Published 12:00 am Friday, July 10, 2015

Jamie Ray Ledbetter Jr.
BATESVILLE––Jamie R. Ledbetter Sr., 84, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. He was the husband of Mary Ledbetter.

Services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from noon until service time. Burial will follow the service at Forrest Memorial Park. Reverend Paul Middleton will officiate.

Ledbetter, born January 16, 1931 in Quitman County to the late James C. Ledbetter and Mary Alice Lay Ledbetter, served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of Enon Baptist Church. Jamie raised livestock and row crop farmed. He also was a mechanic and owned J & J Paving Company.

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Survivors include: his wife, Mary Evelyn West Ledbetter; two daughters, Debbie Guthrie of Batesville and Lecia Alexander of Stafford, Texas; one son, Jamie R. Ledbetter, Jr. of Batesville; two sisters; Lucille Hastings of Batesville and Maxine White of Wynne, Ark, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Little Miracle Chanell Nash
COURTLAND––Little Miracle Chanell Nash, the newborn daughter of Marlon Nash of Batesville and Sha’myra Jones of Courtland, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Johnson Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery in Courtland. Pastor Janice Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Myron Hall of Courtland.

Survivors along with her parents include: her grandparents, Sharon and Terry Anderson of Courtland, Sharon and Mack Nash of Batesville and great-grandparents, Mary Pearl Jones of Courtland, Nina Bell Nash and Jimmy and Earneste, all of Batesville, Georgia Hall of Pope and Agnes Jones of Sardis.

Allen Hunter McDaniel
Allen Hunter McDaniel, 9, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Marks. He was the great-grandson of Myrtle Brown of Batesville.

Services were held Wednesday at Kimbro Funeral Home with burial in Peach Creek Cemetery. Kimbro Funeral Home had charge.

Allen attended Oxford Elementary School and loved football, playing video games and toy cars.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kelcy and Ruby Briscoe and great grandparents Charles and Deley Bowles.

Survivors along with his great-grandmother include: his parents, Gregory L. McDaniel Sr. of Marks and Charlie Brown of Oxford; brother Gregory L. McDaniel Jr. of Oxford; maternal grandparents Floyd and Cindy Stevens of Darling and Gary and Gail Brown of Taylor; maternal great grandmothers Carra Titrell of Oxford; paternal grandparents: Greg and Betty McDaniel of Marks; paternal great grandmothers Marie Place of Senatobia  and Edna McDaniel Richardson of Grenada.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marks Volunteer Fire Department.

Nelson Clark Robison
LONOKE, Ark.–– Nelson Clark Robison, age 35, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at his home in Lonoke. He was the son of Rocky and Diane Robison of Teasdale, formerly of Batesville.

A memorial service for Nelson will be held Saturday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Wells Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Dr. Gary Berry will officiate the service.

Nelson was born in Clarksdale September 26, 1979. He was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Tech Sergeant and retired after 15 years. He served several tours in Iraq and was stationed in England for four years.

Survivors along with his parents, include: three children; Emily Nicole Robison and Jacob Clark Robison both of Plaquemine, La., and Jackson Blake Robison of Dade, Fla. and his maternal grandmother, Shirley Busby of Teasdale.

The family asked that memorial contributions be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Larry Wayne Tutor
WILMINGTON, Ill.–– Larry Wayne Tutor, 50, formerly of Batesville, died Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Visitation will be held Friday July 10 from 2-6 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Christian Faith Center, 1800 South Water Street, Wilmington. Pastor Kurtes Quesinberry will officiate, and burial will follow in Wesley Cemetery.

Born January 28, 1965 in Sardis, to Jerry Otis Tutor of Wilmington and the late Rilla Mae Putman-Tutor, he was raised and educated in Joliet, until relocating to Wilmington, where he continued his education at Wilmington High School.  Larry was a firefighter with the Sardis Lake Fire Department where he earned the nickname, “Hook.”

Survivors include his father: Jerry Tutor of Wilmington; two daughters: Mandy Birkel of Plainfield and Megan Mikula of Coal City; one brother: Tommy Tutor of Batesville; two sisters: Christie Griffin of Sardis and Tiffany Tutor of Wilmington; his paternal grandfather: Delma Tutor of Tunica. Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Rilla Aldy.

Memorials may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 or Limbs for Life, 9604 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120