OBITUARIES – 8/27/2013

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 27, 2013

John “Rudy” Anthony

GRENADA– John Rudolph “Rudy” Anthony, age 65, of Grenada, formerly of Pope, passed away at his home in Grenada Friday evening, August 23, 2013.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Wells Funeral Home with interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Reverend Rick Shepard officiated.

Rudy was born December 30, 1947 in Panola County to the late John William and Katie Frances Johnson Anthony. He was a 1966 graduate of South Panola High School and a member of Sparta United Methodist Church in Holcomb He was a gun smith and owned Grenada Gun Works for 40 years in Grenada.

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Survivors include: two sisters, Billie Anthony Lipshutz of Yulee, Fla., Sue Anthony Moore of Pope and his brother, Aaron Anthony of Nole, Mich.

Grady “Pat” Bevell

GRENADA — Funeral services for former Batesville resident Grady W. “Pat” Bevell, age 92, of Grenada, are at 3 p.m., today, August 27 at Emmaunel Baptist Church in Grenada. Burial will follow in the Blackjack Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Batesville.

Visitation is today from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Bevell died August 24, 2013 at the Grenada Lake Medical Center.

He was born on August 12, 1921 and was the son of the late Edgar Thatcher Bevell and Mary Lilla Wilson Bevell of the Blackjack community.

He was employed by Pennaco Hosiery Mill as a supervisor in the knitting department and had worked at the Batesville hosiery mill before relocating to Grenada. He was also a former high school athletic referee.

A member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army receiving the Bronze Star Medal during World War II.

Bevell is survived by two daughters, Ladye Alice Roberts of Ackerman and Stephanie Honeycutt of Grenada; one son, Carl Bevell of Grenada; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ladye Mavis Bevell; sisters, Elva Cockrell and Robbie Taylor brother, Russell Bevell.

Roderick Quintev Bobo

SARDIS — Roderick Quintev Bobo, 15, died Friday, August 23, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at North Panola High School in Sardis. Pastor Cedrick Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary and Saturday 1 p.m. until service time at North Panola High School. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Bobo, born November 30, 1997, in Desoto, to Robert Earl McBrayer of Como and Priscilla Bobo of Sardis, attended North Panola High School. He was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Sardis.

Survivors along with his parents include: his grandmother Emma Jerldean Bobo of Sardis and his grandfather James Henry McBrayer of Como.

Virgie Lee Scruggs

BATESVILLE — Virgie Lee B. Scruggs, age 78, died Wednesday , August 21, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Services were held Saturday in Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Charles Reed officiating. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.  Wells Funeral Home had charge.
Scruggs, born December 23, 1934 to the late Lottie Leona Perkins  and Virgil Augustus Bay, was a member of Cold Springs United Methodist Church. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Water Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Scruggs.

Survivors include: daughter, Sylvia (John) Scruggs Sartin of Sardis; one son, Tim (Monica) Scruggs of Sardis; brother, Jim Bay of Batesville; five grandchildren, Dustin Sartin, Patty Lewellen, Aden Toner, Dakota Pierce, Nevada Pierce; four great grandchildren, Johnathan Sartin, Tyler McGregory, Megan Still, Robert Pierce.

Quebel Potts Swindle

BATESVILLE– Quebel Potts Swindle, 88, died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Baptist Hospital in Oxford.

Services were held Sunday at First United Pentecostal Church. Burial was in Forrest Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Jay Teague, Rev. Steve Cannon and Rev. Kendell Penton officiated. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.

Swindle, born March 2, 1925, to the late Jimmy Avant Potts and Bertha Maggliene Johnson Potts, was a member of First United Pentecostal Church and was a retired licensed practical nurse at South Panola Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Edward Swindle; one son, Hubert Edward Swindle; one daughter, Irma Helen Cross and one grandchild, Amy Denise Cross.

Survivors include: two sons, Jimmy Clyde Swindle of Greenville and Gary Frank Swindle of Batesville; two sisters, Ila Ree Marsh of Middleton, Tenn. and Esther Quay Neal of Germantown; two brothers, Jimmy Potts and Van Potts, both of Batesville; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Peggy Hailey Watson

POPE — Peggy Hailey Watson, 56, died Friday, August 23, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services were Monday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Bernette Fielder officiated. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Watson, born July 29, 1957, in Marks, to James Gray Hailey of Pope and the late Ella May Alexander Hailey, was a member of Evansville Baptist Church and served as administrator and volunteer firefighter for Pope Volunteer Fire Department. She was an L.P.N. at Tallahatchie General Hospital.

Survivors along with her father, include: her husband, George H. Watson of Pope; one daughter, Mary Melissa Watson of Pope; one son, Christopher Watson of Senatobia; two sisters, Brenda Hailey Sanders of Oxford and Joyce Hailey Patton of Pope; two brothers, Thomas and Raymond Hailey, both of Pope and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Chapel Hill Cemetery: c/o Helen Bell, 2849-B Pope Water Valley Rd., Pope, Miss, 38658 or the Pope Volunteer Fire Department.