Published 12:00 am Monday, May 9, 2016


Michael D. Brown

HARMONTOWN––Michael Douglas Brown, 62, died Thursday, May 5, 2016, at his residence.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date.
Brown was born July 3, 1953, to the late William S. Brown and Remell Crockett Brown in Memphis. During his lifetime he was employed with the New Orleans Police Department.

Jesse Ray Lipe

BATESVILLE––Jesse Ray Lipe, 29, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2016, at his residence.
The family will hold a memorial service for Jesse at a later date. Final memorial plans will be announced as they become available.  Wells Funeral Home has charge.
Jesse was born in Memphis on May 1, 1987, to Casey Ray Lipe and Amy Briscoe Lipe of Batesville.
During his brief time on this earth he had many talents.
Like all of the members of his family, Jesse was an outstanding cook.
He was a movie and cinema enthusiast and enjoyed history, especially that of jazz and the WWII era.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Jesse took his musicianship professionally. He was recently voted as “Oxford’s Favorite Bass Player” in the 2016 Local Favorites Awards in The Local Voice Newspaper in Oxford.
He played for Rooster’s House Band, Blackwater Trio, Drew Tang Clan and The Scavengers.
 He was also employed at Lipe Waterworks.
Survivors along with his parents include: his sister, Erika Casey Lipe and her long time boyfriend, Brandon Northcutt of Oxford;  his grandmother, Edna Laverne Briscoe of Batesville; his girlfriend, Gabrielle Lott of Oxford; his best friend, Josh McDowell and last but not least, his beloved labrador retriever, Diesel Ray Lipe.

Ruben Lee Pauley Sr.

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BATESVILLE––Ruben Lee Pauley Sr., 71, passed away Monday, March 2, 2016, at his residence.
Services were held Friday, May 6 at Wells Funeral Home. Burial was held in Lambert Cemetery. Rev. Ernie Gordon officiated.
Pauley, born July 18, 1944, to the late Sampson J. and Viola Ball Pauley in Boone County, W.V., was a tool and die maker during his lifetime and a member of Victory Baptist Church.