Obituaries 8-19-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 19, 2011

Emma Jean Crump Hall

BATESVILLE – Emma Jean Crump Hall, 57, died Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Pastor J.N. Mobley will officiate. Burial will be in Persimmon Hill Cemetery in Enid. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday from 1 p.m. until service time. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Hall, born Nov. 3, 1953, in Oakland, to the late Lee Andrew Crump and Beatrice Crump, was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church.

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Survivors include: her husband, Tommy Hall Jr. of Batesville; her mother, Beatrice Crump of Sardis; two daughters, Jennnifer Crump Butler and Chantray Crump, both of Batesville; two sons, Christopher Crump and Antonio Crump, both of Batesville; three sisters, Mary Crump of Chicago, Edith Gates of Milwaukee, Wis. and Dorothy Crump of Sardis; four brothers, Wallace Crump of Courtland, Lee Andrew Crump Jr. of Sardis, Micheal Crump of Como and Lee Edwards of Anaheim, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Bunner Ray McElhaney

OAKLAND – Bunner Ray McElhaney, 59, died Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were  Wednesday at Willow Spring Assembly of God in Enid. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale had charge.

McElhaney, born to the late Charles and Martha Louise Kendall McElhaney, was a member of Willow Springs Assembly of God.

Survivors include: five daughters, Misty Michelle McElhaney of Meridian, Sabrina McElhaney of Batesville, Charlotte McElhaney and Latonya McElhaney, both of Bruce and Veronica McElhaney of San Diego; two sisters, Treasa Kay Riggenbauch of Oakland and Jerry Gail Jones of Pope; one brother, Jimmy Dale McElhaney of Batesville; and four grandchildren.

W.H. “Billy” Sewell

POPE – W.H. “Billy” Sewell, 71, died August 17, 2011, at his residence.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Roger Richards will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery. National Funeral Home has charge.

Sewell, born Dec. 11, 1939, in Roundaway, to the late Elmer Forrest Sewell and Ruby Lee Cooley Sewell, attended  Jonestown-Belen and Marks Schools. He joined the Army National Guard in 1959 and served 3 1/2 years. He married Barbara Ann McGahey Sewell the joined the Air Force where he served four years.

He worked for the Clarksdale Police Department. He later worked for the Mississippi Highway Patrol Station in Quitman County as Highway Patrol Inspector E4. He joined the Marks Police Department then joined the Mississippi Gaming Enforcement Commission until he retired in 2004.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Sewell of Pope; two daughters, Sheryl Sewell Cole of Marks and Kacy Sewell Fisher of Pope; one son, W. Hugh Sewell Jr. of Pope; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3100 Sam Ford Ave., Shreveport, La. 71103 in memory of Billy Sewell.

Terrial D. Turner

BATESVILLE – Terrial D.  Turner, 44, died Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Water Valley. Pastor Preston Gleaton will officiate. Burial will be in New Providence M.B. Church. Visitiation will be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Turner, born Jan. 1, 1967, in Batesville, to Claude Turner and Clovis Mae Shaw, was a maintenance technician and a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church in Water Valley.

Survivors include: his wife, Alice Lamar Turner of Batesville; two sons, Lajarius T. Turner of Batesville and Larry Quintarius Hibbler of Sardis; one brother, Calvin Turner of Richmond, Calif. and two sisters, Maria Shaw of Oakley, Calif. and Phylecia Taylor of Memphis.

James William “J.W.” Pearson Jr.

GUNNISON – James William “J.W.” Pearson Jr., 78, died August 15, 2011, at Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis.

Services were held Thursday at Gunnison Baptist Church. Ray Funeral Home had charge.

He was a deacon at the Gunnison Baptist Church for 30 years and one of the last commercial fisherman in the Gunnison area.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years and 11 months, Beatrice Montez of Gunnison; daughter, Brenda Nethery and her husband, Jimmy of Gunnison; sons, Lamar and his wife, Debbie of Holcomb and Duane of Cleveland; grandchildren, Brad Fielder of Los Angeles, Calif., Bobby Pearson and his wife, Nicole of Lexington Park, MD, Michelle Brown and her husband, Jerry of Grenada, Stephanie Dunn and her husband, Jason of Elliott, and Hayden and Tyler Pearson of Cleveland; great grandchildren, Kristen Adams, Amari Bell, Emily Brown, Lexi Brown, Jerlyn Brown, Christopher Russell and Wyatt Starns.

William C. Wilbourn

COMO – William C. Wilbourn, 62, died August 14, 2011, at his residence.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Cistern Hill M.B. Church in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Wilbourn was a member of Cistern Hill M.B. Church. He was a factory supervisor.

Survivors include: his wife, Dorothy Marie Kerney Wilbourn of Como; six daughters, Bridget Phillips and Nrenetha Lee, both of Como, LeKetha Wilbourn of Sardis, Irish Harris of Duncanville, Texas, Tawayla McCoy of Baton Rouge and Charo Jefferson of Grand Prairie, Texas; one son, Clifton O. Davis III of Memphis; four sisters, Dean Clarks of Detroit, Zannie Smith of Harthorne, Calif., Irma Pittman of Inglewood, Calif. and Barbara Wright of Chicago; one brother, Charles Wilbourn of Sardis; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.