Obituaries 1-20-12

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 20, 2012

Norris Crawford Alexander

COURTLAND – Norris Crawford Alexander, 76, died Thursday, January 12, 2012, at his residence.

Services were held Sunday at Kimbro Funeral Home. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Rev. Terrell McGregor officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Alexander, born April 21, 1935, in Charleston, was a Baptist and a retired factory worker.

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Survivors include: two daughters, Janet McCullar and Jeannie Barbee; two sons, James “Red” Alexander and Norris Crawford Alexander Jr.; one brother, Edward Alexander of Baymont, Texas; one sister, Lona Faye Johnson of Sardis; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Della M. Bell

MEMPHIS – Della M. Bell, 89, died Saturday, January 14, 2012, in Cartersville, Ga. Bell was born in Enid.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens has charge of arrangements.

Bell, born March 21, 1922, in Enid, to the late Tillman B. and Minnie Flowers, was a member of Merton Avenue Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mervin L. Bell; one daughter, Barbara McDonough; one son, Gene Bell and one grandchild, Meredith McDonough.

Survivors include: two daughters, Connie Johnson and Beth Higgins; one brother, Tillman J. Flowers of Batesville and nine grandchildren.

George Henry Harbour

COFFEEVILLE – George Henry Harbour, 59, of Coffeeville passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012, in Hattiesburg.  

There will be a private memorial service at Harbour Cemetery in Coffeeville at a later date. Garner-Harper Funeral Home has charge.

He was preceded in death by his father, M. H. Harbour.

Harbour was born on March 5, 1952, to M. H. and Christine Thornton Harbour.  He was a graduate of Coffeeville High School, where he was very active in sports.  He attended Northwest Community College. He was a member of Gray Rock Methodist Church in Coffeeville.

Harbour is survived by his son, Michael Harbour of Batesville; three grandchildren, Cody, Clay, and Gracey Harbour; his mother, Christine T. Harbour of Coffeeville and one sister, Carol Martin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Harbour Cemetery Fund, ATTN: Jimmy Waddell, 11152 Hwy. 330, Coffeeville,  38922.

Dolores Stevens Monteith

BATESVILLE – Dolores Stevens Monteith, 79, mother of Kathy Monteith Burns, died Tuesday, January, 17, 2012, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Monteith.

Monteith was born April 26, 1932, to James Cecil and Virginia Cox Stevens.

She is survived by a daughter: Kathy Monteith Burns and her husband, J.C. of Madison and one grandchild.

Catherine Newsom

ST. LOUIS – Catherine Newsom, 84, died Sunday, January 15, 2012, at St. John Place in St. Louis.

Services will be held Saturday, January 21 at 1 p.m. at Shiloh M.B. Church in Courtland. Nehemiah Martin will officiate. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Newsom, born Dec. 29, 1927, in Batesville, to Willie Avant and Macie Carr, was a homemaker.

Survivors include: three sisters, Ada Mae Lee and Theria Street, both of Courtland and Ethel Lee of Sardis and two brothers, Leland Street of St. Louis and Elvin Lee Street of Memphis.

Frances “Vicky” Taylor

AUSTIN, Texas – Frances “Vicky” Taylor, a former resident of Como, died Friday, January 13, 2012. She was 86.

A memorial service is planned at Como United Methodist Church Friday, May 25, at 1 p.m. and a service in Kentucky in February.

Taylor was born in Glasgow, Ky., on November 26, 1925, to  the late Virgil and Grace Williams Berry. After her father’s death, Frances was adopted by her stepfather when her mother married Dr. W.L. Vickers of Franklin, Kentucky. From then on she became known as “Little Vic” and thus “Vicky.”

She met Clarence Taylor in 1953 while visiting Buddy and Rebekah Lipscomb.  They married and lived in Como until the mid 1980s when they moved to Memphis.  She moved to Austin, Texas to be close to her youngest daughter Grace Vivian Taylor-Jackson in 2006.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence V. Taylor Jr. of Como, and her son, G. Thomas “Tommy” Rahilly, Jr., M.D. of Rochester, N.Y.

Survivors include her two daughters, Berry Rahilly Glassell of Shreveport, La. and Grace Vivian Taylor-Jackson of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials may be made in her name at Como United Methodist Church, or your local Humane Society.

Jeremy Wright

BATESVILLE – Jeremy Wright, 23, died Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at The Regional Medical Center  in Memphis.

Services were incomplete at press time. Delta Burial of Marks has charge of arrangements.

Complete obituary will be in Tuesday’s edition of The Panolian.