James Michael Johnson
WATER VALLEY: James Michael Johnson, age 42, died at his home in Water Valley on Saturday morning, March 31, 2007
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Water Valley.
Funeral services were held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Fuenral Home Monday, April 2, 2007, at two o’clock in the afternoon, with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Burial followed in Shipp Cemetery in Lafayette County.
Survivors include: his wife, Vickie Wade Johnson of Water Valley; a daughter, April Johnson of Water Valley; sons, Brian and James Michael Johnson, both of Water Valley; sisters, Barbara Tynon of Puyallup, Washington, Ellen Bucci of Joliet, Illinois, Doris “Dee” Fowler of Banner, Linda Morgan of Richland, Missouri, Carol Reiman of Phllipsburg, Missouri, and Kathy Tartt of Pope; brothers, Jack Johnson of Paris, Billy Johnson of Oxford, and Victor Johnson of Paris; his mother, Francis Kappes of Water Valley; and three grandchildren.
Preceding Mr. Johnson in death was his father, Jack Johnson (November 3, 2005).
Charles (Charlie) F. Lloyd
GREENWOOD: Charles (Charlie) F. Lloyd, 44, of Greenwood died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at his home of heart failure.
Graveside services were held at two o’clock in the afternoon Monday, April 2, 2007, in Itta Bena Cemetery, with Rev. Bobby Moore officiating Pallbearers were Wayne Holeman, Jamie Holeman, Mitch Corley, Dennis Mullen, Cliff Chrismond, and Coby Chrismond. Williams & Lord Funeral Home of Greenwood had charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lloyd was born in Greenwood and attended Leflore County High School in Itta Bena. He worked for Deviney Construction and Ferguson Machinery before becoming disabled. He was a member of the Morgan City Baptist Church. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Lloyd.
Survivors include: his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lloyd of Swiftown; two daughters, Amanda Goss and Maggie Lloyd, both of Carrollton; four brothers, Jimmy Lloyd of Moorhead, Tim Lloyd of Belzoni, Randy Lloyd of Swiftown, and Danny Lloyd of Water Valley; one grandson; and a special friend, Jeanette Johnson of Greenwood.
Robert Carroll Maxwell
OXFORD: Robert Carroll Maxwell, 83, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, in St. Augustine, Florida. His remains were cremated by Craig Fuenral Home in St. Augustine and his ashes will be scattered at Beauvoir in Biloxi. A memorial service will be conducted by Curt Presley at three o’clock in the afternoon April 15, 2007, in Christ Presbyterian Church at Oxford. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service.
A resident of Lafayette County, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Captured at Bastogne, he spent the final months of the war in a German prisoner of war camp. Continuing his military career, he served in several U.S. and French posts. As a veteran, he held memberships in the VFW, DAV, and the American Legion.
Following his military service, he provided museum security at Beauvoir in Biloxi. He served as the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier at Beauvoir and held membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Military Order of Stars and Bars and the Order of the Southern Cross. He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Oxford.
Survivors include: his wife, Connie Maxwell; his daugher, Lillian Davis Childress; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Angel Ranch.
James Edward (BooJack) Perkins
WATERLOO, IOWA: James Edward (“BooJack”) Perkins, 63, of Waterloo, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home of natural causes.
Graveside Committal Service was held Monday, March 26, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo. Pastor Willie D. Campbell officiated.
Mr. Perkins was born April 4, 1943 in Starkville to the late Frank and Amy Sanders. “BooJack” was raised as a child by family members in Water Valley after the death of his parents. He attended Davidson High School in Water Valley. Mr. Perkins later moved to Waterloo as a young adult, and married Maggie Hinton and this union was blessed with a daughter. While residing in Waterloo, he worked for Wonder Bread Bakery. He retired after 37 years of sevice.
He is survived by: his daughter, Tabatha Perkins and three grandchildren of Laurel; and his sister, Ruth Sanders.
Fannie Sandifer Lynch Woods
WATER VALLEY: Fannie Sandifer Lynch Woods, age 91, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, in Yalobusha County Nursing Home.
A daughter of the late Alexander Lomax Sandifer and Lu Vicy Clark Sandifer, Mrs. Woods was born in Simpson County. She was a member of First Christian Church of Water Valley.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Fuenral Home on Friday, April 6, 2007, at eleven o’clock in the morning with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with Alex McCoy, David Storie, Bobby Headrick, Toby Storie, and Travis Hughes serving as pallbearers.
Mrs. Woods is survived by: three daughters, Lillie Lue Grogan of Broomfield, Colorado, Mary Storie of Thornton, Colorado, and Pansy Saxton of Water Valley; one brother, Cecil Nelson Sandifer of Mendenhall; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Dewitt Lynch (June 3, 1982) and Morris Woods (December 6, 2001).