Obituaries (January 4th 2019)

Published 4:33 pm Monday, January 7, 2019

Funeral services for Dorothy E. “Dot” Boatright, 86, are today (Jan. 4) at 2 p.m. in the Martin WIllingham Memorial Chapel at Wells Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery with Rev. Albert Beard officiating.

She died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Mrs. Boatright was born Feb. 28, 1932, to the late William Buford Bonner and Zelma Elizabeth Burchell Malone in Lambert.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

She was the owner of Dot’s Drive-In Restaurant in Batesville and worked for the Hosiery Mill . She was a member of Courtland Baptist Church.

She is survived by four children, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.


Funeral services for Dorothyine Carr, 89, will be Sunday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church in Courtland. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery under the direction of Cooley’s Mortuary.

She died Jan. 2, 2019, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.


Funeral services for Annie Lee Holmes, 82, of Courtland, will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at Liberty Hill M.B. Church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jacob Hentz officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Ms. Holmes died Dec. 26, 2018, at Grenada Rehabilitation Center.  Visitation will be today (Jan 4)  from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

She was born Dec. 24, 1936, to Will and Alice Holmes in Courtland. She was a member of Liberty Hill M.B. Church.


Funeral services for Carolyn King, 74, will be today (Jan. 4) at 10 a.m. in the Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry West officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Memorial Park.

She died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at her home near Holly Springs.

Mrs. King was born July 5, 1944,to the late James Arthur Lamb and Ollie Irene Jones Lamb in Crowder. She was a distribution clerk for the South Reporter in Holly Springs for 33 years. She was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Holly Springs.

Survivors include her husband, John L. King; a daughter; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Linda Jamison Patridge, age 94, widow of Senator Corbet Lee Patridge, died at Panola Medical Center in Batesville on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2018.

There will be a graveside service held for Mrs. Patridge at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville. Dr. Paul Middleton will officiate. Wells Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Linda was born Aug. 4, 1924 to the late Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Jamison of Marks, MS. She was a homemaker during her lifetime. Mrs. Patridge was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and The Friends of the Library.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Senator Corbet Lee Patridge; one son, Eldridge Lee Patridge; and one daughter, Theresa Lee Patridge.

Those left behind to cherish her precious memory include her son, William Alfred Patridge (Vicky) of Greenwood; her daughter, Patricia Patridge Farrish (John) of Batesville; six grandchildren, Laura Cook (Bruce) Amy Isome (Jeremy), John Farrish (Danielle), Emily Patridge, Suzanne Shaw (Chris) and John Patridge (Tracy). She is also survived by eleven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.



Dollye Belle (Scruggs) Riggs, 87, peacefully passed on Dec. 23, 2018, in Haysville, Kan., surrounded by her loved ones. She was a former TG&Y associate, Norland Plastics employee, and a proud United States Air Force wife.

She was born in Sardis on July 23, 1931, to Walter and Elizabeth (Appleton) Scruggs. She graduated from Sardis High School in 1949 and then met and married the love of her life, Kenneth “Sarge” Riggs on Sept. 2, 1949. Together they had five children and spent 47 beautiful years together until Kenneth’s passing on July 5, 1997.

Dollye was an avid gardener and was at her happiest tending to her award-winning garden. Her other hobbies included reading, cooking crossword puzzles, and a love of riding motorcycles. She was a dedicated mother and treasured time spent with her grandchildren and her beloved dogs.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, both parents, a sister, three brothers, and her beloved dogs.

Survivors include all five children: Kenneth “Pete” Riggs (Janie) of Wichita; Phillip Riggs of Wellington, Kan.; Richard “Dick” Riggs of Prosper, Tex.; Ronald “Dennis” Riggs (Carole) of Wichita; and Mona Riggs of Hayesville, Kan.; a brother Phillip Scruggs of Memphis; two sisters, Frances Scruggs Smith of Mt. Holly, N.C., and Sandra Scruggs Barnett of Batesville. Her memory will also be survived and preserved by her nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren who live all across the United States.

Friends may share condolences with the family on Saturday (Jan. 5) at Affinity All Faiths Mortuary, 2850 S. Seneca St., Wichita from 1 to 3 p.m. Online condolences may also be sent to

A memorial has been establihsed in her name and loving memory with Haysville Pride, P.O. Box 53, Haysville, Kan., 67060.