Obituaries – May 1, 2013

Rosa May Padgete Beam

WATER VALLEY — Rosa May Padgete Beam, age 80, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her home in Water Valley.
  Born May 31, 1934, in Experiment, Ga., Mrs. Beam was a daughter of the late Ben and Sarah Padgete. She was a Baptist, a homemaker, and enjoyed sewing, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
  Survivors include her daughters, Linda Beam (Rubert Edwards) of Water Valley, Karen Collumns (Steve) of Houston, and Jackie Davidson of Louisiana; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Richard Michael Beam.
  The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.

Jimmy N. Beaver

CRENSHAW—Jimmy N. Beaver, age 68, died Thursday evening, April 24, 2014, in the Veterans Hospital at Memphis.
  A graveside internment will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Curtis Union Cemetery, with Rev. Dale Beaver officiating.
  Born in Batesville August 12, 1945, Mr. Beaver was a son of the late Robert Creed and Mable Erickson Beaver. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Beaver served in the United States Army.
  Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Beaver of Crenshaw; one daughter, Patricia Rosemae Williams of Alaska; three sons, James Allen Beaver, Roy Wayne Beaver, and Bobby  Beaver, all of Alaska; eight grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Robin Self of Batesville; and two brothers, Tony Mack Beaver of Water Valley and Jerry Dale Beaver, Sr. of Batesville.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one step-son, Joseph Clay Moore; a sister, Edna Jo Stien; and two brothers, Clifford Creed Beaver and Roy Wayne Beaver.
  The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to the Beaver Family at 2202 Pumping Station Rd., Crenshaw, MS 38621.

Robert L. Bradley

MARKS—Robert L. Bradley, age 94, died at his home in Marks on Friday afternoon, April 25, 2014.
  A funeral service with military honors was held at 10 a.m. Monday morning, April 28, in Wells Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Murphy Eubanks and Rev. Kevin Hughes presiding.
    Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sardis. Scottie Morrow, Andrew Basinger, Jon Davis, Jason McBrayer, Steve Bradley and Sammy Dowdle served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Don Tollison and Randall Dowdle.
  Born in the Longtown community, June 24, 1919, Mr. Bradley was a son of the late Jim and Molly Shaver Bradley. He joined the United States Army in 1942 and continued to serve throughout World War II as a Private First Class. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Crowder. Mr. Bradley retired from the South  Panola School District, after working as a mechanic for 23 years.
  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marcia Geraldine Partain Bradley of Marks; two daughters, Charlotte Harmon (Steve) of Water Valley, and Robbie Lindsey (Tommy), also of Water Valley; one son, Norman Bradley (Teresa) of Marks; a brother, James Earl Bradley of Memphis; seven grandchildren, Ginger Tolison (Donnie), Scottie Morrow (Buffy), Denise McBrayer (Jason), Steven Bradley, Shannon Basinger (Andrew), Olivia Davis (Jon), and Alexis Lindsey; two step-grandchildren, Randall Dowdle (Brandy) and Sammy Dowdle (Teri); 19 great-grandchildren; and one God Son, John Mark Hughes.

Margie Terry Keel

CALHOUN CITY—Margie Terry Keel, 85, died Sunday, April 25, 2014, in Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home at Calhoun City.
  Born September 22, 1928, in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Dora Keeton Terry. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Carter and Elton Reeves.
  She is survived by a son, Ernest Keel of Water Valley, and a daughter, Ila Keel, also of Water Valley.
  The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Monday, April 28, in Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander officiating. Burial followed in Spring Creek Cemetery at Banner, with Jesse Galloway, Mike Galloway, Tristan Gentry, Donald Jennings, Devin Kilpatrick, Brandon Lester, Ethan Lester, and Zack Newman, as pallbearers.

Carol Gossett Kornegay

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, ARK.—Carol Gossett Kornegay, age 64, formerly of Oxford, died Friday, April 25, 2014, in Cherokee Village, Ark.
  Born November 19, 1949, she was  daughter of the late Bennie Nolan and Wynona Trammel Gossett. Carol was a homemaker and enjoyed arts and crafts, country music and spending time with her family and friends. She was a  member of Delay Baptist Church in Lafayette County.
  Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 5 until 7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley The funeral service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning Thursday, May 1, in Delay Baptist Church in Lafayette County, with Bro. Sammy Gossett officiating. Burial will be in the Delay Baptist Church Cemetery with Jeff Michelletti, Chris Gossett, Barry Gossett, Andy Gossett, Hunter Gossett, and Josh Gossett as pallbearers. Greg DePriest will be an honorary pallbearer.
  Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Michelletti of Oxford; two sons, Jeff Michelletti (Mary Ann) of Leland, N.C., and Greg DePriest of Tupelo;  her brothers, Bennie Gossett (Lynette) of Tula, Barry Gossett (Donna) of Oxford, and Eddie Gossett (Tabrina) of Henderson, Texas; her dear friend, Susie McCain (Steve) of Paris; one grandchild; and four step-grandchildren.

Ruby Ann King Taylor

WATER VALLEY—Ruby Ann King Taylor, age 98, died Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Yalobusha County Nursing Home at Water Valley.
  Born in Lafayette County, Mrs. Taylor was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Martha Easley King. Ruby was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Water Valley and enjoyed cooking, working in her yard and flower beds, and spending time with family and friends.
  Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 30, from one until two o’clock, in First United Methodist Church at Water Valley. The funeral service will follow visitation at 2 p.m. in the church, with Rev. Barry Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Flat Methodist Church Cemetery in Lafayette County with Ryan Taylor, Bill Taylor, Will Taylor, Adam Taylor, Matt Taylor, Bobby Myers,and Sam Beamster as pallbearers. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.
  Survivors are her daughter, Joanne Taylor Myers (Dr. Robert P.); three sons, Bennie C. Taylor (Julia), Kenneth K. Taylor (Peggy), and James Timothy Taylor (Holly), all of Water Valley; two sisters, Jean Sarsgard of West Point and Geraldine Jenkins of Water Valley; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Coley Taylor; her sister, Gladys Thweatt; two brothers, Carmon E. King and Doris King; and two grandchildren, Keith Reed and Cole Taylor.
  The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Water Valley or Pine Flat Methodist Church in Lafayette County.

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