Obituaries 8-30-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Margaret Moore Bright

BATESVILLE – Margaret Moore Bright, 91, died Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Golden Living Center.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until service time. Rev. Gerald Walker will officiate. Burial will be in Goodhope Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Bright, born Feb. 23, 1920, to the late Mattie Benderman Moore and William Moore in Pulaski, Tenn., was a homemaker. She was a member of Goodhope Baptist Church. She worked in the airplane factory during WWII.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Bright.

Survivors include: five daughters, Lucy Ward of Pulaski, Nora Joyce of Crossville, Tenn., Carol Jackson of Battle Creek, Mich., Carolyn Down of Grenada and Lane Lyon of Batesville; three sons, Kenneth Bright, Al Bright and Tim Bright, all of Batesville; one sister, Mary Dean Potter of The Village, Fla.; 22 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Allie Seale Craig

BATESVILLE – Allie Seale Craig, 101, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Golden Living Center.

Services were held Monday on Monday at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Pat Ludlam and Ed Woodall officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Craig was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 88 years. She married J.O. Craig, a civil engineer, in 1937, and traveled with him on professional jobs from Texas to Rhode Island before becoming permanent residents of Batesville in 1952.

She was  preceded in death by her parents, James and Ida Seale and her husband.

Survivors include her daughter, Pat Scarborough; two grandchildren, Craig Foote and Lynn Gray; two great-grandchildren, Shannon Sabori and Sean Sundstrom; one great-great grandchild, Jade Allie Craig.
Memorials  may be sent to the First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Avenue, P. O. Box 797, Batesville, MS 38606.

Armando Reyes-Juarez

BATESVILLE – Armando Reyes-Juarez, 20, died Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center from injuries received in an auto accident.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the veteran’s section of Forrest Memorial Park with full military honors. Rev. Jay Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home.

Juarez, born May 16, 1991, in Greenville, to Karen Dowdle Jenkins of  Courtland and Jose Luis Reyes-Juarez of Pearl, was a Baptist. He entlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard in 2008 and since then has served a tour in Iraq from 2009 to 2010 with U.S. Army 155th Brigade in Tupelo and was scheduled for return for another one year tour in January of 2012. While state side, he was stationed with Co. E 2/198th CAB of the National Guard in Clarksdale. In the time he was not with the National Guard he worked with his grandfather as a farmer.

Survivors along with his parents include: stepfather Brad Jenkins; one sister, Misty Jenkins of Courtland; one brother, Miguel Reyes-Juarez of Courtland; his grandparents, James and Nancy Dowdle of Courtland, Glen and Lisa Ladner of Picayune, Charles Ray and Joyce Jenkins of Greenville; and a great-grandmother Betty Bell of Grenada.

Mary Ruth Scroggins McGregor

BATESVILLE – Mary Ruth Scroggins McGregor, 71, died Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Forrest Memorial Park. There will be no visitation prior to service. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

McGregor, born Nov. 11, 1939, in Byhalia, to the late Wilson and Pauline Hallmark Scroggins was a homemaker and a member of Rosehill Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray McGregor Sr. and a son, Donald Ray McGregor Jr..

Survivors include: two daughters, Tammy Russell Jenkins and Kathy McGregor Hoffman, both of Batesville; one son, Robert Wright of Batesville; one sister, Peggy Scroggins and brother, Sonny Scroggins of Byhalia; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Corey Lynn Shields

COURTLAND – Corey Lynn Shields, 22, died Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held today at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Rayford Ables will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Shields was born Aug. 16, 1989, to Terry L. Shields of Courtland, and the late Wanda Mae McMinn Shields.

Survivors along with his father include: his step-mother, Wanda Jaco Shields of Courtland; two sisters, Linnsey Jaco and Amber Shields, both of Batesville amd one brother, Terry L. Shields of Oxford.

Eugenia Walker Towles

BATESVILLE – Eugenia Walker Towles, 73, died Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis.

Services will be held at 5 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home. Dr. Robert Self and Dr. Tommy Snyder will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until service time. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Towles, born April 7, 1939, in Panola, to Ernest Guy and Annie L. Mills Walker Sr., was a member of the First Baptist Church in Batesville. She was a retired school teacher from Coldwater High School where she taught science.

Survivors include: one brother, Guy Walker Jr. of Batesville.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 104 Panola Ave., Batesville,  Miss., 38606 or charity of the donor’s choice