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Obituaries – Feb. 5, 2009


Edna Ruth Howard Cain

OXFORD – Edna Ruth Howard Cain, 79, passed away January 31, 2009 in Oxford, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi.  She was born to the late W. A. “Bill” and Eula Eakins Howard in Attala County.    She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville.

    Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville with Rev. Steve Cannon presiding.  Burial followed in Harmony Cemetery in Ethel, with Josh King, Robbie Kendall, Patrick Young, Albert Renkin, Buster Davis, and Patrick Cain serving as pallbearers. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Cain is survived by two daughters, Jaine Kendall of Water Valley, and Kelli Kelly of Noxapater; seven sons, Jimmy Dale McLeon of Davie, Fla., John “Andy” King, Jason “Eddie” King,  and Joel “JoJo” King – all of Clarksdale, Justen “Rusty” King and Jeffrey “Jeff” King – both of Greenville, and Sammy Cain of Water Valley; 21 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Cain; sister, Glenda Chapus; three brothers, William Anderson “Shorty” Howard, Horace Wayne Howard and Thomas Edward “Tommy” Howard.

Margaret Staten Haney

OXFORD – Mrs. Margaret Staten Haney, 84, of Oxford died January 29, 2009.

  Mrs. Haney, a homemaker, was preceded in death by her husband, Lake Haney of Drew, and a daughter, Rita Shook.

  The funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, January 31, in Newsom Funeral Home Chapel, Charleston. Burial was in Magnolia Garden Cemetery in Charleston.

    Survivors include daughters, Barbara Jones of Charleston and Linda Bardo Sullivan of Water Valley; two sisters, Mildred Wolfe Scott of Bartlett, Tenn. and Betty Levy of Oxford; a brother, Dolye Staten of Charleston; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Gloria Gene Young Hill

GRENADA – Gloria Gene Young Hill, 76, of Grenada died Tuesday, January 27, 2009, in the Grenada Lake Medical Center. Mrs. Hill was a resident of the Grenada Living Center for the past four years.

    Born December 10, 1932, in Seth, W. Va., Mrs. Hill was a daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle Young. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She loved people and loved to make them laugh. She also loved flowers. She had a “green thumb” and could grow anything. Her greatest joys were talking with people and helping those in need.

    In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hill was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Foster, and a sister, Naomi McKinney.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Edmonds and her husband, Roland, of Wahalak; her son, Eddie Foster, and his wife, Mary, of Water Valley; a brother, John Jay Mullins of Williamsburg, Va.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A private memorial service was held for the family on Thursday, January 29, in the Chapel of National Funeral Home in Grenada, with Rev. Daniel R. Dickerson presiding.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd., Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034, in memory of Gloria Gene Hill.

Fern Elizabeth Devine Karr

COURTLAND – Fern Elizabeth “Betty” Devine Karr, 75, widow of Charles R. Karr, Sr., died Monday, February 2, 2009, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

  The funeral service will be held at one o’clock in the afternoon Thursday, February 5, in Wells Funeral Home Chapel at Batesville, with Rev. Todd Pittman and Rev. Roger Richards officiating. Interment will be in the Lovejoy Cemetery, Courtland.

  Mrs. Karr was born August 21, 1933, to Charles Ward “D.D.” and Flora Lenora Redish Devine. She was a former resident of Water Valley. Mrs. Karr was a Licensed Registered Nurse for South Panola Community Hospital in Batesville. She was also a member of Lovejoy United Methodist Chruch in Courtland.

  Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Karr Brower of Water Valley; two sons, Charles R. “Bubba” Karr, Jr. of Courtland and David E. Karr of Batesville; and six grandchildren.

  Visitation will be Wednesday, February 4, at Wells Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m.

Te’Ramous Terrell Logan

WATER VALLEY: Baby Te’Ramous Terrell Logan, three months old, died January 20, 2009. in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  Born October 8, 2008, the baby was a son of Terrell and Victoria Moore Logan. His family stated that he was a loving little baby, who will be missed so much.

  Survivors include his parents, Terrell and Victoria Moore Logan; three sisters, Brianna, Tefajah and Takiyah; grandparents, Jimmie and Marjorie Moore and Rayford Horton; great-grandmother, Elvira Jackson; aunts, Kyna, Marcy, and Terance; great-aunts, Bonnie and Lucy Logan; uncles, Tyron (Donna), Darryl (Teresa), Jimmy and Ernest Moore; great-uncles, David (Earline), James (Carletta), and Willie Logan; a host of cousins; and special cousin and babysitter, Iesha Logan; and his godparents, Kakecha Logan and Yholanda Dudley.

  Preceding him in death were a grandmother, Martha Faye Horton, and great-grandparents, David and Ida Logan, Sr., Henry Jones, Birth and Floy Horton.

  The funeral service was held at three o’clock in the afternoon, Saturday, January 24, in the Eddie Robinson Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Mitchell Steen officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Thomas A. Russell

DIXIE, LA. – Thomas A. Russell, 47, died January 20, 2009 at his residence east of Coffeeville from a heart attack.  He was born on October 26, 1961, in Grenada, to Henry and Inez Russell.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and had driven a truck as his profession.

    Graveside services were held on Friday, January 23, at New Hope Church in Coffeeville.

He is survived by his sons, Robert Russell of Lewisville, Texas, Ryan, Randall and Christopher Russell of Wisconsin, and Timothy Russell of Warrensburg, Mo.  He is also survived by his mother, Inez Russell of Coffeeville; his father, Henry Russell of Knob Noster, Mo.; his sisters, Jane Smitka of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Sue Brower of Coffeeville, and Barbara Sill of Ridgeland.  He also has numerous nephews, great nephews, nieces and great nieces.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Russell, his grandparents, Herman and Delia Byford and Booker T. and Linda Russell.

Any monetary donation to help cover funeral expenses can be sent to Inez Russell or Sue Brower at 108541 CR 215, Coffeeville,  38922.

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