Obituaries 7-3-12

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Della Mae Washington Black

SARDIS – Della Mae Washington Black, 88, died Monday, June 25, 2012, at her residence.

Services were held Saturday at Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como. Burial was in Braham Chapel C.M.E. Church in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home had charge.

Black was a church stewardess and treasurer of benevolence funds at Braham Chapel C.M.E. Church where she was a member.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Black Jr.

Survivors include: five daughters, Alsia Mae Black of Chicago, Vernice B. Avant and Shirley M. Harris, both of Crenshaw, Velma T. Black of Woodridge, Ill. and Odessa Johnson of Sardis; seven sons, Albert Black III and Ray Charles Black, both of Como, Claude E. Black of Chicago, Earl Malone Black of Memphis, Cleotha Black of Downer Grove, Ill., Michael L. Black of Darling and George Frost of Sardis; 44 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Sadie Robbie Self Coggins

MARKS – Sadie Robbie Self Coggins, 73, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Quitman County Hospital.

Services were held Saturday at First Baptist Church. Burial was in Marks Cemetery. Will Overstreet officiated. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Coggins, born Aug. 28, 1939, in Pittsboro, was a member of First Baptist Church in Marks. She was a retired R.N.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B.C. Coggins.

Survivors include: three daughters, Debbie Green of Oakland, Sandy Whitworth and Sharon Sullivan, both of Marks; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Lamar Ferguson

GRENADA – Lamar Ferguson, 88, of Grenada died June 24, 2012 at V.A. Medical Center in Memphis.

Services were Thursday, June 28, at the Garner-Harper Funeral Home chapel in Grenada.  Burial followed at Red Hill Cemetery.

Ferguson was band director in Batesville and South Panola schools from 1956 to 1965. He wrote the music for school’s popular fight song, “Roll On Tigers,” that is still in use.

Ferguson, born April 4, 1924 in High Point, to the late Clarence Lacy and Mary Ethel Gladeny Ferguson, was a WWII and a Korean war veteran. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Grenada, He was a Graduate of the University of Mississippi, and a Band Director for 34 years.

He is survived by his wife Bettye Scarberry Ferguson, three sons, Stan Ferguson and Justin Ferguson, both of Grenada and Jerry Ferguson of Southaven; one daughter, Debbie Ferguson of Grenada; two sisters, Martha Drew of Cordova, Tenn., and Lynn Shoulder of Henderson, Tenn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

Thomas Lee Hall

ENID – Thomas Lee Hall, 80, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his residence.

Born in Charleston, he was the son of the late Marvin Hall and Lillie Rainer Hall. He was a retired farmer.
Memorial services were incomplete at press time. Womble Funeral Home of Charleston has charge.

Survivors include: his sister-in-law and caregiver, Eva Scott of Enid and two nephews, Jimmy Havens and Ewel Scott, both of Enid.

Sherlene Carra Caldwell Haynes

LAMBERT – Sherlene Carra Caldwell Haynes, 94, died June 25, 2012.

Services were held Friday at Kimbro Funeral Home. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery.
Haynes was born June 22, 1918.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Lee Haynes Sr.

Survivors include: Shirley Ann Heffner of Lambert, Martha Lee Hinton of Marks and Lee Ann Aldridge of Batesville; one son, Andy Haynes of Tiptonville, Tenn. five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Brian Hollenbeck

POWELL, Wyo. – Brian Hollenbeck, 60, formerly of Batesville, died May 28, 2012, at his residence.

Memorial services were held Sunday, July 8 at the Living Hope Community Church in Powell, Wyo.
Hollenbeck, born Sept. 11, 1951, in Buffalo, Ny., to Billie Hendrix Hollenbeck of Sheridian, Wyo. and the late Jack Hollenbeck, was a self employed welder and mechanic. He was a member of Living Hope Community Church in Powell.

He was preceded in death by one son, Justin.

Survivors along with his mother, include: one son, Matthew Hollenbeck; two daughters, BreaAnn and Brooke; one brother, Joel Hollenbeck of Sheridian, Wyo. and three grandchildren.

Hershel Dean Millsaps

BATESVILLE – Hershel Dean Millsaps, 71, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Memorial services were held Saturday at Dickins Funeral Home. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Robert Lee Millsaps and Mable Young Millsaps.

Survivors include: his wife, Nell Montgomery Millsaps of Batesville; one daughter, Michelle White of West Point; three sons, Dean Taggart of Birmgham, Chase Montgomery of Batesville and Todd Montgomery of Water Valley; three sisters, Ruth Willis of Starkville, Indez Hudnall of Meridian and Bobbi Cashman of Vicksburg and seven grandchildren.

The family has requested that donations be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.