Obituaries – Oct 22, 2009

James Willie Holmes

WATER VALLEY – James Willie “BooBoo” Holmes, age 64, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2009, of kidney failure in the Tupelo Hospital.

    Born November 14, 1944, Mr. Holmes was a son of the late Joe Willie and Mable Holmes of Water Valley. He was retired from Mott’s after 25 years. Mr. Holmes was a member of Bayson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and doing things for other people.

    The funeral service will be held at one o’clock in the afternoon Friday, October 23, in Robinson Funeral Home, Water Valley, with his pastor, Rev. Amos Sims, officiating. Burial will be in the Bayson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 22, at Robinson Funeral Home in Water Valley.

    Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Lillion Holmes of Water Valley; one daughter, Annette Rudd of Water Valley; eight sisters, Sadie White, Mary V. Holmes, Christine Bolden, Lorene Cox, Rosie Holmes, and Mable Horton, all of Water Valley, Betty Holmes of Batesville, and Annie Kee of Oxford; two brothers, John Holmes and Chester Holmes, both of Water Valley; and three grandchildren, Jordan Holmes, Lakisha, Holmes, and Johnnie Mae Rudd, all of Water Valley.


Carlos Ray Begley

COFFEEVILLE – Carlos Ray Begley, 66, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at Oxford in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi.

    He was born in Hazard, Kentucky, to the late Carlos and Grace Brewer Begley. He graduated from the University of Louisiana-Monroe with a Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Begley was an educator to military personnel and to individuals who were seeking to serve in the military.

    The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 24, from noon until 2 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 24, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The committal will be held in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Yalobusha County.

    Survivors include two sons, Eric Begley of Irving, Texas and Scott Begley of Woodstock, Georgia; two brothers, Philip Begley of Lincolnton, Georgia and David Wayne Begley of Coffeeville; and four grandchildren, Mackenzie Begley and Molly Begley, both of Woodstock, Robin Hall and Ashley Hall, both of Irving.

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