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Obituaries – Apr 30, 2009

Lebron Hervey

BATESVILLE – Lebron Hervey, the two months old son of Theron Hervey and Ann Dean of Batesville, died Monday, April 20, 2009, in LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis.

  Funeral services for the baby were held at eleven o’clock in the morning, Saturday, April 25,  in the Chapel of Cooley’s Mortuary, Batesville, with Rev. Otis McKinney officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Sardis.

  Lebron was born February 4, 2009, in Oxford.

  He is survived by his mother, Ann Dean of Batesville; his father, Theron Hervey of Batesville; his maternal grandparents, James and Bernadine Dean of Batesville; paternal grandparents, Carolyn Gary Tines of Water Valley; a sister, Tiana Hervey of Batesville; and two brothers, Theron Hervey, Jr. of Water Valley and Rodrick Pitts of Oxford.


Mary Elizabeth McCain

WATER VALLEY – Mary Elizabeth McCain, 67, of Pope passed away April 27, 2009, at her home.

  Born in Bruce, she was a daughter of the late Clyde Avery and Mary Evelyn Peeples Allred. She graduated from Draughon’s Business College in Memphis and attended Holiday Inn University, where she learned culinary arts and restaurant management. Mrs. McCain was well known as a chef, restaurant owner, and an antique dealer. She was a member of Taylor Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Samaritan Rebekah Lodge and president of IARA of MS.

  Visitation will be Wednesday, April 29, from 5 until 7:30 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks at eleven o’clock in the morning Thursday, April 30, with Bro. Jimmy Sartain officiating. Burial will be in Yocona Cemetery in Lafayette County, with Patrick Peacock, Joel Person, Allen Hinter, Cody Shuffield, Steven Shuffield, Chad Fischer, and Robert Glen Person, Jr. serving as pallbearers. Wes Blackwood will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

  Mrs. McCain is survived by her husband, Samuel Edward McCain of Pope; two daughters, Cecelia Morgan McCain of Pope and Cynthia Marie McCain of Memphis; one sister, Janice Shuffield (Odie) of Water Valley; and two brothers, Bobby Clyde Allred of Nesbit and Samuel Allen Allred of Batesville.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: a son, Clyde Lee Britton McCain; a sister, Dorothy Peacock; and three brothers, Tommy Allred, Billy Allred, and Tony Allred.


Mary Katherine Roberts

OXFORD – Mary Katherine Roberts, 53, of Oxford passed away April 25, 2009, at Tupelo in Sanctuary Hospice House.

  Born in Water Valley, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Lorene Norwood Roberts. Miss Roberts graduated from the University of Mississippi and worked as an accountant. She was a member of Jumper’s Chapel Congregational Methodist Church.

  A graveside service was held in Jumper’s Chapel Cemetery at eleven o’clock in the morning Tuesday, April 28, with Rev. Joel Jones officiating. Seven Oak Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

  Survivors are two brothers, Jerry (Ilas) Roberts of Tulsa, Okla. and Gary (Julie) Roberts of Houston, Texas; two nephews and one niece.


Patsy Hyde Murphree

WATER VALLEY – Memorial services for Patsy Hyde Murphree, 53, will be held May 1, 2009, at Walthall Baptist Church.

  She passed away April 24.

  Born July 10, 1955, in Starkville, she was a homemaker and an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Water Valley. Ms. Murphree graduated from Eupora High School in 1973 and was currently a student at Northwest Community College, studying to become a paralegal. She was well versed in many musical genres and enjoyed traveling. During her lifetime she had lived in many places, including Italy.

  Survivors include her brother, Ronald Shaw of Virginia; two children, Kristi Trainor of Eupora and William Scott Taylor of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Khearsten Bloodworth, Thomas Trainor, David Trainor, and Kaitlynd Trainor; one great-grandchild; and dear friend and caregiver, Bobby Murphree.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence H. Shaw and Alice Ulrey Shaw of Walthall, and an uncle, Walter David Ulrey of Pearl.

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