Obituaries – May 9, 2013

Forest Robin Peacock

WATER VALLEY—Forest Robin Peacock, 50, of Water Valley died Thursday, April 25, 2013, near his home.
    Born in 1962, Mr. Peacock was a son of the late F. H. “Buddy” Peacock and Mary Ester Peacock. He became a painter and cabinet maker, using his creativity to refinish furniture and build small projects. He had a big heart and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends and brothers.
     He is survived by a son, Benjamin Peacock of Walls; a sister, Sherry Peacock (Alex McCoy) of Water Valley; and half-brothers, Ricky Peacock of Coffeeville, Randy Peacock (Linda) of Coffeeville, and Eddie Peacock (Donna McVey) of Water Valley.
    The family plans to hold a memorial service at a later date.

CORRECTION – Forest Robin Peacock is survived by a son, Benjamin Peacock of Walls; a brother, Eddie Peacock of Water Valley; a sister, Sherry Peacock of Water Valley; and two half brothers, Ricky and Randy Peacock of Coffeeville.

Clarence E. Rowsey

WATER VALLEY—Clarence E. Rowsey, 60 years old, died April 26, 2013.
     The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Serenity Funeral Home Chapel at Oxford.
    Born November 9, 1952, he was a son of Amos and the late Bernice Rowsey.
    He is survived by his wife, Tammy Lynn Rowsey of Water Valley; his father Amos Rowsey of Water Valley; three sisters, Dorothy Rowsey, Genvea Neely and Teresa Crawford, all of Water Valley; nine brothers, Clifton Jones, Robert Rowsey, Kenny Rowsey, Walter Rowsey, and Louis Rowsey, all of Water Valley; J. C. Rowsey of Taylor, Johnny H. Hervey of Arkansas, James Harvey and Charles Harvey, both of Illinois; a stepson, Edward Collins; and a grandson, Matthew Collins of Georgia


Larry Dean Ware

COURTLAND—Larry Dean Ware, 63, died April 29, 2013, in Tri-Lakes Medical Center at Batesville.
    Born in Yalobusha County, Mr. Ware had lived in Courtland since 1995, after previously living in Oxford for several years. He had worked as a retail manager at several convenience stores for 30-plus years. Travel, country music, spending time with family, children, and grandchildren were all things he enjoyed. Mr. Ware was a Baptist.
    A memorial service was held Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Hope officiating. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include two daughters Christy Elaine Ware Busby of Abbeville and Melissa Kathryn Ware Wildmon of Oxford; two sons, Michael Dean Ware of Oxford and Steven Lynn Ware of Batesville; one brother, Roy Ware of Germantown, Tenn.; three sisters, Betty Pullen of Water Valley, Patricia Hubert of Houston, Texas, and Clara Murphy of Bartlett, Tenn.; and ten grandchildren.
    His parents, Eddie and Elizabeth Ware, one brother, Johnny Ware, and one sister, Weada Pullen, all preceded Mr. Ware in death.
    Memorials may be made to Larry Ware Funeral Fund, P. O. Box 160, Oxford, MS 38655.

Lillie Bell Hale Whittmore

WATER VALLEY—Lillie Bell Hale Whittmore, age 78, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Baptist Memorial Hospital–North Mississippi at Oxford.
    Born in Arkansas September 23, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Iva Stice Hale. Mrs. Whittmore worked as a secretary for Barnhart Services in Memphis before she retired. She was a member of the SPCA and Sylva Rena  Baptist Church, Water Valley. She enjoyed camping, cooking, fishing, doing yard work, sewing and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
    Visitation is planned for Thursday, May 9, from 2-3 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Oak Hill Cemetery with Bro. Hal Clark and Bro. David Roberson officiating. Jim Doris, Lloyd Thompson, Roger Thomas, Pete Bennett, Milton Hix and Joe Pilkington will serve as pallbearers.
    Survivors include her son, Jerry (Jackie) Acuff of Atlanta, Georgia; a brother, William (Nora) Hale of Florida; three grandchildren, Jesse Acuff, Christian Acuff, and Brian Kronschnabl; and her caregiver and special friend, Rose Bennett of Water Valley.
    In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Whittmore, and her daughter, Donna Acuff.

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