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Obituaries – Feb. 26, 2009

Emma Lou Huckaby Clark

WATER VALLEY – Mrs. Emma Lou Huckaby Clark, 77, retired employee of Holley Carburetor in Water Valley, died Sunday, February 22, 2009, in Yalobusha General Hospital, Water Valley.

  The funeral service will be Wednesday, February 25, at eleven o’clock in the morning in Waller Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Robert Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

  Mrs. Clark was the widow of Calvin Clark. Born in Lafayette County, she was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Water Valley. She enjoyed playing bingo and fishing.

  Survivors include her two daughters, Ann Ross and her husband, Alvin, of Grenada, and Pam Starkey and her husband, Kelton, of Dayton, Texas; one son, Randy Hollowell of Water Valley; two step-daughters, Diana Lloyd and Donna Hunter, both of Montgomery, Ala.; one step-son, Donald Clark of Montgomery, Ala.; one sister, Frances Dalton of Water Valley; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and five step-grandchildren.

  The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mrs. Clark’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society, 607 West Main Street, Suite C, Tupelo, MS 38801.

Marie Odell Edwards

WATER VALLEY– Marie Odell Edwards, 90, of Water Valley, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at  her sister’s residence in Grenada.

  The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning Saturday, February 21, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Dr. Randy Bain and Rev. Daniel Dickerson officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley, with Edward Horn, Larry Horn, Steve Horn, Evans Wells, Dr. Andy Jones, and Jeff Horn as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Kimzey, Terry Anthony, Horace Hardy, Don Peeples, Rev. J. C. Hubbard, William Beck, Dennis McMinn, Dr. Rayford Edgar, and Bob Williams.

  Born October 1, 1918 in Water Valley, Miss Edwards was a daughter of the late  Otis G. and Cordie Lewelling Edwards. She was a member of O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church and a retired secretary.

  Survivors include three sisters, Marjorie Reid of Water Valley, Lucille Horn of Grenada, and Catherine Myers (Wesley) of Memphis; five nieces, Mary Holyfield (Clyde), Betty Strickland (Leon), Ann Arnold (Kenny), Becky Jones (Andy), and Katie Myers; and six nephews, Lynn Woods, Larry Woods, Edward Horn (Linda), Larry Horn (Carole), Steve Horn (Christi), and Brad Myers.

  She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Woods, and a brother, Clinton Edwards.

Rosetta Holmes

BATESVILLE – Mrs. Rosetta Holmes of Batesville died Saturday, February 14, 2009, in Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

  The funeral service was held in Liberty Hill M.B. Church at Batesville Saturday, February 21, with Rev. Larry Key, her pastor, and Rev. Zannie Leland, Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Eureka A.M.E. Zion Church Cemetery, Batesville, with her grandsons as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were her sons and other grandsons.

  A daughter of the late Pompery and Mrs. Nellie (Driver) Jones, Mrs. Holmes was born January 26, 1915, in Tallahatchie County.  She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined the Sandy Creek M.B. Church, under the leadership of her father the Rev. Pompery Jones and later Joined the Liberty Hill M.B. Church, where she remained a member until her death. She was a secretary and mother of the church.

    Mrs. Holmes lived in Panola County all of her life, where she was a housewife. “She was a kind, sweet person and her first concern was her family, her church, and her friends. She will be missed by all who knew her,” stated a family member. She was united in holy matrimony on May 15, 1937, to Will Holmes, who preceded her in death.

  Survivors include her children, David Holmes (Betty) and Herbert Holmes (Gloria), both of Batesville, Earl Holmes (Luectrica), Mrs. Clara White (Joe), and Ms. Mary Reed, all of Memphis, Eddie Holmes of East St. Louis, Illinois, Ms. Levarta Barham of Knoxville, Tenn., and Ms. Annie Holmes of Batesville; 41 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by one son, William Albert Holmes (Florine) of Water Valley, one daughter, Nellie Ruth Chapman, and two grandchildren.

Corinne Lovelady Hudgins

WATER VALLEY– Mrs. Corinne Lovelady Hudgins, 98, a homemaker, died Sunday, February 15, 2009, in Yalobusha Nursing Home at Water Valley.

  The funeral service was held Tuesday, February 17, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Waller Funeral Home Chapel, Oxford, with Rev. George Crowden officiating. Burial followed in Yellow Leaf Cemetery.

  Mrs. Hudgins was the widow of Mr. Leroy Hudgins and was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Hudgins; one grandchild, Tina Hudgins; and one great-grandchild, Will Russell.

  Survivors include two sons, Olon Hudgins and his wife, Dallie, of Oxford, and Dwight Hudgins and his wife, Doris, of Hernando; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

  The family has asked that expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Mrs. Hudgins memory be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 18 CR 207, Oxford, MS 38655.

James Albert Mosley

BANNER – James Albert Mosley, 67, died Monday, February 9, 2009, at his home in Banner.

  Born April 7, 1941, in Calhoun County, he was a son of the late A. H. “Hosey” Mosley and Zora Idell Wright Mosley. Mr. Mosley was self-employed as a logger, cattleman, and farmer He was a past Master Mason of Banner Masonic Lodge and was a Knight’s Templar. He was a member of the Calhoun County and Mississippi Cattleman’s Association. Mr. Mosley was an avid outsdoorman and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His warmth and wit touched everyone’s heart. He will be greatly missed.

  A graveside service was held on the family property Wednesday, February 11, at one o’clock, with Masonic Rites being administered. William Huckaby, Wayne Warren, Gary Shoemake, Carl Wayne Massey, Sonny Harmon, and Stanford Gandy, served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Marcel Poyner, Brandon Simmons, Mike Briscoe, David Black, Troy Stewart, Benjamin Briscoe, Brian Briscoe, Wesley Black, and Wade Shoemake. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley had charge of arrangements.

  He was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Kay Mosley, and a sister, Anice Vinson.

  Survivors include four daughters, Lisa Briscoe of Sardis, Stephanie Mosley of Van Cleave, Regina Shoemake of Bruce, and Dr. Misty Mosley of Tupelo; a son, Chad Mosley of Banner; a special friend, Mary Dickey of Banner; a brother-in-law, Calvin Vinson of Murphreesboro, North Carolina; 13 grandchildren, Benjamin Briscoe, Brian Briscoe, Wesley Black, Presley Weaver, Robin Mosley Nix, Casey Mosley, Paige Mosley, Brice Mosley, Brook Mosley, Wade Shoemake, Sawyer Shoemake, Keafen Shoemake, and Briella Simmons; and one great-grandchild.

Gertrude Strange

COFFEEVILLE – Mrs. Gertrude Strange, 97, of Coffeeville, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, at her residence.

  She was born November 16, 1911, to the late Henry and Lillian May Langham Brassel.

  The funeral service was held Saturday, February 21, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Broom Cemetery Chapel, with Rev. Billy Hill officiating. Interment followed in Broom Cemetery, with Garner-Harper Funeral Home, Grenada, in charge of arrangements.

  Mrs. Strange is survived by her daughter, Reba Branson; one daughter-in-law, Josephine Strange; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Louise Schmitz of Olive Branch. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Lillian May Langham Brassel; her husband, Kress Strange; one son, Edward Strange; and one grandson, Steve Strange.

Lawrence Vaughn

WATER VALLEY – Lawrence “Shorty” Vaughn, 86, passed away Monday, February 23, 2009, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  Born in Water Valley, he was a son of the late Elmer and Zulene Allen Vaughn. Mr. Vaughn served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He was a retired supervisor for Kimberly Clark and a member of the First Christian Church in Water Valley.

  A visitation is scheduled for ten o’clock in the morning Wednesday, February 25, at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The service will be held at eleven o’clock in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Fuenral Home on February 25. The committal service will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, south of Water Valley.

  Survivors include two daughters, Donna Pittman of Walls and Katherine Riley of Horn Lake; one son, Lawrence E. Vaughn, Jr. of Centerville, Ohio; four sisters, Mildred Carter of Memphis, Jane Mixon of Southaven, Pat Mixon of Oxford, and Joann Carlisle  of Water Valley; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Mixon, and a brother, George Vaughn.

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