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Obituaries – Jan. 15, 2009

R.V. Hervey

WATER VALLEY: R. V. Hervey, 45, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2009, in an automobile accident in Lafayette County.

    Born June 9, 1963, in Yalobusha County, he was a son of James Earl Johnson and Shirley Hervey. He was a construction worker for Donnie Morris and was a member of Union Hill C.M.E. Church in Water Valley.

    The funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon Monday, January 12, in the Water Valley Civic Auditorium, with Rev. James W. Johnson presiding. The committal was held in Union Hill Cemetery in Water Valley with James Daniel, Shawn Bishop, Orlando Horton, Shedia Freeman, Sr., Terry Lee Morgan, and Jr. Neely serving as pallbearers. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley had charge of arrangements.

    He is survived by: his wife, Lourene Strong Hervey of Water Valley; a daughter, Jasmine Carr of Water Valley; four sons, John Neely (Mary) of Batesville, Tarus Hervey of Water Valley, Bobby Jones of Antioch, CA, and Timothy Jones of Antioch, CA; his mother, Shirley Hervey Pomerlee of Water Valley; his father, James Earl Johnson of Water Valley; a step-father, Joe Pomerlee of Water Valley; a sister, Shenetha Hawkins (Craig) of Water Valley; four brothers, Johnny Hervey, Bobby Hervey, Derrick Pomerlee, all of Water Valley, and Terry Hervey of Enid; two grandmothers, Clister Hervey and Deolar Johnson, both of Water Valley; and 12 grandchildren.

Donna Slough Ivey

WATER VALLEY – Donna Slough Ivey, age 50, died Friday, January 9, 2009, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

    Born September 12, 1958, in Water Valley, Mrs. Ivey was a daughter of Ford and Martha Shepherd Slough. She was a homemaker and a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church.

    The funeral service was held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley at two o’clock in the afternoon Tuesday, January 13, with Bro. David Ross officiatiing. Following creamation, burial will take place in Driver’s Flat Cemetery in Calhoun County on Saturday, January 17, at two o’clock in the afternoon.

    Survivors include her husband, Charles Ivey of Water Valley; a daughter, Marty Baker of Water Valley; her father, Ford Slough of Portageville, MO; a step-daughter, Melaine Ivey of Lakeland, Fla.; two step-sons, Zackery Ivey of Lakeland and Jacob Ivey of Michigan City, Ind.; a sister, Jeanie Douglas of Water Valley; two step-sisters, Emily Williams of Parland, Texas and Louise Decker of Taylor, Mich.; a brother, Joey Story of Bruce; eight step-brothers, Eddie Allen of Denver, Colo., Brian (Tammy) Allen of Denver, N.C., Michael (Mary Ann) Allen of Portageville, Mo., Darin (Candace) Allen of Portageville, Mo.; Walter Story of Water Valley, Herman Story of Oxford, John Story of Taylor, Michigan, Rick Story of Knoxville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Cheyanna Baker, Brian Darby, and Karie Alaysa Ivey; and four nieces.

    She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Shepherd Caulder; and a brother, Kelly Dewell Slough.

Roy Chester Joyner

WATER VALLEY – Roy Chester Joyner, 86, of Water Valley passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

   Born March 21, 1922, in Panola County, Mr. Joyner was a son of the late Joe E. and Ina Watson Joyner. He worked for the Valley Stave Co. and Big Yank Corporation, twenty years at each company. He served during World War II in the United States Army, earning the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of  the Water Valley VFW and the 29th Infantry Club. He attended First Christian Church in Water Valley.

    The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning Tuesday, January 13, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Bro. David Freeman presiding. The committal was held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

    He is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Ruthie Martin Joyner of Water Valley; a daughter, Beverly J. Davis (Jerry) of Water Valley; two sons, Mike Joyner (Carol) of Amory; and Joey Joyner (Amy) of Water Valley; six grandchildren, Andrea Clement (Lance) of Water Valley; Chad Joyner and Blake Joyner, both of Amory, Chancie Joyner, Cheston Joyner and Logan Joyner, all of Water Valley; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Thela Martin of Water Valley.

Lewis Webster Williams

WAVERLY, TN – Lewis Webster Williams, 64, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009, in Baptist Hospital at Nashville, Tennesse.

    Born February 28, 1944 in Memphis, Mr. Williams was a son of the late Andrew Webster and Sudie Ridgeway Williams. He was retired from the CSK Railroad.

    The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon in Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley.

    He is survived by his companion, Brenda Rilling of Waverly, Tennessee; and numerous cousins.

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