Edward Earl “Smiles” Allen
HORN LAKE: Edward Earl “Smiles” Allen, 81, passed away May 29, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—Desoto.
Born in Water Valley, Mr. Allen was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Allen. Retired, he had been a managing supervisor of Howe K. Sipes, Inc. in Memphis for many years.
The funeral service was held Friday, June 1, 2007, at ten o’clock in the morning in the Hernando Funeral Home. Interment was in Hernando Memorial Park.
He was a charter member of Twin Lakes Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church, and was a current member of Colonia Hills Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Stewart Allen.
He is survived by: his daughter, Sandra Kim Horne of Albany, Georgia; sons, Reginald Keith Allen of Hernando and Kevin Stewart Allen of Barton; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Shirley Wilbourn Mauldin
CHARLESTON, SC: Shirley Wilbourn Mauldin, 91, enered into eternal rest on the evening of May 26, 2007. Born in Water Valley September 7, 1915, Mrs. Mauldin was the beloved child of William and Jessie Hardy Wilbourn. She is predeceased by her husband, James Blackmur Maldin, also of Water Valley. She was a member of St. Andrews Parish Episcopal Church and was a member of the Ladies Canteen Corps during World War II, wishing pilots well as they set off on their missions. Leon Feldman, DDS, remembers his long-term receptionist: “Shirley worked with, not for, me for 38 years, and my waiting room was her parlor.”
She is sruvived by a loving family: daughter, Shirley Mauldin Gibson; two grandsons and their families, all of Charlottesville, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 67 Anson St. Charleston, SC.
The memorial service will be held at St. Stephens Episcopal Church on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at two o’clock in the afternoon. Friends and family are invited to attend the service and reception afterwards at 15 Trumbo St. Arrangements are by James A. McAllister Funeral Home, Charleston, SC.
Mary A. Goodwin
WATER VALLEY: Mary A. Goodwin, age 87, of Water Valley passed from this life in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley on June 3, 2007. A daughter of the late Clifton Earl and Annie Bell Vick Terrell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Water Valley, the Yalobusha County Historical Society, and was president of the Yazoo County Home Demonstration Club for several years, where she won numerous Blue Ribbons at the Jackson State Fair.
Services will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at eleven o’clock in the morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Dr. Randy Bain, Brother Hal Clark, and Dr. Paul Odom conducting the service. Visitation begins one hour prior to, and continunes until, the service time at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hopewell Cemetery in Water Valley with Jimmy Stewart, Keith Marchbanks, Lynn Terrell, Randy Marchbanks, Sam Goodwin, Ricki Goodwin, Jimmy Goodwin, and Bob Norwood serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are George Stewart, Joe Davis, Keny Goodwin, Paul Parker, and Richard Terrell.
Surviving Mrs. Goodwin are: her husband, James Daniel Goodwin, Sr. of Water Valley; daughters, Jimmie Sue Goodwin and husband, Jimmy Leo Crain, of Crane, Texas, and Barbara Ann Goodwin Densing of Dallas, Texas; a son, James Daniel Goodwin, Jr. of Norfolk, Virginia; sisters, Ann Terrell Marchbanks of Southaven, Dorothy Jean Terrell Benson of Olive Branch, Jeanette Terrell Marchbanks, and Frances Terrell Stewart, both of Water Valley; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Wayne Goodwin, and three brothers, Nathan Earl, Charles Henry, and Bobby Dean Terrell.
Memorial may be made to the Yalobusha County Historical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 258, Coffeeville, MS 38922-0258.
Auzie Grover Spence
ABBEVILLE: Auzie Grover Spence, age 92, died June 3, 2007, at his granddaughter’s home in Senatobia.
He was retired, having owned Spence Garage in Abbeville. He was a longtime resident of Abbeville and a member of Abeville Methodist Church. He was a master mason with Abbeville Masonic Lodge No. 320. Mr. Spence served in the CCC Camp in Tishomingo County and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His wife was the late Emma Hardy Spence.
The funeral service will be held at ten o’clock in the morning Wednesday, June 6, 2007, in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home, Oxford. Burial was at two o’clock in the afternoon with graveside service in Tishomingo Cemetery in Tishomingo.
Surivivors include: a son, James Edward Spence and his wife, Clara, of Water Valley; two grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.