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Obituaries – June 2, 2011

Charles Leslie Brown

WATER VALLEY—The location for the funeral services of Charles Leslie Brown has been changed to the Mt. Moriah District Education Association Building, 3637 CR 21 (Old Highway 330) Coffeeville.

  The funeral time is 11 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2011. The remains may be viewed Wednesday afternoon, June 1, from one until six o’clock in the afternoon, in Robinson and Son Funeral Home, Grenada, and on Thursday morning from nine until eleven o’clock in the Mt. Moriah Building, Coffeeville. Burial will be in Rocky Mountain Cemetery, Coffeeville.

  Mr. Brown, 64, of Water Valley died May 27, 2011, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford. He was born September 27, 1946.

  He is survived by his wife, Martha Brown.

Charles Quay Dickey

COLUMBUS—Charles Quay Dickey, 76, of Columbus passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, in University Medical Center at Jackson.

    The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel, Columbus. Interment was in Quitman City Cemetery, Quitman, Georgia.

    Mr. Dickey was born November 22, 1934 to the late Doy Quay and Edith Lucille Williams Dickey in Water Valley. He served in the United States Air Force in Korea and Vietnam. While in the Air Force he was entrusted with driving many distinguished Americans, including President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Thomasville, Georgia to go bird hunting. He also assisted the secret service in guarding President Lyndon B. Johnson to a meeting with Harry S. Truman in Independence, Missouri. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, American Legion, Air Force Sergeants; Association, AARP, the Auxiliary of Columbus Police and Lowndes County Sheriff’s Departments in the 1970’s. He was a member of the Seventh St. Church of Christ, Columbus, where he worked with the Nursing Home Ministry. He loved working in the yard, gardening, war and western movies, country music, gun collecting and coin collecting. He retired from C.F.C. Transportation as a truck driver.

  Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Dickey of Columbus; children, Sharon Dickey of Ridgeland, Shawn Dickey of Columbus, and Shannon Dickey of Gulf Coast, Mississippi; sisters, Dorothy Spencer of Huntsville, Ala., Jackie Ward of Louisiana, and Ruth Kisendahl of Dallas, Tex.; and four grandchildren.

  Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Johnson, Ricky Bishop, Wade Ward, Jesse Betterton, Roy King, Billy Smith, men of Seventh St. Church of Christ, Chris Morrow, David Morrow, and Montel Lowery.

  Memorials may be made to Seventh St. Church of Christ Mission Fund, 2401 7th St. N., Columbus, MS 39705, Healing Hands International, 455 McNally Dr., Nashville, TN 37211, American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236, or Operation Ukraine, 419 8th St. S., Columbus, MS 39701.

Viola Mason Joseph

WATER VALLEY—Viola Mason Joseph of Water Valley died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, on her 92nd birthday.

  Born in 1919. she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mayfield Alexander Mason. Mrs. Joseph was a homemaker who loved to fish whenever there was an opportunity. Mrs. Joseph was a faithful member of Sander’s Chapel M.B. Church.

    A visitation was held Monday, May 30, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 31, at eleven o’clock in Sander’s Chapel, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until service time. Rev. Mitchell Steen officiated the service and her grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial followed in Christian Memorial Cemetery adjacent to the church.

    Mrs. Joseph is survive by one daughter, Mary Frances Johnson of Rock Island, Ill.; four sons, Willie Lee Joseph of Chicago, Eugene Joseph of Crenshaw, Robert E. Joseph of Davenport, Iowa, and Sidney D. Joseph of Chicago; eleven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and twelve great-great-grandchildren.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Joseph, and a brother, Johnny Mason.

Gale Pope Shearer

INDEPENDENCE–Gale Pope Shearer, 58, of Independence passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, at her residence.

    Services were held at eleven o’clock in the morning Wednesday, May 25, in Lifepoint Church at Senatobia, where she was a member.  Burial followed in Mt.  Zion Cemetery. Pate-Jones Funeral Home of Senatobia had charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Shearer was retired from the Tate County School System. She was a daughter-in-law of long-time Herald Editor, Edward B. Shearer, and Dolly Shearer of Water Valley.

    Survivors include: her husband, John Thomas “Tom” Shearer of Independence; a daughter, Melanie Benton of Olive Branch, two granddaughters, Anna Faith Benton and Leslie Grace Benton, and a grandson, Jon Alec Benton, all of Olive Branch; her mother, Peggy Pope, a sister, Lisa Criswell, and one brother, Randy D. Pope, all of Independence.

    The family request that any memorials be made to Lifepoint Church Invest Fund, or the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Jane Treloar Werner

Melbourn, FLA – Jane Treloar Werner passed away March 7, 2011 in Melbourne Florida after a short illness.

  Jane was born in her grandfather’s home in Orwood in Lafayette County  on July 11, 1920.  She was the third child of a family of six children and had one sister and four brothers.

  Her father, John Columbus Treloar, attended Mississippi State A&M College and received a degree in agriculture.  He later became superintendent of education in northern Mississippi.  Her mother, Sarah Edmond Harrison, graduated from Mississippi State College for Women and taught school for many years.

    Jane graduated in 1938 from Derma Consolidated High School and enjoyed playing various sports with her brothers which included basketball, football, tennis and baseball.  She attended Holmes Community College on a basketball scholarship. While in college she became engaged to Ellis Arnold, an Air Force crew member, who died in action during World War II.  

    After college Jane taught school for one year.  Then she went to work at an air base near her home, and later Eglin Field in Florida.  There she met Wesley Werner and they were married in December 1947 at the Water Valley Presbyterian Church.

    Jane enjoyed spending time with her many friends, playing golf, cards, going to the movies and the theater.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

    Services will be on June 4 at Sand Springs Presbyterian Church in Orwood Mississippi at 11 a.m.  There will be a luncheon after the services in the church fellowship hall.

    She is survived by her four children, John, Jim, Lesley, and Bill; five grandchildren, Will, Tammy, Rebecca, Lisa, and Kari; and two great grandchildren.

George Leslie White

WATER VALLEY—George Leslie White, 74, of Water Valley passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.

  Born in 1936, Mr. White was a son of Georgia Phillips White and the late Leslie White. He was baptized at an early age at Bayson Chapel M.B. Church in the Sylva Rena Community. He worked with Carothers Construction, Inc. and had the opportunity to travel to many states. He later worked for the Brooks Farm and retired after 30 years.

    Visitation was held Friday, May 27, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home. Services were held Saturday, May 28, at one o’clock in the afternoon in Bayson Chapel M.B. Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.

    Survivors include his wife, Martha Louise Tyler White of Water Valley; his mother, Georgia Phillips White; five daughters, Rozella Everett of Detroit, Michigan, Rosie Ann Minor (Bernard) of Water Valley, Jackie Leann Dixon (Todd) of Southfield, Michigan, Marlene White Ragland (Lynn) of Water Valley, and Martha Faye White (Clarence) of Water Valley; six sons, Harry Phillips of Chicago, Horace Jones of Arlington, Virginia, George Woodard of Memphis, Morris E. White (Katherine) of Detroit, Tommy L. White of Detroit, and Bernard White (Shana) of Water Valley; three sisters, Catherine Harvard (Cleopus) of Water Valley, Melzina Franklin of Water Valley, and Annie Clyde Miles of Oxford; two brothers, John Wesley White of Chicago, and Shelby White (Margaret) of Country Club Hill, Ill.; 27 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

    In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sons, George Leon White and Gerald Lynn White.

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