Obituaries 3/5/13

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Rhonda Lynn Rupprecht Britt

SARDIS – Rhonda Lynn Rupprecht Britt, 46, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at her residence.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Apostolic Faith First United Pentecostal Churuch, 300 N. Hwy 7 in Water Valley. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Rhonda was born in Batesville, on March 8, 1965 to Sharlott Ann Turnage and the late John Albert Rupprecht, Jr., was a homemaker.

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Survivors include: her husband, David Anthony Britt of Batesville; two daughters, Rachel Renee Crase and Brandy Lynn Nichole Britt both of Batesville; two sons, Danny “JoeJoe” Webb Jr. of Batesville, and Bradley Dale Webb of Oxford; three step-sons, Justin Anthony Britt of Louisiana, Codey Alan Britt of Oxford and Caden M. Britt of Saltillo, her mother, Sharlott Ann Rupprecht, three sisters, Rita Lynn Roberson, Yvette Rupprecht Aldy of Batesville, Kelly Rupprecht Watson of Tennessee; two step-sisters, Jennifer Collemp and Jeana Keeves , both of Tennessee, two brothers, Randy Lyn Rupprecht of Batesville and John Brendon Rupprecht of Batesville; and 11 grandchildren.

Virginia Rowsey Nelson

POPE – Virginia Rowsey Nelson, 87, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto.
Mrs. Nelson is the widow of the late Jessie C. Nelson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Reverend Ray Owens will officiate. Visitation will begin two hours prior to the service at noon. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Nelson was born February 6, 1926 in Panola County to the late Jesse Knox and Hester Finch Rowsey. She was a retired beautician and member of Pharsalia Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her daughter, Patricia Ann Nelson Spiva of Sardis; grandson and caregiver, Greg Munday and his wife, Ruth of Olive Branch; niece, Barbara Dettor of Sardis; three nephews, Tommy Rowsey of Pope, Grady Wilson of Starkville and Mike Beaird of D’Iberville.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials in memory of Mrs. Nelson be sent to Chapel Hill Cemetery, C/O Helen Bell, 2849-B, Pope – Water Valley Road, Pope, Miss. 38658

John L. Rudd

BATESVILLE – John L. Rudd, 84, died Friday, March 1, 2013, at his residence.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Salem M.B. Church. Rev. Larry Itson will officiate.

Burial will be in Salem Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Rudd, born Feb. 5, 1929, in Batesville, to William Ford and Dorothy Rudd Draper, was a retired well driller at Lipe Gas and Water. He was a veteran of the Army and a member of Salem M.B. Church in Courtland where he served as deacon and superintendant of Sunday School.

Survivors include: his wife, Louise Rudd of Batesville; five sons, Larry Cauthen, Michael  L. Rudd and Robert Rudd, all of Batesville, John R. Rudd of Enid, Gary Rudd of Louisville, Ky.; three daughters, Martha Taylor of Oakland, Debora Adams of Jackson and Holly James of North Carolina; two brothers, John Williams Ford and Kenny Holmes, both of Courtland; two sisters, Roxie Holmes and Alice Jean Holmes, of Courtland; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jane Cox Wade

BATESVILLE — Jane Cox Wade, 99,  died Monday, February 25, 2013, at Azalea Gardens in Oxford.

Services were held Thursday  at the First Presbyterian Church and she was laid to rest in Magnolia Cemetery beside her husband, Broughton and daughter, Margaret Jane.

She leaves behind: one son, Robert “Buck” Wade, two grandchildren, Amy, who resides in Colorado with one great grandchild, Stevie and Jonathan living in Oakland, Calif. with two great grandchildren, Beckett and Osby.

She was the middle daughter of William John Cox and Lottie Lois Jackson Cox. Mr. Will was a pharmacist and president of the Batesville Savings and Loan. Jane grew up in the house her father built on Church Street and was a first grade pupil of Ms. Mamie Jeffers and a graduate of Batesville High School.
In 1933, on Christmas Day, she married a man from Cleveland and a Delta State graduate, Robert Broughton Wade, and they resided in Batesville for the remainder of their lives.

Jane and Broughton supported Batesville through the American Legion, Junior Chamber of Commerce, the school system and the church.