delbert, both of Oxford; two sons, Christopher B. Price of Oxford and Bryant D. Cannon of Chicago; three sisters, Sandra P. Sawyer of Oxford, Marcheta Price and Shelia Price of Jackson; three brothers, Willie Price and Charlie Price, both of Oxford and Shelia Price of Jackson; three brothers, Willie Price and Charlie Price, both of Oxford and Preston Price and nine grandchildren.

Mattie Lockett

COMO–Mattie Mae Frost Lockett, 81, died Monday, September 27, 2010, at North Oak Regional Hospital in Senatobia.

Services were Saturday at Mt. Level M.B. Church. Rev. Johnny Frost officiated. Burial was in Mt. Level Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home in Sardis had charge.

Lockett was a member of Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como.

Survivors include: five daughters, Jessie Lark, Thelma Smith, Queen Lockett and Gloria Reed, all of Como and Bertha Lark of Sardis; three sons, Melvin Lockett of Memphis, Felix Lockett of Como and Willie Lockett of Sardis; three sisters, Sarah Anderson and Lizzie Frost, both of Como and Leora Callicutt of Sardis; one brother, David Frost of Como; 35 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.

 Bobby Gene Russell

SARDIS–Bobby Gene Russell, 73, died Saturday, October 2, 2010, at his residence.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park with full military honors. Robert Rawson and Michael Bates officiated.

Russell, born July 17, 1937, in Oxford, to Marvin A. and Faye Lauderdale Russell of Oxford, served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and retired as Master Sergeant after 20 1/2 years.

MSGT Russell served in the Vietnam War while in the Air Force.

After his retirement in the Air Force, he became a correctional officer with the Nevada Department of Corrections for 10 years.

He was a member of the Batesville Church of Christ and Moose Lodge in Reno, Nev. since 1984.

Survivors along with his mother include: two daughters, Julie A. Snider of Weatherford, Texas, Katie Simeroth of Carson City, Nev.; three sons, Bobby Gene Russell Jr. of Calhoun, La., Van Allen Russell of Oxford, Dino Russell of Destin, Fla.; his mother, Faye Lauderdale Russell of Oxford; two sisters, Bettye Kelly of Sardis, Sue Slaughter of Sardis; three brothers, Murray Lauderdale of Bay St. Louis, Jackie Russell of Clarksdale, Bill Russell of Oxford; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

David Alston Vance

BATESVILLE–David Alston Vance, 64, died Sunday, October 3, 2010.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Batesville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Melodie Jones Pointon will officiate. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Vance, born August 21, 1946, to the late Louise McCaslin and Calvin Brooks Vance III,  he graduated from Batesville High School in 1964 and went on to Mississippi State University. While attending MSU he was a member of the Kappa Sig Fraternity.

In 1969 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Business and Industry. David was a avid Bulldog Club member.

He was a retired health care manager.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Tom Mills Vance, of Batesville; daughter, Mary Brooke Vance Maier and husband, Darin, of Ridgeland; one son, David Windham Vance and wife, Sabina of Southington, Conn.; one brother, Frank Hudson Vance; three grandchildren, Brooks Thomas Maier, Calvin Brooks Vance and Jonathan David Vance.

Along with his parents, David was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Brooks Vance IV.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be sent to the Batesville Presbyterian Church, 121 Eureka St., Batesville, MS 38606.