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May 24, 2007

Anson Abbe Aven
  FULTON: Anson Abbe Aven, 46, of Fulton died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo.
  Funeral services were held at two o’clock in the afternoon, Friday, May 18, 2007, in Oxford First Baptist Church, with Dr. Randy Von Kanel and Bro. Scott Lees officiating. Burial was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford had charge of arrangements.
  He was employed by the Department of Academic Technology at Itawamba Community College.
  Survivors include: his parents,, Russell E. and Del Barber Aven of Oxford; a sister, Debra Swartzendruber and her husband, John, of Smithville and two nieces.

Mary Ann Nelson Jenkins

  WATER VALLEY: Mary Ann Nelson Jenkins, age 71, of Water Valley died in Yalobusha County Nursing Home Tuesday, May 15, 2007.
  A daughter of Bro. Virgil B. Nelson and Naomi Louise Rushing Nelson, she was married to Paul E. Jenkins for 44 years when he died November 9, 1996. Mary Ann worked at Big Yank Corporation and retired after working there for 33 years. She was a member of Sand Hill First Congregational Methodist Church.
  Funeral services were held at Sand Hill First Congregational Methodist Church at two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, May 17, 2007, with Brother Virgil Nelson, Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Pine Flat Cemetery with Larry Schmitz, Lloyd Defer, Snooky Williams, Damon Ross, Dr. Paul Odom, and Billy Stark serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Johnson, Hubert Sanders, Mike Baggett, Gary Baggett, and Crip Tyler. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley has charge of arrangements.
  Surviving Mary Ann are: daughters, Pam Caldwell and Paula Denham, both of Water Valley; a son, Rocky Jenkins of Saltillo; one sister, Louise Cismar of Taylor; a brother, Arthur Nelson of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; and her step-mother, Velma Nelson of Taylor.
  In addition to her husband and parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by a sister, Sandra Thornton and two brothers, Bobby Nelson and Virgil Nelson, Sr.

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