Obituaries 1-28-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 28, 2011

Jewell Cobb Bains

 BATESVILLE– Jewell Cobb Bains, 86, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Rickey Shepherd officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home has charge.

Bains, born to the late Willie Mae and Lonnie Cobb, was a member of Springdale Freewill Baptist Church. He was retired supervisor for Jackson Cookie Company.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, William Scott Bains.

Survivors include: one daughter, Bonnie K. Cannon of Batesville; one son, James Larry Kitchens of Oxford; one sister, Dorothy Lott of Oxford; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Springdale Cemetery Fund c/o Edith Dooley, 355 CR 425, Oxford, MS 38655.

Geraldine “Jerri” Kendall Bolen

OXFORD–Geraldine “Jerri” Kendall Bolen, 66, wife of W. D. Bolen, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at her residence.

    Services were Thursday, January 27,  at Willow Springs Assembly of God Church in Enid with interment at Bethel Cemetery. Reverend Tommy Darby officiated. Wells Funeral Homehad charge.

    Bolen was born August 17, 1944, in Bruce, to the late Robert Matthew Kendall and Martha E. Wortham Kendall Nichols. She was a member of Willow Springs Assembly of God Church and a retired self-employed hairdresser of 40 years. She owned the Hair Factory in Batesville for 28 years before her retirement.

    Survivors other than her husband include five sisters, Inez Anderson  and  Mary Box, both of Tillatobia, Vickey Snyder of Charleston, Diane Stevens of Scobey, and Paula Fisk of Bruce; six brothers, Tommy Kendall and Carl Kendall, both of Tillatobia, Mickey Nichols and Doug Nichols, both of Coffeeville, James Nichols of Oakland, Dean Nichols of Greenville.

Maurice Burke

WINONA– Maurice Burke, 61, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at Winona General Hospital.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Darby will officiate.  Interment will be a private service at Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Burke, born Aut. 13, 1949, in Pope, to Rosie Darby Austin of Courtland and the late J.C. “Bud” Burke Sr. He served in the United States Maine Corps during the Vietnam War and was owner of Burke Tire Store in Winona.

Survivors along with is mother include: his wife, Julie Holland Burke of Winona; one daughter, April Burke of Dallas, Texas; three sons, William Holland of Augusta, Ga., Keith Burke and Jason Burke, both of Louisville, Texas; two brothers, J.C. Burke Jr. of Enid and Lamar Burke of Memphis and six grandchildren.

Oma Katherine Holland Brewer

BATESVILLE– Oma Katherine Holland Brewer, 72, died Thursday, January 20, 2011.
Services were Saturday at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lincoln Brewer.

Survivors include: her mother, Emma Lou Holland  of Banner; two daughters, Katherine Lynn Brewer Hill of Mt. Home, Ark. and Elizabeth Ann Brewer of Batesville; one son, James Michael Brewer Sr. of Marshfield, Mo.; five sisters, Iva Pearl Mansell of Brookhaven, Martha Lee Taylor of Sardis, Virgie Mae Scott of Meadville, Kathy Ann Buitt of Bogue Chitto and Brenda Kay Kirby of Banner; three brothers, Carl Wayne Holland of Pinola, Edward White of Monticellow and John Franklin Holland of Banner; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Barbara Hall Duncan

    CRENSHAW –  Mrs. Barbara Hall Duncan, 65, passed away January 24, 2011, at Baptist Desoto Hospital.

    Services were held Wednesday, January 26, at Crenshaw Baptist Church. Burial followed at Longtown Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia was in charge of arrangements.

    Survivors include her husband, Sammy Duncan of Crenshaw; her daughter, Melynda Crockett of Crenshaw; her son, Lee Duncan, also of Crenshaw; a sister, Yvonne Thornbury of Crenshaw; a half-sister, Johnnie Faye Mounce of Vardaman; a brother, James Edward Hall of Jacksonville, Fl.; grandchildren, Billy Casey, Brooke Casey, Breanna Casey and John Curtis (Curt)?Duncan; one great-granddaughter, Karlee Ray Casey.

    Mrs. Duncan was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Willie Hall, and her brother, Johnny Wayne Hall.

    The family requests any memorials be made to Crenshaw Baptist Church where she was a member.

Mary Alice Geeslin

    SARDIS–Mary Alice Geeslin died Sunday, January 23, 2011.  She was 89.

    Services were held Tuesday, January 25, at Sardis Lake Baptist Church with interment at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Gary Stevens officiated.  Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Geeslin was born August 10, 1921.  She was a homemaker and a member of Sardis Lake Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin W. Geeslin, Jr. and one daughter, Loraine Bratton.

    Survivors include her daughter, Amy Sandifer (Marty) of Sardis; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Hugh Keith Jones

 POPE–  Hugh Keith Jones, 75, formerly of Clarksdale, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Jones was born in Drew to the late J.D. and Frances Fulgham Jones. He was a Baptist and served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Emhart Corporation where he worked as a timekeeper.

Survivors include: his wife, Betty Boyles Jones of Pope; one daughter, Lisa Jones Doss of Clarksdale; three sons, Gregory Keith Jones of Clarksdale, Darren Hugh Jones of Batesville and Marc Ryan Jones of Clarksdale and three sisters, Carol Jones Earnest of Marks, Sherry Jones Baronowski of Tupelo and Mitzi Jones Tolar of Pascagoula; two brothers, Lowry Jones of Tupelo and Don Jones of Biloxi; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Hosanna Family Worship Center, 386 Hentz Rd., Batesville, or The American Cancer Society or the donor’s choice.

Lucille Lamar

SARDIS– Lucille Lamar, 74, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at her residence.

Services will be held Saturday at Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Sardis. Rev. W.O. McKinney will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home has charge.

Lamar was a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church where she served on the Mother Board and was in the choir. She was a member of the Golden Gates.

Survivors include: one daughter, Dianne Lamar-Withers of Memphis; one son, Marvin Lamar of Memphis; one sister, Jessie Ruth Madlock of Chicago; three brothers, Robert Little and Jimmy Little, both of Chicago and Jose Young of Memphis; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Troy Howard Siegel

COURTLAND– Troy Howard Siegel, 39, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at his residence.
Private family services will be held.

Siegel, born July 22, 1972, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Darrell Dean and Karen Lynn Humphrey Siegel, was a truck driver and drove for most common carriers.

Survivors include: his wife, Lori Witmer Siegel of Courtland; two sons, Dylan Siegal of Beardstown, Ill. and Mathew Siegel of Quincy, Ill.; two sisters, Dee Siegel Snurr of Missouri, Tracy Siegel Keithley of Beardstown, Ill. and one brother, Greg Siegel of Rushville, Ill.

Jessie Lee Taylor Sr.

BATESVILLE– Jessie Lee Taylor Sr., 76, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at his residence.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Rev. Melvin Ellis will officiate. Burial will be in Batesville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Taylor, born May 9, 1934, in Clay, to the late Tom Taylor and Rosie L. Logan Taylor, was a retired farmer for Monteith Farm.

Survivors include: four daughters, Brenda Thomas, Darlene Taylor, both of Batesville and Permelia Miller of Maben and Geneva Taylor of Minnesota; four sons, Matthew Taylor and Thomas T. Taylor, both of Batesville, Jessie Lee Taylor Jr. of Sardis and Anthony Glen Hooks of Plano; three sisters, Edna Valentine Taylor of Maben, Alice Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio and Barbara Jones of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Joe Nathan Taylor of Montgomery, Ala. and James Taylor of Bedford Heights, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.