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Obituaries – May 15, 2008

Patsy Holt Bowlan

OLIVE BRANCH – Patsy Holt Bowlan, 75, of Olive Branch, a native of Water Valley, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Germantown. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Olive Branch and was a former teacher’s assistant with the Olive Branch Public School System. Mrs. Bowland is the widow of Malcolm Bowlan.

  She leaves two daughters, Judy Snipes and Marsha Perkins, both of Olive Branch; a brother, Bobby Holt of Columbia; three grandchildren; and a special nephew of Olive Branch. She was also preceded in death by a son, Mark Bowlan.

  Services will be held Wednesday, May 14, at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, with interment to follow in Blocker Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church in Olive Branch.

Nina Christine Coleman Edwards

WATER VALLEY – Mrs. Nina Christine Coleman Edwards, 94, a retired seamstress at Big Yank, died Monday, May 5, 2008, in Yalobusha County Nursing Home at Water Valley.

  Services were held Wednesday, May 7, in Waller Funeral Home Chapel at Oxford, with Rev. Rick Glidwell officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery.

  Mrs. Edwards was the widow of Lavester Edwards and was a member of Paris Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was a graduate of Tula School and attended the University of Mississippi for three years, where she played basketball. Mrs. Edwards was a former school teacher in Delay and Tula.

  Survivors include two sons, Donald Coleman Edwards, and his wife, Virginia, of Oxford, and Charlie Lowell Edwards, and his wife, Holly, of Water Valley; one brother, Paul Coleman of Tula; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    The family has asked that contributions in Mrs. Edwards’ memory be made to Shiloh Cemetery Fund, 31 County Road 429, Oxford.

Mel K. Faulkner

WATER VALLEY – Mel K. Faulkner died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home in Water Valley, at the age of 85.

  A graveside service was held  Saturday, May 10, at elven o’clock in the morning in the Sylva Rena Cemetery at Water Valley with Bro. James West presiding. The members of the Point Pleasant Hunting Club served as honorary pallbearers. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangemens.

  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Celeste Robertson Faulkner, who resides in the Yalobusha County Nursing Home; his son, Keith Faulkner, a daughter-in-law, Mary Jane of Greenwood; one grandson; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

 Mr. Faulkner was a partner with his son in K&M Auto Parts Company in Greenwood until 1994 when he retired. He was a member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church in Water Valley and a charter member of the Point Pleasant Hunting Club.

  He was preceded in death by his father, John Faulkner, his mother, Ruth Givens Faulkner, and his brothers, Ottis, John, and Glen Faulkner.

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