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Dec. 6, 2007

Iris Winstead Clark

  WATER VALLEY: Iris Winstead Clark, age 74, was born December 2, 1933, in Dixon to Thomas T. and Bonnie Upton Winstead. She passed away on December 3, 2007, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley. She was the widow of Bobby H. Clark, Sr.

  Mrs. Clark was a retired Vice-President of the Loan Office at Mechanics Bank in Water Valley. She was well known for her musical talent and played piano and keyboard for many years in a local band called The Generation Gap. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley.

  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The service will be in First Baptist Church of Water Valley at ten o’clock in the morning Thursday, December 6, 2007, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery with Eddie Ray, Floyd McGehee, Fred Eakes, Ernie Aune, Rayford Edgar, and Curtis Berry serving as pallbearers.

  She is survived by: one daughter, Kim Clark of Water Valley; one son, Bro. Hal Clark of Water Valley; three sisters, Nan Craven of Magee; Mary Ellen Howe of Tyler, TExas, and Gloria Sowell of Jackson; one brother, J. R. (Buddy) Winstead of Hattiesburg; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby H. Clark, Sr., and one sister, Jean McCullough.

Darrius Keon Davidson

    COFFEEVILLE – Darrius Keon Davidson was born in Oxford March 4, 1994, to Donald and Nacole (Matthews) Davidson. He entered rest Sunday, November 18, 2007, at his home in Coffeeville.

    Darrius was diagnosed with a brain tumor (carniopharyingioma) in March of 2000. He went through surgery and radiation treatments at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis. He was a student at Coffeeville Elementary School where everyone knew him by the song “I Feel Good!” “He was loved by all who knew him. He will be deeply missed, but will remain in our hearts,” stated a family member.

    Survivors include: his loving parents, Donald and Nacole (Matthews) Davidson; one brother, Cortez Judson of Water Valley; a sister, Chiquita Johnson of Water Valley; grandparents, Pastor Lawrence and Louise Matthews of Coffeeville and Andrew and Mattie Davidson of Water Valley; great-grandparents, Ruby Matthews of Coffeeville, Rena Murray, Queen Wesley of Water Valley; five aunts, Barbara (Billy)Ellis, Jackie Ellis, Aquila Matthews of Coffeeville, Ruth (Charles) Fondon of Tupelo, Debra Robinson of Water Valley; special godparents, L. C. and Hattie Smith of Duck hill; a host of cousins, great aunt, uncles, and friends.

  He was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Jimmie Matthews, Charles Murray, and  John Wesley.

Kathryn Lorraine Simpson Dyer

    ENID – Kathryn Lorraine Simpson Dyer, 82, of Enid died on Wednesday, November 28, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital at Memphis.

    Mrs. Dyer was a member of Chapel Hill Methodist Church in Pope. She was retired, after 20 years of employment at Big Yank Manufacturing. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Leon Dyer; her parents, Benjamin and Mable Richards Simpson; a sister, Dorothy Glenn; and one brother, Robert L. Simpson.

    The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, December 1, in the Elam Baptist Church. Interment followed in Elam Cemetery, Coffeeville. Garner-Harper Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

    Survivors include: three daughters, Carol H. McGregor and her husband, Danny, of Horn Lake, Brenda H. Hendren and husband, Bob, of Drummonds, Tennessee, and Mary Gail Flowers and her husband, Mike, of Pope; sisters,  Marie Pittman of Coffeeville, Francis Johnson of Montgomery, Alabama, and Sue Hutchinson of Sallis; and one brother, Henry Simpson of Jacksonville, Arkansas; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

Bobby Lynn Henderson

  FAYETTEVILLE, NC – U. S. Air Force Retired Major Bobby Lynn Henderson, 73, of 601 Stonington Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 30, 2007. He was killed while digging for fossils in a cave by a falling rock which struck him on the head. He was president of Cape Fear Mineral and Gem Society.

    He was the owner and operator of Bob Henderson Appraisals and a Vietnam War veteran. Mr. Henderson was a son of the late Cleo and Kat Henderson of Water Valley and he was raised in Water Valley, as was his wife.

    The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, in Peace Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville. Burial was in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery. Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville had charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Henderson is survived by: his wife, Mary; a daughter, Janet J. Peterson; a son, David L. Henderson; one brother, Cleo Henderson; and three grandchildren.

Richard Scott McCullar

    The Villages, FL – Completed arrangements are being announced for Richard Scott “Scotty” McCullar, 61, of The Villages, Florida, former resident of Union City, TN who died November 18, 2007, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Sue “Kim” and Wesley E. Shannon in Murfreesboro, TN.

    Services were held at two o’clock in the afternoon Wednesday, November 21, at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Leggett officiating. Entombment followed at Obion County Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Eddie Carden, Jimmy Wilson, Pete Whitten, Jerry Kendall, Ronnie Russell, David Hawks, Mitch Moss, Bobby Baker, and Steve Reynolds.

    The family requests that memorials be made to Alive Hospice, 625 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN  37130; or the Obion County Cancer Agency, in care of First State Bank, P. O. Box 806, Union City, TN 38281.

    Born August 23, 1946, in Water Valley, he was a son of Roland S. McCullar of Water Valley and Mary Katherine (Freeman) Wainscott of McKenzie. He married the former Maudie Mallard July 1, 1965, who survives him.

    He was a graduate of McKenzie High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. He was a supervisor and manager of training in organizational development/education for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., where he worked for 35 years, retiring in November, 2003. He was a member of the former U.S.A. Presbyterian Church in McKenzie and was a member of the Goodyear Golf Association, Poplar Meadows Country Club and Fulton Country Club. He has been president and treasurer of Obion County United Way and chairman of the Obion County Cancer Association. He was an avid golfer, winning numerous tournaments, including 15 Goodyear Golf Club championships, 10 Fulton County Club championships and four Poplar Meadows Country Club championships. He also won the National Cancer Tournament in October 2006 and the state seniors’ championship in Nashville, also in 2006. He was a private pilot.

    Survivors include: in addition to his wife and parents, a granddaughter, three step-sons, Wesley Anthony Shannon, Michael Wesley Shannon and Joseph Wesley Shannon, all of Murfreesboro; a step-great-grandson; his sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Bill Ray of Union City; his stepfather, Albert Wainscott of McKenzie; his stepmother, Bertha Lou McCullar of Water Valley; a stepbrother, Bobby Coker of Water Valley; and two nieces.

Charles Andrew Peters

    Charles Andrew Peters, 74, retired truck driver, passed away at the Senatobia Convalescent Center Sunday, November 25, 2007.

    He is survived by: his former wife, Margie of Memphis; a daughter, Vicki of Walls; two sons, Perry of West Memphis, Arkansas and Terry of Hernando; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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