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Obituaries – Sept. 16, 2010

Bennie Nolan Gossett

OXFORD – Bennie Nolan Gossett, age 88, died Tuesday, September 7, 2010, in the Veteran’s Home at Oxford.

    Born February 13, 1922, in Lafayette County, Mr. Gossett was a son of the late Dophas Eddie Gossett and Rena Ola Nerren Gossett. He was a veteran and served in the United States Army during World War II. Mr. Gossett was a farmer and worked with the MS Forestry Service. He was a member of Delay Baptist Church in Lafayette County.

    The funeral service was held in Delay Baptist Church on Saturday, September 11, beginning at eleven o’clock in the morning. Bro. Jimmy Sockwell and Bro. Charles Keel officiated. Interment was in Delay Baptist Church Cemetery with Hunter Gossett, Josh Gossett, Luke Gossett, Greg DePriest, Jeff Michelletti and Thomas Cobb as pallbearers. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley had charge of arrangements.

    Survivors include his wife, Wynona Tramel Gossett of Oxford; one daughter, Rena Carol (Kevin) Konega of Cherokee Village, Ark.; three sons, Bennie Tramel (Lynette) Gossett of Olive Branch, Barry Glynn (Donna) Gossett of Oxford, and Eddie Richard (Tabrina) Gossett of Hillsboro, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Smith and Janie (Quay) Daniels, both of Oxford.

    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Edree Denon and two brothers, William “Buck” Gossett and Winfred “Short” Gossett. Online condolences may be made at

Warren G. Surrette

TAMPA, FLA. – Warren G. Surrette, 89, passed into Heaven September 12, 2010.

  Born in Pine Valley, Mr. Surrette served our country for six years in Europe during World War II, while in the U.S. Army. He later served our country for 21 years before retiring from the Air Force with many honorable distinguished medals and awards. He then retired from the Tampa V.A. Hospital after 16 years.

    He was married to his loving wife, Connie, who passed away on March 1, 2008, for 65 years. After Mr. Surrette retired, he and his wife, were missionaries in Montana and then served the Lord for  many years at Northgate Baptist Church in Tampa. He was extremely active at Northgate and former churches during his lifetime as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and superintendent, as well as serving on various church committees.

    Survivors include his children, Lee Surrette (Sharri) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Elaine Gesner (Franklyn) of Largo, Fla., Charles Surrette (Linda) of Trilby, Fla., and Byron Surrette (Janette) of San Antonio, Texas; his brother, Dr. G. H. Surrette (Marvel) of Bolivar, Mo.; sisters, Nell Hoagland of Steamboat Springs, Co. and Marie Zediker of Water Valley; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Northgate Baptist Church, 1301 W. Limbaugh Ave., Tampa, Fla. 33612, in memory of Warren Surrette.

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