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Obituaries – March 27, 2008

Daniel Wayne Graham

    OXFORD: Daniel Wayne Graham, age 65, died Friday, March 21, 2008, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford..

    Mr. Graham has lived in Florida and Oxford, the majority of his life. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was self-employed in the drywall business. As an avid outdoorsman, Mr. Graham enjoyed fishing and motorcycles. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Oxford.

    Services was held Tuesday, March 25, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Jerry East officiating. Interment  was in Yellow Leaf Cemetery, Oxford. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford had charge of arrangements.

    Survivors include: two daughters, Danielle Mosley of Water Valley and Ashley McCullom of Pontotoc; five sons, David Wayne Graham of Water Valley, Tynan Samuel “Tank” Graham of Oxford, Michael Smith of Middleburg, Florida, Donald P. Graham of San Diego, California, and Jeremy McCullom of Oxford; two brothers, James L. Graham of Oxford and William Graham of Water Valley; three sisters, Mary Dooley, Brenda Watson and Joyce Croft, all of Oxford; his girlfriend, Penny McCullom; and 15 grandchildren.

    His parents, Sam and Lou V. Graham, preceded Mr. Graham in death.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daniel Wayne Graham Funeral Fund, c/o Joyce Croft, Mechanics Bank, P. O. Box 707, 319 Main Street, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Mary Eloise Finch Gray

OXFORD: Mrs. Mary Eloise Finch Gray, 86, a retired clerk with Guy’s Tuxedo, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at her home in Oxford.

    Services were held Monday, March 24, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Anchor Baptist Church, with Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial followed in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Gray was a member of Anchor Baptist Church and a former member of Temple Heights Baptist Church, where she worked with the International Students Outreach Program. For many years she taught a Sunday School Class at Graceland Care Center. Mrs. Gray formerly worked as a clerk at Fred’s Discount Store and enjoyed gardening. She was the widow of Robert Nathaniel Gray.

    Survivors include: two daughters, Stephany Cox and her husband, J. C. Cox, of Water Valley, and Euphaiazene Gray of Oxford; and one son, Arthur Gray of Water Valley.

    The family has asked that memorial contributions in Mrs. Gray’s memory be made to Anchor Baptist Church Building Fund, 1009 Highway 7 South, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Mary Elizabeth Holeman Lloyd

    SWIFTOWN: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Holeman Lloyd, 70, died Thursday, March 20, at her home, following a long bout with cancer..

    Born in Swiftown, she had lived there all of her life. Mrs. Lloyd was a homemaker and a member of the Swiftown Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. (Boo) Lloyd, and a son, Charles F. Lloyd.

    Services were held at two o’clock in the afternoon Friday, March 21, in Williams & Lord Funeral Home at Greenwood, with Rev. Bobby Moore officiating. Burial was in the Itta Bena Cemetery, with Jamie Holeman, Wayne Holeman, Robbie Lloyd, Brad Lloyd, Mike McMilliam, and Joey Long serving as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Swiftown Methodist Church of the American Cancer Society.

    Survivors include: four sons, Jimmy Lloyd (Gayle) of Moorhead, Tim (Tammy) Lloyd of Belzoni, Randy (Quida) Lloyd of Swiftown, and Danny (Cindy) Lloyd of Water Valley; two sisters, Helen Chamblee of Morgan City and Sue Long Sanders of Holcomb; a brother, Doug Holeman of Morgan City; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and and an adopted son, Harry Ray (Adrian) Tribble of Money.

Sybil Janet McKim

    MEMPHIS: Sybil Janet McKim, 76, formerly of Water Valley, passed away Friday, March 14, 2008.

    She is survived by: her husband, Edward McKim of Memphis; three children, Carol Durbin, Michael McKim and Kevin McKim, all of Memphis; one sister, Peggy Erline of Eugene, Oregon; one brother, Robert H. Neal of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

    Services were held  at seven o’clock in the evening, Monday, March 17, in Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown, Memphis.

William David Pendergrass

    WATER VALLEY: William David (W. D.) Pendergrass, age 70, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2008, in Grenada Lake Medical Center at Grenada.

    Born in Water Valley, he was a son of the late Aubrey and Ricie Eva Chandler Pendergrass. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the V.F.W. in Grenada. Mr. Pendergrass was a member of First Baptist Church, Coffeeville, and was a former member of the Coffeeville Rescue Squad. He was self-employed as a house mover.

    Service were held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home on Monday, March 24, at ten o’clock in the morning, with Rev. Truman Carter, Rev. Truman Scarbrough, Rev. James Caulder, and Rev. William Hodge presiding. The committal was held in Elam Cemetery in Coffeeville.

    Mr. Pendergrass is survived by: his wife, Patsy Odean Cofer Pendergrass of Coffeeville; three daughters, Deborah Kay (Robert) Aston of Bruce, Donna Karen (David) Hill of Bruce, and Dianne Kimberly (Eddie) Brewer of Coffeeville; two sons, William David (Neysa) Pendergrass, Jr. of Forrest City, Arkansas, and John Ransom Pendergrass of Memphis; two sisters, Becky Ann Harrison of Houlka and Particia Ann Aston of Water Valley; eleven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

    In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, James Aubrey Pendergrass, and a sister, Marilyn Louise Pendergrass.

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