Obituaries 7-26-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ruby Lee Burns

Ruby Lee Burns, 80, a homemaker, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi.

Services were Saturday at Oxford Church of Christ with Minister Steve Hentz officiating. Burial was Sunday in Forrest Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home had charge.

Born in Yalobusha County, Burns was the widow of Mr. Edward Burns.

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 Survivors include: four daughters, Carolyn Burns Hatfield of Batesville, Betty Burns Drewrey, Mary Burns Deaton and Jo Burns Marquis, all of Oxford; three sons, Lynn Burns,  of Oxford, Terry Wilson Burns of Water Valley, and Cecil McRae Burns of Oxford; two sisters, Francis Wright Summers of  Coffeeville and Jane Wilson Carpenter of Grenada; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Burns memory may be made to: Calvary Hill Church of Christ, 438 Cherokee Dr., Oxford, Miss. 38655 or The National Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fla. 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

Noble Haze Blackburn

BATESVILLE – Noble Haze Blackburn, 77, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel. Pastor Joe Wayne Blackburn will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Blackburn, born Nov. 12, 1933, in Enid, to Noble Blackburn Sr. and Clara Sanford, was a farmer and a member of Pope Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Cleophia Blackburn of Batesville; two sons, Terry Blackburn of Marks and Randy Blackburn of Chicago; seven daughters, Mary Hoskins, Martha Morgan, Gwen Lee, Jackie Smith, all of Batesville, Mary Jean Dandridge of Hopewell, Va. and Annette Blackburn of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Clara Pope of Pope; two brothers, Paul Blackburn of Chicago and Travis Blackburn of Batesville; five sisters, Annie Mae Johnson and Gentra Lightning, both of Batesville, Emma Jean Curtis of Charleston, Martha Williams of Chicago and Mable Robertson of L.A., Calif.; 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Lawrence Edward Knight Sr.

ST. LOUIS  – Lawrence Edward Knight, Sr., 60, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Delhaven Manor in St. Louis.

 He was a native and formerly of Sardis and the son of the late Dan Knight andGladys Moering Knight. He was a mechanic.

 Services were Saturday at Viney Creek M.B. Church in Sardis. Dr. Joe Gardener officiated. Burial was in West Camp Cemetery in Batesville. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis had charge.

He is survived by one son: Lawrence E. Knight Jr. of St Louis; five sisters, Lucy Johnson of Batesville, Carol Ford of Indianola, Ruby Bobo of Como, Bernadette Oliver of Memphis, and Minnie McKenzie of Madison. Ill.; three brothers, John Knight of Sardis, Kent Knight of St. Louis, and Terry Knight of Memphis; and four grandchildren.

Charles Leonard Mason

LAFAYETTE – Charles Leonard Mason, 70, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, near his home in Lafayette County.

Services were Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home Chapel. Jimmy Sockwell officiated. Burial was in Springdale Baptist Church Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home had charge.

Born in Panola County, he had lived for many years in Lafayette County. He was a retired road superintendent with the Mississippi Highway Department. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Lucille Mason and one grandson, Colby Mason.

Survivors include: his wife, Glenda C. Mason of Oxford; one daughter, Melissa Purdy of Oxford; two sons, Keith Mason of Savannah, Ga. and Dennis Mason of Oxford; five sisters, Clemmie Bay, Jessie Faulkner and Deborah Johnson, all of Batesville, Hattie Groner of Courtland and Linda Satchfield of Southaven; three brothers, Dan Mason of Oxford, Richard Mason and Roy Mason, both of Batesville; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Tribute Program, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942 or the charity of the giver’s choice.

Kyle Chesley Rose

HATTIESBURG – Kyle Chesley Rose, 28, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at his residence.

Memorial services were held Monday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Tim McMillen officiated. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Kyle, born June 25, 1983, to the late Patricia Ann McMillin Rose and Robert Earl Rose, in Batesville, was a Baptist. He was a certified public accountant.

Survivors include: his father, Robert Earl Rose of Batesville; one sister, Evelyn L. Frye of Hannibal, Mo.; three brothers, Frank B. Rose of Hannibal, Robert G. Dornhecker of Wyoming and Joseph O. Dornhecker of Louisville, Ky. and his grandmother, Ruby Corine Rose of Batesville.

James Anderson Thompson

COMO – James “Cootnie” Anderson Thompson, 79, died Monday, July 18, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Saturday at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Sardis with interment in the church cemetery.  Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Thompson was a retired furniture assembler for Chromcraft.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Woodley of Memphis and Stephan Thompson of Omaha, Neb.; two sons, Marvin Thompson of Sardis and Bemis Thompson of Kentucky and one sister Hazel Webb of Chicago, Ill.