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Obituaries – Sept. 11, 2014

Deloys Arbuckle

OXFORD—Deloys Arbuckle, 81, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at his home in Oxford.
  The funeral service will be held Thursday, September 11, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Bramlett officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, September 10, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
    Born in Yalobusha County, Mr. Arbuckle was a son of the late William Nathaniel and Opal Simmons Arbuckle. He was a member of Pine Flat United Methodist Church and was owner/operator of Arbuckle Sodding and Seeding for 30 years. He helped facilitate the activation of the Lafayette County Fire Department and was very active in the Civil Defense. Mr. Arbuckle enjoyed being involved in community activities with the elderly and young children, including helping to build the Veterans Administration Park in Oxford. He served his country during the Korean War achieving the rank of Army Sergeant. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Ada Victoria Tidwell Arbuckle and Gerda Pickett Arbuckle; and three brothers, Charles K. Arbuckle, Robert Arbuckle, and Nathaniel Arbuckle.
    Survivors include his daughter, Opal Arbuckle Watts (Pat) of Oxford; three sons, John Dale Arbuckle, Alma Dwight Arbuckle (Barbara), and Tony Nathaniel Arbuckle (Jennifer), all of Oxford; four sisters, Nathalene Dempsy of Water Valley, Rose Birdean of Decatur, Ala., Joyce Ann Bryant of Water Valley, and Neva Sharron Surette of Oxford; two brothers, Perry D. Arbuckle of Oxford, and Darrall Arbuckle of Coffeeville; and eight grandchildren, Ryan Watts, Sam Watts, Riley Arbuckle, Jon Victor Arbuckle, Jacob Arbuckle, Christopher Arbuckle, Brittany Arbuckle, and Nathaniel Arbuckle, all of Oxford.
    Memorial contributions in Mr. Arbuckle’s memory may be made to Pine Flat Cemetery Fund, 40 CR 422, Water Valley, MS 38965.

Willie Foster

TULA—Willie “JuneBug” Foster, 86, died Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in Baptist Memorial Hospital—North Mississippi at Oxford.
    The funeral service was held Friday, September 5, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Hilton Lane and Rev. Chuck Fowler officiating. Burial followed in Tula Cemetery.
     Born November 26, 1927, in Darling, Mr. Foster was a son of the late Canary Stribling and Willie M. Foster. He was a member of Tula Baptist Church and a retired foreman from the Whirlpool Corporation. A veteran of the United States Army, he was honorably discharged on August 4, 1947, after attaining the rank of Private First Class. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working in his vegetable garden.
    Survivors include his wife, Gladys “Polly” Bowles Foster of Oxford; three sons, Tony G. Foster (Tina) of Paris, Danny D. Foster of Oxford, and Randall S. Foster (Catherine) of Oxford; one sister, Wilma Myers of Olive Branch; a brother, Jerry Foster of Alabama; 10 grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Memorials in Mr. Foster’s memory may be made to Tula Baptist Church, 234 CR 436, Oxford, MS 38655.

Berry Franklin Snider

POPE—Berry Franklin “Frank” Snider, 74, died September 4, 2014, at his residence.
  Services were held Saturday in Liberty Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Derrick Simmons officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dickins Funeral Home had charge.
    Snider, born July 28, 1940, was a son of the late James Louis Snider and Mary Duke Snider. He was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and a veteran of the Mississippi National Guard. Mr. Snider was retired from Big Yank Corporation and was a farmer.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Wilbourne Snider.
  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ann Wilbourne Snider of Pope; one daughter, LeAnn Snider Grantham (Billy) of Hernando; two sons, Jamie Snider (Stefanie) and Gary Snider (Sommer) of Pope; a brother, Jimmy Snider of Batesville; and four grandchildren.
    Memorial may be sent to Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 747 Snider Rd., Pope, MS 38658.

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