OBITUARIES -7/16/2013

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Patrick Biffle

CHARLESTON – Patrick Biffle, 68, died Thursday, July 11, 2013 at his residence.
Memorial services were held Sunday, July 14, at Wells Funeral Home Chapel who had charge of arrangements.

Biffle was born September 9, 1944 in Lambert, to the late Thomas Edgar and Mary Alice Marshall Biffle. For 34 years he work for the former BellSouth as a cable technician and was of the baptist faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Sherry Jennings Biffle of Charleston; two daughters, Lorrie Pace of Senatobia,, April Sanders of Oakland; three sons, David Biffle of Southaven, Dennis Biffle of Courtland, Joe Patton Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga.; brother, Tyrone Biffle of Senatobia; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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The family requests memorials contributions in his memory be forwarded to his favorite charity, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

James Kendrick McMinn

BAY SPRINGS – James Kendrick McMinn, 86, died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Pioneer Hospital in Newton.

He was the son of the late James Wesley McMinn of Batesville.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 5, 2013 at Lake Como Baptist Church in Bay Springs. Burial was in Lake Como Baptist Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of  Bay Springs had charge.

He was also preceded in death by his mother, Annie Mae McMinn and his wife, Ivy McMinn
Survivors include: two sons: Rev. Kenny McMinn of Laurel, Jim McMinn of Bay Springs; three daughters: Joy Gomillion of Meridian, Anita Schmidt of Wesson, Rhonda Stringer of Bay Springs; one sister Cecelia Tiner of Red Bank; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Robert House

SARDIS – Robert House, 84, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6 at Mt. Level Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Will O. McKinney officiated. Henderson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

House, born Oct. 1, 1929 in Mississippi to the late Ike House and Ardina Tanksley House, attended Panola County Schools, was retired and a member of Mt. Level M.B. Church in Como.
He was preceded in death by his son, Leroy House and great-grandchild, Trenton House.

Survivors include: his wife, Edna M. House; four sons, Robert Earl House, Earnest House, Sherman House, Walter House, all of Sardis; two daughters, Annie House-Porter of Lake Cormorant, Ardina House of Sardis; two sisters, Lois Farmbrough and Doris Webb, both of Chicago; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Nell Callihan Hubbard

POPE – Nell Callihan Hubbard, 75, wife of Tony Hubbard, died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held today at  1 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Pope. Mr. Robert Rawson will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Hubbard was born May 13, 1938 in Batesville to the late H. L. and Evelyn L. Randall Callihan.
She was a graduate of The Mississippi College for Women. In February of 1962, Nell wed Tony Hubbard and they became members of the Pope community where they remained throughout the years.

Mrs. Hubbard touched many lives through her years as a school teacher. Not only did she retire with 30 years of dedicated service in education field, she was also a park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Sardis Lake where she retired after a 20-year tenure.

She was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Pope.

Survivors include: her husband of 51 years, Tony Hubbard of Pope; two daughters, Brenda Hubbard Morrow (Randy) and Wanda Hubbard, both of Batesville; son, Dr. Ty Hubbard of Oxford; sister, Patty Roberts of Meridian; brother, Bob Callihan of Batesville; four grandchildren, Blake Daugherty (Tanya), Amber Daugherty, Ben Hubbard and Elizabeth Hubbard.

Sandy G. Tutor

COURTLAND – Sandy G. Tutor, 48, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto.

Memorial services were held Monday at the Batesville Church of Christ with Mr. Michael Bates officiating. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Tutor was born September 1, 1964 in Memphis, to Jean Bell  of Courtland and the late Sanford R. Knight. She was disabled and a member of the Batesville Church of Christ.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include: two daughters, Stacy Renee Griffith, Stephanie Ann Griffith, both of Courtland; one son, Daniel Allen Griffith of Courtland; one step-sister, Trina Bishop of Oxford; three brothers, Gary Knight of Memphis, Shane Knight of Courtland and Todd Knight of Batesville.