Obituaries 7-24-12

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jack Tyrone Lott

BATESVILLE – Jack Tyrone Lott, 87, died Monday, July 23, 2012 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Batesville Magnolia Cemetery.

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Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home who has charge of arrangements.

He was the son of the late William Clifton Lott and Ava Tyrone Lott. Lott was a Baptist and a World War II Veteran of the United States Army and fought in the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He retired as an engineer with International Harvester.

He was preceded in death by one son, Larry Rhear.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Baker of Milton, Ga., three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Charlotte Ray Barlow

HAMMAND, La.–Funeral services were held Sunday in Batesville for Charlotte Ray Barlow, 72, who died July 19, 2012 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, La., where she made her home.

Services were held at Dickins Funeral Home Chapel Sunday afternoon and burial followed in Longtown Cemetery near Como.

Mrs. Barlow is survived by three daughters, Deborah Barlow of Atlanta; Melissa Rogers of Woodstock, Ga., and Donna Oliver of Madisonville, La.; one son, Richard Barlow of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Barlow, and her parents, the late Ollie Taylor and Golda Evans Taylor.

Dr. James Varner “Nap” Clark

James Varner “Nap” Clark, age 82, died peacefully at his youth camp on July 18, 2012 following a long fruitful life serving the Lord Jesus Christ. His service was marked by a passion to present God’s priceless gift of forever life by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.

The funeral service was Monday, July 23 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Starkville with burial at Oddfellows Cemetery in Macon.

The service was led by Kenny Hodges, Dennis Smithey, Butch Simmons, Daniel Brown and Dick Hill.  Music was led by the Ikthoos music team.

Nap is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dixie Mullins Clark of Starkville; two daughters, Susan Clark Karr and her husband Bradley Jason Karr and one grandson Colson Grant Karr; and Stephanie Clark Preston and her husband  Brian James Preston, all of Atlanta.  He is also survived by two sisters, Savella Clark Crane of Pensacola, Fla. and Rita Clark Daniels of Baton Rouge; and two brothers, Larry Clark of Dallas and Robert Clark of Naples, Fla.

Nap was born on June 19, 1930, in Macon and attended Macon High School where he lettered five years in football. He graduated from Mississippi College with a B.A. in Bible and a minor in New Testament Greek. After college he went into youth ministries where he led teenage Bible clubs and summer youth camps throughout Mississippi. Nap’s first pastorate was Coila Baptist Church followed by Cowart Baptist Church of Charleston and Marigold Baptist Church of Marigold.  In 1971 Nap moved to Starkville where he served as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church for 19 years. He was pastor of Grace Christian Community Church in Starkville and Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.

Nap faithfully preached the “grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone” message for over 57 years. Nap’s legacy is equipping people with basic Bible truth so that they have a strong foundation on which to build their knowledge of the Word.

He is also known for his Ikthoos Summer Youth Camps attended by youth from all over the south.  Located in a college town, he was a strong influence in the lives of students attending Mississippi State University and served as chaplain for the MSU football team for many years. Hundreds of young people from Nap’s various ministries have gone into the ministry full time serving as pastors, missionaries, and Bible teachers around the world.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Grace Christian Community Church, 100 Countryside Road, Starkville, MS  39759 and Pine Bluff Baptist Church, 6923 Pine Bluff Road, Mantee, MS 39751.

Special designations can be made to outreach ministries supported by these churches including The Evangelical Alliance (Bill Boggess), Emmanuel and Associates (Wyatt Gwin), New Tribes Mission (Doug Schermerhorn), Christian Thinktank (Glenn Miller), Glimpses of Grace (Dick Hill), and also Emmanuel Baptist Church of Starkville.

Martha Rose Perkins

God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be, so He closed His arms around you and whispered, “come to Me.” You did not deserve what you went through and so He gave you rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, because He only takes the best. And when we saw you sleeping, so peaceful and free from pain, we could not wish you back again to suffer so much pain.

Born December 14, 1927 to the late Ruth Burns Campbell, Martha Rose Perkins departed this world July 21, 2012, leaving her husband of 65 years, Boyd D. Perkins, Sr.; a daughter, Brenda J. Taylor (Charles); a son, Danny Perkins (Reba); two sisters, Corrine Johnson and Hazel Hudson both of Batesville. She also leaves her grandchildren, Kimberly Miletich, Kenneth Taylor, Danielle Purdy (Michael), and Martha Margaret Bailey (Daniel); great grandchildren Taylor Miletich, Blake, Blaine, and Baylee Purdy and Owen Bailey, and a special caregiver, Rita Young.

Visitation was at Dickins Funeral Home on July 23, 2012. A celebration of her life will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 24 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Forrest Memorial Cemetery. Tributes in her honor may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 305 Keating Road, Batesville, MS. 38606.

Joseph H. Sanders

BATESVILLE–Joseph H. “Joe” Sanders, 82, died July 20, 2012 at Golden Living Center in Southaven.
He was the widower of Lois E. Sanders.

Born January 6, 1930 in Arkansas to Joe and Patty Watley Sanders, he as a construction worker and enjoyed farming before he retired.

Services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home.

Mr. Sanders is survived by two daughters, Ann Sanders Harley of Coldwater and Loretta Sanders Smith of Oxford; four sons, Joe Tyron Sanders of Starkville, Garry Sanders of Omaha, Richard Sanders of Rudehouse, Ill., and John Sanders of Alpine, Ore.; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Jeffery Wade Schiele

LAMBERT–Jeffery “Jeff” Wade Schiele, 54, died July 20, 2012 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville.

Funeral services were held Monday at Faith Baptist Church in Lambert with the Rev. Randall Boatner officiating. Interment was in Lambert Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Born January 25, 1957 to Walter “Raymond” and Maudie Moore Schiele in Lambert, Mr. Schiele was a retired farmer and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

His survivors include his wife, Sandra Kate Pinkston Schiele of Lambert; a stepdaughter, Amanda Scott of Batesville; a son, Scott Schiele of Lambert; a stepson, Dustin Kelly of Lambert; seven sisters, Joy McMillan of Southaven, Judith Schiele of Brandon, Linda Rochelle of Canton, Donna Martin of Atlanta, Ruth Moore of Pope, Nancy Carter of Franklin, Tenn. and Lisa Nichols of London, England; one brother, Kenny Schiele of Lambert; and three grandchildren.