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Obituaries – March 3, 2011

Brenda Carol Avant

BATESVILLE—Brenda Carol Avant, age 57, died Saturday, February 26, 2011, in Tri-Lakes Medical Center at Batesville.

    Born May 15, 1953, in Quitman County, Miss Avant was a daughter of the late Joseph Alton and Mary Ellen Davis Avant. Brenda was a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church in Water Valley and she loved everyone she met. She participated in Special Olympics in Columbus every year and she won fourth place in tennis at a national competition in Connecticut. Brenda lived with Clint and Pat Cade for two years before moving to Quail Run in Batesville where she was a resident for about ten years.

    Visitation was held Tuesday, March 1, from five until seven o’clock in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon Wednesday, March 2, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Bro. David Roberson officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley, with Marvin Deboise, Jonathan Deboise, Chris Cade, David Cade, and Jimmy Cade serving as pallbearers.

    Survivors include six sisters, Patrecea Cade (Clint) of Water Valley, Tommie Inez Foster of Greenwood, Ind., Nina Quay Pindelton (Vidus) of Franklin, Ind, Jeraldine Riley (John) of Grovetown, Texas, Patricia Ann Waldo (Dennis) of Greenwood, Ind., Linda Richards (Marshall) of Hallsville, Texas; two brothers, Billy Leon Avant (Mildred), and  Clinton Wayne Avant, both of Water Valley; 27 nieces and nephews, and a host of family and friends.

    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Lorene Avant, Joyce Irene Avant, Beverly Avant Davis, and Betty Jo Coleman, and her brother, James Avant.

Louis T. Carthon

CHARLESTON—Louis  T. Carthon, 45, of Charleston died Friday, February 18, 2011, at Oxford in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi.

    The funeral was held Saturday, February 26, at eleven o’clock in the morning in New Town M. B. Church, Charleston, with Pastor Derrick Williams officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooley’s Mortuary, Inc., Batesville, had charge of arrangements.

    Born March 2, 1965, in Oakland, Mr. Carthon was a son of Jerry Carthon and Katherine Benson Carthon. He was a repairman for Batesville Casket Company and a member of New Town M.B. Church in Charleston.

    Survivors include his wife, Nina Carthon of Charleston; his parents, Jerry and Katherine Carthon of Oakland; a grandmother, Esbelle Hudson of Oakland; three daughters, Precious Dogan of Charleston, Nina Dogan of Jackson, and Derdre Scott of Tillatoba; two sons, Charles Patterson of Memphis, and LeQuinton Scott of Oxford; three sisters, Joy Kimble and Rose Williams, both of Oakland, and Patricia Grant of Charleston; three brothers, Jerry Carthon, Jr.. and Willie Carthon, both of Oakland, and Tracie Carthon of Courtland; and five grandchildren.

Harold L. Cook

WATER VALLEY—Harold L. Cook, born November 29, 1946, died in Methodist University Hospital at Memphis, February 24, 2011.

    A native of Water Valley, Mr. Cook was a son of the late Willie and LuElla Covington Cook.

    He leaves three children, Harold L. Cook, Jr. of Minnesota, Deborah A. Pomerlee of Coffeeville, and Corry Greene of Memphis; three sisters, Carolyn Cook, Delosi Horton Cook, and Johnny Kaye Cook; and one brother, James Thomas Cook. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

    A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 5, at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Water Valley, with Minister Broderick Cook officiating.

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