COFFEEVILLE—Boyd Hughes, age 74, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at his home in Coffeeville.
Born December 28, 1936, in Yalobusha County, he was a son of the late Claude Garnett and Kate Shaw Hughes. Mr. Hughes began his career in the grocery business in the 1950s. Later the family opened a local restaurant called the Other Place Cafe.
He began dabbling in the salvage business and it grew into a huge lumber and construction materials business called The Other Place, encompassing many buildings in downtown Coffeeville. His hobby was buying and selling materials, but Mr. Hughes was best known to have a generous heart, helping family and friends through the years. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Coffeeville.
Visitation was Wednesday, June 8, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon June 9, in Hopewell Baptist Church, Coffeeville, with Bro. Truman D. Scarbrough and Bro. Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial followed in the Hopewell Cemetery with Sam Russell, Paul Savely, Jack Savely, Paul B. Floyd, Dave Hovey, Frank Brooks, Carl Vick, and John Robert Ingram serving as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hughes of Cof-feeville; two daughters, Stephanie Russell (Sam) of Olive Branch, and Linda Cannon of Coffeeville; one son, Richard Savely of New Albany; four sisters, Elsie Brower of Water Valley, Ann Fife (Frank) of Delta, Utah, Jane Clayton of Dallas, Texas, and Sue Humphries of Brandon; two brothers, Claude Allen Hughes (Tammy) of Coffeeville, and Ralph Wayne Hughes (Marie) of Courtland; and his mother-in-law, Libby Savely.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Elmo Bagguley and his brother, Lloyd Hughes.
Memorials may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Fund, c/o Sam McCachren, 3056 CR 94, Coffeeville, MS 38922.
Mary Louise Sprouse Jones
TUPELO—Mary Louise Sprouse Jones, age 74, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
Born in Water Valley, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Moody Clayton and Birdie Redwine Sprouse. She was a member of Duplicate Bridge Club, a volunteer for Concert Society of Tupelo, and she collected stamps for orphanages in England. She was also an honorary Girl Scout. Mrs. Jones was a legal secretary and retired from the law office of Davis and Martin. She was a member of Lakeview Baptist Church in Tupelo.
A memorial service will be held Friday, June 17, at ten o’clock in the morning at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Rev. William Stevenson officiating.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice Watts of Tupelo, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, William Gary Naramore and Michael Edward Patterson.