Obituaries 4-3-12

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lucien “Lou” Frances Boucot Jr.

BATESVILLE – Lucien “Lou” Frances Boucot Jr., 74, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital -North Mississippi.

Memorial services will be held today at 7 p.m. at his home in Batesville with burial held at a later date in Petersburg, N.Y. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Boucot, born June 27, 1937, in Suffern, N.Y., to the late Lucien Frances Boucot Sr. and Rose Margaret Kane Boucot was retired from the New York State Department of Transportation where he had been an inspector. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

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He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rene’e Dawn Boucot.

Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Patricia Ann Durden Boucot of Batesville; one sister, Lorraine John of Windsor, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Fire Department, 38075 Hwy. 315, Batesville.

Florence E. Clemons

COLDWATER – Florence E. Clemons, 93, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at her residence. She was the mother of Dorothy Palmers of Como.

Services will be held today at noon at Antioch No. 1 in Senatobia. Burial will be in Antioch II Cemetery in Coldwater. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Douglas Clemons Sr.

Survivors along with her daughter include: three daughters, Lessie Ayers of Sledge, Ollive Mae Jones and Geraldine Powers, both of Memphis; one son, Fred Douglas Clemons Jr. of Coldwater; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Lonnie Lawson

COURTLAND – Lonnie Lawson, 68, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Yalobusha Nursing Home.

Services were held Saturday at Nelson Chapel M.B. Church. Pastor Eric L. Winston officiated. Burial was in Pope Chapel Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Lawson, born Oct. 7, 1943, in Hernando to Moses Jones and Flora Ann Williams, was a homemaker.
Survivors include: four daughters, Barbara L. Rudd of Batesville, Gwendolyn L. Winston of Memphis, Allison Lawson of Atlanta and Flora L. Murphy of Bristow, Va.; three sisters, Katherine Stewart of Owings, Maryland, Christine Shabazz of Decatur, Ill. and Oletha Jean Abston of Hernando; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Terry McDonald

OXFORD – Former Oxford Fire Chief Terry McDonald died early Friday, March 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. He was the husband of The Panolian Advertising Director Frieda McDonald.

A memorial service was held Saturday at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford. A service is also planned today in Canton, his hometown.

McDonald died after experiencing medical complications during a brief illness.

McDonald came to the Oxford Fire Department as chief in 1977 from the Canton Fire Department. He served as Oxford Fire Chief until 1998. He is a past president of the Mississippi Fire Chiefs’ Association.

He also served as Code Compliance Director for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians including the Silver Star Resort and Casino and Golden Moon Casino.

He was a member of the National Fire Protection Association’s Code Development Committee and the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his son, Terry McDonald Jr. and his wife, Kim, of DeSoto County, and two grandchildren.

William H. Mobley

BATESVILLE – William H. Mobley, 93, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Golden Living Nursing Home.

Services were held Saturday at Springhill Pope M.B. Church. Pastor Willie Forest officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Mobley, born Aug. 3, 1919, in Pope, to the late Dosy Mobley and Luella Wiggins, was a retired farmer and a member of Spring Hill Pope M.B. Church.