Quinn Mize Alger
OXFORD: Quinn Mize Alger, 97, died Friday, May 11, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
Funeral services for Mrs. Alger were held at two o’clock in the afternoon Monday, May 14, 2007, in Oxford First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. John Semmes and Rev. Katherine Cooke officiating. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.
A retired teacher, Mrs. Alger taught 8th Grade English in the Water Valley School System in the late 1960s. She also taught junior high in school systems in Memphis and in other Mississippi schools, prior to her retirments. She was born in Lafayette County and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Oxford. Mrs. Alger was a member of both the Tennessee and Mississippi Retired Teachers Associations, a member of the Readers Guild, and a member of Lafayette County Republican Women. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
Survivors include: her sons, Vernon Mize Alger and James Paul Alger, both of Oxford; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 924 Van Buren, Oxford, MS 38655.
Patricia Elaine Corcoran
OXFORD: Patricia Elaine Corcoran, age 57, of Oxford passed away at her home on Thursday, May 10, 2007.
Elaine was a Baptist and a homemaker, spending her life caring for her loving family.
The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock Monday, May 14, 2007, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Reverend Roger Howell officiating. Interment followed in Orwood Cemetery in Lafayette County.
Survivors include: a daughter, Shannon Carroll of Oxford; a son, Zane Carroll of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one brother, Jimmy Nelson of Oxford; and two grandchildren.
Preceding Mrs. Corcoran in death were: her parents, H. D. Nelson and Dorothy Simpson Nelson; her husband, Robert Corcoran (July 5, 2000), and a brother, Tommy Nelson.
Mable Kimble Hardy
TILLATOBIA: Mable Kimble Hardy was born to the union of Johnnie and Mary Kimble of Tillatoba. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with New Rehoboth Baptist Church. Mable was united in matrimony to James E. Hardy on January 7, 1940 and to this union four children were born.
Moving to Chicago in 1947, she joined her family in membership at Liberty Baptist Church. Later in 1953, after moving to the west side of Chicago, she united with Greater Progressive Church. This is where she remained a member until her return to New Rehoboth Baptist Church. While in Chicago, she worked at American Condenser Company and she was employed with the Chicago Public School System.
Funeral services were held at 12:00 Noon Thursday, April 19, 2007, at New Rehoboth Baptist Church with Minister Corene Anderson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Eddie Robison Funeral Director in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Larry Bland, Jesse McCollins, Mark Houston, Austin Randolph, Sylvester Kirk, and Aaron Sanders.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James E. Hardy, and her parents.
She leaves to cherish her memory: Mary Marie Hardy Hall Randolph (Austin) of Springfield, Illinois; Colette (Co Co) Hardy Hunter (Ronnell) of Belleville, Illinois; Danette (DD) Kirk of Tillatoba; and Yvonne (Bunny) Sanders of Columbus; one sister, Annie Mae House of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren; an aunt and uncle, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lula Mae Hicks
TUTWILER: Lula Mae Hicks, age 98, died at her home. She was a homemaker.
Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Newsom Funeral Home in Charleston Wednesday, May 9, 2007. Burial was in Jenkins Cemetery at Sumner.
Survivors are: a daughter, Ruth Coleman of Pelehatchie; three sons, Billy Lockley of Pearl, Charles Sharpe of Duck Hill, and Clayton Sharpe of Water Valley; and several grandchildren.
WATER VALLEY: Mrs. Channie McCollins, 87, passed away on May 7, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
Born in Oakland, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha Jones Clark. She was a retired beutician and a member of Robison Chapel A.M.E. Church in Oakland.
The funeral service was held at Spring Hill North M.B. Church in Water Valley Saturday, May 12, 2007, at eleven o’clock in the morning with Rev. Mitchell Steen presiding. The committal was held in the Spring Hill North Cemetery on Highway 32 West, with Eric Brown, Dustin Brown, Terence Brown, Hosea Cruze, Brandon Carr, Devin Reese and Tony Hoskins serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Keith Carr, Kevin Carr, Tony Austin, Chris Patterson, Frank McCollins, Carey McCollins, and Bryan Mix. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Mrs. McCollins is survived by: three daughters, Teresa Carr of Water Valley, Maxine Carthon of Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Maggie Brown of Water Valley; a son, Hosea Bradford of Water Valley; a special step-daughter, Lynn McCollins; 22 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her husband, Warrie McCollins; daughter, Mary A. Campbell; son, William McCollins, Jr.; sisters, Rebbie Booker, Robertha Chambers, and Lethia Clark; and brothers, Lewis Clark, George Clark, Bud Clark, and Sonny Clark.
Marty Guy “Squeaky” Shegog
WATER VALLEY: Marty Guy “Squeaky” Shegog, age 49, died May 11, 2006, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Missisisppi at Oxford. A native of Pope, he was a graduate of South Panola High School in Batesville. He was a truck driver and a self-employed mechanic. He was a U. S. Marine.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007 in Miles Memorial C.M.E. Church, with Rev. Adam Tyson officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Water Valley. Eddie Robinson Funeral Directors have charge of arrangements.
Survivors include: his wife, Cynthia Shegog of Water Valley; one son, Martel Shegog of Georgia; three daughters, Stephanie Brown of Batesville, Trista Shegog and Sheree Shegog, both of Water Valley; his mother, Ruthie Jane Shegog of Pope; three brothers, Martin Ray Shegog of Kankakee, Illinois, Emmitt Shegog of Batesville, and Dwayne Shegog of Alaska; and two sisters, Cedell Johnson of Pope, and Betty Thomas of Memphis.
He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Shegog, and one brother, Connie Mack Shegog.