Obituaries 11-18-11

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 18, 2011

Alta Jo Bryan

POPE – Alta Jo Bryan, 99, died Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Linda Bryan Pitcock in Pope.

Services were held Monday at Taylor United Methodist Church. Rev. Annette Ford officiated. Burial was in Orwood Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home had charg.e

She served as receptionist for Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi for 25  years. She retired December 2, 2005. Selected as Mississippi’s Outstanding Working American in 1999, she was honored in “Prime Time Awards” in Washington, DC. She was selected over all Mississippi applicants by government, business, and community-based organizations. Green Thumb from New Albany, sponsored Mrs. Bryan supporting her work ethic, experience, loyalty, and dependability as an older working American.

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Mrs. Bryan, long-time resident of Lafayette County residing in Taylor, was an active community supporter evidenced by her multiple appearances in Taylor and Oxford Fourth of July Parades. She was the oldest member of Taylor United Methodist Church and a member of the Mississippi Methodist Cursillo Community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leden Bryan; two sons, Jimmie Mathis Bryan of Taylor and David Marion Bryan, former Sheriff of Panola County, and granddaughter, Leslie Ross Pitcock of Pope.

Survivors include: her son, Harris Leden Bryan and wife Carol of Batesville, Mina Ross Bryan-Lightsey and husband Jerry of Batesville, daughter-in-law, Ida Margaret Bryan of Batesville, Linda Clay Bryan Pitcock and husband Jim of Pope, and Janet Ruth Bryan Briscoe and husband Robert of Oxford; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to the David M. Bryan NWCC Scholarship, P.O. Box 7015, Senatobia, MS, the Leslie R. Pitcock Endowment P.O. Box 249, University of Mississippi 38677, or Taylor United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 45, Taylor, MS 38673.

Celestine Cain Dye

SENATOBIA-  Celestine Cain Dye, 88, died Monday, November 14, 2011, at the Senatobia Convalescent Center. She was the mother of Gerald Dye and his wife, Linda of Batesville.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, with Rev. Bernett Fielder officiating. Burial will be in Evansville Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon until service time. Pate-Jones Funeral Home has charge.

Dye was born Oct. 17, 1923, in Banner, to the late Ethel and Hollis Callis Cain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odis L. Dye.

Survivors along with herson, include: sons, Lovonne and his wife, Cheryl Dye of Merdian, Texas, David and his wife, Judy Dye of Troy, Ala., James Ray and his wife, Carroll Dye of Crowley, Texas and Roger  and his wife, Brenda Dye of Senatobia; two daughters, Pamela Dye and her husband, Randy of Coldwater and Patricia Howard of Horn Lake; five sisters, Johnnie Weeks of Mesa, Ariz., Katie Goodwin, Martha Covington and her husband Robert, Barbara Lantrip and her husband, Roscoe, and Carolyn Hallman, all of Banner; two brothers, Kenneth Cain and wife, Maxine, Charles Cain and his wife, Etyole, of Banner; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the Senatobia Convalescent Center.

Jacob Kyle Ivy

SARDIS- Jacob Kyle Ivy, 22, died Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery. Rev. Chris Cooksey will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. today at Wells Funeral Home.

Ivy, born July 22, 1989, to Susan Overton Ivy of Sardis and Thomas Ivy of Batesville, was a Baptist and worked as a chef. He graduated from Ridgeway High School in 2007, where he was active in football and baseball. He was also a member of the school choir. After graduation, he attended Middle Tennessee State University where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and also attended Pellissippi College in Knoxville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Ivy Sr.

Survivors along with his mother and father include: his step-mother, Jennifer Ivy of Batesville; two sisters, Dianne Johnson of Sardis and Michelle Henry of Sardis; two brothers, David Beck of Sardis and Colt Allen of Batesville; his grandparents, Roy and Marilyn Overton of Ripley, Tenn. and Cliff and Margie Rowland of Brownsville, Tenn. and Rainey and Nell Homeyer of Memphis.

The family requests that memorials in Jacob’s memory be sent to: Serenity Recovery Center Inc., 1094 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Jefferson “Larry” Lawrence Pollock

BATESVILLE- Jefferson “Larry” Lawrence Pollock, 57, died Thursday, November 10, 2011, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Memorial services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Bolen will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Pollock, born June 2, 1954, to Jefferson Burl and Ouida Mae Ware Pollock of Batesville worked as a delivery man.

Survivors along with his parents include: four sisters, Beverly Buchannnan of Tecumseh, Mich., Conchetta Castle of Batesville, Deborah Stokes of Milan, Mich., Theresa Pollock of Nashville, Tenn. and one brother, Bruce Pollock of Whitehills, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, Lebonheur Children’s Medical Center or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary Belle Self

CROWDER- Mary Belle Self, 72, died Thursday, November 10, 2011, at her residence.

Services were held Saturday at Crowder Assembly of God. Burial was in Crowder Cemetery. Murphy Eubank officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Self, born July 19, 1939, was a member of Crowder Assembly of God.

Survivors include: two sons, Mike Self and Malcom Self; one daughter, Vicky Lynn Scott; two brothers, James Macknally and Billy Earl Macknally; three sisters, Lucille Chun, Louise Metcatf and Diane Thrasher; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.