Jan. 4, 2008

Lucille Price Fariss

  OAKLAND: Mrs. Lucille Price Fariss, 88, of Oakland, died Friday, December 21, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  She was born August 28, 1919, in Yalobusha County to Johnny Royce and Vera Shaw Shannon. Mrs. Fariss was a homemaker and a member of Oakland Baptist Church.

  Funeral services were held Monday, December 24, in the Oakland Methodist Church at eleven o’clock in the morning, with Rev. Clay Baker officiating. Interment followed in the Oakland Cemetery, with Ronnie Price, Dale Gaither, Eric Gaither, Kevin Gaither, Ridge Gaither and Wesley Shaw as pallbearers. Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Coffeeville had charge of arrangements.

  Survivors include: a daughter, Louise Gaither of Bruce; one son, Bill Price of Oakland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, William Lee Price and Lewis Fariss.

Shirley Hampton

  WATER VALLEY: Shirley Hampton, age 82, of Water Valley died Thursday, December 27, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  Born May 29, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Samuel L. and Myrtle Tutor Davis. Mrs. Hampton was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Water Valley. Her husband, Kenneth C. “Skippy” Hampton preceded her in death on November 13, 2000.

  A graveside service, conducted by Rev. Kenneth Izzard, was held Saturday, December 29, 2007, at ten o’clock in the morning in Bethel Cemetery at Water Valley.

  Mrs. Hampton is survived by: three sons, Joe Hampton of Water Valley, Wes Hampton of Springfield, Virginia, and Sam Hampton of Fairfield, Ohio; a brother, Billy Jack Davis of Cherokee Village, Arkansas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Allen Wayne Jones

  TILLATOBA: Allen (A. J.) Wayne Jones, 51, of Tillatoba died Thursday, December 20, 2007, in Como.

  Mr. Jones was born in Water Valley to Helen Virginia Allen Jones and the late Fitzhugh Lee Jones, Jr. He was a truck driver for Nicky Hardy Trucking and was a licensed preacher to the ministry through the Assemblies of God (Independent). He was a member of Community Full Gospel Assembly of Charleston.

  The funeral service was held Sunday, December 23, 2007, at one o’clock in the afternoon in Community Full Gospel Assembly, conducted by Rev. C. H. Newcomb, Rev. Carl McClain, and Rev. Bobby Carter. The committal service followed in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley, with Micah Walker, Tony Dunn, Donald Fillyaw, Charlie Greer, Terry King, and Shannon Looney serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Hartley, Lee Moore, Glenn Burney, Nicky Hardy, Quay Peacock, Ken Jackson, Glen Melton, and Earl Taylor. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley had charge of arrangements.

  Mr. Jones is survived by: his wife, Lisa H. Jones of Tillatoba; two daughters, Latonjia R. Jones of Oakland, and Kimberly A. Jones of Tillatoba; his mother, Helen Virginia Allen Jones of Oakland; a sister, April Jones Holliman of Carrollton; a brother, Elbert Lee Doyle of Coila; and three grandchildren.

  A. J. was preceded in death by his father, Fitzhugh Lee Jones, Jr., and a sister, Pamela Joy Jones.

Harold Moorehead

  WATER VALLEY: Harold Moorehead, age 89, of Paris died Thursday, December 27, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  Born November 3, 1918, in Lafayette County, he was a son of the late Linder and Eliza Hollowell Moorehead. Mr. Moorehead was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and a Baptist.

  The funeral service, held Sunday, December 30, 2007, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, was conducted by Rev. Gene Foshee. The committal was held in the Paris Cemetery with Blake Moorehead, Chris Moorehead, Matt Moorehead, Derek Smallwood, Sam Guest, and Scott Moorehead serving as pallbearers.

  Survivors include: his wife, Maggie Moorehead of Paris; two sons, Harold Moorehead of Greenwood and Jeff Moorehead of Paris; a step-daughter, Glenda Smallwood of Hernando; a step-son, Ron Guest of Oxford; a sister, Morene McCullar of Southaven; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

  Along with his parents, Mr. Moorehead was preceded in death by a sister, Mikie Webster and a brother, Harry Moorehead.

Lynwood Neal

  WATER VALLEY: Lynwood Neal, age 83, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 25, 2007, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  He was born to the late Silver Neal and worked for Mott’s, Inc. He was a member of Spring Hill M.B. Church in Water Valley.

  The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon, Saturday, December 29. It was conducted by Pastor Sammie Townes. The committal was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley.

  Mr. Neal is survived by: his wife of 52 years, Barbara Ann Morgan Neal of Water Valley; a daughter, Mabel Scott Kee of Water Valley; three sons, Melvin Lynn Neal Scott, Sr. of Marietta, Georgia, Dwayne Neal, and Marvin Lynn Neal both of Water Valley; four sisters, Mary Alice Moody of Coffeeville, Evone Sargent of Charleston, Jeanette Neal and Louisa Neal, both of Chicago; four brothers, Tommy Neal, Larry Neal, Robert Neal, and Charles Neal, all of Chicago; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

  Along with his parents, Mr. Neal was also preceded in death by a brother, Willie Wright.

Noel William Peacock

  DERMA: Noel William Peacock, age 61, of Derma died Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

  Born March 5, 1946, in Charleston, Mr. Peacock was a son of the late Frances Godwin and John William Peacock. He was a retired truck driver for Yellow Freight and was a member of Derma Baptist Church. Noel was an avid camper and enjoyed golfing as a pastime.

  The funeral service was held at ten o’clock in the morning, Friday, December 28, in the Derma Baptist Church, with Dr. John Warren and Rev. Hal Clark officiating.. The committal service was held in Pinecrest Cemetery in Calhoun County. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley had charge of services.

  Mr. Peacock is survived by: his wife, Margie Watson Peacock of Derma; a daughter, Natalie Peacock Fleming of Derma; one son, David William Peacock of Olive Branch; and three grandchildren.

Vivian Naramore Terry

  GRENADA: Vivian Naramore Terry, age 62, died at her home December 25, 2007.

  The funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon Friday, December 28, in the Grenada Church of God, with Bro. Frank Samples and Bro. Nathan Franklin officiating. Burial was in New Elbethel Cemetery at Tula. National Funeral Home of Grenada had charge of arrangements.

  Mrs. Terry was a food service provider for the Grenada School system. She was a member of Grenada Church of God. Mrs. Terry was preceded in death by: her parents, Oscar and Minnie Naramore; one sister, Sandra Keel; and two brothers, Archie Naramore and Jerry Naramore.

  Survivors include: her husband, Thomas G. Terry of Grenada; one daughter, Tammy Faye Brown of Grenada; three step-sons, John Terry and Clinton “Mutt” Terry, both of Grenada, and Dillion Terry of Grand Junction, Colorado; a sister, Hazel Harwell of Water Valley; four brothers, Buck Naramore of Grenada, Willard Naramore of Courtland, Floyd Naramore of Water Valley, and Wallace Naramore of Courtland; and three grandchildren.

Shirley Wortham

  SARDIS: Miss Shirley Wortham, 47, of Sardis died at her home Wednesday, December 19, 2007.

  The funeral service was held Sunday, December 23, 2007, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Brim Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church at Como, with Rev. Bobby Conley officiating. Burial was in the Brim Chapel Cemetery. Cooleys Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

  Born September 4, 1960, Miss Wortham was a daughter of Jessie Wortham and Mary Daniels Lamar. She was disabled. Miss Wortham was a member of Brim Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.

  Survivors include: a daughter, Jasheena Wortham of Sardis; her mother, Mary Lamar of Sardis; three sisters, Lashonda Lamar and Lacrisha Lamar, both of Sardis, and Georgia Mae Wortham of Oxford; and two brothers, Jessie Harris Wortham, Jr. of Oxford, and Andre S. Jones of Water Valley.

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