WATER VALLEY: Michael Lynn “Mike” Chandler, 53, passed away Friday, October 5, 2007, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.
He was born to the late Oscar L. “Doc” and Faye Jackson Chandler in Coffeeville. Mr. Chandler was also preceded in death by a sister, Donna S. Preston. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Coffeeville.
Funeral services were held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home at two o’clock in the afternoon Monday, October 8, 2007, with Bro. James West and Bro. James Calder officiating. The committal was held in Elam Cemetery in Coffeeville.
Survivors include: a sister, Barbara F. Calder (Charlie) of Coffeeville; two brothers, Robert L. “Bob” Chandler (Mary) of Water Valley and Charles David Chandler (Diane) of Coffeeville.
SOUTHAVEN: Janie Ellen Davis passed away at Golden Living Center, Southaven, on October 6, 2007, at the age of 94.
Born March 2, 1913, in Coffeeville, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Fannie Lee Davis. She attended the historic Pine Grove School. She worked for Rice Stix in Water Valley for many years and also for the AFL-CIO. She later worked for the Levi Strauss Company in Memphis until she retired in 1972.
She was the widow of Bill Davis of Water Valley. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Sammy Davis, “Lun” Davis, J. C. Davis, and Monroe Davis; infant son, James Russell Davis; daughter, Billie Lorine Orr; and three grandchildren.
She is survived by: two daughters, Kay Davis of Memphis and Carol Malone of Texas; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley was in charge of the graveside service held at one o’clock in afternoon, Tuesday, October 9, 2007, in the Clear Springs Baptist Church Cemetery at Coffeeville.
WATER VALLEY: Mrs. Corene Turner Nicholson was born November 17, 1923, in Water Valley to the late Vol Turner and Mary Wilma Campbell.
She departed this life on Monday, October 8, 2007, at 1:30 a.m. in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
She was united in holy matrimony to the late James Nicholson, Jr. on December 31, 1948, and to this union one son was born. She was baptized at an early age and became a member of Sanders Chapel. She was later a member of Everdale Baptist Church, by letter and Christian Experience. Mrs. Turner was a retired seamstress.
She leaves to cherish her memory: a loving son, James Allen Nicholson of Water Valley; one brother, Stacy (Ethel Mae) Turner of Water Valley; one sister, Ocia Haywood of Detroit, Michigan; three grandsons; and one great-grandson; two sisters-in-law, Maron (Marvin) Keys, and Mary Catherine (William) Patterson; and a host of nieces,nephews, cousins, and many friends.
In addition to her husband, father and mother, she was also preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters.
TAMPA, FL: Charles Lynn Wilbourn passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2007, in Tampa, Florida. He is now at peace with the Lord.
Mr. Wilbourn was born January 9, 1926 in Water Valley. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following service to his country, he graduated from the University of Mississippi. He married Dorothy Dougan in 1951. Mr. Wilbourn worked for Bridgestone/Firestone for 37 years. He was an active member of Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church. Mr. Wilbourn served his community not only through his church, but also as a ten-year volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was also a member of the East Tampa Sertoma Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Waverly and Niva Alto Wilbour, a sister, Dorothy Mae Lowe, and his son, Scott.
He is survived by: his wife of almost 56 years, Dorothy; sons, Chuck (Sue) and Tim (Elaine) both of Lawrenceville, Georgia; a daughter, Cathy (Ken) Hagan of Atlantic Beach, Florida; four grandchildren; two nephews and one niece; several double first cousins from the area and numerous family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation at 12902 Magnolia Dr., W. Tampa, FL 33612 or to Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church.