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Obituaries – May 5, 2011

Glenn Russell Jarrett

OXFORD—Glenn Russell Jarrett, 84, a farmer and a carpenter, died Wednes-day, April 27, 2011, in Tri-lakes Medical Center at Batesville.

  The funeral service was held Friday, April 29, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. R. W. Moffett officiating. Burial followed in Browning Cemetery.

  Born in Potts Camp, Mr. Jarrett was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a Private in Company A, 310th Infantry during World War II. He was a member of Cornerstone Full Gospel Church in Water Valley.

  Survivors include his wife, Mildred T. Jarrett of Oxford; four daughters, Patty Varner and her husband, Dean, Imogene Brown and her husband, Fred, Becky Moffett and her husband, Robert, and Yvonne Hughes and her husband, Kenny, all of Oxford; one brother, Luther Herbert Jarrett of Kosciusko; eight grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

  Memorials in Mr. Jarrett’s memory may be made to Cornerstone Full Gospel Church, 212 CR 387, Water Valley, MS 38965, or Browning Cemetery Fund, c/o Libby Callicoat, 324 CR 321, Oxford, MS 38655.

   In honor of Mr. Jarrett’s service to his country, the flag of the United States Army is being flown at Waller Funeral Home.

Charles Edward Jones

OXFORD—Charles Ed-ward Jones, 57, truck driver, died April 27, 2011, as a result of the tornado in Oxford.

  Formerly of Coffeeville, Mr. Jones was an Army veteran.

  Visitation was held Tuesday, May 3, from 5-7 p.m. in Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 4, at 1 p.m. in the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building in Oxford with Rev. W. M. Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

  Survivors include his wife, Carrie Jones of Oxford; one son, Alonzo Jones of Oxford; three daughters, Laniki Smith of Hampton, Georgia, Sharlotte Johnson of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Miranda Jones of Jacksonville, Florida; his mother, Mattie Tucker of Coffeeville; his father, Charlie Jones of Coffeeville; two sisters, Dianne Jones-Witty and Sonya Murray, both of Coffeeville; four brothers, Carl Jones, David Mister, Gene Mister, all of Coffeeville, and Stephen Jones of Westchester, Illinois; and nine grandchildren.

Gladys Boatright Metts

OXFORD—Gladys Boat-right Metts, age 92, died at her home in Oxford April 28, 2011.

  Born in Oxford on August 28, 1918, she was a daughter of Tom and Elvada Tallant Boatright. Mrs. Metts was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, extended family, friends, and neighbors. She was a lifelong, active member of Yellow Leaf Baptist Church in Oxford.

  Visitation was held April 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Yellow Leaf Baptist Church in Oxford. The funeral service followed visitation at 2:30 p.m. in the church, with Bro. Jerry East officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with Kerry Metts, Kade Metts, Brent Metts, Brandon Metts, Chris Metts, Will Metts, Craig Clark, and Jeff Nelson serving as pallbearers.

  Survivors include one daughter, Freida Metts of Oxford; a son, Harold Metts of Missouri; one brother, Earl Boatright of Oxford; two grandchildren, Kerry Metts of Oxford and Brent Metts of Grenada; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Metts; two sisters, Etta Mae Black, and Dorothy Richey; three brothers, James Tallant, Earnest Boatright, and Curt Boatright.

  The family requests that memorials be made to the Yellow Leaf Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 50 CR 435, Oxford, MS 38655.

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