Dorothy Johns Clark
WATER VALLEY—Dorothy Johns Clark, age 85, of Water Valley died Monday, October 7, 2013, in the Quince Rehab and Nursing Center at Memphis.
Born in Memphis November 22, 1927, Mrs. Clark was a daughter of the late Dudley Frances and Ethel Phillips Johns. Dorothy was a homemaker and she and her husband, William, were avid square dancers for many years. In 1987 she retired with her husband to the Sylva Rena Community in Water Valley, where she enjoyed cooking, canning, sewing, and spending time with her family and friends. She attended Sylva Rena Baptist Church.
Visitation was held Thursday, October 10, from noon until 2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held immediately following visitation in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. Freddie Moorman officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Josh Vegors, Santos Campos, Eddie Clark, Wayman Grantham, Travis Brooks, and Greg Terrell as pallbearers.
Dorothy is survived by her husband of 66 years, William G. Clark of Water Valley; her son, Albert Michael Clark of Byhalia; a daughter, Brenda Clark Payne (Bob) of Germantown, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Eddie Clark (Audrey), Lisa C. Vegors (Josh), Christy C. Campos (Santos), Carol P. Grantham (Wayman), and John Payne; and several great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Cynthia Stacey, and a great grandchild, Preston Vegors.
Tommy Fay Inman
BANNER—Tommy Fay Inman, 91, of Banner died October 1, 2013, at his home.
Born December 12, 1921, in Banner, he was the son of the late Arthur Inman and Mary Frances (Pearl) Appleton. He was a World War II veteran, having served as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a retired machinist with International Harvester. Mr. Inman was a member of Driver’s Flat Baptist Church.
The funeral service was held Thursday at ten o’clock in the morning in Parker Memorial Funeral Home at Bruce, with Bro. Stacy Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Bruce Cemetery, with Larry Davis, Charlie Huckaby, Edwin Huckaby, Keith Inman, Shawn Inman, and Doug Orlando as pallbearers.
Survivors include two sisters, Lalah Inman Smith of Water Valley, and Veda Inman Harrison of Mobile, Ala.; one brother, Fern Inman of Banner; two step-sons, Charles McSwain of Millington, Tenn., and Bobby McSwain of Birmingham, Ala.; and five step-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Audie Davis; a brother, L. Q. Inman; a sister, Mae Inman Martindale; and a half bother, Cecil McSwain.
Memorials may be made to Driver’s Flat Baptist Church, 1156 Highway 9W, Banner, MS 38913.
Harold Willis Jaudon
WATER VALLEY—Harold Willis Jaudon, age 80, died Saturday, October 12, 2013, at his home in Water Valley.
Born May 5, 1933, in Panola County, Mr. Jaudon was a son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Roberson Jaudon. Harold was a faithful member of North Main Methodist Church in Water Valley, where he formerly served as a lay leader and Sunday School superintendent. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, holding many offices over the years including the title of Grand Master. Harold graduated from Northwest Community College and worked for many years as a librarian, then later went to work at Big Yank where he retired as a dock supervisor. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics, fishing and staying busy. Harold was a collector of clocks and guitars, and enjoyed playing a variety of musical instruments. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Visitation was held October 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning Tuesday, October 15, in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Rev. Doug Pepper and Bro. Fred Eakes officiating. Burial was in the Pine Flat Cemetery in Lafayette County.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Ann Taylor Jaudon of Water Valley, two daughters, Cheryl Fly (Tim) and Lisa Mills (Tim), all of Water Valley; three grandchildren, Brittany Mills Scero, Austin Brooke Mills, and Tanner Brian Mills; and one great-grandchild.
Mae R. “Chunk” McGee
OXFORD—Mae R.”Chunk” McGee, 64, a retired cook, died October 9, 2013, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
She was a native of Lafayette County.
The viewing was held Sunday, October 13, from 1-6 p.m. in Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home. The funeral service was Monday, October 14, at two o’clock in the afternoon, in Smith Chapel C.M.E. Church at Abbeville with Rev. Michael Paul James, Sr., officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, James McGee of Oxford; two daughters, Nicole “Nikki” Moore of Oxford, and Phyllis Johnson of Memphis; two sons, Stacy “Dee” Johnson of Water Valley and William “Rod” Johnson of Oxford; three step-daughters, Kara Pegues of Oxford, LaToya Armstrong, and Ceederal Armstong, both of Oakland, Calif.; two step sons, Kelvin Buford and Jashun McGee, both of Oxford; three sisters, Lurlean “Tina” Gordon and Martha “Honey” Pitts, both of Oxford, and Willie Jean Peeler of St. Louis, Mo.; three brothers, Edward Houston and Jessie Houston, both of Jackson, and Eddie Houston of Oxford; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 15 step-grandchildren.
Lisa Jane Whitworth Norris
OXFORD—Lisa Jane Whitworth Norris expired at home on her 48th birthday, Thursday, October 10, 2013, after a brief and fierce battle with cancer.
Born October 10, 1965, in Dyersburg, Tenn. she was a graduate of Gleason (Tennessee) High School and attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. She was a cheerleader in high school and was chosen “Miss Tater Town” of Gleason. She was an avid Tennessee Vols fan, but supported the Old Miss Rebels when they were not playing Tennessee. She enjoyed fitness training, the outdoors, the beach, reading and traveling to SEC athletic events. She was a very faithful wife and mother and attended Oxford Church of Christ. Because of her love for her two children, daughter, Ashley, and son, Avery, and because of her love for children in general, she was very active in all teen activities at the church, with band boosters and athletic boosters.
On June 20, 1986, she married her love and soul mate, William Norris, who survives her and children, Avery and Ashley, all of Oxford; her mother, Martha Whitworth, brothers, Jamie, Jr., and Jeff Whitworth, all of Gleason, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jamie Whitworth, Sr.
Visitation was held Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford, with funeral services following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home, with Bro. John Forgy and Paul Norris officiating. Interment was in the Garden of Memories at Coleman Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Tennessee Children’s Home, P. O. Box 10, Spring Hill, Tenn., American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 8217, Jackson, MS 39284-8217, or the Oxford Church of Christ, 409 North Lamar Boulevard, Oxford, MS 38655.