Obituaries (January 8th, 2019)

Published 5:03 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Margaret Rose Best, 77, of Bryan, Tex., died Monday, Dec. 24, 2018.  Services were held in Bryan, and Brookville, Indiana.  She lived for many years in Como, and was active in many charities, the Como Opera Guild, church, fundraising for the volunteer fire department and as a special education teacher.

Born July 4, 1941 in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of William and Ada (Hahn) Bledsoe. Mrs. Best was a special education teacher and mentored many children.


Mrs. Bettye Jean Robison Carpenter,92, died peacefully at her home in Batesville on Dec. 22, 2018.  Bettye Jean was born in Batesville on March 29, 1926, to the late Mr. & Mrs. L.S. Robison.

She lived her entire life in Batesville, except for the brief time that she and her beloved husband, whom she married in 1944, lived on the Keesler Army Airfield in Biloxi, MS, as newlyweds.

She was a modern career woman and she and her husband were partners in Harvey Carpenter Jeweler, a well-known jewelry store on the Batesville Square.  Bettye was a registered gemologist with the American Gem Society and was the first woman president of the Mississippi Retail Jewelers Association.  She was also a certified bridal consultant. 

Bettye was a lifelong member of the Batesville Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by her three daughters: Jill Carpenter Sherman, Jann Carpenter Henley (Tucker), and Terri Carpenter Broome (Erik); her six grandchildren, Sara Sherman Pollan (Garrett), Daingerfield Tucker Henley (Ginnie), Granville Carpenter Sherman (Amy), Abigail Broome Robbins (Nathan), Ida Carpenter Henley, and Sadie Broome Stone (Lowell); her seven great-grandchildren, Benton and Edi Rose Blaylock, George and Beatrice Sherman, Gram and Magnolia Stone, and Charlie Robbins.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Harvey Arnold Carpenter, her five brothers: Bruce, Bob, Jack, Junior, and Harry; her son-in-law, Phil Otey Sherman, Jr., and her grandson, Phillip Harvey Sherman.

The funeral service was held at Batesville Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec.  28, 2018.  Visitation was held at 1 p.m. preceding the service at the church.  She was laid to rest at the Batesville Magnolia Cemetery.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to Batesville Presbyterian Church. Dickins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.



Funeral services for Joseph L. Lamberth, 45, will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. at 322 Davis Avenue, Pass Christian, Miss. 39571. Lockett Williams Mortuary is in charge.

Joseph departed this life Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, MS 39501. He was born in Batesville, Oct. 1, 1973 to William and Myldred Lamberth.

Joseph graduated from South Panola in 1992. He later moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1999 and married Dr. Tenneille Terrell. He graduated from University of Southern Mississippi in 2004 with a B. S. degree in Management Information Systems. For 20 years, Joseph worked in logistics at Chemours in Pass Christian and his last assignment was as general manager.

Joseph gave his life to Christ at the age of six and then joined Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church shortly afterward until he relocated in 1999.

He was most recently a member of Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church, Past Christian, where he served as deacon and was active in other church ministries.

Joseph is preceded in death by a brother, William Abernathy Jones and his grandparents Sammie and Annie Clark and William and Alice Lamberth.

Joseph leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 19 years, Dr. Tenneille Lamberth, Pass Christian; parents Myldred and William Lamberth Jr., Batesville; one daughter Shaeronek (Nicholas Sr.) Parker, Oxford; twin sons, Joshua Lamberth, Jordan Lamberth, Pass Christian; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Jaiden Parker; two sisters, Mornean (Al) Browley, Milwaukee, Wis. and Monica Lamberth, Memphis; three brothers William (Shaervella) Turner, Hazel Crest, Ill., Alexander (Devan) Lamberth, Pope, and Kevin (Kenai) Lamberth, Memphis; mother and father-in-law Ruth and Dr. Philip Terrell, two sisters-in-law Tyra (Ollie Jr.) Bailey, Tori (Marcus) Harris, one godchild Miles Harris; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Lamberth family ask that donations be made to the Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church’s Vernelia McCathen Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 292, Pass Christian, MS 39571, in memory of Joseph L. Lamberth.