OBITUARIES – 5/10/13

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 10, 2013

Mattie Dean Gray

SARDIS – Mattie Dean Gray, 92, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were held Wednesday, May 8, at First Baptist Church in Sardis with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery. Mike Dorr, Rev. Howard Beam and Hal Johnson officiated. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Gray was born February 5, 1921, in Sardis to Boney E. Inman and Zanie Speer Inman. She was a retired surgical tech for North Panola Hospital and member of Cold Springs Methodist Church.

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She was  preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Johnson; one brother, Barney Inman and two grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Wilkerson (Robert) and Betty Konrad, both of Sardis; one sister, Dot Britt of Sardis; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Tovell L. Henderson

SARDIS – Tovell L. Henderson, 38, died Friday, May 3, 2013.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Batesville Junior High Auditorium. Rev. David Gulledge will officiate. Burial will be in Walton Chapel Cemetery in Sardis. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary with family hour from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Henderson, born March 8, 1975, in Batesville, to Alvin Lawson of Batesville and Aslean Henderson of Batesville, graduated from South Panola High School. He was a fork-lift driver at Batesville Casket Company. He was a member of Spring Hill Asa M.B. Church.

Survivors along with his parents include: his wife, Eunitha Webb Henderson; two sons, Tovell Henderson Jr. and Torell Henderson; one daughter, Talicia Henderson; all of Sardis; and two sisters, LaTara Lawson and Tonya Henderson, both of Batesville.

Gavin Lee Moore

BATESVILLE – Gavin Lee Moore, 5 months, died Thursday, May 9, 2013 at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at Wells Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time.

He was born December 1, 2012 to Brittney and Jarrett Moore of Batesville.

Survivors along with his parents include: his sister, Caylee; his grandparents Jan Moore of Batesville, Danny Moore of Courtland and Pam and Joey Sensabough of Courtland, Rena Polson of Batesville and H.L. and Bertha Moore of Batesville.

Earline Hamblin Parrish

SARDIS – Earline H. Parrish, widow of Bilbo Parrish, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her daughters home in Tunica. She was 92.

Services were held Wednesday at Hollywood Baptist Church in Sledge. Rev. Roy Hartzell officiated. Burial was in Longtown Cemetery near Crenshaw. Wells Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Parrish was born to James Franklin and Pauline Kirkpatrick Hamblin on July 28, 1920, in Houlka. She was a member of Hollywood Baptist Church. Mrs. Earline retired from Carter’s, Inc., in Senatobia.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Lee Parrish and Freddy Parrish and two brothers, Mack Hamblin and Roy Hamblin.

Survivors include her four daughters, Billie Jones of Crenshaw, Shirley Hudspeth and Donna Wimberly, both of Sledge and Wanda Welch of Laurel; five sisters, Ella Matthews of Sledge, Myrtle Mayo of Crenshaw, Mary Sue O’Neal of Southaven, Gertrude Fair of West Point, and Frances Hamblin of Missouri; one brother, Jake Hamblin of Illinois, 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Earl Lee Webb

SARDIS – Mrs. Earl Lee Webb, 93, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at her son’s home in Memphis.

Services were held Wednesday, May 8, at Rock Hill M.B. Church in Sardis with burial in Mt. Level M.B. Church Cemetery in Como. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include: three daughters, Annie C. Morris and Lee C. Webb, both of Memphis and Larry Jean Liddell of Jackson; two sons, John L. Webb of Memphis and Bobby Webb of New Orleans, La.; two sisters, Ella Wee Triplette and Ettie Walker, both of Des Moines, Iowa.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.