Obituaries 02-01-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Obituaries 02-01-11

Gaylon Dean Hall

 GREENBRIER, Ark.– Gaylon Dean Hall, 67, died Saturday, January 15, 2011, at his residence.

Services were Tuesday, January 18 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with burial in Republican Cemetery in Greenbrier, Ark.

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Hall, born July 15, 1943, was an employee for Water Works for the past 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Melba Hall.

Survivors include: two daughters, Jamie Leigh Sanders, Jennifer Marie Woodard; one son, Jason Andrew Whitten; two brothers, Gene E. Hall of Forrest City, Ark. and Robert “Conn” Hall of Hickory Ridge, Ark. and seven grandchildren.

Annie Laura Hoskins Johnson

COURTLAND–Annie Laura Hoskins Johnson, 78, died Friday, January 28, 2011 at her residence. Services will be Wednesday, February 2 at 11 a.m. at Shiloh M.B. Church, with Carl Brown officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge of arrangements. Visitation will take place at Cooley’s Mortuary today from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Ms. Johnson was born in Enid on August 17, 1932 to James Hoskins and Eva Duke.

A U.S. Army veteran, she was a retired assistant teacher for the South Panola School District and belonged to Shiloh M.B. Church where she was a member of the Usher Board and Mission Board, a Sunday School teacher, and directed Vacation Bible School.

She is survived by her daughters Phyllis Johnson, Marilyn Johnson and Cecilia Oliver, all of Courtland, Annette Armstrong  of Batesville and Cynthia Hoskins of Milwaukee; a stepdaughter, Barbara Vance of Saginaw, Mich., three sons, Rickey Johnson and Christopher Johnson, both of Courtland, and Larry Johnson of Batesville; one brother, Willie L. Hoskins of Rock Island, Ill.; 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Betty Sue Reynolds Lipsey

OXFORD– Betty Sue Reynolds Lipsey, 73, died January 28, 2011 at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She was the mother of Barbara Lipsey Nolan of Batesville.

Funeral services will be held today at the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lextington at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jonas Horn will officiate.Visitation will precede the service from 12 noon until 2 p.m. Burial will be in Malone Cemetery.

Mrs. Lipsey was born in Holmes County on May 29, 1937 to Eugene Reynolds and Annie Lee Edwards. She was a retired employee of the Whirlpool Company and was a Baptist.

In addition to her daughter in Batesville, other survivors are her son Louis Lipsey of Oxford and another daughter, Donna L. Campbell of Jackson; two brothers, Roy Reynolds of Aberdeen and Sam Reynolds of Lexington; one sister, Norma Gifford of Memphis; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Jackie Norris

 VERONA– Jackie Delaine Norris, 64, died Friday, January 28, 2011, at his residence. He was the nephew of Audrey Melton of Batesville.

Graveside services were Sunday at Unity Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors had charge.

Norris, a native of Marks, born Dec. 26, 1946, to James Matthew and Sybil Jeanette Boyette Norris, was retired from the United States Army after serving 21 years.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Marjorie Hill Norris of Verona; three daughters, Peggy Roberson of Okolona, Monica Camp of Shannon, and Ashley Norris of Clarksdale; seven grandchildren; his sisters, Brenda Franklin and Linda Doubleday, Pamela Norris; and his brothers, Tony Norris and Dale Norris.