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Obituaries – June 20, 2013

Dorothy Ann Westmoreland Criss

COFFEEVILLE—Dorothy Ann Westmoreland Criss, 83, of Coffeeville, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at her residence.
    Born February 10, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Robert Whitfield Westmoreland and Dorothy Estes Westmoreland. Mrs. Criss was raised on her family’s dairy farm in Tupelo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William Tyler Criss. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Coffeeville. Mrs. Criss attended Itawamba Community College and later graduated with a B.S. degree in home economics from the University of Southern Mississippi.
    Visitation was held in Garner Harper Funeral Home at Coffeeville, Tuesday, June 18, from 5-7 p.m. The funeral will be held  in First United Methodist Church at Coffeeville, Wednesday, June 19, at 2 p.m.. with Rev. Hal Hall officiating. Interment will be in the Coffeeville Cemetery.
    Survivors include a son, William Tyler Criss, Jr. of Coffeeville; two daughters, Mary Helen Criss and Roberta Westmoreland Criss Clements, both of Memphis; and a brother, Clarence Westmoreland of Memphis. She is also survived by three grandchildren, William Tyler Clements, Christian Lorriane Clements, and Anjelica Clements, all of Memphis. In addition to her parents and husband, she was  preceded in death by two brothers, Victor Westmoreland and John Westmoreland; and a sister, Mary W. Keeling.

Ida Arneal McCullar Lakey

WATER VALLEY—Ida Arneal McCullar Lakey, age 80, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in Yalobusha County Nursing Home.
    Born August 10, 1932, in Panola County, Mrs. Lakey was a daughter of the late Riley and Minnie Tubbs McCullar. Arneal worked many different jobs throughout her life, but she is best remembered for her career as a bus driver for the Water Valley School District. She loved her church family and was an active and faithful member of First Christian Church of Water Valley, where she served in the kitchen, Vacation Bible School, and any other area where she was needed. Arneal enjoyed cooking, working in her flower and vegetable gardens, and spending time with her family and friends.
    Visitation was held from 3-4 p.m. Friday, June 14, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation at 4 p.m. in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. David Freeman officiating.
    Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis Lakey Womble (Harry) of Water Valley; her grandchildren, Michael Womble and Ashley Gilley (Kyle), all of Water Valley; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Lakey, and her brothers, Ray McCullar and Shirley McCullar.

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