Obituaries 6/27/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 27, 2014

Carol Jaudon Cotten

COLDWATER–– Carol Jaudon Cotten, 63, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at North Oak Regional Medical Center. 

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Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Alvin Whitehead and David Freeman will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Crest Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Yalobusha County. 

Cotten, born March 1, 1951, in Charleston, to the late Clarence and Eva Arleene Houston Raney, graduated from Charleston High School in 1969 and worked as a machine operator for Borg-Warner in Water Valley. She was a member of Bett Baptist Church in Coldwater.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Danny Morris Jaudon. 

Survivors include: her husband, Joseph Rommie Cotten of Coldwater; son, Danny Joe Jaudon of Water Valley; one step-daughter, Sue Ohalloran of Como; two step-sons, Joseph Rommie Cotten, Jr.  of Brandon and Fred Benny Cotten of Gulfport and four grandchildren.

James Eddie Cox

MEMPHIS–– James Eddie Cox, 69, formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis.

Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Olive Ray M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. L.C. Smith will officiate. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home will officiate. 

Cox, born Sept. 29, 1945, to the late Selve Cox and Katie Carr Cox, was a retired security guard for Wells Fargo and a member of Olive Ray M.B. Church in Pope.

Survivors include: three sisters, Katherine Lloyd of Pope; Estelle Glasco of Sardis and Rosie Daniels of Earle, Ark. and one brother, S.V. Cox Jr. of Courtland. 

Jean Edmond

BATESVILLE–– Jean Edmond, 84, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Golden Living Nursing Home. 

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Level M.B. Church. Rev. Frison will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Level Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home has charge. 

Edmond, born March 17, 1930, in Como, to the late Ed Edmond and Jennie Hibbler Edmond, attended North Panola School, was a member of Mt. Level M.B. Church and a retired factory worker. 

Survivors include: one brother, Clarence Edmond of Batesville; two sisters, Edna House and Christine Montgomery, both of Sardis.

Ernest “Ernie” Munoz Jr.

BATESVILLE–Ernest “Ernie” Munoz Jr.,72, died Thursday, June 26, 2014m at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.
Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home. 

Munoz, born April 10, 1942m in Loredo, Texas, to Elida Lopez and Ernest Munoz Sr., worked for the Panola County Sheriff’s Department as a Work Release Supervisor. Before moving to Mississippi he was “Dancing Harry” the mascot for the San Antonio Spurs.

Survivors include: his wife, Orfelinda Munoz of Weslaco, Texas; five sons, Ernest Mike Munoz, Ernest Munoz III, Ricky Munoz of Weslaco; two sisters, Rachel Jones and Rosetina Jero of San Antonio; seven brothers, Robert Munoz, Henry Munoz, Roy Munoz, Richard Munoz, Gilbert Munoz, Albert Munoz and Danny Munoz, all of San Antonio and a host of grandchildren.

Mariel WayneMitchell

BELMONT–– Mariel Wayne Mitchell, 77, died Monday, June 23, 2014, in Tupelo. He is the father of Kathy Bates of Batesville.

Services were held Thursday at Liberty Church of Christ in Dennis. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fulton. Senter Funeral Home had charge.

He was born September 18, 1936, in Itawamba, to the late Oliver Russell Mitchell and Bertha Tucker Mitchell and graduated from Itawamba Agricultural High School and Itawamba Community College, attended Freed-Hardeman University, the University of South Alabama and the University of South Mississippi. He served as minister in Florida, Alabama and several locations throughout Mississippi beginning his preaching career in 1957 at the Kosciusko Church of Christ. 

He purchased The Belmont and Tishomingo Journal in August of 1976 and later The County Shopper and owned KeMa Publishing. He was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour in January 2011 to serve on the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service as an at-large member, and was honored by being selected as the Secretary/Treasurer for this group. He spent the last 17 years as minister of the Mt. Gilead Church of Christ in Itawamba.

Other survivors include his wife of 56 years, Catherine Massey Mitchell; sons, Billy Mitchell of Vina, Ala., Roy Mitchell of Hodges, Ala.; brothers, Ralph Mitchell of Fulton, Don Mitchell of Belmont; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jefferson Burl Pollock

BATESVILLE–– Jefferson Burl Pollock, 87, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his residence.

Services were held Thursday at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Al Mullan officiated. 

Pollock, born June 11, 1929, in Hohenwald, Tenn., to the late Millard Henry and Ludie Calvert Pollock, was a member of Enon Baptist Church and retired from Evans Products and General Motors as a skilled traders welder after 40 years.

Survivors include: four daughters, Beverly Pollock of Adrian, Mich., Conchetta Pollock Castle of Huntsville, Ala., Deborah Pollock Stokes of Milan, Mich. and Theresa Pollock of Batesville; one son, Bruce Pollock of Whitehills, Mich. 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Mississippi Alzheimers Association, 196 Charmant Place Suite 4, Ridgeland, Miss. 39157 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1905. 

Katherine “Kate” Purdy

RULEVILLE–– Katherine “Kate” Purdy, 101, died Sunday June 22, 2014 in Ruleville. She was the mother of Sissy Gentry of Enid and Bill Purdy and his wife, Frankie of Courtland.

Services were held Wednesday at Lambert United Methodist Church. Burial was in Lambert Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Mrs. Purdy was retired from Garan MFG in Lambert, and a member of Lambert United Methodist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Claude “Buddy” Purdy, son Charles “Bubba” Purdy, granddaughters Patricia Udo and Debbie Hardy; great grandson Clifford Udo and great granddaughter Shelby Southeard. 

Survivors include along with her daughter and son include: daughters, Mayford (Gerald) Escue of Oakland Calif., Margie (Durwood) Bruce of Dothan Ala., Shelby (Pete) Williams of Spring City, Tenn.; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and eighteen great great grandchildren.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lambert United Methodist Church or Lambert Cemetery PO Box 32 Lambert, Miss. 38643

Ricky Thomas Redd

SARDIS–– Ricky Thomas Redd, 44, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

Services will be held Saturday at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia. Burial will be in Surrette Cemetery in Arkabutla. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lois Lavern and Norma Lou Redd and his wife, Darlene Hudspeth Redd.

Survivors include: one sister, Donna Redd of Sardis.

William Marion Roden

BATESVILLE–– William Marion Roden, 66, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence.

Services will be held today at Wells Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Morgan will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

Roden, born April 4, 1938, in Booneville, to William and Maurine Roden, was a retired automobile mechanic. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Kay Roden.

Survivors include: three daughters, Linda Acevedo and Debbie Morris, both of Batesville and Roxanne Whitaker of Greenville; four sons, Charles Roden and William Roden, both of Batesville, Billy Miller and Ronnie Whitaker, both of Greenville; one sister, Martha Reece of Booneville; one brother, Carl Roden of Batesville; 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.