Published 12:00 am Monday, February 16, 2015

Frettie Lee Loyd Adair
Milwaukee, Wis.––Frettie Lee Loyd Adair, 97, formerly of Eureka, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Milwaukee.
Services will be Saturday, February 14 at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Courtland at 11 a.m.
Pastor Larry Key and Rev. Jacob Hentz will officiate. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.
Visitation will be today from 11-6 at Cooley’s Mortuary.
She was born April 23, 1917, in Panola County to the late Frank and Lillie Mae (McGhee) Lloyd.
She served as usher at Olive Ray MB Church until she relocated to Milwaukee where she joined Jordan MB Church and served on the Mother’s Board until her health failed.
She was educated in Panola County and was a homemaker and private home worker for many years. She was married to John Adair for 42 years until his death in 1981.
Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her step-son, Charlie L. Adair and four grandchildren.
Survivors include: four daughters, Johnnie V. Adair of Batesville, Johnnie Florence Adair, Emma Jean Adair and Benny Jean Adair Bivins, all of Milwaukee and one step-son, Jim Adair of Batesville; her sister-in-law, Katherine Lloyd; one daughter-in-law, Eunice Adair; 33 grandchildren.

Louis William Aven
COURTLAND––Louis William Aven, 57, died Monday, February 9, 2015, at the home of her sister, Carolyn Roberts in Courtland. Mr. Aven had been living in Gulf Shores, Ala. just before moving back to Panola.
Aven, born Sept. 23, 1957, in Batesville, to Nancy Jane Foshee Aven of Courtland and the late Gerald Marvin Aven Sr., was a member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Gulf Shores and worked as a printer.
Services will be Saturday at Courtland United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., with visitation prior to the service, beginning at 10. The Rev. Dewayne Scoggins and the Rev. Todd Pittman will officiate. Dickins Funeral Home has charge.
Survivors include: one daughter, Anna Lauren Allen of Roswell, Ga.; one son, William Peyton Aven of Hope, Ark.; one sister, Carolyn Roberts of Courtland; one brother, Gerald Marvin Aven Jr. of Courtland.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research

Dorothy F. Foster

BATESVILLE–Dorothy F. Foster, 92, died February 7, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Foster was the widow of the late Robert Foster of Batesville.
Born November 22, 1922 to the late Fred B. Ferrell and Mattie Lou Ferrell, Mrs. Foster taught 5th and 7th grade English at Pope School for 43 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Batesville where she was involved with WMU, clothes closet, Keenagers, and was a Sunday School teacher.
Services were held  February 11 at the First Baptist Church in Batesville. Dr. Tommy Snyder officiated. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
She is survived by her daughter Debbie Foster May of Senatobia; one son, Mike Foster of Midland, Texas; two sisters, Sarah Rose Boyd of Franklin Tenn., and Barbara Briscoe of Tupelo; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

James Wilson Hentz

POPE––James Wilson Hentz, 65, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at his residence.
Services will be held Monday, February 16, at 1 p.m. at Liberty Hill M.B. Church. Pastor Jacob Hentz will officiate. Visitation will be held this Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Hentz, born May 27, 1949, in Senatobia, to Allen Hentz of Pope and Eva Mae Oliver Hentz of Pope, was a member of Liberty Hill M.B. Church.
Survivors along with his parents include: four brothers, Leodis Hentz of Milwaukee, Carl Allen Hentz of Charleston, William A. Hentz Sr. of Batesville and Quentin L. Hentz of Pope; four sisters, Mattie P. Wells of Milwaukee, Sadie M. Lee of Pope, Verneice Fondren of Olive Branch and Essie M. Hentz of Pope.

Lewis Jones
SARDIS––Lewis Jones, 73, died Friday, February 6, 2015, at Sardis Nursing Home.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at New Bethlehem M.B. Church in Batesville. Pastor Jeffery McMullen will officiate. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Jones, born Aug. 24, 1941, to the late Samuel Jones and Eunice Willingham, was a retired steel worker and a member of New Bethlehem M.B. Church.
Survivors include: one daughter, Kelly Rice of Batesville; two brothers, Lee Walker of Miami, Fla. and Humbert Willingham of South Beloit, Ill. and one sister, Joyce Walker of West Bury, N.Y.

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Terry Johnson
BATESVILLE––Terry Johnson, 58, died Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at his residence.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Andra Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be held today from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in West Camp Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Born December 29, 1956 to Frank Johnson and Carrie Hudson, he worked in maintenance and was a member of Mt. Zion M.B. Church in Batesville.
Survivors include: two sons, Anthony Henderson and Eric Henderson, both of Batesville; two brothers, Earl Johnson of Florence, Ala. and Joe Johnson of Batesville; six sisters, Della Johnson, Martha Cole, Annie Johnson, Maxine Gates, Barbara Washington and Debbie Johnson, all of Batesville and one grandchild.

Judie Carline Melton

COLDWATER–Judie Carline Melton, 62, died February 2, 2015 at the home of her daughter in Coldwater.
Born in Batesville November 26, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Walter Edward Ware and Mary Addie Hutching Ware. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were February 5 at Dickins Funeral Home with Hal Johnson officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Bradley of Senatobia and Rachel Farrow of Coldwater; one son, James Ray Melton of Coffeeville; two sisters, Beverly Johnson of Atlanta and Eva Bates of Toulca, Ill.; one brother, Stanley E. Ware of Grenada; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Lugine Nash

POPE–Lugine Nash, 67, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at his residence.
Services will be held today at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Elder William Wiley will officiate. Burial will be in West Camp Church Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Nash, born Sept. 9, 1947, in Enid, to Gennie Nash of Enid and Lathelma Buckley, was a maintenance man.
Survivors along with his father include: his wife, Patricia A. Nash of Pope; six sons, James T. Nash and Louis M. Nash and Antonio Blakes, all of Pope, Micheal Newson of Milwaukee, Gerard E. Nash of Enid and Issac Maxie of Minneapolis; four daughters, Felicia Maxine Fuse of Minneapolis, Linda Nash and Helen Nash, both of Pope and Senalda Maxie of Houston, Texas; four brothers, John Nash, Frank Nash and E.L. Nash, all of Milwaukee and M.L. Nash of Robertsdale, Ala.; two sisters, Thelma Nash and Mary Nichols, both of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Sophia Lee Green Wright

COMO––Sophia Lee Green Wright, 59, died Friday, February 6, 2015, at her residence.
Services were held Thursday at Hammond Hill M.B. Church in Como. Pastor Issac Slack officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Sardis. Cooley’s Mortuary had charge.
Wright, born Nov. 22, 1955, in McGhee, Ark., to Willie Green and Willie Ann Green, was a retired factory worker and a member of Hammond Hill M.B. Church in Como.
Survivors include: her husband, Larry N. Wright of Como; three sons, Micheal Wright, Adrain Wright and Larry Wright Jr., all of Milwaukee; two daughters, Cassandra Wright of Milwaukee and Tosha Wright of Texas; 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles D. Taylor Sr.

SENATOBIA–– Charles Doyle Taylor Sr., 82, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Como. Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Taylor, born October 16, 1932 to Charles A. and Lois Taylor, earned degrees at Delta State University and Mississippi State University. He was a cryptographer during the Korean War.
He was a real estate broker for 50 years and was an administrator and coach at Coldwater School.
Survivors include: his wife Ella V. Taylor, one son Charles D. Taylor Jr. and wife Stacy; one stepson George Gully Sr. and one stepdaughter Veazey Krausnick; and one sister Lynn Caveness; eight grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family request your gift to be made to Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 391, Como, MS 38619 or Northwest Scholarship Foundation, 4975 Hwy. 51 N. Senatobia, Miss. 38668