Obituaries – May 23, 2013

Edna Mae Bradford

OAKLAND—Edna Mae “Sister” Bradford, age 75, died Friday, May 17, 2013, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
    She was retired and was a member of Empowering Life Ministries. She enjoyed fishing, cooking and gardening.
    The funeral service will  be held at eleven o’clock in the morning, Saturday, May25, in Massey Grove M.B. Church, Oakland, with Pastor Antonio Kimble officiating. Burial will be in Empowering Life Ministries Cemetery. Clark-Williams Funeral Home of Grenada will be in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include a daughter, Vera Walls of Oakland; two sons, James Walls, Jr. of Batesville and Michael Walls of Oakland; four sisters, Mary Chandler of Hartsville, Ala., Marie Taylor of Cascilla, Huberta Jean Kimble and Shirley McCollins, both of Oakland.

Emmie Faye Jenkins

WATER VALLEY—Emmie Faye Jenkins, age 83, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Yalobusha General Hospital at Water Valley.
  Born April 13, 1930, in Calhoun County, Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of the late Jesse Ellis and Ethel Shephard Howell. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Calhoun County; a past Matron of the Eastern Star, Water Valley Chapter #5; and was a former member of the Water Valley/Oxford Shrinettes.  
    She owned and operated Faye’s Beauty Shop in Water Valley until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, tending her flowers, gardening, and sewing. Faye loved being around people, always doing things to help others. She was dedicated to her family and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
    The funeral service will be held at eleven o’clock Wednesday, May 22, in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home, with Bro. Ronald “Bubba” Jenkins and Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley, with Adam Jenkins, Jason Rushing, Cameron Halbert, Randy Taylor, Cary Busby, and Matt Lucas as pallbearers.
    Survivors include two sons, James “Mickey” Jenkins (Linda) of Tupelo and Richard “Ricky” Jenkins (Deana) of Hernando; one sister, Alma Lovelady of Water Valley; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Mike S. Jenkins; four sisters, Uree Adams, Ludie C. Dunn, Lennie Mae Dickey, and Opal Howell; three brothers, James David Howell, Jesse Willie Howell, and Jesse Ellis Howell, Jr.

Loyd M. Myles

BATESVILLE—U.S. Veteran Loyd M. Myles, age 87, widower of Maxine Tullis Myles and Jewel Bay Myles, passed away on Saturday afternoon, May 18, 2013, in Golden Living Center, Batesville.
    The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Tuesday, May 21, in Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Hal Johnson presiding. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery at, Enid, with David Gammon, Jerry Gammon, Gary Martin, Greg Miller and Jerry Gregg as pallbearers.
    Mr. Myles was born in Water Valley on June 10, 1925, to Joe and Ada Alexander Myles. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Courtland Church of Christ. He served in the Army during World War II.
    Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Myles Gregg of Pope and Christine Myles Yarbourgh of Jonesboro, Ark.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
    In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in  death by three sisters, Mabel Gordon, Emma Myles Hughes, and Pauline Myles Terry; and one brother, Earl Myles.

Evie Lorene Peeples Shields

WATER VALLEY—Evie Lorene Peeples Shields, age 90, died Monday, May 14, 2013, at her home in Water Valley.
  Born March 3, 1923, in Calhoun County, to the late Allen White and Vivian Bell Peeples, Lorene owned and operated a retail shoe business in Water Valley until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, taking care of her flowers, quilting and spending time with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley and attended the Ruth Sunday School Class.
    The funeral service was held at one o’clock Thursday, May 16, at First Baptist Church of Water Valley with Dr. Randy Bain and Bro. James Lewis officiating. Burial was in the Spring Creek Cemetery in Calhoun County with Robbie White, William Savage, Brandon Smith, Richard Hood, Grant Holley Spencer Shields, Mike Dailey and Billy Wayne Sullivan as pallbearers.
    Survivors include two daughters, Yvonne Shields and Alice Henderson (John), all of Water Valley; two sons, Buford Carl Shields (Jane) and Spencer Penny Shields (Carol), all of Horn Lake; eight grandchildren, April (Mike) Dailey, Mandy (Kenny) Smith, Cristy (William) Savage, Suzanne (Robbie) White, Marie (Grant) Holley, Spencer (Crystal) Shields, Beth (Richard) Hood, and Harold Spencer Turner; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Buford Shields; one great-granddaughter, Michaela Faith Dailey; one great-grandson, William Elijah Savage; and one great-great-granddaughter, Mary Grace Smith.
    The family requests that memorials be made to Save-a-Life Ministries in Oxford.

Bobbie Ruth Tillman

TILLATOBA – Mrs. Bobbie Ruth Tillman, 81, died Monday, May 20, at Grenada Lake Medical Center.
    The funeral service was held Tuesday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at Tillatoba Baptist Church with burial at Union Cemetery. Bro. Ricky Harris officiated. National Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    Mrs. Tillman was born on Feb. 11, 1932, and was the daughter of Ruby and Pearl Floyd of Yalobusha County. Bobbie was a housewife and a member of the Tillatoba Baptist Church.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Pearl Floyd; her husband, Dink William Tillman; one sister; four brothers; and one great-granddaughter.
     Mrs. Tillman is survived by one daughter, Ruth Jane Hailey and her husband, Festus, of Tillatoba; two sons, William Earl Tillman and his wife, Shirley, of Charleston, and Frank (Bubba) Tillman of Tillatoba; three grandchildren, Jeremy Tillman and his wife, Jennifer, Amanda Hailey and Jennifer Stanford and her husband, Gordon; and five great-grandchildren, Ryan Tillman, Russell Tillman, Reed Tillman, Harleigh Stanford, and Carter Stanford.

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