Obituaries – Aug. 15, 2013

Thelma Inez Hayles Crumby

TUPELO—Thelma Inez Hayles Crumby, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2013, in The North Mississippi Medical Center at Tupelo after a brief illness.
    Inez was a radiant Christian and a loving example to her family, church, and many friends. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and cherished time spent with them.
    Born May 11, 1926, she was a daughter of the late James Wesley and Minnie Eliza Hayles of Water Valley, and graduated from Water Valley High School in 1944. She married Wallace Crumby on September 27, 1946, and they moved to Tupelo in 1956. She was a member of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, where she was a faithful member of Merry Makers and loved being a member of the Golden Circle Sunday School Class.
    A service celebrating Inez’s life was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Tuesday, August 13, in Harrisburg Baptist Church, with Dr. Forrest Sheffield and Bro. David Langerfeld officiating. Burial followed in Lee Memorial Park. Holland Funeral Directors  was entrusted with all arrangements.
    Survivors include her husband, Wallace Crumby; two daughters, Kay Hussey (John) of Corinth and Janet Hallstrom (Jeff) of Orange Park, Fla.; five grandchildren, Alesha Knight (Preston) and Jennifer Garrett, M.D. (Brett), both of Corinth, Meredith Park, Ph.D. (Jeremy) of Southaven, Jill Bennett, Pharm. D. (Brandon) of Saint Johns, Fla., and Jeff Hallstrom, Ill., stationed with the U.S. Navy in Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Sisler Hayles; two half-sisters, Louise Berry and Stella Mae Bell; and a half-brother, Ernest Hayles.

Wade Doolin

WATER VALLEY–Wade Doolin, age 89, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Yalobusha County Nursing Home at Water Valley.
  Born May 2, 1924, in Melrose, Ark., Mr. Doolin was a son of the late Jesse Franklin and Lillie Newman Doolin. Wade was a World War II veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a military policeman during the battles at Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe, earning the EAMETO  Medal and Good Conduct Medal.     
   He was self-employed as a barber until his retirement in 2010 and enjoyed fishing, reading, and baseball. He played church league softball well into his 60s. Wade was a faithful and active member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday School for over 30 years, drove the church bus, played “Santa’s helper” each Christmas, making stockings and filling them for all the children and visited the nursing home once a month for years to cut the residents’ hair.
    Wade dearly loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.
    Visitation was held Sunday, August 11, from 5-7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held Monday, August 12, at eleven o’clock in the morning in Bethel Baptist Church, Water Valley, with Bro. James Edwards and Bro. Dan Dickerson officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Church Cemetery with Bobby Murphree, Jim Gholson, Bud McCluskey, Chris McCluskey, Bill Finch, and Joel Rogers serving as pallbearers.
    Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Sarah Louise Kelly “Sue” Doolin of Water Valley; a daughter, Linda Doolin of Broken Arrow, Okla.; his son, Robert Doolin (Lowedia) of Water Valley; and a sister, Edna Lynn Harmon of Water Valley.
      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Sandavol, Lina Morris, and Edith Armes.
    The family request that memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Reedy Acres Baptist Children’s Village, 217 CR 438, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Richard C. Regel

BRADLEY, ILL.—Richard C. Regel passed away at his home in Bradley, Ill. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
  Born March 21, 1925, in Water Valley, he was a son of the late Edward Wright and Frances May Clowny Regel.
  Mr. Regel was a retired employee of General Foods Corporation, and was a barber for 64 years. He was a member and deacon of the Church of Christ in Bradley.
   He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II in Normandy, Okinawa, and in the Occupation of Japan. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
    Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy F. Purdy of Bradley, whom he married August 14, 1946, in Water Valley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Pamela Regel, and Jeffrey and Tawanda  Regel, all of Bourbonnais; four grandchildren, Ian (Ali) Regel, Kaeli Regel, Austin Regel, and Ethen Regel; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents, Mr. Regel was preceded in death  by three brothers, Edward Regel, Jr., Rayford Regel, and Stanley Regel; and three sisters, Irma Elizabeth Wood, Hattie Regel Milam, and Marie Merryman.
    The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning Monday, July 29, in Clancy-German Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, with Pastor Jon Quinn officiating. Burial was in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to  Hospice of Kankakee Valley or the Church of Christ in Bradley.

Martha Rudell Huffstatler Wilder
TILLATOBA—Martha Rudell Huff-statler Wilder, age 85, passed peacefully from this life on August 5, 2013.
  She was born November 5, 1927, in Union County to the late James Arthur and Thella Rakestraw Huffstatler. Martha was a seamstress for Big Yank in Water Valley, before working at Holly Automotive where she retired in 1991. She was a member of Camp Ground Baptist Church and she loved sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family.
     Visitation was held Thursday, August 8, from noon until 2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held immediately following visitation at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Joe Caldwell officiating. Burial was in Pine Crest Cemetery, south of Water Valley, with Rylee Sisk, Zack Sisk, Larry Wilder, Jr., Austin Robbins, Colton Robbins and Kyle Robbins as pallbearers. Jammie McCammon, Dickey Green, Anderson Wilder, and James Wilder were honorary pallbearers.
    Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Kerr of Tillatoba, Mary Ann Liles of Bruce, and Donna Sisk of Dahlonega, Georgia; sons, Larry Wilder and Rocky Wilder, both of Water Valley; two brothers, Homer Huffstatler and Sonny Huffstatler, both of Southaven; three sisters, Lavern Evans and Juanita Clayton, both of Southaven, and Betty Joe Cobb of New Albany; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Willie Holland Wilder; two sons, Tim “Bodie” Wilder, and Mike Wilder; a brother, Billy Huffstatler; two sisters, Syble Caldwell and Frances Berryhill; and four grandchildren.

Joe Lee Morgan

GRENADA—Joe Lee Morgan, age 76, died August 10, 2013, in Grenada Lake Medical Center of heart failure.
  A native of Water Valley, Mr. Moran was born January 25, 1937. He had lived in Jackson, where he did construction work until his health failed.
  The funeral service will be held Friday, August 16, at noon in Pine Grove East Church and burial will be in the church cemetery. Rev. Amos Sims will officiate. Clark-Williams Funeral Home, Inc. of Grenada has charge of arrangements.
    Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Morgan Lester of Clinton;  sisters, Jeffie Reeves and Ona Crawford, both of Grenada, Lillian Holmes of Water Valley, Helon Spencer (Gordon) of Wichita, Kansas, Lucille Bolden of Milwaukee, Wis., Erma Hall (step sister) of Bruce; one step-niece and two step nephews; two brothers, Herron Bolden and Ned Bolden, both of Water Valley
     His mother is Sallie Morgan Bolden and his stepfather is William Bolden of Water Valley.

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