Obituaries – Oct. 3, 2013

Freddie Merle White Anthony

HERNANDO—Freddie Merle White Anthony, 90, retired seamstress, died September 26, 2013, at her home in Hernando.
  The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, September 29, in the Hernando Funeral Home; and from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Monday, September 30, in Hernando Baptist Church, where she was a member and was active in the Joy Club.
    Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Water Valley, at 3 p.m. on Monday.
  Mrs. Anthony was preceded in death by her husband, James Louis Anthony; parents, James William and Lucy Kate White; three sisters, and five brothers, including her twin Floyd Earl White.
  She leaves two daughters, Beth Mills (Doug) of Clarksville, Tenn. and Genie Williams (Gerald); one son, Larry Anthony (Donna) of Hernando; six grandchildren, Jeff Mills, Debra Gibbons, Mike Gullette, Scott Gullette, Courtney Whisenant, and West Anthony; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
  Memorials may be made to Hernando Baptist Church.

Sister Maggie Lee Campbell

WATER VALLEY—Sister Maggie Lee Campbell was born June 27, 1928, in Water Valley, to Ben Campbell and Mrs. Della Katherine Hall Campbell.
   She was the baby girl of nine children and all eight siblings preceded her in death–Cleo Campbell Wright, Maebell Campbell Phillips, Theron Campbell, Wortham Campbell, Bennie Campbell, Tom Presley Campbell, Roy Winston Campbell, and Exric Campbell. God looked down upon the earth and saw Sister Campbell’s tired face. He put His arms around her and lifted her to rest in her eternal home on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the age of 85.
  Sister Campbell accepted Christ as her personal savior and joined Everdale Missionary Baptist Church in Water Valley where she remained a faithful member until her health failed. During her active years at Everdale she was a dedicated member of the choir and served as president of the Pastor’s Aide Club.
  Although she is resting with God, she leaves to mourn and to cherish her memories a daughter, Katherine Campbell (Harry) Hervey of Oxford; five grandsons, Anthony (Paula) of Oxford, Samuel (Trice) and Barry of Chicago, Ill. Jack (Diane) and Harry of Monroe, La.; two granddaughters, Paulie Ann (Bryan) Gilliom of Oxford, and Yolanda (Cedric) Cobbs of Tupelo; 38 great-grandchildren; a caregiver, Russell Kuykendall; and a special friend. Five grandchildren preceded her in death.
  Visitation was held Thursday, September 26, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning, Friday, September 27, in Everdale M.B. Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Water Valley.

Lonzell Carrothers

WATER VALLEY—Lonzell Carrothers, age 66, died Friday, September 27, 2013, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
  Born December 27, 1947, in Coffeeville, Mr. Carrothers was a son of the late J. C. and Bessie Mae Smalley Carrothers. He was employed as a truck driver for Elliott Lumber Company in Oxford until his retirement. Lonzell enjoyed fishing, working on cars and spending time with family and friends.
  Visitation is planned for Saturday, October 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service will follow visitation at one o’clock in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. David Greenlee officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Water Valley with Jerry Bishop, Lakendrith Bishop, Luther Cox, Jametric Judson, Nicolas Kimble, Jermaine Phillips, Michael Smith, and Marcus  Woodard as pallbearers.
  Survivors include his daughters, Letha Crane (Bob) of Southaven and Beverly Jones of Horn Lake; his son, Lonzell Carrothers, Jr. of Southaven; four sisters, Grace Bishop of Water Valley, Nellie Thompson of Rialto, Calif., Mary Watkins and Susan Bailey, both of Memphis; two brothers, Montroy Carrothers of Water Valley and James Carrothers (Loisteen) of Oxford; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
  In addition to his parents,he was preceded in death by two brothers, J. C. Carrothers, Jr. and Monroe Carrothers.


Danny F. Gordon

NORTHPORT, ALA.—Danny F. Gordon, 65, of Northport, Ala. died September 27, 2013, in St. Francis Hospital, Memphis.
  The funeral service was held in the Magnolia Chapel in Northport on October 1, at eleven o’clock in the morning, with Bro. James Hoskins officiating. Burial was in Williamson Cemetery in Northport, with Frank Collins, Gerry Sowell, Chris Purser, Butch Thomas, Terry Burns and Neil Fiveash as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Orgill, Inc., Five Points Hardware, and the many people who knew and loved him.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Marie Gordon; and one son, Kevin Gordon.
  Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Adams Gordon of Northport; daughters, Stacy Gordon Faught (Clay) of Northport and Debbie Gordon Ditto (Mike) of Memphis; sisters, Wanda Buros (Terry) of Water Valley, and Angie Fiveash (Neil) of Marietta, Ga.; and grandchildren Austin Faught, Emily Faught, Devon Ditto, and Mikayla Ditto.
  Danny was born in Water Valley June 25, 1948, and was a graduate of the University of Mississippi. His natural ability to talk with others led to a 35 years career with Orgill, Inc. He was also part owner of Five Points Hardware. Danny was notorious for his long conversations, debates, history lessons, Bible lessons and family stories. Some of his greatest joys were his grandchildren, Ole Miss football, and spending time with others. Danny will be missed by all who knew him for his generosity and influential personality.
  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Louise King Upchurch

WATER VALLEY—Louise King Upchurch, age 89, died Sunday, September 29, 2013, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Missis-sippi at Oxford.
  She was born in Water Valley November 26, 1923, to the late William and Nettie Hill King. Louise retired from BorgWarner of Water Valley after many years of service. She served as a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Yalobusha General Hospital and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Water Valley. Her proudest accomplishment was loving and nurturing numerous children over the course of 20-plus years as a foster parent.
  Visitation is planned for Thursday, October 3, from noon until 1:45 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley with Bro. Freddie Moorman officiating.
  Louise is survived by her son, Jimmy (Francis) Upchurch of Water Valley; one grandson, J. W. Upchurch of Searcy, Ark.; numerous foster children, relatives and friends.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wade Upchurch; and her sister, Willie Mae King.

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