Obituaries 10-12-12

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 12, 2012

 Jimmy Dial Baldwin

WYATTE – Jimmy Dial Baldwin died Friday, October 5, 2012, in Batesville.  He was 65.

No services will be held. Rodgers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Baldwin; one daughter, Dixie  Burke of Sardis; four sons, Jimmy Iris Baldwin, Keith Baldwin,  and Terry Baldwin, all of Tyro and Lande Baldwin of Longtown; one sister, Bonnie Mannieg; seven grandchildren and one great-great grandchildren.

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John Booker

BATESVILLE – John Booker, 58, died Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at West Camp M.B. Church in Batesville. Eugene Brown will officiate. Burial will be in West Camp Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and on Sunday from noon – 1 p.m. at West Camp M.B. Church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Booker, born Sept. 4, 1954, in Buffalo, N.Y. to Mozart Booker and Lydia Walls Booker, was a retired security guard. He was a member of West Camp M.B. Church.

Survivors include: his mother, Lydia Booker of Batesville; one sister, Frances Terrell of Oakland, Calif.; and three brothers, Alfred Booker of Oakland, Calif., John David Walls of Newburg, N.Y. and Mozart Booker Jr. of Lumpac, Calif.

Dollie Lee Suggs Edwards

OAKLAND- Dollie Lee Suggs Edwards, 69, died Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood.

Services will be held Saturday, October 13, at 11 a.m. at Per Simmon Hill M.B. Church in Enid.  Pastor Allen Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary is in charge of  arrangements.

Ms. Edwards was born February 8, 1943 in Enid to Jimmy Suggs and Fannie Lou Avance Suggs.  She was a homemaker and member of Parrish Grove M.B. Church in Oakland.

Survivors include three daughters, Janie Mae Edwards of Coffeeville, Vickie Edwards of Grenada, and Betty Turner Nwigwe of Gatesville, Texas; three sons, Robert Suggs of Crowder, Dennis Edwards of Oakland and Frank Edwards of Flint; two sisters, Annie Martin of Oakland and Mary Tellis of Enid; four brothers, Charlie Suggs, John Henry Suggs, L.C. Suggs and Jimmy Suggs, all of Enid; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Mossie Marie Jones Jennings

COMO – Mossie Marie Jennings, 77,  died Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

Services were held Thursday at Intercessory Prayer Outreach Ministry in Como. Rev. Ira Leverson officiated.

Mrs. Jennings was born May 1, 1935 to the late Roy Jones and Millie Mae Alexander Jones of Como. She confessed Jesus as savior at the age of eight and joined the Cherry Street M.B. Church in 1964. Later she joined the Cistern Hill Missionary Baptist Church

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Clarence Earl Jennings.

Survivors include a son Willie Jennings of Senatobia; daughters, Alma Walton and Delois Carter of Sardis, and Velma Cox,  mma Jennings and Ruby Callicutt of Como; nine grandchildren; one brother, Demond Jones; five sisters, Curley Toliver, Jean Toliver, Ruby Cummings, Marlene Jones, Blondine Sandridge; a host of grandchildren;  13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.   

Bernie M. Jones

BATESVILLE – Bernie M. Jones, 65, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Oxford.      Services will be held Saturday, October 13, at 2 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel.  Pastor E. L. Fox will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rock Hill M.B. Church. Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery in Sardis.

 Jones was born March 3, 1947 in Batesville to Albert Jones and Lydia Hamilton Jones. She was a retired employee of South Panola School District and retired deli worker for Kroger.  She was a member of Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis.

Survivors include her daughter, Lydia Jones of Nashville, Shamous Jerone “J.J.” Jones of Batesville; four sisters, Alberta Pollard of Memphis, Willie Eva Cook of Waterloo, Iowa; Ruby Henderson and Betty Henderson, both of Batesville; seven brothers, Guss Jones and Danny Henderson of Batesville, William Jones of St. Louis, Mo., West Jones of Milwaukee,  James Cauthern of Colorado Springs, Larry Henderson and James Henderson, both of Chicago, Ill. and six grandchildren.

Larry James Watson

COMO – Larry James Watson 51, died Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Independence Tyro Baptist Church in Senatobia. Burial will be in Tyro Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Rodgers Funeral Home.
Watson was a veteran of the Marine Corps.

Survivors include: his mother, Corine Watson of Senatobia; one daughter, Miracle L. Watson of Memphis and one brother, Danny Watson of Senatobia.

Jesse Wayne Lott

HOLCOMB – Jesse Wayne Lott, 67, formerly of Batesville, died of cancer September 27, 2012,  at the home of his daughter.

Services were held Sunday, September 30 at Holcomb Baptist Church. Rev. Kevin Tribble officiated. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery in Paynes  on October 6.

He was born in Pascagoula, on January 3, 1945 to the late Jessie P. and Katherine Pate Lott of Grenada.

He attended schools in Grenada and Carroll counties and Holmes Jr. College.  He continued his college education at the University of Maryland and the University of San Francisco, majoring in pre-law and political science.  

Lott served 22 years active duty in the Army. He was transferred to Portland, Ore. in 1984 and when he retired, he and his wife Joy remained there  for the past 28 years.

He received many honors, recognitions and medals during his career, including 3 Meritorious Service Awards.

He was a member of Oak Hills Presbyterian Church in Portland.

Survivors include his mother, Katherine Pate Lott of Grenada, his wife Joy Stallings Lott of Portland, Ore., daughters Jessica of Holcomb and Atlantis Kae Baron of Rohnert Park, Calif. and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or the Oak Hills Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 5101 S. E. Thiessen Road, Portland, Ore. 97267

Narvell Lee “Becky” McGhee

BATESVILLE –  Narvell Lee “Becky” McGhee, 55, died Monday, October 8, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Batesville.

 A  native of Panola County, she was the daughter of Cecil McGhee and Allie Vee Andrews McGhee. She was a member of Liberty Hill MB Church where she was past Sunday School secretary.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 13 at Liberty Hill MB Church in Courtland. Rev. Larry Key will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. Friday at Liberty Hill MB Church

Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Sardis has charge.

She is survived by one son, D’Kerio McGhee of Batesville; four sisters, Cecil Mae McGhee and Frances Greene both of Batesville, Natasha McGhee of Sledge and Bobbie Sue Wilson of Vicksburg; and one brother, Damon Andrews of Batesville.

Donnie Ray Marshall

COMO- Donnie Ray Marshall, 57, died Friday, October 5, 2012.

Services wil be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ruffin Grove M.B. Church with visitation held on Friday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Rodgers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cistern Hill Cemetery in Como. Rodgers Funeral Home has charge.

Marshall was an auto sales man.

Survivors include: one daughter, Danyel “Shankey” Winfield of Memphis; one son, Kenny Richardson of Senatobia; four sisters, Christine Dailey, Martha Tate and Martha J. Madison of Memphis and Betty Shaw of Como; nine brothers, Richard Marshall, Eugene Marshall, Tommie Marshall, Don Hunt and Jeff Hunt, all of Como, Tim Marshall of Sardis, McCoy Marshall of Courtland, Lee Merritt and Otis Hunt, both of Coldwater; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Michael Gary Mayer

LAMBERT –     Michael Gary Mayer, 57, died Monday, October 8, 2012.

Services were held Thursday at Lambert United Methodist Church. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Mayer, born March 31, 1955, to Gary Mayer and the late JoAnne Daniels, in Globe, Ariz., served in the army during the 70s and received an honorable discharge. He worked in drug counseling with Region I Mental Health Department. He received a liver transplant 13 years ago.

Survivors include: his father, Dan Daniels and his wife, Margaret of Lambert; three sisters, Terry Williams and Linda Fowler, both of Germantown and Barbara Uhl of Coles Point; three brothers, Tim Mayer of Sardis, Tony Daniels of Sardis, Ricky Mayer of Lambert.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Mid-South Transplant Foundation.

Ethel Marie Reed

SARDIS – Ethel Marie Reed, 51, died Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at Golden Living Center.

Services will be held Friday at noon at McIvor Creek Baptist Church in Sardis, where she was a member. Kevin Williams will officiate. Burial will be in McIvor Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. – noon at the church. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Reed was born Jan. 18, 1961, in Sardis, to Charlie Fletcher Reed and Laura Dooley Reed.

Survivors include: three daughters, Jacqueline Denise Reed of Horn Lake, Latoya Patrice Reed and Laura Christeen Marie Reed, both of Sardis; six sisters, Letha Wiley, Dearia Salter and Charlene Bradford of Sardis, Mary Helen McIntyre of Coldwater, Carrie Black and Edith Wheatley of Horn Lake; five brothers, John Reed and Clifton Reed both of Sardis, Charles Reed of Florissant, Mo., Lewis Cole of Batesville and Anthony Reed of Vicksburg and one grandchild.

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                                                               Floy Belle Newman Lipe

Floy Belle Newman Lipe, age 91, widow of James Ray Lipe, passed away at her home in Pope Thursday, October 11, 2012.

Mrs. Lipe’s family will be making funeral arrangements Friday morning and these arrangements will be posted as they become available by Wells Funeral Home, who has charge of arrangements.