Obituaries – March 6, 2014
Susan Marie Harsen Davis
WATER VALLEY—Susan Marie Harsen Davis, age 64, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at her home in Water Valley.
Born August 21, 1949, in Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Sylvester and Margaret Hewitt Harsen. Susan served in the United States Navy and earned a master’s degree in nursing. She was a faithful member of Christ the Rock Apostolic Church in Oxford, where she served as co-facilator for the On-Track Life Enrichment Program and Director of the Women’s Esprit’ Program. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, helping others and spent much of her time volunteering as a school nurse and a bus driver for the Oxford Christian Academy. Her life revolved around her church and her family.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 28, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Henry Chapel of the funeral Home, with Bro. Glen Williams, Bro. Glenn Ervin, and Bro. Charley Brown, officiating. Burial followed in Pine Crest Memorial Cemetery in Yalobusha County, with Richard Harsen, Milt Marie, George Maloley, Jesse Morris, Michael Hill, and Charley Norwood as pallbearers. Luke Norwood, Parker Hill, Billy Henry, Gene Norwood, Delbert Tritsch, Chris Norwood, Kendale King, and Jacob Norwood were honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include her daughters, Jessica (Charley) Norwood of Water Valley, and Tonya Morris of Memphis; sisters, Sharon Maloley (George) of Phoenix, Arizona, and Kim Marie (Milt) of Denver, Colorado; a brother, Richard Harsen (Glenda) of Murphreesboro, Tennessee; and five grandchildren, Briana Norwood, Brooke Norwood, Bradyn Norwood, Luke Norwood, and Charlie Grace Norwood.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Brian Morris.
James Clinton Wilson
BANNER—James Clinton Wilson, 66, of Banner, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at his residence in Banner.
Born September 12, 1947, in Banner, Mr. Wilson is a son of the late Freeman and Mary Christine Newman Wilson. He was a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church. Mr. Wilson was employed as a sales clerk by Sneed’s Hardware in Oxford and was retired from the University of Miss. Property Control Department. His hobbies were gardening and listening to Blue Grass Music.
Survivors include his wife, Paticia Ann Wilson of Banner; two sons, James C. Wilson, Jr. (Melissa) of Independence, and Robert Owen Wilson of Banner; a sister, Opal Newman of Paris; two brothers, Gene Wilson of Tula and Roy C. Wilson of Nesbit.
The funeral service will be held at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon, March 5, in Mt. Comfort Baptist Church at Bruce, with Bro. J. R. Eaton officiating. Interment will be in Banner Cemetery. Visitation was held in Mt. Comfort Church from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, and also will be held from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday. Parker Memorial Funeral Home, Bruce, has charge of arrangements.
Martha R. Wilson
MEMPHIS—Martha R. Wilson, age 78, died Friday, February 28, 2014, in St. Frances Hospital at Memphis.
Born February 25, 1936, in Memphis, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Virgie Langston Robinson. Martha worked as a secretary and was a comptometer operator for Aubrey Epps and Goldsmith’s in Memphis. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, crocheting, knitting, and sewing. Martha was also an avid classic movie lover and TV watcher and loved spending time with her family and friends.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 5, from 1-2 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. A graveside service will follow visitation at two o’clock in Oak Hill Cemetery at Water Valley, with Rev. Raymond Aven officiating. Mark Taverna, Chris Taverna, Dalton Bartley, Charles Bartley, Tony Kelly, and Ken Pound will be pallbearers.
Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Bartley of Jackson, Tenn. and Samantha Taverna of Memphis; a son, Joe Taverna; one brother, Ralph Robinson (Charlotte) of Bartlett, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Hailey Kirk, Charlie Bartley, and Dalton Bartley; and her constant companions, the cats.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Pound, and her son, Clint Wynns.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the Bartlett Animal Shelter, 5220 Shelter Run Lane, Bartlett, TN 38135.