Obituaries 5/23/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 23, 2014

Faye Elizabeth Cook Adams

BATESVILLE–Faye Elizabeth “Momma Faye” Cook Adams, 64, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at her residence. 

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Services were held Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Barry Warren and Dr. Paul Middleton officiated. Burial was in Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Water Valley. Wells Funeral Home had charge.

Adams, born Feb. 15, 1950, in Columbia, S.C. to the late Mary Roberts Cook Harmon and Osmond Laura Cook, was a member of Goodwill Church of God near Marks. She was retired from Panola Mills Inc. 

Survivors include: her husband of 46 years, Darrell Adams of Batesville; three sons, Jason Adams, Stevie Adams and Eric Adams, all of Batesville; one sister, Linda Cook Slaughter of Pope; two brothers, Mitchell Harmon of Achworth, Ga. and Glen Harmon of Memphis and five grandchildren, Alyssa Adams, Anna Adams, Presley Adams, Caitlin Moore and Magie Lauren Adams.

Sally J. McClinton Carter

COLDWATER–Sally J. McClinton Carter, 54, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Paradise M.B. Church in Senatobia. Visitation will be held noon until service time at the church and also Friday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Rodgers Funeral Home has charge.

Survivors include: her husband, Herman Carter; four daughters, Sandy Martin of Coldwater, Renee’ McClinton of Horn Lake, Roshanda McClinton of Senatobia and Tracey Leverson of Sardis; three sons, Rodney McClinton of Senatobia, Jason McClinton of Como and Randy McClinton of Senatobia; one sister, Vivian Ayers of Senatobia; one brother, Vernell Robinson of Memphis and nine grandchildren.

L.P. Grover

BATESVILLE–L.P. Grover, 66, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at his residence.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Pastor Arthur Lee Pollard will officiate. Burial will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Grover, born Nov. 12, 1947, in Quitman County, to the late Cleveland Grover Sr. and Annie Mae Shack, was a retired fork-lift driver at Crown Cork and Seal. He was a member of Mt. Evia M.B. Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Mattie Grover of Batesville; one daughter, Keshia Connor of Batesville; two sons, Kelvin Grover  of Courtland and Kendell Grover of Baton Rouge, La.; three sisters, Maxcine Bank of Chicago, Earnestine Wilbourn of Langsing, Ill. and Earlene Grover of Batesville and three brothers, James L. Grover and Melvin Miller, both of Chicago and Cleveland Grover Jr. of Batesville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Letrice Virginia Aston McIngvale

Letrice Virginia Aston McIngvale, 78, died early Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Tri-Lakes Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Daughter of the late James Hubert Aston and Grace Vaughan Aston, Letrice was born August 23, 1935. She was a lifelong resident of Batesville.

By the time she graduated from Batesville High School in 1952 she was also working at Panola Federal Savings and Loan, a career from which she would retire 30 years later as loan officer and secretary-treasurer.

Following that retirement, Letrice started another career, this time with the City of Batesville where she remained until her second retirement in 2000. Even afterwards she continued to work part-time for the city until 2010

At her jobs she earned the respect of both patrons and co-workers for her soft-spoken competence and compassion.

“I feel blessed by having gotten the opportunity to work with her,” Batesville City Clerk Susan Berryhill said.

She married Wesley Albert McIngvale in 1953. In their waning years together, he cared for her in their home as long as he was able while Alzheimer’s Disease progressively claimed more of her identity and function.

Letrice was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Batesville, where she enjoyed working with her Sunday School class from the age of 15 until her mid-60s. She also loved to read.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, James Wesley “Jim” McIngvale (Nancy) of Pascagoula, granddaughter, Brooke McIngvale of Washington, DC; and sister, Mary Daley of Jackson

The funeral service will be Saturday, May 24, at the First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Visitation will precede the service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the Batesville Magnolia Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 797, Batesville, MS 38606.

Bobby Gene Montgomery 

BATESVILLE–Bobby Gene Montgomery, Sr., 81, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford, MS. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 20 in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Bro. Randall Harris officiated. Waller Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

 Born in Thaxton, Mississippi to the late John Thomas and Zelma Lee Dillard Montgomery, Mr. Montgomery spent 40 years in sales at various auto dealerships in Memphis, retiring from Schilling Motors. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his three sisters, Hallie Mae Warren, Ruth Sommers and Alma Ladine Davis and two brothers, Louis Clay Montgomery and William Bert Montgomery.

Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edith Earline Stapp Montgomery of Batesville; one daughter, Tonya Kay Fogarty and her husband, Larry of Batesville; three sons, Richard Lee Montgomery and his wife, Kay of Houston, TX, John Randall Montgomery of Batesville and Bobby Gene Montgomery, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Batesville; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 Memorials in Mr. Montgomery’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.


James Ross Jr.

SENATOBIA–James Ross Jr., 62, died Sunday, May 18, 2014.

Services will be held Saturday at noon at Ruffin Grove M.B. Church in Como. Visitation will be held Friday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home. Burial will be in Longtown Memorial in Sarah. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.

Ross was a farmer. 

Survivors include: his mother, Rosie Ross of Senatobia; four sisters, Emma Jean Ross of Minneapolis, Margaret Ross McGhee of Horn Lake, Diana Ross Simpson of Bartlett and Connie Ross of Como; three brothers, Larry Ross and Duane Ross, both of Minneapolis and Cleo Ross of Sardis. 

William Wayne Wyatt Jr

YAZOO CITY–William “Bill” Wayne Wyatt Jr., 61, formerly of Sardis, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014.

Local memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Fredonia Methodist Church in Como. Visitation will be held at  the Wyatt’s home, 7100 Union Road in Sardis. 

Services will also be held Friday at Stricklin-King Funeral Home in Yazoo City at noon with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Stricklin-King Funeral Home has charge.

Wyatt, born Jan. 25, 1953, in Yazoo City, to Dorothy Smith Wyatt and the late William Wyatt Sr., owned Wyatt Land and Reality and The Dam Store, a convenience and bait shop near Sardis Dam. 

He graduated from Sharkey-Issaquena Academy in Rolling Fork and attended Holmes Community College. 

He was previously employed by FMC Chemical Company. 

Survivors include: his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth Munn Wyatt; sisters, Ann Maranto, Sandy Tidmore and children, Billy Wyatt, Callie Wyatt McGowen, Katie Wyatt Jacks, Trey Hurt, Ann Hurt Zachry, Ray Hurt and Chris Hurt; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to Holly Bluff Methodist Church (Attention: Betty Ann Stoner, P.O. Box 147, Holly Bluff, Miss. 39088), St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Fredonia Methodist Church, 528 Country Club Rd., Senatobia, MS 38668.