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Obituaries – July 10, 2008

Rev. Gordon Eugene Dickerson

  SUMMIT –  Rev. Gordon Eugene Dickerson, 83, father of Rev. Barry Dickerson, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Water Valley, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, in Wesley Medical Center at Hattiesburg.

  Born January 9, 1925 at Johnston Station in Pike County, Rev. Dickerson was a son of the late Sidney and Della Johnston Dickerton. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Billie Faye Dickerson. He was retired from the State Agriculture Department and was a United Methodist Minister, serving the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church for 13 years. He was a member of Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church, a former Gideon, and served in the Marine Corps during World War II.

  The funeral service was held at ten o’clock in the morning, Saturday, July 5, in Johnston Chapel United Methodist Church in Pike County. Burial was in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

  Survivors include: three sons, Rev. Barry Dickerson and his wife, Grace, of Water Valley, Gerry Dickerson and his wife, Judy, of Summit, and Bill Dickersone and his wife, Lea, of Hattiesburg; a daughter, Candace Campbell and her husband, Chuck, of Purvis; three sisters, Donald Yarbrough, Martha Jackson, and Elouise Campbell, all of Summit; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Walter Lamar Moore

Walter Lamar Moore, age 67, died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.  

Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville at on Monday, July 7, 2008 with Bro. Truman Scarbrough and Bro. Bryan Bailey officiating. The committal service followed at the Coffeeville Cemetery in with Paul Martin, Scott Martin, Channing Martin, Trae McGregor, Larry Stephens, and “Boots” Dunn serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Dennis, Glenn Johnson, William McCullar, Billy Johnson, Rodger Kendall, and Connie Stephen.  Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Mr. Moore was born November 28, 1940 in Grenada County to the late Troy Green and Mattie Lou Trusty Moore.  He retired from Heatcraft in Grenada after 39 years of service as a machinist.  He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville.

Mr. Moore was preceded in death by a sister, Elanor Faye Kendall; and brother, Harry Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Shirley McGregor Moore of Coffeeville, MS; three sons, Tony Lynn Moore of Brandon, MS, Michael Dean Moore and wife, Jennifer, of Coffeeville, MS and Kenneth James Moore and wife, Jeri, of Carrollton, MS; a sister, Sarah Martin and husband, Jake, of Coffeeville, MS; a brother, Bobby Moore and wife, Shirley, of Water Valley, MS; and five grandchildren, Shelby, Cammie, Evey, Nathan, and Stewart.

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