Obituaries 2-17-12

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jeanette Tidwell Wright Berry

BATESVILLE – Jeanette Tidwell Wright Berry, 84, died Monday, February 13, 2012.

Services will be held today at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. David Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Berry, born Jan. 6, 1928, to the late Deward W. Tidwell and Ida Mae Bright Tidwell Brown, was a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

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She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter O. Wright and Edward V. Berry.

Survivors include: two daughters, Lila W. Boswell of Germantown, Tenn. and Debbie W. West of Batesville; two sons, Jimmy W. Wright of Mamou, La. and Anthony E. Wright of Germantown; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Batesville Magnolia Cemetery, P.O. Box 302, Batesville, Miss. 38606.

Barbara P. Jenkins

ASHLAND – Barbara P. Jenkins, 69, died Monday, February 6, 2012, at Ashland Health Rehab Center in Ashland.

Memorial services were held Sunday at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Jenkins, was born April 24, 1942 in Memphis, to Clarence Everett Patton and Eva Nelson, was a retired medical records clerk  at the Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. She also worked in the Panola County Tax Collector’s office  under Buck Still Tax Collector in Batesville, before coming a medical records clerk. She and Mike are members of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Glen Mike Jenkins of Ashland; three sons: Darrell Glen Jenkins and Carl Wesley Jenkins, both of Batesville and Mike Kevin Jenkins of Olive Branch; one daughter, T.J. Grissom of Ashland; one sister, Judy Patton Davidson of Star City, Ark.; one brother, Dr. C.E. “Corky” Patton of North Little Rock, Ark.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Tommy Loyce Lantrip

SENATOBIA – Tommy L. Lantrip, 71, formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with  Dr. Gary Berry and Dr. Robert Self officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Lantrip, born May 10, 1940, to the late J. M. and Lillian McAlister Lantrip, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Senatobia. He was the Service Manager for Heafner Motors for 39 years. During his retirement, he worked part-time as a Security Guard at the  I-55 North Mississippi Rest Area.

Survivors include: his wife of 47 years, Genie B. Glasgow Lantrip of Senatobia; one daughter,  Allison Lantrip Eoff and her husband, Brian, of Senatobia; one son, Stacy C. Lantrip and his wife, Melissa Gandy, of Ft. Worth, Texas; three sisters, Louise Lantrip Durham of Fulton, Ky., Reanie Lantrip Causey of Cordova, Tenn.; Mary Evelyn Lantrip Hill of Southaven; one brother, Guy L. Lantrip of Copperas Cove, Texas; three grandchildren: Lydia, Hayden and Jack. He was preceded by his parents.

The family asks that memorials be made to The Gideons Memorial Bible Program, P.O. Box 791, Batesville, MS 38606 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

Shelby Earl Moore

RIDGELAND – Shelby Earl Moore, 84, formerly of Sardis, died Sunday, February 12, 2012.

Services were held Tuesday at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Ridgeland. Burial was in Jessamine Cemetery. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home had charge.

Moore, born to the late Benjamin Harrison and Luxora Caldwell Moore, was a member of Ridgecrest Bapist Church over 50 years where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. He retired in 1992 from American States Insurance Company as a claim’s manager. He served in the Navy as a ship’s cook receiving an honorable discharge during WWII. He coached numerous athletic teams in the Jackson metro area.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Ruth Martin Moore and his brothers, Dr. Ben Moore, Jolly Mack Moore, Ray Moore and his sister, Bessie Moore.

Survivors include: one son, Marty Moore and his wife, Kim; two daughters, Shellie Moore Sims and her husband, Jerry and Cyndie Moore Robertson and her husband, Gene; two brothers, Donald Moore of Jackson and Virgil Moore of Georgia and seven grandchildren.

Richard L. Mason

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. – Richard L. “Dick” Mason, 78, died Monday, February 8, 2012, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He was the son of the late Richard L. and Georgia Mason of Batesville.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Burial was in Brownsville Memorial Gardens. Lea and Simmons Funeral Home had charge.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. After graduating from Mississippi State University, he served in the U.S. Army as a fixed wing and helicopter pilot. Upon leaving the military he began a career as a zone manager for Ford Tractor Company. In his retirement years he continued to work part time as a NASDA Enumerator.

Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Barbara Mason of Brownsville; three daughters, Becky Mason of Beech Bluff, Tenn., Pam Thomason and Debbie Greenway; one son, Richard L. Mason III; four brothers, Jim Mason of Senatobia, John Mason, Bennie Mason and Ralph Mason, all of Batesville; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o Sharolett Osteen, Insouth Bank, P.O. Box 879, Brownsville, Tenn. 38012.

Martha Rowsey Odom

BATESVILLE – Martha Rowsey Odom, 88, died Sunday, February 12, 2012, at her residence.

Services were  held Wednesday at Wells Funeral Home. Dr. Gary Berry and Dr. Tommy Snyder officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Odom, born Nov. 5, 1923, to the late Victor D. and Sara Collier Rowsey, was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was the widow of Willie T. “Bill” Odom.

Survivors include: three daughters, Patricia “Pat” Odom Ball and her husband, David, Janyth Odom Robertson and Willa Odom Ales and her husband, Keith, all of Batesville; one son, Willie T. Odom Jr. of Batesville; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and her cousin, Jane Dettor Gowen of Batesville.

Memorials may be sent to: First Baptist Church, Youth Missions, 104 Panola Ave., Batesville, Miss. 38606.

Jimmy Lee Raybon

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – Jimmy Lee Raybon, 57, fomerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at First Oak Grove M.B. Church in Crowder. Alvin Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at First Oak Grove M.B. Church in Crowder. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Crowder. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Raybon, born July 25, 1954, to the late Sam Lois Raybon and Draddie Doodley, was a member of Second Concord M.B. Church.

Survivors include: two sisters, Lula Raybon and Josephine Raybon Griffin, both of Batesville and five brothers, Willie Raybon of Marks, Rev. Henry Lee Raybon and Billy Ed Raybon, both of Batesville, Clarence Raybon of Memphis and Jessie Raybon of Ft. Myers, Fla.