OBITUARIES – 9/17/2013

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Elizabeth “Betty” Baker

BATESVILLE — Elizabeth “Betty” Baker, 72, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at her residence.
Services were held Monday at Second Concord M.B. Church. Pastor Joseph Wilson officiated. Burial was in Concord Church Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Baker, born Dec. 8, 1940, in Batesville, to the late Manuel Hamilton and Reather Kuykendall, was a retired facotry worker. She was a member of Second Concord M.B. Church.

Survivors include: her brother, Mack A. Henry of Batesville and one sister, Mary Leland of Batesville.

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Mary Alice Joiner

KOKOMO — Mary Alice Joiner, 61, died August 9, 2013.

Graveside services were Sunday at East Batesville Church of God in Christ Cemetery. Burial will be in East Batesville Church of God in Christ. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.

Tommy Gene Nelson Sr.

COURTLAND — Tommy Gene Nelson Sr., 70, died Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Dickins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery in Oakland. Rev. Billy Shackelford will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.

Nelson, born Dec. 17, 1942, to the late William James Nelson and Eunice Elizabeth Barton Nelson, was Scout Master of Troop 347 for nine years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Susan Whitaker of Mercer, Tenn. and Cheryl Gann of Southaven; two sons, Tommy Gene Nelson Jr. of Olive Branch and Michael Nelson of Courtland; one sister, Erma Herndon of Southaven; two brothers, Billy Ray Nelson of Thaxton and Bobby Nelson of Southaven; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 41817, Memphis, Tenn., 38174-1817.

Ouida Mae Ware Polluck

BATESVILLE — Ouida Mae Ware Pollock, 80, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Batesville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Wells Funeral Home with interment following in Forrest Memorial Park. Reverend Al Mullan will be officiating, and the family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Pollock was born June 29, 1933 in Vaiden, to the late Jacob Lawrence and Sabie Pinkston Ware. She was a retired cook for the Manimark Corporation in Michigan and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband of 63 years, Jefferson Burl Pollock of Batesville; four daughters, Beverly Pollock Buchannan of Adrian, Mich., Conchetta Pollock Castle of Batesville, Deborah Pollock Stokes of Milan, Mich., Theresa Pollock of Batesville; son, Bruce Pollock of Whitehills, Ariz.; sister, Betty Jean Ware Guest of Germantown; brother, Tony Glenn Ware of Batesville; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution to forward those to the Mississippi Alzheimers Association, 196 Charmant Place, Suite 4, Ridgeland, Miss. 39157

Betty H. Short

SARDIS — Betty H. Short, 76, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.

Services were held Saturday at Sardis United Methodist Church. Bro. Hal Johnson, Rev. Dana Goff and Rev. Charlie Simmons officiated. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

She was the former owner  of Betty Short Realty in Sardis. She was a member of Sardis United Methodist Church and was the founder and president of the neighborhood watch program in Sardis. She was a board member of Crime Stoppers in Panola County; a member of Sardis Women’s Club and Methodist Women’s Guild. She was former chairperson of the Democratic City Executive Committee in Sardis and a former trustee of Methodist-LeBonheur Hospital Systems. She also served as former president of the Sardis Chamber of Commerce.

Survivors include: her husband of 27 years, Grady Short of Sardis; one daughter, Melody Baker Carter of Senatobia; one son, Billy Nolan Baker of Sardis; one brother, Robert Allen Holder of Lewisburg, Tenn. and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, the ASPCA or charity of donor’s choice.

Dwight C. “Sam” Stanford

COMO — Dwight C. “Sam” Stanford, 68, died Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando has charge.

Stanford was a retired construction worker.

He was preceded in death by his son, “Pee Wee” Stanford.

Survivors include: his wife, Debra Stanford of Como; one daughter, Tabitha Dawn Stanford of Coldwater; two sons, Eddie Dwight Staford of Como and Kevin Stanford of Como; two sisters, Jouce Stanford Hall and Billie Stanford Combes, both of of Lake Comorant; three brothers, Edgar P. “Junior” Stanford, Graylin Stanford and Carl D. Stanford, all of Nesbit; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.