Obituaries 3-22-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Carra Elizabeth Anthony

NEW ALBANY– Carra Elizabeth Anthony, 71, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was the daughter of the late Homer and Essie Hinton of Batesville.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Ecru. Her children will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Ecru. United Funeral Home in New Albany has charge.

Anthony, born June 29, 1939, to the late Homer and and Essie Hinton of Batesville, was a retired educator teaching for 33 years with New Albany Public Schools and at North Pontotoc Attendance Center. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, youth leader and mission trip leader. Her retirement was spent volunteering with the Auxiliary of the Baptist Hospital-Union County, the Good Samaritan Center of New Albany, The Red Cross Blood Bank, the Pontotoc County Food Bank and numerous domestic and international mission trips.

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Survivors include: one sister, Francis Morgan of Ecru; three sons, Lawrence Anthony of Puerto Lempira, Honduras, Richard Anthony of New Albany and Clay Anthony of Richmond and nine grandchildren.

Melissa Crouch Cathey

COMO– Melissa Crouch Cathey, 54, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Graveside services were held Sunday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Cathey was a Baptist and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Henry Cathey of Como; one daughter, Dixie Renea Cathey of Horn Lake; her mother, Dorothy Metcalf of Wynne, Ark.; two sisters, Marsha Hulsey of Memphis and Mary Beth Hudson of Olive Branch and two brothers, Jimmy Crouch of Clarksdale and Sandy Crouch of Chattanooga, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jose “Joe” A. Callazo

OAKLAND– Jose “Joe” A. Callazo, 72, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at his residence.
Services were Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Rayford Ables officiated. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Callazo, born Sept. 21, 1938, in Puerto Rico, to Catalino and Maria Morales Collazo, was a greeter at Wal-Mart in Batesville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Zeta Tutor Callazo.

Survivors include: two step-daughters, Karen Tutor Allen and Joy Tutor Wheeler, both of Tunica; three step-sons, Roger Del Tutor of Minooka, Ill., Jerry O. Tutor of Willminham, Ill. and Michael Tutor of Tunica; one sister, Irene Morales Alderman of Orlando, Fla.; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Eddie E. Hensley

COMO– Eddie E. “Gene” Hensley, 78, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston.

Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Bob Wilcutt will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park. Visitaiton will be held from 1 p.m. until service time. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Hensley, born Oct. 9, 1932, in Ashland, to the late Rufus and Ollie Albertson Hensley, was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was a musician.

Survivors include: companion, Phyllis Byrd of Courtland; one daughter, Rhonda Allen of Norman, Okla.; one son, Steve Hensley of Paragould, Ark.; one sister, Pearline Bailey of Batesville; two brothers, Frank Hensley of Richmond, Texas and Thomas Hensley of Memphis and two grandchildren.

Felix Lockett Jr.

COMO– Felix Lockett Jr., 51, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at his residence.

Services were Monday at Mt. Level M.B. Church. Rev. Johnny Frost officiated. Burial was in Mt. Level Church Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home had charge.

Lockett, born June 26, 1959, to Felix Dukes and Mattie Mae Frost, attended Como Elementary School and was a member of Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como.

Survivors include: his father, Felix Dukes of Chicago; two sons, Felix D. Lockett of Memphis and Marcs Lockett of Southaven; one daughter, Lakesha Lockett of Como; six sisters, Jessie Lark, Bertha Lark, Thelma Smith, Queen Lockett, Gloria Reed, all of Como and Felisha Dukes of Gary, Ind.; five brothers, Melvin Lockett of Memphis, Willie Lockett of Sardis, Alonzo Dukes, Farley Dukes and Lestey Dukes, all of Chicago.

Jakeera Seraih Mays

SARDIS– Jakeera Seraih Mays, 15 months, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Services were Saturday at Harmonia M.B. Church in Como. Burial was in the church cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include: her parents, Ericka Hughes of Sardis and Corey Mays of Coldwater; two sisters, Jemiryah Nelson and Jamyah Hughes, both of Sardis; one brother, Ja’Marckus Nelson of Sardis and grandparents, Rosie Hughes and Houston Hughes of Sardis, Scherry Mays and Jessie Mays of Coldwater.

Clara Moore Melton

BATESVILLE– Clara Moore Melton, 59, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services wre Monday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Dale Beaver officiated. Burial was in Brazil Cemetery.

Melton, born May 22, 1951, in Darling, to the late Grady and Mary Ella Goodnight Moore, was a Baptist and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Melton.

Survivors include: one daughter, Anita Hollingsworth of Batesville; three sons, Stanley Melton Jr. of Batesville, David Melton of Hernando, Billy Joe Melton of Batesville; eight sisters, Frances Russell of Cleveland, Christine Sellers of Lambert, Louise Smith of Courtland, Jean Golden of Grenada, Linda Schiefer of Clinton, Margaret Beaver of Locke Station, Bonnie Beaver of Crenshaw, Nancy Carpenter of Merigold; four brothers, Grady Moore of Hernando, Jimmy Moore of Marks; Eugene Moore of Decatur,Ala.; Zeke Moore of Cashier, N.C.; her mother-in-law, Audrey Melton of Batesville and 13 grandchildren.

Monroe Strong Jr.

COURTLAND– Monroe Strong Jr., 76, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at his residence.

Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. Rev. Tammy J. Herring will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Strong, born Feb. 28, 1935, to the late Monroe Strong and Lillian Ledbetter, was a retired machine operator for Thermos. He was a member of Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Margaret Johnson and Essie Strong, both of Courtland and Vernell McKie of Batesville; two sons, Donnie Strong of Davenport, Iowa and Micheal Smith of Batesville; two sisters, Margaret Sanford and Annie L. Farmer, both of Courtland; one brother, Charles Strong of Courtland; 21 grandchildren and three great-granchildren.

Mattie Lee Dean Toliver

SARDIS– Mattie Lee Dean Toliver, 94, died March 13, 2011, at her residence.

Services were Friday, March 18 at Pleasant Green M.B. Church. W.O. McKinney officiated. Eddie Robinson Funeral had charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Toliver.

She was a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church and Eastern Star.

Survivors include: three daughters, Emma Hurt, Pattie Wilbourn, Betty Armstrong, all of Sardis; four sons, Jessie Dean of Batesville, John Dean of Memphis, Jasper Toliver and A.D. Toliver of Sardis.

Janie McCullar Toole

BATESVILLE– Janie Lee McCullar Toole, 97, resident of Fairfield Assisted Living, formerly of Enid, died March 18, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Sunday at Oakland Methodist Church. Rev. Clay Baker and Rev. Martin Case officiated. Burial was in Enid Oak Hill Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Toole, born Sept. 13, 1913, in Oakland, to the late Ruth Hunt McCullar and Garner Fount McCullar, was a retired U.S. Postal Clerk, was a member of Oakland Methodist Church where she attended Bible Study. She taught Sunday School at Enid Union Church. She was a member of Enid Home Demonstration Club and a substitute teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Algernon Toole and two grandsons, Joey Toole and Michael Toole.

Survivors include: four sons, James I. Toole of Decatur, Texas, Robert Lee Toole of Scobey, Terry Hunt Toole of Grenada, Joe Melvin Toole of Enid; two daughters, Betty Jane T. Matthews of Enid and Carolyn T. Via of Cleveland; one brother, Garner Fount McCullar Jr. of Oxford; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorials be sent to Enid Oak Hill Cemetery Fund, 92 Enid Teasdale Road, Enid, Miss. 38927.

Tracie Lynn Edwards Webb

OXFORD– Tracie Lynn Edwards Webb, 50, wife of Richard Webb, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford.

Graveside services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Forrest Memorial Park. There will be no visitation prior to services. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Webb, born Aug. 17, 1960, in Memphis, to Billy Clayton Edwards and Mary Jo Newman Willard of Southaven, was a homemaker.

Survivors along with her husband and mother include: two daughters, Stacie Lynn Carlisle of Nesbit, Joy Lynn Rhines of Pontotoc; three sisters, Brenda McMullin of Pocahontas, Ark., Joni Finley of Memphis; Cindy Edwards of West Virginia; two brothers, Billy and Leroy Edwards of Southaven.