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Obituaries – Oct 15, 2009

Nettie M. Milstead

BANNER – Nettie M. Milstead, age 77, died Sunday, October 4, 2009, in Methodist Central Hospital at Memphis.

  Born in Water Valley, she had lived in Memphis for many years, where Smith Nephew employed her as a polisher. Mrs. Milstead had moved back to Banner in 1989. She was a member of Banner Baptist Church.

  There are no planned services at this time. Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford was in charge of arrangements.

  Survivors include her husband, W. J. Milstead of Banner; four daughters, Karen M. Green of Memphis, Nena Haynes of Clarksdale, Lucy Costner of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jo Ellen Nation of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, James Milstead of Memphis and Mark Milstead of Banner; one sister, Jeanie Quattlebaum of Banner; and one brother, John Thomas Mathis of Tupelo.


Clovis E. Steele

LACEY’S SPRING, ALABAMA – Clovis E. Steele, 90, of Lacey’s Spring, Ala. passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2009.

  Mr. Steele was a Christian, school administrator and contractor. For many years Mr. Steele was superintendent of Water Valley Schools. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

  Survivors include his wife, Ruby W. Steele of Lacey’s Spring; sons, Raymond W. Steele, Larry D. Steele, and James E. Steele, all of Huntsville, Ala.; one daughter, Rebecca S. Johnson of Oxford; brothers, Joe Steele of Huntsville, and Edward Steele of Maylene, Ala.; sisters, Marcell Harrison of Olive Branch, Nell Gaylord of Lacey’s Spring, and Jane Yarbrough of New Hope, Ala; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

  The funeral service was held at ten o’clock in the morning, Saturday, October 10, in the funeral home, with Gary Bradley officiating. Burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Lacey’s Spring.


Harold D. Willis

DOVER, KENTUCKY – Harold D. Willis, 74, of Dover, Kentucky died Monday, October 5, 2009, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  The funeral was held October 8 in Anglin Funeral Home, Dover, with Rev. Don Bailey officiating. Burial was in the Kentucky Veterans West Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Ky. Military served as pallbearers.

  Born May 16, 1935, he was a son of Harold and Madge Willis. Mr. Willis was retired from the U.S. Coast Guard and was a Mason.

  Survivors include his wife, Ann Braswell Willis; sons, Chuck Harris of Louisville, Ky., Graham Harris of Chicago, Ill., Spence Willis of Branson, Mo. and Kevin Willis, of Leland; daughters, Missy Washington of Coffeeville and Suzanne Ploof of Florence, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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