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Obituaries – Sept. 30, 2010

Richard Edward Page, Sr.

WATER VALLEY – Richard “Rick” Edward Page, Sr., age 75, died at his home in Water Valley on September 22, 2010.

    Born August 1, 1935, in Memphis, he was a son of the late Delbert Todd Page and Maybelle Mobley Page. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mindy Estelle Sterling. Mr. Page was a field engineer for WMC5 in Memphis and a Senior Technician for Cylix Communications Corp. He was a HAM radio operator and taught electronics at White Station High School in Memphis.

    A celebration of Life Service was held Sunday, September 26, at the Page residence at 256 Huckleberry Lane in the Boatlanding Community. Seven Oaks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

    He is survived by: his wife, Beverly J. Page of Water Valley; two daughters, Debra Ann Page of Wynne, Ark., and Karen Lynn Miller of Custer, SD; two sons, Richard Edward Page, Jr. of Rapid City, SD and Chris Schroyer of Water Valley; a god-daughter, April L. Reisinger of Water Valley; six grandchildren, Corey Anthony Spencer of Benton, Ark., Jonathan Miller of Custer, SD, Casey Ann Spencer of Wynne, Ark., Jason Miller and Jennifer Miller of Ridgecrest, Calif., Susan Mindy Schroyer of Water Valley; and three great-grandchildren.

Roy Lee Potts

WATER VALLEY– Roy Lee “Buck” Potts, age 60, of Water Valley died Saturday, September 25, 2010, at his home.

    Born April 18, 1950, he was a son of the late Ira Elton “Bill” Potts and Mary Ellen Mixon Potts. Mr. Potts was a retired mechanic. He was a family man and enjoyed his many nephews, nieces, and grandchildren. He loved gardening and enjoyed his horses and mules. Mr. Potts was a Baptist and a member of the Goldwing Riders, Chaper P.

    The funeral service was held at two o ‘clock in the afternoon Monday, September 27, in Driver’s Flat Baptist Church, with Rev. Johnny Stewart and Rev. Peyton Meeks officiation. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Buster Potts, Joe Potts, John Potts, Randy Potts, Clinton Mooney, and Michael Snider serving as pallbearers. Gene Hill, Gene Coleman, Carl Massey, and Greg Eanes were honorary pallbearers.

  Survivors include: his wife, Helen Potts of Water Valley; his mother, Mary Ellen Potts of Water Valley; two step-daughters, Angie Fillyaw of Water Valley and Susie Fillyaw of Charleston; two step-sons, Jamie Fillyaw and Donald Fillyaw, both of Charleston; four sisters. Mary Katherine (Clinton) Mooney of Water Valley, Martha Ruth (Carl) Massey of Banner, Brenda Sue (Michael) Snider of Water Valley, and Linda Lou (Greg) Eanes of Brandon; four brothers, Buster (Susie) Potts, Joe (Pat) Potts, John David Potts, and Randy Elton Potts, all of Water Valley; ten grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Warren G. Surrette

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

    Born in Pine Valley, Mr. Surrette was a son of the late Joe and Leona Surrette. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Douglas (Elizabeth) Surrette and George (Loreen) Surrette, and a sister, Ruby (Lloyd) Wilbourn, all of Water Valley.

    He 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.

    The funeral service was held on Thursday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m. Burial, with full miliary honors, was held at two o’clock in the afternoon in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

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

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