Obituaries 8/3/18

Published 4:32 pm Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Donald Wade Armes

Mr. Donald Wade Armes, 84, of Sardis, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Mr. Armes was born October 18, 1933 in the Pleasant Grove community of Panola County to the late Abbie Marshall Armes and Roger William Armes. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War, and it was during his time of service where he met his loving wife, a native South Carolinian, who he would bring back to Pleasant Grove.

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It was there where they made their home for the rest of his life. He was a faithful and dedicated member of Peach Creek Baptist Church following previous generations of his family who helped to found and organize the church.

Mr. Armes was a former employee of the Sardis Luggage Company but was best known for his taxidermy work which he performed since 1981. He loved his Ole Miss Rebels, was an avid hunter, but above all, he was a good neighbor and friend who had a kind heart.

Mr. Armes leaves behind his loving family which includes his wife of 60 years, Vera Brown Armes of Sardis, MS; one daughter, Gwenda Armes McCarty (Brian) of Bartlett, TN; one son, Stan Wade Armes of Sardis, MS; five granddaughters, Tracey, Rachel, Lauren, Molly, and April; two great-grandsons, Aiden and Cameron; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dixie Abbey and Barbara Peel; his brother, Roger Wayne Armes; and his parents.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Peach Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed with military honors in Peach Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made Gideon’s International.

Ray-Nowell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vicki Hannah Brown

BATESVILLE-Vicki Hannah Brown, age 66, passed away at her home, Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Vicki was born October 29, 1951, to the late Luther Edwin Logan and Martha Bishop Logan in Memphis. Vicki was a retired bookkeeper and a member of Sardis Church of Christ.

The family she leaves behind include her husband, Michael Brown of Batesville; her children Christy Hannah Schwinn of Courtland, Alicia Hannah Jenkins of Oxford, and Martha Virginia Hannah Ragon of Pope; one sister, Connie Logan Foster of Germantown; and five grandchildren, Logan Schwinn, Matthew Schwinn, Nathan Schwinn, Hannah Schwinn and Elijah ´Ragon.

In addition to her parents, Vicki is preceded in death by her first husband, Jimmy W. Hannah.

Mae Frances Carr

BATESVILLE – Mae Frances Carr, 67, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4, at 11 a.m. at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church. Pastor Nehemiah Martin will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

Ms. Carr was born August 30, 1950, in Batesville to Dartha  Carr of Batesville and the late Hosea Todd. She was a retired school teacher at ICS Head Start and a member of Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church where she was president of the missionary department.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, include two sons Lionel Carr Sr. and Lamont Carr; one daughter Lakisha Carr; three brothers Mac Carr, Richard Carr and Willie Carr, all of Batesville; two sisters, Linda Carr of Batesville and Mary Ann Carr of New York; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Patricia Ann McKinney

LEXINGTON, Ken. – Patricia Ann “Patsy” McKinney was born August 16, 1964 to the late Pastor Grady McKinney Sr. and Mrs. Maggie Gassion McKinney.  She transition Sunday, July 22, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.

Left behind to cherish her home going are her son, Trevor Floydale McKinney, five sisters, two brothers, and a host of family and friends.

Patricia accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and joined the Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Sardis, under the leadership of the late Pastor Lacy Fox. 

As a child and young adult Patricia was an active member of the church.  After relocating to Lexington, Ken., Patricia joined the First Baptist Church Winchester where she felt like she found a divinely inspired church home, where she served as an usher until her health declined. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

Preston Davis Tidwell Jr.

BATESVILLE – Preston Davis Tidwell Jr., age 81, passed away on July 31, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was the husband of Doris Tidwell of Batesville. 

Funeral services for Preston were held Thursday, August 2, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Interment followed at Forrest Memorial Park.

Preston was born March 13, 1937 to the late Preston Davis Tidwell Sr. and Hazel Goforth Tidwell in Panola County. He was a retired factory worker and a member or Orwood Presbyterian Church. In his spare time, Preston enjoyed fishing, antique cars and was especially proud of his 1956 Ford Fairlane. Preston like spending time with his family and watching Lauren play softball.

The loving family he leaves behind include his wife, Doris Parker Tidwell of Batesville; two sons, Preston Davis Tidwell III (Pam), and Galen M. Tidwell (Cathy) both of Batesville; three grandchildren, Lauren Tidwell, Bryan Tidwell and Melissa Crockett.

Deborah Dwong Wright

COLDWATER – Deborah Dwong Wright, 60, died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 4, at noon at Zion Hill M.B. Church in Senatobia. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 3 at Rodgers Funeral Home from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and one hour before services at the church.

She was the daughter of Hosea Frank and Helen M. Wright, a transportation specialist and a member of Zion Hill.