Obituaries 11-30-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Obituaries 11-30-10

Larry Lonnell Chrestman

BATESVILLE–Larry Lonnell Chrestman, 63, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at his residence.

Services were Saturday at Waller Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Meacham officiated. Burial was in Eastover Memorial Cemetery.

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Chrestman was an automated winding technician specialist with Emerson Electric in Oxford. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Central Academy Church of Christ and worked in the janitorial department at North Mississippi Regional Center.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty Hughes Chrestman of Batesville; his mother, Baby Joy Welch and her husband, Billy of Abbeville, MS; one daughter, Rebecca Jo Griffiths and her husband, Ben of Batesville, MS; one son, Ricky Chrestman of Batesville;  four brothers, Lonnie Chrestman Jr., Leo Chrestman, Bill Chrestman and Jason Chrestman, all of Batesville; one step-sister, Shelia Estes of Pontotoc; two step-brothers, Mike Welch of Pontotoc and Robert Welch of Oxford and two grandchildren.

Mary M. “Granny” Fuller Flake

SARDIS–Mary M. “Granny” Fuller Flake, 84, died Sunday, November 21, 2010, at her residence.

Services were Wednesay at Ray Nowell Funeral Home. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Hal Johnson officiated. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Flake, born March 25,1926, in Belmont, to the late Isom Corbett Fuller and Vida Josephine Fuller, was a member of Merton Avenue Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl T. Flake and one daughter, Marty Mock.

Survivors include: two sons, Thomas Scott of Covington, Tenn. and Terry Scott of Memphis; one step-son, Gordon Flake of Senatobia; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ellis Wayne Hobbs

COURTLAND–Ellis Wayne Hobbs, 70, died Saturday, November 27, 2010.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, December 11 at Courtland United Methodist Church. Rev. Allen McGraw will officiate. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the memorial service. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Hobbs, born Sept. 28, 1940, in Kenton, Tenn. to the late Walter Lee Hobbs and Maggie Mae Johnson, was a member of Courtland United Methodist Church and was a retired maintenance man for the South Panola School District after 15 years of service. He was a United States  Air Force Veteran.

Survivors include: his wife of 39 years, Lynn Norton Hobbs of Courtland; three daughters, Diana Lynn Herdt of Loxahoma, Lisa Marie Frankowski of Washington State and Dawn Marie Hobbs; one son, William Wayne Hobbs of Georgia; one sister, Maidell Hobbs Naylor of Illinois and three grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marble Joiner

WEST FRANKFORD, Ill.–Marble Joiner, 52, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at her residence. She was a music minister and had worked in First United Pentecostal Revival Center in Batesville.

Services were Sunday at the Christian Workshop Center in West Frankfort. Burial was in the East Fork Cemetery in West Frankfort. Parker Reedy Funeral Home had charge.

She was born June 19, 1958, in Marks, to the late Rev. Clint Holley and Margaret “Toedy” Holley.

Survivors include: her husband of 36 years, Jerry “Bubba” Joiner; her mother and step-father, Congressman Ken Gray and Rev. Margaret “Toedy” Holley-Gray; one son, Josh Joiner; one daughter, Marble Holley Hosick; two sisters, Candy McKeithen and Carroll Richardson.

Mary Julia Jones

SARDIS–Mary Julia Jones, 88, died Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Sunday at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial was in West Camp Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Jones was a school teacher.

She is survived by one son, Joe Jones of Gary, Ind.

Earnest Travis Mangrum

EUDORA–Earnest Travis Mangrum, 58, died Monday, November 22, 2010. He was the uncle of Terri Howard and Tiffiney Moore of Batesville.

Services were Monday at Memorial Funeral Home. Rev. Shannon Mangrum officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Meredith Nowell Memorial Funeral Home had charge.

He was the brother of the late Clyde Mangrum of Robinsonville.

Survivors along with his nieces include: one son, Earnest Travis Mangrum of Eudora; one daughter, Stacy R. Mangrum of Hernando; four brothers, Tivvis Mangrum of Tunica, William Mangrum of Walls, Donald Mangrum of Cottonville and Russell Mangrum Savage; four sisters, Geraldine Mangrum of Savage, Peggy Starkey, Mary Grayson and Gladys Mason, all of Eudora and one grandchild.

Leo Bennett Rhodes

SARDIS–Leo Bennett Rhodes, 93, died Thursday, November 25, 2010, at his residence.

Graveside services were Saturday at Rosehill Cemetery. Rev. Tom Atkins officiated. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Rhodes, born June 11, 1917, in Stuggard, Ark., to Daniel Sayre and Jessie Wallace Rhodes, was a member of First Assembly of God Church. He was a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and fought in WWII where he was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Etta Ellen Rhodes Clemons. Survivors include: four daughters, Dee Mason, Barbara Santiago and Louise Wilson, all of Sardis and Mary Moudy of Batesville; three sons, Buddy Rhodes of Byhalia, Bill Rhodes of Hernando and Dale Rowan of Sardis; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Nancy Carolyn “Carol” Park Russell

SARDIS–Nancy Carolyn “Carol” Park Russell, 56, died Monday, November 22, 2010. at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Memorial services were held Wednesday at Clear Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Lipe officiated. Waller Funeral Home had charge.

Russell born in Tupelo was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, Ronald Glenn “Ronnie” Russell of Sardis; two sons, Lee Austin Avent and Thomas Glen Russell both of Gulfport; one sister, Judy McDaniels of Knoxville; one brother, Bobby Park of Cadiz, Ky. and one grandchild.

John Lee Sprouse

COURTLAND–John Lee Sprouse, 63, died Friday, November 26, 2010. He was the owner of John’s Jewelry in Batesville.

Services were Sunday at Dickins Funeral Home. Hal Johnson officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Sprouse was a member of the Church of God and a member of the Bender’s Car Club. He was a past member of the Jaycee’s and South Panola Lions Club.

Survivors include: his wife of 43 years, Linda Woodard Sprouse of Courtland; three sons, Scotty Sprouse and Harvey Sprouse, both of Batesville and Brian Sprouse and his wife, Eve of Pope; three grandchildren, Hunter Sprouse of Batesville, Hanna Grace Sprouse and Rosa Lee Sprouse, both of Pope; one sister, Oma Boucher of Batesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Betty E. Sullivan

SARDIS–Betty E. Sullivan, 68, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Tom Atkins officiated. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Sullivan, born Dec. 4, 1941, in Sardis, to William Clayton and Cordell Appleton Edlin, was a homemaker and a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Barnes Sullivan and one son, William Clayton Sullivan.

Survivors include: one daughter, Brenda Mason George of Sardis; one son, Tommy Mason of Sardis; four sisters, Cammie Simmerman, Kay Goforth and Ann Hall, all of Sardis and Jane Hill of Senatobia; two brothers, Lonnie Edlin and Danny Edlin, both of Sardis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.