Obituaries 2-15-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Grady Gerald Beard Sr.

POPE– Grady “Hot”  Gerald, Beard Sr., 79, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at his residence.

Services were Saturday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Lester Tankersley officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Beard, born April 20,  1931, in Pope, to Arthur Floyd and Jessie Christine Daugherty Beard, was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Pope. He served in the United States Army.

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He was the owner and operator of The Corner Grocery for 28 years. He was a long-time successful farmer and who also worked as machinist at the Hosiery Mill in Batesville.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Jeanette True; one brother, Afton Beard and step-granddaughter, Jerri Lynn Dover Tutor.

Survivors include: his wife, Norma Jean Bonner Beard of Pope; one daughter, Barbara Joyce Beard of Temple, Texas; step-daughter, Bobbie Jean Little of Batesville; two sons, Grady Gerald Beard Jr. of Pope and Gerald Wayne Beard of Pope; two step-sons, Jerry Dover of Pope and Tommy King of Sarah; one sister, Sandra Martindale of Pope; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be sent to American Cancer Society.

Michael Edward O’Halloran

OXFORD– Michael Edward O’Halloran, 45, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Memorial services will be at a later date. Coleman Funeral Home has charge.

O’Halloran, born in Kansas City, moved to the Harmontown area in September, 2010 from Gautier, where he lived for the past 19 years. He was self-employed as a stucco installer for most of his working life before becoming disabled.  

He was preceded in death by his father, William J.O. Halloran Sr.

Survivors include: his wife, Tammy O’Halloran of Como; his mother, Linda Guentert of Como; three daughters, Christina O’Halloran of Como, Kimberly Fahnestock of Saucier and Heather Buchanan of Calif.; two sons, Lawrence Dambrino of Long Beach and Christian M. Walden of Kansas City; two brothers, William O’Halloran Jr. of Como and David O’Halloran of Gautier and five grandchildren.

Robert Warren ‘Bobby’ Moore

BATESVILLE– Robert Warren “Bobby” Moore, 64, died February 11, 2011 at his home.

Funeral services were held February 14 at Batesville First Baptist Church where he was a member. Dr. Robert Self, Dr. Tommy Snyder, Dr.Kendall Easley and Dr. Edd Lawrence officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Born June 19, 1946, in Batesville to Dr. Ben J. and Frances Virginia Legge Moore, he was a graduate of Mississippi State University where he received a degree in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received the Bronze Star.

He was the owner of Moore Enterprises and served as a Gideon and as a member of the board for the Mississippi Home Educators Association.

Survivors include his wife Caroline Dorr Cline Moore of Batesville; three daughters, Julia Caroline Moore of Batesville, Virginia Louise “Ginnie” Moore of Franklin, Tenn. and Marla Holcomb of Enid; three sons, Robert Warren Moore II and Benjamin Lee Moore, both of Batesville, and Jonathan Patterson Moore of Clarksville, Tenn.; his mother, Frances Virginia Legge Moore of Batesville; his brother, Dr. Ira Harrison “Harry” Moore of Roundrock, Texas; one grandchild.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Gideons, Panola Camp, P.O. Box 791, Batesville, MS  38606.

Baker Turner

BATESVILLE– Baker Turner, 92, widower of Lucy Seale Fleming Turner, died February 11, 2011 at his residence.

Funeral services were Sunday at Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Pat Ludlam officiating. Interment was in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Turner was born January 17, 1919, in Osceola, Ark. to Baker Levi and Alma Board Turner. He was a member of the Batesville First United Methodist Church and the Batesville Masonic Lodge. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include two sons, William R. Fleming of Batesville and Max Baker Turner of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Freddie Ware Sr.

CRENSHAW– Freddie Ware Sr., 61, died Sunday, February 13, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Crenshaw. Burial will be in Braham Chapel Church in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors include: four daughters, Patricia Small of Arlington, Tenn., Gloria Beals of Sledge, Tina Love and Jennier Johnson, both of Southaven; two sons, Charles Ware of Senatobia and Freddie Ware Jr. of Gulf Port four sisters, Willie Mae Ware and Renether Ware, both of Como, Ruthie Leverson of Sardis and Dorothy Ware of Memphis; four brothers, Eddie Ware of Como, Bobby Ware and George Ware Jr., both of Pontotoc and Billy Ware of Beloit, Wis.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.