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Obituaries – June 17, 2010

James Price Cook

BATESVILLE – James Price “Jimmy” Cook, Sr., 70, died Saturday, June 5, 2010, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  The funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon in First Baptist Church at Batesville, with Dr. Jay Cook, assisted by Dr. David Ball, officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery. Dickens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers included Chris Beardain, Ward Bloodworth, Steve Cook, Hunter Coy, Tommy Hendrix, Lynn Hewlett, Bobby McCain, and Tommy McCain. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Bloodworth, Joe Boyles, Bobby Burkhalter, Bill Fleming, Dennis Mangrum, Jamie Smith, Buz Wardlaw, and members of the Civitan Club.

  Born July 9, 1939, in Lafayette County, he was a son of the late Winfred Sutton Cook, Sr. and Sarah Frances Spencer Cook. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald Wayne Cook, Winfred Sutton Cook, Jr., and Raymond Earl Winters; and one sister, Gean Cook Poindexter. He graduated from Mississippi State University and retired after 36 years as Panola County District Soil Conservationist.

  Former Chairman of Deacons of First Baptist Church, he also served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher for 30 years and as chairman of numerous major committees. He was a member of the Cross Ministry and chaperoned youth groups and participated in mission work throughout the United States. He was also past president of the Civitan Club, a member of the Jaycees, and a member of the Panola County Cancer Society.

  Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ann Oliphant Cook; a daughter, Celia Cook Ford (Dr. Norman) of Columbus; a son, Dr. James Price “Jay” Cook, Jr. (Kristi) of Pascagoula; a sister, Maudene Cook McCain of Water Valley; and four grandchildren, Madison and Mary Dade Ford and Jameson and Amelia Rose Cook.

  Memorials may be sent to: First Baptist Church in Batesville, 104 Panola Ave., Batesville, MS 38606;  The Cross Ministry, 2021 Eureka Rd., Batesville, MS 38606; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 196 Charmant Dr., Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39156.


Alice Aline Wilson Jones

COFFEEVILE – Alice Aline Wilson Jones, age 80, of Coffeeville died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at her home.

  The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, June 12, in the Calvary Baptist Church, Coffeeville. Burial followed in the Coffeeville City Cemetery. National Funeral Home in Grenada had charge of arrangements.

  Born November 23, 1929, in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late W. C. and Cora Lee Wilson. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Mrs. Jones was employed as a shipping clerk at Kellwood.

  She was also preceded in death by her husband, William L. Jones; and two brothers, William G. Wilson and Robert E. (Gene) Wilson.

  Survivors include two sons,  Bobby Ray Jones of Water Valley and James William (Bill) Jones of Grenada; three sisters, Ruby Lee Burns of Oxford, Jane Carpenter of Elliott, and Frances Wright of Coffeeville; two grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.


Hazel Lazelle Noaks

HOUSTON – Hazel Lazelle Noaks, age 86, formerly of Schlater, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford from heart failure.

  Born in Webster County August 18, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Lester and Jimmie Cummings Ray and resided in the Schlater area most of her life. She attended Schlater Baptist Church. Mrs. Noaks was preceded in death by her spouse, Richard “Sonny” Noaks, and two brothers, James Ray and Billy Ray.

  The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon in McNutt Cemetery in Schlater with Rev. Jerry McNeer officiating. Pallbearers were Dennis Harmon, Roger Tollison, Kyle Tollison, Mike Makamson, Ricky Makamson, and Drew Audette. Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood had charge of arrangements.

  Mrs. Noaks is survived by two daughters, Patricia Noaks Holliday and her husband, Stu of Water Valley, and Sherri Makamson Dendy and her husband Bo, of Houston; a sister, Mary Watson of Phillip; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Clinton Turner Jr.

MEMPHIS – Clinton Turner, Jr. died Friday, May 7, 2010 in Memphis.

  The funeral service was held in  B. J. Edward Funeral Home at Coffeeville on Saturday, May 15, with Rev. Ervin Phillips officiating. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Water Valley, with Leroy Morgan, James Earl Turner, Willie Lee Turner, Travis Polk, Darrell James, Jr., Jason James, Adam Gholson, and Lawrence Kemp as pallbearers. Arrangements were by M. J. Edwards in Memphis.

  Born May 19, 1950, in Water Valley, Mr. Turner was a son of the late Clinton Turner, Sr. and Clotee Turner. He was the youngest of five siblings. At a young age he joined Chapel Hill Baptist Church. He was president and valedictorian of the Davidson High School Class of 1968. He attended Alcorn College on an academic scholarship.

  On May 2, 1970, Mr. Turner married Erma Smith and to this union two daughters were born, Marsha Turner and Valarie Turner; and one son, Barry Turner, who preceded him in death. His son, Carey “Pudding” Shantel McCollins, also preceded him in death, as did two brothers, L. C. Turner and Chancie Lee Turner.

  Survivors include a daughter, Laniya Turner of Benon Harbor, Mich.; a brother, James Turner of Water Valley; a sister, Louise Turner Smith of Memphis; two granddaughters, Kecia Pigee and Kentavius McCollins; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.

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