Obituaries 4-26-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lois Virginia Wood Bross

CRENSHAW– Lois Virginia Wood Bross, 91, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at her residence.

Services were Monday at Crenshaw Baptist Church. Rev. Jack Gilbert officiated. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Bross, born Nov. 23, 1919, in Corinth, was a homemaker and a member of Crenshaw Baptist Church.

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She was was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Clay Bross.

Survivors include: three daughters, Stella Bross Shepherd, Lynda B. Parker and Marcia Bross Redd, all of Crenshaw; three sisters, Joyce Workman and Dot Briscoe, both of Sarah and Billie Benson of Germantown; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Tiger E. Crawley

BATESVILLE – Tiger E. Crawley, 87, widower of Viola Maynard Crawley, died Tuesday afternoon, April 19, 2011 at the Veteran Affairs Home in Oxford.

Services with military honors were Thursday at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church-Batesville, with Dr. Willie Crawley and Rev. Lee Graham officiating. Burial was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Crawley was born to Joe and Cordie Bridwell Crawley on December 3, 1923 in Sledge. He was the last surviving of his 6 siblings. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.

He was a butcher for over 40 years and retired from Maddux Big Star. Then he went on to drive a school bus for South Panola School District. He was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church where he served in many capacities including: Deacon, Sunday School Director and Training Union Director.

He was preceded in death by three children, Tiger Willard Crawley, Elizabeth “Libby” Crawley Sherwood and Joe Albert Crawley and one granddaughter, Tina Caruthers Boyd.

Survivors include: two daughters, Dot Crawley Heath and Wanda Crawley, both of Batesville; two sons, Al Crawley and his wife, Dianne, of Jackson and Bro. Melvin Crawley and his wife, Vicki, of Pontotoc; eight grandchildren, Susan Heath Wright, Sherry Heath Austin, Rhonda Heath Brooks, John Crawley, Becky Crawley, Jessica Crawley, Angela Crawley Arana and Patrick Crawley, and 12 Great grandchildren.

The family asks that memorials be sent to Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 470 Pilgrims Rest Rd, Batesville, Miss.38606.

Michael W. Creel

POPE–Michael W. Creel, 62, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Memorial services were held Saturday at Tocowa Baptist Church in Courtland. Pastor Terrell McGregor officiated. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Creel, born Aug. 16, 1948, in Biloxi, to Larry Lawrence Creel of Ocean Springs and the late Margaret Louise Crawford Creel, was a retired sales representative for Southern Linen and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors along with his father include: his wife, Gloria M. Creel of Pope; one son, Adam C. Creel of McHenry; one step-daughter, JoLene Hannon of Courtland; two step-sons, Raymond McGregor of Pope and Jason McGregor of Oxford; two sisters, Sylvia Creel of Ocean Springs and Doris Fraiser of Biloxi; three brothers, Lance Creel of Kenner, La., Doug Creel and Theodore “Tody” Creel, both of Ocean Springs; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A’Miyah La’Shae Gipson

COMO– A’Miyah La’Shae Gipson, six month old daughter of Ja’Terrika Gipson of Oxford and Darrius Moore of Como, died Friday, April 22, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at East Providence M.B. Church. Rev. Clinton Gipson will officiate. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors along with her parents include: two sisters, Ja’Kiya Moore and her twin sister, A’Maryah Gipson; her grandparents, Yolanda Gipson and Emma Malone, all of Oxford, Shirley Moore and Demetrice Williams, both of Como; her great-grandmothers, Linda Gipson of Oxford, Alice Moore and Alice Williams, both of Como and a great-great-grandmother, Bernice King of Oxford.

Margaret Q. Kelly

SARDIS– Margaret Q. Kelly, 71, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Trinity Hospice House in Collierville.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at Como Church of Christ. Glenn Bowman will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Kelly, born June 21, 1939, in Debois, Pa., to the late Carl A. and Marjory N. Phillips Quashnock, worked as a statistician for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, then as assistant manager for Welcome Home in Batesville. She was also a dispatcher for the Sardis Police Department.

Survivors include: her husband, Floyd E. Kelly Jr. of Sardis; one daughter, Elaine Adams of Olive Branch; one son, Michael Hooper of Bakersville, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.