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Obituaries – Mar. 21, 2013

Peggy Crocker Brown

COFFEEVILLE—Peggy Crocker Brown, 65, of Coffeeville died Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Grenada Lake Medical Center.
    Born July 17, 1947, Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Dewitt and Molly Gilmore Crocker. She was a member of Sylva Rena Baptist Church in Water Valley. Mrs. Brown was a retired teacher, having taught in the Coffeeville Elementary School for 28 years. She was also a retired Avon representative and was loved and cherished by many friends and family members, especially her grandchildren.
    The funeral service was held Friday, March 15, in the Goshen Church at ten o’clock in the morning. Interment followed in the Goshen Cemetery. Garner Harper Funeral Home of Grenada was in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include her husband, Frank Brown; a son, Frankie Brown; a daughter, Vickie Scoggins; two grandchildren, Austin Brown and Hayden Scoggins; two brothers, Alonzo Crocker and Robert Crocker; and two sisters, Diane Chandler and Linda Farmer, all of Coffeeville.
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Melton.

Lloyd Allen Chism

SOUTHAVEN—Lloyd Allen Chism, age 66, died Monday, March 11, 2013, in Southaven.
    Born December 31, 1946, in Jonesboro, Ark., Mr. Chism was a son of the late Leonard Lloyd Daggett and Virdean (Daggett) Barton. Lloyd was a master electrician and founder of Chism Electric Incorporated in Memphis. For years he was an active member of Hunter’s Run Church of Christ in Southaven, where he served as song leader and was recently attending Olive Branch Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time with his children and family.
    Visitation was held Friday, March 15, from noon until 2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. Billy Sasser officiating. Burial was in the Ford’s Well Cemetery in Oakland, with Ron Russell, Mitchell Crocker, Charles Purdon, Michael Malone, Dustin Smith nd Luke Purdy as pallbearers. Bill Williamson and Eddie Wiggs were honorary pallbearers.
    Mr. Chism is survived by his mother, Virdean “Deana” Barton of Oakland; a daughter, Christie Russell (Ron) of Meridian; three sons, Tim Chism (Angie) of Nesbit, Brandon Chism and Preston Chism both of Southaven; one sister, Sheila Wagner (David) of Somerville, Tenn.; two brothers, Ben Barton of Collierville, Tenn. and Eddie Barton (Pam) of Jackson, Missouri; four grandchildren, Dustin Smith, Courtney Jacks, Jacob Russell, and Garrett Chism; and one great-granddaughter.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Edward “Roy” Barton.

Charlotte Todd Parker

WATER VALLEY—Charlotte Todd Parker, 98, died peacefully March 16, 2012, at home with her husband by her side.
    Charlotte was born September 11, 1914, in Panola County, the third of five children, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ernest Todd. Her family soon moved from Panola County to Oxford for access to schools and higher learning opportunities. She later graduated from University High School and then the University of Mississippi, after which she taught school at nearby Camp Ground School, where she also coached girls basketball. It was while teaching at Camp Ground and living in Water Valley that she met her future husband of over 73 years, Paul Lincoln Parker. After a short courtship, they married May 7, 1939 and resided at 201 Dupuy Street for their entire married life. On October 9, 1940, she gave birth to their daughter, Charlotte Nancy Parker.
    When her husband was called to duty in World War II, she managed his Ben Franklin Store in the absence. Upon his return, she continued to assist him at the store, while remaining dedicated to raising their daughter and providing all the love, care, support, and attention a husband and daughter could ever need.
    She was active in nearly ever facet of Water Valley life. She was a charter member of both The Garden Club of Water Valley and the Junior Auxiliary. She was also a faithful and active member of the Water Valley First Baptist Church. She had a sharp eye for style and design, and will be remembered for being a beautiful, elegant, and refined lady, all while remaining grounded and humble.
  Later in life, she and Paul enjoyed more of life’s treasures. They traveled the globe, renovated a weekend retreat home, and experienced the joys of grandchildren and great grandchildren, all while celebrating every waking moment together. She loved her friends, her community, her church, and especially her family.
    Services are planned for Friday, March 22, 2013, at two o’clock in the afternoon in First Baptist Church at Water Valley, with Dr. Randy Bain officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to service time. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.
    She is survived by her husband, Paul L. Parker of Water Valley; her brother, Wilbur Lee Todd of Tupelo; a sister, Marinell Rector of Hendersonville, N.C.; two grandsons, John Parker Turnipseed of Chicago, Ill. and Harris Todd Turnipseed of Weir; and two great grandchildren.
    In addition to  her parents, Mrs. Parker was preceded in death by her only daughter, Nancy Parker Turnipseed; her brother, James Earnest Todd; and her sister, Sarah Todd Johnson.
    The family request that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Water Valley.

Elbert C. Sides

COMO – Mr. Elbert C. Sides, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at his residence. He was 80.
    Services were held Sunday at Como United Methodist Church. Burial was in Bethesda Cemetery in Senatobia. Pate-Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Mr. Sides was born Aug. 29, 1932, to the late J.C. Sides Sr. and Eva Caldwell Sides. He graduated from Coffeeville High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Mississippi State University. He was a cotton farmer, worked cattle and rode horses. He raised cattle until his death. He served on the board of directors for the Tate County Co-Op and Tate and Panola County gins. Mr. Sides was honored as both the Jaycee Young Farmer of the Year for Tate County in 1960 and Outstanding Tate Farmer by Senatobia Chamber of Commerce in 1975. He was a member of the National Cutting Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.
    He was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Ann Armstrong.
    Survivors include daughters Bonnie Sides of Jackson, Elizabeth Ann Waddell of Little Rock, Ark., Alice Sides McLeod of Como and Shannon Adams; brothers, Chappell Sides and Don Sides of Coffeeville and four grandchildren.
    In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Como United Methodist Church, 101 North Main St., Como, Miss. 38619; The American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Ste. 800, Washington, D.C. 20004 or Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 311 North Main St., Como, Miss. 38619.

Walter Story

WATER VALLEY—Walter Story, 62, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.
  Born May 30, 1950, in Dearborn, Michigan, Mr. Story was a son of Billy Joe and Joyce Kamraus Story. He served in the United Sates Army and worked for Yalobusha County EMS as a first responder. He served as a volunteer firefighter and loved to help people. He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed crappie fishing, was a devoted husband, and loved his family. He was a member of O’Tuckolofa Baptist Church.
    Visitation was held Tuesday, March 19, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 20, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Calhoun County, with Sherman Gooch, Eddie Godwin, Danny Godwin, Murray Smith, Ronnie Stark, and Marshall “Bubba” Jackson as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Ward, Herbie Rogers, Frankie Bennett, Stuart Spence, Michael Defer, and Bo Hughes.
    Survivors include his wife, Trudy Story of Water Valley; two sons, Steven Story (Michelle) of Water Valley, and Mark Story (Juanita) of Oxford; his mother, Joyce Brady of Michigan; five brothers, Lester Story (Lynn) of Taylor, Michigan, Jon Story of Clinton, Tenn., Herman Story (Linda) of Oxford, Rick Story (Amanda) of Clinton, Tenn., and Joey Story (Christie) of Pittsburg, Miss., four sisters, Lois Decker (Jerry) of Taylor, Michigan, Emily Williams (David) of Shepard, Texas, Jeanie Douglas (John) of Water Valley, and Mary Helen Maine (Lou) of Brownstown, Michigan; and four grandchildren, Hannah Story, Aiden Story, Cora Story, and Cassandra Story.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Joe Story.

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