Obituaries 3-9-12

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 9, 2012

Larry Eugene Anthony

POPE – Larry Eugene Anthony, 68, husband of Cheryl Kornegay Anthony, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Golden Living Nursing Home.

Services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Spires and Rev. Jimmy Dale Anthony will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. prior to services. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Anthony, born Dec. 18, 1943, in Batesville, to the late T.B. Anthony and Pauline Brewer Anthony, worked in recycling scrap metal and was a member of Courtland Baptist Church.

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Survivors include: two daughters, Michelle Burke of Batesville, Ark. and Stephanie Spires of Tupelo; two sons, Clint Anthony of Pope, Brandon Burnett of Batesville;  three sisters, Bonne Manuel of Senatobia, Donna Tindall and Sonia Holly, both of Hattiesburg; two brothers, Gary Anthony of Old River, Texas and Jimmy Anthony of Detroit, Mich. and two grandchildren.

Barbara Faye Hyland Holley

SENATOBIA – Barbara Faye Hyland Holley, 67, wife of George Holley, formerly of Batesville, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services were held Wednesday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Senatobia. Burial was in LDS Cemetery at Truslow. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Holley was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints in Senatobia where she held numerous positions in the church. She was an assistant kindergarten teacher at Strayhorn Elementary School.

Survivors in addition to her husband include: two daughters, Wendy Fritzke of Seattle, Wash. and Kim Fritzke of Gyserville, Calif.; two step-daughters, Donna Crosswhite of Batesville and Rhonda Gibson of Sardis; two sons, James Frizke Jr. and Bobby Fritzke, both of Senatobia; four step-sons, Ronnie Holley of Batesville, Tommy Holley of Southaven, Rodney Holley of Oxford and Scott Holley of Watertown, Wis.; two sisters, Marie Beard and Joyce Lenhardt, both of Batesville; one brother, W.L. Hyland of Abbeville; and 23 grandchildren.

Nava Louise James

BATESVILLE – Nava Louise James, 88, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at her residence.

Services were held Wednesday at Cooley’s Mortuary. Rev. John  C. Morris officiated. Burial was in Batesville Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

James and her late twin brother Washington Berl were born  June 28, 1923 to John Bruce James and Mattie Marie Peoples.

She attended school in Panola County and graduated from Rust College where she sang in the world-renowned A’capella Choir and majored in home economics.  She did graduate work at Fisk University and Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University.

She taught both elementary and high school home economics.  After teaching more than 20 years she changed professions and began working for the Farmers Home Administration.  As a housing and loan specialist, based in Lexington, she assisted many families in Holmes County and surrounding areas to acquire decent and affordable housing.  

She was very active in Coleman Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, the local and national Rust Alumni Associations and community affairs. She has been commended for her efforts through many awards and citations.

She was a member of the South Panola Community Hospital Auxiliary, served on the Main Street Project and the Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board.

Survivors include: her niece who cared for her, Rosie Marie Dugger of Memphis; two nieces, Jacqueline James of Arlington, Va., Deborah James of Bedford, Texas and one nephew, Washington James Jr. of Amarillo, Texas.

Bobbie Jean Tuttle Pounders

BATESVILLE – Bobby Jean Tuttle Pounders age 76, died at her resident Thursday March 8, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at First United Methodist Church in Batesville with Rev. Ed Woodall, Rev. Martin Case, Dr. David Ball and Father Sam Messina presiding. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery with Carter Smith, Fancher Smith, John David Bailey, Harry Guckert, Dr. Richard Reid, Joseph Reid, Todd Boswell, Keith Heafner and Dan Smith serving as pall bearers. Vistiation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sat. evening, March 10, at Wells Funeral Home.

Bobbie Jean was born on December 28, 1935 to Boonie Mae Hopper & Forrest Reed Tuttle. She was a Surgical Nurse for 51 years; having served doctors and patients at the Batesville Clinic. Mrs. Pounders was an active member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Shelia L. Pounders of Batesville; Jackie Pounders Langlow of Birmingham, Ala. and Amy Pounders Bailey and husband Scott of Crowder; four grandchildren: Caitlin Claire Bailey, Carson Scott Bailey, John Robbins Langlow, IV and Jackson Rhodes Langlow and one great granddaughter, Shannon Bailey.

Bobbie Jean is preceded in death by her parents Forrest Reed and Boonie Mae Hopper Tuttle and a daughter, Sherrie Lane Pounders.

Memorial Donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Ave., Batesville, MS 38606 or North Delta Schools, 330 Green Wave Ln., Batesville, MS 38606 or Glenwood School, 150 Glenwood Ln., Birmingham, AL 35201.