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Obituaries – Aug. 1, 2013

Charles L. Dewberry

WATER VALLEY – Charles L. Dewberry of Water Valley died Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley.
    Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley,  in charge of arrangements.

Jane Lowrey Davis Phifer

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS—Jane Lowrey Davis Phifer, age 90, died Saturday, July 19, 2013, in Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown, Texas.
    Born in Water Valley, Mrs. Phifer was a daughter of the late Oscar J. Davis and Rhennie Givhan Davis. She graduated from Water Valley High School and St. Vincent’s Nursing School in Birmingham, Ala. She was a veteran of World War II, where she served as a nurse in the Army. She was retired as a registered nurse.
    The funeral service was held at one o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, July 27, in Browning Funeral Home Chapel at Pontotoc, with Rev. Kevin Prudon officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc was in charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Starritt (Calvin) of Liberty Hill, Texas; one son, James R. “Jim” Phifer of Korea; and a grandson, Chris Starritt of Liberty Hill, Texas.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Elsie Gholson, Dorothy Hellums, and Martha; a daughter, Deborrah “Sutts” Phifer; and a special cousin, Mada Morehead.

James Ellis Fulgham

YAZOO CITY—James Ellis Fulgham of Yazoo City died July 22, 2013 at his home.       
  Born September 6, 1932 in Sunflower County, Mr. Fulgham was a son of the late Clarence and Lois Anthony Fulgham. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Fulgham was self-employed.
    The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning July 27, in the Chapel of Stricklin-King Funeral Home, Yazoo City, with Bro. Reggie Crawford officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery at Yazoo City, with Larry Merrell, Curtis Merrell, Lance Fulgham, Hansel Stewart, Edwin Fulgham, Micheal Fulgham, and Dwight Stewart as pallbearers.
    Survivors include a son, Chey Fulgham of Memphis; one brother, Charles “Blackie” Fulgham of Yazoo City; three sisters, Glenda Singleton of Water Valley, Helen Stewart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Bonnie Strickland of Brandon.
     He was preceded in death by a sister, Madeline Broadaway, and a brother, Howard Fulgham.

Annis Hipps Morgan

OXFORD—Annis Hipps Morgan, age 92, passed from this life Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Oxford in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi.
  Born in Oxford, she was a daughter of the late Emmet  Guy and Ama Gestle Foust Hipps. For much of her career Annis was employed at Champlin Petroleum Company in Ft. Worth, Texas, where she retired in 1985. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, and was an amateur photographer.
    Annis and her husband, George, were members of the Riverside Christian Church in Fort Worth, where she was also a member of the choir. After returning to Water Valley, she moved her membership, faithfully attending and serving in the church choir at First Christian Church. She is remembered as a kind and gentle lady. A quiet encourager, she showed her love for friends and family in countless ways. She was a great blessing to all who loved her.
    Visitation was held Friday, July 26, from  11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at one o’clock, following visitation, with Bro. David Freeman officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley with Bobby Cox, Lee Eubanks, Donny Guest, Jerry Holt, Richard Walker, Bill Bo Samuels, and Billy Wilbourn as pallbearers. Larry Bell, Steve Hardy, J. W. Tutor, and Jerry Hill were honorary pallbearers.
     Annis is survived by her sister-in-law, Jimmy Kathryn Morgan; nieces, Marilyn Blankenship, Melissa DeWine (Kelly), Donna Kay Grinnell, Peggy Harvey (Timothy), Jerry Jenkins and Janice Prickett (Dan); nephews, Jeffrey Hipps (Sharol), Ed Morgan (Deb), and Steve Morgan. She is also survived by many great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Lewis Morgan; her brother, Willie Rayford Hipps; and nephews, Michael Hipps, Charles Jenkins, Robin Jenkins and Warren Sager.

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