OBITUARIES 5/15/2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 15, 2015

Emmett Bernard ‘Red’ Anthony
Emmett Bernard “Red” Anthony, 85, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time at Dickins Funeral Home, who has charge.
Anthony, born Nov. 18, 1929, in Pope, to the late Ruth and Emmett V. Anthony, was a Methodist and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After returning from the war, he became a heavy equipment operator working in the pipeline construction business.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Scoggins Anthony.
Survivors include: sons, Terry Anthony (Connie), Randy Anthony (Gerelyn), Ronnie Anthony (Vanessa); sister, Nell (Bobby) Baker; grandchildren, Kristan Anthony, Kelli Anthony, Alisha Anthony, Aaron Mears (Lindsey), Ryan Anthony (Emily Ambrose), Stuart Laird (Jade); great-grandchildren, Zane Henthorne, Addison and Delilah.

Hilda Banks Holt
BATESVILLE––Hilda Holt, 98, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Memorial services were held Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Batesville. Wells Funeral Home had charge.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Homer David “Jack” Holt.
Mrs. Holt born June 25, 1916, in Neshoba County, to the late Emma Spivey Banks and Francis Marion Banks, graduated from high school in Philadelphia. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Explorer’s Bible Study. She was in two bridge clubs and Rummikub with friends at Providence. She met her husband during World War II while working at Camp McCain in Grenada. After the war they moved to Dunedin, Fla., where she worked 25 years as bookkeeper for the city of Clearwater. Upon retirement they moved to Jackson.
Survivors include nieces and nephews who cared for her.
The family ask that memorial contribution in lieu of flowers be sent to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 797, Batesville, MS 38606

LaDonnie Sharee Minor
SENATOBIA––LaDonnie Sharee Minor, 46, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at New Salem M.B. Church. Burial will be in the church Cemetery. Felix Cauthen Funeral Home has charge.
Survivors include: his father, Leon Minor of Sikeston, Mo.; one son, Zakiya Reed of Senatobia; four sisters, Joyce Ann Upchurch of Chicago, Maerita Moore of Batesville, Arnita Minor of Senatobia and LaDonya Bradley of Essex, Mo. and one brother, Jerome Minor of Senatobia.

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John William Sewell
CLARKSDALE–– John William Sewell Sr., 75, retired from the Coahoma County Road Department, died May 12, 2015 at his son’s home in  Clarksdale. He was the brother of Eddie Sewell of Sardis.
Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale has charge.
  Sewell, born to the late John H. and Ruby Bowen Sewell, was a cattle farmer and loved horse riding.  He was a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force and a Methodist.
He was preceded in death by one son, John Sewell Jr. and granddaughter, Crystal Sewell.
 Survivors along with his brother, include son David Sewell of Clarksdale; daughter Beverly Roe of Piketon, Ohio; brother Donald Sewell of Lyon; sisters Ann Pierce of Mount Pleasant and Lynn Tomlinson of Moultrie, Ga.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.