Obituaries (October 4, 2019)

Published 4:36 pm Monday, October 7, 2019

Funeral services for Linda Dean Chandler, 63, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at West Looxahoma Church of Christ at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at the West Looxahoma Cemetery.

She died Sept. 24, 2019, at Baptist East Memorial Hospital in Memphis.

The family will receive friends an hour before the service.

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Rodgers Funeral Home in Senatobia has charge of arrangements.


A memorial service for Jeffery Allen Jones, Sr., 61, was held Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Coleman Funeral Home with Father  Joe Tonos officiating. Burial was at Garden of Memories in Oxford.

He died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Christopher’s Assisted Living in Holly Springs.

He was born in Greenville, and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.


Funeral services for Ruth Virgina Martin, 76, will be held Saturday,  Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church with Pastor Melvin Ellis officiating. Burial will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park Cemetery in Brookfield, Wis.

Visitation is today (Oct.  4) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary.

She died Sept. 28, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

She was born May  14, 1943, in Batesville to Wesley Chapman and Ella Qua Joiner. She was a member of Pilgrim Rest M.B.


Gwen McGregor, 80, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at the Sardis Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Kenneth McGregor.

Funeral services were held at Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Snyder officiating.

She was born May 18, 1939, to the late J.L. Kitchens and Lavonia Jernigan Kitchens in Blue Springs. She was a member of Batesville First Baptist Church.

Mrs. McGregor enjoyed reading,  and was a member of the Explorers Bible Study. She enjoyed her Sunday school class and taught the class for years. She held a special place in her heart for her furry grand dogs.

She is survived by a son, Scott McGregor (Lynn) of Batesville and a sister, Ann Kitchens Floyd of Clovis, CA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Kenneth, who passed away earlier this year.


Mary Ruth Clark Reichert, age 90, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 2019, at her home in Batesville. She was the widow of the late Vic Reichert.

Funeral services for Ruth will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 5,  in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the service at Forrest Memorial Park.

Ruth was born June 30, 1929, in Sledge to the late James Alton and Sewell Lavelle Clark. During her lifetime she worked as the sales manager for S & R Refrigeration, was the comptroller for Southland Corp. and finally retired from Dillard’s Dept. Store in 2008 at the age of 80.

Ruth was always a hard worker. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include one son, Ronald Coleman Hodges of Olive Branch; two sisters, Sandra K. Harris (Cullen) of Batesville, and Linda Diane Patton of Pope; a brother, A.C. Clark of Batesville; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband Vic Reichert.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 5384 Poplar Ave Suite 100, Memphis, TN 38119


Richard Timothy Watson, 47, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1,  in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Martin officiating. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery in Oakland.

He was born Sept. 8, 1972,  to Richard Glen Watson and Brenda Simmons Watson in Clarksdale. He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church.


Larry Joe Whitworth, age 74, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North MS in Oxford.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with interment at Curtis Union Cemetery in Batesville. The family received friends Friday evening, Sept., 27, at Wells Funeral Home.

Joe was born April 17, 1945, in Randolph, MS to the late Luster C. Whitworth and Mittie McCullough Whitworth. He was a retired farmer and millwright. Joe was a member of First Faith Baptist Church in Batesville.

He was a collector of many things, that included, guns and coins. Joe enjoyed attending flea markets and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a hard worker and provided for his family by working with his tool and farming. Joe received great pleasure while working alongside his brother. He was always ready to travel and see new places.

Joe’s life will be remembered most by his wife of 47 years, Patrecia Ann Whitworth of Batesville; two daughters, Kimberly Milam Puckett of Winchester, KY, and Patty Jo Whitworth of Madison; a son, Jody Lee Whitworth of Batesville; a brother, Billy Whitworth of Batesville; four grandchildren, Milam Douglas, Grace Whitworth, Annalise Whitworth, Conner Watson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Joe was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Tedford and Marie Turner; and a brother, Carlyle Whitworth.