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Obituaries – Aug. 27, 2009

Jimmie Franks

COFFEEVILLE – Jimmie Franks, 70, passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at her home in Coffeeville.

  Born in Oakland, Mrs. Franks was a daughter of the late John and Maggie Langham Lawson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Independent Full Gospel Church in Vardaman.

  A graveside service was held in Broom Cemetery at eleven o’clock in the morning, Thursday, August 20, with Bro. Johnny Davidson officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  Mrs. Franks is survived by two daughters, Debi Prescott of Greenwood and Jennifer Franks Dalton of Coffeeville; one son, Elvis Wayne Caulder of Black Hawk; six grandchildren, Michael Frith I, Mathew Buckingham, Jeremy Caulder, Lauri Caulder, Dona Dalton, and Dylan Dalton; and three great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Delorse Frady and Maggie Fancher; and two brothers, Johnny Lawson and Barry Lawson.


Barbara Rae Rivers McDaniel

COFFEEVILLE – Barbara Rae Rivers McDaniel, age 70, passed away in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford on Thursday, August 20, 2009.

  Born October 8, 1938, in Klamath Falls, Or., Mrs. McDaniel was a daughter of the late Raymond A. and Margaret J. Hackney Rivers. She graduated from high school in Anchorage, Ala., and later graduated from the University of Colorado, majoring in English Literature. Mrs. McDaniel worked as a medical secretary and was a member of the Coffeeville United Methodist Church.

  The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning Tuesday, August 25, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home.

  She is survived by her husband, William W. McDaniel of Coffeeville; a daughter, Margaret J. McDaniel of Coffeeville; one son, Raymond J. McDaniel of Colorado Springs, Col.; and one grandson, Austin J. McDaniel of Colorado Springs.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward H. McDaniel.

  Donations may be made to a favorite animal charity in remembrance of Barbara.


Margaret Foster McNamee

WATER VALLEY – Margaret Foster McNamee, age 82, died at her home in Water Valley on August 20, 2009.

  Born in Panola County, she was a daughter of the late David and Clara Lawley Foster and worked until her retirement at Big Yank in Water Valley. She was a wonderful, loving, caring, giving person, and is fondly remembered for baby sitting many children over the years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley.

  Dr. Randy Bain, pastor of First Baptist Church, conducted the funeral service at two o’clock in the afternoon, Monday, August 24, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Danny McNamee, Wilbur McNamee, Ray Hayles, Dalton Rogers, Charles Rogers, Eddie Rogers and Joel Rogers serving as pallbearers.

  Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Clements (Jackie) of Searcy, Ark.; three sons, John Everett McNamee (Beverly) of Memphis, Paul Scott McNamee (Kelly) of Grenada, and David Lynn McNamee of Water Valley; two sisters, Catherine Tyler of Olive Branch and Clara Bowls of Water Valley; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Everett McNamee; three sisters, Carlene Stanley, Frances Rogers, and Alma Martin; and one brother, Bill Foster.


Shayanna Joe Simmons

WATER VALLEY – Shayanna Joe Simmons, 17 months old, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 18, 2009, in Water Valley.

  Born in Oxford, she was the daughter of Larry Gene and Mary Lee Simmons.

  The funeral service was held Friday, August 21, at ten o’clock in the morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Rev. James Edwards officiating. The committal was held in Bethel Cemetery in Water Valley, with Drew Kirk, Randy Simmons, William Simmons, and Buck Green as pallbearers.

  Shayanna is survived by her parents, Larry Gene and Mary Lee Simmons of Water Valley; three brothers, Shannon Lee Simmons, Henry Gene Simmons, and Zachary William Simmons; grandparents, Linda and Keith Cobern of Water Valley; aunts, Betty and Drew Kirk, Mary Camp, all of Water Valley, and Charlotte Glenn Melton of Coffeeville; uncles, Chris Cobern, Randy and Gwen Simmons, and William Simmons, all of Water Valley; and five cousins.

  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William Henry and Wilma Jean Simmons.


Ottis T. Stark

MANSFIELD, MO. – Ottis T. Stark, 84, a former mail handler at Union Station in Chicago, died Saturday, August 22, 2009, at a revival in Memphis.

  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 26, at two o’clock in the morning in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randle Harris officiating.

  Born in Sunflower County, Mr. Stark was a resident of Mansfield, Mo. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as Private First Class in the Korean War. While living in Batesville, Mr. Stark was a member of Acree Hill Holiness Church and later became a member of Bethel Living Waters Holiness Church in McClurg, Missouri. He served his Savior faithfully all his life and was an avid reader of the Bible . He was also a volunteer preacher.

  Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Thelma Stark of Mansfield; three daughters, Jo Ann Gonzales of Grenada, Diane Clifton of Grenada, and Rosie Eubanks of Water Valley; three step-daughters, Mary Lindley of Batesville, Bernice Anderson of Mansfield, and Rebecca Watkins of Seymour, Mo.; four sons, John Stanley Stark of Water Valley, Bobby Stark of Grenada, Wayne Stark of Grenada, and Ronnie Stark of Water Valley; one step-son, Anthony Tramel of Oakland; one adopted son, Larry Martin of Mansfield; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

  The family requests that expressions of sympathy in Mr. Stark’s memory be made to Brother David Terrell Ministries, P. O. Box 4800, Dallas TX 75208.

  In honor of Mr. Stark’s service to his country the flag of the U.S. Army is being flown at Waller Funeral Home.


Nina J. White

WATER VALLEY – Nina J. White, 77, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2009, at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.

  She was born in Coffeeville to the late Andrew Rucker and Lera Moody Harris on April 25, 1932. She worked at Holley Automotive in Water Valley before she retired and was a member Everdale M.B. Church in Water Valley.

  A visitation was held in Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 21. The funeral service was held Saturday, August 22, in Everdale M.B. Church at Water Valley at eleven o’clock in the morning with Pastor Phillip Brackett officiating. The committal was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley with Johnny Wayne Turner, Terry Brown, Jeff White, Bobby Phillips, Sr., Bobby Phillips, Jr., Roger Caldwell, and Bobby Turner serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Darnell C. White, Waymond White, Matt Simmons, and Steve Allen.

  Mrs. White is survived by three daughters, Ethel Mae Turner (Stacy) of Water Valley, Ethel Simmons (Mat) of Oxford, and Dale Allen (Steve) of Water Valley; two sons, Darnell Calvert White of Water Valley and Waymond White (Betty) of Water Valley; one sister, Gloria Mae Polk Ford (John) of Waterloo, Iowa; one brother, Jessie Rucker of Chicago, Ill.; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin White; a daughter, Katie Mae Hervey; a son, John Thomas White; a sister, Pearlie Mae Toliver; a brother, Allen Rucker; and one granddaughter, Camille Morgan.

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