Obituaries 10-14-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 14, 2011

Larry Graham

BATESVILLE– Larry Graham, 63, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

 Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Macedonia M.B. Church. Zannie Leland Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday from noon – 1 p.m. at Macedonia M.B. Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Graham, born March 27, 1948, in Batesville to the late Ira Graham Jr. and Lizzie Mae Boothe Graham of Batesville, was a security guard for MDOT and member of Macedonia M.B. Church.

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Survivors along with his mother include: two sisters, Ella Ruth Gardner of Batesville and Glennie Marie Hines of San Diego and two brothers, Ira Walter Graham and Thomas Arthur Graham, both of Batesville.

James Durwood Jenkins

POPE– James Durwood Jenkins, 57, died Sunday, October 9, 2011, at his daughter’s home.

Private inurrment will be held later in Picayune. Wells Funeral Home had charge of local arrangements.

Jenkins, born July 17, 1954, in Waynesboro, to James Ray and Erma Elizabeth Runnells Jenkins, was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Picayune. He was an engineer for Yates Construction Company of Philadelphia.

Survivors include: two daughters, Paula Michele Jenkins Landry of Gulfport, Jamie Danielle Jenkins O’Conner of Pope; four brothers, George Jenkins of Arlington, Tenn., Frank Jenkins of Gulfport, Rex Jenkins and Richard Jenkins of Picayune and two grandchildren, Cash and Carter O’Conner of Pope

Vinnie Mae Daniel Smith

SARDIS – Mrs. Vinnie Mae Daniel Smith, 85, died Saturday, October, 1, 2011.

Services were held Saturday, October 8, at Cistern Hill M.B. Church in Como with burial in the church cemetery.

 Mrs. Smith was the youngest of 12 children. She was born to the late Rev. Sebe and Ada Daniel on December 15, 1925 in Como. She confessed faith in Christ at the age of 12 at Cistern Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She remained a faithful member in the church, Sunday School and December Club, until her health began to fail.

She was employed for many years at the G.T.L. Lodge Restaurant in Sardis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Madison Smith Sr.    

Survivors include: four daughters, Rosie M. Daniel and Gladys Smith of Sardis, Mattie E. Perry of Jacksonville, Ark. and Ruby M. Johnson of Sardis; two sons, Madison Smith ]r. and Rufus “’Bill” Smith, both of Sardis; one step-daughter, Ester M. Wilbourn of Como; one sister, Jannie Whiting of Pontiac, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.