Obituaries 5-8-12

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Eunice Lee Adair

SARDIS  –  Eunice Lee Adair, 48, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Grace Nursing Home.
Services were held Saturday at St. Peter M.B. Church in Sardis. Rev. James Wright officiated. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery.

Adair was born July 13, 1963, in Panola County, to Willie Lee and Mary Corine Towns.

She was preceded in death by her husband of John Adair.

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Survivors include: one daughter, Amy Connor of Batesville; two sons, Brandon Adair and Jonathan Adair of Batesville; two brothers, Micheal Lee of Batesville and Jimmy “Bill” King of Milwaukee; three step-daughters; 22 grandchildren.

Landyn Drake Burns

BATESVILLE  – Landyn Drake Burns, newborn son of Daniel Lee Burns and Angel Cearra Caine died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville.

Landyn was born in Batesville, on April 30, 2012. Besides his parents, he is survived by grandparents: Casey and Kim Caine of Batesville; Reba and Mark Hamblin of Courtland,  and Gene Burns of Batesville; great-grandparents Harold and Carol Roper of Marks, and Phillip and Martha Cain of Batesville; Martha and Mitchell Raines of Oxford, and Windell and Rosa Burns of Batesville.

Mary Kathleen Haire

BATESVILLE  – Mary Kathleen Haire, 87, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at her residence.

Services were held Sunday at St. John/St. Mary Catholic Community Church. Father Sam Messina officiated. Burial was in Batesville Manolia Cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Haire, born Aug. 23, 1924, in Salina, Kansas, to the late Paul Wearing and Mary Eleanor Chase Wearing, was a retired clinic assistant from General Practice Clinic in Batesville. She was also a member of St. John/St. Mary Catholic Church where she was in the Altar Society. She loved looking at the clouds and working in her yard and flower gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Calvin Haire Sr.; two sons, John Paul Haire Sr. and Thomas Michael Haire.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Pauline Rodrigue and her husband, John of Batesville; four sons, Dr. William Calvin Haire Jr. and his wife, Maribeth, Donald Eugene Haire and his wife, Kay and Joseph Mark Haire and his wife, Rene’, all of Batesville and Timothy Charles Haire and his wife, Debbie of Cleveland; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the St. John/St. Mary Catholic Community Church, P.O. Box 569, Batesville, Miss. 38606.

Bertha Irene Lee Harmon

PARIS  – Bertha Irene Lee Harmon, 90, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was the mother of William Elvis Harmon of Batesville.

Services were held Monday at Paris Baptist Church. Raymond Aven and Justin Gates officiated. Burial was in Paris Cemetery.

Harmon, born June 21, 1921, in Marked Tree, Ark., to Jim Alonzo Lee and Lydia Lacey Lee, was a member of Paris Baptist Church.  She was a retired homemaker and worked at Reliance Manufacturing Company “Big Yank” in Water Valley and as a nurse aide at both the Oxford-Lafayette County Hospital in Oxford and the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. She also served as a foster grandparent at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Harmon and a daughter, Audrey Faye Harmon Joslin.

Survivors along with her son include: one daughter, Betty Jean Mize of Paris; one son, Ernest Harlow Harmon of Paris; one sister, Mae Lacey Jones of Arkansas; one brother, Johnny Elias Lee of California; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials can be made to the Paris Cemetery Fund c/o Mrs. L.C. Cook, 33 CR 479, Paris, Miss. 38949.

Wyllo Jean Harrison

SARDIS  –  Wyllo Jean Harrison, 84, died May 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Services were held Saturday at Sardis United Methodist Church in Sardis. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery near Crenshaw. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home in Sardis had charge.

Survivors include: her husband, William “Bill” Harrison of Sardis; one son, Alvis L. Dye of Sardis; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Fisher Smith Hubbard

BATESVILLE – Fisher Smith Hubbard, age 92, died Thursday May 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi.

Services were held Saturday at Wells Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Tommy Snyder officiated. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery.

Hubbard was the daughter of the late David H. Smith and Christine Fisher Smith.

She graduated from Courtland High School and received her RN degree from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis in 1942. During World War II she served as a nurse at the Prisoner of War Camp in Como. She was a homemaker for many years and was employed for 11 years as a school nurse by South Panola School District. She was an active member of First Baptist Church and was a charter member of the “Stitchers” Sewing Club that met for over 50 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris Hubbard.

Survivors include two daughters, Christine Hubbard Fleming and husband Bill of Batesville, and Harriet Ruth H. Karatassos and husband Straton of Starkville, ; four grandchildren, Fisher Fleming of Olive Branch, Will Fleming and wife Meredith of Batesville, Mary Straton K. Smith and husband Kell of Jackson, and Harris K. Carruba and husband Louis of Pelham, Ala.; one great-grandson, William Russel Fleming; and three sisters, Martha Todd Rowsey of Batesville, Mary Louise Drake of Southaven, and Frances E. Stanley of Batesville.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 104 Panola Ave. Batesville, MS 38606 or the charity of choice.

Mose Jones Jr.

SARDIS  –  Mose Jones Jr., 59, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Community Hospice in Tupelo.

Services were held Monday, April 30, 2012, at Rocky Missionary Baptist Church in Water Valley. Rev. George Forrest and Rev. Larry Hervey officiated. Clark Williams Funeral Home had charge.

Jones, born Nov. 20, 1952, in Memphis, to the late Mose and Beanie Faye Brown Jones, was a member of Everdale Missionary Baptist Church. He worked for Batesville Casket Company and Borg Warner of Water Valley.

Survivors include: two sons, Arsenial Jones and Richard Morgan; one daughter, Sheree Lumas-Pegues and six grandchildren.

Bill Konrad

SARDIS  –  Bill Konrad, 63, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his residence.

Services were held Monday at First Baptist Church in Sardis. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Ray Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Konrad, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sardis and a member of the Sardis Community Coffee Club. He was a retired school teacher of 31 years. He was a bookkeeper and the owner and operator of Tax Express.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Deborah Konrad.

Survivors include: his wife of 31 years, Betty Gray Konrad of Sardis; two sons, Steve Gibson of Sardis and Allen Gibson of Coldwater; one daughter, Valarie Konrad of Southaven and eight grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 108 West Lee St., Sardis, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Elise Cocke Veazey

SENATOBIA  –  Elise Cocke Veazey died Saturday May 5, two days after her 106th birthday, at Providence Assisted Living Center in Senatobia. She was the mother of Wrennie Veazey West of Sardis.

Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church in Senatobia at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by a services  at 2 p.m. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

She was born in Senatobia in 1906 to W.G. Cocke and Harriet Harton Cocke.

She studied dramatic arts at Sullins College in Bristol, Va. and the University of Mississippi, where she pledged Delta Delta Delta sorority. She moved to New York to perform and further study drama.

Elise studied her Bible lesson each morning and was a devout Christian Scientist, Although she was not a member, most of her Sundays were spent with her son’s family at First United Methodist Church in Senatobia.

While at Ole Miss, she appeared in “Farewell to Arms,” and traveled with a group of drama students to perform in several towns in the Delta region.

Her final performance was in Northwest Community College’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” in 1986. She was 80 years old.

In 2006, her children started and endowed a scholarship in her honor for theater majors at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

She served as a pink lady at the Senatobia hospital and was a volunteer for the Senatobia Literacy Program. She was a member of the Friends of Library, the Cosmopolitan Club, was a charter member of the Magnolia Garden Club, and a lifetime member of the Duplicate Bridge Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Garrett Veazey Sr.

Survivors, along with her daughter, include: one son, John Garrett Veazey, Jr.; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Senatobia, 102 West Gilmore, Senatobia, Hospice Advantage, 919 Fern Cliff Cove Suite 1, Southaven or the Sardis United Methodist Church, 237 South Main St., Sardis.