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Obituaries – July 28, 2011

Ruby Lee Burns

OXFORD–Mrs. Ruby Lee Burns, 80, a homemaker died Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi at Oxford.

    The funeral service was held Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. in the Oxford Church of Christ, with Minister Steve Hentz officiating. Burial was Sunday, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. in Forrest Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, July 23, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Waller Funeral Home.

    Born in Yalobusha County, Mrs. Burns was the widow of Edward Burns.

    Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Burns Hafield (Chip) of Batesville, Betty Burns Drewrey (Chester) of Oxford, Mary Burns Deaton (Mike) of Oxford, and Jo Burns Marquis of Oxford; three sons, Lynn Burns (Vicki) of Oxford, Terry Wilson Burns (Wanda) of Water Valley, and Cecil McRae Burns of Oxford; two sisters, Francis Wright Summers of Coffeeville and Jane Wilson Carpenter of Grenada; fourteen grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

    Memorial contributions in Mrs. Burns memory may be made to: Calvary Hill Church of Christ, 438 Cherokee Dr., Oxford, MS 38655, or The National Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.

    For additional information, or to send an online condolence, visit website or call (662) 234-7971.


Henry T. “Tommy” Farlow

WATER VALLEY—Henry T. “Tommy” Farlow died at his home near Water Valley Sunday, July 24, 2011.

    Born in Water Valley March 5, 1946, Mr. Farlow was a son of the late Henry and Mary Farlow. He was a carpenter and handyman. In 1980, he returned to Water Valley where he made his home for the remainder of his life. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Water Valley.

    Survivors include a daughter, Brandy Russell (Chris); a son, Chris Farlow; two sisters, Mary Nell Smith (Larry) and Sandra Fowler (Bobby); one brother, Larry Farlow (Margie); three grandchildren, Haley, Carson, and Karter Russell;  three nieces and one nephew.

    A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in First United Methodist Church with Rev. Phillip Dearman officiating, assisted by Rev. Barry Dickerson.

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