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Obituaries – Nov 4, 2010

Bradford C. “Brad” Brooks

WATER VALLEY – Bradford C. “Brad” Brooks, age 45, of Water Valley died Monday, November 1, 2010.

    Born August 11, 1965, he was the son of Frank Berle Brooks and the late Patricia Chatman Brooks. Brad loved to cook and he was always cooking for church, school, and sporting events. He was voted Outstanding Young Farmer of Mississippi in 1996. Brad was an active member of the board of directors for Yalobusha County Farm Bureau, as well as the Yalobusha County Agency for Soil and Water Conservation. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Brad was a member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church.

    The visitation will be held Wednesday, November 3, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will be held in Water Valley First Baptist Church Thursday, November 4 at ten o’clock in the morning, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Burial will be in Sylva Rena Cemetery with Jeff Hodge, Charles McCullough, Doug Robbins, John Sherman, Baine Turnage, and Terry Rotenberry as pallbearers. Larry Wayne Kimzey, Kevin Kimzey, Chad Kimzey, Daryl Burney, Sam Garris, James Edwards, Coley Little Bailey, Ty Edwards, Bill Bailey, and Gerald Rippee will serve as honorary pallbearers.

    Survivors include one daughter, Laci Brasher (Greg) Buck of Water Valley;  two sons, Justin Andrew Brooks and Brandson Patrick Brooks, both of Water Valley; two sisters, Angie Brooks Hodge of Water Valley and Sherry Campbell of Enid, his father, Frank Berle Brooks, and his step-mother, Raye Brooks, of Water Valley; two grandchildren, Tyler Elaine Brasher and Carter Q’neal Buck; and his former spouse, Luanne Brooks.

    Brad was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Chatman Brooks.

Mary Anne Womack Burns

COFFEEVILLE – Mary Anne Womack Burns, age 80, died Friday, October 29, 2010, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.

    Mrs. Burns, born December 17, 1929, was a daughter of the late Lewis Clinton and Mary Etta Spears Womack. She was a secretary for many years and retired from Sunbust Bank in Grenada. Mrs. Burns was a member of the 20th Century Club in Coffeeville for many years. She was a Sunday School secretary, a dedicated Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir at Coffeeville United Methodist Church. She loved her children and grandchildren and was affectionately called “Memaw” by everyone.

    The funeral service was held Sunday, October 31 in Coffeeville First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Hal Hall officiating. Interment was held in the Coffeeville Cemetery with Tyler Worsham, Jr., Carter Brandon, Smiley Arrington II, B. B. Billingsly, William McCullar, and Johnny Parker serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Burns nine grandsons, Jonathan Freer, Rodney Eubanks, Ron Eubanks, Jeff Eubanks, McRae Burns, Cole Burns, Caleb Childs, Forrest Hollinger  and Garrett Bardo served as honorary pallbearers.

    Mrs. Burns is survived by four daughters, Beverly (Allen) Freer of Coffeeville, Gay (Jimmy) Eubanks of Water Valley, Bonnie (Gene) Childs of West Point, and Kathy (Perry) Rowe of Myrtle; one son, Mack (Shannon)  Burns, Jr. of Coffeeville; thirteen grandchildren, Chasity Logsdon, Marci McLendon, Olivia Burns, Beth Kizer, Jonathan Freer, Rodney Eubanks, Ron Eubanks, Jeff Eubanks, McRae Burns, Cole Burns, Caleb Childs, Forrest Hollinger, and Garrett Bardo; and four great-grandchildren.

    In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burns was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick McRae Burns.

    Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley had charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

Lonnie Dean Corley

OXFORD– Lonnie Dean Corley, 57, died Friday, October 29, 2010, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

    Mr. Corley had lived in the Oxford area for the past 40 years, having moved from Winona. He worked as a truck driver for the J.E. Phillips Company and with Wonder Bread for many years. Ole Miss athletics and fishing were two things he especially enjoyed. Mr. Corley attended Taylor Baptist Church.

    The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Monday, November 1, in the Chapel of Coleman Funeral Home, Oxford, with Bro. Gerald Shook and Bro. Terry Corley officiating. Interment was in the Anchor Cemetery.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary “Liz” Corley of Oxford; a son, Austin D. Corley of Oxford; a daughter, Tonya Mendola of Port St. Lucy, Fla.; his father, Roy Dean Corley of Winona; two brothers, Terry Corley of Winona and Steve Corley of Batesville; two sisters, Carolyn Berry of Boiling Springs, NC, and his twin, Bonnie Locke of Winona.

    His mother, Mrs. Willie Pearl Lott Corley, preceded him in death.

    Memorials may be made to the Anchor Cemetery Fund, 1009 Hwy. 7 South, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Bobby G. Mathis

HEWITT, TEXAS – Bobby G. Mathis of Hewitt, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2010, at the age of 77.

    He was born April 13, 1933, in Water Valley to James and Etta Lou Matthis.

    Survivors include his wife, Frances Mathis of Hewitt; two sons, James W. Mathis (wife Melinda), and John W. Mathis (wife Pamelyn); grandsons, Brandon Mathis, Greg Barrett; granddaughters, Kelsey and Kylie Mathis, April Jackson (husband Charles); two great-grandchildren; a brother, Johnny Mathis; and one sister, Judy Bush.

    A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 4, at two o’clock in the afternoon at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Colonial Funeral Home of Universal City, Texas has charge of arrangements.

Wendy Lee Evans Pritchard

OXFORD – Wendy Lee Evans Pritchard, 37, died Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

    Born in Oxford, she had lived in this area most of her life. A nationally registered EMT, Mrs. Pritchard had worked as an EMT and a dispatcher for many years at Yalobusha General Hospital, Alliance Healthcare in Holly Springs, and EMHC in Memphis, during which time she was a volunteer EMT for Panola County. She had also been a member of the volunteer fire department. Mrs. Pritchard enjoyed the outdoors and deer hunting. She attended the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Potts Camp. Spending time with her family brought her pleasure and she considered herself a member of the “baby raising” club.

    The funeral service was held in the chapel of Coleman Funeral Home at Oxford at three o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, October 30, with Bro. Jerry Ervin officiating. Interment was in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

    Survivors include her husband, Richard Pritchard of Oxford; her parents, William (Georgia) Evans and Vicki (Heu) Oldham, both of Oxford; four daughters, Kimberly Nicole Pritchard of Corinth, Patricia Leann Pritchard, Harley Sue Pritchard, and Johnnie Lynn Pritchard, all of Oxford; three sisters, Amanda Oldham of Byhalia, Heather Oldham, and Lenna Watts, both of Oxford; six brothers, Michael Lynn Evans, Nathaniel Lee Evans, John Hughes, Luke Hughes, Ben Hughes, and Robert Watts, all of Oxford.

    Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 4830 McWillie Cir., Jackson, MS 39206.

Voncille Rosenauer

WATER VALLEY – Mrs. Voncille Rosenauer, age 86, died peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 2010, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

    Per family request there will be no services at this time.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Jesse Glyn Weeks

WATER VALLEY –  Jesse Glyn Weeks, age 84, died Thursday, October 28, 2010 in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.

    Born June 15, 1926, in Tillatoba, Mr. Weeks was a son of the late Jesse Lee and Myrtle Allison Weeks. He was a graduate of Water Valley High School and was an outstanding athlete for the football, basketball, and track teams, where he was affectionately known as “Puppy Dog.” From 1944 through 1946, Mr. Weeks served as a First Class Seaman in the United States Navy. He was stationed on the USS Ticonderoga in the Pacific area during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Callie Mae Mills and they were married for 64 years.

    Mr. Weeks was an avid reader, a devout Ole Miss fan, and a dedicated Sunday School teacher. He was a staunch supporter of the Biblical Research Society. Mr. Weeks also loved fishing and gardening. After retiring as a power dispatcher for the Tennessee Valley Authority, he and his wife, Kay, returned home to Water Valley where they were members of First Baptist Church.

    A graveside funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, October 30, 2010, in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Dr. Paul Odom’s Sunday School Class served as pallbearers. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

    Survivors include: his wife, Callie Mae Mills Weeks “Kay”;  two sons, Dr. Barry L. (Charmie) Weeks of Water Valley, and Timothy G. Weeks of Nashville; two grandchildren, Angela Weeks of Carbondale, Colo. and Matt Weeks of Nashville, Tenn.

    In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Jean Amason.

    Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Water Valley.

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