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OBITUARIES TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY MISSISSIPPI

1994 & 1998


This is the permission from Clay McFerrin at The Sun-Sentinal in Charleston Mississippi gave us to use these Obits on the internet.

"Sure, Helen, go right ahead and use the obituaries from the paper. My only request would be that you mention they are reprinted with permission from The Charleston Sun-Sentinel. Clay"

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-6-1994
Charleston- CHARLES L. SMITH "Bobby", age 55, heavy equipment operator, died Monday, December 27, 1994, at his home in Enid. Rev. Gary Hankins conducted services 11 A.M., Wednesday, December 29, 1994 at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. The Hanks Family provided the sacred music. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Odie Mae Presley Smith, four daughters, Glinda Rena Cook of Columbus, Teresa Jo Smith of Tupelo, and Elizabeth Ann Smith of Enid, five sisters, Ilene Dees of Enid, Jean Johnson of Water Valley, Christine Brown of Toledo, Ohio, Mary Bunch of Horn Lake and Pearl Boyles of Water Valley, five brothers, Delmer Smith, Lester Smith and James Smith, all of Atlanta, GA. and Wilson Smith of Horn Lake and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gerald Clayton, David Johnson, Randy Parks, Jeff Smith, Mike Smith and Ronnie Smith.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,1-6-1994
Clarksdale-HENRY THOMAS VAUGHN, SR. age 80, died Monday, December 27, 1994, at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest. Dr. Thomas Tutor officiated services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 1994 at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in Rosemound Cemetery in Tutwiler with a Masonic Graveside service. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale had charge of arrangements. He was a retired engineer for Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge F & AM #535, Tutwiler and honorary member of Clarksdale Lodge, a member of Order of Eastern Star, Clarksdale, Chapter #115 and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife , Mrs. Colleen Vaughn of Clarksdale, two sons, William Darrell Vaughn of Cleveland and Henry T. Vaughn, Jr. of Jackson, one daughter Fredna Pearson of Tutwiler; one brother, Rev. A.R. Vaughn of Forest; four sisters, Lilla Mae Bailey of Sparta Tenn., Jewell Moncrief of Kenner, LA, Harriet Boozer of Forest and Quida Petrowskey of Tampa, FL; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.


Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-20-1994
Charleston-FLOYD JONES, 72 of St Petersburg, FL., formerly of Charleston, retired tool and die maker, died Wednesday, January 12, 1994, in St. Petersburg. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 1994 at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in Magnolia Gardens. He leaves a daughter, Anita Kay Marsano of St. Petersburg; a son, Wayne Jones of Jacksonville, FL.; three sisters, Beatrice Roach, Mattie Jean Young and Juanita Holland, all of Charleston; two brothers, A. J. Jones and Tommy G. Jones , both of Madison and a grandson.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-20-1994
Charleston-CARY WALLS, 57, retired Tennessee Valley Authority employee, died Saturday, January 15, 1994, at his home. Services were 1 p.m., Friday, January 21, 1994 aat New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville with burial in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home of Sardis had charge. The husband of Velma Walls of Courtland, he is survived also by two sons, Keith Walls and Allen Hines, both of Courtland; two daughters, Sharon Johnson of Courtland and Carolyn Flimmes of Oxford; three sisters, Essie Bobo of Courtland, Betty Sanford of Milwaukee and Nessie Pugh of Detroit and three brothers, Harford Walls, Jr. of Detroit and Leland Walls and Marvin Walls, both of Courtland.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-20-1994
Philipp-MILDRED COLE MEEKS CALDWELL, 83, retired artist, died Sunday, January 16, 1994, at her grandaughter home in Brandon. Services were 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 1994, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood with burial in Teoc Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Greenwood. She had been a housemother at Mississippi State University and was a member of Philipp Methodist Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Caldwell, the widow of Nathan Troy Caldwell, leaves two sons, William M Meeks of Yazoo City and Robert L Meeks of Geneva, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Lucretia Farris of Fort Worth,Tx, and Patsy Aucoin of Jackson. two sisters, Marion Brown of Vicksburg and Edna Proctor of Ethel; a brother, J.D. Cole of Clinton, and 12 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel- 1-20-1994
Charleston-EMME KIRKWOOD GREER, 90, died Tuesday, January 11, 1994, at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Rev L.C. Blue conducted funeral services Saturday, January 15, 1994 at 1 p.m. at Riverview Headstart Center in Philipp. Burial was at Holly Grove Cemetery in Philipp. Benevolent Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Greer was a member of Solomon Chapel M.B. Church at Philipp. The widow of John Greer, Mrs. Greer was preceded in death by five of her 13 children. She is survived by five daughters, Mary Greer of Chicago, Earnice Kinsey of Memphis, Dorothy Brown of Charleston, and Tomella Williams and Elizabeth Kimbrough, both of Gary, Ind.; three sons, Ben Greer of Greenwood, Charlie Greer of Philipp and Herschel Greer of Chicago; 38 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 13 greeat-great-grandchildren.


Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
LILLIEN DENISE CUNNINGHAM, 28, died Thursday, December 30, 1993, in Hinds County. Ms. Cunningham worked as a waitress. The funeral was at 11 a.m. , Tuesday, January 4, 1994, at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial was in Friendship Church of God Cemetery in Enid. Ms. Cunningham is survived by a son, Zane Cunningham of Jackson; a brother, Wade Bailey of Yazoo City; three sisters, Meshea Bailey of Madison, and Matasha Harris and Sonya Land of Jackson;her mother Gale Land of Jackson; her father Perry Cunningham fo Cascilla;her stepfather, Cecil D. Land of Jackson; Her grandmother, Elsie Trusty of Cascilla and her grandfather, Glenn Crenshaw of Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
BENNIE ALEXANDER WARE, 79, died, Friday December 31, 1993, at Oberton Park Health Center in Memphis. Mrs Ware was a housewife. The funeral was a 1 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 1994, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Buster Thomas officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Charleston. Mrs. Ware was the widow of Shurford Ware. She is survived by three sons, Buster Alexander of Lake Village, AR., Clarence Alexander of Joliet, IL;, and Marvin Alexander of Baton Rouge, LA; six daughters, Ruby Alexander of Memphis, Louise Alexander of Fort Worth, TX, Dolly Scallions of Greenville, Mattie Davis of Lambert, Brenda Griffin of Oakland and Bertha Calder of Grenda; three sisters, Ruby Stuart and Winnie Thompson of Cleveland and Maude Spells of Orlando, FL; two brothers, Clint Hunt of Pittsburg and Archie Hunt of Florence and 32 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,1-13-1994
MARGIE MAGDALENE WINTERS, 64, died, Friday December 31, 1993, at her residence in Hardy. Mrs Winters was a housewife and was a member of Turkey Foot Fork Church of God of Prophecy. Services were 2 p.m., Saturday January 1, 1994, at Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy in Paynes with the Rev. Ray Whitten officiating. Burial was in New Smith Cemetery in Cascilla. Mrs. Winters is survived by her husband, Ray Winters of Hardy; three sons, Charles Winters and Terry Winters of Parchman, and Ronnie Winters of Hardy; four brothers Henry Winters of Charleston and James Winters, Ed Winters and Jessie Winters of Holcomb; a sister, Dovie Smith, three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
Maryville, Tenn., ELIZABETH CARTER, 66, formerly of Senatobia, died Sunday January 2, 1994 at her haome. Services were 8 p.m. Tuesday January 4, 1994 in the west chapel of Smith Mortuary, Maryville, Tenn with Rev. David Webster and Rev. James Carr officiating. Interment was 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 1994,at Grandview Cemetery in Maryville. She was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Meek L. Carter; sons David W. Carter of Gatlinburg, Paul Carter of Maryville; daughter Lanita Boykin of Clinton; sisters, Christine Price Lutrell and Stella Ruth Tribble, both of Senatobia, Janie Armstrong of Enid, Joan Mooney of Water Valley and 4 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
Oakland, MS-LELIA ELODIA SWEARENGEN, 88, retired employee of Oakland Bank, died Thursday, January 6, 1994 at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Graveside services were 1 p.m. Sunday in Oakland Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada had charge. Miss Swearengen was a 1922 graduate of Yalobusha County High School and worked as a teller in the old Bank of Oakland before she became and insurance broker. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Olvis, Benjamin, William "Willie" and Wylie, amd by her sister, Mary. Miss Swearengen is survived by two nephews.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Charleston, NANCY BELL GRISSOM, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday, January 26, 1994, at the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility. Rev. J. G. Thomas conducted funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday January 28, 1994 at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. Mrs Donna Burkhalter and Mrs Carol Hargett provided the sacred music. Burial was at Magnolia Gardens Cenetery at Paynes. Born at Mantee on November 15, 1900, she lived in the area for 20 years and was a member of Mantee Baptist Church. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Iva Grimsley of Maben, Mrs Olene Roberts of Charleston and Mrs Mamie Elizabeth Brewer of Mountain Home Ark., and a brother, Joseph M. Grissom of Pearl. Pallbearers were Chuck Grimsley, Mike Roberts, Randy Roberts, Ronnie Roberts, Carl Willmer Jr. and Larry Willmer. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility at Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Charleston-NORRIS WOLFE, 68, of Charleston, formerly of Memphis, retired foreman for a meat packing plant, died Monday, January 24, 1994, at his home after a long illness. Services were Thursday, January 27, 1994, at Paynes Baptist Church, where he was a member and burial was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. He was a deacon for 28 years at Leaclair Baptist Church in Memphis and also a deacon for 2 years at the Paynes Baptist Church. The husband of Mildred Wolfe, he leaves two daughters, DeNorris Avent of Memphis and Wanda Mills of Bartlett; four sisters, Euvie Denley of Cleveland, Betty Sue McQueen of New Bern, N.C.; a brother Wyatt Wolfe, Jr. of Memphis, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Tillatoba-CARL WINFORD PRYOR, age 69, retired edger for Binswanger Mirror Co. and a former employee of Pet Milk Co., died Sunday January 16, 1994 ,at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He was a member of Tillatoba Baptist Church and an Army Sergeant during World War II. Rev Gary Adams conducted services 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 25, 1994, at Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Louanne Cossar, organist solist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Union Cemetery at Tillatoba. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Paula Massey of Marion, Ark.; one son Roger Pryor of Water Valley and one half-brother, Jessie Fly of Charleston, and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Sonny Hayward, George Keyhold, Homer Melton, Jerry Shaw, John Tilman and Larry Whiteside.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Grenada- GERALD CARLISLE, 48, died Friday, January 21, 1994, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday January 24, 1994, at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Paul Cemetery in the Rosebloom Community. A Vietnam War-Air Force veteran he was a supervisor at the Heatcraft in Grenada and belonged to Goldwing Road Riders. He was a native of Charleston. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Patsy Tharp Carlisle of Grenada; two daughters, Stefanie Carlisle, Holly and Wanda Carlisle of Grenada; his mother, Mrs Dorothy Carlisle of Charleston; one brother, William Ernest Carlisle, Jr.; and two sisters, Minnie Rutledge of Grenada and Judy Miller of Charleston. Pallbearers were Danny Rutledge, David Miller, Lee Troutt, Lee Holly, Oakley Tharp, Jr., Danny Tharp and Walter Tharp.


Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-10-1994
Charleston-EMMA SUSIE SMITH, age 86, retired from former interest in farming and real estate, died Friday, March 4, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Rev. Gary Adams and Rev. J.G. Thomas conducted services 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Cindy Brougher, pianist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangments. A member of the Charleston First Baptist Church, she was also the former secretary and treasurer of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. She was an active member of the Business and Professional Women's Club where she previously held the office of secretary. The widow of Erma Lee Smith, Sr., she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emily Etheridge and Mrs Eleanor Worsham, both of Charleston; one sister, Mrs. Loy Champion of Oxford, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Buddy Etheridge, Stacey Etheridge, Gene Smith, Johnny Smith, Lee Smith, and Steve Smith. Family requests any memorials to be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility or the Charleston First Baptist Church.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-10-1994
Charleston-NETTIE NEWTON BRADERA, 99, homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, of heart failure at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 10 a.m., Thursday, March 3. at Newsom Funeral Home burial in Smith Cemetery in Cascilla. She was member of Charleston First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradera, the widow of Dan Bradera, leaves six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-17-1994
Tutwiler-OPHELIA P. STEED, 70, of Jackson, retired registered nurse, died Friday, March 11 of respiratory failure at Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. Services were 11 a.m. Monday March 14, at McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Tutwiler with burial in Jenkins Cemetery here. Mrs. Steed leaves a daughter, Joyce Morris of Jackson,; a son John M. Steed of Webb; a sister Lula P. Hicks of Webb and Eunice P. Floyd; a brother, James G. Pennington of Webb and four grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-17-1994
Vicksburg-BEATRICE F. SCALLIONS, 63, homemaker, died Monday, March 7, of heart failure at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Services were 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, the Vicksburg Church of God of Prophecy where she was a member, with burial in green Acres Memorial Park. Glenwood Funeral Home of Vicksburg had charge. Ministers were Rev. Billy Adams and Rev. Robert Walker. Mrs Scallions, a native of Charleston, and been a resident of vicksburg since 1953. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Scallions of Vicksburg; three sons, Raymond Scallions, Jr., Michael Scallions and Darrell Scallions, all of Vicksburg one daughter, Deborah Carol Cummings of Vicksburg; three brothers, Henry Ford of Charleston, Jack Ford of Glendora and W.B. "Son" Ford of Vicksburg; two sisters, Ruth Ford of Charleston and Ruby Ford of Charleston; nine grandchildren 5 step-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Raymond Scallions, James Ford, James Edwards, Harry Ford, Larry Ford and Randy Ford.
Sun-Sentinel- Charleston, 3-5-1998
Charleston- Doshia Pauline Ross, age 88, homemaker, died Sunday, March 1,1998, at Tallahatchie General Hospital of heart disease. Services were 2 P.M. Tuesday March 3, at Stonefield Church of God near Cascilla with burial in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Born September 7, 1909, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Alice Green of Rogers, AR and a son, Roy Ross of Nesbit and 6 grandchildren.


Sun-Sentinel- Charleston, 2-10-1994
ANNIE LOU BRUNSON, age 96, born December 30, 1897, at Paul community, Tallahatchie County, died Thursday, February 3, 1994 at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Rev. Gary Adams conducted greveside services 3 p.m. Friday February 4, 1994, at the Charleston Cemetery. Womble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A lifelong resident of Charleston, she married Charlie McWilliam Brunson in1918. Together they owned Brunson Barber and Beauty Shop in Charleston until they retired in 1961. After Mr. Brunson's death in 1970, she continued to live in her Charleston home until she became a resident of Grandview Health Care Center of Grenada in 1990. She was an active member of the Charleston First Baptist Church and the business & Professional Women's Club. She is preceded by a daughter, Hazel Street of Memphis; four brothers and four sisters of which she was the eldest. She is survived by two children, Charlsie Baucum of San Antonio, Texas adn Charles M. Brunson of Pine Bluff, Ark. and 6 grandchildren. The family request any memorials be sent to the Charleston First Baptist Church.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-24-1994
CLEVELAND PRICE WHITEN, 79, homemaker, died Thursday, February 17, 1994 of apparent heart failure at Bright Glade Convalescent Center in Memphis, where she had been a resident for 2 years. Services were Saturday, February 19, 1994,at the First Baptist Church in Charleston, where she was a member, with burial in Charleston Cemetery. Rev. Donald O'Quin, assisted by Rev. Gary Adams officiated at her funeral services, with Mrs. Linda Sayle Allison, organist and Mrs. Sue Shaw, soloist. Newsom Funeral Home has charge. She was a native of Tupelo, the daughter of Lena Payne Price and Cleveland H. Price. She moved to Charleston in 1950. She held numerous civic and church positions, including the Business and Professional Women's Club, which she held local, district and state positions. She was a State ?Federation President in 1966. She also, was involved with the Magnolia Garden Club, serving as president locally, as well as being a state officer. Mrs. Whitten belped organize and served as president of the Mississippi Tuberculosis Association. Mrs. Whitten, the widow of Harry Rivers Whitten, leaves a stepdaughter, Ann Cox and a sister, Nancy P. Enochs, both of Memphis, two grendchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Isaac Whitten Sayle, Ray Denman Cox, Jr., Joseph Webb Cox, Kenneth "Skimp" Davis, J. B. Spencer, Jr., and Michael Glenn Fox. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to First Baptist Church of Charleston or Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-24-1994
BETTY JEAN SMITH, 52, homemaker, died of heart failure, Tuesday, February 15, 1994 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 1994, at Stondfield Church of God with burial in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge. Mrs. Smith leaves tweo daughters, Darlene King of Holcomb and Kathy Jean Ware of Grenada; a son, Richard Earl Smith of Cascilla; her motherk Edna King Grantham of Cascilla; three sisters, Rosemary Vaughn of Grenada, Dianne Gammill of Clarksdale and Tammy Tillman of Tillatoba and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-24-1994
Charleston- NELLIE JONES MOORMAN, age 90, widow of Dexter Moorman, died Friday, February 18, 1994, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Wesley Arabie, Charleston Church of Christ minister, conducted services 2 p.m., Sunday February 20, 1994 at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Connie Darby, soloist and congregational hymns led by Mr. Arabie provided the sacred music. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Farris, Mrs. Dorothy Fowler, Mrs. Peggy Patton, Mrs. Mildred Alexander, Mtrs. Mary Bethune, all of Charleston; two sons, Harvey Moorman of Charleston and Wison Moorman of Nesbit,; one sister Mrs. Ruby Pastorella of Tampa Fla. and 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Willie Fowler, Larry Irby, Ricky Irby, J. R. Jackson, Walter Mercer and James Still. Family requests any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-17-1994
Philipp-MABEL MARIE JEFFORDS AVENT, 81, homemaker and former employee of Conmar Zipper Co.,died Friday February 11, 1994, of cancer aat Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday February 14, 1994 at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery in Paynes. She was a member of Philipp Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more that 50 years. She leaves a daughter, Betty Sue Avent McGregor of Sumner; a son Arlie Ray Avent of Hernando; four sisters, Cordea Cooper of Michigan, Gladys Baker of Muskegon, Mich., Opal B. Council of Paducah, Ky., and Bessie Johnson of Southaven, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-17-1994
Drew-GREGORY A. HOLDEN, 23, formerly of Drew was killed Friday, Feb. 6, 1994, as a result of an explosion while working in Ft. Payne, Ala. The Funeral service was held at Scott Funeral Home in Chatman, Va. on Friday, Feb. 11, 1994. He leaves his wife, Danielle Holden, one son, Daniel and one daughter, Kayla Michelle of Chatman, Va.; his parents, Frank and Nina Holden of Drew and Dee Mullins of Memphis; one brother Chris McNulty of Colorado Springs; his grandmother Lucille Browning of Webb and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. M. A. McNulty of Drew.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Grenada-MICHAEL BRADLEY WILSON, 10 year old son of Mary Alice and Jack Benjamin Wilson, died Friday, Feb. 18, 1994 at LeBonheure Children's Medical Center in Memphis after an auto accident. Services were 2 p.m., Sunday Feb. 20, 1994 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada wiith burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home had charge. He also leaves a sister, Amy Michelle Wilson, and a brother, Jack Benjamin Wilson, II, both of Grenada; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rounsaville and Rose Wilson of Grenada, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Wilson, III of Duck Hill; and his great-grandparents, Henry G. Wilson, II of Duck Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Benford McGarrity of Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-DAVID ANDREW ASHMORE, 4-month-old son of Tracy Ashmore of Charleston and Andres Loya of Nesbit, died Monday, Feb. 21, 1994, after and accidental choking on a candy drop, at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994 at Bethel Cemetery in Enid, Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. He also leaves a sister, Beatriz Loya of Charleston, and his grandparents, Adres and Librada Loya of Mexico, and Vera Ashmore of Batesville.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-ZANA BAILEY ANDERSON, age 92, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1994, at the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility. She was a member of Charleston First Baptist Church. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Gary Adams at 2 p.m. , Monday, Feb. 28. 1994, at the Charleston Cemetery, Womble Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. The widow of Ronald Whitney Anderson, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jeanne R. Reed of Hobart, Indiana; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility in Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-IRA NOEL NELSON, age 81, retired farmer, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1994, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital after a massive stroke. Rev. Clay Baker conducted services 2 p.m.; Sunday feb. 27, 1994, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Ruby Adfams, organist, provided the sacred music. Interment was if the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery near Charleston. Survivors include hes wife, Mrs. Marjorie Nelson of Charleston; one daughter, Mrs. Nina Milam of Jackson; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Greg Bridges, Shawn Cole, Terry Cole, George Seymore Milam, and Alec Nelson.Memorials may be sent to Oak Grove Cemetery Fund .

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-LUTHER WINFORD "L.W." ROBINSON, 72, retired mechanic, died Monday, Feb. 28, 1994, of heart failure at his home. Services were 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 1994, at Charleston Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery here. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. The husband of Mary Agnes Robinson, he also leaves two daughters, Wanda Renfro of Batesville and Deloris Trout of Charleston; a son Luther Winford Robinson "Louie", Jr. of Charleston; two sisters, Iva Mae Ashmore of Charleston and Inez Smith of Benton,and seven granchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Oakland-VIOLA GADDY WELLS, 97, retired co-owner and operator of The Corner Drug Store in Oakland after 50 years, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1994 of heart disease at Hamilton County Nursing Home in Chattanooga. Graveside services were Tuesday, March 1, 1994, at 11 a.m., in Oakland Cemetery, Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada had charge. She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wells, the widow of Thomas Graham Wells, leaves a son, Gen. T.G. Wells, Jr. of Chattanooga, and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Wells, and two sons, Robert Lee Wells of Grenada and Gaddy Wells of Texas. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Oakland United Methodist Church

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-24-1994
Charleston-LONNIE RUSSELL "RUSS' COLEMAN, afe 45 of Woodstock, Ga., architect for State Department of Corrections,died Friday, March 18, at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. A member of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA., he was also a former Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at Woodstock Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Shook conducted greveside services 2 p.m. Monday March 21, at the Magnolia Garden Cemetery at Paynes. Jared L.Coleman, son played the taps. Womble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He is survived by hes wife, Mrs Sharon Worsham Coleman of Woodstock, GA.; two sons, Warren R. Coleman and Jared L. Coleman of Woodstock, GA.; His parents, J.L. and Irene Coleman of Statesboro,Ga.; three sisters, Linda Mason of Swanquarter, NC., Phyllis Wiggins of Statesboro, Ga., Jenny Moore of Stapelton Ga. He was a son-in-law of Jams Carey and Myrtis Worsham of Paynes. The family requests any memorials be sent to Gideons International or American Cancer Society.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-24-1994
Oakland- LULA B. MOSELY,71, housewife,died Saturday, March 12, at her residence. Services were Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. at Parrish Grove M.B. Church in Oakland with Rev. W.H. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Church Cemetery. She was a member of Massey Grove M.B. Church in Oakland. She is survived by 3 daughters, Rosie Moore of Oakland, Lavonne Moore of Oakland and Nancy Moore of Chicago; 6 sons, Paul Armstrong of Oakland, Tommie Lee Moore of Oakland, Sylvester Moore of Chicago, Louis Armstrong of Chicago, James Nelson of New Oleans, James R. Moore of Oakland, and 3 sisters, Nancy Holland, Addie Bradford and Mary Scott, all of Oakland. Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville had charge of arrangements.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,3-24-1994
Webb-MARIE WILLIAMS MELTON, 54 homemaker, died Thursday, March 17, at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis. Services were 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Sumner Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. Rev. Bob White officiated. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.She graduated from West Tallahatchie High School and was a member of Sumner Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Paul Melton of Webb; 2 sons, Fred Melton of Charleston and Phillip Melton of Westl one daughter, Paula Melton Cobb of Isola; one brother, Bobby Williams of Winona and three grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to Strider Academy in Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-31-1994
Oakland-JOHN ROBERT MOORE, 46, truck driver for Barton Construction, died Saturday, March 19, 1994 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were Saturday, March 26, at 12 noon at Parrish Grove M.B. Church in Oakland with Rev. Birde Brooks presiding.Burial was in the Church Cemetery with Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville in charge fo arrangements. He is survived bytwo sons; Michael Bland of California and Johnathon Sandifer of Milwaukee, Wis., three sisters, Rosie Moore and Lavonne Moore of Oaklandand Nancy Moore of Chicago; six brothers, Paul Armstrong of Oakland, Louis Armstrong of Chicago,Tommie Moore of Chicago, James Nelson of New Oleans, and Joe Louis Jenkins of Oakland.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-31-1994
Scobey-MELTON RAY MITCHELL, 81, self employed truck driver, died Monday,March 21, of cardiac arrest at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 , at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada with burial in Smith Cemetery in Rosebloom. He is a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada. The husband of Agnes "Polly" D. Mitchell, also oeaves three daughters, Anne Lee of Crystal Springs, Bobbie Williams of Coffeeville, and Billie McCracken of Grenada; two sons, Melton "Buddy" Mitchell of Grenada and Paul Mitchell of Duck Hill, three brothers Ralston Mitchell of Grenada, Skeet Mitchell of Charleston and Raymond Mitchell of Cascilla. 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-31-1994
Metairie, LA- MICHAEL JOSEPH HALL, 22,died Sunday, Feb. 13 at his home. Graveside services were Thursday, Feb. 17, at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bernice, La. with Eagan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walton Hall, Jr. on Metairie, La. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Hall Sr. of Enid and the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Patterson of Bernice, La.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-7-1994
Charleston-JOHN SHERMAN DAHL, 57, retired maintenance man for Sayle Oil Co. in Charlesyon, died Wednesday March 30, of heart failure at his sisters's home in Charleston. Services were 2 p.m. Friday April 1, with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Newsom Funer Home had charge. He leaves two daughters, Lisa Owens of Cummings, Ga. and Jonalyn Medling of Collierville, Tenn.; his mother, L.E. Dahl of Oakland; four sisters, Velma Foad of Charleston, Elizabeth Thurman of Greenville, Shirley Grier of Fayetteville, Ga. and Sheila Jackson of Tillatobia; two brothers, Calvin "Buddy" Dahl, and Bobby Dahl, both of Charleston and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-7-1994
Charleston-CHARLES WAYNE RIDEOUT, age 54, agent for American General Life Insurance in Batesville, died Thursday March 31, at Baptist Memorial Central Hospital in Memphis. Born in Tallahatchie County, he was the son of Thomas Roy and Addie Lous Thomas Rideout. A graduate of East Tallahatchie Hig Schoolin 1958, he later became a member of the United States Army and National Guard. Rev. Tommy Whitsett, minister of Faith Baptist Church where he was a member, conducted services 10 a.m., Sunday, April 2, at the Charleston First Baptist Church, assisting was Neil Wrenn, Mrs.Kitty Newsom, organist and Mrs. Terri Whitsett, soloist, presented the sacred Music. Interment was in Magnolia Garden Cemetery at Paynes with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife , Mrs. Nancy Carol Shaw Rideout; one daughter, Mrs Karen Ann Brassfield of Cleveland; Two sons, Harold Wayne Rideout and Thomas Alan Rideout, both of Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Rice of Charleston and Mrs Dessie Whitworth fo Clarksdale and one grandson. Pallbearers were Bobby Shaw, Donnie Shaw, Glenn Shaw, James Shaw, Marion Shaw, Russell Shaw, Talmadge Shaw, and V. J. Woodall. Family requests that any memoials be made to Faith Baptist Church.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-7-1994
Enid-BETTY SUE NORMAN, 52, waitress, died Saturday morning, April 2, in Tallahatchie General Hospital after a heart attack. Services were 2 p.m., Monday April 4, at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. She was a member of Church of Christ of Enid. The wife of George Norman, she also leaves a daughter, Sonja Michelle Nichols of Horn Lake; a son, Gary Lamar Norman of Memphis; four sisters, Linnie Beardin of French Camp, Ann Calbert of Little Rock, Virginia Murphree of Enid and Shirley Dubois of Oakland; two brothers, George Hodges of Southaven and Griffin Hodges of Enid; and a grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-MARY CUNNINGHAM ARBUCKLE, age 86, retired LPN, died Saturday, April 9, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital. Born in Tallahatchie County, she was the daughter of William Montgomery and Sarah Winn Gurley Cunningham. Dr. Phil Gerber, minister of Charleston First United Methodist Church where she was a member, conducted services 2 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Louanne Cossar, organist and soloist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in Union Cemetery at Tillatoba. Mrs Arbuckle was preceded in death by her hesband James Frank "Jim" Arbuckle and on daughter Miss Gwendolyne Arbuckle. She is surived by one brother Veldon M. Cunningham of Greenville. Pallbearers were Jim Bonner, L.C. Clark, Bill Crawford, G.L. Cunningham, Preston Perkins. Family requests any memorials to be sent to Tallahtchie Extended Care Facility or Charleston First United Methodist Church or Union Cemetery Fund.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-LLOYD BENFORD BEAIRD, age 73, a retired Air Force master sergeant after 20 years, died Friday, April 8, at the Tallahatchie General hospital, Born in Tallahatchie County. He was the son of Joe Percy and Roena Lillian Hall Beaird. He was a World War II veteran. Rev. Rex Wilburn conducted services 2 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the Bethel United Methodist Church where he was a member. Assisting was Rev. Bud Lewellen. Mrs. Brenda Brasher, Pianist, and choior presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home handling the arrangements .Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Owens Arendale Beaird, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Nadine Cooper of Memphis and Mrs. Barbara Workman of Alexander, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Marie King of Memphis and Mrs. Gladys Lewellan of Enid; 5 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Michael Griggs, William Hickey, Griffin Hodges, Buddy Kiihnl, David Reed and Henry Reed. Family requests any memorials be sent to Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-ANNA BELLE BROWN, 90, of Mesquite Texas, formerly of Charleston, homemaker, died Tuesday April 5, of apparent heart failure in Dallas. Services were 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Paynes Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brown, the widow of Clyde Brown, leaves two daughter, Marjorie Staten of Mesquite, and Nina Townes of Nashville; a son Benford Brown of Charleston; two sisters, Maude Groves of Houston, Texas, and Mamie Lay Faulkner of Batesville, 11 grendchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-MARTHA MAE PRESSGROVE, 77, homemaker,died of heart failure, Friday, April 8, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. , Monday April 11, at Newsom Funeral Home withburial in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. She was a member of the Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs Pressgrove,the wife of L.B. Pressgrove, also leaves a son Anthony Wayne Pressgrove of San Manteo, Calif.; a sister, Ruby Strickland of New Mexico, and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-21-1994
Charleston-FORREST ROLAND TYLER, age 77, retired shipping clerk for Metro Glass in Dalton, Ill., died Sunday, April 17, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center. A World War II Army veteran, he was born July 23, 1916, at Taylor, Miss. to Ben and Eula Tibatha Goodnight Tyler. Rev. Danny Jackson, minister of Stonefield Church of God, where he was a member, conducted services 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Donna Ross, organist, and the Faith Singer provided the sacred music. Interment was in the Stonefield Church of God Cemetery near Cascilla. He is survived by his former wife, Mrs. Verdie Jeanette Tyler of Grenada who cared for him. Pallbearers were his nephews.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston. 4-21,1994
Charleston-NOBLE G. DEWBERRY, 58 of Howard Co., a native of Tallahatchie County , died April 8 at his home in Howard. The funeral was in Salida County on Sunday, April 10, with the Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in charge. The body was the brought to Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. A service was conducted Wednesday at 10a.m. with the Reverend Sherman Adams officiating. Burial was in the Adams Arbor Church Cemetery. He was a career Air Force Veteran having retired after 20 years of service. He served all over the U.S., Europe, and the Far East including two tours of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force, he established the American Drilling Company of Howard County. he ws involved in Civic Activities and local government, having served for 8 years on the Colorado School District (RE-3) Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Barbara F. Dewberry of Howard, a daughter; Gay Dewberry of Tucson, Ariz.' two sons, Bradford (Bo) Dewberry of Howard and Christopher Dewberry of Denver, Col.; one sister, Gertrude Cook of Scobey and one brother, A. T. Dewberry of Grenada and two grandchildren.
Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-21-1994
Water Valley-ROBERT WESTON WRIGHT,84, mechanic of farm equipment, died of heart failure at Yalobusha County Hospital in Water Valley. Services were Thursday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Water Valley with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. Steve Cannon officiated. He was a member of Oxford United Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Irene Wright; four sons, Gerrel Wright, Dan Wright, both of Water Valley, John L Wright of Walls and Dean Wright of Charleston; one sister, Annie Camp of Water valley and one brother, Talemadge Wright of Water Valley; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randy Wright, Jonathan Wright, Paul McGehee, Shannon Wright and Paul Carroll.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-28-1994
Charleston-MARY ETTA TRIPLETT HILL, 60, retired school teacher, died Saturday morning April 23, at her home after a long struggle with cancer. Rev. C. L. Shelton performed services Wednesday, April 27, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, where she was a member and served as class leader and stewardess, with burial in the Oliver Cemetery in her native hometown of Louisville. Century Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge. Pallbearers were the stewards of St. Paul Church. Mrs Hill taught for 26 years at the Charleston Elementary School. She was a graduate of Coahoma Junior College and Mississippi Valley State University and did further study at Alcorn State and Delta State Universities. She was a member of the Mississippi Association of Educators and served for a number of years as youth director for the Business and Professional Women's Little Sisters Club. Mrs. Hill is survived by a daughter, Elma Jean Hill; a son Hirouth Hill; her mother, Odell Bozeman; and a grandson, all of Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-28-1994
Charleston-MARY ALMA OWENS, 81, retired nurse, died Monday, April 18, of complications from a stroke at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in oxford. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in the Charleston Cemetery. She was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ. Mrs Owens, the widow of Lamar Owens, leaves a son, Robert Lamar Owens of Natchez, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-28-1994
Glendora-PEYTON HODGE PROCTOR, 83, farmer and farm manager, died Thursday, April 21, of heart failure at his home. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Wilson &Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood with burial in Woodlawn cemetery in Sumner. He was a Lions Club member. Mr. Proctor, the husband of Agnes Hoffman Proctor, also leaves three sons, James Proctor of Collins, Mick Proctor of Greenwoodand Phillip Wesley Proctor of Conyers, Ga.; a sister, Nancy Proctor King of Greenwood, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to Glendora Methodist Church, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Kidney Foundation.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Anguilla-ADDIE LAWS BARRETT, 102, of Anguilla, died Tuesday, April 19, at her home. Services were Saturday, April 23, at Locust Grove M.B. Church of Anguilla, where she was a member, with burial in the Locust Grove Cemetery there. Smith Funeral Home of Belzoni was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Barrett was born June 19, 1891, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Laws of Charleston. She was married to James Barrett in March of 1960. Both Mr. Barrett and their daughter, Flora Copeland of Charleston preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Leola Moore of Anguilla.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Charleston-BENFORD "PETE" McGARRITY, 75, retired maintenance employee for Mississippi highway Department died Saturday, April 30, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Rev. Curtis Shelton conducted services at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy near Paynes, where he was a member. Mrs Sarah Shelton, pianist, and Mrs. Joan Ross, soloist provided the sacred music. Burial was in the church cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Floy Kerr McGarrity; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy J. Baker and Mrs. Rose L Wilson both of Grenada, Mrs. Maggie"Bobbie" White of Atlanta, and Ms Jo Ann Williams of Charleston; a son Benford McGarrity, Jr. of Grenada; a brother, Clyde L McGarrity of Charleston; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were John D. Thorn, Raymond L Thorn, Clay Whitten, Cris Williams, Jack B. Wilson and Jeff Wilson.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Enid-EARL D. JOHNSON, 52, of Chicago, formerly of Enid, stocker for Hotpoint in Chicago, died Thursday, April 28, of heart disease in Chicago. Services were at 1:30 ap.m. Saturday, April 30, at Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Poplar Spring Cemetery here, Cooley's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson, also leaves two daughters, Lisa Johnson and Shan Johnson and a son,Timothy Johnson all of Chicago; four sisters, Shirley Johnson and Ester Johnson, both of Iowa, Annie Margaret Johnson of Charleston and Edith Johnson of Chicago; and five brothers, Willie Henry Johnson, Frank Johnson and Joe Lee Johnson, all of Enid, Ransom Johnson of California and Tom Ernest Johnson of Chicago.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Philipp-JOHN W. ADAMS, JR, 65, died Monday, May 2, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis after a heart attack. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the National Funeral Home Chapel of Grenada with burial in Providence Cemetery at Gore Springs. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Adams, the husband of Ruth Adams, also leaves a daughter, Brenda A. Norris fo Winona; three sons, John W. Adams, III, Bobby Wayne Adams and Barry Lynn Adams, all of Philipp; his mother, Grace Perkins Adams of Milwaukee, Wis.; a sister, Ann Milam of Grenada; three brothers, James E. Adams and Jack Sdams, both of Milwaukee, and Charles R. Adams of Memphis, and a grendchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Selmam, Tenn.-ERA C. HUBBERT, 83, of Selma, retired beautician and manicurist,died Sunday, April 24, at Tri-County Convalescent Home in Adamsville, Tenn. after a long illness. Services were held Tuesday, April 26, at 11 a.m., at Lake Hill Memory Gardens. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Hubbert ins survived by a daughter, Doris Greer of Selmer; a son, Lewis Hubbert of Highpoint, N.C.; a brother, Willie Havens of Charleston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-12-1994
Charleston-ROBBIE WHITE SHOOK, age 91, widow of Noah C. Shook, died Sunday, May 8, at the home of her son, Edward Shook. Born in Tallahatchie County, she was a former piantist for Paynes Baptist Church, a former school teacher , and was active in the Homemaker Demonstration Club where she was a recipient of a 50 year pin. Rev. Jerry Bingham conducted services11 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, at Paynes Baptist Church where she was a member. The sacred music was presented by Harlin Fox, soloist and Louise Fox, organist. Interment was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery at Paynes with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Sarah Shook of Charleston; two sons, Edward Shook and Jamie Shook, both of Charleston; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers wre Barksdale Denley, Nick Denley, Dan Shook, Roy Shook, Carey Worsham and William Archie Worsham. Family requests any memorials be sent to Paynes Baptist Church Building Fund.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-12-1994
Enid-ANN HOLLINGSWORTH WRENN, age 73, widow of W.D. Wrenn,died Saturday, May 7, at her home. She was a member of the Teasdale Ladies' Auxiliary Club and the Teasdale Quilters Club. Rev. Rex Wilburn conducted services 11 a.m., Monday, May 9, at the Bethel United Methodist Church where she was a member. Frank Bartozzi presented the Eulogy. Sacred music was presented by Mrs. Brenda Brasher, Mrs. Pat Little, and Mrs. Carla Willis. Interment was in Bethel cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Mills of Bay St.Louis, Mrs. Jeanne Witherspoon of LaPlace, La. and Mrs. Pam Brooks of Ruleville; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Epps of Enid and Mrs. Tommie Bartozzi of Memphis; one brother Jake T. Hollingsworth of Enid; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Donald Eastridge, Paul Eastridge,Gary Epps, Jerry Hollingsworth, Terry Hollingsworth, Teddy Taylor.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-12-1994
Oakland-BOOKER T. FLOWERS, 62, of Chicago, formerly of Oakland, died Thursday, May 5, of heart disease at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Services were 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Persimmon Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Enid, where he was a member. Cooley's Mortuary in Batesville had charge of arrangements. He leaves four daughters, Kimberly Flours, Ethel Flowers, Sabrina Flowers and Cleo Flowers, and a son, Booker T. Flowers, Jr. all of Chicago; his mother, Fordia Kimble of Oakland; six sisters, Minnie Suggs, Edna Bradford, Hubert Jean Kimble, and Shirley McCollins, all of Oakland, Marie Taylor of Cascilla and Mary Chandler of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, L.C.Kimble and H.K. Kimble, both of Oakland and 10 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Sumner-BETTY LOU McLAIN, 50, former employee of Fabric Center in Clarksdale, died Sunday, May 15, at her home. Services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. Mrs. McLain leaves two sons, Windell McLain of Horn Lake and Shane McLain of Clarksdale; her mother, Lola Card of Sumner, and a brother Bobby Gene Card of Houston, Texas.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Charleston-PAULINE ROGER WOLFE, 77, homemaker, died Sunday, May 15, of heart failure at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Smith Cemetery in Rosebloom. Mrs Wolfe, the wife of Chester Wolfe, also leaves a daughter Patsy Brasell of Batesville; a son Herbert Wolfe of Charleston; a sister, Catherine Campbell of Greenwood and a brother, John Louis Rogers of Baton Rouge, La.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Sumner-CHARLEY EVERETT DEAN, 86, retired farmer, died Saturday, May 14, of heart failure at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Mcneil-Nowell Funeral Home in Tutwiler with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He leaves a sister, Ruth Dean Werner of Sumner.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,5-19-1994
Tutwiler-DONNY FULLILOVE, 46, of Brick N.J. formerly of Tutwiler, taxi driver, died Tuesday, May 10, of heart failure at Kimball Hospital in Lakewood, N.J.. Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale with burial in Drew Cemetery. he was a Vietnam War Army Veteran. The husband of Ellen Moses Fullilove, he also leaves two sons, Neil Fullilove and Adams Fullilove, both of Brick; three sisters, Myrtis Holland of Greenville; Gennelle Mathews of Woodward, Okla., and Leona Lane of Tutwiler; four brothers, Kenneth Fullilove of Houston, James Fullilove of Grenada and Carl Fullilove and Martin Fullilove, both of Pearl River, La.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Charleston-GEORGE W. LINDLEY, 88, of Oakland, died Thursday, May 12, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Services were 2 p.m. Friday May 13, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Ruleville Cemetery. He is survived by his wife,Bertice Lindley of Oakland; a son George W. Lindley, Jr. of Dragonfield, Texas; three daughters, Juanita Allen of Oakland, Sadie Roberts and Estelle Hillhouse, both of Charleston; thre brothers, Claude Lindley of Grenwood, Edward Lindley of Memphis,and Albert Lindley of Charleston; two sisters, Minnie Maxey of Oxberry and Laura Staten of Grenada; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-26-1994
Charleston-JOHN RILEY MARTIN,72 retired carpenter and construction worker, died Sunday, May 22, of cancer at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. He leaves two sisters, Mattie Taylor of Enid and Myrtle Martin of Tillatoba.

Sun-Sentinel- Charleston, 5-26-1994
Charleston-THELDA ELLETT ATKINS, 74, homemaker,died Friday, May 20, of probable complications from parkinson disease and epilepsy at her home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Paynes. Mrs. Atkins, the widow of Calvin Atkins,leaves two daughters, Nancy Baiel and Robbie Draffin, both of Memphis; two sisters Thelma McCullough of Charleston and Sara Lloyd of Shreveport. La.; a brother, James Norris Ellett of Arizona, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Charleston-ISAAC FRANK SAYLE, age 77, retired farmer, died Wednesday, June 1, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Rev. Jeff Sockwell and Rev. W.R. McElrath conducted services 2 p.m., June 2, at the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Linda Allison, organist, and Mrs. Elaine Sayle, pianist presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and an Elder Emeritis. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served for years as President of the Tallahatchie County Hospital Board and President of the Cowart Gin Corp. Board. He was a member of the Board of the Tallahatchie County Bank, former President of the East Tallahatchie School Board, past President of the Tallahatchie Country Club, and President of North Tillatoba Drainage District. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Heinline Sayle; one daughter, Sally Sayle Weathersby of Memphis; one son David Bardwell Sayle of Charleston; two step-daughter, Ann Heinline of San Francisce, Calif. and Patricia H. Rutrough of Bloomington, Ill.; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family requsts any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie General Hospital Foundation or the First Presbyterian Church.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Grenada-MRS. S.A. HARVEY, 79, died Sunday, May 29, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Rev. B. Brooks conducted services Sunday, June 5, at Brushy Fork M.B. Church with interment in Brushy Fork Cemetery. She is survived by twelve children; daughters, Rosie Mae Horton, Maggie Johnson, Virginia Norton, and Annie Pearl Bridges all of Grenada; Lue Willie Berry of Ottawa, Kansas, Florence Reed of Fort Lee, Virginia; sons, Ennis Harvey, Jr. Nelson harvey, Wade Harvey, Manuel Harvey, all of Grenada, Ike harvey of Sandusky, ohio and Sylvester Harvey of Phoenix, Ariz. One son and several brothers preceded her in death. She also leaves four sisters, Leora Covington andEssie Hands and Lillie Meeks of Portageville, MO.; two brothers, Lewis and B.W. Towns of Chicago, Ill. and 41 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Oakland-MATTIE REA HARRIS-CRUMP, 71, retired domestic worker, died Friday,June 3, at South Panola County Hospital in Batesville after a heart attack. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday June 7, at St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church wit burial in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford had charge of arrangements. She was a member of Car's Chapel CME Church. Mrs. Crump, the widow of Sidney Crump, Jr., leaves five daughters, Susan Sumlin, Thelma Kee and Martha Clark, all of Oakland, Bobbie Hervey of Oxford and Annie Coffery of Memphis; three sons, Gene Crump and Richard Crump,both of Oakland, and Sidney Crump, III of Oxford; two sisters,Susie Johnson and Lucill Chambers, both of Oakland, 21 grendchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Tutwiler-KATHLEEN A. JENNINGS, 80 retired post office clerk, died Monday, June 6, of heart failure at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services were 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler where she was a member, with burial in Rosemound Cemetery. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale had charge. She was a member of the Tutwiler Women's Club, Home Demonstration Club and National association of Retired Federal Employees. She also leaves two daughters, May Ann Osborne of Southaven and Davileen Aquila of Miami; a son, Dave Jennings, III, of Clarksdale; a sister, Mabel Callicutt of Tutwiler; three brothers, Henry Ashford of Cleveland and David Ashford of Grenada; eight grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-16-1994
Grenada-JOE WILLIAM EZELL, 83 retired farmer and carpenter, died Saturday, June 4, of apparent heart failure at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at National Funeral Home with burial in Calvary Cemetery. He was a deacon of Calvary Baptist Church. The husband of Opal Byrd Ezell, he also leaves three daughters, Olene Little of Elliott, Sue Jennings of Charleston, and Brenda Ezell of Grenada; two sisters, Ruth Little of Elliott and Opal Farris of Jackson; three brothers, Frank Ezell and Jack Ezell, both of Tupelo and Billy Ezell of Grenada, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dennis Little, Trent Little,Chris Jennings, Ben Simmons, Ricky Corley and Ray Britt.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-16-1994
Columbus-EUGENIA 'JEAN' HARFST, 50 died Wednesday, June 8, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus of an apparent stroke. Services were Saturday, June 11, at Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jeral D. Hunley officiating, and with burial in Memorial Funeral Home had charge. A former resident of Enid, she made her home in Columbus in 1965. She received and associate's degree from Wood Junior College and attended Mississippi State College for Women. She had bee employed by Mexican Kitchen since 1984. She attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Dennis L Harfst; one daughter, Laurie Harfst; one son, James Hl Harfst of Starkville; and a sister, Jane Christopher of Houston Texas. Pallbearers were Scotty Yates, Sam Laffoon, George Wages, Steve Jaynes, Jimmy Kellum and Robbie LaFarge.

Sun-Sentinel-Chaleston, 6-23-1994
Charleston-JOE BUFORD CLARK, 73 died Monday, June 13, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired city manager of Water and Waste Treatment Plant and fire fighter after 33 years of service. He was a menber of First United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran and a member of George Washington Masonic Lodge. The funeral was 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel,. Burial was in Charleston Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Clark of Charleston; a son, Steve Clark of Cleveland; a daughter, Beverly Clark Trout of New Albany; two brothers, Perry Whitten of Charleston and John Clark of Jackson; three sisters, Virginia Cardwell of Killen, Texas, Bette Rose Pearson of Selma, Aola and Charlene Freeland of Jackson; and six grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-23-1994
Charleston-MARY WOLFE PETTIT, 80, homemaker, diedThursday, June 16, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center after a series of strokes. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Newsom Funeral Home wirh burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery. Mrs. Pettit, the widow of Manley Wolfe, leaves three sisters, Frances Carlin of Houston, Texas, Estelle Williams of Charleston and Ruby Lynn Sharp of Memphis; a brother, Leroy O'Bryant of Iuka, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-23-1994
Charleston-MARY LEE SIMPSON PITCHER, age 68, died Friday, June 17, at the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Born in Tutwiler, she was the daughter of William Thomas and Annie Love Sweatt Simpson. She was the widow of Gordon Francis Pitcher, who preceded her in death in 1990. Funeral mass was 10 a.m. Monday, June 20, at St. John's Catholic Church conducted by Father Peter Machesky. Mrs. Pitcher was a communicant at St John's. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She is survived by two sons, Gordon F. Pitcher, Jr. of Memphis and Martin Tracy Pitcher of Grenada; three sisters, Mrs. Zenia Martin of Charleston, Mrs. Annie Kate Williams of Mobile, Ala. and Mrs. hedy Maude Champion fo Charleston, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Callendar, Robertson Dailey, Matt Pitcher, Chris Morris, Jimmy Morris and Billy Selby. The family requests any memorials be sent to the America Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston 6-30-1994
Cascilla-JESSIE JAMES TOWNSEND, 35 employee of Roger Morris Bricklayer's Co., died Sunday, June 12, of a gunshot wound at his home. Services were 1 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at Roberts & Sons Mortuary in Winona with burial in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery near Kilmichael. The husband of Linda Townsend, he also leaves a son, Anthony Townsend of Cascilla; his mother, Edna Maude Jenkins of Kilmichael; his father, Walter Townsend of Arkansas; two sister, Annie Gorden of North Chicago, Ill., and Beatrice Easterwood of Milwaukee; two brothers, Everett Daniels of Milwaukee and Bernard 'B.J." Daniels of Kilmichael, and his grandmother, Maude W. Davidson of Kilmichael.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-30-1994
Enid-MURRY 'PETE' DORRIS, 77, rtired farmer, died Monday, June 20, of emphysema at his home. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston with graveside services at 3:30 p.m. in Broom Cemetery near Coffeeville. The husband of Lura Dorris, he also leaves four daughters Delaney Robinson of Marion, Ill., Cherri Boyle of Byhalia, Lafaye House of Salt Lake City and Gwendolyn russell of Olive Branch, three sons, Sale Dorris of Enid, Murry Dorris of San Marcos, Texas, and Jess Dorris of Vicksburg; a sister, Annis Wilkie of Winona; two brothers, Dalton Dorris of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Dossie Dorris of Calhoun City, 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-7-1994
Enid-EVA L. DRAPER, 87, homemaker,died Thursday, June 30, of heart disease at her home. services were 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville, where she was a member. with burial at Springhill Cemetery in Pope. Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville had charge of arrangememts. She was also a member of Order of the Eastern Star Queen Esther Chapter 18 in Batesville. Mrs Draper leaves two sisters, Priscilla Bradford of Batesville and Helen Hardwick of Chicago; a brother, Tom Lloyd of Chicago, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Charleston- KENNETH HALEY PETTIT, 71, of Lake Providence, La. , formerly of Charleston, died Saturday, July 9, of heart failure at Cypress Manor Nursing Home in Lake Providence. Services were 10 a.m. tuesday, July 12, at Newsom Funeral home with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran. The husband of Lois Pettit, he also leaves a daughter , Laura Coker, and a son, Roger Pettit, both of Charleston; three sisters, Martha Kyle and Mary Ann Elliot both of Tillatoba and Carolyn Little of Cleveland; three brothers, William E. Pettit, Jr. and Graham B. Pettit, both of Jackson and Wayne Pettit of Maryland; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Sumner-MERIL LUTHER CANNON, 72, carpenter, died Sunday, July 3, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. Services were Monday, July 4, at Pine Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charlie Cornelius officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Presbyterian Cemetery in Oakland. The husband of Helen Ruth Cannon, he is also survived by one son Tom J Walters of Kaleen, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Martha McCaslin of Springfield, Va. Mrs. Gayle Jennings of Taylorsville, Mrs Ellan Debrow of Theodore, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Bethea of Daphne, Ala. and Mrs. Beth holsonback of Spanish Fort, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Enid- SAM 'BIG BOY' BLACKBURN, 71, maintenance worker for Panola Mills in Batesville, died Saturday, July 2, of heart disease at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Enid, Where he was a member, with burial in Flemings Cemetery in Scobey, Cooley's Mortuary had charge. Blackburn, the husband of Dartha wren Blackburn, also leaves eight daughters, Christine Johnson of Batesville, Minnie Ray, Norma Faye Blackburn, Betty Blackburn, Odester Blackburn, Bobbie Shegog, Gloria Blackburn and Phylisteen Leonard, all of Enid; five sons, Sam Blackburn, Jr., Edward Ray Blackburn and Ben Blackburn Jr., all of Chicago, and Joel blackburn and Michael Blackburn, both of Enid; nine sisters, Annie M. Jonsoh and Gentra Lighting, both of Batesville, Emma Curtis of charleston, Martha Williams and Dora Johnson, both of Chicago, Willie M .Small, Flossie Cox and Male Robinson, all of Los Angeles, and Minnie Bell King of Detriot; seven brothers, Patrick Cox, Travis Blackburn, Billy Blackburn, and Tommie Lee Blackburn, all of Chicago, Cornelius Blackburn and Noble Hayes Blackburn, both of Batesville, and Jim Nelson of Rockford, Ill., 37 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Elaine, Ark.- JOHNNY 'JOHN' GILBERT WRIGHT, 69, died Friday, July 1, of natural causes at Helena Regional Medical Center, Helena Ark. He was a U.S.Navy veteran, retired farmer and carpenter, who had lived in Elaine since 1957. Services were held 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Roller-Citizens Chapel. Officiating was Rev. Mike Fowler. Burial was held in Sunset Memorial Park in Barton Ark. He leaves his wife, Rachel Edgin Wright, two sons, John 'Johnny' Richard Wright and Terry Lynn Wright, both of Elaine, Ark. 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-28-1994
Enid- BRADY HOWE, 75, retired security guard, died Saturdau, July 23, of heart failure at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services were 2 p.m. Monday July 25, at Dickins Funeral Home in Batesville with burial in Bethel Cemetery near Enid. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He leaves a sister, Madie Darby of Enid.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-4-1994
Charleston-JOHNNIE CARPENTER LINDSEY, age 92, widow of Guy Herbert Lindsey, died Wednesday, July 27, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital, She was a member of Charleston First Baptist Church. Rev. Joe Sweat conducted services 2 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Ruby Adams provided the sacred music. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nadine Kenwright fo Greenwood and Mrs. Evelyn Blair of Hernando, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son george Ross, Jr. Pallbearers were Mark Davis, Chuck Jackson, James Kenwright, Jay Sweat, Perry Wells and dWesley Wells.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-4-1994
Cascilla-JESSIE A. BROWN, 87, homemaker, died of heart failure, Tuesday, July 26, at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. Servicess were Thursday, July 28, at Cascilla Baptist Church where she was a member, with burial in Charleston Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Brown, the widow of Pate Brown, leaves a daughter, Janice Lane of Nashville; a son, Pate Brown, Jr. of Cascilla; a sister, Mildred Dunn of Lake Wales, Fla.; two brothers, Vernon Allison of San Antonio, Texas, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-11-1994
Charleston-CLYDE E. HOLLAND, SR., 88, retired farmer and Mississippi State Highway Department employee, died of heart failure Monday, Aug. 1, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Rev. Talmadge Lane and Rev. Hartzell conducted services at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Newsom Funeral Home. Sacred organ and vocal music was provided by Mrs. Allison Hooand. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. the husband of Marders Coulter Holland, also leaves two daughters, Mary Dean Lane of Southaven and Jo Anne Vandervoort of Excelsior Springs, Mo., four sons, Clyde Holland, Jr., of Tillatoba, James Holland of Fulton, Charles Holland of Magee and Charles Holland of Byhalia; three sisters, Frances Adams of Oakland, Tyna Jones of Port Gibson and Margaret Hawks fo Memphis; a brother, Thomas Holland of Oakland, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were, Mike Line, James Holland, II, Chad Holland, eric Holland, Brad Holland and David Merry.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-11-1994
Sumner-VELMA LEWIS CARR CARNATHAN, age 90, retired Postmaster, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Nortwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services were 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Sumner Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. Rev. Carl White officiated. She was a member of the Sumner Baptist Church, Sumner WMU and Sumner Bridge Club. The widow of Sam Carr and Philip Carnathan, she is survived by one son, Sam Carr, Jr. of Tutwiler; two daughters, Bobbie C Hathorn of Gulf Breeze, Fla. and Patti Carr Black of Jackson, 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The family request any memorials be sent to St. Jude's Children Hospital in Memphis.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-11-1994
Tutwiler-DELORES ODOM HUFFMAN, 84, retired teacher for Dublin (Miss)School, died Friday, Aug. 5, of heart failure at her home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug 7, at the First Baptist Church of Tutwiler, where she was a member, with burial in Rosemound Cemetery, McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home had charge. She was a graduate of University of Mississippi. Mrs. Huffman, the widow of Roy A. Huffman, leaves several nieces and nephews.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-11-1994
Charleston-MARJORIE LUCILLE WOLFE, 39, homemaker, died FRiday, Aug. 5, of cancer at her mother's home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the First Baptist Church in Charleston with burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery. Newsom Funeral home had charge of the arrangements. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. Wolfe, the wife of Ronald Wolfe of Gore Springs, also leaves two daughters, Christy Bell of Grenada and Renee Self of Greenwood; a son, Steve Savage and her parents, Lucille and Tom Barefoot, all of Charleston; three sisters, Diane Todd and Brenda Todd, both of Charleston, and Barbara Rodriquez of Fort Know, Ky.; a brother, James Downs of Charleston and five grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-18-1994
Charleston-THURMAN PAUL DENLEY, age 59, machine operator at Heatcraft, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the U.T. Bowld Medical Center in Memphis. Rev. Jerry Bingham and Rev. Silas Clements conducted services 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Paynes Baptist Church. Sacred music was presented by Mrs. Janet Roberts, pianist and Mrs. Karen Fox. Mrs. Sandra Staten and Harlin Fox, vocalists. Interment was in Magnolia Garden Cemetery conducted by Rev. Curtis Shelton and H.E. Shook. Womble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was a member and deacon of Paynes Baptist Church and tau;ght Sunday School there also. He is srivived by his wife, Mrs. Chessis "Polly" Smith Denley; one daughter, Miss Julia Mae Denley of Paynes; one son, Richard Paul Denley of Paynes; his mother, Annie Denley of Charleston; four sisters, Mrs. Earlene Aven of Batesville, Ms Aline Denley of Oakland, Mrs. Fay Aven of Cowart and Mrs. Nita Shaw
of Rockford, Ill., and one brother, Estel Lee 'Dill' Denley of Charleston. Pallbearers were Danny Campbell, Hayden Carpenter, Dan Shook, Edward Shook, Randy Staten, and Douglas Wolfe. The family requests any memorials be sent to Paynes Baptist Church building Fund.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 8-25-1994
Charleston-ALLIE HOUSTON DICKEY, age 77, widow of Spencer Pryor Dickey, died Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Ruleville Health Care Center. She was a member of Walnut Grove Church of God opf Prophecy. Rev. Bobby Murphree and Rev. Shelly Scallions conducted services 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Ruby Adams, organist, and Rev. Shelly Scallions, a soloist, provided the sacred music. Interment was in Slaughter Cemetery near Charleston. Womble Funeral Home had charge. She is survived by one son, Bobby Dickey of Hewitt, Texas and one brother, James Edwin Houston of Enid. Pallbearers were Dale Dorris, David Hargett, William Houston, Fred Moorman, Robbie Moorman, and M.P. Morgan. The family requests any memorials be sent to Walnut Grove Church of God of Prophecy.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-1-1994
Charleston-EVELYN MILNE CRISWELL, AGE 74, retired case worker for the Tallahatchie County Welfare Department, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Magnolia garden Club. Rev. Jeff Sockwell conducted services 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Linda Allison, organist, and Mrs. Elaine Sayle pianist, provided the sacred music. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery near Enid with Womble Funeral home in charge of arrangements. The widow of Vernon M. Criswell Jr., she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carol Kirkland of Senatobia; one son, Vernon M. 'Chris' Criswell III of Independence; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Smith of McComb and Mrs. Anne Kornegay of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Richard Milne of Jackson and Bruce Nilne of McComb and three grandchildren. Pallbearers wer Phil Criswell, Wayne Criswell, Kenneth Davis, Christy Finke, Lewis Hubbert, and Herman Kornegay. The family requests memorials to be sent to St. Jude Children Hospital in Memphis.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-1-1994
Oakland-CLYDE G. MASSEY,age 85, retired farmer, died Friday Aug.26, at his home. A native of Oakland, he was a member of Oakland Church of Christ and for 24 years, he was president of Springhill Water Association. Wes Arabic conducted services 2 p.m., Sunday Aug. 28, at the Womble Funeral Home in Charleston. Congregational hymns were directed by wes Arabie. Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Trebia McKnight Massey; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Townsend of Grenada and Mrs. Clyde Callihan of Oakland; one sister, Mrs. Winnie Walker of Webb, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were B.J. Bryson, Marty Langston, David Pendergrass, John Prewitt, Ray Roundaville and Troy Waldo.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-1-1994
Charleston-WILLIAN RICHARD SANDERS, 71 of Gillett, Ark., retired consulting engineer, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, of lung cancer at the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Graveside services were Friday, Aug. 26, in Gillett Cemetery. Essex Funeral Home of DeWitt, Ark. had charge. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 158. The husband of Marjorie Sanders, he also leaves a son, William Richard Sanders Jr. of Charleston; a stepdaughter, Pamela Peterson of Stuttgart, Ark.; a stepson, Billy Kirchoff of Gillett; two sisters, Mary Hyatt of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Margaret Hartmann of Jasper Ind.,; a brother Boak Sanders of Prattville, Ala. and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-1-1994
Southaven-LORENA F. SHEARIN, 73 ,retired customer service representative for Ely Walder, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 7, at Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto in Southaven. services were Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Forest Hill Funeral Home South with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery South. She was a member of Longstreet United Methodist Church in Memphis. Formerly of Charleston, she may be remembered as Lorena Ferguson McFerrin. Mrs. Shearin, the widow of Hal Shearin, leaves two daughters, Margie Lewis of Southaven and Linda Riley of Memphis, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-1-1994
Batesville-CHARLES EUGENE O'CONNER, 51, died Saturday, Aug. 13, at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 15, at Moore Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Martin Case officiated and interment followed in Longtown Cemetery. He was an iron worker for Fluor Construction Co. in Memphis. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Batesville. A former resident of Tallahatchie County , he was a former Deputy Sheriff of Tallahatchie County. He is survived by his wife, Faith Bankston O'Conner of Batesville; four sons, Chuck O'Conner of Clarksdale, Greg O'Conner, Brandon O'Conner and Waylon O'Conner, all of Batesville; his mother, Girtie Adams O'Conner; four sisters, Elizabeth Sanders and Girtie Sexton, both of Como, Merlene Fordon of Senatobia and Earlene Hill of Henderson, Tenn.; two brothers, Floyd O'Conner of Whithaven, Tenn. and Howard O'Conner of Pontotoc; and two grandsons.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-1-1994
Sumner-LUCILLE CROWDER FLEMING, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Mrs Fleming, born in Tallahatchie County in 1909, was a resident of Sumner for many years, where she worked in the home of Judge Joseph Albert May and later his daughter's family, the Adyn Schuylers. After moving to Tutwiler she remained active in church and community activities. She was renowned for her artistic quilts, some of which are in collections in New York and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture in Oxford. Services were held at Friarson Chapel, where she was a lifelong member, at Sumner on Sunday, Aug., 28, at 10 a.m. with burial following at the Old Antioch Cemetery in Sumner. The Tutwiler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-1-1994
Charleston-BARRY NASH PARISH, age 79, died Friday, Aug. 19, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. A native of Charleston, he retired from the Postal Service after 31 years of service. He was a member of Charleston First United Methodist Church where he served as secretary for the men's Sunday School Class. Dr. Phil Gerber conducted services 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Charleston First United Methodist Church. Sacred music was presented by Cindy Brougher, Louanne Cossar and Louise Fox. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. A Navy World War II veteran, he was decorated with eleven battle stars while on the USS Yorktown Carrier. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Carithers Parish; two daughters, Mrs. Dottie Seymore of Tutwiler and Mrs. Pam Tribble of Charleston; one son, tany Parish of Apachie Junction, Ariz. and 4 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Bill Ellard, Dan Luther Fedric, David Morgan, Avery Rowland, Dwight Shepherd and J.W. Turman.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-8-1994
Charleston-MRS. MARY F. 'TAD' MILLER, 82, a former resident of Charleston died Tuesday, Aug. 23, in a Knoxville, Tenn. Hospital following a prolonged illness. Mrs Miller and her husband, Clarence E Miller resided in Charleston from 1951 through 1953 and again from 1981 through 1983. She is the sister of the late Mrs. George Payne"Finney"Cossar. She is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. Clarence E. Miller; one daughter, Jane L. Miller; of Tampa Fla.; one son, James H. Miller of Louisville, Ky.; one sister, Mrs. Jane Clark of Knoxville and two grandsons. Services for Mrs. Miller were held Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Highland Holly Hills Funeral Home in Knoxville with the Rev. Rich Elseroad officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. Pallbearers were George Payne Cossar Jr., James Miller, Joel Miller, John Clark, John Finney and Heath Ponder.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-8-1994
Charleston-EMMA LOUISE BOOKER WILLIAMS, 62, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Mrs. Wiliams was a bail bondsman and was a dental assistant for 23 years. The funeral was at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, at St. John Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Fox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Williams is survived by a daughter, Juliet Booker of Chicago; three sons, Gene Booker, Mack Earl Booker, and Jerell Booker all of Charleston; a sister, Elizabeth Valier of Drew; three brothers, Eugene Harris of Drew; and Aubrey Harris and Monroe Harris of Joliet, Ill; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-8-1994
Charleston-EVA FLOYD KENDALL, age 51, nurses' assistant at the Tallahatchie General Hospital Extended Care Facility, died Thursday, Sept. 1, at her home. A native of Indiana, she attended Paducah Wells Church of God of Prophecy. Rev. Shelly Scallions and Rev. C.H. Newcomb conducted services 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, at the womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Sis Dahl, pianist and Rev. Shelly Scallions, soloist, provided the sacred music. Interment was in North Shady Grove cemetery near Cascilla. She is survived by her husband, William Henry 'Buddy' Kendall Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Tiffany Jennings of Elliott and Miss Kinberly Joy Kendall of Charleston; her parents, Vollie P. and Dorothy Floyd of Mountain Home, Ark. and one grandchild. Pallbearers were Buddy Dahl, Ronnie Dahl, Curtis Denley, Carson Little, Jr. Roger Morris and Mike Stevens.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-15-1994
Charleston-WILLIAM J. AMMONS, JR., 47, teacher, died Friday, Sept. 9, of heart disease ft Northwest Mississppi Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Charleston Cemetery. He leaves a sister, Pat Ammons of Clarksdale.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-15-1994
Tunica, BERNICE VANCE WILLIAMS, 90, homemaker, died Saturday, Sept. 10, of heart failure at Senatobia Community Hospital. Services were 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at greveside in Erin Cemetery near Union. Nowell Memorial Funeral Home had charge. She was a member of Webb Baptist Church and a member of Eastern Star. The wife of the late :B;enjamin Clay Williams, she is survived by three daughters, Mary Williams Hammel of Kansas City Mo., Joan Williams hill of Webb and Frances Allen of Houston, Texas; three sons, Benjamin F. Williams fo Memphis, John Williams of Houston and Bobby E. Williams Tunica; one sister, Nell Perkins of Newton, 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Al Tapper, Gene Williams, Leo Hill, Vance Hill, David Hammel, George Williams, Keneth Allen, Chuck Bolen and Michael Young.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-22-1994
Charleston-WILLIAM CLAYTON LOGAN, age 85, retired farmer, died Friday, Sept. 16, at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Rev. Shelley Scallions conducted services 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept 17, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Yvonne James and Roy Goodwin, pianist, and Sis Dahl and Rev. Shelley Scallions, soloist, provided the sacred music. Interment was in Corinth Cemetery near Charleston. Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Smith of Charleston; one son, William Lynn Logan of Whithaven; two sisters, Thelma Neal and Effie Carpenter of Charleston and three grandsons. Pallbearers were Mike Carpenter, Buddy Dahl, Curtis Denley, Roy Goodwin, Alton Holland and Mike Stevens.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-22-1994
Enid-ELLA MAE PURNELL, 69, homemaker, died Monday, Sept. 12, of heart disease at South Panola Community Hospital in Batesville. Services were 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Persimmon Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Enid, with burial in Persimmon Hill Cemetery. Cooley's Mortuary Inc. had charge. She leaves six daughters, Colettie House Alexander and Rosie Purnell, both of Enid, Corrine Thomas of Los Angeles, Lenora Benson of Oakland and Dorothy Moore and Gloria Purnell both of Detroit; three sons, Jerry Purnell of Grenada and Jacob Purnell and Kenny Purnell both of Enid; five sisters, Eva King of Oxford, Letoria Taylor and Prennie Person both of Milwaukee, Samantha Webb of Tillatoba and Suretha Taylor of Jackson; a brother, Clinton Taylor of Charleston, 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-29-1994
Glendora-HAYWOOD ROSS, 80, retired barber, died thursday Sept. 22, of cancer at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday Sept, 27, at Old Antioch Baptist Church in Sumner with burial in the church cemetery. M.J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Home in Memphis had charge. He was a member of Brooklyn baptist Church in Webb. The husband of Gracie B. Ross, he also leaves four daughters, Alice Clark of Gainsville, Texas, Alicie Blissit of St. Louis, Izener Dixon and Angel D. Ross , both of Webb; three sisters, Ethel Sartent of Chicago, Natchie Moore of Gary, Ind., Willie Mae Guetty of West Helena, Ark.; a brother, Jessie Rogers of Gary, 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 9-29-1994
Fayetteville, Ga.-JAMES RUBEN GRIER, 56 Captain pilot for an airline, died Aug. 6. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 10, a 2 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church where he was a member with Dr. Ike Reighard officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with full military honors. Mowell Funeral Home had charge. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Dahl Grier of Fayetteville; three daughters, Miss Gwen Grier of Decater Ga. Miss Cynthia Grier and Miss Katrina Grier, both of Fayetteville; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy T. Grier of Wetumopka, Ala. and all of the Dahl family.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 10-6-1994
Tutwiler-OPAL BRITNELL JACKSON, 63 homemaker, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, of heart failure at Northwest Mississipi Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services were 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale with burial in Rosemound Cemetery in Tutwiler. She was a member of Lurand Baptist Church. Mrs. Jackson, the wife of Ray Jackson, also leaves four sisters, Dolly Faye Boyett and I. V. Vanlandingham, both of Clarksdale. Inez Jackson of Haleyville, Ala. and Jean Rosemond of Grenada and two brothers, Ruben Britnell and Coy Britnell, both of Haleyville.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 10-6-1994
Jackson-ROY D. BYARS, JR., 75 , of Briarfield Road, died Srpt. 27 at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center from heart failure. Wervices were 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Wright & Ferguson High Street Chapel with burial in Parkway Memorial Cemetery at Ridgeland. He was a retired automobile salesman. He was born at Cascilla in Tallahatchie County to Dr. and Mrs. Roy D. Byars and graduated from Cascilla High School and attended Millsaps College and Mississippi State where he was a member of K.A. fraternity. He was inducted in the Army in 1941 and saw action in Company A. 29th Field Aartillary , in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe, He received the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct, American Defense and Bronze Indian Arrowhead. In June of this year he visited Normandy and participated in the 50th anniversary of "D Day" and he was a member of the Battle of the Budge. He was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church where he was a member of the Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Walter Scott Coffee Club and had been employed as a salesman for Blackwell Chevrolet for 29 years. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Savage Byars of Jackson; daughter, Georgia Hall of Sand Hill; son, Roy D. Byars of Belzoni; two brothers, Joe Randolph Byars of Marks and George Rice Byars of Memphis and four grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 10-6-1994
Charleston-CRATIA OPHELIA ASTON, 86, homemaker, died Saturday, Oct. 1, of heart disease at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. today at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Friendship cemetery. She was the church clerk at Friendship Church of God. Mrs. Aston was the widow of William H. Aston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 10-13-1994
Oakland-MARY RICE BURT,85, homemaker, died of heart disease Sunday, Oct. 2, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Mt Pisgah Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. A native of Tallahatchie County, she was active in the Missionary Society at Mt. Pigah and taught Sunday School for many years. The wife of Herman C. Burt, she is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Sun-Sentinel, Charleston, 10-13-1994
Tutwiler-JOHNNY HARRISON CHILDRESS, 65,of D'Iberville, formerly of Tutwiler, truck driver for Graber Brothers Gas Co. died Saturday, Oct. 8, of cancer at Gulfport Memorial Hsopital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Sumner (Miss) Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in Rosemound Cemetery. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale has charge.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,10-20-1994
Tutwiler-ALMA BRUISTER ORMAN, age 87, died Sunday Oct. 9, at Greenbough Nursing Center in Clarksdale. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 11, at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler with Rev. J.B. Hays and Rev. Claude Johnson officiating. She was a member of First Baptist Church and she attended Martha Washington College in Virginia. The dwidow of Samuel Cain Orman, she is survived by one daughter, Vera Jo Bryant of Ruleville; one son, Samuel Bruister Orman of Tutwiler; one sister, Edna B. Stillions of Tutwiler and 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston; 10-20-1994
Clarksdale-ALBERT SIDNEY 'SID' TURNER, 55 died Monday, Oct. 10, at his residence of cancer. Services were 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Oakridge Cemetery with Dr. Carl White officiaating. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home was in charge of arangements. He was the owner and operator of Turner Air Service. He began his career as an agricultural pilor thiry seven years ago in Crenshaw. He later worked for Williams Flying Service, during which time he woeked in Nicaragua, Central America, spraying chemicals on cotton and bananas. In 1974, he bagan his own business, Turner Air Service. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Bennett Turner of Clarksdale; one daughter, Leslie Turner Reece of Cordova, Tenn.; two sons, Lee Bennett Turner of Tunica and C. Kelly Turner of Oxford; one sister, Amy Turner of Memphis and Jess Turner of Dallas and two grandchildren.

Sun-sentinel-Charleston, 10-20-1994
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.-FANCES LAUGHLIN STARK, age 77, died June 28, in Los Angeles. Services were held July 5, at Forest Lawn, Glendale, Calif. She was born in Tallahatchie County. She is survived by two daughters, Ann Duncan of Colorado and Brenda Emmons of Lancaster, Calif.; one son, Charles Hoover of Calif; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 10-20-1994
Water Valley-EVELYN J. WINTER, 80 a homemaker, died of a stroke Friday, Oct. 14, at baptist Memorial hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in Needmore Cemetery in Tippo. Mrs Winter, a former Tippo resident, was a member of Tippo Church of God of Prophecy. Survivors include a daughter, Velma W. Norris of Water valley.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 10-20-1994
Myrtle-CARL DENNIS YOUNG, 53 ,plant supervisor for Landua Corp. died Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Williams & Lord Funeral Home of Ruleville with burial in Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville. The husband of Jo Ann Young, he also leaves a daughter, Patricia Russell of St. Louis, a son, Carl Dennis Young, Jr. of Fort Bragg, N.C. two step-daughters, Glenda Leoncini of New Mexico, and Vicki Clifton of Demopolis, Ala.; a step-son, Don Jackson of Burnsville; eight sistes, Mary Peters of Lula, Katie Wright of Hickory Flat, Nadine "Skippy" Young of Southaven, Rose Mary Robinson of Drew, Fannie Wooten of Jackson, Linda McFate of Hanover, Mich., Bonnie Reece of Elko, Nev., and Jenny Young of Laramie, Wyo.; three brothers, Thomas Young of Cooter, Mo., and Albert Young and Frankie Young, both of Charleston and five grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,11-3-1994
Charleston-BARNEY FLYNN HARGETT, 94, retired farmer, died Saturday, Oct. 29, of heart disease at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct 30, at Charleston Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in Charleston Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. the husband of Frankie Champion Hargett, he also leaves four daughters, Earlene Powell and Charlotte Richards , both of Charleston, Maxine Serio of Greenville and Peggy vance of Webb; five sons, Robert Hargett, Claudie Hargett and David Hargett, all of Charleston, Ed Hargett of Parchman and Steve Hargett of Greenville, 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 11-3-1994
Lon Beach-OPAL MARIE LAWSON, 84, died Monday, Sept. 19, in Gulfport. Mrs Lawson was a native of Charleston and had been a Mississippi Coast resident since 1970. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Burial was in Gulf Pine Memorial Garden in Long Beach. She is survived by a brother, Virgil Lawson of Gulfport and three sisters, Johnnie Gray and Helen Farris both of Gulfport, and Laura Parnell of Grenada,. She was preceded in death by three brothers, J.C Lawson, of Coffeeville, John Lawson of Clarksdale and Ory Lawson of Charleston.

Sun-Semtinel-Charleston, 11-10-1994
Cascilla-MRS. ANNIE HALL NEWTON, AGE 96, widow of Lewis Mart Newton, died Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Tallahatchie General hospital. Rev Hilton Austin and Rev. Danny Jackson conducted services 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Donna Ross provided the sacred music. Interment was in Poplar Springs Cemetery near Cascilla. Born in Tallahatchie County, she was a member of Stonefield Church of God. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lucille N. Staten of Cascilla, one grandson and two granddaughters.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 11-10-1994
Tippo-JAMES LACY ALLISON, 73, farmer, died thursday, Nov. 3, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis after a stroke. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Tippo United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in the Tippo Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge. He was an Air Force veteran. The husband of Geneva Bush Allison, he also leaves a daughter, Elsie Ann Johnson of Cleveland, Tenn.; a son, James Kenneth Allison; and a sister, Minnie Clare Murphy, both of Tippo, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,11-17-1994
Enid-MARY ELIZABETH STOKES, 61, homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 6, of cancer at South Panola Community Hospital in Batesville.Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in Friendship Church of God Cemetery there. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She leaves two daughters, Mickey Lindley of Memphis and Norrell Hawkins of Clarksdale; two sons, Larry Stokes of Liberty, Texas, and Wesley Stokes of Highlands, Texas; her mother, Rosie Fillyaw of Courtland; a brother, Billy Thomas of Courtland; Eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 11-17-1994
Charleston-PETER STARKS O'SHEA, 81, retired merchant,died Saturday, Nov. 12, of heart disease at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Mass was said at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at St John's Carholic Church in Charleston, where he was a communicant, with burial in Charleston Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge. Mr. O'Shea was a Army veteran. The widower of Alto Foard O'Shea and preceded in death by a son, Thomas Foard O'Shea, Mr O'Shea leaves two daughters, Sharon O'Shea of Great Falls, Va. and Elizabeth O'Shea of Terlingua, Texas; a son, Pete O'Shea of West Point, and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were William Miller, Jimmy Venable, Robbie Venable, Ray Rounsaville, Dave Rowland and David Sayle.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 11-17-1994
Charleston-RUTH ELLINGTON GRAVES, 102, died Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital. Rev. Gary Adams conducted funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Charleston First Baptist Church, where she was a member. Mrs. Sandra Hardy, organist, provided the sacred music. Burial was in Charleston Cemetery. Mrs Graves, born Oct. 2, 1892, in Sallis, Miss., was the daughter of the late Dewey and Phoebie Cook Ellington. She attended Mississippi State College for Women and taught school prior to her marriage to William Henry Graves, a railroad agent, who prededed her in death in 1955. They lived in Merigold for 25 years before moving to Charleston in 1946. Mrs. Graves was a charter member of the Magnolia Garden Club. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Spotts of East Dennis, Mass., and Mrs. Phoege Mitchum of Erin, Tenn.; a son, Jack Graves of Asheville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Thomas Cole, James Graves, John Graves, Mitch Mitchum, Lanny Spotts and Michael Spotts.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 11-17-1994
Tutwiler-CHARLES FRANKLIN 'DUDE' McGRAW, 73, retired farmer, died Saturday, Nov. 12, of heart failure at his home. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Linn United Methodist Church in Doddsville with burial in the Church Cemetery there. Card Funeral Home had charge. He was a member of Tutwiler United Methodist Church. Mr. McGraw, the widower of Elsie Rayburn McGraw, leaves three daughters, Wanda Braswell of Raymondville, Texas, Barbara McGraw of Austin, Texas, and Kay Terell of Water Valley; three sons, Charles Alex McGraw of Ruleville, Wayne McGraw of Clarksdale and Dennis McGraw of Tutwiler; two sisters, Hilda McMahon of Rooling Fork and Tiny Kimbrell of Greenville, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 11-24-1994
Charleston-BINA McCORD COX , age 101, homemaker, died Wednesday Nov. 16, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital. Born in Tallahatchie County, she was a member of Friendship East Baptist Church. Rev. J.G. Thomas conducted services 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18 at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Louanne Cossar, organist, and vocalist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in Smith Cemetery at Rosebloom. Survivors include a niece, Jean McCord Smith, her caretaker; 2 grandsons and 4 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Travis Best, Gene Hall, Charles McAtee, Jody Smith, Perry Whitten, and Charles Worley.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 11-24-1994
Charleston-CHARLIE PATTERSON SMALLWOOD, 86, retired farmer, died Sunday, Nov. 20, of heart disease at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery. The widower of Bertha Leona Smallwood, he leaves four daughters, Vivian Robinson of Panola, Texas, Patsy Brook of Waskom, Texas, and Shelby Rhea and Charlene Flippo, both of Memphis; two sons, Hilton Smallwood and Samuel Smallwood, both of Charleston; 41 grandchildren and 71 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-1-1994
Charleston-ROBERT MONTGOMERY WHITE, age 82, retired merchant and salesman, died Thursday, Nov. 24, at Garden Park Community Hospital in Gulfport. Born in Lincoln County, he was a longtime resident of Charleston. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Temple. He is remembered for his protrayal of Santa Claus in Charleston for many yeasrs. Dr. Glen Wilkerson and Dr. Phil Gerber conducted services 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Charleston First Unied Methodist Church. where he was a member. Cindy Brougher, pianist; Sandra Hardy, organist; and Louanne Cossar, soloist; provided the sacred music. Intrerment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charage of arrangements. The widower of Ruth Mohon White, he is survived by one daughter, Patsy McLemore of Cypress, Texas; one son, Robert E. White of Picayune; one brother, Albert Douglas of Lawton, Okla., and four grandchildren. Pallbearers were Greg Barnett, Todd McLemore, Charles Nelson, Bobby Osbarn, Patrick White,and Scott White.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-1-1994
GrenadaBILLIE KILPATRICK WILLIAMS, age 72, retired military technician for the National Guard, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, of cancer at his home. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada and was a World War II veteran, receiveing a Bronze Star. Dr. Clarence Cooper Jr., minister of Emmanuel Baptist Church, conducted services 2 p.m., Friday, Novl 25, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. Sacred music was presented by Ruby Adams, organist. Interment was in the Springhill Cemetery near Oakland with a full military service. The widower of Ethel Donaldson Williams, is survived by on daughter, Rhonda Kay Williams of Grenada.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-1-1994
Tutwiler-JOHN GRAY BELL, 83, retired farmer, died Saturday, Nov. 26, of pneumonia at the North Sunflower County Hospital in Ruleville. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale with burial in Brazil Cemetery. He was a member of the Sumner Church of God. The husband of Clene Adelene Walker Bell, he also leaves a daughter, Maxine O'Neal of Clarksdale; four sons, John Thomas Bell of Highland, Fla., David G. Bell of Drew, Stevie Bell of Amory and Lester Paul of McQueeney, Texas; two sisters, Jewel Green of Zapata, Texas, and Norene Childress of Brazil; a brother, C.D. Bell of Fort Worth, Texas; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,12-1-1994
Charleston-JAMES WALDEN DARBY, 63, of Kosse, Texas formerly of Charleston, independent trucker, died Nov. 11 of cancer at his home. Services were Nov. 13, with burial in Kosse Cemetery. Groesback Funeral Home had charge. He was a Korean War Air Force veteran. The Husband of Irene Heinen Darby, he also leaves two daughters, Barbara J. Williams of Katy Texas, and Rebecca M. Darby of New Oleans; a son, William G. Darby of Portland, Ore.,

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-1-1994
Enid-ESTELLE CARVAN HUBBARD, 90, of Enid formerly of Pope, retired teacher, died Thursday, Nov. 24, of heart failure at her home. services were 11 a.m., Saturday Nov. 26, at the Pope Baptist Church where she was a member, with burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery east of Pope. Dickins Funeral Home had charge. Mrs. Hubbard, the widow of Haywood Hubbard, leaves a brother, Gerald W. Carvan of Oakland.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-1-1994
Charleston-JOHN GLEN DUNGAN, JR. , 45, teacher and football coach at Charleston High School, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, at South Panola County Hospital in Batesville. Services were 2 p.m. Friday Nov. 25, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Enid with burial in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge. He was a graduate of Memphis State University. The husband of Carolyn Dungan, he also leaves three daughters, Elaine Rowland, and Laura Dungan of Charleston and Raquel Dungan of Memphis; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Dungan of Enid; a sister, Gay Lynn Groover of Atlanta; and two brothers, Gary Dungan of Memphis and Brannon Dungan of Vidalia, La.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-1-1994
Charleston-KATHLEEN MULLEN POWELL, 69, retired supervisor for Taylor Publishing Co. ,died Friday, Nov. 25, of heart failure in Van Cleave. Services were Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Stonefield Cemetery near Cascilla. Ms. Powell leaves a daughter, Linda Darlene Morgan of Van Cleave two sons, Rufus Powell of Indianola and Duane Powell of Leverett; two sisters, Ailene Selby of Charleston and May Ellen Schillingburg of Menomonie, Wis., two brothers, Lester Mullen and Clovis Mullen, both of Charleston, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-8-1994
Charleston-CHARLES ROBERT SMITH, age 64, of Alexandria, La. formerly of Charleston, retired branch manager for General Electric Credit Corp. ,died Friday, Dec. 2, of cancer at Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria. He was a member of Jackson Street Church of Christ in Alexandria. Curtis Mancess and Bill Nettles conducted services 10 a.m. Monday Dec. 5, at the Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria. Wesley Arabie conducted graveside services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Charleston Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Lois Smith Smith; three daughters, Paula M. Davis of Tacoma, Wash., Cynthia Firmin and Amy Taylor, both of Alexandria; one son, Charles Robert Smith Jr. of Riverside, Calif.; one sister, Lora Joy Box of Cleveland and six grandchildren. Pallbearers were Benny Allbritton, Tommy Ashcraft, R.L. Box, Jr., Kenneth Davis, and J.W. Turman.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-8-1994
Webb-MATTIE WEEKS WINTERS, 85, homemaker, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, of heart disease at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. services were 2 p.m. Friday Dec. 2, at Webb Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery here. Newsom Funeral Home had charge. Mrs Winters, the widow of Floyd Winters, leaves four daughters, Elua Foster of Webb, Delia Melton of Charleston, Becky Smith of Clarksdale, and Betty Lou Campbell of Batesville; a son, Alvin Winters of Oakland; two brothers, Clearance Weeks of Friendship, 223 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,
Brandon-HAYDEN H. PRITCHARD, 80 , died Saturday, Dec. 3, of heart failure at River Oaks Hospital. He was a retired farmer and business man. Prayer service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the suite of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Parkway Chapel, Ridgeland with Dr. John Case officiating. A native of Charleston, he was a resident of Brandon since 1968. He was co-founder of Pritchard Oil Company with his son. He was a member of Thornton Hunting Club and was an avid hunter and sportsman. He is survived by his wife, Ester Pritchard; one son, Ken Pritchard of Madison; three daughters, Bonnie Tedford of Brandon, Judith Pritchard and Susan Bronski of Atlanta, Ga. and 8 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ronald Tedford, William Pritchard, Everette Bronski, Keith Pritchard, Michael Pritchard, Robert Pritchard, Jimmy Pritchar and John Pritchard.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-22-1994
Oakland-EULA DORRIS PRIDDY, age 88, homemaker,died Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Red Bay Nursing Home in Red Bay, Ala. of cardiopulmonary arrest. Born in Yalobusha County, Miss., she was preceded in death by her first husband, William Spencer Priddy; and later William Frank Priddy. Also preceding her was one son, William Spencer Priddy, Jr. Mrs. Priddy, amember of Springhill baptist Church, was also a member of the Women's Missionary Union. For about 60 years she was a member of the Springhill Homemakers Club. Rev. Bill Cox and Rev. Jack Maroon conducted services 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Springhill Baptist Church, Mrs Ramona Brewer Rodgers, pianist, and Rev. Maroon, soloist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Springhill Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangaments. Pallbearers were Rodney Hayes, David Hipp, Jimmy Hipp, Jr., Steven Hipp, David Lennox, Scotty McKay, Spencer Priddy, III, Tommy Ross.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,12-22-1994
Tutwiler-GRACE PAULINE 'POLLY' PITTS, 74, homemaker, died of heart failure Friday, Dec. 16, at home. Services were 1:30 p.m. Sunday DEc. 18, at Tutwiler baptist Church with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Pontotoc. Mrs Pitts, a native of Tallahatchie County , was a graduate of Sumner High School. Survivors include; sons, Jerry W. Beck of Greenwood, Richard K Pitts of Jackson, and Milton R. Pitts of Clarksdale; sister, Addie Breland of Boyce, La. and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-29-1994
Oakland-CLYDE M. ADAMS, 78, retired farmer, died Sunday, Dec. 25, of heart disease at his home. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in Charleston Cemetery, with Clay Baker, pastor of Oak Grove officiating. He was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. where he was Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He was a former member of FHA County Commission and a former member of the ASCS County Commissions. The husband of Ruby Green Adams, he also leaves a son, Clyde R.'Bobby' Adams of Starkville; two brothers, Paul Adams of Oaklsnd and John Helm Adams of Little Rock, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Morris Payne Morgan, Lamar Howell, Joe Monday, Roger Jones, Terry Cole, and Billy Adams.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-29-1994
Charleston-LOUISE NEWKIRK DENMAN, age 92, widow of Daniel Webster Denman, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, at the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility. Rev. Jerry Bingham and Dr. Phil Gerber conducted services 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, at the Womble Funeral Home chapel. Mrs. Sandra Hardy, organist, provided the sacred music. Intement was in the Charleston Cemetery. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by two daughter, Mrs Joyce Denman Rowland and Mrs June Denman Fox both of Charleston; one son, Dan Denman Jr. of Stroudsburg, Penn., one sister, Mrs. Grace Newkirk Trusty of Memphis, 9 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Clay denman, Chip Denman, Harlin Fox Jr, Abbott Myers, Rick Robertson, Tom Robertson, Bob Rowland, Dave Rowland and Ike Sayle.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-29-1994
Charleston-L.E. FILLYAW DAHL, age 86, widow of Calvin Dahl, Sr., died Wednesday, Dec. 21, of heart failure at her home. Rev. J.G. Thomas and Rev. Shelly Scallions conducted services 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Louanne Cossar, organist, and soloist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery near Enid. She is survived by four daughtes, Mrs. Velma Goad of Charleston, Mrs. Elizabeth Thurman of Grenville, Mrs. Shirley Grier of Fayetteville, Ga. and Mrs. Sheila Jackson of Tillatoba; two sons, Calvin Dahl, Jr. of Charleston, Bobby Dahl of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs Molly White of Enid and Mrs Rosie Goad of Courtland; 27 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 5 greag-great-grandchildren. Twol sons preceded her in death John Dahl and Otey Dahl. Pallbearers were Derrick Dahl, Otey Neal Dahl, Randy Dahl, Ronnie Dahl, Calvin Goad, Donnie Goad, Mike Goad, Henry Jackson, Benjie Thurman, Roger Thurman and Steve Thurman.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-29-1994
Sumner-ANITA SHAMA LEE HURD, 31, died of liver failure Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, at Mt Carmel baptist Church, where she was a memberl, with burial in the Old Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. M.J. Edwards and Sons Funeral Home Coffeeville Chapel had charge. Mrs. Hurd, the wife of Jimmie Hurd, also leaves her mother, Essie L. Lee of Sumnr, Her father, James Lee , Jr. of Tuhula; eight sisters, Shirley Conrad of Chicago, Tara Lee, Moncia Lee, Antrion Lee, Keyota Banks, Pertice Lee, Sandra Lee and Chandra Lee, all of Webb; eight brothers, Larry Williams of Chicago, London Lee of Augusta, Ga., James Lee of Atlanta, Edward Lee of Clarksdale, Kenneth Lee, Mark Lee, all of Webb and Harvey Smith of Glendora, and a grandmother Janie Williams of Webb.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 12-29-1994
Charleston-LOUISE 'LOU' RICHMOND, 77, died Monday,Dec. 19, at the Charleston Clinic. Ms. Richmond was retired from private duty. She was a member of Baptist Little Missionary Baptist Church. Services were Friday, Dec. 23, with Rev. J.H. Gibson officiating, burial was in Little Hubbard Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, George A Morgan fo Charleston, and John Haarold Morgan of Memphis; and two daughters, Elizabeth Flowers of Bay City, Mich., and Mary Louise Date of Memphis; and two sister, Nina Waters of Memphis and Ida Bell Isome of Oxford. Clark Funeral Home had charge.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,12-19-1994
Oakland-ALBERT SMITH, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were noon Sunday, Dec. 18, at Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was in Sandy Creek Cemetery. Fox Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Smith of Oakland, ten sons; six daughters; three brothers, 37 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel, 3-5-1998
Swan Lake-FATE BETHANY, 58, farmer, died of cancer Monday, February 23, 1998, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. Services were 2 P.M. Sunday, March 1, 1998 at Mt.Moriah Baptist Church with burial in St. Mary Cemetery. M.J. Edwards & Sons Funeral Home in Memphis had charge. He was a member of Whitehead Missionary Baptist Church. The husband of Ruth Bethany, he also leaves a sister, Dora Sims of Pennsylvania and three brothers, Lacy Bell Bethany and Jessie Smith, both of Shelby and james Bethany of Swan Lake.

Commercial Appeal-Memphis, 3-5-1998
ENID-Melissa Dees DeLap, 90, homemaker, died Monday(3-2-98) of heart failure at Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston. Services will be at 2 P.M. today(3-4-98) at Womble Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in the cemetery of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, where she was a member. Mrs. Delap was the widow of Hugh "Hudie" DeLap.

Sun-Sentinel, 3-5-1998
CHARLESTON-Emma Lee Simmons, 86, homemaker, died of apparent heart failure Friday (2-27-98)at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be Thursday(3-5-98) at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in St. John Cemetery. Delta Burial Corp. of Marks has charge. She leaves two daughters, Lora Johnson of Charleston and Loretta Brathwaile of Chicago, four sons James Simmons and John Simmons both of Chicago, Tommie Simmons of Rantoul, ILL, and Fred Simmons of Anchorage, Alaska, and a sister, Ethel Green, and a brother, James Johnson, both of Chicago.


The Dailey Sentinel-Star, Grenada, 3-6-1998
Cascilla-LAVONIA DOUGLAS KENDALL, 84, of Cascilla, a native of Pontotoc County, died Thursday at Greenbough Nursing Home. Mrs Kendall was a retired homemaker. She was a member of Paul Baptist Church in Cascilla. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at National Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ben Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in North Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Kendall is survived by her husband, John R. Kandall of Cascilla; five sons, Travis Douglas, Bud Douglas, Jimmy Ray Douglas, all of Clarksdale, Kendall Douglas of Jackson and James Douglas of Sherwood, Ark.; Two daughters, Niecy Johnson of Tutwiler nd Carmie Kennedy of Grenada; Three step-sons, John Robert Kendall Jr. of Cascilla, Ira Winston Kendall of Osawater, Kan. and Gary Austin Kendall of Kentucky; three step-daughters, Donna Sue Kendall of Ind. Joetta Bradiock of Sarepta and Leoria Kendall of Wicthita, Kan.; a sister, Pauline Jones of Duncan; 29 granchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-6-1994
Charleston- CHARLES L. SMITH "Bobby", age 55, heavy equipment operator, died Monday, December 27, 1994, at his home in Enid. Rev. Gary Hankins conducted services 11 A.M., Wednesday, December 29, 1994 at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. The Hanks Family provided the sacred music. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Odie Mae Presley Smith, four daughters, Glinda Rena Cook of Columbus, Teresa Jo Smith of Tupelo, and Elizabeth Ann Smith of Enid, five sisters, Ilene Dees of Enid, Jean Johnson of Water Valley, Christine Brown of Toledo, Ohio, Mary Bunch of Horn Lake and Pearl Boyles of Water Valley, five brothers, Delmer Smith, Lester Smith and James Smith, all of Atlanta, GA. and Wilson Smith of Horn Lake and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were Gerald Clayton, David Johnson, Randy Parks, Jeff Smith, Mike Smith and Ronnie Smith.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,1-6-1994
Clarksdale-HENRY THOMAS VAUGHN, SR. age 80, died Monday, December 27, 1994, at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest. Dr. Thomas Tutor officiated services 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 1994 at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale with burial in Rosemound Cemetery in Tutwiler with a Masonic Graveside service. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale had charge of arrangements. He was a retired engineer for Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge F & AM #535, Tutwiler and honorary member of Clarksdale Lodge, a member of Order of Eastern Star, Clarksdale, Chapter #115 and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife , Mrs. Colleen Vaughn of Clarksdale, two sons, William Darrell Vaughn of Cleveland and Henry T. Vaughn, Jr. of Jackson, one daughter Fredna Pearson of Tutwiler; one brother, Rev. A.R. Vaughn of Forest; four sisters, Lilla Mae Bailey of Sparta Tenn., Jewell Moncrief of Kenner, LA, Harriet Boozer of Forest and Quida Petrowskey of Tampa, FL; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-20-1994
Charleston-FLOYD JONES, 72 of St Petersburg, FL., formerly of Charleston, retired tool and die maker, died Wednesday, January 12, 1994, in St. Petersburg. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 1994 at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in Magnolia Gardens. He leaves a daughter, Anita Kay Marsano of St. Petersburg; a son, Wayne Jones of Jacksonville, FL.; three sisters, Beatrice Roach, Mattie Jean Young and Juanita Holland, all of Charleston; two brothers, A. J. Jones and Tommy G. Jones , both of Madison and a grandson.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-20-1994
Charleston-CARY WALLS, 57, retired Tennessee Valley Authority employee, died Saturday, January 15, 1994, at his home. Services were 1 p.m., Friday, January 21, 1994 aat New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville with burial in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Henderson Funeral Home of Sardis had charge. The husband of Velma Walls of Courtland, he is survived also by two sons, Keith Walls and Allen Hines, both of Courtland; two daughters, Sharon Johnson of Courtland and Carolyn Flimmes of Oxford; three sisters, Essie Bobo of Courtland, Betty Sanford of Milwaukee and Nessie Pugh of Detroit and three brothers, Harford Walls, Jr. of Detroit and Leland Walls and Marvin Walls, both of Courtland.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-20-1994
Philipp-MILDRED COLE MEEKS CALDWELL, 83, retired artist, died Sunday, January 16, 1994, at her grandaughter home in Brandon. Services were 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 19, 1994, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood with burial in Teoc Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Greenwood. She had been a housemother at Mississippi State University and was a member of Philipp Methodist Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Caldwell, the widow of Nathan Troy Caldwell, leaves two sons, William M Meeks of Yazoo City and Robert L Meeks of Geneva, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Lucretia Farris of Fort Worth,Tx, and Patsy Aucoin of Jackson. two sisters, Marion Brown of Vicksburg and Edna Proctor of Ethel; a brother, J.D. Cole of Clinton, and 12 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel- 1-20-1994
Charleston-EMME KIRKWOOD GREER, 90, died Tuesday, January 11, 1994, at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Rev L.C. Blue conducted funeral services Saturday, January 15, 1994 at 1 p.m. at Riverview Headstart Center in Philipp. Burial was at Holly Grove Cemetery in Philipp. Benevolent Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Greer was a member of Solomon Chapel M.B. Church at Philipp. The widow of John Greer, Mrs. Greer was preceded in death by five of her 13 children. She is survived by five daughters, Mary Greer of Chicago, Earnice Kinsey of Memphis, Dorothy Brown of Charleston, and Tomella Williams and Elizabeth Kimbrough, both of Gary, Ind.; three sons, Ben Greer of Greenwood, Charlie Greer of Philipp and Herschel Greer of Chicago; 38 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 13 greeat-great-grandchildren.


Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
LILLIEN DENISE CUNNINGHAM, 28, died Thursday, December 30, 1993, in Hinds County. Ms. Cunningham worked as a waitress. The funeral was at 11 a.m. , Tuesday, January 4, 1994, at Newsom Funeral Home. Burial was in Friendship Church of God Cemetery in Enid. Ms. Cunningham is survived by a son, Zane Cunningham of Jackson; a brother, Wade Bailey of Yazoo City; three sisters, Meshea Bailey of Madison, and Matasha Harris and Sonya Land of Jackson;her mother Gale Land of Jackson; her father Perry Cunningham fo Cascilla;her stepfather, Cecil D. Land of Jackson; Her grandmother, Elsie Trusty of Cascilla and her grandfather, Glenn Crenshaw of Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
BENNIE ALEXANDER WARE, 79, died, Friday December 31, 1993, at Oberton Park Health Center in Memphis. Mrs Ware was a housewife. The funeral was a 1 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 1994, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Buster Thomas officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Charleston. Mrs. Ware was the widow of Shurford Ware. She is survived by three sons, Buster Alexander of Lake Village, AR., Clarence Alexander of Joliet, IL;, and Marvin Alexander of Baton Rouge, LA; six daughters, Ruby Alexander of Memphis, Louise Alexander of Fort Worth, TX, Dolly Scallions of Greenville, Mattie Davis of Lambert, Brenda Griffin of Oakland and Bertha Calder of Grenda; three sisters, Ruby Stuart and Winnie Thompson of Cleveland and Maude Spells of Orlando, FL; two brothers, Clint Hunt of Pittsburg and Archie Hunt of Florence and 32 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,1-13-1994
MARGIE MAGDALENE WINTERS, 64, died, Friday December 31, 1993, at her residence in Hardy. Mrs Winters was a housewife and was a member of Turkey Foot Fork Church of God of Prophecy. Services were 2 p.m., Saturday January 1, 1994, at Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy in Paynes with the Rev. Ray Whitten officiating. Burial was in New Smith Cemetery in Cascilla. Mrs. Winters is survived by her husband, Ray Winters of Hardy; three sons, Charles Winters and Terry Winters of Parchman, and Ronnie Winters of Hardy; four brothers Henry Winters of Charleston and James Winters, Ed Winters and Jessie Winters of Holcomb; a sister, Dovie Smith, three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
Maryville, Tenn., ELIZABETH CARTER, 66, formerly of Senatobia, died Sunday January 2, 1994 at her haome. Services were 8 p.m. Tuesday January 4, 1994 in the west chapel of Smith Mortuary, Maryville, Tenn with Rev. David Webster and Rev. James Carr officiating. Interment was 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 1994,at Grandview Cemetery in Maryville. She was a member of East Maryville Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Meek L. Carter; sons David W. Carter of Gatlinburg, Paul Carter of Maryville; daughter Lanita Boykin of Clinton; sisters, Christine Price Lutrell and Stella Ruth Tribble, both of Senatobia, Janie Armstrong of Enid, Joan Mooney of Water Valley and 4 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 1-13-1994
Oakland, MS-LELIA ELODIA SWEARENGEN, 88, retired employee of Oakland Bank, died Thursday, January 6, 1994 at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Graveside services were 1 p.m. Sunday in Oakland Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada had charge. Miss Swearengen was a 1922 graduate of Yalobusha County High School and worked as a teller in the old Bank of Oakland before she became and insurance broker. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Olvis, Benjamin, William "Willie" and Wylie, amd by her sister, Mary. Miss Swearengen is survived by two nephews.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Charleston, NANCY BELL GRISSOM, 93, a homemaker, died Wednesday, January 26, 1994, at the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility. Rev. J. G. Thomas conducted funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday January 28, 1994 at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston. Mrs Donna Burkhalter and Mrs Carol Hargett provided the sacred music. Burial was at Magnolia Gardens Cenetery at Paynes. Born at Mantee on November 15, 1900, she lived in the area for 20 years and was a member of Mantee Baptist Church. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Iva Grimsley of Maben, Mrs Olene Roberts of Charleston and Mrs Mamie Elizabeth Brewer of Mountain Home Ark., and a brother, Joseph M. Grissom of Pearl. Pallbearers were Chuck Grimsley, Mike Roberts, Randy Roberts, Ronnie Roberts, Carl Willmer Jr. and Larry Willmer. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility at Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Charleston-NORRIS WOLFE, 68, of Charleston, formerly of Memphis, retired foreman for a meat packing plant, died Monday, January 24, 1994, at his home after a long illness. Services were Thursday, January 27, 1994, at Paynes Baptist Church, where he was a member and burial was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. He was a deacon for 28 years at Leaclair Baptist Church in Memphis and also a deacon for 2 years at the Paynes Baptist Church. The husband of Mildred Wolfe, he leaves two daughters, DeNorris Avent of Memphis and Wanda Mills of Bartlett; four sisters, Euvie Denley of Cleveland, Betty Sue McQueen of New Bern, N.C.; a brother Wyatt Wolfe, Jr. of Memphis, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Tillatoba-CARL WINFORD PRYOR, age 69, retired edger for Binswanger Mirror Co. and a former employee of Pet Milk Co., died Sunday January 16, 1994, at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He was a member of Tillatoba Baptist Church and an Army Sergeant during World War II. Rev Gary Adams conducted services 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 25, 1994, at Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Louanne Cossar, organist solist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Union Cemetery at Tillatoba. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Paula Massey of Marion, Ark.; one son Roger Pryor of Water Valley and one half-brother, Jessie Fly of Charleston, and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Sonny Hayward, George Keyhold, Homer Melton, Jerry Shaw, John Tilman and Larry Whiteside.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-3-1994
Grenada- GERALD CARLISLE, 48, died Friday, January 21, 1994, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday January 24, 1994, at Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Paul Cemetery in the Rosebloom Community. A Vietnam War-Air Force veteran he was a supervisor at the Heatcraft in Grenada and belonged to Goldwing Road Riders. He was a native of Charleston. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Patsy Tharp Carlisle of Grenada; two daughters, Stefanie Carlisle, Holly and Wanda Carlisle of Grenada; his mother, Mrs Dorothy Carlisle of Charleston; one brother, William Ernest Carlisle, Jr.; and two sisters, Minnie Rutledge of Grenada and Judy Miller of Charleston. Pallbearers were Danny Rutledge, David Miller, Lee Troutt, Lee Holly, Oakley Tharp, Jr., Danny Tharp and Walter Tharp.


Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-10-1994
Charleston-EMMA SUSIE SMITH, age 86, retired from former interest in farming and real estate, died Friday, March 4, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Rev. Gary Adams and Rev. J.G. Thomas conducted services 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Cindy Brougher, pianist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangments. A member of the Charleston First Baptist Church, she was also the former secretary and treasurer of the T.E.L. Sunday School Class. She was an active member of the Business and Professional Women's Club where she previously held the office of secretary. The widow of Erma Lee Smith, Sr., she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emily Etheridge and Mrs Eleanor Worsham, both of Charleston; one sister, Mrs. Loy Champion of Oxford, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Buddy Etheridge, Stacey Etheridge, Gene Smith, Johnny Smith, Lee Smith, and Steve Smith. Family requests any memorials to be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility or the Charleston First Baptist Church.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-10-1994
Charleston-NETTIE NEWTON BRADERA, 99, homemaker, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, of heart failure at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 10 a.m., Thursday, March 3. at Newsom Funeral Home burial in Smith Cemetery in Cascilla. She was member of Charleston First Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradera, the widow of Dan Bradera, leaves six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-17-1994
Tutwiler-OPHELIA P. STEED, 70, of Jackson, retired registered nurse, died Friday, March 11 of respiratory failure at Mississippi Methodist Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Jackson. Services were 11 a.m. Monday March 14, at McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Tutwiler with burial in Jenkins Cemetery here. Mrs. Steed leaves a daughter, Joyce Morris of Jackson,; a son John M. Steed of Webb; a sister Lula P. Hicks of Webb and Eunice P. Floyd; a brother, James G. Pennington of Webb and four grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-17-1994
Vicksburg-BEATRICE F. SCALLIONS, 63, homemaker, died Monday, March 7, of heart failure at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Services were 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, the Vicksburg Church of God of Prophecy where she was a member, with burial in green Acres Memorial Park. Glenwood Funeral Home of Vicksburg had charge. Ministers were Rev. Billy Adams and Rev. Robert Walker. Mrs Scallions, a native of Charleston, and been a resident of vicksburg since 1953. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Scallions of Vicksburg; three sons, Raymond Scallions, Jr., Michael Scallions and Darrell Scallions, all of Vicksburg one daughter, Deborah Carol Cummings of Vicksburg; three brothers, Henry Ford of Charleston, Jack Ford of Glendora and W.B. "Son" Ford of Vicksburg; two sisters, Ruth Ford of Charleston and Ruby Ford of Charleston; nine grandchildren 5 step-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Raymond Scallions, James Ford, James Edwards, Harry Ford, Larry Ford and Randy Ford.
Sun-Sentinel- Charleston, 3-5-1998
Charleston- Doshia Pauline Ross, age 88, homemaker, died Sunday, March 1,1998, at Tallahatchie General Hospital of heart disease. Services were 2 P.M. Tuesday March 3, at Stonefield Church of God near Cascilla with burial in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Born September 7, 1909, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Alice Green of Rogers, AR and a son, Roy Ross of Nesbit and 6 grandchildren.


Sun-Sentinel- Charleston, 2-10-1994
ANNIE LOU BRUNSON, age 96, born December 30, 1897, at Paul community, Tallahatchie County, died Thursday, February 3, 1994 at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Rev. Gary Adams conducted greveside services 3 p.m. Friday February 4, 1994, at the Charleston Cemetery. Womble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A lifelong resident of Charleston, she married Charlie McWilliam Brunson in1918. Together they owned Brunson Barber and Beauty Shop in Charleston until they retired in 1961. After Mr. Brunson's death in 1970, she continued to live in her Charleston home until she became a resident of Grandview Health Care Center of Grenada in 1990. She was an active member of the Charleston First Baptist Church and the business & Professional Women's Club. She is preceded by a daughter, Hazel Street of Memphis; four brothers and four sisters of which she was the eldest. She is survived by two children, Charlsie Baucum of San Antonio, Texas adn Charles M. Brunson of Pine Bluff, Ark. and 6 grandchildren. The family request any memorials be sent to the Charleston First Baptist Church.



Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-24-1994
CLEVELAND PRICE WHITEN, 79, homemaker, died Thursday, February 17, 1994 of apparent heart failure at Bright Glade Convalescent Center in Memphis, where she had been a resident for 2 years. Services were Saturday, February 19, 1994,at the First Baptist Church in Charleston, where she was a member, with burial in Charleston Cemetery. Rev. Donald O'Quin, assisted by Rev. Gary Adams officiated at her funeral services, with Mrs. Linda Sayle Allison, organist and Mrs. Sue Shaw, soloist. Newsom Funeral Home has charge. She was a native of Tupelo, the daughter of Lena Payne Price and Cleveland H. Price. She moved to Charleston in 1950. She held numerous civic and church positions, including the Business and Professional Women's Club, which she held local, district and state positions. She was a State ?Federation President in 1966. She also, was involved with the Magnolia Garden Club, serving as president locally, as well as being a state officer. Mrs. Whitten belped organize and served as president of the Mississippi Tuberculosis Association. Mrs. Whitten, the widow of Harry Rivers Whitten, leaves a stepdaughter, Ann Cox and a sister, Nancy P. Enochs, both of Memphis, two grendchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Isaac Whitten Sayle, Ray Denman Cox, Jr., Joseph Webb Cox, Kenneth "Skimp" Davis, J. B. Spencer, Jr., and Michael Glenn Fox. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to First Baptist Church of Charleston or Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-24-1994
BETTY JEAN SMITH, 52, homemaker, died of heart failure, Tuesday, February 15, 1994 at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 1994, at Stondfield Church of God with burial in the church cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home had charge. Mrs. Smith leaves tweo daughters, Darlene King of Holcomb and Kathy Jean Ware of Grenada; a son, Richard Earl Smith of Cascilla; her motherk Edna King Grantham of Cascilla; three sisters, Rosemary Vaughn of Grenada, Dianne Gammill of Clarksdale and Tammy Tillman of Tillatoba and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-24-1994
Charleston- NELLIE JONES MOORMAN, age 90, widow of Dexter Moorman, died Friday, February 18, 1994, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Wesley Arabie, Charleston Church of Christ minister, conducted services 2 p.m., Sunday February 20, 1994 at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Connie Darby, soloist and congregational hymns led by Mr. Arabie provided the sacred music. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Farris, Mrs. Dorothy Fowler, Mrs. Peggy Patton, Mrs. Mildred Alexander, Mtrs. Mary Bethune, all of Charleston; two sons, Harvey Moorman of Charleston and Wison Moorman of Nesbit,; one sister Mrs. Ruby Pastorella of Tampa Fla. and 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Willie Fowler, Larry Irby, Ricky Irby, J. R. Jackson, Walter Mercer and James Still. Family requests any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility.


Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-17-1994
Philipp-MABEL MARIE JEFFORDS AVENT, 81, homemaker and former employee of Conmar Zipper Co.,died Friday February 11, 1994, of cancer aat Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday February 14, 1994 at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery in Paynes. She was a member of Philipp Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School for more that 50 years. She leaves a daughter, Betty Sue Avent McGregor of Sumner; a son Arlie Ray Avent of Hernando; four sisters, Cordea Cooper of Michigan, Gladys Baker of Muskegon, Mich., Opal B. Council of Paducah, Ky., and Bessie Johnson of Southaven, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 2-17-1994
Drew-GREGORY A. HOLDEN, 23, formerly of Drew was killed Friday, Feb. 6, 1994, as a result of an explosion while working in Ft. Payne, Ala. The Funeral service was held at Scott Funeral Home in Chatman, Va. on Friday, Feb. 11, 1994. He leaves his wife, Danielle Holden, one son, Daniel and one daughter, Kayla Michelle of Chatman, Va.; his parents, Frank and Nina Holden of Drew and Dee Mullins of Memphis; one brother Chris McNulty of Colorado Springs; his grandmother Lucille Browning of Webb and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. M. A. McNulty of Drew.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Grenada-MICHAEL BRADLEY WILSON, 10 year old son of Mary Alice and Jack Benjamin Wilson, died Friday, Feb. 18, 1994 at LeBonheure Children's Medical Center in Memphis after an auto accident. Services were 2 p.m., Sunday Feb. 20, 1994 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Grenada wiith burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Garner-Harper Funeral Home had charge. He also leaves a sister, Amy Michelle Wilson, and a brother, Jack Benjamin Wilson, II, both of Grenada; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rounsaville and Rose Wilson of Grenada, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Wilson, III of Duck Hill; and his great-grandparents, Henry G. Wilson, II of Duck Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Benford McGarrity of Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-DAVID ANDREW ASHMORE, 4-month-old son of Tracy Ashmore of Charleston and Andres Loya of Nesbit, died Monday, Feb. 21, 1994, after and accidental choking on a candy drop, at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994 at Bethel Cemetery in Enid, Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. He also leaves a sister, Beatriz Loya of Charleston, and his grandparents, Adres and Librada Loya of Mexico, and Vera Ashmore of Batesville.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-ZANA BAILEY ANDERSON, age 92, homemaker, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1994, at the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility. She was a member of Charleston First Baptist Church. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. Gary Adams at 2 p.m. , Monday, Feb. 28. 1994, at the Charleston Cemetery, Womble Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. The widow of Ronald Whitney Anderson, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jeanne R. Reed of Hobart, Indiana; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility in Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-IRA NOEL NELSON, age 81, retired farmer, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1994, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital after a massive stroke. Rev. Clay Baker conducted services 2 p.m.; Sunday feb. 27, 1994, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Ruby Adfams, organist, provided the sacred music. Interment was if the Oak Grove Methodist Cemetery near Charleston. Survivors include hes wife, Mrs. Marjorie Nelson of Charleston; one daughter, Mrs. Nina Milam of Jackson; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Greg Bridges, Shawn Cole, Terry Cole, George Seymore Milam, and Alec Nelson.Memorials may be sent to Oak Grove Cemetery Fund .

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Charleston-LUTHER WINFORD "L.W." ROBINSON, 72, retired mechanic, died Monday, Feb. 28, 1994, of heart failure at his home. Services were 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 1994, at Charleston Church of God, where he was a member, with burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery here. Newsom Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. The husband of Mary Agnes Robinson, he also leaves two daughters, Wanda Renfro of Batesville and Deloris Trout of Charleston; a son Luther Winford Robinson "Louie", Jr. of Charleston; two sisters, Iva Mae Ashmore of Charleston and Inez Smith of Benton,and seven granchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-3-1994
Oakland-VIOLA GADDY WELLS, 97, retired co-owner and operator of The Corner Drug Store in Oakland after 50 years, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 1994 of heart disease at Hamilton County Nursing Home in Chattanooga. Graveside services were Tuesday, March 1, 1994, at 11 a.m., in Oakland Cemetery, Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada had charge. She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wells, the widow of Thomas Graham Wells, leaves a son, Gen. T.G. Wells, Jr. of Chattanooga, and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Wells, and two sons, Robert Lee Wells of Grenada and Gaddy Wells of Texas. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Oakland United Methodist Church

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-24-1994
Charleston-LONNIE RUSSELL "RUSS' COLEMAN, afe 45 of Woodstock, Ga., architect for State Department of Corrections,died Friday, March 18, at the Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Ga. A member of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, GA., he was also a former Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at Woodstock Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Shook conducted greveside services 2 p.m. Monday March 21, at the Magnolia Garden Cemetery at Paynes. Jared L.Coleman, son played the taps. Womble Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He is survived by hes wife, Mrs Sharon Worsham Coleman of Woodstock, GA.; two sons, Warren R. Coleman and Jared L. Coleman of Woodstock, GA.; His parents, J.L. and Irene Coleman of Statesboro,Ga.; three sisters, Linda Mason of Swanquarter, NC., Phyllis Wiggins of Statesboro, Ga., Jenny Moore of Stapelton Ga. He was a son-in-law of Jams Carey and Myrtis Worsham of Paynes. The family requests any memorials be sent to Gideons International or American Cancer Society.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-24-1994
Oakland- LULA B. MOSELY,71, housewife,died Saturday, March 12, at her residence. Services were Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. at Parrish Grove M.B. Church in Oakland with Rev. W.H. Johnson officiating. Burial was in Church Cemetery. She was a member of Massey Grove M.B. Church in Oakland. She is survived by 3 daughters, Rosie Moore of Oakland, Lavonne Moore of Oakland and Nancy Moore of Chicago; 6 sons, Paul Armstrong of Oakland, Tommie Lee Moore of Oakland, Sylvester Moore of Chicago, Louis Armstrong of Chicago, James Nelson of New Oleans, James R. Moore of Oakland, and 3 sisters, Nancy Holland, Addie Bradford and Mary Scott, all of Oakland. Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville had charge of arrangements.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,3-24-1994
Webb-MARIE WILLIAMS MELTON, 54 homemaker, died Thursday, March 17, at Baptist Central Hospital in Memphis. Services were 2 p.m. Friday, March 18, at Sumner Baptist Church with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. Rev. Bob White officiated. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.She graduated from West Tallahatchie High School and was a member of Sumner Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband Paul Melton of Webb; 2 sons, Fred Melton of Charleston and Phillip Melton of Westl one daughter, Paula Melton Cobb of Isola; one brother, Bobby Williams of Winona and three grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to Strider Academy in Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-31-1994
Oakland-JOHN ROBERT MOORE, 46, truck driver for Barton Construction, died Saturday, March 19, 1994 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were Saturday, March 26, at 12 noon at Parrish Grove M.B. Church in Oakland with Rev. Birde Brooks presiding.Burial was in the Church Cemetery with Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville in charge fo arrangements. He is survived bytwo sons; Michael Bland of California and Johnathon Sandifer of Milwaukee, Wis., three sisters, Rosie Moore and Lavonne Moore of Oaklandand Nancy Moore of Chicago; six brothers, Paul Armstrong of Oakland, Louis Armstrong of Chicago,Tommie Moore of Chicago, James Nelson of New Oleans, and Joe Louis Jenkins of Oakland.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-31-1994
Scobey-MELTON RAY MITCHELL, 81, self employed truck driver, died Monday,March 21, of cardiac arrest at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 , at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada with burial in Smith Cemetery in Rosebloom. He is a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Grenada. The husband of Agnes "Polly" D. Mitchell, also oeaves three daughters, Anne Lee of Crystal Springs, Bobbie Williams of Coffeeville, and Billie McCracken of Grenada; two sons, Melton "Buddy" Mitchell of Grenada and Paul Mitchell of Duck Hill, three brothers Ralston Mitchell of Grenada, Skeet Mitchell of Charleston and Raymond Mitchell of Cascilla. 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 3-31-1994
Metairie, LA- MICHAEL JOSEPH HALL, 22,died Sunday, Feb. 13 at his home. Graveside services were Thursday, Feb. 17, at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Bernice, La. with Eagan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walton Hall, Jr. on Metairie, La. He was the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Walton Hall Sr. of Enid and the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Patterson of Bernice, La.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-7-1994
Charleston-JOHN SHERMAN DAHL, 57, retired maintenance man for Sayle Oil Co. in Charlesyon, died Wednesday March 30, of heart failure at his sisters's home in Charleston. Services were 2 p.m. Friday April 1, with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. Newsom Funer Home had charge. He leaves two daughters, Lisa Owens of Cummings, Ga. and Jonalyn Medling of Collierville, Tenn.; his mother, L.E. Dahl of Oakland; four sisters, Velma Foad of Charleston, Elizabeth Thurman of Greenville, Shirley Grier of Fayetteville, Ga. and Sheila Jackson of Tillatobia; two brothers, Calvin "Buddy" Dahl, and Bobby Dahl, both of Charleston and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-7-1994
Charleston-CHARLES WAYNE RIDEOUT, age 54, agent for American General Life Insurance in Batesville, died Thursday March 31, at Baptist Memorial Central Hospital in Memphis. Born in Tallahatchie County, he was the son of Thomas Roy and Addie Lous Thomas Rideout. A graduate of East Tallahatchie Hig Schoolin 1958, he later became a member of the United States Army and National Guard. Rev. Tommy Whitsett, minister of Faith Baptist Church where he was a member, conducted services 10 a.m., Sunday, April 2, at the Charleston First Baptist Church, assisting was Neil Wrenn, Mrs.Kitty Newsom, organist and Mrs. Terri Whitsett, soloist, presented the sacred Music. Interment was in Magnolia Garden Cemetery at Paynes with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his wife , Mrs. Nancy Carol Shaw Rideout; one daughter, Mrs Karen Ann Brassfield of Cleveland; Two sons, Harold Wayne Rideout and Thomas Alan Rideout, both of Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Rice of Charleston and Mrs Dessie Whitworth fo Clarksdale and one grandson. Pallbearers were Bobby Shaw, Donnie Shaw, Glenn Shaw, James Shaw, Marion Shaw, Russell Shaw, Talmadge Shaw, and V. J. Woodall. Family requests that any memoials be made to Faith Baptist Church.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-7-1994
Enid-BETTY SUE NORMAN, 52, waitress, died Saturday morning, April 2, in Tallahatchie General Hospital after a heart attack. Services were 2 p.m., Monday April 4, at Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. She was a member of Church of Christ of Enid. The wife of George Norman, she also leaves a daughter, Sonja Michelle Nichols of Horn Lake; a son, Gary Lamar Norman of Memphis; four sisters, Linnie Beardin of French Camp, Ann Calbert of Little Rock, Virginia Murphree of Enid and Shirley Dubois of Oakland; two brothers, George Hodges of Southaven and Griffin Hodges of Enid; and a grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-MARY CUNNINGHAM ARBUCKLE, age 86, retired LPN, died Saturday, April 9, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital. Born in Tallahatchie County, she was the daughter of William Montgomery and Sarah Winn Gurley Cunningham. Dr. Phil Gerber, minister of Charleston First United Methodist Church where she was a member, conducted services 2 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Louanne Cossar, organist and soloist, presented the sacred music. Interment was in Union Cemetery at Tillatoba. Mrs Arbuckle was preceded in death by her hesband James Frank "Jim" Arbuckle and on daughter Miss Gwendolyne Arbuckle. She is surived by one brother Veldon M. Cunningham of Greenville. Pallbearers were Jim Bonner, L.C. Clark, Bill Crawford, G.L. Cunningham, Preston Perkins. Family requests any memorials to be sent to Tallahtchie Extended Care Facility or Charleston First United Methodist Church or Union Cemetery Fund.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-LLOYD BENFORD BEAIRD, age 73, a retired Air Force master sergeant after 20 years, died Friday, April 8, at the Tallahatchie General hospital, Born in Tallahatchie County. He was the son of Joe Percy and Roena Lillian Hall Beaird. He was a World War II veteran. Rev. Rex Wilburn conducted services 2 p.m., Sunday, April 10, at the Bethel United Methodist Church where he was a member. Assisting was Rev. Bud Lewellen. Mrs. Brenda Brasher, Pianist, and choior presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home handling the arrangements .Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Owens Arendale Beaird, two stepdaughters, Mrs. Nadine Cooper of Memphis and Mrs. Barbara Workman of Alexander, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Marie King of Memphis and Mrs. Gladys Lewellan of Enid; 5 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Michael Griggs, William Hickey, Griffin Hodges, Buddy Kiihnl, David Reed and Henry Reed. Family requests any memorials be sent to Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-ANNA BELLE BROWN, 90, of Mesquite Texas, formerly of Charleston, homemaker, died Tuesday April 5, of apparent heart failure in Dallas. Services were 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Paynes Baptist Church, where she was a member, with burial in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. Newsom Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Brown, the widow of Clyde Brown, leaves two daughter, Marjorie Staten of Mesquite, and Nina Townes of Nashville; a son Benford Brown of Charleston; two sisters, Maude Groves of Houston, Texas, and Mamie Lay Faulkner of Batesville, 11 grendchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-14-1994
Charleston-MARTHA MAE PRESSGROVE, 77, homemaker,died of heart failure, Friday, April 8, at the Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. , Monday April 11, at Newsom Funeral Home withburial in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery. She was a member of the Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs Pressgrove,the wife of L.B. Pressgrove, also leaves a son Anthony Wayne Pressgrove of San Manteo, Calif.; a sister, Ruby Strickland of New Mexico, and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-21-1994
Charleston-FORREST ROLAND TYLER, age 77, retired shipping clerk for Metro Glass in Dalton, Ill., died Sunday, April 17, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center. A World War II Army veteran, he was born July 23, 1916, at Taylor, Miss. to Ben and Eula Tibatha Goodnight Tyler. Rev. Danny Jackson, minister of Stonefield Church of God, where he was a member, conducted services 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs Donna Ross, organist, and the Faith Singer provided the sacred music. Interment was in the Stonefield Church of God Cemetery near Cascilla. He is survived by his former wife, Mrs. Verdie Jeanette Tyler of Grenada who cared for him. Pallbearers were his nephews.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston. 4-21,1994
Charleston-NOBLE G. DEWBERRY, 58 of Howard Co., a native of Tallahatchie County , died April 8 at his home in Howard. The funeral was in Salida County on Sunday, April 10, with the Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in charge. The body was the brought to Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston. A service was conducted Wednesday at 10a.m. with the Reverend Sherman Adams officiating. Burial was in the Adams Arbor Church Cemetery. He was a career Air Force Veteran having retired after 20 years of service. He served all over the U.S., Europe, and the Far East including two tours of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force, he established the American Drilling Company of Howard County. he ws involved in Civic Activities and local government, having served for 8 years on the Colorado School District (RE-3) Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Barbara F. Dewberry of Howard, a daughter; Gay Dewberry of Tucson, Ariz.' two sons, Bradford (Bo) Dewberry of Howard and Christopher Dewberry of Denver, Col.; one sister, Gertrude Cook of Scobey and one brother, A. T. Dewberry of Grenada and two grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-21-1994
Water Valley-ROBERT WESTON WRIGHT,84, mechanic of farm equipment, died of heart failure at Yalobusha County Hospital in Water Valley. Services were Thursday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Water Valley with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. Steve Cannon officiated. He was a member of Oxford United Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his wife, Irene Wright; four sons, Gerrel Wright, Dan Wright, both of Water Valley, John L Wright of Walls and Dean Wright of Charleston; one sister, Annie Camp of Water valley and one brother, Talemadge Wright of Water Valley; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randy Wright, Jonathan Wright, Paul McGehee, Shannon Wright and Paul Carroll.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-28-1994
Charleston-MARY ETTA TRIPLETT HILL, 60, retired school teacher, died Saturday morning April 23, at her home after a long struggle with cancer. Rev. C. L. Shelton performed services Wednesday, April 27, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, where she was a member and served as class leader and stewardess, with burial in the Oliver Cemetery in her native hometown of Louisville. Century Funeral Home of Greenwood was in charge. Pallbearers were the stewards of St. Paul Church. Mrs Hill taught for 26 years at the Charleston Elementary School. She was a graduate of Coahoma Junior College and Mississippi Valley State University and did further study at Alcorn State and Delta State Universities. She was a member of the Mississippi Association of Educators and served for a number of years as youth director for the Business and Professional Women's Little Sisters Club. Mrs. Hill is survived by a daughter, Elma Jean Hill; a son Hirouth Hill; her mother, Odell Bozeman; and a grandson, all of Charleston.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-28-1994
Charleston-MARY ALMA OWENS, 81, retired nurse, died Monday, April 18, of complications from a stroke at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in oxford. Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in the Charleston Cemetery. She was a member of the Charleston Church of Christ. Mrs Owens, the widow of Lamar Owens, leaves a son, Robert Lamar Owens of Natchez, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 4-28-1994
Glendora-PEYTON HODGE PROCTOR, 83, farmer and farm manager, died Thursday, April 21, of heart failure at his home. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Wilson &Knight Funeral Home of Greenwood with burial in Woodlawn cemetery in Sumner. He was a Lions Club member. Mr. Proctor, the husband of Agnes Hoffman Proctor, also leaves three sons, James Proctor of Collins, Mick Proctor of Greenwoodand Phillip Wesley Proctor of Conyers, Ga.; a sister, Nancy Proctor King of Greenwood, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to Glendora Methodist Church, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Kidney Foundation.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Anguilla-ADDIE LAWS BARRETT, 102, of Anguilla, died Tuesday, April 19, at her home. Services were Saturday, April 23, at Locust Grove M.B. Church of Anguilla, where she was a member, with burial in the Locust Grove Cemetery there. Smith Funeral Home of Belzoni was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Barrett was born June 19, 1891, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Laws of Charleston. She was married to James Barrett in March of 1960. Both Mr. Barrett and their daughter, Flora Copeland of Charleston preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Leola Moore of Anguilla.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Charleston-BENFORD "PETE" McGARRITY, 75, retired maintenance employee for Mississippi highway Department died Saturday, April 30, at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Rev. Curtis Shelton conducted services at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Adams Arbor Church of God of Prophecy near Paynes, where he was a member. Mrs Sarah Shelton, pianist, and Mrs. Joan Ross, soloist provided the sacred music. Burial was in the church cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Floy Kerr McGarrity; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy J. Baker and Mrs. Rose L Wilson both of Grenada, Mrs. Maggie"Bobbie" White of Atlanta, and Ms Jo Ann Williams of Charleston; a son Benford McGarrity, Jr. of Grenada; a brother, Clyde L McGarrity of Charleston; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were John D. Thorn, Raymond L Thorn, Clay Whitten, Cris Williams, Jack B. Wilson and Jeff Wilson.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Enid-EARL D. JOHNSON, 52, of Chicago, formerly of Enid, stocker for Hotpoint in Chicago, died Thursday, April 28, of heart disease in Chicago. Services were at 1:30 ap.m. Saturday, April 30, at Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Poplar Spring Cemetery here, Cooley's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Johnson, also leaves two daughters, Lisa Johnson and Shan Johnson and a son,Timothy Johnson all of Chicago; four sisters, Shirley Johnson and Ester Johnson, both of Iowa, Annie Margaret Johnson of Charleston and Edith Johnson of Chicago; and five brothers, Willie Henry Johnson, Frank Johnson and Joe Lee Johnson, all of Enid, Ransom Johnson of California and Tom Ernest Johnson of Chicago.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Philipp-JOHN W. ADAMS, JR, 65, died Monday, May 2, at the Methodist Central Hospital in Memphis after a heart attack. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the National Funeral Home Chapel of Grenada with burial in Providence Cemetery at Gore Springs. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Adams, the husband of Ruth Adams, also leaves a daughter, Brenda A. Norris fo Winona; three sons, John W. Adams, III, Bobby Wayne Adams and Barry Lynn Adams, all of Philipp; his mother, Grace Perkins Adams of Milwaukee, Wis.; a sister, Ann Milam of Grenada; three brothers, James E. Adams and Jack Sdams, both of Milwaukee, and Charles R. Adams of Memphis, and a grendchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-5-1994
Selmam, Tenn.-ERA C. HUBBERT, 83, of Selma, retired beautician and manicurist,died Sunday, April 24, at Tri-County Convalescent Home in Adamsville, Tenn. after a long illness. Services were held Tuesday, April 26, at 11 a.m., at Lake Hill Memory Gardens. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Hubbert ins survived by a daughter, Doris Greer of Selmer; a son, Lewis Hubbert of Highpoint, N.C.; a brother, Willie Havens of Charleston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-12-1994
Charleston-ROBBIE WHITE SHOOK, age 91, widow of Noah C. Shook, died Sunday, May 8, at the home of her son, Edwaud Shook. Born in Tallahatchie County, she was a former piantist for Paynes Baptist Church, a former school teacher , and was active in the Homemaker Demonstration Club where she was a recipient of a 50 year pin. Rev. Jerry Bingham conducted services11 a.m., Tuesday, May 10, at Paynes Baptist Church where she was a member. The sacred music was presented by Harlin Fox, soloist and Louise Fox, organist. Interment was in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery at Paynes with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Sarah Shook of Charleston; two sons, Edward Shook and Jamie Shook, both of Charleston; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers wre Barksdale Denley, Nick Denley, Dan Shook, Roy Shook, Carey Worsham and William Archie Worsham. Family requests any memorials be sent to Paynes Baptist Church Building Fund.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-12-1994
Enid-ANN HOLLINGSWORTH WRENN, age 73, widow of W.D. Wrenn,died Saturday, May 7, at her home. She was a member of the Teasdale Ladies' Auxiliary Club and the Teasdale Quilters Club. Rev. Rex Wilburn conducted services 11 a.m., Monday, May 9, at the Bethel United Methodist Church where she was a member. Frank Bartozzi presented the Eulogy. Sacred music was presented by Mrs. Brenda Brasher, Mrs. Pat Little, and Mrs. Carla Willis. Interment was in Bethel cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Mills of Bay St.Louis, Mrs. Jeanne Witherspoon of LaPlace, La. and Mrs. Pam Brooks of Ruleville; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Epps of Enid and Mrs. Tommie Bartozzi of Memphis; one brother Jake T. Hollingsworth of Enid; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Donald Eastridge, Paul Eastridge,Gary Epps, Jerry Hollingsworth, Terry Hollingsworth, Teddy Taylor.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-12-1994
Oakland-BOOKER T. FLOWERS, 62, of Chicago, formerly of Oakland, died Thursday, May 5, of heart disease at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Services were 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, at Persimmon Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Enid, where he was a member. Cooley's Mortuary in Batesville had charge of arrangements. He leaves four daughters, Kimberly Flours, Ethel Flowers, Sabrina Flowers and Cleo Flowers, and a son, Booker T. Flowers, Jr. all of Chicago; his mother, Fordia Kimble of Oakland; six sisters, Minnie Suggs, Edna Bradford, Hubert Jean Kimble, and Shirley McCollins, all of Oakland, Marie Taylor of Cascilla and Mary Chandler of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, L.C.Kimble and H.K. Kimble, both of Oakland and 10 grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Sumner-BETTY LOU McLAIN, 50, former employee of Fabric Center in Clarksdale, died Sunday, May 15, at her home. Services were 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. Mrs. McLain leaves two sons, Windell McLain of Horn Lake and Shane McLain of Clarksdale; her mother, Lola Card of Sumner, and a brother Bobby Gene Card of Houston, Texas.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Charleston-PAULINE ROGER WOLFE, 77, homemaker, died Sunday, May 15, of heart failure at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Smith Cemetery in Rosebloom. Mrs Wolfe, the wife of Chester Wolfe, also leaves a daughter Patsy Brasell of Batesville; a son Herbert Wolfe of Charleston; a sister, Catherine Campbell of Greenwood and a brother, John Louis Rogers of Baton Rouge, La.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Sumner-CHARLEY EVERETT DEAN, 86, retired farmer, died Saturday, May 14, of heart failure at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Mcneil-Nowell Funeral Home in Tutwiler with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He leaves a sister, Ruth Dean Werner of Sumner.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston,5-19-1994
Tutwiler-DONNY FULLILOVE, 46, of Brick N.J. formerly of Tutwiler, taxi driver, died Tuesday, May 10, of heart failure at Kimball Hospital in Lakewood, N.J.. Services were 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale with burial in Drew Cemetery. he was a Vietnam War Army Veteran. The husband of Ellen Moses Fullilove, he also leaves two sons, Neil Fullilove and Adams Fullilove, both of Brick; three sisters, Myrtis Holland of Greenville; Gennelle Mathews of Woodward, Okla., and Leona Lane of Tutwiler; four brothers, Kenneth Fullilove of Houston, James Fullilove of Grenada and Carl Fullilove and Martin Fullilove, both of Pearl River, La.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-19-1994
Charleston-GEORGE W. LINDLEY, 88, of Oakland, died Thursday, May 12, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Services were 2 p.m. Friday May 13, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Ruleville Cemetery. He is survived by his wife,Bertice Lindley of Oakland; a son George W. Lindley, Jr. of Dragonfield, Texas; three daughters, Juanita Allen of Oakland, Sadie Roberts and Estelle Hillhouse, both of Charleston; thre brothers, Claude Lindley of Grenwood, Edward Lindley of Memphis,and Albert Lindley of Charleston; two sisters, Minnie Maxey of Oxberry and Laura Staten of Grenada; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 5-26-1994
Charleston-JOHN RILEY MARTIN,72 retired carpenter and construction worker, died Sunday, May 22, of cancer at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were 2 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Bethel Cemetery in Enid. He leaves two sisters, Mattie Taylor of Enid and Myrtle Martin of Tillatoba.

Sun-Sentinel- Charleston, 5-26-1994
Charleston-THELDA ELLETT ATKINS, 74, homemaker,died Friday, May 20, of probable complications from parkinson disease and epilepsy at her home. Services were 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Newsom Funeral Home with burial in Magnolia Gardens Cemetery in Paynes. Mrs. Atkins, the widow of Calvin Atkins,leaves two daughters, Nancy Baiel and Robbie Draffin, both of Memphis; two sisters Thelma McCullough of Charleston and Sara Lloyd of Shreveport. La.; a brother, James Norris Ellett of Arizona, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Charleston-ISAAC FRANK SAYLE, age 77, retired farmer, died Wednesday, June 1, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Rev. Jeff Sockwell and Rev. W.R. McElrath conducted services 2 p.m., June 2, at the First Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Linda Allison, organist, and Mrs. Elaine Sayle, pianist presented the sacred music. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and an Elder Emeritis. An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served for years as President of the Tallahatchie County Hospital Board and President of the Cowart Gin Corp. Board. He was a member of the Board of the Tallahatchie County Bank, former President of the East Tallahatchie School Board, past President of the Tallahatchie Country Club, and President of North Tillatoba Drainage District. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Heinline Sayle; one daughter, Sally Sayle Weathersby of Memphis; one son David Bardwell Sayle of Charleston; two step-daughter, Ann Heinline of San Francisce, Calif. and Patricia H. Rutrough of Bloomington, Ill.; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family requsts any memorials be sent to the Tallahatchie General Hospital Foundation or the First Presbyterian Church.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Grenada-MRS. S.A. HARVEY, 79, died Sunday, May 29, at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Rev. B. Brooks conducted services Sunday, June 5, at Brushy Fork M.B. Church with interment in Brushy Fork Cemetery. She is survived by twelve children; daughters, Rosie Mae Horton, Maggie Johnson, Virginia Norton, and Annie Pearl Bridges all of Grenada; Lue Willie Berry of Ottawa, Kansas, Florence Reed of Fort Lee, Virginia; sons, Ennis Harvey, Jr. Nelson harvey, Wade Harvey, Manuel Harvey, all of Grenada, Ike harvey of Sandusky, ohio and Sylvester Harvey of Phoenix, Ariz. One son and several brothers preceded her in death. She also leaves four sisters, Leora Covington andEssie Hands and Lillie Meeks of Portageville, MO.; two brothers, Lewis and B.W. Towns of Chicago, Ill. and 41 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Oakland-MATTIE REA HARRIS-CRUMP, 71, retired domestic worker, died Friday,June 3, at South Panola County Hospital in Batesville after a heart attack. Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday June 7, at St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church wit burial in the church cemetery. Hodges Funeral Home of Oxford had charge of arrangements. She was a member of Car's Chapel CME Church. Mrs. Crump, the widow of Sidney Crump, Jr., leaves five daughters, Susan Sumlin, Thelma Kee and Martha Clark, all of Oakland, Bobbie Hervey of Oxford and Annie Coffery of Memphis; three sons, Gene Crump and Richard Crump,both of Oakland, and Sidney Crump, III of Oxford; two sisters,Susie Johnson and Lucill Chambers, both of Oakland, 21 grendchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-9-1994
Tutwiler-KATHLEEN A. JENNINGS, 80 retired post office clerk, died Monday, June 6, of heart failure at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services were 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler where she was a member, with burial in Rosemound Cemetery. McNeil-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale had charge. She was a member of the Tutwiler Women's Club, Home Demonstration Club and National association of Retired Federal Employees. She also leaves two daughters, May Ann Osborne of Southaven and Davileen Aquila of Miami; a son, Dave Jennings, III, of Clarksdale; a sister, Mabel Callicutt of Tutwiler; three brothers, Henry Ashford of Cleveland and David Ashford of Grenada; eight grandchildren. The family requests any memorials be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-16-1994
Grenada-JOE WILLIAM EZELL, 83 retired farmer and carpenter, died Saturday, June 4, of apparent heart failure at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at National Funeral Home with burial in Calvary Cemetery. He was a deacon of Calvary Baptist Church. The husband of Opal Byrd Ezell, he also leaves three daughters, Olene Little of Elliott, Sue Jennings of Charleston, and Brenda Ezell of Grenada; two sisters, Ruth Little of Elliott and Opal Farris of Jackson; three brothers, Frank Ezell and Jack Ezell, both of Tupelo and Billy Ezell of Grenada, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dennis Little, Trent Little,Chris Jennings, Ben Simmons, Ricky Corley and Ray Britt.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-16-1994
Columbus-EUGENIA 'JEAN' HARFST, 50 died Wednesday, June 8, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle in Columbus of an apparent stroke. Services were Saturday, June 11, at Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jeral D. Hunley officiating, and with burial in Memorial Funeral Home had charge. A former resident of Enid, she made her home in Columbus in 1965. She received and associate's degree from Wood Junior College and attended Mississippi State College for Women. She had bee employed by Mexican Kitchen since 1984. She attended First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Dennis L Harfst; one daughter, Laurie Harfst; one son, James Hl Harfst of Starkville; and a sister, Jane Christopher of Houston Texas. Pallbearers were Scotty Yates, Sam Laffoon, George Wages, Steve Jaynes, Jimmy Kellum and Robbie LaFarge.

Sun-Sentinel-Chaleston, 6-23-1994
Charleston-JOE BUFORD CLARK, 73 died Monday, June 13, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was a retired city manager of Water and Waste Treatment Plant and fire fighter after 33 years of service. He was a menber of First United Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran and a member of George Washington Masonic Lodge. The funeral was 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Newsom Funeral Home Chapel,. Burial was in Charleston Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Clark of Charleston; a son, Steve Clark of Cleveland; a daughter, Beverly Clark Trout of New Albany; two brothers, Perry Whitten of Charleston and John Clark of Jackson; three sisters, Virginia Cardwell of Killen, Texas, Bette Rose Pearson of Selma, Aola and Charlene Freeland of Jackson; and six grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-23-1994
Charleston-MARY WOLFE PETTIT, 80, homemaker, diedThursday, June 16, at the Grenada Lake Medical Center after a series of strokes. Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Newsom Funeral Home wirh burial in Magnolia Garden Cemetery. Mrs. Pettit, the widow of Manley Wolfe, leaves three sisters, Frances Carlin of Houston, Texas, Estelle Williams of Charleston and Ruby Lynn Sharp of Memphis; a brother, Leroy O'Bryant of Iuka, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-23-1994
Charleston-MARY LEE SIMPSON PITCHER, age 68, died Friday, June 17, at the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Born in Tutwiler, she was the daughter of William Thomas and Annie Love Sweatt Simpson. She was the widow of Gordon Francis Pitcher, who preceded her in death in 1990. Funeral mass was 10 a.m. Monday, June 20, at St. John's Catholic Church conducted by Father Peter Machesky. Mrs. Pitcher was a communicant at St John's. Interment was in the Charleston Cemetery with Womble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She is survived by two sons, Gordon F. Pitcher, Jr. of Memphis and Martin Tracy Pitcher of Grenada; three sisters, Mrs. Zenia Martin of Charleston, Mrs. Annie Kate Williams of Mobile, Ala. and Mrs. hedy Maude Champion fo Charleston, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Callendar, Robertson Dailey, Matt Pitcher, Chris Morris, Jimmy Morris and Billy Selby. The family requests any memorials be sent to the America Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston 6-30-1994
Cascilla-JESSIE JAMES TOWNSEND, 35 employee of Roger Morris Bricklayer's Co., died Sunday, June 12, of a gunshot wound at his home. Services were 1 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at Roberts & Sons Mortuary in Winona with burial in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery near Kilmichael. The husband of Linda Townsend, he also leaves a son, Anthony Townsend of Cascilla; his mother, Edna Maude Jenkins of Kilmichael; his father, Walter Townsend of Arkansas; two sister, Annie Gorden of North Chicago, Ill., and Beatrice Easterwood of Milwaukee; two brothers, Everett Daniels of Milwaukee and Bernard 'B.J." Daniels of Kilmichael, and his grandmother, Maude W. Davidson of Kilmichael.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 6-30-1994
Enid-MURRY 'PETE' DORRIS, 77, rtired farmer, died Monday, June 20, of emphysema at his home. Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston with graveside services at 3:30 p.m. in Broom Cemetery near Coffeeville. The husband of Lura Dorris, he also leaves four daughters Delaney Robinson of Marion, Ill., Cherri Boyle of Byhalia, Lafaye House of Salt Lake City and Gwendolyn russell of Olive Branch, three sons, Sale Dorris of Enid, Murry Dorris of San Marcos, Texas, and Jess Dorris of Vicksburg; a sister, Annis Wilkie of Winona; two brothers, Dalton Dorris of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Dossie Dorris of Calhoun City, 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-7-1994
Enid-EVA L. DRAPER, 87, homemaker,died Thursday, June 30, of heart disease at her home. services were 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville, where she was a member. with burial at Springhill Cemetery in Pope. Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville had charge of arrangememts. She was also a member of Order of the Eastern Star Queen Esther Chapter 18 in Batesville. Mrs Draper leaves two sisters, Priscilla Bradford of Batesville and Helen Hardwick of Chicago; a brother, Tom Lloyd of Chicago, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Charleston- KENNETH HALEY PETTIT, 71, of Lake Providence, La. , formerly of Charleston, died Saturday, July 9, of heart failure at Cypress Manor Nursing Home in Lake Providence. Services were 10 a.m. tuesday, July 12, at Newsom Funeral home with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran. The husband of Lois Pettit, he also leaves a daughter , Laura Coker, and a son, Roger Pettit, both of Charleston; three sisters, Martha Kyle and Mary Ann Elliot both of Tillatoba and Carolyn Little of Cleveland; three brothers, William E. Pettit, Jr. and Graham B. Pettit, both of Jackson and Wayne Pettit of Maryland; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Sumner-MERIL LUTHER CANNON, 72, carpenter, died Sunday, July 3, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. Services were Monday, July 4, at Pine Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charlie Cornelius officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Presbyterian Cemetery in Oakland. The husband of Helen Ruth Cannon, he is also survived by one son Tom J Walters of Kaleen, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Martha McCaslin of Springfield, Va. Mrs. Gayle Jennings of Taylorsville, Mrs Ellan Debrow of Theodore, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Bethea of Daphne, Ala. and Mrs. Beth holsonback of Spanish Fort, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Enid- SAM 'BIG BOY' BLACKBURN, 71, maintenance worker for Panola Mills in Batesville, died Saturday, July 2, of heart disease at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Enid, Where he was a member, with burial in Flemings Cemetery in Scobey, Cooley's Mortuary had charge. Blackburn, the husband of Dartha wren Blackburn, also leaves eight daughters, Christine Johnson of Batesville, Minnie Ray, Norma Faye Blackburn, Betty Blackburn, Odester Blackburn, Bobbie Shegog, Gloria Blackburn and Phylisteen Leonard, all of Enid; five sons, Sam Blackburn, Jr., Edward Ray Blackburn and Ben Blackburn Jr., all of Chicago, and Joel blackburn and Michael Blackburn, both of Enid; nine sisters, Annie M. Jonsoh and Gentra Lighting, both of Batesville, Emma Curtis of charleston, Martha Williams and Dora Johnson, both of Chicago, Willie M .Small, Flossie Cox and Male Robinson, all of Los Angeles, and Minnie Bell King of Detriot; seven brothers, Patrick Cox, Travis Blackburn, Billy Blackburn, and Tommie Lee Blackburn, all of Chicago, Cornelius Blackburn and Noble Hayes Blackburn, both of Batesville, and Jim Nelson of Rockford, Ill., 37 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Elaine, Ark.- JOHNNY 'JOHN' GILBERT WRIGHT, 69, died Friday, July 1, of natural causes at Helena Regional Medical Center, Helena Ark. He was a U.S.Navy veteran, retired farmer and carpenter, who had lived in Elaine since 1957. Services were held 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Roller-Citizens Chapel. Officiating was Rev. Mike Fowler. Burial was held in Sunset Memorial Park in Barton Ark. He leaves his wife, Rachel Edgin Wright, two sons, John 'Johnny' Richard Wright and Terry Lynn Wright, both of Elaine, Ark. 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-28-1994
Enid- BRADY HOWE, 75, retired security guard, died Saturdau, July 23, of heart failure at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services were 2 p.m. Mondayn, 7-7-1994
Enid-EVA L. DRAPER, 87, homemaker,died Thursday, June 30, of heart disease at her home. services were 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Batesville, where she was a member. with burial at Springhill Cemetery in Pope. Cooley's Mortuary of Batesville had charge of arrangememts. She was also a member of Order of the Eastern Star Queen Esther Chapter 18 in Batesville. Mrs Draper leaves two sisters, Priscilla Bradford of Batesville and Helen Hardwick of Chicago; a brother, Tom Lloyd of Chicago, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Charleston- KENNETH HALEY PETTIT, 71, of Lake Providence, La. , formerly of Charleston, died Saturday, July 9, of heart failure at Cypress Manor Nursing Home in Lake Providence. Services were 10 a.m. tuesday, July 12, at Newsom Funeral home with burial in Magnolia Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran. The husband of Lois Pettit, he also leaves a daughter , Laura Coker, and a son, Roger Pettit, both of Charleston; three sisters, Martha Kyle and Mary Ann Elliot both of Tillatoba and Carolyn Little of Cleveland; three brothers, William E. Pettit, Jr. and Graham B. Pettit, both of Jackson and Wayne Pettit of Maryland; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Sumner-MERIL LUTHER CANNON, 72, carpenter, died Sunday, July 3, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital in Greenwood. Services were Monday, July 4, at Pine Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charlie Cornelius officiating. Burial was in Pine Hill Presbyterian Cemetery in Oakland. The husband of Helen Ruth Cannon, he is also survived by one son Tom J Walters of Kaleen, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Martha McCaslin of Springfield, Va. Mrs. Gayle Jennings of Taylorsville, Mrs Ellan Debrow of Theodore, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Geneva Bethea of Daphne, Ala. and Mrs. Beth holsonback of Spanish Fort, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Enid- SAM 'BIG BOY' BLACKBURN, 71, maintenance worker for Panola Mills in Batesville, died Saturday, July 2, of heart disease at Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Services were 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Enid, Where he was a member, with burial in Flemings Cemetery in Scobey, Cooley's Mortuary had charge. Blackburn, the husband of Dartha wren Blackburn, also leaves eight daughters, Christine Johnson of Batesville, Minnie Ray, Norma Faye Blackburn, Betty Blackburn, Odester Blackburn, Bobbie Shegog, Gloria Blackburn and Phylisteen Leonard, all of Enid; five sons, Sam Blackburn, Jr., Edward Ray Blackburn and Ben Blackburn Jr., all of Chicago, and Joel blackburn and Michael Blackburn, both of Enid; nine sisters, Annie M. Jonsoh and Gentra Lighting, both of Batesville, Emma Curtis of charleston, Martha Williams and Dora Johnson, both of Chicago, Willie M .Small, Flossie Cox and Male Robinson, all of Los Angeles, and Minnie Bell King of Detriot; seven brothers, Patrick Cox, Travis Blackburn, Billy Blackburn, and Tommie Lee Blackburn, all of Chicago, Cornelius Blackburn and Noble Hayes Blackburn, both of Batesville, and Jim Nelson of Rockford, Ill., 37 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-14-1994
Elaine, Ark.- JOHNNY 'JOHN' GILBERT WRIGHT, 69, died Friday, July 1, of natural causes at Helena Regional Medical Center, Helena Ark. He was a U.S.Navy veteran, retired farmer and carpenter, who had lived in Elaine since 1957. Services were held 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Roller-Citizens Chapel. Officiating was Rev. Mike Fowler. Burial was held in Sunset Memorial Park in Barton Ark. He leaves his wife, Rachel Edgin Wright, two sons, John 'Johnny' Richard Wright and Terry Lynn Wright, both of Elaine, Ark. 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Sun-Sentinel-Charleston, 7-28-1994
Enid- BRADY HOWE, 75, retired security guard, died Saturday, July 23, of heart failure at Memphis Veterans Medical Center. Services were 2 p.m. Monday
I just have a written copy from the original Obit, and Ihave not been able to find either Rev E.D Rowe nor Mollie Rowe on the online Bethel Cemetery. And it doesn't say which Newspaper it was printed in. Mrs Rowe Dies at Home of Daughter In Marks Sat.A.M Dated 16 th March,1940 Mrs Mollie Rowe, born July 1855,died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Odie Bonner, in Marks, Saturday morning at 2:30 o'clock and was buried in the Bethel Cemetery in Tallahatchie Co Ms a few miles west of Enid. Mrs Rowe was a native of Panola County being born Mollie Goodnight on December 18,1883, she was united in Marriage to Rev.E.D.Rowe, a Baptist Minister of Tallahatchie Co . Rev. Rowe was a Confederate Veteran having served the full four years of the Civil War. He was a native of Alabama, returning to his native state, from Louisiana at the outbreak of the war to enlist.After the war he moved to Tallahatchie Co Miss where he married and became one of the most useful citizens of the County.He represented the County in the State Legislature and was a member of the Constitution Convention of 1890. Rev.Rowe prededed his wife in death on November 28, 1915 Surviving Mrs Rowe are two daughters and one son.Mrs Odie Bonner of Marks,Miss Peggy Rowe and D.C. (Clarence)Rowe of Denver Colorado. Mrs Rowe had made her home with her daughter in Marks for several years. She was a member of the Marks Baptist Church.She would have been 85 had she lived until July. Rev JC Wilson conducted the funeral at the Church 4:00 pm Saturday afternoon. Pallbearers were J.R Berryhill,L.C.Turner,J.P.Turner others were unreadable All the Pallbearers mentioned are Mollies StepChildren's Husbands.

Appendage to this Obit: Rev ED Rowe and Mollie Goodnight had another daughter.There oldest daughter Myrtle Rowe Atkins is not mentioned because she had married beneath her station to Edd Atkins.It has been said that Rev ED Rowe preached Myrtle's Funeral to her on her wedding day.And Rev.ED Rowe had disowned her from the family.Apparently the Family had deferred to his wish, and she isnt mentioned here.

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