OBITUARIES – 4/8/2014

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bill Q. Allen
BATESVILE–Billy Q. Allen, 74, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jay Teague officiating. Burial will be in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery.

Allen, born March 13, 1940 in Crenshaw, to the late Raymond and Era Moore Allen, was a Baptist and a retired painter and carpenter with Panola Construction Company.

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He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Frankie Williams Allen of Batesville; two daughters, Sheila Allison of Inverness, Billie Ann Campbell of Clinton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Chris Jenkins
SOUTHAVEN–Chris Jenkins, 39, formerly of Batesville, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Memorial services were held Sunday. Twin Oaks Funeral Home had charge.

Jenkins, born Aug 29, 1974. to Larry Jenkins of Sardis and Ann Hollingsworth of Sardis, was a graduate of Delta State, he was a graphic artist and self employed for “Cwij Originals.” He illustrated children’s books and was a musician.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Wayne Hollingsworth.

Survivors along with his parents include: his wife, Gyln Jenkins; one son, Eli Jenkins of Southaven; two step-sons, Dylan Kern and Gabriel Kern of Hattiesburg; and one brother, Larry Lee Jenkins of Oxford.

Beverly White
HORN LAKE–Beverly White, 73, formerly of Batesville, died March 26, 2014.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven.

White, born June 5, 1940, was a police dispatcher. She was a member of Living Church of God in Memphis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James White; one daughter, Deborah White; and two brothers, Gaal Long and Phil Long.

Survivors include: two daughters, Tammy White Little of Horn Lake and Jamie White Powers of Melbourne, Ark.; three sisters, Brenda Long Stokes of Jackson, Marca Long Simmerman of Sardis, Renya Long Wolfe of Sardis; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Frances Virginia Wilson Wright
COFFEEVILLE–Frances Virginia Wilson Wright, 75, died Friday, April 4, 2014 at the University of MS Trauma Center in Jackson. 

Wright, born March 30, 1939 in Yalobusha County, to the late Vester and Cora Rogers Wilson, was a member of Elam Baptist Church in Coffeeville.

Visitation will be held today from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Elam Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Bro. Burnette Fielder officiating. Burial will be in the Elam Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Wright.

Survivors include: daughters, Robin Wright of Oxford and Heidi Summers of Missoula, MT; five grandchildren, Eric Summers (Tracy), Heather Taylor, Nathan Summers, Jamie Taylor and Ryan Summers and one great grandchild, Brady Summers.