Obituaries 01-04-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Obituaries 01-04-11

Jerry Truman Bailey

SARDIS– Jerry Truman Bailey, 66, died Sunday, January 2, 2010, at his residence.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Cemetery in Sardis. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

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Bailey, born to the late William Clyde Bailey and Dell Scallorn Bailey, was a farmer and a member of Union Baptist Church. He graduated from University of Southern Mississippi where he received a degree in business administration.  

Survivors include: his wife, Ann Addkison Bailey of Sardis; two daughteres, Bandi B. Webb of Sumner and Bradi Bailey of Como; one son, Brandt Bailey of Sardis; one sister, Fern Bailey Brown of Sardis and one grandchild.

Grady “Pete” Mathis Browning Jr.

OXFORD– Grady “Pete” Mathis Browning Jr., 73, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born in Panola County.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church. Rev. Gary Richardson will officiate. Burial will be in North Oxford Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home has charge.

Browning, served as Private First Class of the United States Army Reserve. He was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church where he was a member of the Bereans Sunday School Class and was responsible for organizing and implementing the Veteran Memorial at North Oxford Baptist Church Cemetery. He was the founder of the local chapter of Mended Hearts and served as president for five years. He was a retired route salesman for Frito-Lay.

He was preceded in death by one son, Grady Scott Browning.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Styers Browning of Oxford; two daughters, Jennifer Ross of Oxford and Laura Hollowell of Oxford; one son, Todd Browning of Madison and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, P.O. Box 1674, Oxford, Miss. 38655.

Willa C. Lambert Chesshir

SARDIS– Willa C. Lambert Chesshir, 85, died Thursday, December 30, 2010.

Services were held Sunday at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home in Sardis. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was a member of Sunset Church of Christ in Nashville, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Con R. Lambert Sr. and Durward Chesshir and one son, Gary Lee Lambert.

Survivors include: two sons, Jim Lambert and Con Lambert Jr., both of Hernando; two sisters, Nellie Ann Moton of Saratoga, Ark. and Bernice Lloyd of Mena, Ark.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation

Bill Citrone

BRUCETON, Tenn.– Bill Citrone, 84, formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, December 18, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Tenn. with his daughter, Patty Cary by his side.

Services were held Tuesday, December 28, at Henderson Van Atta and Stickle Funeral Home in Newark, Ohio with burial in Newark Memorial Cemetery in Newark, Ohio. Bruceton Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

    Mr. Citrone was born in Newark, Ohio July 29, 1926, to the late Domnick F. Citrone and Dorothy L. Maxwell Citrone. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy and retired IRS employee, Baptist in faith, a Mason, member of Scottish Rite, a Shriner, a World War II veteran, VFW member and American Legion member.

    Survivors include one daughter, Patti Cary of Hollow Rock, Ohio; three sons, Timothy Citrone of Kentucky, William Citrone of California and Anthony Citrone of Germany; two sisters, Joann Citrone of Ohio and Sandy Urghart of California; one brother, Fitzgerald Citrone of Ohio; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Clifton Lee Hyland

BATESVILLE– Clifton Lee “Luke” Hyland, 64, died Thursday, December 30, 2010.

Services were Sunday at Tutor Memorial in Oxford. Joey Swords officiated. Tutors Memorial Funeral Home had charge.

Luke was a Baptist.

Survivors include: one daughter, Tammy Swords of Pontotoc; three sons, Rocky Hyland and Michael Hyland of Pontotoc and step-son, Bill Osborn of Batesville; three sisters, Katie Marie Beard and Joyce Ann Leinhardt, both of Courtland, Barbara Fay Holley of Senatobia; one brother, W.L. Hyland of Abbeville and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Michael Carl Ladd

COMO– Michael Carl Ladd, 53, died Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at his residence.

Services were Sunday at Davis Chapel United Methodist Church in Sardis. Burial was in the church cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Ladd, born April 4, 1957, at Edwards Air Force Base in California to Raymond Earl  Ladd of Como and the late Loretta Gail Ladd, was self-employed in construction. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Como.

Survivors include: his parents, Raymond E. and Carolyn Baker Ladd of Como; three sisters, Donna Ladd Allen of Hernando, Vicki Ladd Wood of Coldwater and Carole Ladd Spencer of Southaven; two brothers, Ray E. Ladd Jr. of Como and Joe Mathis of Visalia, Calif.

Charles Watson “C.W.” Leland

BATESVILLE– Charles Watson “C.W.” Leland, 78, died Friday, December 31, 2010, at his residence.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Bethlehem M.B. Church. Dr. Zannie Leland Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary with family hour from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at New Bethlehem M.B. Church.

Leland, born Jan. 1, 1932, to Hosea Leland and Earline Willingham, was a welder and wrecker driver for Heafner Motors. He was a member of New Bethlehem M.B. Church where he was a trustee and usher.

Survivors include: his wife, Beulah Marie Leland of Batesville; five daughters, Patara McDaniel and Rhonda Leland of Batesville, Debra Johnson of Oxford, Tawanna Leland of Memphis and Arlean Leland of Washington, D.C.; four sons, Rudley Leland of Gary, Ind., Larry Pearson of Oxford, Charles Wesley Leland of Fayetteville, N.C., Curtis L. Leland of Coweta, Okla. and his adopted son, Dr. Zannie Leland; one sister, Blanche Dugger of Milwaukee, Wis.; five brothers, Lloyd Leland and Maurice Leland, both of Oakland, Earl Leland of Greenwood, Earnest Calvin Leland of Milwaukee and Joe Mack Leland of Batesville; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Dewey David Saxton

Dewey David Saxton, age 78, died at his home in Lafayette County  on December 25, 2010. Saxton was the father of Alex McCoy of Batesville.

Born in Yazoo County to the late George Dave and Jewel Hasty Saxton, Mr. Saxton worked as a tool and die maker for Holley Carburator for 20 years.  He enjoyed fruit and vegetable gardening, and was a carpenter.  He was a member of Cornerstone Church in Water Valley.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.  The funeral service will follow  with Bro. R. W. Moffett officiating.  Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pansy Saxton.

In addition to his son in Batesville, he is survived by three daughters, Sharon Herron of Jackson,  Julia McCoy of Water Valley, and Clara McCoy of Jackson; five  other sons, Michael Saxton of Flowood, Charles Saxton of Ridgeland, Cecil Saxton of Ridgeland, Jerry Saxton, Sr. of Jackson and Archie McCoy of Water Valley; four sisters, Mary Davis, Ila Ward, and Carlee House, all of Benton and Ruby Ward of Vicksburg; two brothers, Howard Saxton and J. T. Saxton, both of Yazoo City; 17 grandchildren and 28 grandchildren. 

Corrine Juanita Trusty

BATESVILLE– Corrine Juanita Trusty, 106, died Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Fairfield Assisted Living Center.

Private memorial services will be held Saturday, January 8 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church. Bob Wilcutt will officiate.

Trusty, born Nov. 2, 1904, to Robert Ernest Edrington and Nell Gregory Edrington, was a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Water Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Wayne Trusty.

Survivors include: one son, William Edrington Trusty Sr. of Batesville; one daughter, Nettie Nell Richmond of Jackson; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church in Water Valley.

Ashley Dawn Turman

COURTLAND– Ashley Dawn Turman, 21, died Friday, December 31, 2010, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Services were Monday at Kimbro Funeral Home. Burial was in Crowder Cemetery. Rev. Murphy Eubank officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Turman, born Feb. 4, 1989, to Billy Eads Jr. of Crowder and Cynthia Turman of Enid, attended North Delta School and Crowder Assembly of God. She taught the three-year-old class at the First United Methodist Church Childcare Center.

Survivors along with her parents include: her grandparents, Billy and Dot Eads of Crowder, Dorothy Johnston of Batesville, Billy and Elizabeth Turman of Enid and one brother, Cody Noel Turman of Pontotoc.

Betty Joyce Varner

ARLINGTON, Tenn.– Batesville natve Betty Joyce Varner, 77, died Monday, December 27, 2010, following an automobile accident.

Funeral services were held December 31 at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis. Burial was in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery.

Varner grew up in Batesville and was valedictorian of her high school class. She graduated from the University of Memphis and retired as Transportation Manager from Harts Manufacturing in Collierville. She was a writer, poet and owner of “Say It With Poetry.”

She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Natalie Allen of Atlanta and Lauren Allen Murrell of Elk Grove, Calif.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Church Health Center at