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Obituaries – Jan. 9, 2014

Bobby Lynn Brower

PINE VALLEY—Bobby Lynn Brower, age 78, died Saturday, January 4, 2014, in Grenada Living Center.
  Born October 17, 1935, Mr. Brower was a son of the late Dewitt Talmadge and Vera Louise Langham Brower. Bobby was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Yalobusha County. He worked at various occupations over the years, including owning his own trucking company. Bobby was best known for his farming abilities, raising and selling produce, pumpkins and watermelons throughout Mississippi and surrounding states.
  Visitation was held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. January 6, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation at 1:30 in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home with Bro. James Edwards officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery with Michael Ingram, George Robert Fly, Noel Hughes, Robert Earl Upchurch, Jeff Collomp, Marty Criddle, Shawn Hughes and Shawn Davis as pallbearers.
  Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Brower Smith of Brandon; two sons, Roger Brower of Water Valley and Tracy Brower of Coffeeville; a sister, Betsy Ann Brower Collomp of Jonesboro, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Brower of Coffeeville; five grandchildren, Gary Winburn, Justin Winburn, Ashley Winburn, Crystal Brower, and Bobby Allen Brower; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie H. Brower; a brother, James Dewitt “Jimmy” Brower; his granddaughter, Lacey Marie Brower; and a great-grandson, Austin Winburn.

Wynona Tramel Gossett

OXFORD—Wynona Tramel Gossett, age 87, died Monday, December 30, 2013, in Graceland Care Center at Oxford.
  She was born August 22, 1926, in Pontotoc County, to the late Richard and Ora Tutor Tramel. Wynona spent her life serving the needs of others. She joined Oxford Lafayette Medical Center in August of 1963, as a surgical technician, and served for 14 years, she then served an additional 10 years as an obstetrical technician in the labor, delivery, and nursery section. Mrs. Gossett was a devoted mother and beloved grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking for her family and spending time with her church family. Wynona was a member of Delay Baptist Church in Lafayette County.
  Visitation was held Friday, January 3, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at eleven o’clock in the morning Saturday, January 3, in Delay Baptist Church, with Bro. Sammy Gossett officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Jeff Michelletti, Greg DePriest, Andy Gossett, Hunter Gossett, Josh Gossett, Luke Gossett, Marty Daniels, Quinton Yarbrough and Mike Foshee as pallbearers. Chris Gossett served as an honorary pallbearer.
  Survivors include her daughter, Rena Carol Komegay (Kevin) of Cherokee Village, Ark.; three sons, Bennie Gossett (Lynette) of Olive Branch, Barry Gossett (Donna) of Oxford, and Eddie Gossett (Tabrina) of Henderson, Texas; one sister, Evelyn Denton of Paris; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Bennie Nolan Gossett.

Aurelia Christalise Lealynn Simmons

OXFORD—Aurelia Christalise Lealynn Simmons, infant daughter of Martin Simmons and Ariel Pryor, died Saturday, December 21, 2013, in Oxford.
  A graveside service was held Saturday, January 4, 2014, at two o’clock in the afternoon in Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Eddie D. Galiday, Sr. officiating. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Additional survivors include her sister, Audrieunna Elizabeth Lynnette Pryor of Oxford; grandparents, Henry and Hattie Simmons of Oxford, Tracy Dunn Turner of Southaven, and Scott and Rebecca Bumgardner of Oxford; great-grandparents, Matthew Simmons of Oxford, Larry and Teressa Eichhorn of Ridgeland, John Pryor of Water Valley, and Ruby Neeley of Water Valley.

Charles Franklin Sitzlar

OXFORD—Charles Franklin Sitzlar, 86, died Friday, January 3, 2014, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
  The funeral service was held Sunday, January 5, at two o’clock in the afternoon in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Rev. Derek Starnes officiating. Burial followed in Yellow Leaf Cemetery.
  Born in Loudon, Tenn., Mr. Sitzlar was retired from the United States Navy after 31 years of service. A Master Chief Storekeeper, he served during  World War II, The Korean War, and Vietnam. He was a member of Paris Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his wife, Frances Montene Sitzlar of Oxford; two daughters, Peggy Robertson of Bartlett, Tenn., and Phyllis McLlie of Covington, Tenn.; two sons, Ted Sitzlar of Loudon, Tenn. and Mike Kisner of Memphis; a brother, Steve Sitzlar of Lexington, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.  
  Mr. Sitzlar was preceded in death by a son, Charles Sitzlar.

David Oliver Walters

NEW ALBANY—David Oliver Walters, Jr., 84, of New Albany, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013, in North Mississippi Medical Center—Tupelo.
  Born January 30, 1929, in Yalobusha County, he was a son of the late David O. Walters, Sr. and Clara Nelson Walters. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a 59 year employee of Laher Springs Manufacturing.
  Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014,  in Glenfield Funeral Home at New Albany with the Rev. Greg Forbus officiating. Interment was in Glenfield Memorial Park, with Cody Carson and Mr. Walters’ nephews as pallbearers. Glenfield Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Survivors include his son, David Allen Walters of New Albany; a daughter, Melody Carson (Mike) of Ingomar; a grandson, Cody Carson; a granddaughter, Kasey Carson; and a brother, Bobby Gene Walters of Grenada.  
    He was preceded in death on October 5, 2011 by his wife of 56 years, Betty Frances Walters; two sisters, Mary Loyce Johnsey of Water Valley and Mildred Wilson; and two brothers, Earl Wayne Walters and Jack Walters.

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