OBITUARIES – 12/17/2014

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 17, 2014

William Aldridge
MARKS––Mr. William  Aldridge, age 35, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Memphis.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, December 19, 2014 at Faith Baptist Church in Lambert, MS. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 9:30 am until 11:00 am at Faith Baptist Church with the  funeral service beginning at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Marks Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frankie Aldridge, sisters Elizabeth Ann Aldridge and Terrye Lynn Aldridge, and brother James Wesley Aldridge.

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Mr. Aldridge was a truck driver for R & R Express in Courtland, and a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Meg Aldridge of Courtland; son Cody Aldridge of Courtland; daughter Hailie Aldridge of Courtland; stepdaughter, Mary Elizabeth Farish of Courtland; sister Tracy (Russell) Parsons of Marks, MS,  and his mother Louise Aldridge of Marks, MS. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to St Judes Childrens Hospital and Faith Baptist Church of Lambert.

James Lewis Hudson
GRENADA––James Lewis Hudson, 65, died Sunday, December 7, 2014, in Grenada. He was an academic instructor at Finch-Henry Job Corps Center in Batesville for many years.
Services were held Saturday, December 13 at Washington Street Church of Christ. Burial was in Haven Rest Cemetery. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home had charge.

   Hudson, born April 14, 1949, to the late Versie Lee James and James Isaac Hudson, was an active member of the NAACP and Washington Street Church of Christ, where he served on the financial committee.
   He was a 1967 graduate of Carrie Dotson High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in History from University of California, Irvine, and a master’s in Social Studies from the University of Albany in Albany, N.Y.
   Mr. Hudson was instrumental in the Grenada County Freedom (Civil Rights) Movement during the 1960s. He was the president of the Grenada Youth Chapter of the Civil Rights Movement and organized three other Civil Rights Youth Chapters in Mississippi. While active with the Bruin Grenada Project, he published the pamphlet “Steps Up to Higher Education,” which instructed youth on how to apply and gain entry into Mississippi colleges and technical schools.

   He is survived by his wife, Geneva Turner Hudson of Grenada; a daughter, Jameelah Lanette Hudson of Memphis; a son, Damarcus Andre’ Hudson of Grenada; a sister, Gladys Rollins of Hickory Creek, Texas; four brothers, Larry Hudson of Greenwood, Michael Hudson, Jimmy Hudson and Alvin Hudson, all of Denton, Texas.

Junail R. Love
JACKSON–Junail R. Love, 52, died Wednesday, December, 10, 2014, at her residence.

Services will be  held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Antioch M.B. Church in Batesville. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Pastor Reginald Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Antioch Church Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

Love, born July 15, 1962, in Batesville, to Burl Robinson of Sardis and Martha Brassell Holmes of Tylertown,was employed with the South Panola School District and a member of Antioch M.B. Church in Batesville.

Survivors along with her parents include: her husband, Mitchell Love of Jackson; three daughters, Calandra Shegog of Crowder, Kitarya Love of Memphis and Caressa Love of Jackson; two brothers, Tarone Robinson of Tulsa, Okla. and Buril Robinson III of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Valarie Lester of Memphis, Evelyn Bates of McComb and Cassandra Pitchford of Courtland and seven grandchildren.

Millie Hamilton Johnson
BATESVILLE–Millie Hamilton Johnson, 104, died Saturday, December 13, 2014, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.
Services will be held Saturday, December 20 at 1 p.m. at Persimmon Hill M.B. Church in Enid. Visitation will be held Friday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Eddie Robinson Funeral Home in Batesville and Saturday from noon – 1 p.m. at Persimmon Hill M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Enid. Eddie Robinson Funeral Home has charge.

Johnson, born Dec. 25, 1909, in Enid, to the late Albert Hamilton and Julia Berry Hamilton, was a retired nurse and a member of Persimmon Hill M.B. Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Ethel Lee Cosby of Batesville and Viola Taylor Pierce of Clarksville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 82 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

David Earl Russell Sr.

SARDIS––David Earl Russell Sr., 56, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at his residence.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be held Friday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Pastor David Gulledge will officiate. Burial will be in Askew Grove Church Cemetery in Longtown.

Russell, born Oct. 7, 1958, in Como, to Charlie George Russell Jr. and Laberta Harris, was a truck driver at Celadon Trucking Company.
Survivors include: his wife, Ruby Lane Russell of Sardis; five sons, Derick Lane of Meridian, Zavair Russell and David Russell Jr., both of Senatobia, Dexter Roberson of Sardis and Cedric Willingham of Batesville; five daughters, Tamesia Thornton of Batesville, Latoyia Collins and Tamar Sipp, both of Senatobia, Vanessa Willingham of Sardis and Yolanda Jackson of Longtown; 10 sisters, Bernice Dunnigan, Mary Louise Russell, Rose Marie Russell, Linda Buck, Barbara Ann Russell, Carlene Riley, Charlene Austin, Vicky Connor and Pam Russell, all of Sardis and Sandra Watson of Crenshaw; eight brothers, Robert Lee Russell Sr., James T. Russell, Charles Milton Russell, Alvin Eugene Russell, Hal Clay Russell, Phil Russell and Steve Russell, all of Sardis and George Craig Russell of Milwaukee, Wis.  and 19 grandchildren.

Evelyn L. Webb
COMO––Evelyn L. Webb, 78, died Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital.

Services were held Wednesday at noon at Paradise M.B. Church in Senatobia. Rodgers Funeral Home had charge.

Survivors include: four daughters, Cardisha Orr, Nekeita Milam, Natdebra Lyons and Jovitta Webb, all of Como; four sons, Demetrice Williams and Ian Williams, both of Como, Lorne Williams of Olive Branch and Wayne Williams of Memphis; two brothers, Golden Williams of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Thomas Williams of Memphis; 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.