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Obituaries – Mar 14, 2013

Rhonda Lynn Rupprecht Britt

BATESVILLE—Rhonda Lynn Rupprecht Britt, age 47, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, in her home.
    A memorial service for Mrs. Britt was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, in Apostolic Faith First United Pentecostal Church, 300 N. Hwy. 7, Water Valley. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville had charge of arrangements.
    Born in Memphis on March 8, 1965, Mrs. Britt was a daughter of Sharlott Ann Turnage and John Albert Rupprecht, Jr. She was a homemaker.
    Survivors include her husband, David Anthony Britt of Batesville; two daughters, Rachel Renne Crase and Brandy Lynn Nichole Britt, both of Batesville; two sons, Danny “JoJo” Webb, Jr. of Batesville, and Bradley Dale Webb of Oxford; three step-sons, Justin Anthony Britt of Louisiana, Codey Alan Britt of Oxford, and Caden M. Britt of Saltillo; her mother, Sharlott Ann Rupprecht; three sisters, Rita Lynn Roberson of Courtland, Yvette Rupprecht Aldy of Batesville, and Kelly Rupprecht Watson of Tennessee; two step-sisters Jennifer Collump of Arkansas and Jeana Reeves, of Tennessee;  two brothers, Randy Lyn Rupprecht of Batesville and John Brendon Rupprecht of Tennessee; and 11 grandchildren.

Phyllis Ann Ritter Pace

TAYLOR—Mrs. Phyllis Ann Ritter Pace, 82, died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Darlington  Oaks Hospice at Verona.
    A memorial service will be held for Mrs. Pace Sunday, March 17, in Taylor United Methodist Church, at two o’clock in the afternoon with Rev. Annette Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church.
    Mrs. Pace was a member of Taylor United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the David Reese Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, and Daughters of the Confederacy. She was preceded in death by her bother, William Kasper Ritter, Jr.
    Survivors include her husband, Dr. Henry B. Pace of Oxford; a daughter, Jennifer Louise Pace of Oxford; a son, Henry J. “Joe” Pace, and his wife, Marsha Louise, of Oxford; one sister-in-law, Patricia Ann Marchant of Nashville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren, Lauren T. Pace of Collierville, Tenn. and Mallory L. Pace of Oxford.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mrs. Pace’s memory to Taylor United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 45, Taylor, MS 38673.

Bertha Jane Fiew Watts

WATER VALLEY—Mrs. Bertha Jane Fiew Watts, 89, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Yalobusha County Nursing Home at Water Valley.
    The funeral service was held Saturday, March 9, in Anchor Baptist Church at two o’clock in the afternoon with Rev. Gerald Shook officiating. Burial followed in Shipp Cemetery at Oxford. Waller Funeral Home, Oxford, had charge of arrangements.
    Born in Panola County, Mrs. Wells was a daughter of the late John Calvin and Lula Loving Fiew. She was a retired manager of Laundry Basket Dry Cleaning and was a member of Anchor Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening, along with being a foster grandparent at North Mississippi Regional Center. She was  preceded in death by her son, Gary Watts of Water Valley.
    Survivors include her grandchildren, Tracy Earl Watts of Huntsville, Ala., Connie Denise Hetrick of Water Valley Michael Lyn Watts of Water Valley, and James Thomas Watts of Oxford; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
    Memorials for Mrs. Watts may be made to Shipp Cemetery Fund, c/o Bill Sisson, 23541 Highway 6 East, Batesville, MS, 38606.

Lena Mae Wells

LAFAYETTE COUNTY—Lena Mae Wells, 88, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Yalobusha County Nursing Home at Water Valley.
    Born in Pascagoula, Mrs. Wells lived most of her life in the Lafayette County Area. She was a homemaker who loved cooking for her family and growing flowers. She was a Baptist and a member of Faith Chapel.
    Visitation was held Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Paris Baptist Church, with the funeral service following at 1 p.m., with Bro. Stacy Watkins officiating. Interment was in the Paris Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include one son, Jack Louis Wells of Paris; a brother, Wilford McCullough of Paris; one granddaughter and two grandsons.
    Her husband, James Louis Wells, one brother, Brooks McCullough; and two sons, Larry Wells and Glenn Wells, all preceded her in death.

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