Obituaries 12-21-10

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Obituaries 12-21-10

Mary Edna Pitcock Bevell

BATESVILLE–Mary Edna Pitcock Bevell, 95, died Saturday, December 18, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Clarksville, Tenn.

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Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Charlie Peters will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home.

Bevell, born April 18, 1915, in Pope to Willie Earl and Osie Lee Walker Pitcock, was a homemaker and a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Clarksdale.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mary E. Barnes of Clarksville, Tenn.; two sons, Roland Bevell of Las Vegas and Baxter Bevell Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Irene H. Brummett

ABBEVILLE–Irene H. Brummett, 91, died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Life Point Village in Southaven. She was the mother of Don Brummett of Batesville.

Services were held Saturday in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Hope officiating.  Burial was in Pine Flat Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home had charge.

Brummett, born in Lafayette County, was a member of First Baptist Church of Abbeville and a homemaker.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Clelon Brummet and one daughter, Dianna Brummett.

Survivors along with her son include: one son, David Brummett of Abbeville; four grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 The family has requested that memorials be made to:

First Baptist Church of Abbeville, P.O. Box 80, Abbeville, Miss. 38601 or Cornerstone Baptist Church, 660 Hwy. 51 N, Batesville, 38606.


Bernice Doyle

OXFORD–Bernice Doyle, 75, died Tuesday, December 14 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held Tuesday in Chicago. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge of local arrangements held Saturday.

Doyles, born July 17, 1935, in Starkville, to Charlie Kelley and Jessie Mae Harris, was a retired assembly line worker for Nestle Foods. She was a member of Landmark Tempel Apostlic Church in Holly Springs.

Survivors include: her husband, Robert Lee Doyle of Oxford; three daughters, Valerie Williams of Oxford and Carolyn Doyle and Sonya Doyle, both of Hazel Crest, Ill.; three sons, Julius Doyle of Chicago, Darren Doyle of Brownsville, Texas and Thabit Saleem of Indiana; nine sisters, Shirley Williams, Dorothy Hughes, Vinna Mae Car, Cora Byrd, Helen Vaughn, Clarice Cox, Annie Campbell, Gloria Dunkins and Mable Hopkins, all of Chicago; six brothers, Charlie Kelly Jr. of Oak Park, Ill., Jimmy Kelley, Eugene Kelley, Leroy Kelley, Bobby Kelley and James Edward Kelley, all of Chicago; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandhchildren.


Andrew Lee Johnson

BATESVILLE–Andrew Lee Johnson, 85, died Thursday, December 16, 2010, at his residence.

Services will be held Wednesday at noon at Concord M.B. Church in Batesville. John H. Snow III will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until services at the church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Johnson, born May 18, 1925, in Batesville, to Alfred Johnson and Sallie Morris, was a truck driver for Panola County and a member of Concord M.B. Church where he was a deacon and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  

Survivors include: his wife, Allie V. Johnson of Batesville; five daughters, Madalyn Carol Johnson, Sharon Kay Yorbrough, Jo Andrewnette Johnson, Debra Ann Jackson and Pam Hereford, all of Birmingham, Ala.; one son, Alfred Lee Johnson of Batesville; one sister, Glennie Houston of Charleston; one brother, Marvin Johnson of Batesville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Martha Mae Jackson

SENATOBIA–Martha Mae Jackson, 70, died Friday, December 17, 2010. She was the sister of Vernice Ellis of Batesville and James Pittman of Como.

Services will be held Wednesday at noon at Paradise M.B. Church in Senatobia. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Jackson was retired from Senatobia Hospital. She was a choir member.

Survivors along with her brother and sister include:  her husband, Raymond Jackson; three daughters, Eva Burgess of Senatobia, Martha Ann Ailsworth and Freddie Hardy, both of Memphis; one son, Raymond Jackson Jr. of Senatobia; one sister, Edna Davis of Coldwater; one brother, Walter Oliver of Chicago; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Lucille Orange

MARKS–Lucille Orange,  65, died Friday, December 17, 2010, at her residence.

Services were Monday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church. Rev. Alvis Pryor officiated. Burial was in Greenhill Cemetery in Marks. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Orange, March 7, 1945, in Batesville, to Stan Hope Morgan and Queen Ester Lamar, was an assistant secretary for Quitman County School District and a member of Greenhill M.B. Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Oddie Orange of Marks; three daughters, Cheryl Conley of Marks, Dawn Chapman of Memphis and Kimyona Hixs of Nashville; four sisters, Shirley Morgan of Lansing, Mich., Debra Blade and Sonya Fisher, both of Chicago and Barbara Spotwood of Gary, Ind.; three brothers, Epsie Morgan, James Morgan, both of Lansing, Mich., one brother, Jeffrey Blade of Gary, Ind.; 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Larry D. Robertson

BATESVILLE–Larry D. Robertson, 63, died Friday, December 17, 2010, at VA Medical Center in Memphis.

Services were Monday at Friendship Baptist Church in Charleston. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include: his wife, Kathy Dungan Robertson of Batesville; one daughter, Kelli Robertson Polson of Courtland; one son, Ted E. Robertson of Batesville; three sisters; five brothers and three grandchildren.

Marguerite C. “Linda” Swain

SARDIS–Marguerite C. “Linda” Swain, 77, died Friday, December 17, 2010.

Graveside services will be held today at 10 a.m. at Singleton Springs Cemetery. Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home has charge.

Shee was was a quality control inspector for R.R. Donnely in Senatobia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.E. “Cye” Swain; one daughter, Melanie Westmoreland and one son, George Swain.

Survivors include: two sons, Michael Swain of Batesville and Christopher Swain of Sardis; five daughters, Linda Gail Rich of Sardis, Gracie McDaniel of Coldwater, Debbie Smith of Senatobia, Kelly Medlin of Hernando, Jeri Bolen of Oxford and 13 grandchildren.