Obituaries – 12/18/15

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2015


Glenda L. Baldwin

HARMONTOWN – Glenda L. Baldwin, 62, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at her residence in Harmontown.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home who has charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends beginning at noon prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Forrest Memorial Park. Stefan Dickerson will officiate the services.
 Baldwin was born to the late Velma L. Skinner and John F. Landis in Fort Chaffee, Ark. During her life she was a registered rurse and a long time member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ in the Como community.
She was preceded in death by her sister Nina R. Skinner, and two brothers Charles Tincher and Ronnie Tincher
Survivors  include: her former husband, Roger Baldwin of Olive Branch; three children, Terri Lynn Howard of Como, Tiffiney Moore (David) of Batesville, and Amanda Massey (Phillip) of Southaven; six siblings, Irene Young and Martha Retz, of Coline, Texas, Helen Warnock of Fayettevile, Ark., Maxine Bell of Fort Smith, Ark., John Steven Landis of Virginia Beach, Va., and Richard Landis of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren.

Deborah Lewis Dandridge

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COMO––Deborah Lewis Dandridge, 56, died Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be held Saturday at Springfield M. B. Church at noon. Visitation will be held today from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home, who has charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Senatobia Memorial Cemetery.
She was a factory worker.
Survivors include: her husband, Earnest Dandridge of Como; two daughters, Kimberly Dandridge of Houston and Alana Dandridge of Como; one son, Bryan Meeks of Southaven; five sisters, Zola Richardson and Lynn Lewis, both of Senatobia, Maggie Walton of Como, Catherine Cuthbert and Sleety Caesar, both of St. Louis; three brothers, James A. Lewis, Eddie L. Lewis and Robert E. Lewis, all of Senatobia and three grandchildren.

Ethel Russell French

BARTLETT, Tenn. – Ethel Russell French, 97, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
Services were held Friday, December 11 at Blackjack Presbyterian Church. Forest Hill Funeral Home East of Memphis had charge.
French was born Sept. 4, 1918.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, Robert E. French.
Survivors include: sons Larry French, Gerald French, and Michael French; daughters, Barbara Ashabranner, Nancy Freeman and Tina Owen; three brothers, Billy Russell of Blackjack, Joe Mac Russell of Gulfport and Gladden Russell of Blackjack;  14 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

Robert Gene “Bob” Frazer

BATESVILLE – Robert Gene “Bob” Frazer, 76, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Baptist Memorial Hospital, North Mississippi.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Frazer home located at 110 Old Lake Cove, Batesville.
Frazer was born July 23, 1939 in Eldorado, Ill. to the late Clarence Albert and Mary Elizabeth King Frazer. He was a retired newspaper editor for the Farm Press Publications for 32 years. The family resided in Clarksdale for33 years before relocating to Batesville. He was of the Methodist faith and served his country in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Betty Jane Griffin Frazer of Batesville; son, Edward Albert “Ed” Frazer of Leland; two sisters, Nancy Elizabeth Frazer of Nevada, Mary Claire Curran of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and one grandchild.
In lieu of flowers the Frazer family ask that donations be made to Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society, 413 McElroy Drive, Oxford, MS 38655.

FrancesHall Jones

BATESVILLE – Frances Hall Jones, 73, died Monday, December 14, 2015, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary. Pastor Zannie Leland will officiate. Visitation will be held today 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home with family hour 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Burial will be in Macedonia Church Cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary has charge.
Jones, born April 17, 1942, in Batesvile, to the late Dudley Hall I and Fannie Lee James, was an educator at St. Louis County School and the North Panola School District. She was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church.
Survivors include: her husband, Robert L. Jones of Batesville; one son, Donnell Jones of St. Louis, one daughter, Daphne Jones Conde of Northern Kentucky; one brother, Dudley Hall II of Batesville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

James A. Jones

LAKE VILLAGE, Ark.–Funeral services for James A. Jones, 83, were held Saturday, December 12 at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.  He died Thursday, December 10 at his home.   
Mr. Jones was a native of Itta Bena, attending school at Linn and Shaw public schools.  He enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict.  After his discharge he made his home in Greenville where he was employed with Kroger for 10 years.  In 1962 he started his own business, Jones Meat Market, retiring in 1993.  He served as Washington County Coroner for two terms, was a Washington County Deputy Sheriff and served on the Washington County Civil Defense.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathaniel and Jessie Lee Jones, and a son, James David Jones.  
Survivors include: his wife, Yvonne R. Jones, of Lake Village; four sons, Timothy Michael Jones of Loogootee, Ind., Jeffrey Allen Jones of Courtland, Thomas Lamar Jones and Anthony Dale Jones, both of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. 

Michael Irby Pinkston

ANCHORAGE, Alaska––Michael Irby Pinkston, 60, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wells Funeral Home with interment to follow in Forrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Pinkston was born December 24, 1954 to the late Harvey Ray Pinkston and Lois Englebert Pinkston in Quitman County. He was a lawn care provider in Achorage.
Survivors include his sister, Evelyn Sue Bradley of Colorado Springs, Co., and three brothers, Harvey Pinkston, Richard Pinkston, and Steve Pinkston, all of Batesville.

Reginald Taylor

COURTLAND – Reginald Taylor, 53, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at his residence.
Services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Spring Hill Asa M.B. Church in Courtland. Pastor Louis Wilson Sr. will officiate. Visitation will be held today 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary, who has charge of arrangements.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Taylor was born in Memphis on April 22, 1962 to the late Nathaniel Taylor and Earnestine Wright Taylor. He was disabled.
Survivors include: one daughter, Alma Reed Nelson of Courtland; five brothers, Lawrence Taylor of Milwaukee, Micheal Taylor, Willie Taylor, James Taylor and Greg Taylor, all of Courtland; eight sisters, Patricia Rhodes, Vivian Thomas, Elizabeth Gilmore, Deloise Harris, Tracy Ford and Barbara Young, all of Courtland and Mablean Henderson of Memphis, and Lynette Henderson of Crowder; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.