Obituaries 9-16-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 16, 2011

Olivia Bean

BATESVILLE – Olivia “Aunt Monk” Bean, 90, died Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday, September 17, at Macedonia M. B. Church at 1 p.m. Rev. Zannie Leland Jr. will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home and Saturday from noon until services at Macedonia.

She was born April 27, 1921 to the late Rev. Mister and Rosie Elizabeth Bean in Quitman County. She attended Panola County schools and was a member of Macedonia M. B. Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher and choir member.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Hayes Hudson, and one grandson.

Survivors include an adopted son and caregiver, Jeffery Bean of Batesville; two sisters Leatha Bean and Dytis Vance, both of Batesville; one brother Master Bean Jr. of Courtland; three grandchildren, Yolanda Stevenson, Manita Hudson and Rodney Hudson; eight great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Raymond Dudley Clark

BATESVILLE – Raymond Dudley Clark, 77, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at his residence.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Raymond Aven and Rev. Rayford Ables will officiate. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Clark, born to James A. and Sewell Lavelle Clark on Jan. 5, 1934, in Reed was a self-employed construction worker for many years and after retirement, he went on to work for Panola Construction. Clark was a member of Fairhope Baptist Church in Crenshaw.

Survivors include his wife, Margie Herring Clark of Batesville; three daughters, Glenda Clark Aven, Dorothy Clark Maddux and Darlene Clark Lawrence, all  of Batesville; three sons, Donald “Donnie” Clark and ames “Jimmy” Clark, both of Batesville, and Raymond Len Clark of Pope; three sisters, Ruth Hodges Reichert, Sandra Harris, both of Batesville and Diane Patton of Pope; one brother, A.C. Clark of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that donations be sent to The American Cancer Society at 104 Roseleigh Dr., Batesville, Miss. or New Hope Church of God, 209 West St., Batesville.

Shirley May Croney

BATESVILLE – Shirley May Croney, 75, wife of Emmett R. Croney of Batesville, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Graveside services were held Thursday, September 15, at Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery with Father Sam Messina officiating.

She was born November 10, 1935 to the late Edmund and Evelyn Geofferion Morrison in North Brookfield, Mass. She worked as a factory worker as a ribbon winder. She was a Catholic and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in North Brookfield.

Survivors, in addition to her husband of 46 years, include one daughter Raelene Crone Greer of Water Valley; one sister Theresa Morrison Uracius of New Braintree, Mass; one brother Ralph Morrison of Barre, Mass. and one grandson Cody Greer.

The family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center at P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, TN 38174-1817.

Gregory Evan House

COMO – Gregory Evan House, 37, died Monday, September 12, 2011, in Memphis.

Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Askew Grove M.B. Church in Sarah. Burial will be in Harmonia Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

House was a truck driver.

Survivors include: three sons, Gregory House Jr. and Javonte Readus, both of Sledge and Trevor House Franklin of Memphis; his father, Tyrone Edward of Chicago; three daughters, Valerie Armstrong and Arnitta D. House, both of Como and Shelia R. House of Sardis and one brother, Edward E. House of Como.

Annie Flora McKinney

BATESVILLE – Annie Flora McKinney, 73, died Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Second Concord M.B. Church. Pastor Joseph A. Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Second Concord M. B. Church in Batesville. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

McKinney, born March 11, 1938, in Oakland, to Vernon Roberson and Annie Brown, was a retired factory worker for Motts Inc., she was a homemaker and a member of Second Concord M.B. Church where she was an Usher.

Survivors include: five daughters, Shirley Burgess, Rochelle Jones, Lucinda McKinney, all of Batesville, Renita Boothe and Sandra McKinney, both of Jackson; three sons, John Earl McKinney of Batesville, Stanley Keith McKinney of Sardis and Lee Earnest McKinney of Gulfport; two sisters, Mary Jones and Carrie Ford, both of Batesville; three brothers, James Albert Booker and Hubert Booker, both of St. Louis and Calvin Roberson of Phoenix; 21 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Green McKinney Jr.

BATESVILLE – Green McKinney Jr., 85, died Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Power House Church of God in Christ in Batesville. Leon Gaston will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

McKinney, born Oct. 13, 1925, in Sardis, to Green McKinney Sr. and Mary M. Parker, was a retired mechanic for TVEPA and a farmer. He was a deacon and a member of Power House Church of God in Christ.

Survivors include: his wife, Bernice McKinney of Batesville; four daughters, Helen M. Pratcher, Deborah Perry, Lesia Smith, all of Memphis and Diane Milam of Evanston, Ill.; five sons, Larry McKinney of Batesville, John H. McKinney of Courtland, James McKinney of Como, Andrew McKinney of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Dewayne McKinney of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Joe Willie McKinney, Lawrence McKinney, Allen McKinney, Sam McKinney, all of Sardis and one sister, Pearly Mae Cole of Sardis; 30 grandchildren;  36 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Edward Turner

BATESVILLE – Edward Turner, 80, died Friday, September 9, 2011, at his daughter’s home.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Springhill Asa M.B. Church in Courtland. Pastor Louis Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Courtland. Visitation will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. today at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Turner, born Oct. 15, 1929, in Batesville, to the late Henry Turner and Mary Hollfield, was a retired mechanic for TVEPA.  He was a member of Springhill Asa M.B. Church.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Lois Turner of Batesville; two daughters, Mary Lois Welch of Courtland and Kattie Lee Turner of Batesville; six sons, Elam Hayes Turner, James Benard Turner, Terry Tyrone Turner,  Bobby Hayes Turner and Otis Turner, all of Batesville and James Henry Turner of Milwaukee; three sisters, Ada Mae Lee of Courtland, Frances Mae Turner and Roseine Garret, both of Chicago; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Sherry Lloyd Walker

OAKLAND – Sherry Lloyd Walker, 71, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at her residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 17, at New Salem Cemetery in Atoka, Tenn. Visitation will be held Friday, September 16, 2011 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Munford Funeral Home in Munford, Tenn.

Walker was born November 14, 1939, in Atoka to the late Fletcher C. and Nellie Lloyd Butts. She was retired from Kemper Inusrance after 20 years of service.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years Joseph P. Walker Sr. of Oakland; two sons, David Walker and Joe P. Walker Jr. both of Memphis; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son Rick Walker.