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June 14, 2007

Myrtice Hervey Edwards

  CHARLESTON: Myrtice Hervey Edwards, age 87, of Charleston died May 9, 2007. She was a homemaker.

  Funeral services were held at ten o’clock in the morning Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in Springhill Baptist Church, Oakland. Burial was in the church cemetery, with Newsom Funeral Home of Charleston in charge of arrangement.

  Survivors include: one daugher, Susan Howe of Coffeeville; a son, Wayne Edwards of Grenada; a sister, Jimmy Rhea of Charleston; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Harold M. “Trey” Freeman

  BATESVILLE: Harold M. “Trey” Freeman died Monday morning, June 4, 2007, in The Med at Memphis of injuries received in an automobile accident.

  Funeral services were held at two o’clock in the afternoon Thursday, June 7, 2007, in the Chapel of Wells Funeral Home in Batesville. Interment was in Forrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Batesville.

  Mr. Freeman was born in Memphis June 21, 1989, and was a son of Nina Goodwin Freeman and Harold M. Freeman, Jr.. He was a member of Pope United Methodist Church. Mr. Freeman worked with Redwine Lumper Service in Batesville. He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He attended Pope School and was presently enrolled in Gateway Extension Service in Sardis.

  Survivors include: his parents, Nina Goodwin Freeman of Water Valley and Harold M. Freeman, Jr. of Pope; a sister, Mary Beth Freeman of Enid; a half sister, Lisa Goodwin of Water Valley; grandmothers, Elenar Bonner Freeman of Batesville and Elizabeth Young Goodwin of Charleston; and two nieces.

Linda Owens Fuller

  WATER VALLEY: Linda Owens Fuller was born September 1, 1963, to Gertrude Owens and the late Billie Rockette.

  She leaves to cherish her memory: one son; two daughters; three grandchildren; and a loving mother; ten sisters, Lora O. Campbell, Lisa Owens, Betty Rupert, Carylon Hill, Linda Sperment Sayles, Frances Rockette, Lisa Rockette, Anita Rockette, Billie F. Rockette and Rebecca Rockette; and nine brothers, Milton Owens, Clay Owens, Frank Owens, Billie Owens, Johnny Rockette, Tony Rockette, Joe Rockette, Billie F. Rockette; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 William Linder Tibbetts

HATLEY: William Linder Tibbetts, 93, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory after a brief illness.

Born July 14, 1913, in Lafayette County, Mr. Tibbetts was a son of the late W. D. and Rena Hayles Tibbetts. He grew up in Water Valley, but had lived in Thayer, Missouri and Amory since he was 12. He married Marie Ritter in 1938; she died in 1997. He married Jewell Puckett in 2003. He was a member of Bigbee Baptist Church. Mr. Tibbetts was a conductor for the Frisco Railroad before retirement and he was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

  Funeral Services were held at eleven o’clock in the morning Thursday, May 24, 2007, in the E. E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Tommy Whaley and Bro. Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Amory.

  Survivors include: his wife, Jewell Puckett Holley Tibbetts of Hatley; two daughters, Linda Tibbetts Willis (William “Bud”) of Columbus, and Peggy Tibbetts Roberts of Amory; five step-daughters, Lola Stanford (Bobby) of Amory, Eileen Waddle (James Earl) of  Grubb Springs,, and Maxine Holley, Peggy Holley, and Melissa Parham (Elzie), all of Hatley; one stepson, Orein Holley (Teresa) of Hatley; two sisters, Allyne Brown of Camas, Washington, and Elsie White of Madison; two sisters-in-law, Earline Brock “Opal” Gillmore and Geraldine Ritter, both of Amory; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.

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