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September 6, 2007

Clara Sue Mitchell Ashford

    ROANOKE, VA: Clara Sue Mitchell Ashford, 77, formerly of Water Valley, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2007, in Roanoke, Virginia.

    Funeral Services will be conducted at eleven o’clock Thursday morning, September 6, in the Henry Chapel at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 5th, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.

    Mrs. Ashford was born in Arkansas and was a daughter of the late William Gerry “Freck” and Anne McCullar Mitchell. She graduated from High School in Water Valley and after graduation attended business school and worked as a legal secretary. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Horace Everett Ashford. Mrs. Ashford was a member and active participant in her Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Roanoke.

    Survivors include: children, Paula Hutton of Jackson, Dr. Bill Ashford of Roanoke, VA, Sally Cooper of Brandon, and Mitch Ashford of Pace, FL; a brother, Ralph Mitchell of Pontotoc; one sister, Geri Cardwell of Water Valley; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

  Memorial donations may be given to: First Baptist Church Youth Building Fund, 515 Third Street, Roanoke, VA 24016.

Geneva Ruth Cain

    SARDIS: Mrs. Geneva Ruth Cain, 77, passed away at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville on Saturday, August 25, 2007.

    She was born to the late James J. and Mary Hodge Hollowell in Lafayette County and was married to Dorris Cain. She retired from Surrette’s Grocery Store in Water Valley and was a member of the Sardis Lake Baptist Church in Sardis and Triad Senior Citizens Group.

    Funeral services were held in Sardis Lake Baptist Church Thursday, August 30, at eleven o’clock in the morning with Rev. Kevin A. Crofford officiating. The committal was held in Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County, with Brandon Pratt, Chad Pratt, Dwayne Pratt, Josh Pratt, Drew Pratt, and Delton Martin serving as pallbearers. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Cain is survived by: her husband, Dorris Cain of Batesville; a daughter, Kay and Bill Harmon of Batesville; two sons, Jimmy and Patricia Pratt of Water Valley and Michael and Liz Pratt of Paris; two sisters, Juanita Rainey of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Dale Sartain of Water Valley; a brother, Calvin Hollowell of West Point; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Earl Dale Hendricks

    WATER VALLEY: Earl Dale Hendricks, 62, passed away in Batesville Friday, August 24, 2007.

    His parents were the late Thomas Earl and Dorothy Dale Ware Hendricks. He was a disabled truck driver and a Baptist.

    A graveside service was held Wednesday, August 29, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Delay Road Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Vaughn officiating.

    Survivors include: three sons, Benjamin Earl Hendricks of Oxford, Henry Dale Hendricks and Thomas Wayne Hendricks, both of Water Valley; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


Charlie E. Jaudon

    WATER VALLEY: Charlie E. Jaudon, 43, passed away at his home in Water Valley on Monday, September 3, 2007.

  Born in Panola County, he was a son of Margie Pilcher of Water Valley and  the late Charles E. Jaudon of Batesville. He was a self-employed electrician and a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church.        The funeral service will be held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home at eleven o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, September 5, with Rev. Ken Izzard officiating. The committal will be held in Camp Ground Cemetery in Lafayette County, with Steve Thompson, Grey Williams, Clinton Mooney, John Hollister, Bryan Gilley, and Todd Parks serving as pallbearers.

    Survivors include: his parents, Billy and Margie Pilcher of Water Valley; three sisters, Lisa Petty of Indianapolis, Indiana, Pam Jaudon of West Virginia, and Robin Bowen of Washington State; and two brothers, William Pilcher of Water Valley and Johnny Jaudon of Batesville.

Virginia Langston Strunk

    STEUBENVILLE, OHIO: Mrs. Virginia Langston Strunk, 77, passed away in the Carriage Inn Nursing Home in Steubenville, Ohio Saturday, August 25, 2007.

    She was a daughter of the late Billie Crum and Ruth Audrey Pate Langston. Mrs. Strunk was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ of Water Valley.

    The funeral service was held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 29, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Billy Sasser officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

    Mrs. Strunk is survived by: a daughter, Anita Hayles Pead of Hopewell, Virginia; two sons, James Michael Strunk of West Liberty, Ohio and Larry Eugene Strunk of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Martha Jean Williamson, Carolyn Fewell, and Dorothy Ann Smith, all of Water Valley; a brother, David Lamar Langston of Water Valley; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

    Along with her parents, Mrs. Strunk was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Langston.

Edna Pearl Bankston Watson

    WATER VALLEY: Edna Pearl Bankston Watson, age 81, of Water Valley passed away in Yalobusha General Hospital on August 30, 2007.

    She was married to J. D. Watson, who passed away November 16, 1998. Mrs. Watson was a daughter of the late Ben Bankston and Lucy Goodwin Bankston. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Water Valley. Ms. Edna was a quiet, reserved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She loved her Lord, family and friends.

    The funeral service was held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home at two o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, September 1, with Rev. Robert Hill and Rev. Steve Standard officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, with J. C. Womble, Tommy Latham, Barry Vaughn, Dan Murrell, Lynn Potts, and Shawn Davis as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Dr. Joe Walker.

    Mrs. Watson is survived by: two daughters, Judy Watson of Water Valley and Peggy Dendy of Cabot, Arkansas; one son, John Watson of West Point; one sister, Merle Bolen of Water Valley; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

    In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Pearl Watson, grandson, Eddie Watson, two sisters, Estelle Jones and Louise Fly, and four brothers, Aaron, Edward, Ben, Jr., and Clinton Bankston.

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