Robert Mackey Carter
WATER VALLEY—Robert Mackey Carter, age 58, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
Born December 26, 1954, in Illinois, Mr. Carter was a son of Maxyne Carter and the late Lee W. Carter. He earned his Masters degree in Microbiology and served as a professor for several universities, including Xavier University in New Orleans. He was passionate about his work in the medical field, which involved cancer/oncology research, was a published writer in research publications throughout the country, and traveled to many countries around the globe.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19, in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Allen McGraw officiating.
Robert is survived by his mother, Claire Maxyne Carter of Water Valley; one brother, Harold “Gene” Carter (Ellen) of Nineveh, Ind.; a sister, Susan Reed of Carbondale, Colo.; two nieces; and three nephews.
David Nathaniel Joiner
WATER VALLEY—David Nathaniel Joiner, age 61, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home in Water Valley.
He was born in Yalobusha County to the late Hosea Lee and Maurine Carothers Joiner. He was a Set-up Technician for BorgWarner, where he was employed for the past 41 years. He was a member of Pleasant Green M.B. Church, a member of the Bynum Volunteer Fire Department and Bynum Community Center. David was a sports enthusiast, an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, South Panola Tigers, and the Memphis Grizzlies. He enjoyed tending his cows and animals, farming, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, May 16, from 5-7 p.m. in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service was held at two o’clock in the afternoon Saturday, May 17, in Bayson Chapel Church at Water Valley with Rev. Preston Gleaton and Rev. Amos Sims officiating. Burial was in the Old Providence Cemetery in Panola County with Anthony Joiner, Curtis Adams, Alvin Joiner, Johnny Woodard, James Adams, Tracey Adams, Jermain Copeland, and Bill Carothers as pallbearers.
Clyde Mitchell, Leslie Woodard, Lee Morgan, Winfred Morgan, Richard Carothers, I. B. Robinson, Leslie Bishop, Dovis Shaw, Fred Copeland, Gene Robinson, and Wesley Kerr were honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kerr Joiner of Water Valley; his daughters, Tiffany Joiner of Birmingham, Ala., and Alicia Joiner of Shreveport, La.; sisters, Loraine Williams of New Orleans, Kate Adams of Water Valley, and Earnestine Copeland (Fred) of Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Roy Jones (Betty) of Oxford; and two god-grandchildren, Laura Mitchell and Mitchell Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorette Webb, and two brothers, Verdia Lee Joiner and Alvin Joiner.
OXFORD—Larry Taylor of Oxford died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
Born August 6, 1952, in Oxford, Mr. Taylor was a son of June Edwards Taylor and the late Colvin Adrion Taylor. He served 11 years in the United States Army, with five terms in Korea as a materials storage and handling specialist. He earned the U.S. Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal (w/Bronze 3 loops), and Rifle Marksman Badge. Larry was a Baptist, enjoyed listening to music, watching old movies, going to the beach, gardening, and taking care of his dogs.
Visitation was held from 11 to noon Tuesday, May 20, in Seven Oaks Funeral Home at Water Valley. The funeral service followed visitation at noon in the Henry Chapel of the funeral home, with Pastor Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial was in the Pine Flat Cemetery in Lafayette County, with Anthony Taylor, Michael Taylor, Brian Davis, Glenn Potts, Garry Taylor, and Baker Thurlow as pallbearers.
Survivors include his mother, June Edwards Taylor of Water Valley; a daughter, Shanda June Taylor of Oxford; three sons, Carl Adam Taylor of Water Valley, Michael Lynn Taylor (Jamie) of Dallas, Texas, and Anthony Lee Taylor (Dacia Harmon) of Banner; his sister, Lisa Taylor Curry (Charles) of Monticello, Fla.; his brother, Garry Lee Taylor (Letty) of Water Valley; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Colvin Adrion Taylor.