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Obituaries – Nov 18, 2010

Jeremy Michael Barber

WATER VALLEY—Jeremy Michael Barber, age 19, died on Sunday, November 14, 2010, in Water Valley.

    Michael was born May 25, 1991, in Oxford. He was the son of Randy Barber and Susan Newman. He was a graduate of Water Valley High School and attended Mississippi State University. He loved sports and was a loyal fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Michael recently enlisted in the United States Air Force and was in the DEP program. He was baptized at Antioch Baptist Church in Oxford.

    The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, November 16, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley, with Bro. Fish Robinson nd Elder Josh Winslett officiating. Cody Person, Blake Gordon, Chuck Tatum, David Burns, Cody Shuffield, and Hunter Gossett served as pallbearers.

    Survivors include his mother and step-father, Susan and Joe Newman of Water Valley; his father, Randy Barber of Oxford; his sister, Randi Barber of Oxford; his maternal grandparents, Sue and Leonard Rogers of Water Valley; and his paternal grandparents, Jerry and Virginia Barber of Oxford.

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Elliott Earl Hickman

COFFEEVILLE—Elliott Earl Hickman, 72, of Coffeeville, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

    Born April 27, 1938, in Yalobusha County, he was a son of the late E. W. and Lula Mae Mixon Hickman. Mr. Hickman was a member of Coffeeville First Baptist Church. He was a retired Engineering Technician for the Mississippi State Highway Department.

    The funeral service was held Saturday, November 13, at ten o’clock in the morning in Coffeeville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Bryan Bailey and Dr. Gerald Shook officiating. Interment followed in the Coffeeville Cemetery, with Josh Thweatt, Stephen Thweatt, Eric Stewart, Scott Huckaby, Shaun Huckaby, and Jonathan Stewart as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Mixon, Gene Mixon, Jimmy Collins, Wayne Coleman, and Gary Mixon. Garner-Harper Funeral Home of Coffeeville was in charge of arrangements.

    Survivors include: three daughters, Ester Thweatt of Oxford, Linda Burns of Batesville, and Shelia Huckaby of Oxford; one son, Jamie Hickman of Coffeeville; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Rev. Kenneth Sissell

Rev. Kenneth Sissell, 85, of Senatobia, Miss., passed away November 1, 2010, at North Oak Regional Medical Center in Senatobia. Services were held Thursday, November 4 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Senatobia where he was a member. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley.

Rev. Sissell was a veteran of World War II having served in the Navy. He was a member of the Senatobia Rotary Club and pastored several churches in north Mississippi.

He is survived by his wife, Robbie Bray Sissell of Senatobia; his daughter, Sandra Thompson of Germantown, Tenn.; his sister, Carolyn Elkin of Columbus; and one grandson, Zach Hood of Brandon.

The family requests that any memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church in Senatobia or any charity of choice.

Luke Anthony Hammers

OXFORD—Luke Anthony Hammers, 29, a crab fisherman in Alaska, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in Valley Hospital at Las Vegas, Nevada.

    A graveside service will be held Thursday, November 18, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be help prior to the service from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.

    Born in Houston, Texas, Mr. Hammers’ family was from the Oxford area. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. He had been a crab boat fisherman in Alaska for the past two years. Mr. Hammers was preceded in death by his father, Douglas Craig Hammers.

    Survivors include: his mother, Nancy Dalton Hazim, and his step-father, Michael Hazim of Las Vegas; one sister, Stephanie Hazim of Las Vegas; one brother, Gary Hammers of Las Vegas; his grandparents, Frances Dalton of Water Valley, Sarah Hammers of Nashville, and Violette Wilson of Las Vegas.

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