Ozelia Cook Dooley
OXFORD – Ozelia Cook Dooley of Oxford, formerly of Water Valley, died April 26, 2008, in North Oak Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Dooley, 91, was a member of Anchor Baptist Church. She was retired from Big Yank Corporation and was a foster grandparent for North Mississippi Regional Center.
The funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon Monday, April 28, in Tutor Memorial Oxford Chapel, with Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial was in El Bethel Cemetery, near Tula.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Naramore Aldison of Crenshaw; two sons, Charles Ishmael Dooley of Oxford and Jerry Milton Dooley of Bruce; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grands.
Her husband, Henry Dooley, and five brothers, Dalton, Herman, Ausa, John, and Roy Cook, preceded her in death.
Christopher Shane Keel
OXFORD – Christopher Shane Keel, 31, a carpenter and sheetrock hanger, died Friday, April 25, 2008, in Panola County.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel at Oxford, with Reverend Jimmy Sockwell officiating. Burial followed in New El Bethel Cemetery.
Mr. Keel, who was born May 27, 1976, enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Sandra Keel.
Survivors include: a daughter, Shannon Marie Johnson of Oxford; one son, Christopher Keel Kramer of Oxford; four sisters, Cynthia Keel Rogers of Oakland, Gloria “Jeanie” Brumfield of Water Valley, Linda Sue Sandifer of Columbia, and Ashley Dawn Sumrall of Columbia; and one brother, James Walter Lee, Jr. of Bakersfield, California.
The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Shane’s memory be made to New El Bethel Cemetery Fund, c/o Travis Patterson, 858 Hwy. 331, Banner, MS 38913.
Henry Leaton Wiginton
GULFPORT: Henry Leaton Wiginton was born at a sawmill camp in western Tippah County on August 9, 1925, to Leat Wiginton and Beatrice Harris Wiginton. He died April 20, 2008.
Arrangements were by Bradford and O’Keefe Funeral Home in Gulfport. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 24, at eleven o’clock in Coalville United Methodist Church in Biloxi, with Pastor Andy Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the cemetery across the road from the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Gary Ray Wiginton and Bobby L. Preston, Jr.; brothers, Hilton Wiginton and Oscar West; and a sister, Velma R. Carter (Jerry).
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ann Wiginton; children, Gardner Clyde Wiginton, Joan Elizabeth Cook (J. D.), Janet Wiginton, Eddie Preston (Maria), John F. Wiginton (Lisa), and Julie Catherine Wiginton (John and Julie are from Water Valley); nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, James M. Wiginton (Frances) of Harlingen, Texas; sisters, Mary I. Wolfe of Victoria, and Sarah G. Ward (Richard) of Clarkston, Michigan; and a sister-in-law, Lois Wiginton of Memphis.
Rev. Wiginton was an Elder of the Mississippi United Methodist Conference. He attended Corinth High School, Southwest Community College, University of North Alabama, and Theological Training at Emory University. Rev. Wiginton served 28 years of active appointments, one of which was North Main Methodist in Water Valley. He served in the South Pacific during World War II in the Navy. His last assignment was aboard the USS Alabama. He was a member of F&AM #422 Gulfport and Order of the Eastern Star Coast Chapter 51, Gulfport.
In lieu of flowers, Rev. Wiginton wished that donations in his name be made to Coalville United Methodist Church, First Methodist Church of Gulfport, or any charity of your choice.