Obituaries – 11-02-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lonnie Dean Corley

OXFORD–Lonnie Dean Corley, 57, died Friday, October 29, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was the brother of Steve Corley of Batesville.

Services were Monday at Coleman Funeral Home. Gerald Shook and Terry Corley officiated.

Burial was in Anchor Cemetery in Water Valley. Coleman Funeral Home had charge.

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Corley worked as a truck driver for the J.E. Phillips Company and with Wonder Bread for many years. He attended Taylor Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Pearl Lott Corley.

Survivors along with his brother, include: his wife, Mary “Liz” Corley of Oxford; one son, Austin D. Corley of Oxford; one daughter, Tonya Mendola of Port St. Lucy, Fla.; his father, Roy Dean Corley of Winona; one brothers, Terry Corley of Winona; threee sisters, Carolyn Berry of Boiling Springs, N.C. and his twin sister, Bonnie Locke of Winona.

Memorials may be made to the Anchor Cemetery Fund, 1009 Hwy. 7 South, Water Valley.

Irma McBroom Harris

RICHMOND, Va.–Irma McBroom Harris, 87, a native of Panola County,  died Thursday, October 21, 2010.

Memorial services will be held November 20 at 2 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Tupelo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. David A. Harris, a United Methodist pastor who served in Sardis.

Survivors include: her children, Glenn Harris of Saltillo, Gordon Harris Wyson of Ipswich, Mass. and Camille Harris LaMountain of Richmond, Va.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Wilson of Batesville.

Dorothy “Dot” Adele Orr King

BATESVILLE–Dorothy “Dot” Adele Orr King, 92, died Friday, October 29, at Fairfield Assited Living Home.

Services were Monday at the Batesville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Melendia Jones Pointon officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

King, born August 13, 1918, in Water Valley, to the late Robert and Irene Orr, attended school in Batesville and graduated from Batesville High School in 1936. She received a bachelor’s degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn. in 1940.

During WWII she worked at the Como Prisoner of War Camp until it closed after the war. After her marriage, she became a homemaker before returning to the workforce in 1967 when she went to work for the Mississippi Department of Welfare where she served as director until her retirement.

She was a member of the Batesville Presbyterian Church where she served many years as teacher for the Women’s Sunday School class and as a teacher and leader for her women’s circle group. She also served as president of the Women of Church, and as as Ruling Elder and Clerk of the Session at BPC.

She was a member of the James Gilliam Chapter of D.A.R. and of the Panola Genealogical Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Jones King Sr.

Survivors include: two daughters, Dorothy Lou King Aldridge and her husband, Mack of Oxford, Margaret King Buntin and her husband, Robert of Batesville; one son, Calvin J. King Jr. and his wife, Andrea of Germantown, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Melissa Aldridge Saxton and her husband, Jimmy, Lesley Aldridge Cousley and her husband, Starling, Langdon King and his wife, Raquel, Amber King Snow and her husband, Stephen, Ashley King, Hayden King and Addison Buntin; nine great-grandchildren.

The family asked that memorial contributions be made to the Batesville Presbyterian Church, 121 Eureka St., Batesville, or Sand Springs Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Barbara Webb, 258 CR 354, Oxford, Miss. 38655.

Wendy Lee Evans Pritchard

OXFORD–Wendy Lee Evans Pritchard, 37, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.   She was a volunteer EMT for Panola County.

Services were Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Jerry Ervin officiated. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home had charge.

Pritchard was a nationally registered EMT and worked for many years at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley, Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs and EMHC in Memphis.

She was a volunteer for the fire department and attended the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp.

Survivors include: her husband, Richard Pritchard of Oxford; her parents, William Evans and his wife, Georgia of Oxford and Vicki Oldham and her husband, Heu of Oxford; four daughters, Kimberly Nicole Pritchard of Corinth, Patricia Leann Pritchard and Harley Sue Pritchard and Johnny Lynn Pritchard, all of Oxford; three sisters, Amanda Oldham of Byhalia, Heather Oldham and Leanna Watts, both of Oxford; six brothers, Michael Lynn Evans, Nathaniel Lee Evans, John Hughes, Luke Hughes, Ben Hughes and Robert Watts, all of Oxford.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Circle, Jackson, Miss. 39206.

 Jerlene Rainer Stone

BATESVILLE–Jerlene Rainer Stone, 72, died Thursday, October 28, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services were Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Pat Ludlam and Rev. Ed Woodall officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Stone, born Jan. 9, 1938, in Union to Charles Allen and Nellie Lavada Smith Rainer, was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She worked in accounting for Deposit Guaranty Bank in Jackson for 20 years.

Survivors include: her husband, Thurman A. Stone Jr. of Batesville; two daughters, Dr. Renee Wilson of Tupelo and Martha Flint and her husband, Ben of Batesville; two sons, Stanley Gilmore of Richland and Robert T. Stone and his wife, Linda of Sardis; three grandchildren, Melanie Carpenter and her husband, Ricky of Florence, Hannah Wilson of Tupelo and Rachel Wilson of Tupelo; two great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchilren and her step-mother, Georgia Smith Ranier of Union.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to The Diabetes Assistance Fund, c/o Diabetic Treatment Center, North Mississippi Medical Center, 830 S. Gloster St., Tupelo, Miss. 38801.