Obituaries 7-8-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 8, 2011

Moses Warren Atwood

BATESVILLE – Moses Warren Atwood, 67, retired pastor and long-time employee at SBEC, died Monday, July 4, 2011.

Services were Thursday at Mitchell Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark. Raymond Atwood and Larry Eason officiated. Burial was in New Friendship Cemetery.

Atwood, born Oct. 21, 1943, to the late Moses Lee and Vuler Jane Atwood in Paragould, Ark., served in the U.S. Air Force. He later moved to Flint, Mich. and worked for General Motors, Buick Motor Division and returned to the mid-south and attended Mid-America Theological Seminary in Memphis. He served in area churches in Northeast Mississippi as Sunday School teacher, associate pastor, youth pastor, minister of music and pastor.

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Survivors include: his wife, Gladys Atwood of Batesville; one daughter, Cheryl Coleman and her husband, Blaine, of Memphis; one son, Tony Atwood and his wife, Tonya, of Hardy, Ark.; three brothers, Raymond Atwood of Jonesboro, Robert Atwood of Owosso, Okla. and Billy Joe Atwood of Joelton, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jessica Goudie and her husband, Richard, of Southaven, Mark Atwood and his wife, Lauren, of Hernando and Daniel Johnson of Hardy; and one great-granddaughter, Haley Atwood of Hernando.

Deborah Bonner Biggers

BATESVILLE – Deborah Bonner Biggers, 45, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Services were held Sunday at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in Forest Memorial Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Biggers was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Biggers.

Survivors include: one daughter, Ashley Tutor of Batesville; one son, Brandon Andrew Powell of Glenn;  her parents, Thomas Edwin Bonner and Mary Ann Bonner of Water Valley; one sister, Sheryl Atkinson of Batesville; one brother, Dwain Bonner of Courtland; her grandfather, Milton Stilwell of Lambert; and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church, 1432 Shady Grove Rd., Batesville, MS 38606.

Annie Mae Campbell

BATESVILLE – Annie Mae Campbell, 94, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Golden Living Center in Batesville.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 7 at First Concord Cemetery. Bruce Fondren will officiate. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home has charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Campbell.

Survivors include: one daughter, Tomella Douglas of Batesville; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Earl Jones

SHANNON – Earl Jones, 63, formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Jerome Battle will officiate. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Jones, born to the late Joseph Jones and Siller Bell Menzie, was a retired factory worker and a member of Swango C.M.E. Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include: five daughters, Janet Jones, LaDonna Flowers, Tameka Flowers and Koreana Johnson, all of Batesville and Parrish Jerry of Atlanta; eight sons, Earl Jones Jr. of Sardis, Micheal King of Courtland, Larry Jones and Jarrion Jones, both of Batesville, Marcus Jones of Jackson, Nicholas Flowers of Southaven, Kevin Forte and Mario Forte, both of Pontotoc; two sisters, LueBertha Lofton of East St. Louis, Ill. and Sadie Medley; seven brothers, Johnny Menzie, Charles Riley, Henry Menzie and John Menzie, all of Batesville, T.J. Riley and Eugene Riley, both of Chicago; one brother, Willie Flowers of Columbus, Ga. and 33 grandchildren.

Laura Davis Maxwell

CLARKSDALE – Laura Davis Maxwell, 62, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at her residence. She graduated from South Panola High School.

Services were held Tuesday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Maxwell was a speech pathologist. She graduated from the University of Mississppi with a masters in speech pathology. She was a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her father, Benjamin Davis and her step-father, Audley Goodnight.

Survivors include: her husband of 34 years, Jerry Maxwell of Clarksdale, two sons, Charles Maxwell and his wife, Cheryl, of San Angelo, Texas and Ellis Reed Maxwell and his wife, Elizabeth, of Shreveport, La.; two daughters, Stephanie Kassem and her husband, Jihad, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Dallas Rodgers and her husband, Jerry, of Clarksdale; her mother, Annie Ruth Goodnight of Southaven; two brothers, Ben Davis of Hernando and Richard Davis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Ruth Ann Lindsey of Southaven; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Jerry “Pop” Price

COMO – Jerry “Pop” Price, 67, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at his residence.

Services were held Sunday at Senatobia Church of God. Burial was in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeal Home had charge.

He was a member of the Church of God.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Jean Price, and his parents, Eli Jefferson Price and Bertie Bryant Price of Memphis.

Survivors include: one daughter, Tonjua Jean Roberts of Coldwater; two sons, Jerry Everette Price Jr. and Richard J. Price of Como; one sister, Mae Hughey of Red Banks; two brothers, John Price of Etta and Jim Price of Walls; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Aseracare Hospice in Senatobia or the Senatobia Church of God.

Anna Sophia Olivia Turner

CLEVELAND – Anna Sophia Olivia Turner, infant daughter of Lee and Carol Turner of Cleveland, died Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

No services have been scheduled at this time. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors along with her parents include: two brothers, Devyn and Alex Shing of Cleveland; grandparents, Joan and Bob O’Neal of Batesville, Cecil Jones of Sumner, Peggy Turner of Leakesville and great-grandmother, Minnie B. Jones of Sumner.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Hal Turner.