Obituaries 5/9/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 9, 2014

Harold Payne

SARDIS–Harold Payne, 63, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at his residence. 

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Services will be held today at 1 p.m. at Walton Chapel C.M.E.. Church. Rev. David Gulledge will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home has charge.

Payne, born Jan. 24, 1951, in Sardis, to the late Willie Payne Sr. and Cora William, attended North Panola County Schools. He was a veteran and a member of Walton Chapel C.M.E. Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Carol Payne of Sardis; three sisters, Eleanor Edmonds of Memphis, Trudy Shaw, Wendy Weaver, both of Evanston, Ill.; six brothers, Willie Payne Jr., Harry Payne, Bobby Payne , Chubby Payne, all of Evanston, Ill., Tom Payne of Des Plaines, Ill. and Terald Payne of Matteson, Ill.

Sallie Boyles Walker 


COLUMBUS–Sallie Boyles Walker, 77, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at her residence. 

Services were held Saturday at Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus. Rev. James Black officiated. Burial was in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Columbus. Lowndes Funeral Home had charge. 

Mrs. Walker was born January 16, 1937 in Batesville, to the late Henderson Gregory and Pearl Cosby Boyles Sr. She worked for the Lowndes County Department of Human Services for nine years before retiring in 1981. Mrs. Walker was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She attended St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Columbus.

 In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband-William Clay “Bill” Walker.

Survivors include: her daughters, Sylvia (Doug) Walker Colvin and Carol (Steve) Walker McKissack both of Columbus; brothers, Joseph S. Boyles, Batesville, and William B. Boyles, Tupelo; brother in law-Merritt Walker, Courtland; grandchildren-Douglas Clay(Robin) Colvin, Casey Colvin (Matt)Glusenkamp, Michelle Mullins (Todd) Gibson, Danielle Nicole Mullins and great grandchildren, Presley Claire and William Brody Glusenkamp, Cooper Grady and Callen Rooster Gibson and Bryar Clay Colvin. 

Memorials may be made to St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, 800 Tuscaloosa Rd., Columbus, MS 39702 or Timberlake Ministries, P.O. Box 466, Millport, AL 35576, or Charity of Donor’s Choice.

Marcus Romaine White

WATER VALLEY — Marcus Romaine White, 25, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada. 

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bayson Chapel M.B. Church in Water Valley. Visiation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Pastor Amos Sims will officiate Serenity Martin Funeral Home has charge.

White, born Dec. 8, 1988, in Maywood, Ill., to Lottie and Ralph Morgan, graduated from Water Valley High School in 2008. He later attended truck driver school. He was a member of Bayson Chapel M.B. Church.

Survivors along with his parents include: brother, Christopher Yancy of Sardis; two sisters, Tyra Morgan of Chicago and Deneka Morgan of Chicago and his grandmother, Roberta Morgan. 



Delbert “Dee” Winslow Smith Jr.

SARDIS– Delbert (Dee) Winslow Smith Jr., 83, died Monday, May 5, 2014 at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler, Texas. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday at Sardis Chapel of Ray-Nowell Funeral Home. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Ray Nowell Funeral Home had charge.

Smith, retired owner of Dee Smith Auto Body Repair, was born on December 13, 1930 in Ash Flat, Arkansas to the late Delbert Winslow Smith, Sr. and Lois Crofton Smith. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sardis and was active in Young At Heart. He enjoyed associating with his many friends as a member of the Red 1 Rook Club in Sardis.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Thelma Cline Smith and two sons, Bobby Smith and Gary Smith.

Survivors include: his daughter-in-law and caregiver, Donna Smith of Brownsboro, Texas; three grandchildren, Laura Goudelouck of Ecru, Kristen Plazek of Chandler, Texas and Kaitlyn Smith of Brownsboro, Texas and four great-grandchildren, Rylee, Maddox, Adison and Keighton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.