Obituaries 11-4-11

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christine Butts

COMO – Christine Butts, 85, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at Methodist University Hospital.

Services were held Tuesday at Cistern Hill M.B. Church. Burial was in Cistern Hill Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

She was a member of the Missionary Society and attended Outreach Intercessory. She was a member of the Bright Lights Eastern Star 197 and was an Usher.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Butts Sr.

Survivors include; three daughters, Ruthie Butts of Batesville, Ada Lewers and Carolyn Butts, both of Como; four sons, John Butts and Mack A. Butts, both of Memphis, Jimmy Butts and Rufus Butts Jr., both of Como.; two sisters, Lucy Williams and Katie Lewis, both of Como; two brothers, J.D. Boyce and Lemo Henderson, both of Como; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Jimmie Harder Fowler

MEMPHIS – Jimmie Harder Fowler, formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, October 30, 2011 in Memphis.

She was thought to be the longest surviving liver transplant recipient of 28 years and was actively involved with the American Liver Foundation, was a life member of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors as well as the Crye-Leike Multi Million Dollar Club.

She is survived by her daughter, Kellee O’Shea; her son, Mike Fowler and four grandchildren. She was the daughter of the later Mr. and Mrs. Miles Fowler.

Service were Thursday, November 3 at Canale Funeral Directors.The family requests donations be sent to The Memphis Humane Society.

Hugh R. Hunt

WATER VALLEY – Hugh R. Hunt, 77, formerly of Panola County, died November 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Keith Gaughf and Rev. Robert Allen will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – noon. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Hunt, born March 15, 1934, to Fred S. and Vannie McCullar Hunt, worked for Sears in sales and maintenance for 26 years. he also served in the United States Army. He was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Doris C. Hunt of Water Valley; one daughter, Beverly Hunt Witkowski of Peachtree City, Ga.; one son, Dennis Tims of Bells, Tenn.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Ocean Morgan Kendall

ENID – Ocean Morgan Kendall, 72, died Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at her residence.

Services where held Friday at Womble Funeral Home in Charleston. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Lucian Young and Damon Plummer officiated.

Kendall, born Nov. 9, 1938, to the late Louis Morgan and Irene Dunn Morgan, worked at the Batesville Hosiery Mill until she moved with her husband to Memphis, where she worked as a nurse’s aid, Sears Roebuck then finally retired as a dental technician. She became a homemaker after the birth of her only son, Sammy Kendall.

Survivors include: her husband of 54 years, Thomas Kendall; one son, Sammy Kendall and his wife, Delacy Kendall and three grandchildren, Blare Morgan Kendall, Harleigh Dekathryn Matthews and Michael Allen Smith.

Minnie L. Jones “Sis” Lloyd

POPE – Minnie L. Jones “Sis” Lloyd, 76, died Monday, October 31, 2011, at St. Francis Select Speciality Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Olive Ray M.B. Church in Pope. L.C. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held today from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Lloyd, born March 19, 1935, in Batesville, to Pompie “Buster” Jones and Minnie Weed Carpenter, was a retired bus driver for South Panola School District.

She was a member of Olive Ray M.B. Church in Pope where she was an usher and a deaconess. She was president of the choir, Sunday school teacher and a member of the Usher Board. She was a Bible school teacher.

Survivors include: her step-mother, Ruby Jones of Batesville; six daughters, Dorothy Willingham of Batesville, Mary Ann Spearman, Josie Rudd, Debra Doyle, Terresia Street and Brenda Lloyd, all of Pope; four sons, Gilbert Lloyd Jr., Hubert Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd and James Lloyd, all of Pope; five sisters, Mary Washington of Crowder, Annie Laura Ray of Richland, Ireska Booth of Memphis, Anna Mae Henderson of Chicago, Mary Lee LeBlanc of LaPlace, La.; four brothers, Reddie Guy Jones of Alexander, Va., Rufus Jones and Grady Jones, both of Batesville, Robert Jones of Naples, Fla.; 24 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

James “Jimmy” Alton White

BRIGHTON, Tenn. – James “Jimmy” Alton White, 57, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington.

Visitation will be held today from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Ray-Nowell Funeral Home in Senatobia. Ray Nowell Funeral Home has charge.

White, born to the late Alton White and Jessie Mae Pounders White, served in the U.S. Army and was employed by the Thermos Company in Batesville for 17 years. He was on a bowling league with  his dad and brother.

Survivors include: his wife of 14 years, Michelle Plunk White of Brighton, Tenn.; three daughters, Jessica White and Heather Johnson, both of Brighton and Sarah Higgins of Arbyrd, Mo.; three sons, Jamie White of Imboden, Ark., Jason White of Batesville and Justin White of Oxford; one brother, Mike White of Batesville; two sisters, Sherry White and Debbie Johnson, both of Senatobia and four grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Michelle White, 378 East Woodlawn Ave., Brighton, Tenn. 38011.

Bobby Joe Wilkerson

MERIDIAN – Bobby Joe Wilkerson, 34,  formerly of Batesville, died Monday, October 31, in Meridian.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Wells Funeral Home.

Wilkerson, born Oct. 17, 1977, in Millington, Tenn., to Clifford Ray Wilkerson and Diane Miller Wolfe, was a construction worker.

Survivors include: two daughters, Brianna Jade Wilkerson of Batesville and Brittany Patrick of Southaven; two sons, Bobby Jay Wilkerson of Batesville and Austin Shepard of Batesville; his mother, Diane Miller Wolfe of Sardis; his father, Clifford Ray Wilkerson of Louisville; six sisters, Tera Brooks of Harrison, Ark., Heather McDowell of Arkansas, Cathy Drury of Louisville, Shelby Patton of Ackerman, Patricia Whitehead of Ackerman, Angela Stewart of Louisville; two brothers, Joey Wilkerson of Courtland, Clifton Ray Wilkerson of Hollandale and his grandparents, Jon and Ann Laughlin of Batesville.