Obituaries (October 25, 2019)

Published 5:50 pm Thursday, October 24, 2019

Albert Hugh Barnett

Albert Hugh Barnett, age 87, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Sardis Community Nursing Home in Sardis.

Funeral services were Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church near Batesville with interment  in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

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Hugh was born Dec. 6, 1931, in Panola County, to the late Albert Joseph “Jack” and Velma Johnson Barnett. He was a retired tree farmer, cattle farmer and truck driver. Hugh graduated from Batesville High School, Northwest Junior College in Senatobia, MS and Mississippi State University with a degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.

He was a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities. Hugh was a deacon for over fifty years, a church trustee, R.A. Leader, member of the church choir and church quartet. He loved looking after his cattle, fishing and church activities.

Hugh’s memory will be cherished by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou McMinn Barnett of Courtland; a daughter, Latitia Barnett Hopper (Dennis) of Batesville; a son, Tim Barnett (Angela) of Courtland; three grandchildren, Shannon Moore, Lori Beth Hopper and Blake Barnett; and a great-grandson, Henley Michael Longo.

Along with his parents, Hugh was preceded in death by two brothers, Lamar and Bobby Barnett; and a grandson, Peyton Barnett.


Nathaniel Bobo

Funeral services for Nathaniel Bobo, 63, will be Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at Cooley’s Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Larry Itson officiating. Burial will be at Salem M.B.  Church cemetery.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2019, at his home in Courtland. He was born May 31, 1956, to James Charlie Bobo and Mary Rudd Bobo. He was a retired truck driver and a member of Salem Church.

The family will receive friends today (Oct. 25) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family will have a private wake from 5 to 6 p.m.


James Hood

James Hood, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Oct. 25) in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with burial at Memorial Gardens in Clarksdale.

The family will begin receiving friends one hour prior to the service.


Mary Ann Walls Thompson

Mary Ann “Mickey” Walls Thompson, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at her home in Batesville.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today (Oct. 25) in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with burial at Forrest Memorial Park in Batesville. The family will begin receiving friends at 11 a.m.

She was born Feb. 6, 1945, to the late Dewey William and Margaret Lucille Birdsong Walls in Crowder. She was a homemaker and attended Central Academy Church of Christ.