Neal Peterson Jr.
WATER VALLEY – Neal Peterson, Jr., age 63, died Wednesday, September 24, 2008, at Oxford in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi, after a lengthy illness.
Born June 24, 1945, in Sturgis, he was a son of the late William Neal and Ruth Sanders Peterson. Neal worked in the metal building business until becoming disabled. He was an avid Mississippi State fan and a sports enthusiast (including fishing and hunting). He also served in the United States Marine Corps. Neal’s wish was that his body be donated to the Medical education and Research Institute in Memphis.
A memorial service was held Saturday, September 27, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The family will begin receiving friends at 1:30 p.m.
He leaves a loving wife, Jamie Peterson of Water Valley; seven children, Will “Beaver” Peterson of Starkville, Tim Peterson of Water Valley, Lisa Marter of Starkville, Khristein Rush of Tupelo, Killey Hester of Memphis, Rebekah Toner of Oxford, and Kimberly Cook of Mesa, Arkansas; a sister, Nancy Peterson Wright of Memphis; and 14 grandchildren.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Thomas (Tom) Raley, 68, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2008, at his residence.
A memorial service will be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon Thursday, October 2, in Culley’s Chapel on Riggins Road, Tallahassee, Florida. Family visitation will begin at noon and continue until service time in the Chapel.
Mr. Raley is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandra (Kimball) Raley; two sons, Travis (Veronica) Raley of Tallahassee and Scott Thomas Raley of Wakulla County; two brothers, James Raley of Memphis and Roy Lee Raley of Eustis, Florida; one sister, Flora Mae Mills of Water Valley; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Born in Water Valley February 1, 1940, Mr. Raley was a son of the late Leonard and Lillie Mae (Wright) Raley. He worked for Publix for over thirty years in the Miami Division, prior to moving to Tallahassee in 1990, and continued working for Publix for many years. He was a veteran.
COCA, FL – Perry Shegog, 54, of Coca, Florida, died Monday, September 22, 2008. He was formerly of Charleston.
The funeral service was held Saturday, September 27, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Nelson Chapel M.B. Church, near Pope, with Bro. Randy Kuykendall officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at Enid. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc. had charge of arrangements.
Born March 28, 1954, in Enid, he was a son of the late Ben Shegog and Mary Kuykendall. He was a truck driver and a member of Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church. Mr. Shegog was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Shegog of Coca, FL; two daughters, Dana Shegog of Virginia and Brielle Shegog of Coca, FL; a son, Terrell Shegog of Atlanta, GA; his mother, Mary Kuykendall of Charleston; six sisters, Rosie Brooks of Enid, Diane Kuykendall, Debrie Kuykendall, and Audra Boclair, all of Charleston, Ladwana Shegog and Latrice Shegog, both of Memphis; four brothers, Gary Kuykendall of Charleston, Randy Kuykendall of Hinesville, GA, Ladell Shegog and LaShunn Shegog, both of Memphis; and a God Sister, Mary Murry of Charleston.
Jeremy Cole Tharpe
COFFEEVILLE – Jeremy Cole Tharpe, 22, of Coffeeville, died Thursday, September 25, 2008, in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. He was born January 6, 1986. Jeremy was a member of First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. He was an avid hunter, and also enjoyed four-wheeler riding. He worked as a satellite dish installer.
The funeral service was held Sunday, September 28, at 4:30 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Coffeeville, with Rev. Michael Haas and Rev. Bryan Bailey officiating. Interment followed in the Coffeeville Cemetery, with Brian Jones, Channing Martin, Zack McKissack, Adam Shaw, Christopher Shaw and Thomas Underwood as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Hunter and Stewart Shaw. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother and step-father, Dawn and Carey Tackett of Coffeeville; his father and step-mother, Phil and Mandy Tharpe of Coffeeville; two step-sisters, Britany and Karmen Tackett, and a step-brother, Justin Tharpe; grandparents, Gladys Perkins, James Aubrey and Betty Sue Perkins, Will and Ann Tharpe, all of Coffeeville, and Susan Mason of Guntown.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Bobby Steve Moore
WATER VALLEY – Bobby Steve Moore, age 62, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2008, in Water Valley.
Born October 29, 1945, in Yalobusha County, he was a son of the late Moody George and Effie Ray Moore. He served in the National Guard and worked for the University of Mississippi as an Electrical Power Line Superintendent in Oxford. In his younger days, Steve enjoyed fox hunting and he was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his cattle farm, but his grandchildren were his greatest joy. Steve was a member of First Christian Church in Water Valley.
Visitation was held Tuesday, September 30, from 6 until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon Wednesday, October 1, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Bro. David Freeman and Dr. Gerald Shook officiating. Committal will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, with Lamar Gardner, Jessie Harvel, Charles Rogers, John Woods, Eddie Rogers, Danny Forsyth, and Glenn Jones serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Calvin Malone, Charles Redman, Todd Perkins, Jerry King, Charles Dennis, Aubrey Davis, Wayne Moore, Larry Carr and Butch Surrette.
Survivors include: his wife, Viola Irene Hughes Moore of Water Valley; a daughter, April Moore White and her husband, Terry, of Oxford; a son, Chad Moore, and his wife, Kelli Davis Moore, of Water Valley; two brothers, M. D. Moore of Bartlett, Tennessee and Benny Ray Moore of Columbus; and four grandchildren, Ashley and Brian White and Hunter and Grayson Moore.
In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his best friend, Rick Palmertree.