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Obituaries Stan Burkes PENSACOLA – Stan Burkes, 70, formerly of Batesville, passed away recently at his home. His death was not hurricane-related, according to family. He has been described by family as a newspaper man, once and always.  He retired several years ago from the Roanoke Times in Virginia, where he worked for 20 plus…

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Obituaries Margaret M. ‘Peggy’ Cole BATESVILLE – Margaret M. “Peggy” Cole, age 72, passed away at her home outside of Batesville on September 11, 2017. Funeral services for Peggy will be held at noon on Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville, with visitation beginning at…

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Obituaries James Walker Hastings HOUSTON, Texas–James Walker Hastings, 77, died Sunday morning, September 10, 2017 at Houston Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas. Mr. Hastings was born February 28, 1940 in Batesville to Lucille Ledbetter Hastings and the late James Lafayette Hastings. He was actively engaged in church activities in Houston. He and his late wife,…

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Obituaries James Gray Hailey POPE- James Gray “Jim” Hailey, 82, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis Friday, August 25, 2017. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Wells Funeral Home, who had charge of arrangements. Interment was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Pope. Rev. Derrick Simmons officiated the service. Mr. Hailey was…

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Obituaries Mary Lynn Wells Childers RED BANKS–Mary Lynn Wells Childers, 64, formerly of Batesville, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Baptist Memorial in Memphis. She was born January 13, 1953 in Golden Pond, Kentucky to Martha Lee Pogue and Blufard L. Wells Sr. Among her survivors are husband Gaylon Childers of Red Banks, daughter,…

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Obituaries Bobby Ray Brown COMO- Bobby Ray Brown, 49, died Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his residence. Visitation will be Friday, September 1, from 5-7 p.m. at Henderson Funeral Home in Sardis who has charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 2, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive M.B. Chuch. Interment will be…

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Obituaries Candace Drake Belk Candace Drake Belk, age 68, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 24, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on Christmas day in 1948 in Batesville, MS, where she resided for most of her life. Candace was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph David “J.D.” Drake and…

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Obituaries Patsy L. Barnett SARDIS–Mrs. Patsy L. Barnett, 68, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Barnett was born on September 10, 1948 to the late Vernie Berry Bolen and Charles T. Bolen. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at…

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Obituaries William F. Burnett William F. “Billy” Burnett Sr., age 81, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Funeral services for Mr. Burnett were held Sunday, August 20 at First Baptist Church in Batesville. Interment was at Forrest Memorial Park. Dr. Tommy Snyder and Rev. John Howell officiated. Pallbearers were…

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